My 1st No Sew Blanket

Hi Everyone, did you miss me? I’ve been sick since before Christmas so that’s one of the reasons I didn’t post. I got this neat Christmas gift. It’s called a No Sew Blanket with the design Snowman with the words Let It Snow. So what exactly is a No Sew Blanket? It’s a craft kit that comes with 2 blankets and you attempt to understand the directions(my definition). It took my youngest sister’s family to literally show me what to do because the directions weren’t clear—no surprise there. Below is a picture of the finished product.

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Celebrating Veterans Day

If you celebrate Veterans Day, how do you celebrate? I celebrated Veterans Day by writing a poem thanking all Veteran’s and this Morning for the first time I watched my first naturalization ceremony coming live from Fox Square on Fox News. They swore in 12 new people who were becoming US Citizens. They said it was the first time they ever did a ceremony live. It was something to see. Although it did pose some questions after hearing the oath. You see the first thing you need to understand is all the people becoming US citizens today were in the service. The question I had here is how do you serve in service and you’re not a US citizen? Also, another question I had is everyone must show they know English unless exempt. Exempt??? Why would you need to be exempt knowing the English language if you’re becoming a US citizen and the US is now your loyalty? If you know please let me know. Thank You.

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THANK YOU TO OUR VETERANS. CHALK DRAWING DONE BY MY NEPHEW.
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THANK YOU. CHALK DRAWING DONE BY MY NEPHEW.

 

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Faith

WHAT A PRETTY PICTURE IN THE FALL (2017).

Hi and Welcome Everyone, I’ve been doing a lot thinking and soul searching.  Then I thought you know I had a discussion with someone about Faith. We got to talking and this person said they never strayed from their faith. It didn’t click in at the time but after a while I got to thinking, if someone actually believes that and tells you they have never strayed from their faith well their is one thing you should know and that is they just strayed from their faith. Also you should know, everyone strays from their faith because there isn’t a perfect person on this earth. I wish you all the best.

 

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Challenges & Dreams

Ever been challenged? Really challenged? I have. Whether you’ve been challenged in school, work, maybe you’ve started your own business or even better, you’ve written a book or books. No matter what your challenges are everyone has them. What do I mean? Well it’s quite simple actually. Life is one big challenge.

I don’t know about anyone else but I had challenges in school, work and now I purposely challenged myself to write a book just to see if I could. My result: I’ve written 1 book and have the second book written. After that, I’ll challenge myself to write a third book. As it happens my goal has gotten bigger to write my first book box set. I look forward to achieving this goal. 

So if you have a dream and you think it’s to big to achieve or your dream will never happen. Think again because dreams only happen if you want them to. Don’t worry about how big your dream is just go for it and you’ll be surprised at what you can achieve.

Encouragement from friends and family helps and a lot of prayer. That’s right I said prayer. Do you know how many times I used prayer to write my books — a lot. Take in from me, Prayer helps big time. USE IT!!

 

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DAISY MAE’S CAT QUOTES #2

DAISY MAE SHOWING OFF HER GREY AND WHITE BELLY. DAISY MAE AT 11 1/2 YEARS OLD.

HI EVERYONE, DAISY MAE here once again with another edition of DAISY MAE’S CAT QUOTES. Sorry it’s been so long but us cats have so much to do. Anyhow did you miss me??? Well without further adieu let’s get on with my cat quotes. 

The purr from cat to man says, “You bring me happiness; I am at peace with you.”

—-Barbara L. Diamond

It is in their eyes that their magic resides.

—-Arthur symons

The cat is domestic only as far as suits its own ends.

—-Saki (H.H. Munro)

The cat who doesn’t act finicky soon loses control of his owner.

—-Morris the Cat

A cat will show his love by ignoring you and then curling up next to you when you need it most.

—-Danielle Asson

A cat doesn’t know what it wants and wants more of it.

—-Richard Hexem

Essentially, you do not so much teach your cat as bribe him.

—-Lynn Hollyn

The way to keep a cat is to try to chase it away.

—-E.W. Howe

The eyes of a cat will wax and wane with the phases of the moon.

—-W.B. Yeats

A cat, though independent, has a way of letting you know that without you life just wouldn’t be worthwhile.

—-Sharon Lundblad

It doesn’t do to be sentimental about cats; the best ones don’t respect you for it.

—-Susan Howatch

If you put down food and the cat eats, it’s hungry. If it doesn’t, it isn’t.

—-Larry Madrid

Most cats are not shy about letting their people know what they want.

—-Karen Duprey

Life is hard. Soften yours with a cat.

—-Anonymous

Experience is valuable in most human endeavors, but the problem of getting a cat down out of a tree is new every time it arises.

—-Francis Duffy

Who hath a better friend than a cat?

—-William Hardwin

It is remarkable, in cats, that the outer life they reveal to their master is one of perpetual confident boredom.

—-Robley Wilson Jr.

A cat stretches from one end of my childhood to the other.

—-Blaga Dimitrova

Cats have intercepted my footsteps at the ankle for so long that my gait, both home and on tour, has been compared to that of a man wading through low surf.

—-Roy Blount Jr.

The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.

—-Jules Reynard

Cats know not how to pardon.

—-Jean de la Fontaine

To respect the cat is the beginning of the aesthetic sense.

—-Erasmus Darwin

WHO’S BOTHERING ME WHEN I AM ASLEEP IN MY SUNPUDDLES?

If you,

Like me

Were made of fur

And sun warmed you,

Like me

You’d purr

—-Karla Kuskin

A cat doesn’t “roll” well with a change of someone else’s making.

—-Carole Wilbourn

If a cat did not put a firm paw down now and then, how could his human remain possessed?

—-Winifred Carriere

 

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“A HOME FOR FRITZ”

**I was given a PDF of this book

by the author June Foster for my

honest review.*

BOOK REVIEW FOR “A HOME FOR FRITZ”

Author: June Foster

Title: “A Home For Fritz”

Rating: 5 stars out of 5 stars

This book is an excellent read. The book starts out about a young girl, the boss’s daughter and the boss’s daughter. The boss sends his daughter and the employee(young girl) to a ranch for a few days. The employee falls in  love with a wrangler that works at the ranch. The boss’s daughter sees this and tries to get the wrangler interested in her. She fails miserably. 

The employee had gone exploring finds a dog caught in a coyote trap. A wrangler named Garrett helps her get the dog out of the trap and they got the dog to the vet.

I won’t say to much more because I don’t want to giveaway the book. However, what I will tell you that this is a fantastic book. I loved it. Starts with an OH NO event and with the twists and turns of this book it made for very good reading. I recommend this book.

About The Author: June Foster is a retired teacher turned author and lives with her husband in Alabama. She began writing in January 2010 while sailing down the freeway in their RV. To date she has 4 books with Desert Breeze Publishing and one with WhiteFire Publishing. Her novella Red and the Wolf is based on the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood came out  in March 2014. She loves to tell stories of a flawed character who overcomes the struggles in their lives by God’s Power and His word.

Where Can June Foster Be Found? June Foster can be found different places. You can visit her at:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animals In The Weather

 

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Sparks Monday

My encouraging words for the week will be on strength. We all need strength to get through each day and I don’t mean the  weight lifting kind of strength. I get through each day by asking God each Morning just to give me the strength to get through the day and it does help. Below are 2 of many of my favorite Bible verses.

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What gives you strength to get through the day? Let me know by using the Contact Form or by using the comment section.

Sadie’s Miracle

helpsavesadie02052018I f you remember I recently updated you on a blind cat that needed to be adopted and soon or she was going to die. I also asked you to share her story everywhere you could. I thank everyone for doing that for me and I’m happy to report to you that Sadie Has Been Adopted!! That is right, Sadie got her ‘Kitty Miracle’ and just in time for Valentine’s Day. What a great Valentine’s Day for Sadie.

To read the full story on Sadie it can be found by going to the link via Starting The Week With Good News . Thanks Everyone.

Update On Sadie

As many of you know I asked you to share, share and share some more. I asked you to do this because it might help a blind cat who weighs only around 5 pounds. I’m here with an update on sweet Sadie. She is still alive but the outlook is very grim I’m sad to say. I have been just told she may only have a week left before Sadie crosses the Rainbow Bridge. If you know someone who wants a pet and is willing to give them a forever home. Please ask them to give Sadie a forever home. This cat deserves it.

CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) asks you to go to BriansHomeBlog and the article about Sadie can be found at URGENT: Please Help Save Special Needs Sadie – Time Critical – Greenville, SC . Please Help.

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URGENT: Please Help Save Special Needs Sadie – Time Critical – Greenville, SC

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This is a picture of Sadie the cat who is in dire need of your help. If she doesn’t get the help she needs she will most likely die. The picture credit is from BriansHomeBlog.com and that’s who gets credit for this picture.

Please share and reblog this article so Sadie the cat gets the help she needs. If you use all your sharing resources she may be saved.  PLEASE SAVE SADIE. Thank you In Advance For Your Help.

The Smart Girl’s Guide to Surviving Her Twenties Book Review

DSCN0420INTRODUCTION:

Around My Birthday and Christmastime, I was fortunate to win a book by Courtney Livingston called The Smart Girl’s Guide to Surviving Her Twenties.  Now I can only imagine what you all must be thinking. Why would a 50-year-old want to read a book that is mostly geared toward the people in their twenties? Interesting question which deserves an interesting answer. I wondered the same thing until I started reading the book. Despite the book’s title this book is for everyone not just twenty year olds.

WHAT I THOUGHT OF THE BOOK:

This book was in my opinion fantastic. It was not only geared for our young people in their twenties but the points and ideas that were made could be used by everyone. The ideas about health, exercising, finances and much, much more. I found the book interesting and helpful to all who read it.

IS THE TILE RIGHT FOR THE BOOK?:

I will answer this question with a yes. Why is it right? I think the title is right even though this book applies to everyone the title The Smart Girl’s Guide to Surviving Her Twenties is right in my opinion because when you start young like in your twenties it help you continue the habits when you get older.

WHO SHOULD READ THIS BOOK?:

That’s an easy question. Anyone who can read.

LINK:

You can find Courtney Livingston at her blog which is on The Smart Girl’s guide to Surviving Her Twenties. This is a great blog so go and check it out.

WHERE CAN THE BOOK BE BOUGHT AT?:

The book The Smart Girl’s Guide to Surviving Her Twenties can be bought at The Smart Girl’s Guide to Surviving Her Twenties(Amazon.com) .

CONCLUSION:

Once you’ve bought and read this book, Courtney Livingston and Crystal Stewart kindly ask you to write a review at amazon.com and give your honest opinion. Also we would appreciate if you link to our blogs Courtney Livingston and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and also  at Amazon.com. I think you’ll find this book helpful and interesting. Happy Reading Everyone.

*DISCLOSURE*:

I was given permission to write this review and snap a couple of photos by Courtney Livingston who is the Author of the book I just reviewed. Also, I won the book through a contest on Courtney Livingston’s blog so this book was not given to me to do this review.

 

Happiness(A Poem)

I wasn’t sure what to do for Sparks on this wonderful Monday. Then it came to me, I would write an encouraging poem. As soon as I started writing the poem the words just came to me like I was writing a song. Have an encouraging Monday and rest of the week my blogging friends.

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HAPPINESS

BY: CRYSTAL STEWART

Happiness is a smile~Happiness is a wave of the hand~Happiness is the sun shining~Happiness is no snow~Happiness is going to a Lady “A” concert~Happiness is mentoring someone~Happiness is shoveling snow for your neighbor~Happiness is doing something nice for someone who hates you~Happiness is a cat laying on your lap~Happiness is marrying the one you love~Happiness is having a cat or dog as a pet~Happiness is a rainbow~Happiness is a beautiful pink sunset~Happiness is knowing you have done something for someone without expecting anything in return.

 

DAISY MAE ( A POEM WITH PICTURES AND A SLIDESHOW)

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Daisy Mae All Stretched Out And Showing Off Her Grey And White Belly.

Hi and Welcome to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). I Daisy Mae have been busy getting my picture taken for my updated selfies. I worked so hard that I just had to stretch out the length of myself. Then I find out Sister Crystal is goofing off by dabbling in poetry. That didn’t really make me happy when she could be doing more worthwhile things than trying to write poetry.

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NOT QUITE.

OK, maybe I’m being a little hard on  Sister Crystal but poetry really? I forgave her when I found out the poem she was writing was about me that’s right she was writing a poem about me. What could I do but forgive her. I also have a new appreciation for poetry. 

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PURRFECT. NOW LET ME SLEEP!!

Sister Crystal I’m really sorry. 

Without further adieu, here is the poem Sister Crystal wrote about me. ENJOY!!>”<🙂>”<

DAISY MAE

BY: CRYSTAL STEWART

DAISY MAE, DAISY MAE,YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL GREY CAT WITH A WHITE CHIN AND WHITE FEET WITH GREEN EYES WHO IS FUN, LOVING, FURRY, FLUFFY, EASY TO TAKE CARE OF, LIKES THE SUNSHINE, LIKES NICE WARM REGISTERS AND LIKES TO LAY OUTSIDE SISTER CRYSTAL’S BEDROOM DOOR TO SLEEP.

DAISY MAE, YOU ALSO HAVE VERY SHARP CLAWS FOR DEFENDING YOURSELF AND YOU DIG YOUR SHARP CLAWS INTO MY LEGS WHEN YOU PUSSY FOOT ON ME SOMETIMES BUT THAT’S OK DAISY MAE BECAUSE I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND YOU’RE PART OF THE FAMILY.

DAISY MAE, YOU LIKE TO PLAY AND ROLL AROUND IN CATNIP. YOU ALSO LIKE TO JUMP UP INTO HIGH PLACES WHERE YOUR OWNERS CAN’T GET YOU. 

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DAISY MAE, YOU AND I MET ONE EVENING AFTER I CAME HOME FROM WORK. YOUR MOTHER LITERALLY BROUGHT YOU TO MY FAMILY AND I. YOU GOT OUR ATTENTION BY MEOWING SO LOUD EVERYONE AROUND COULD HERE YOU BUT WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES BECOMES WE JUST FOLLOWED THAT LOUD MEOW OF YOURS UNTIL WE FOUND YOU.

FROM THE TIME MY FAMILY AND I MET YOU WE FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU SO WE TOOK YOU INTO OUR HOME AND YOU BECAME PART OF OUR FAMILY AND HAVE BEEN FOR 11 YEARS. DAISY MAE, YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A FOREVER HOME WITH MY FAMILY.

DAISY MAE, I HOPE YOU HAVE A RAINBOW OF SUNPUDDLES TO WARM YOUR FUR AND LAY IN. MAY THE SUN ALWAYS SHINE FOR YOU MY SWEET, ADORABLE SMART KITTY CAT. MY FAMILY AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.

EVERYDAY YOU LEAVE PAWPRINTS ON MY HEART. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH DAISY MAE.

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COLOURS OF A RAINBOW ON MEMORIAL DAY IN THE EVENING(5-29-2017)
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WHO’S BOTHERING ME WHEN I AM ASLEEP IN MY SUNPUDDLES?

 

The Pet Blogger Challenge

WELCOME:

Hello everyone and welcome to WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE .

WHY WE ARE HERE: 

We are here today because of The Pet Blogger Challenge. Having two sites that are devoted pets and animals is fun. I try to blog regularly especially on CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. This site is about Photos, Blogging, Animals and Much, Much More.

LOOKING BACK ON THE YEAR 2017:

As I look Back on the year 2017 I find that like any blogger there were ups and downs. I started my blogging venture on January 9, 2017 for WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and in April 2017, I started CRYSTAL PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. As you might notice that CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE received a make-over, a new name and a new tag. CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE is now CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAES PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and the tag has been updated to say PHOTOS, BLOGGING,FAMILY, ANIMALS, COUNTRY LIVING, POETRY AND MORE. Oh what an experience that has been. During 2017, I took 3 blogging courses from Blogging University to learn more about blogging.

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DAISY MAE GIVING SISTER CRYSTAL THE “EVIL EYE”.

 

 

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DAISY MAE GETTING HER FIRST SELFIE OF 2018 TAKEN. 

QUESTIONS FOR THE PET BLOGGER CHALLENGE:

1.) For those who may be visiting your blog for the very first time, how long have you been blogging and what is your main topic? Since this is a combined post for both of my blogs, I will state both tag lines separately. For CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S SITE the site is about PHOTOS, BLOGGING, FAMILY, ANIMALS, COUNTRY LIVING, POETRY AND MORE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) is about FAMILY, COUNTRY LIVING, ANIMALS, PHOTOS AND MORE. WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING About Page can be found at https://daisymae2017.wordpress.com/about/ and MY ABOUT PAGE for CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE  is at https://crystalsphotobloggingsite.wordpress.com/about/ .

2.) What was your proudest blogging moment of 2017? My proudest moments of 2017 had to be being awarded the Supawstars Award on both of my blogs. The posts for WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) AND CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE can be found at INSTRUCTIONS FOR GIVING THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD AWAY  , I WAS HONORED WITH THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD , THE SUPAWSTARS SPOTLIGHT AWARD and I have had the opportunity to give it away too and you can see who received it at Merry Blogmas: Day 14 – The Supawstars Spotlight Award(December) . I was also honored by doing some guest posts as well. My Guests posts were for  Katzenworld , The Recipe HunterMy Interview and Daisy Mae’s Story( A Referral Post) on Supaw cute . I  also got my cat on Tummy Rub Tuesday and the Daily Kitten. As you can see, I have plenty of good moments in 2017 as a pet blogger.

 

3. Which of your blog posts was your favorite this year and why?  What a tough question. I was honored in many ways in 2017 and I was grateful for that but my favorite posts have to be when KittyClysm honored both of my blogs as Pet Blogs.

4. In terms of your blog, how do you measure success?  I tend to measure my blogs success by shares, views, reblogs, page views, comments and the people I meet online. I enjoy conversing with others by their blog or blogs.

5. In what ways has your blog changed in 2017? Both of my Blogs had a name change and my one blog, CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE had a complete makeover.

6.What was the biggest blogging challenge you overcame in 2017, and what did you learn that could help other bloggers?  I had many challenges when I started blogging but the one thing I learned and would recommend to other bloggers and would-be bloggers out there is that before you start blogging you should:

  1. Do research on Domain Sites.
  2. Learn about the plans available(The cost).
  3. Choose a site.
  4. Once you’ve chosen a site, be smart and take blogging courses. WordPress has great blogging courses and the best part they are Free. WordPress blogging courses can be taken at Blogging University. To sign up or learn more go to: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/blogging-university/ .

7. When things get hard, what keeps you blogging? If I get blogger’s block, I dig deep because blogging is about writing from the heart. I also enjoy and have fun blogging.

8. Looking forward to 2018, what are you hoping to accomplish on your blog this year? On CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE I hope to hit 100 followers. Of Course I hope for a lot more. On WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING), I hope to reach 1000 followers and like my other site I hope to accomplish more than that.

9. In addition to what you’d like to accomplish, is here one specific skill you’d like to improve or master this year? Although there is many things I would love to master or improve upon, coding is the one thing I want to master this year.

10. Now it’s your turn! You have the attention of the pet blogging community – is there a question you’d like answered, or an aspect of your blog that you’d like input on? Share it here and we’ll answer you in the comments! Like Playful Kitty , I would like feedback on both of my blogs  CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING). Also, I would appreciate any suggestions as well. Another thing I want feedback on are my themes. They are both retired and WordPress wants them changed but they are willing to let me keep them since I used them before. What are your thoughts. Please note that I’m open to all suggestions

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If you want to take THE PET BLOGGER CHALLENGE  feel free to.

ENCOURAGEMENT

 

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Featured Image -- 8383WHAT IS ENCOURAGEMENT?:

Encouragement is defined as the action of giving someone support, confidence or hope.

WHAT CAN ENCOURAGEMENT DO?:

Encouragement can uplift a person’s attitude with a smile, a compliment, a wave of the hand or better yet just by being kind and friendly to someone.

WHY SHOULD WE ENCOURAGE OTHERS?:

Encouraging others will help you feel better as it will make others feel better too plus you gain new friends this way too.

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ARE THERE HEALTH BENEFITS WHEN WE ENCOURAGE OTHERS?:

Interesting question. In my opinion, there are health benefits. What are they?  In my opinion, the health benefits are great and everybody’s attitude is better which means a healthier you.

CONCLUSION:

When you encourage people it’ll help both them and you so make sure you encourage people.

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My Interview and Daisy Mae’s Story( A Referral Post)

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Daisy Mae All Stretched Out And Showing Off Her Grey And White Belly.

Hello Everyone, Daisy Mae and I follow this amazing blog called Pets Overload and if you love animals and blogging then I do think you’ll like this blog. I suggest you check this blog out and you can do that by going to the above link.

Daisy Mae and I were fortunate and we felt very lucky to be interviewed by Pets Overload and also I had written another true story about Daisy Mae. I’m very sad to say it will not be posted on my sites WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) and CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE because of Google’s rules and regulations. However, fear not because I’ve been given permission by Pet’s Overload to provide the links to the interview and Daisy Mae’s story. The link for the interview is Meet Crystal And Daisy Mae – The Interview and the link for Daisy Mae’s story – Part 3 is DAISY MAE’S KITTY MIRACLE: HER HEART MURMUR AND HOW SHE GOT RID OF IT – PART 3. You will notice that it’s not Pets Overload but on Supawcute. This is because Supawcute another great blog you need to check out and stories and interviews are done on this site. Supawcute is owned by the owner of Pets Overload.

I hope you do check out the interview and Daisy Mae’s story – Part 3.

I will be adding a contact form at the end of this post to let me know what you think.

Daisy Mae In The Christmas Tree Box.