hey girl. i love all your stuff on etsy. i was just wondering the next bracelets you make can they just say i (heart) my dog. i'd buy one that says i love my pit bull but he passed last september. sorry for the sob story lol.
I can do that! :) Any certain colors you’re looking for?
Too much hassle, buy a new one. Canon or Panasonic are the best. I sell cameras for a living. Believe me, do NOT get a Nikon-they break too easily! Sonys are ok but its hard to get Sony to fix anything.
That’s what I’m thinking. I currently have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 and I ADORE it. And it’s red :) haha. I really want a dslr but I don’t even know where to start with those, and I’m sure they’re wayyy our of my price range. I’ll probably just get another of what I already have.
How can I tell if my dog really has separation anxiety or if shes just spoiled? She cries when there is a door separating her and me and then when I come home I find something destroyed. This has happened since I got her a year ago but it's getting worse, Today she ripped up several square feet of carpet and chewed on a door frame. Before she'd scratch at the door a little and tip over the trash can and stand on it so she could look out the door and wait.
It very well could be separation anxiety, but whether it is or not, it is VERY important to crate train if she is being destructive at all- if she were to eat something, even accidentally, she could easily become sick or injured. Destruction is a ploy for attention, and (as mean as it may sound) you need to teach her that she is not the most important thing in your life (even if she secretly is (;).
Invest in a good crate if you don’t already have one (you can get them pretty cheap on Amazon or Craigslist). Set it up in a comfortable room (living room, bedroom, wherever) and leave it open with some comfy blankets and toys in it while you’re home to get her used to it. Once she’s used to that, start putting her into it about 5 minutes before you leave the house. Don’t make a big deal out of it, just say “crate time!” or whatever and put her in, then don’t say anything to her or give her any attention again before you leave. When you get home, wait 5 or so minutes, and again, calmly let her out without making a big deal out of it.
Some dogs can never completely be broken of separation anxiety. Wilson still has some trouble with it if he’s had a particularly stressful or busy week, but he’s to the point where we can safely leave him with free run of the house while we’re all at school or work. The point is to give her a “safe spot” and make her feel comfortable while you’re gone. If you do it right (and as soon as possible), she’ll WANT to go in her crate, and even spend time in it while you are home.
Oh, and a good walk or run before you leave never hurts either.
Hope this helps :) Let me know if you need any more help with it.
Still looks like there’s a little moisture behind the screen, so I’m leaving it on the windowsill for a few more days, but it’s turning on, the lens is opening properly, and it takes clear pictures. So so so relieved! And can’t wait to take it to the adoption event next weekend so I can actually get good pictures :) This weeks were not so good…
My ipod, however, is now giving me a red x. I’m thinking that’s not good… :(
Haha yes, you're gonna fryyy it! Trust me! My friend had her iphone thrown into a pool by her neice. She didnt even try to turn it on but left it in rice for three days. And it turned on and works perfect now. I dropped my iphone in a creek and kept trying to turn it on as it dried--so my screen went black and never turned on, but the phone worked. So I had to get a new iPhone. Boo!
ahhh crap! I promise I won’t touch it again all weekend! Except maybe once tomorrow morning to see if it will work in time for the adoption event.
My water bottle opened in my bag today and everything got SOAKED, including my ipod and camera. My ipod gave me the white screen of death for awhile, then wouldn’t turn on, but now seems to be fine. My camera, on the other hand, won’t turn on at all. I have it in a bowl of rice, but there hasn’t been any obvious progress.
I’m seriously about to cry, guys. I need it for doggie pictures tomorrow! And I need it for Etsy so I can actually make money to get gas to go help the doggies!
There is absolutely no way I can afford a new one anytime soon, and I have no idea how much it would cost to get it fixed, nor do I have access to another one right now.
I’ve only had it for a year! It’s such a great camera, it can’t die now! :(
It’s funny how one person can quickly turn a great day sour. Dreading the drive, but I can’t wait to go hang out with the dogs tomorrow. I’m declaring a walking-only day, I can’t deal with talking to people, they pretty much all just piss me off.
Do you have any tips for people who want to help find dogs good homes? I have been volunteering at a humane society since I was 12, so 7 years, and I feel like that's a really good place to start. But people I know always come up to me asking if I can help find homes for their dogs, and I really want to help, so these people don't have to turn the dogs into humane societies. I don't have my own place right now, or else I'd foster like no one's business. Any tips?
I know how you feel- I hate being in a dorm and not even being able to foster pups. I can’t wait to have my own place so Wilson and I can help anyone we want.
Giving someone several different options of safe places to take their pets is probably your best bet. I literally have the phone numbers and email addresses for about 20 different no-kill, foster-based rescues in the metro Detroit area saved to my phone so when someone asks me for help I’m able to immediately give them several resources. I try to stress to people that most animals taken to the MHS or other shelters are given little chance to be adopted, and many are euthanized. Most people don’t realize that, though an “easy” solution, animal control and county shelters are death traps.
Make an effort to network with other rescues in the area- when I’m at an adoption event, I always make sure to talk with the volunteers for the other rescues. Like other rescues on facebook, check out their websites, go to their shelters. You’ll get a good idea of who can best help in each situation. Not to mention, if a rescue is familiar with you, they tend to be more willing to help the people you direct to them.
If the individual is trying to find a home for their pet directly, make sure to stress that “free to a good home” is NOT a good idea. There are sick people out there who are more than happy to sell a dog or cat to a lab to make a little extra cash. Ads on craigslist or in the news paper are okay if you’re careful, but taking the extra minute to make an account on petfinder or adoptapet is much safer. Some rescues will also do a “courtesy post” on their own site for individuals who are looking to place their pets.
I’m sorry, I’m rambling. I hope this helps a bit. If you have any other questions, please let me know!