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Monday, December 28, 2015

Sharing is caring.

If you are on any of the social media services, you most likely see pleas from animal rescue groups asking you to share their post in hopes of finding a home for a displaced animal. Sadly, it's a problem that has been going on forever but social media makes it more "in your face" than ever before.

Have you ever stopped to consider just how much sharing these posts helps? It does. It really does. Sure, maybe you are not in a position to adopt an animal but someone out there is. By merely sharing a post, these situations get exposure like never before. You may not think that it helps but I assure you, IT DOES.

If you currently have a pet I'd like you to take a moment and think about what would happen to that pet if you should suddenly (or not so suddenly) pass away. Your family or friends would step up and give that animal a home, right? At least you'd like to think that would be the case. Sadly, in many instances, that is not the case.

The purpose of this post is to tell you about some gentle, loving cats that were suddenly left without their human. Once living inside a cozy home, they now live outside in the freezing cold, barely surviving due to the kindness of someone with a big heart.

This precious boy has eye issues. He really needs help.


Just look at this adorable fluffball!


I have been in contact with Kristen Bishop, who runs Operation Izzi and she gave me the following...

"This info is from remaining family of deceased previous owner:

Spirit, white male, approximately 5 yrs old 
Morgan, female, approximately 2 yrs old 
Sampson, male, 2 yrs old 
Jinxy, female, from a litter Morgan had

Spirit, Morgan, and Sampson are very loving. We're in Northeast Arkansas (Paragould) and if anyone is interested in rescuing these cats, they can message me through Facebook.

There are other cats that stay under the house and from what the family has told me, were being fed by this gentleman before his passing. These kitties are semi feral and I don't see them too much, just leave food for them."

If you are on Facebook and want to learn more about the person behind this rescue effort, search for a page called Operation Izzi. There you can send a private message if you are interested in adopting these cats.

I can't quite explain why, but these cats have pulled on my heartstrings. I knew that I had to do something to try and help get them noticed. PLEASE share this bog post. At the bottom you will see buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler and other social media. USE THOSE BUTTONS, I implore you. Let's network this blog post and make it go viral. I'd love for these cats to be adopted SOON! Thank you.
 
If you would like to donate to help Operation Izzi, just click here.

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Details - A Quick Look

Here's another post that was started a while back and that I never finished. I must say, I miss the days when I could blog daily.

Well, let's get started, shall we? This first photo shows a detail that many see but I'll bet few photograph - an empty Matterhorn ride vehicle. Or should I say vehicles? Anyway... I like to imagine that I have the entire Matterhorn to myself and I am the only person in the Park. Yes, I am THAT greedy.


The old Matterhorn ticket booth shutters got a facelift.


When did those stairs appear??


Oh geez....I have no idea what caught my eye or why I took this picture.


And now my favorite thing to do when I am enjoying a snack at Disneyland - admire the architecture! Seriously!


Just look at all the little details and angles. I think it is amazing.


If you are wondering where this is, it's the Jolly Holiday Bakery at Disneyland.


That's it. Just a quick post for today!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Sit back, relax and put your feet up.

Holy cow, how time does fly. I started this post months ago....and never got around to finishing it. Now I feel horrible. I think I will punish myself by going out for pancakes.

Take a little vacation with me...
A couple months ago I went to DCA to check out the Grizzly Peak area. I know this is late but I figured you would want to see the pictures anyway. Am I right?


I love how they took a classic old 60s station wagon and used it to show the typical family vacation. At least in my family it was typical. Except for the canoe...and the station wagon...but hey, we did take family vacation road trips!






This area looks great and I highly suggest you take the time to look at all the little things...like these signs.







Wouldn't it be cool if we could go up to this watch tower?






As I said earlier, many months have gone by since I started this post and it is now finally going live on Christmas Eve. The next couple of weeks will go by in a blur but remember to take time for yourself. Have fun, be safe and thank you for making this blog a part of your day.

Last but not least, here are a couple of video clips to help you feel like you actually visited the Park with me.