When I went in the military, I had no idea where life would take me. I knew that you can be stationed in a variety of places, and I was ready for that. I lived in many different states, but I think my favorite one has to be Georgia. So, after I served my time, I decided to stay there. I began looking at apartments for Sandy Springs GA tenants as soon as I knew that I was getting out of the military.

I had been stationed in August, Georgia. I really liked it, but I had spent some time driving around the state on the weekends and found some other areas that I liked even more. Sand Springs was very high on my list. I had never even heard of the city before. I just happened to be on a long drive one very nice Saturday, and I came across the border into the city. I stopped immediately at a coffee shop and went inside to relax for a bit and have a drink of coffee. (more…)

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Most parents consider the idea of getting a pet for their child. After all, it can be a lot of fun and it can teach kids about responsibility. Unfortunately, the bulk of the responsibilities that come with owning a pet typically land on the parents shoulders. This is why parents who are tired of cleaning up after their kids pet dog welcome the boom of online games where kids can get virtual pets. With a virtual pet, children can enjoy many of the same experiences that they would with a real life pet. The only difference is that it takes place in a virtual worldwhich means less work for parents.

When adopting a virtual pet, your child can choose whatever type of pet they want, including a wide variety of the usual dogs and cats. Once they have picked out their virtual pets, it will be up to them to take care of their pets. They will need to go online to make sure that their pets have food and water. They will also need to attend to their pets when they fall ill.

Aside from taking care of the pets needs, your child will also be able to dress it up with costumes, build it a house to live in, and play mini games with them to earn virtual money and level up. Some virtual pet online games also have a feature where the pets can go to school or work. This type of interaction is great for teaching children the basics of owning a pet, and even better, it can keep them entertained for hours.

In addition to the enjoyment they get from interacting with their pet, with virtual pet adoption, your child will also have the opportunity to play educational games for them to earn game points. They can use these points to level up, as well as to earn virtual money to purchase virtual pet supplies. Most sites that offer you the ability to adopt a virtual pet also offer a safe social networking environment where your child can interact with other children. This can help

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If one loves animals, then seeing an ad on television depicting animal cruelty can tug at the heart and make the anger boil. However, these ads are on television for one purpose; to make people more aware of the plight of animals and perhaps to convince more people to become active in organizations that are against animal cruelty. Organizations for animal rights are all over this world, and if one really wants to help, then they should try to find the best group and contribute whatever they can, either time or money, for the animals abused by neglect or violence.

One organization that is known all over the world for its fight against animal cruelty is PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). They have helped bring the plight of defenseless animals to the forefront more than almost any other group.

They improve the life of animals by taking on long term projects that most would consider pointless. However, they are the ones that brought the inhumane treatment of monkeys in labs to the forefront, and they continue to keep fighting to keep animals safe from human harm.

Another organization that has come into its own is the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). This is one group that has a nation wide advertising campaign that focuses on the abuse and neglect of companion animals.

The neat thing about this organization is that it was founded in 1866 as the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Since then, this wonderful group has been helping animals in America get away from cruel owners and live a better life. Their mission is the same as it was in 1866; to alleviate the injustices that animals face everyday.

Both PETA and the ASPCA are well known groups that help in the fight against animal cruelty. However, they are other organizations that help provide a better life for our animal friends.

Almost every community has a local humane shelter that helps the animals that have been neglected, abandoned or hurt. If

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A tropical haven set in the heart of the Indian Ocean, the miracle of Sri Lanka is home to over ten national parks. These national parks are given this designation due to the diverse and rare plant life, animal life or bird life that frequents its forests. When in Sri Lanka, three main sanctuaries are revered: Yala, Sinharaja and Wasgamuwa, and these three areas are frequented by both locals and tourists alike. Whether you are an animal lover, a photographer or even a travel writer, these natural sanctuaries take up a special place in Sri Lankan tourism. Its beauty and diversity, unparalleled in the region, are also home to a series of national parks. Though sometimes overlooked, the Bundalla National Park is one such icon of national pride that is located close to Yala, just off Hambantota. >

Home to widespread populations of elephants, turtles, crocodiles and even the occasional leopard, tourists visiting Sri Lanka would be remiss if they avoid venturing into the greenery of the Bundalla National Park. The natural beauty alone merits a visit for the park is located adjacent to a lagoon and the azure waters are beautifully complemented by the lush green shrubbery surrounding the waterway. It is also an ideal location to watch crocodiles as they lazily cut through the clear waters or bask in the sun.

When visiting, most tourists find it beneficial to hire a tracker or a guide who is familiar with the park for they are often quite adept at drawing out wildlife for an optimum experience in the wild. A in the area would also co-ordinate the hiring of such a guide as well as the transport necessary to traverse across the terrain of the site. The Bundalla National Park is also an ideal excursion for those staying at as they would have the opportunity to experience the abundant wildlife in the country while also enjoying their beach vacation. Guests who choose to stay at Ranna 212, a safari hotel located down south, will also have the opportunity of visiting bird sanctuaries as well as the Udawalawe National Park

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An eye infection is a relatively general description of a medical condition that may result in discomfort, discharge and abnormal appearance of a dog’s eyes and surrounding tissue.

Conjunctivitis
This is generally the most common type of eye infection seen regularly in dogs. Conjunctivitis is characterized by the inflammation of the portion of the eye called the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin, clear membrane that protects the eye as well as the inner eyelid. The cause of this condition is most commonly a viral infection, an allergic reaction, or a bacterial infection.

The most common bacteria that cause conjunctivitis are streptococci and staphylococci. In Allergic conjunctivitis, the cause may be any number of airborne irritants that are causing an allergic reaction. Conjunctivitis that is caused by a virus is usually a result of a respiratory infection, flu, or other viral conditions. Regardless of the specific cause, this is the condition that manifests with all of the general symptoms of an eye infection, without any secondary symptoms.

Blepharitis
Blepharitis is a condition that usually manifests as an inflammation of the eyelids. The most common cause of this condition is a bacterial infection, which causes the subsequent inflammation of the eyelid. Other causes include demodectic mites, sensitivity to the sun, trauma, and other eye diseases. Though this condition may affect humans as well as dogs, it is occasionally seen in cats and other mammals.

Ulcerative Keratitis
In the condition of Ulcerative Keratitis, a dog’s eye is subject to inflammation of the cornea. This is usually characterized by specific erosions of the cornea, though may also manifest as ulcers. This condition can be caused by several factors, though is commonly caused by keratoconjunctivitis sicca.

The common name for keratoconjunctivitis sicca is “Dry Eye”, and is characterized by a deficiency of tears, usually caused by abnormalities in the tear ducts. Other causes of this condition include herpesvirus, trauma(where eye is punctured), other disease affecting the eyes/tear ducts, and facial nerve paralysis.

Juvenile Cellulitis (Puppy Strangles)
This is a condition that usually manifests as blisters around

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Gingivitis and bad breath are the last things on our mind when we pick up that small ball of fur and fall in love with the cutest and most loveable kitten in the world. We fall in love with their color, personalities and other unique qualities they have.

Kittens need to be about six to eight weeks old before they are ready to leave their mother. Kittens have 26 deciduous teeth and about six to seven months they will be replaced by 30 permanent teeth.

Cats are carnivores!!! The only time they eat plants is when it is in cat food we feed them. Cats left on their own, dine on a meat diet. Their teeth, not even the molars, have grinding surfaces.

I think, cats have the sharpest teeth in the world. When my cat takes a nip at me at bath time it is like I have been mass attacked by needles. I feel sure that if she wanted to she could rip a plug right out of my hand or forearm.

Gingivitis is the precursor to periodontal disease in cats, dogs and even humans. By the age of three years about 70% of cats, without proper dental hygiene, show signs of having gingivitis or periodontitis.

The first sign that your cat may have a problem is bad breath. Bad breath is not a joking matter in your feline friend. It is a system of a root condition and one condition may be gingivitis.

Gingivitis is easy to prevent and easy to treat if caught early. The best prevention is to brush your kitten/cats teeth on a daily basis. Yes, you read this correctly. Brushing your cat’s teeth will save it many hours of pain in the future and you a lot of money.

When you take your feline friend to the veterinarian for a check-up; talk about dental care. They can even show you how to brush your cat’s teeth and recommend what tooth paste to use.

Do not use your tooth paste for your cat. It has a

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