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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I’ve been compiling a list of names for orange cats and kittens on my Pet Numerology website for some time now. There are a number of inspiring sources for orange kitty names, including fire, orange foods, and sunny things.

There are many foods ranging from yellow to red that make fantastic names for orange cats.

Spices make excellent names for cats. Clove, Cumin and Nutmeg are good for cats with slightly darker coats. Curry is good for a more yellow cat, Ginger is perfect if more orange, and Cinnamon or Paprika if more red or for a very active cat.

Fruits can be used for names. Citrus is a good name for any hue, as there are a variety of citrus fruits, all of them in the yellow to red spectrum. Banana is good for a more yellow kitty, especially fitting if they are something of a goof ball. For an orange cat consider Mango, Pumpkin, or Tangerine – which are all very orange fruits. Tomato fits a very red cat.

For a sweet cat consider the name of something sweet. Butterscotch and Carmel are both sweet toppings in a soft orange color. Custard is a soft yellow, while Creamsicle is a more vibrant orange. Twinkies of course, are a light yellow.

More yellow foods are Butter (very yellow) and Mustard (spicy – good for an active cat).

More orange foods are Cheddar (the cheese), Marmalade, Tang (the instant powdered orange juice), Tropicana (the famous orange juice brand), and Yolk (the orange center of an egg).

Another red food is Catsup or Ketchup. Note that Catsup has the word cat in it.

Don’t forget the sun when thinking of names, especially for a happy cat. Examples are Solar, Summer, Sunny, and Sunshine.

Fire is usually seen as red, and so good for a reddish cat. Fiery names are Blaze, Fireball, and Flame.

Many flowers are yellow including Buttercup, Dandelion, and Saffron. Note that Dandelion also has the word lion, which is a very big cat, in it.

Two famous orange cats are Morris (who starred in cat

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Educational value to having classroom pets: Pets bring so many new ways to learn in the classroom. Teachers can use these lessons for so many things and subject matters, the list is never-ending. You can use having the animals to enhance so many areas of education. I have a few ideas and would love for you to post your ideas. Have you done this in your classroom? Share your experience.

Make a care plan with your students.

Who is going to care for the animal? What a great way to teach them to take turns? Each child will have a chance to be responsible for feeding and caring for the animal even cleaning the pets “home” should be a shared responsibility. Make a poster or bulletin board to be fair in giving each student a turn with the pet.

Who is going to name the pet? What a great way to teach them how to vote and that their vote actually makes a difference.

Ideas to use in the classroom:

Math-how much does the animal weigh, how long is the animal, how much is it going to cost to feed the animal, use a measuring cup for the food and water. The possibilities are endless.

Science-learning how to take care of the pet, what kind of habitat the pet needs, what types of food is best, what part of the world did this animal originate from? Allow your students to help by bringing in things for the habitat. Let each student pick something they would like to contribute to the pet and that will help them understand what all it takes to take care of an animal.

English/Language Arts-What words would the children use to describe the classroom pet? They can do journal entries daily to use their spelling and grammar skills. Each day pick another subject about the animal they can write about. Use some of the words for spelling test or vocabulary. I’m sure you have tons more ideas. Please share them in the comments section.

Children can learn social skills by taking turns caring for the animal. They learn compassion and empathy. Animals in the

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When people think of cat allergies they often think of people being allergic to the cat dander and the mild to severe reactions a person can have. It is important to realize that just as people have allergies cats can have allergies too. A cat can not tell a person when something is bothering them and they have to rely on their owners being alert enough to notice a problem.

It is important for cat owners to know and understand about cat allergies so that they can be aware of a problem their cat might develop and be ready to treat the problem correctly.

Common Cat Allergies

It is estimated that at least fifteen percent of all cats suffer with some type of allergy and if a cat has one allergy they most likely have several. Cats suffer with the same types of allergies as humans. A cat can be allergic to dust and pollen, foods, and plants they come in contact with and medications.

Most of the time a cat allergy will present itself as a skin irritation or may be seen as digestive upset such as vomiting or diarrhoea. Since these conditions may be caused by several things it will be important to have the cat examined by a veterinarian.

If a person suspects their cat is allergic to some substance they should do their best to remove the substance from the cat or the cat from the substance. In the case of food allergies there are many different types of foods available from pet stores and online that use different ingredients such as rice and lamb.

These foods may help if the cat has allergies to corn meal or to common cat foods such as chicken and fish. If there are plants in the home or yard that cause the cats allergies the owner may want to get rid of them or at least move them to areas the cat does not go. For dust and pollen a cat will appreciate the use of an air filtration system in the home and the owner will benefit from

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Dog agility seesaw is one of the most challenging obstacles to train to any breed of dog. The behavior of the dog in the movement of the see-saw does not normally happen but are learned. Whether for the purpose of competition or recreation, the most important skill to learn for both the trainer/handler and the dog is coordination. The team should work together quickly, efficiently and safely. The speed, accuracy and preference for obstacles of dogs vary throughout the course. This is the reason why the handler must adjust their handling techniques to support the dog in any obstacles.

Technical, physical and educational training is important. The dog must be physically fit to run and jump without stress and damage to the body. The seesaw is different from any obstacle because the performance depends on the obstacle equipment itself. The construction and the design of the seesaw greatly affect its movement or motion. To ensure the consistency of the performance of the equipment, organizations for dog agility have set standard plank dimensions and height of the pivot. However, there is still no response about the load. Seesaw solutions have been designed with the performance characteristics. The materials are carefully chosen for the specific design.

Experts evaluated the effects of designs to the performance of the dogs. The purpose was to determine how the designs reacted to different kinds of load applied. They wanted to know how the different loads and the application affects the response of the dog agility seesaw. They also wanted to determine the response of the abrupt cessation of the rotation of the plank. There are three series of test performed. Sandbag is are place with different weights on the arm of the seesaw and are released to measure the time from the starting position to the impact on the floor. Again, another test is performed to determine the stiffness of the boards used, and the final test is to evaluate the bending capacity of the board.

It is a must for agility organization for dogs to establish a set of standards on the specification of the seesaw stiffness and

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Having a pet and not giving proper care to him is the biggest mistake a person can ever make. Inadequate care can affect its health and can create numerous hindrances in its growth and survival. Generally, people hire professionals for giving proper care to their pets. These professionals charge some fee and maintain the health of their pet in every way. Here are the main reasons to give proper pet care-:

1.Optimum health care of the pet- The first reason to give proper care to your pet is optimum health care. Generally, pets suffer a lot due to improper care. They cant walk properly due to lack of nutrition and energy in their body. However, proper caring increases their energy and makes they feel more playful and happier than ever before. You should always give importance to pet care for adequate growth and development of your pet.

2.Prevents them from harmful diseases- Many harmful pet diseases are increasing day by day. Pets like dogs and cats are suffering from Lyme and hair loss problems. They cant live long with such diseases. However, proper pet care service provides immunity against such diseases and provides effective protection to bring efficiency in their living standard.

3.Pets remain happy and experience less stress- Another reason to give proper pet care is to keep them happy and stress free in their homes. Generally, pets which dont get care remain angry and frustrated. They bite and show their anger in different ways. But, through proper caring all their anger vanishes and they live happily

4.They will get a healthier diet- Another reason to give proper pet care is to provide adequate and healthier diet to the pets. Through proper care, a pet gets routine and uninterrupted diet regularly. Its health and energy content increase due to a healthy diet and regular exercise.

5.Pets always like personal attention- Pets like personal attention. They feel energetic, happy and motivated when someone shows care and concern towards them. Therefore, by providing optimum attention and better environment to your pet, you will make him happier than ever before.

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