Hello to you this HOT Texas afternoon. Oh my goodness it’s summer lol. I can’t believe I could forget how toasty and crunchy this time of the year can be. At least the Cicada’s sing to me all day 🙂
As you may or may not remember, earlier this year I was not myself. During this time Kyle was tested sorely and one of my precious crystals got tossed really hard on the pavement. It was just one of the many things that were nearly destroyed when time in the Anger Room in Dallas (https://www.angerroom.com/) would have served us better! Well we’ve managed to mend our relationship as we always do. In celebration of our progress, today I decided to try and repurpose or fix the crystal he tossed. I had saved some of the main pieces and thought it would be neat to soften the rough edges with shells we collected on our wedding cruise to Puerto Rico, to St. Martin in particular. I know some would cringe at the thought of doing this to a quartz crystal ball but I am very pleased with her new look. She looks like a queen now and is a fusion of land and sea!
I’m so grateful Kyle has stuck around despite the stormy times we’ve had together. I’m so grateful he about as unconditionally as is humanly possible loves me and the person I am….as changeable as that can be sometimes!
For those who celebrate the 4th of July, hope you have a great day. Remember if you have furry loved ones to make sure they are secure before the firework displays start. They have much better hearing than we do! We’ve already had a lot of dogs and cats running away around here because of the loud noises.
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) –
Before you shoot off fireworks over the Independence Day holiday, think about your pets.
Doctors with the LSU Veterinary School of Medicine are warning owners about the dangers of fireworks shows. They say pets like dogs, cats, and livestock have enhanced hearing and are easily startled by the loud noises.
“They have very sensitive hearing, so it’s a lot harder for them to hear and see that than it is for us,” said Dr. Nancy Welborn. “And they don’t know it’s coming, so it’s scary. So the best thing, one, is never take pets to a fireworks show.”
Dr. Welborn says pets will run off and can get lost. She says it’s best to let your pet find a safe spot inside and stay there until the show is over.
“My dog, my personal dog, he hides in a closet, and it’s dark in there. I kind of close the door and he’s fine,” Dr. Welborn said. “They can pick their spot where they want to be.”
Dr. Welborn recommends that if you pet is overly anxious, you consider medication to relieve stress. But you must consult your veterinarian before administering any kind of drug.
Also, make sure your pet has a collar. Microchips are even better, because then you can easily track your pet if they get scared and run off.
Doctors also say you need to keep livestock in mind. Horses and cattle are easily startled, so if you are about to start a fireworks show, make sure it’s a safe distance away from any livestock.
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