Friday, January 13, 2012
Today's Story in My Houston Chron Blog
Fri, January 13, 2012 | link
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Country Stores Are Amazing
Thu, January 12, 2012 | link
There are so many things at country stores that are of great use to animal rescuers. Vet-wrap (self-stick bandages); povidone
iodine (rinse for wounds); syringes; vaccines (not rabies--that is a vet-only kinda thing); diatomateous earth (for worming
and fleas) and more. Not only is the selection tremendous but the prices are so much less than buying these supplies at a
Walgreen's or even at a major big box store.
What I like about these stores, too, is the selection of good foods for
everything from gerbils and birds to dogs, cats, horses, even goats.They usually carry good foods--so good, that I find myself
buying all kinds of things for the animals to try and always buying their favorites when I can. I could spend a few hours
at our feed store just looking around and reading the labels on new things.
If you foster animals until they are adopted
like I do, or even if you are an animal lover/caretaker, do a search in your area for "country store" or "feed
store" and go take a look. They are even great places to find gifts for birthdays and holidays for non-animal lovers.
You'd be amazed at what you'd find.
Thanks for stopping by, for listening and for caring.
Especially for caring.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Thank You RR Angels and Something Unique Customers!
Tue, January 10, 2012 | link
Over the weekend, we got a delivery of all of the things that the customers of Something Unique in Pearland, TX collected
over the month of December. It was a bright, shining light to see that people cared like that!
Blankets, Dingos, treats,
even stairs for the Bitties--which they can use to watch out the windows, I'm sure--Bitty, himself, is always on his tippy
toes trying to see over the windowsills! There was even a Christmas present for me and Mike from Michelle, the store's
owner--a very unexpected surprise. I was really touched by the effort and thought that went into doing something so nice for
the RR animals.
Just a few days before a box of fleece blankets arrived from another RR Angel--and with perfect timing.
I had to change the Bitties blankets and was not up to doing the laundry. I had pulled out all of the blankets from their
beds and crates and realized that there weren't any others available and everyone wanted to go to bed. Then, I remembered
the box--and was so very, very thankful that I could unwrap the blankets and put the baby dogs to bed. It was perfect timing.
like the delivery from Something Unique--the treat box was close to empty and the dogs require a lot of things to chew on--or
they use the dining table leg! Now, with wet, soggy, cold weather, they don't want to be out playing and so having bones and
chews available is critical. Just like with the blanket box, they arrived with perfect timing, too. Thank God and thank you
Sending you lots of love from the RR--
PS It is not animal-related but it is a pretty
neat true story--please read the "carrot story" on my Houston Chron blog which will be posted by Wed: blog.chron.com/fromunderthebridge
PPS Don't forget to use our Amazon link to do your shopping--so far, our Jan, 2012 month-to-date credits are $1.00. That's the total income of the RR so far
this month, so please click on "Recommend" our website--the more people we can reach, perhaps the more people will
help. Thank you!
Don't forget them...Squirrels need food and water, too!
Everything for the Dogs Needed!
Surprise Boxes, In Memorandum Gifts
and Cards, Gift Cards, etc. can all be sent to:
Rescue Ranch, 3555 Rayford Road, Ste. 45-106, Spring, TX 77386
It's the beloved Hummingbird season--be sure to leave CLEAR sugar water out for them NOT
the RED one. The dye causesmany health problems. You can get the power pre-made or simply boil it on the stove
and let it cool. (The syrup recipe is at the bottom of this page, just under the blog post calendar.)
Directions for making safe hummingbird food:
- Mix 1 part sugar with 4 parts water and bring to a boil to kill any bacteria or mold present.
- Cool and fill feeder.
- Extra sugar water may be stored in a refrigerator,
preferrably in a glass jar.
dye should not be added and do not buy pre-made solution with the red dye.
Five Best Flowers to Plant to Attract Humming Birds (Hummers)
1. Rose of Sharon—variety
of colors; needs good drainage, don’t over water; can prune into a tree shape.
2. Trumpet Honeysuckle—“Hummingbird
vine” grows in clusters and climbs up fences or houses, or a trellis. Can spread quickly so think where you want
it to really “bloom.”
3. Fireweed—pink or purple and prefers loose soil.
4. Bee Balm—spunky, spiky flower, low maintenance, looks like a daisy but pointer. Variety
5. Larkspur—known also as delphinium; tall plants (up to five feet) with long
flowers with lots of nectar inside; three colors.
*Plant large patches
of each plant so the hummers can see them better. Hummers see in UV light, so this will help them.
sure the flower beds are near some type of taller foliage like tall shrubs or trees, which they will build their nests in
and will have quick cover if a predator approaches.
*Be patient. It takes a little time
but they will find “you.” Making sugar syrup (recipe above) without the typical red (a poison to them)
food coloring and use a container with RED on it to attract them faster! If possible, make a hood or shield the
nectar you make from the heat of the sun and wash the container out with soap and water every week and let it dry before refilling.
"For it is in giving that we receive."
St. Francis of Assisi
**Helping others is
the way to bring blessings into your own life.**
rely on the kind generosity of the public to make the Rescue Ranch possible. If you love animals, please give
a gift today. To help now, just Click
on the SECURE "Give Now" button below OR give via paypal to "email@example.com" (100% goes
to the animals):
Click Here: PET MOUNTAIN BONES AND CHEWS RESCUE RANCH WISH LIST
HELP * HELP * HELP * HELP
Grateful. Always. For Everything.
Mailing Address only:
Ranch, 3555 Rayford Road, Ste. 45-106, Spring, TX 77386
(All e-cards, paypal and amazon credits go to: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please HELP the Rescue
Life at the
RR Archives: Millie, after mouth surgery for a broken jaw; Brindy, recovering
and the worst case of life-threatening mange ever; and
Maggie--who was left tied to
a shelter door overnight, her insides coming
--and with a very bad case of hip dysplasia is causing
her to limp terribly now.
Maggie, a gorgeous,
sweet German Shepherd, needs a brace for her hips--is there a sponsor
Don't waste your exercise time walking around the block!
Walk some dogs...OR volunteer to be a Kitty Kuddler!
To find a shelter in your area, go to