Wednesday, November 27, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
It's not just REALTORS® and retailers who are busy on "Black Friday." Veterinarians get more emergency calls on the day after Thanksgiving from dog owners than any other day of the year. The cause?
Yup. Dogs can get pancreatitis from eating foods too rich in fat that they aren't used to. Like turkey skin. Dark turkey meat. Dressing. Pan drippings. All those things that Uncle Elmer slips your dog under the table or after the meal. All those things that make our Thanksgiving feast a feast.
High-fat foods irritate a dog's pancreas, which is an essential organ in the digestive tract and it becomes inflamed. The inflammation disrupts the natural flow of enzymes secreted by the pancreas, resulting in an interruption in the normal digestion of food. The longer pancreatitis goes untreated, the worse the effects. If caught early, this disease can be treated with little long-term damage. However, if left untreated, the result can be fatal.
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Friday, November 22, 2019 / by Vanessa Saunders
I'm not a list maker but this one made me laugh, cry and pledge allegiance. Here are twenty things to do BEFORE 2020. They're from Rachel Hite, a contributor to real estate zine Inman News.(REALTORS®- If you don't read Inman, you should.) Although they are intended to apply to real estate brokers and agents, I think these twenty suggestions are good for everyone. And rather than sending you a link you can easily ignore, I'm going to re-publish them and make you read them RIGHT HERE AND NOW!
20 things you need to do before 2020.
1. Stop whining
Repeat after me: “I am in charge of my business and my personal success. I will not let outside factors sour my outlook on life and poison my joy for helping my clients. The Internet is not out to get me.”
Budget, and minimize expenses. Get lean and mean with your finances. Create an emergency savings account and a realistic budget for living. Commit to not riding the commission roller coaster in 2020. ...
Thursday, July 26, 2018 / by Vanessa Saunders
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Do something different and head upstate to this weekend's roster of sales, strolls and festivals in New York state's nether-regions. If ya can't have fun upstate, where can you have fun.
50 Mile Garage Sale
What: Look for your treasures or collectibles along the roadside of Route 90. This garage sale runs from Montezuma in the north to the Village of Homer at the southern end. You will find everything imaginable from vintage Christmas ornaments to toys, dishes, and other unexpected surprises. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you get hungry, no worries because many local clubs, fire departments and organizations put on breakfasts, bake sales, and BBQ's all along the way.
When: July 28-29
Where: Route 90, Montezuma
Moonlight Strolls Music Series
What: It's the only time of year the Sonnenberg Gardens are showcased at night. ...
Monday, February 26, 2018 / by Vanessa Saunders
It's called the dead of winter in New York State, but who says it has to be dead? Here are four things to do this weekend and next which may liven-up your spirits until the daffodils appear in a few weeks.
Long Island Winterfest
The East End is magical in the winter. A 4 week mid-winter music festival that take place throughout Long Island's scenic north & south forks. An exciting and hands-on series of wine-focused events that gives visitors exclusive access to rare wines, Long Island's incredible winemakers and progressive winemaking techniques. Combining arts, music, food, wine and craft beers, you'll have a personal and authentic experience of the East End. It’s completely different then what you will find in the peak tourism season. But here’s the best part. All the winemakers and food and experiences of what makes us unique is still here and yours to enjoy without the traffic and the crowds. If you are looking for a great weekend ...
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 / by Susan O'Hara
With Memorial Day Weekend behind us, that means Summer is right around the corner, and if you’re a parent, that means the end of school is right around the corner as well. Having the kids home for the summer is a fantastic opportunity to spend quality time together as a family. And while summer staples like day trips to the beach and nights spent roasting marshmallows around a campfire are sure to be a hit, why not flex your creative muscles and throw some summer-themed DIY projects and crafts into the mix?
DIY projects and crafts are a great way to channel creative energy for the whole family and keep kids busy and engaged throughout the summer months. Here are X summer-themed DIY projects and crafts perfect for the whole family:
1. Water gun painting
Squirt guns are great for summer water fights, but with a little creativity, they’re also great for art projects! Water gun painting is a great way to re-purposing your Super Soakers and squirt guns ...