Friday, November 27, 2009

6 Things I Learned This Week--Part 47

Catster-Dogster Cat show & Dog Show

Lots of cat and dog pictures to look at over at the Catster & Dogster show. Judges choose winners of the categories but anyone can vote once for the best in show for one cat and one dog. I had a tough time choosing! Go check it out: The World's Coolest Dog and Cat Show. Our friend Harley is up for two categories! He has some very stiff competition there though! We didn't know about this contest soon enough to enter our pets.

Toxic Flowers to Cats

I knew Pointsettas were poisonous to cats but in playing my trivia game at the top of my blog this week (like I hope all of you do) I learned that daffodils, tulips and especially lilies are also toxic for cats.


At Greed Girls Guide I learned that it actually is good to get weighed every day. It helps you make good eating choices through the day and makes you aware early of any unwanted weight gain before it gets out of hand. I also liked the interview with a personal trainer. It is a Q&A format on video with the trainer. Very interesting and well done.

Sandy Alomar

Thanks to the PLAIN DEALER, I learned that the Cleveland Indians former catcher, Sandy Alomar, will be back with the tribe as a first base and catcher coach. Welcome back! Now, if only we could get Omar Vizquel to be the manager!

It's A He

Surprise!The Cleveland Zoo tortoise named "Mary" was discovered after many years to actually be a male and was renamed "Terry" this week.

Traditions from Shell In Your Pocket

I found a blog this week through SITS that shares great holiday traditions at Shell In Your Pocket. Here are just a few that I was especially impressed with: Mini-Van Express--neighborhood tour of Christmas lights with special fun and excitement built in, Thanksgiving table cloth with things the family has written that they were thankful for over the years, advent boxes with something small for the kids each day, surprise Christmas Eve box decorated to look like it actually came from afar delivered to the door by a neighbor with a special ornament and DVD for each child and many more great ideas. Be sure to go check out this great blog by Sandy Toes.

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4 Lettre Words said...

Love the zoo story! And, I just recently found about how toxic lilies are, too. I love them, but I love my kitties more! :o)

Happy FF and have a great weekend!!

Daisy said...

Harley was thrilled when he found out he was a finalist! Next year Abby and Manny and Spunky Doodle should enter!

Eternal Lizdom said...

I heard about the tortoise on the news- hilarious!

Heading over to check out the traditions blog. Love good links!

Happy FF!

Sandee said...

I so agree about the weighing yourself everyday. I always do and for that very reason. I know that I gained one pound yesterday. I want it off by tomorrow or the next day. Wise rule to follow.

Have a terrific day and weekend. :)

Mrs4444 said...

Thanks, Karen! I'm off to check out that last blog!

Kristin - The Goat said...

I weigh myself everyday, but many of those days I don't actually open my eyes.

That's funny about the turtle. I think they should have kept his name as Mary. It'd be quite contrary.

Kristin - The Goat

ruthi said...

Thanks again for sharing. I really love this regular post of yours... I also learned from your personal "learning". Keep it up.

Confessions From A Work-At-Home Mom said...

I LOVE your posts-- you always have a few bits of Cleveland news in there, and it makes me a little homesick (in a good way).

AMEN on Sandy Alomar and Omar Vizquel. Take me back to the good ole days!


Stacy Uncorked said...

AHAHAHA! Love that they finally figured out the turtle was a 'he'. :)

It's amazing how many 'normal' flowers are toxic to cats - I didn't realize that about tulips and lilies!! Good to know...

Happy FF! :)

JR said...

is my first time to visiting here my friends, introduce me im JR from glad to be here, happy FF to you too

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

I didn't know all of those flowers were poisonous to cats. Good thing I found out for my cats sake!

Tina Kubala said...

Congrats on getting Sandy Alomar back on the team. I always liked him.

Emily said...

I love your post subject about things you learned. When I think about it, there's lots I learn every week. Stopping here via SITS.

Melissa B. said...

I didn't know about lilies...they were in my Thanksgiving centerpiece, so I'd better get rid of them!

Look, Ma, No Hands!

Working Mommy said...

Happy Sunday SITStah!! Hope you have a great week!!

~Working Mommy
Come on by, stay for a while and leave a comment or two!! See you there!

The Author said...

I always love these posts because I learn such helpful information and find other fantastic blogs too. Thanks Karen.

Carolee Hollenback said...

I believe I saw that Shell in your Pocket somewhere else as well.

I guess I had better check it out. I have a great traditions story, but I can't really blog about it without the persons permission.

Keep an eye on my blog for it :-)

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