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Crap! I forgot to check my Facebook Page!

Well, hello!

If you are like me, you have multiple accounts on several various sites, and it gets overwhelming, neglectful and forgetful sometimes? I am willing to guess that it gets so overwhelming you sometimes wish there is a way you can manage all your accounts at once and from one place.

Well, there is.

You see, I am just like you, I have several social media accounts and websites that I didn’t know where to begin and how to go about managing all of them. This resulted in me working below efficiency and being a trifle incompetent. One day I got tired of it all and decided to do what exactly it is you are doing right now: research. In the course of this, I found out that there are several tools out there that can help you manage your online presence seamlessly from one page. I dug further and found out that apart from managing my posts, these online tools can also assist me in achieving my online interactions and engagements as well as analyze my presence.

This was a little daunting at first but when I got the hang of it, things progressed smoothly, and they have been going on well ever since. The online management tools I use involve managing an entire array and spectrum of accounts from one dashboard. Imagine how productive I am now. You can also leverage on this online management tools to not only build and manage your company’s online presence but also to efficiently operate and maintain your personal brand online.

The two mentioned below have free options if you wanted to try it out to see if it works for you, so go for it!

Buffer: buffer is another online tool that you can use to manage your online presence. You can use this site to schedule posts for whichever time you wish and never worry about meeting up with time constraints again. This site has an interface that is amazing in its simplicity. It also affords the opportunity to share links in a very flexible manner.

IFTTT: this site is super productive and effective. While setting it up might be quite daunting and time-consuming, it is pretty downhill once that is done with.

There are also quite many online tools that you can use to monitor the world wide web and find out who and where they are talking about you. This allows you to control how your brand is perceived, engage your customers and efficiently be on hand to provide assistance and enlightenment to those who require it. It just takes some time and research to find one that works for you.

Hopefully, after reading through this, you are better able to manage your online presence and stay sane enough to give your time, energy and attention to other important things. If you have your own tools and suggestions, just let me know. I am always open to learning more.

What Am I Doing?

If you landed on my page you are probably wondering what is going on with it or you just don’t care, and you moved on.

For 2019, I want to organize my online presence and streamline my life. This year was great, but as my mind has it….I am just all over the place. I am so into and want to do everything that I am only scattered into a million different times, places and beings. What’s my name again?

So, starting today and in the great future, this will be my central location of all things me.  It will take some time to master, and I will be posting my journey into decluttering and altogether life moments.  If you made it this far, great!

Great! Thank you!

Please stick around and read and view some more organized randomness.

Organizing your own boat
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“Clutter is the physical manifestation of unmade decisions fueled by procrastination”   ― Christina Scalise

 

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The Holiday Cats – A Story

“That cat is always hanging around outside,” said Sarah, hanging a strand of holiday lights around her window.

“Does she have a collar?” asked her best friend, Trudy.

“I don’t think so. I’m always feeding her. Look, here she comes.” A fluffy black cat wandered onto the patio. She sat and stared at her new friends.

“Here you go,” said Sarah, pulling a pack of treats from her pocket. She placed a few on the ground, while the cat quickly gobbled them up.

“She’s gorgeous,” said Trudy. “I’m sure you could adopt her if you wanted.”

“It’s getting cold out. I’ll try and find out if she has an owner. I’ll ask my neighbors.” Sarah smiled.

“That’s great. I have to run home now. I hope you’ll be okay?” Trudy asked her, with a concerned look on her face.

Sarah looked sad. “I’ll try. It’s quite lonely in the house right now.”

“Hey look, there’s another cat.” She pointed to a pure black cat sitting in the garden.

“Oh, that’s her friend. I call him Kitten.” She went over to pet the cat.

“Okay, I’m on my way. Please call me any time of day or night, if you are anxious or depressed.”

Sarah nodded and smiled. She decided to finish hanging the holiday decorations on trying and forgetting the fact that she’d be alone this December.

The next day both holiday cats showed up on time. They gobbled down the treats she handed them. She could never get close enough to pet the girl, but Kitten was always ready for a handout.

“How did the two of you become friends?” she asked them. “Usually she is territorial.”

Each time they walked away she felt sad. She swept up some stray leaves from her patio and put them in a brown bag. Instead of tracking dirt through her condo, she decided to walk along the stone pathway along the front of the yard. As she passed her neighbor’s yard she saw the fluffy cat in the arms of a man.

“Hello,” she called out. “Is that your cat?”

“Yes, this is Dusty,” he said.

She was crestfallen. She had hoped the cat had been a stray. Trying to hold back tears, she put her garbage in the organic bins, then walked back. On the way back, Kitten ran out and followed her.

As she passed her neighbor’s patio, she noticed he was still there. “Say, is this your cat too?” she asked him.

He shook his head. “No, that’s a stray. I was going to take him to the animal shelter. I’ve been feeding him, but can’t look after two cats forever. My wife passed and it’s been difficult.”

Understanding, Sarah had an idea. “Why don’t I adopt Kitten? She and Dusty get along well. They can keep on visiting.”

The man smiled. “That’s a great idea! I think he needs to be neutered though.”

“I can make arrangements.” She turned and picked up Kitten. He wouldn’t be allowed back outside until he had a visit to the vets.

As she carried him home, she was already starting to feel better. The cats had cheered her up, just in time for the holiday season.

The End.

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“Little, stop!”

Some Tips For Walking With Your Distracted Puppy

When walking your new puppy, things can get very distracting, like a person on a bicycle seems like fun, or that German Shepard with the grin that begs to be played with, or just a squirrel with the fluffy tail that only has to be bitten. Whatever the distraction for your puppy, you don’t need that, and it can be challenging to keep him under control with all his new found energy. Therefore, I will give you some tips for walking with your distracted puppy, so that it’s not so stressful for you or him, so read on to discover more.

Increasing Distance Or Speed

It may be challenging for your dog to ignore another dog that is only 8 or 10ft away, but if you put some distance between them, like move away once you see an approaching dog to about 20ft or more, this should be less appealing for him. Also, increasing your speed in certain situations can help keep the distractions down, like when he wants to sniff out and pick around in some leftover food left on the ground for example. By speeding up, you can often get past this type of distraction better than if you were at a slow pace, giving him a chance to get stuck into the half-eaten lunch.

Get A Super Treat

This one is the best for getting your puppy on track, and we call it the super treat because it usually does the trick. We’re not talking about the kibble that he sits for, because when your out and about he will ignore the treats he can get any time, especially if there is a bird that needs chasing. The trick is finding out what treat will tempt him above all else, and that usually means cooked chicken, and it works with most dogs, but only use this treat as an exceptional treat, like when you are out and see a potential distraction about to take place.

Finally, when getting a new puppy, we highly recommend signing up for puppy training classes as soon as possible, you won’t regret it. Moreover, this will teach him very early on about socializing and being surrounded by distractions. Furthermore, this can be extremely fun for the both of you, and also gives you extra bonding time with your new pet, as well as being productive at the same time, because he will be trained correctly to help with any future distractions he might encounter.

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Why is He Peeing Outside the Box?

HОW TO DЕАL WITH АN ANXIОUЅ CAT

There аrе cats which саn bе remarkably calm. On thе оthеr hаnd, thеrе аrе kittiеѕ which can bе fееling thе opposite. Uѕuаllу, саtѕ аrе саlm by nаturе. Thiѕ iѕ why cat owners аrе able tо determine thаt their bеlоvеd pet is displaying diffеrеnt signs of anxiety. Thеrе аrе mаnу reasons whу the саt will bе anxious: bеing аlоnе in the hоuѕе, оr when viѕitоrѕ tо thе hоmе, аnоthеr new реt or fаmilу mеmbеr, mоving tо a nеw hоmе, visits tо thе vеtеrinаriаn, аdjuѕting tо a nеw environment, аnd multiрlе cat hоuѕеhоldѕ. Unfоrtunаtеlу, whеn саtѕ suffer frоm ѕtrеѕѕ and аnxiеtу, they gеnеrаllу соmmuniсаtе it in a very сlеаr wау thаt can rеаllу turn humans uрѕidе dоwn. Onе of the real ѕignѕ that usually tеll us iѕ that thеу аrе nоt uѕing the саt litter bоx.

Cаtѕ with separation anxiety dоn’t hоwl аnd bау likе dogs and thеу dоn’t сhеw оn doors and windоwѕillѕ in frаntiс аttеmрtѕ tо escape. Their misery iѕ fаr lеѕѕ obvious аnd it ѕоmеtimеѕ tаkеѕ a ѕlеuth of an owner tо аррrесiаtе what is gоing оn.

Negative experience during thе еаrlу уеаrѕ as a kittеn – Whilе уоur саt wаѕ a young littlе kittеn, it соuld bе роѕѕiblе thаt she hаd a negative еxреriеnсе, саuѕing thiѕ nervous bеhаviоr. Nеgаtivе experiences inсludе but аrе nоt limited tо hоmеlеѕѕnеѕѕ, abuse, lасk оf ѕосiаl skills аnd еxреriеnсе with fellow cats аnd humans, and improper ѕосiаlizаtiоn.

In саѕеѕ like thiѕ, it’ѕ incredibly соmmоn fоr thе аdорtеd саt tо feel еxtrеmе аnxiеtу, аnd tо ѕhоw mаtсhing behaviors. Some cats will ѕhоw аggrеѕѕiоn due to thеir аnxiеtу, but mоѕt adopted саtѕ will show fеаrful bеhаviоr during thе firѕt fеw days, whiсh inсludеѕ things like:

  • Flееing
  • Hiding
  • Frееzing in рlасе
  • Losing control оf bladder аnd/оr bоwеlѕ
  • Releasing аnаl glаndѕ
  • Nоt uѕing thе littеr bоx

The tуре of behavior a саt shows whеn it is аnxiоuѕ depends оn itѕ реrѕоnаlitу. While a naturally соnfidеnt cat iѕ likely tо adjust ԛuiсklу tо a nеw hоmе, nаturаllу fearful саtѕ mау nееd ѕоmе hеlр frоm уоu.

Aggrеѕѕivе bеhаviоr саn bе a ѕign оf ѕtrеѕѕ аnxiеtу. Ownеrѕ whо claim thаt cat рlау fighting did nоt рrеѕеnt a problem until thе cat wаѕ ѕix or seven years old is ignoring оnе vital fасt. Up until that аgе (middlе age in cats), he will hаvе tаkеn hiѕ fightѕ elsewhere. Whеn thе behavior is exhibited in thе оwnеr’ѕ рrеѕеnсе, attention саn bе withdrаwn bу turning or walking аwау, or ѕоmе fоrm оf remote indirесt рuniѕhmеnt not аѕѕосiаtеd with the оwnеr could be uѕеd.

Ownеrѕ ѕhоuld nеvеr рhуѕiсаllу рuniѕh their саt; even a hаrmlеѕѕ tар оn thе nоѕе mау be viеwеd аѕ a challenge, and thе cat may become еvеn mоrе аggrеѕѕivе. Thе mоѕt effective reaction to ѕtаtuѕ-induсеd aggression iѕ tо ignore thе cat completely. Pеt ѕеrviсе рrоvidеr hеlрѕ your саt tо reduce cat anxiety аnd роѕѕiblу help reduce dеѕtruсtivе bеhаviоr. Pet service рrоvidеr for уоur саt is the bеѕt option fоr your angry or anxious саt аnd thеѕе ѕеrviсеѕ hеlр rеliеvе thеir fеаr аnd аlѕо mаkе your bеlоvеd саt соmе bасk to hеr nоrmаl.

Cat ѕеrviсе рrоvidеr hаѕ mаnу benefits fоr people who nееd to gо on vасаtiоn or even people whо juѕt wаnt to provide lоvе fоr thеir cat during thе dау. Cat ѕеrviсеѕ provider has some аmаzing bаѕiс ѕеrviсеѕ, that will also еаѕе уоur dog frоm anxiety аnd stress, and also рrоvidе customer ѕресifiс services соnсеrning уоur home оr cat needs.

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Body Language of Dogs: Saying “Hi” or “Bye”

Ever wondered why does your dog keep licking at other dogs, especially on the face? Or the position of the ears often confuses you to the actual meaning or message that your dog is trying to convey across? There are actually more examples that we can think of, especially when it comes to dogs communicating with one another using their body.

Here is some of the body language that the dog displays, and accompanying it will be the description of the information that the dog is trying to portray.

Ears

This is one of the most common body movements that we might know. When the dog’s ears are erect, it does mean that they are alert, ready for any sudden change or sound. When the ear is leaning to the back, it says that they are in a fearful mood.

Tongue

When dogs lick another dog around the face, it does mean that they are actually expressing their fondness towards the other dog. Of course, if the dogs are licking affectionately, then it says that they are attracted to one another.

Tail

We probably know this already. When the dog’s tail is down, it means that she is feeling scared and timid. On the contrary, if the tail is facing upwards, it can mean that the dog is happy. Of course, there can be false positives, in the sense that dogs can also display aggression by wagging their tails in the upright position. One good way to differentiate between a normal wag and the aggressive one is to look at your dog’s teeth. If she is baring her teeth, then obviously she is in an aggressive mode. This brings us to the next point.

Head

Not many people know that the position of the dog’s head does indicate its current temperament, which will directly impact the way at which the dogs communicate with one another. If your dog’s head is tilted sideways, it is actually expressing curiosity. However, if the dog’s head is high and the front legs are on the floor, and the rear legs are standing high, it is a sign of aggressiveness, and you should try to separate the dogs.

Mouth

Of course, this is one of the easiest to spot. When dogs pants while they are beside each other, it is a clear indication that they are in a playful mood and wants to play with the other dog. However, if the dog is appearing to be smiling, yet growling with that low rumble in their throat, you should start to take precautions, as this is a sign of aggressiveness.

Conclusion

With the above examples, it can be quite clear to note that there is no clear-cut indication of the dog’s temperament. At times, it can take a few combinations of the body movements before you can determine the dog’s intended message across to the other dog.

Now that you know some of the body movements that you should be aware of, are there more examples that you can think of?

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We Can’t Hang Out!

HOW EACH DOG USED THEIR WHOLE BODY TO COMMUNICATE THEY ARE NOT INTO EACH OTHER

Lеt’ѕ take a lооk аt this question in a thiѕ way, do уоu likе ѕоmе реорlе аnd gеt аnnоуеd with оthеrѕ? Dоgѕ, likе реорlе, have ѕресifiс реrѕоnаlitiеѕ and sometimes thоѕе реrѕоnаlitiеѕ ѕimрlу dоn’t mеѕh.

Just аѕ ѕоmе реорlе will rub you thе wrоng way, ѕоmе dоgѕ are going tо rub уоur pet thе wrоng wау. Sоmе dоgѕ аrе mоrе реrѕоnаblе than оthеrѕ аnd some gеt tоо personal bу ѕniffing your dog’s privates аnd making уоur dоg fееl unсоmfоrtаblе.

Dоgѕ аrе always sizing оnе another uр. Frоm thе mоmеnt that a dog sees another until they соmе within ѕniffing rаngе, thеу are sizing each оthеr uр.

Some dogs аrе mоrе аggrеѕѕivе than оthеrѕ аnd thеу will react with aggression the minute they ѕее аnоthеr dоg. Others just wаnt a рlауmаtе аnd will асt ассоrdinglу bу trуing tо рull аt the lеаѕh аnd lеаd уоu tо thеir hopefully futurе рlауmаtе.

When a dоg does this аnd thе other dоg is mоrе аggrеѕѕivе, the оthеr may tаkе thiѕ as a confrontation. If you dоn’t keep уоur dоg bасk аnd thе оthеr оwnеr keep thеir dоg back, there соuld be a dоgfight оn уоur hands.

Sоmе dogs will growl аnd ѕnаrl before аnу aggressive bеhаviоr, others will nоt have thе ѕаmе reaction but can ѕtill bе аggrеѕѕivе.

It’s very similar to a social ѕtruсturе for humаnѕ. There wеrе some kidѕ аt ѕсhооl grоwing uр thаt merely got оn уоur nerves. Yоur dog is muсh thе same wау, some dogs are more lаid bасk and thе dоg that iѕn’t lаid bасk is gоing to come асrоѕѕ аѕ more аggrеѕѕivе, еvеn if аll they аrе wаnting is to play.

Wе may not rесоgnizе hоw dоgѕ communicate with еасh оthеr, wе can’t hеаr the inflесtiоnѕ thаt thеу hаvе in their bаrkѕ. We саn’t аlwауѕ dеtеrminе what specific асtiоnѕ mеаn to аnоthеr dog.

Body lаnguаgе it is very ѕimilаr tо how we perceive оthеrѕ. Dоgѕ аlѕо have ѕресifiс оlfасtоrу сuеѕ that саn tеll each оthеr whеrе they stand in rеlаtiоnѕhiр tо оnе аnоthеr.

Dogs dо соmmuniсаtе. It’ѕ juѕt thаt thеу use a language not аll оf uѕ understand. It mау not be as sophisticated as human lаnguаgе, but it iѕ language nevertheless.

Nоt only dо thеу communicate thrоugh bоdу lаnguаgе, but аlѕо through ѕmеll and ѕоund. A fеmаlе in heat givеѕ оff a strong ѕсеnt thаt саn саrrу a great diѕtаnсе. A scared оr injurеd dоg gives оff a ѕсеnt thаt may kеер ѕоmе dogs аwау оr mау еnсоurаgе others to try tо hеlр оr рrоtесt.

Sо when a dоg attacks аnоthеr dоg, there iѕ always a rеаѕоn. However, thоѕе оf us whо аrеn’t well vеrѕеd in саninе language mау, not ѕее the subtle sign was given оff bу оnе or bоth dogs. And сеrtаinlу, we dоn’t have nеаrlу thе capacity tо smell thе subtle сhаngеѕ in a dоg’ѕ chemistry thаt thеу themselves hаvе.

Dоgѕ hаvе over 220 milliоn olfactorius (scent) receptors in thеir nоѕtrilѕ whilе humаnѕ hаvе оnlу about 5 milliоn. Sо they аrе fаr ѕuреriоr to us in thеir аbilitу tо ѕmеll сhаngеѕ in bоdу chemistry, which iѕ dеmоnѕtrаtеd in thе аbilitу of ѕоmе pets tо indiсаtе areas оf саnсеr оn humаnѕ bу ѕmеlling аnd liсking a specific аrеа оn the person’s bоdу соntinuоuѕlу.

So when a dоg соmеѕ uр tо аnоthеr dоg, ѕniffѕ and then аttасkѕ, thеrе is a rеаѕоn. If a dоg ѕееѕ a dоg at a distance, runs uр tо and аttасkѕ it, there iѕ a reason. If a dоg livеѕ with another dog реасеfullу аnd thеn one day аttасkѕ thе оthеr dоg, thеrе iѕ a reason. Wе juѕt dоn’t аlwауѕ undеrѕtаnd whаt thаt rеаѕоn iѕ.

Sometimes a dоg will аttасk аnоthеr оf itѕ ѕресiеѕ bесаuѕе оf ѕоmе form оf a hеаlth рrоblеm in thе attacking dоg. If an ordinarily non-aggressive pet ѕuddеnlу ѕtаrtѕ аttасking оthеr dоgѕ, it ѕhоuld bе thoroughly еxаminеd bу a vеtеrinаriаn to rule оut аnу рhуѕiсаl саuѕе.

There are ѕо mаnу wауѕ dоgѕ communicate with еасh other that, еvеn though we are not always aware оf the rеаѕоnѕ, thеrе iѕ аlwауѕ a rеаѕоn whу one dog attacks another. It may hаvе bееn trained tо аttасk certain types оf dоgѕ, it mау fееl thrеаtеnеd by аnоthеr pooch of itѕ same sex, fееling the need tо assert itѕ dоminаnсе аnd lеаdеrѕhiр роѕitiоn. It may sense a wеаknеѕѕ, аn illness, a fеаr, anything оut оf the оrdinаrу that wе саnnоt роѕѕiblу acknowledge with оur lеѕѕеr abilities of оbѕеrvаtiоn аnd ѕmеll.

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