Green – interactive pet feeder

Boring meal time for pooch or kitty? No more plain bowl of food that is empty in less than 5 seconds with the Green interactive feeder! We actually don’t have the gulp-eaters at home, quite the opposite, our nuggets could care less about their food. That is why I think this feeder would be great: they would have to work for their food and it would be fun and entertaining -at least for me to watch them.
I know for sure Boogie the poodle would give me an are-you-kidding-me look, and Daisy the jack russell would say yay!! play time! I can’t wait to get one for them.

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link: Green – Interactive Pet Feeder

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Miniature Guide Horses

I’m amazed at how smart and wonderful horses of all sizes are to us. People have been helped by these great creatures throughout history and today the smallest breeds continue the tradition by helping assist the blind in the same way dogs are used. Miniature horses are officially approved by federal guidelines to be used as guide animals as stated in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The average weight of minis is around 50-100 pounds, they can live in your home and are allowed to go just about anywhere their owner wants to go. The Guide Horse Foundation is a great organization that has a ton of information as well as ways all of us can help out. They point out some key advantages to using Miniature horses to assist the blind:
 
Miniature Guide

CUDDLES – The Guide Horse Foundation

• Guide minis are very clean and can be housebroken, they do not get fleas and only shed twice per year.
 
Miniature Guide

TONTO – Show Horse Gallery

• Miniature horses have the advantage of living much longer lives and can assist for about 20 years while dogs might be of service for only 6 years.
 
Miniature Guide

TWINKIE – The Guide Horse Foundation

• With the right training and desensitization, horses stay calm in chaotic situations, and they remember danger for decades due to their phenomenal memory.
 
Miniature Guide

CONFETTI – Equus Caballus

• Horses have excellent vision, their independent eye movement can track potential danger with each eye, plus they can see clearly in almost total darkness.
 
Miniature Guide

PANDA – Equine Wellness Magazine & the Clicker Horse Training

• Trained horses are very focused, not easily distracted or addicted to human attention so they don’t get excited when petted or groomed.
 
Miniature Guide

CALI – Mail Online

• Horses are naturally safety oriented, they look out for danger and guide their master along the safest and most efficient route avoiding obstacles.
 
Miniature Guide
link: THE GUIDE HORSE FOUNDATION

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A Street Cat Named Bob

This is the sweetest story of James Bowen and the street cat named Bob that changed his life. James found the injured cat in the hallway of his accommodations at a time when he was trying to straighten up his life. He took care of the kitty, even though he couldn’t really afford it, and Bob never again left his side. The pair have been inseparable ever since, busking in the streets of London, high-fiving in between songs. They have both not only healed their troubled pasts but have made it big with a published bestseller book, a children’s book, as well as a possible movie deal. Can’t wait to get read about their adventures!

James and Bob the cat

James and Bob the cat

James and Bob the cat

James and Bob the cat

James and Bob the cat

James and Bob the cat

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Read the story in the dailymail. Buy the book here.

 

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Estancia La Candelaria

Estancia La Candelaria is a stunning luxury retreat I have been dreaming about. It is located 114.5 Km. outside of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The historic castle, designed by French architect Alberto Favre in 1894, will take you back in time whether you choose to stay in an opulent castle room, a rustic country-styled colonial room, a private bungalow at the edge of the woods or in the Dutch mill for the ultimate escape. Enjoy the fabulous cuisine, from traditional asados to creole and international recipes. For the horse lover, there is riding available as well as polo lessons, tennis, soccer, cycling and 18-hole golf course. This would definitely be a super vacation!

La Candelaria

La Candelaria

La Candelaria

La Candelaria

La Candelaria

La Candelaria

La Candelaria

La Candelaria

La Candelaria

link: Estancia La Candelaria

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The Hunter Boot

Comfortable, stylish and sturdy, Hunter boots are worn by just about everyone, from royalty to soldiers, and from city rainstorms to muddy mountainsides. They are of course always present and super reliable at the barn and horse shows.
Legendary for their durability, they are extremely well made and not “disposable” like most other kinds of rubber rain boots. They have been around for a very long time and have been a symbol of British country life. The company was formerly named the North British Rubber Company and was started by American entrepreneur Mr. Henry Lee Norris in 1856. They were used by the British Army to protect soldiers in flooded trenches in World War I and II. In 1956 the famous Green Wellington and the bestseller Royal Hunter were introduced – without a doubt, wellies are my all time favorites.

 

Hunter Boot

Hunter Boot

Hunter Boot

Hunter Boot

Hunter Boot

Hunter Boot

Hunter Boot

link: HUNTER BOOT

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Hand painted figurines by The Good Machinery

Admiring Italy based The Good Machinery‘s Strange Planet series of imaginatively hand painted animal figurines – looking at the little treasures simply cheer and brighten my day.
The designs play with shapes and colors including polka dots, neon, golden, striped and my favorite, the black ombré horse with a bright neon pink muzzle… or maybe the pink horse with the golden legs?

The Good Machinery hand painted animals

The Good Machinery hand painted animals

The Good Machinery hand painted animals

The Good Machinery hand painted animals

The Good Machinery hand painted animals

The Good Machinery hand painted animals

The Good Machinery hand painted animals

LINK: THE GOOD MACHINERY SHOP

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Yas-Ming ceramics

Sweet collaboration between two talented girls bring to life these whimsical ceramic creations in their Kent studio in Britain. All YAS-MING products are completely designed and handmade by Ming Wai Sun and Yasmin Dilekkaya. Their process involves slip casting, press moulding and hand building techniques. Such clever use of names for each collection – Rawr, Moo, Oink and Squeak – just makes me want one of each even more.

 

yas-min ceramics - rawr

RAWR– Animal bowls

 

yas-ming ceramics - moo

MOO – Large animal cups

 

yas-ming ceramics - oink

OINK – Dipping Dish

 

yas-ming ceramics - squeak

SQUEAK – Small Animal Dish
Animal heads carefully attached to cute bodies standing on the edge of small fancy dishes.

 

yas-ming ceramics

LINK: Yas-Ming Ceramics

 

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