Mission Impossible: Puppies, free to good home

Oh My Gosh, who knew it would be this hard to find my sweet terrier’s puppies a new home. I am trying my best everyday because I know the longer I wait and the older they get it may be a issue for placement.

So I considered my options. Craigslist was one. Just as I was about to post the puppies for the taken, this came up ……. (and I’m glad they it did.)

So now I have to charge….. ok.

PETA and AALAS have been kind enough to provide the following perspectives on this controversial subject:

1. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) [www.peta.org]

We are writing in regards to the “free to good home” advertisements that appear on the Craigslist website.

As you may be aware, animals given away for free can, and unfortunately often do, meet gruesome fates. They can end up in the hands of animal abusers like Barry Herbeck, a Wisconsin man who was convicted last year of torturing and killing animals he obtained through “free to good home” ads. He confessed to taking his kids with him when responding to the ads so people would be comfortable turning animals over to him. People known as “bunchers,” who obtain animals illegally from random sources to sell to research facilities for profit, often acquire animals by answering “free to good home” ads. Small animals advertised as “free to good home” are sometimes acquired by individuals who intend to use them as bait in training other animals to fight. Gerbils, hamsters, and young kittens are often acquired to be used as snake food.

Animal protection organizations all over the United States work diligently to educate people about the proper procedure for placing animals and frequently assist people in finding good homes for their animals. We routinely contact individuals who place “free to good home” advertisements to alert them to the potential perils for their animals and continuously receive appreciative calls from people who say they never knew these dangers existed.

Craigslist could do its readers and the animals a great service, while setting a very progressive example, by posting a brief warning at the top of the pets section about giving animals away for free. To supplement the warning people could be informed that they can contact us for more information about placing animals and screening potential adopters.

So I made this ad:

Star (Mom) Rock & Roll (sons)My sweet white terrier (house dog) just had 3 puppies (2 males & I female) and my husband says that the have to go! The girl is gone to my neighbor. I wish I could keep them together.  They are now 5 weeks and ready for shots and to eat independently (even though they are still nursing by choice). If you are interested in them, please inbox me. We do prefer them to be together.
I am not offering my fellas to any weirdo for fighting /food or any other non sense!
I can meet you at Earth Fare in SouthPark or at Imaginon downtown (***) ***-****

Hopefully they will be placed somewhere happy, safe and healthy really soon. If not, I guess they’ll be early Christmas gifts to the nieces and nephews. Now off to the vet we go. Dog Mama is due for a spay/neuter appointment. I can’t go through this again. The kids and I have fallen in love with them. It’s getting harder sneaking them in after my husband gets sleepy.

Product Review: Julius Jr. riding toy by Fisher Price

I received a Julius Jr toy for review and completed it with the help of my handy 4 and 2 year old sons. It didn’t take long to see what the hype was about.

Look at this cute,tiny monkey! He makes everyone smile. You just can’t help it.jj I loved the smooth colors, and the easy to clean surface. It even fits nicely in my mom bag and yes, Julius Jr. can go in the tub for bath time fun. I can see the creative potential in this little guy already! Now time to see what the boys thought.  We tested Julius Jr for speed, portability and durability. Yes friends, it was race time!


We raced it on the carpet and the stone floor against a police paddy wagon, and guess what? That little happy monkey can roll. He even stayed inside of the car with the flashing force of boy power! The police wagon barely kept up. 

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It was really cool reviewing this product for free  with my boys. I was also able to share saving with my friends. Win-Win-Win right?

Right now Julius Jr is having a tour of our upstairs herb garden. That reminds Me- I need to check on him. Last time I seen him, he was cruising in a space ship. (yes Julius Jr, is detachable and interchangeable.) His host are very creative in  their play and silence at times means big trouble! See ya!


Setting The Parental Standard

Thank you for being a reader of my blog. I appreciate the time you have invested in doing so. I know that you could have scrolled right on past this post and never think twice. For that, I am sincerely grateful.

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Did that make you feel good inside? ! like to say thank you in style. It helps me build rapport and gain favor.It’s a standard I have grown to use on a daily basis. It sure in handy yesterday with my daughter. While at the local library, this 21 year old man was trying to hit on her. After being told how old she was, he still proceeded and even said that he would wait on her to turn “Of age.” Thank goodness, she wasn’t terribly afraid since she was with a small group of associates at the branch library. The story ends with the man being banned and escorted of the premises via the local police.

This situation made me so appreciative of the relationship I have with the library staff, my children and the community. After my daughter told the staff member what happened, the first thing out her mouth was, “I know your mom doesn’t play that!”

Because of her spirit to serve and me setting the standard, everything worked out for my daughter. The librarian gave my daughter the protection she would give her daughter. It was a clear example of quality service.

Marriott is known for good service. I was trained to provide top rate service from the moment guest stepped within 10 feet from us.  I read In The Spirit To Serve, by Bill Marriott and when I was at the Hilton, we often got quality tested by secret guest shoppers to ensure we were doing our job. The feedback was straight forward, traceable and unanimous.

Guide book for hospitality excellance

Guide book for hospitality excellence.

I got a kick out of seeing my name in weekly mentions of excellence.To me, it not only meant that I was in demand, it also said that I was helping people enjoy their time (as I’m sure the librarian will get a kick out of receiving her gifts today)

I was able to carry those traits over into motherhood. This time, I am writing the guide book and doing the training.blue gift 2  9-2-2014 9-09-15 AM

Setting The Standard.  Standard setting is the methodology used to
define levels of achievement or proficiency and
the cutscores corresponding to those levels. Widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence.

In my community, at any given day,

I ‘m hugging my children, communicating with them. Asking them questions and actually waiting to hear their response. Once a month, I even take them out for one on one time with mommie, even if it’s to the market and back. I make them feel love, wanted and valuable; the pure form of a spirit to serve.

Thank you for hanging in with me.

QC Supermom