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Day: March 22, 2011

Say NO To Potty Mouths!

Remember the good old days when all we had to worry about was how many frogs we had to kiss before we found our prince?
Now, we have to worry about the potty mouths of our pets!
Dr. Oz says puckering up for our pooches can actually make us sick!  He says little puppy kisses can be fine, but we have to remember that most of our dogs are scavengers and let’s face it…they’re not always too particular about what they put in their mouths!
Toxocara, Salmonella, Guardia, Hookworm, Tapeworm, and many others can be found in the mouths of our pets.  And, Dr. Oz adds that some of our pets’ bad behaviors we ignore could be the cause of household illnesses.  If your pet, especially cats, go outside and walk through yucky stuff and then hop up on your counter tops they are contaminating places where you prepare food.  If you allow your pets to sleep in your bed you have to realize what’s been in their mouths and on their paws is now where you sleep!
What can you do?  Be sure to always wash your hands after handling any animal, don’t let them rummage in garbage or raw meat, wipe/clean their paws when they come in from outside, keep pets off surfaces where you prepare food and always maintain a healthy pet with regular visits to the vet!
For more information about Dr Oz’s recommendations go to www.peoplepets.com!

Mermaid Sighting: Mary Kay Mermaid!

Our good friend and favorite author, Mary Kay Andrews, was hard at work recently! She attended the Scotts Antique Show in Atlanta, and wouldn’t you know it, she spotted a mermaid!

 

Look at what Mary Kay Andrew's shared with us!

This is one lovely, vintage treasure of the sea! Thanks for sharing her with us Mary Kay, and I know you found many more fabulous things at that show, too. You always do!

Have you spotted a mermaid lately? We’d love to see it! Please send your sighting and maybe a little background about it to diane@mermaidcottages.com. Keep your eyes peeled, because your sighting could end up being our next featured Mermaid! We look forward to hearing from you soon!