EVO 95 GF Chicken & Turkey Canned Cat Food from Chewy.Com

I was provided EVO 95 GF Chicken & Turkey Canned Cat Food from Chewy.Com to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100 % honest and my own.

I first gave EVO canned cat food to my outdoor cats. Maggie ate up her portion ASAP. Maggie’s sister enjoyed her portion immensely. Onyx always loves a fine canned cat food that has chicken and turkey in it.


EVO is 95 % animal protien and has no gluten or potato and is grain free. EVO is made in the USA in Tenn. by Mars Pet Care and is formulated to meet all of your cats nutritional levels or needs. Feed an eight pound adult cat about 3/4 of a can daily.

I gave a large portion to my cats next door. Hilford let me pat him on the head after he ate his EVO 95 GF  Chicken and Turkey canned cat food from Chewy.Com. Hilford is very shy so this was a major event for him. Bella ate away at some EVO in the Living Room and then she proceeded to eat more in the laundry room. Faith ate in one room and she also went to another room to eat more EVO. Russ, Addi, Cali, and Sherlock ate more than their fair share of EVO also. Mr. Gray ate up a lot of Evo,  he loves to eat as it is one of his treasures in life.


I stepped out the house for a little while and when I came back in Nicole had found the wonderful EVO 95 GF Chicken & Turkey canned cat food from Chewy.Com and she was almost smiling as she ate it. Nicole had the most contented look on her face as if she had had a feast fit for a King.

All of my cats were thrilled with their EVO 95 GF Chicken & Turkey canned cat food .

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Pottery, Clay and Vessel

Isaiah   64 : 8

But now, O Lord, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we are all the work of thy hand.

I have made a lot of different pottery pieces in the past. I start out with a formless ball of clay and I start forming it into a shape on the potters wheel. One sign of an experienced potter is a thin vase or cup, etc. A potter without a lot of experience will have thick pottery pieces until he masters the clay and manages to pull it up into a thin shape successfully. It takes awhile to master the skill of pulling the clay into shape without it toppling over and you starting over again.

God has a lot of patience with us as he shapes us. We start out as a ball of clay and God leads us along to form the perfect shape for our lives . On the potters wheel the potter makes useful vessels that he can use to drink out of, eat off of, display flowers in and much more. Pottery is very useful and always serves a purpose. God forms us to serve a special purpose on earth.

We have many purposes on earth : mother, father, caregiver, comforter, teacher, lawyer, farmer, librarian, minister, builder, doctor and so many more necessary professions that enrich and add to other peoples enjoyment on earth. Let God make you the vessel that you are supposed to be on earth. You want to be a vessel that will enrich other peoples lives. Always be a good steward so people can see Gods light shining through you and all that you do. Do what you excel in doing and always learn from you mistakes. No one is perfect but strive for the best that you can be and spread Gods good works and you will be a perfect vessel on earth.


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Ziwi Peak Rabbit & Lamb Canned Cat Food From Chewy.Com

I was provided Ziwi Peak Rabbit & Lamb Canned Cat Food From Chewy.Com to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100 % honest and my own.

I opened up a can of Ziwi Peak Rabbit and Lamb cat food for my cats next door. My cats came running at the sound  of a can opening. Bella ate & ate away at her Ziwi cat food. Russ, Faith and Hilford ate side by side will they ate their Ziwi. Cali is part Siamese so she ate her Ziwi food off in an area by herself. Addi and Mr. Gray ate side by side and they both ate a large amount of Ziwi Peak Rabbit & Lamb Canned Cat Food From Chewy.Com. Sherlock came out of hiding and he shared with Bella.



Ziwi Peak Rabbit & Lamb canned cat food is made in New Zealand. All of the Ziwi food is hand crafted in small batches.The meat is free range with no antibiotics, no grains added and no BPA. Their recipe is 93 % meat, organs & New Zealand Green Mussels. There are no preservatives, rendered meal, wheat, glycerins, antibiotics, fillers, soy, potatoes, TSPP, carageenan or sugar. For a 6 lb. cat feed approx. 1 can of Ziwi per day.

I gave some Ziwi to Maggie one of my outdoor cats and she woke from her cat nap ASAP and ate every single morsel of her Ziwi canned cat food. I noticed Maggie’s sister in one of the outdoor buildings and I gave her some Ziwi canned cat food which she polished off in a matter of seconds. I saw Onyx laying in the grass and I called to him and he kept coming in my direction. He always keeps a keen eye on where I place the canned cat food for him to eat. Onyx finds the food rather quickly and he ate up the Ziwi quickly. My cats give a paws up to Ziwi Peak Canned Cat Food.


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In Honor Of My Loving Parents

One of the Ten Commandments : Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother

My parents were remarkable and outstanding parents. I have been very blessed to have the most wonderful and perfect parents in my life. They helped shaped me into the person I am today and so much more. My parents are an inspiration to me everyday in my life to succeed and move forward in life to achieve everything humanly possible while I am on earth. My parents were compassionate and understanding and considerate to my needs. Everyday that I am alive I strive to make my parents proud of me.

When I was about eight years old my Father made a seat for his tractor for me to sit on while he planted corn,etc. My Father always wanted to keep me safe and out of harms way.  My Father thought me how to deal with contractors and business men. My Father told me to get several bids on a project so I could get a good deal on a project without being taken advantage of. I followed my Father around as much as I could and I learned how to make a lot of different repairs on all different kinds of items by watching him over the years. My father was kind and compassionate and always willing to help someone in need. I am posting a picture of my Father showing me my very first cat Flossie. Flossie walked out to the field where my Father was to die. She wanted to be next to him when she passed on.


My Mother would read a book to me at night until I feel to sleep. My Mother was kind, gentle, compassionate and very caring. My Mother would pick me up from school when I was sick and take me home and I would get better quickly with her loving care. When I was very sick as a young child my parents slept on the floor next to me in my hospital room until they knew I would finally get better.

My Mother was a librarian for over thirty years. She checked out a lot books from the library for me to read. My Mother read a lot and now I love to read a lot. Knowledge is learned through books and from your parents, God and friends.

I  was very blessed to have the most perfect parents possible in my life. My parents had good Christian values. Some of their values were treat people like you would want to be treated, help people in need, if you cannot say anything good then do not say anything at all and the spoken word is like a sped arrow lost in the night.  My Mother wrote down the following to me in a autograph book that I had people right down sayings in. My mother wrote : As down the river of life you glide I wish you a long and beautiful ride.

My Father and I took care of my Mother at home until the last three days of her life. My Mother died in our local hospital. I went to visit my Father everyday in the Rest Home for three years and three months. My Father died in the Rest Home. God Bless my parents for enriching my life in so many wonderful and awesome ways.

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Maintaining Your Cats Weight

Some cats eat much more than others do.

Do not leave the cat food out for your cat all day long if he seems to be putting on too much weight. Set up a schedule for your cat. Leave the cat food out for thirty minutes in the morning and again in the afternoon.

Some cats exercise a lot and others rather rest most of the day. My cats love to run up and down my steps. I keep my litter boxes in my basement. They get exercise when they have to use their litter box.


Keep a toy box out with a lot of different cat toys in it. You will be amazed at how many times you notice him picking out his favorite toy out of the box. Once in a while he will play with something completely different. Buy a circle toy with a mouse or a ball in it. My cats get a lot of exercise by batting the mouse or ball around.


Play games with your cat. Throw a ball and he will chase after it. Buy a laser  light and watch him chase and try to catch the light.I bought a remote control mouse and my cat would run after it. Buy a stick with feathers on the end and he will jump up and down trying to catch the feathers.

Scratching bench

A lot of cats are night time eaters. Take their food away completely at night. Eating at night with no exercise until morning will really put on the extra pounds.

If nothing seems to help your cat loose weight buy a weight maintenance cat food. You can buy it at a pet store or from your vet.

A cat that is too heavy can develop many health problems. Being overweight can led to a premature death. Hope your cat maintains a healthy weight and stays fit and trim.

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Illness & Direction

Hebrews 2 : 10  11 : 8

For it became him whom are all things, and by whom all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed ; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

When we have an illness or have to deal with pain and suffering  in our life day after day sometimes it is necessary to find a new direction in our lives. It can be scary to redefine yourself but you will feel a stronger connection to God in the process.

A woman on TV the other day said that her daughter turned an ugly illness into a beautiful thing. Her daughter started visiting young people in the hospital that had illnesses and  she was comforting them and supporting them in their greatest hour of need. Just one positive word can give a person the will to battle through most anything in life.

My illness has made a very strong connection to God in my life. I became a Lay Minister to help strengthen my visits with people in rest homes and to spread Gods good works. The blogging group I belong to has encouraged me to be more vocal and outgoing in life.  Our blogging group are wonderful cheerleaders for each other through thick and thin.

red lighthouse


Do not let an illness encompass you. You live life on your terms and do not let an illness define you in life. Use your illness to help others find new directions and positive things in their life. Everyday is a gift from God so use all of your days wisely and do Gods will in all ways that are possible for you to complete. Life has many ups and downs. Do not let the downs keep you down rise up above them with God by your side.

Make time in each day to let others know that you cherish and love them. Spread Gods good works whenever and however you can. God be with you today and always through your many journeys in life.

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Z’mariks noodle cafe located in Mason City, Iowa

I was provided a Greek Salad from Z’mariks noodle cafe located in mason City, Iowa to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100 % honest and my own.


I met the owners of Z’mariks noodle cafe and her Father. Her Father has a Greek heritage and it shows in their delicious authentic Greek salad. My salad had Greek olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, onions,lettuce, grilled chicken and Greek dressing. My salad was the best Greek salad that I have ever eaten. They use fresh ingredients in there food bowls.



My friend ate the Z’mac n cheese and she enjoyed eating it. It was covered with a lot of cheese and she said it tasted wonderful. My friend and I found their menu items to be reasonably priced.


Thy have mac n cheese bowlz, salad bowlz, noodle bowlz, rice bowlz and soup bowlz.  You can add protien and more to your menu selection. They have house made dressings for your salad selection.

I love the bright and welcoming atmosphere in the cafe. I like the booths and the chairs in the cafe.  They have stools that you can sit on and look outdoors while you eat your food. The staff in Z’mariks noodle cafe are very kind, polite and considerate of your every need. When you order from there menu they take your food allergies in consideration and eliminate that ingredient or ingredients from your meal. They try their best to meet your dietary needs. Our food was delivered to us exactly how we ordered it and we received our food quickly and efficiently.


They have an outdoor patio so you can eat outdoors and enjoy a wonderful day along with an awesome meal. If the sun is out they provide an umbrella for your outdoor table. I would highly recommend Z’mariks noodle cafe to all of my family and friends.

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A Rats Tail In My Hair A Dream With A Strange Analogy

I dreamed about a rats tail in my hair one evening. I could always see its tail hanging down and it was freaking me out. I asked my friends if they could see the rats tail in my hair and all of my friends said no. I figured they said that because they were afraid to remove the rat from my hair.

chicken merry go round

I kept dreaming about that rats tail hanging down out of my hair most of the night. Once I came to terms with accepting having a rat in my hair the rat left never to be seen again.

Once we come to terms accepting a situation that we cannot change we have no fear of the situation anymore. Some people are like a rat in your hair such as bullies. If we let the bully bother us day after day he has all the power and we have none. Do not let someone intimidate you day after day seize the moment on your terms and your conditions and do not bow down to a bully.

Anyone that antagonizes you or upsets you  holds all the cards not you. Be your own cheerleader and take control in your life. A rat will get out of your hair when he cannot pull your chain any longer.

tiger merry go round

Do not let fear take moments of your life away because that dirty old rat will never get out of your hair. When you are in control of your life you can accomplish many great things that you didn’t even think were possible to achieve. Keep on target to set and achieve new goals each and every day of your life. Life is a gift from God and not a given so use your life to help spread Gods good works and make the World a better place and never let the rats get the best of you.


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Lauryn’s Lunchbox located in Clear Lake, Iowa

I was provided a sandwich at Lauryn’s Lunchbox to facilitate my review. All thoughts are 100 % honest and my own.


Lauryn’s Lunchbox is located next to the Senior Center in Clear Lake, Iowa. I was very impressed with the atmosphere and colors used in their restaurant. I was hoping that a restaurant like this would open in Clear Lake, Iowa and now it has thankfully. I love the varieties of sandwiches and salads to choose from. There is truly something for everyone on there menu.


The sandwich I ordered was excellent and I would give my sandwich  five stars out of fives stars. I like how accommodating and friendly the staff was that waited on me.  They asked me what I wanted on my sandwich and made the sandwich exactly how I wanted it. I ordered a sandwich with whole grain bread, turkey, avocado dressing, fresh alfalfa sprouts and feta cheese. I had Sweet Potato Chips with my sandwich. I love eating alfalfa sprouts on a sandwich. They have fresh sprouts locally grown delivered to them every day that they are open. I can hardly wait until I go back to Lauryn’s Lunchbox again for another awesome sandwich or salad.


There promise to you is : all produce is organic local and chemical free – the meat is grass feed and hormone & antibiotic free – locally sourced when available. They make it a top priority to accommodate your dietary needs and choices. They provide you with healthy food that nourishes your body. You can order vegan,dairy free, nut free, grain free and no gluten if you so desire.


The front of the store has a health food store that has fresh vegetables, produce, and health foods. I purchased some goat cheese, sweet potatoes and a health food bar. They work with local farmers to get fresh produce. I had a nice visit with all of the staff and they are very knowledgeable and very accommodating.


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Memorial Day And What It Means To Me

Memorial Day is a day for us to remember our loved ones that have passed on. We are here today because of our ancestors and their great accomplishments through the years. They have braved great tragedies and have triumphed over many adversities to come to a new country full of unknowns to make a great life for their family and future generations to come.


We have our Founding Fathers, Surveyors, Lawyers, Tradesmen, Farmers, Veterans, and many more people to be remembered for what they have done to make America a land of great opportunity and freedom for all.

What our ancestors have done throughout the years has helped us get to our position in life. We have learned a great deal from them throughout history. Some of our ancestors have discovered cures for serious diseases that we would have died from years ago. Our ancestors carried their old traditions to the new country and we have built on these traditions over the years. We still love ethnic foods from the old country and have kept many of their ideals and values in place.


I have traveled to the countries that my ancestors came from. I have walked down the same streets that they walked down in the 1600’s. I saw the farm that my Great Grandfather farmed and learned the history behind why he came to America. When we learn more about our ancestors we also learn much more about ourselves and why we have certain likes and dislikes. We are very similar to our ancestors and we strive for a lot of the same things without even knowing it at the time. People always told my Father he looked like his Grandfather. We have a lot of the same mannerisms as our ancestors had.



Memorial Day reminds me of all of my wonderful ancestors that have went on before me and helped shaped me into the person I am today. I am glad for all of their sacrifices and triumphs as without them I would not be here today. Thank you God for all of the wonderful people that have enriched the World with your good works. We greatly miss our relatives that have gone on before us and one of our ways of honoring them and remembering them is with Memorial Day.

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