February 28, 2017

Treated My Dog Mange With Madre Cacao Leaves

I was very happy to see that the Madre Cacao cuttings which was given to us by a friend from Batangas has already thrived and looks healthy.  It was just a stick when we planted it into a pot.  At first, I was not expecting that it will survive since we've just planted it in a pot.  However, I was told that trees that are actually planted on plastic containers or pots will be dwarfed since it doesn't have enough space to grow it's roots, nonetheless these will survive as long as they receive the proper care like enough supply of water and sunlight.

My idea of growing our own Madre Cacao tree is because of our fur baby Marcus who always get skin problems like Mange.  Sometimes, he feels very itchy and would scratch his body until wounds developed.  We've been bringing him to his Vet for proper treatment but the Mange keeps on coming back.  Getting rid of dog mange is not so easy and is also very costly, so we have resorted to using herbal treatment for our little Marcus.  We were told that boiling Madre Cacao leaves and using it as a rinse for the dog during bath time will help to heal the wounds caused by Mange.  You have to let the Madre Cacao rinse dries on the dog's body.

The treatment doesn't seemed to be so easy  You need enough patience and time.  My son has been giving Marcus a Madre Cacao bath for nearly 2 months before we can see that his condition is improving.  Now, he is totally Mange free and his fur that sheds off during the treatment period has grown back. I was lucky that my son is here to look after Marcus and bathe him regularly, it's not an easy task you know.  We need to change his shirts and beddings almost everyday and that's an extra thing to do, but the best part of it was that Marcus is safe from side effects that oral medicines and injections might do to his body, not to mention that we were able to save a lot from the Vet professional fees and other medicines.

I hope that we could maintain our fur baby Marcus free from Mange as this is his problem since he was small.  Sometimes, that's the wonder of nature, what you think is useless is actually the one which could solve your problem.

February 26, 2017

Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Brad Pitt Split

She's been exceptionally quiet since splitting with her husband Brad Pitt late last year, but now mom of six Angelina Jolie is opening up about the very difficult time. The beautiful A list star is in Cambodia right now, promoting a new film with all of her kids in tow. During an interview with BBC News, she was asked about her personal life, when she became visibly upset. 'I don’t want to say very much about that, except to say it was a very difficult time and we are a family, and we will always be a family,' Angie said. 'It was very difficult,' the actress, 41, added. 'Many people find themselves in this situation. My whole family have all been through a difficult time.'

The famous couple have been involved in a very bitter custody dispute over their six children. Last September, Angelina filed for divorce after an alleged incident that went down on a plane trip from France to Los Angeles involving Brad and oldest son Maddox. The custody battle initially played out in the media, before Brad and Angie were able to seal the custody documents as they work to reach a settlement agreement. “My focus is my children, our children,' she explained to the BBC.'We are and forever will be a family and so that is how I am coping. I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer,' she said. We are proud for Angelina for speaking out about this difficult time in her life, and we hope that she continues to find healing and comfort. 

February 23, 2017

Owning A Golden Retriever...What To Expect?

I am a person who loves gardening and I always do my best to devote even an hour everyday to tend my garden.  I picked up all the dry leaves from plant to plant and make sure everything looks neat. However, recently I am having problems with my garden as my Golden Retriever had developed the habit of digging the soil and destroying the plants in the garden.  He would also break some clay pots lined up on one side of our garage.  I have rearranged my garden several times as this very playful dog would always mess up with my plants.  I've seen other Golden Retriever pets and they behave naturally.  My GR is only 2 years old now and I was told that at the age of 4, they would start to behave and would not destroy things although their "playful ways" will still be there.

Our GR has a robust body and can easily break things especially that he is so clumsy. We bought a Golden Retriever for our pet because my son wants this kind of breed because of their sweet and playful ways but I did not really expect that their "playful ways" can go to the extent of destroying or damaging things around the house. It's too late though as I have already learned to love this breed of dog.  He could be so sweet and always flash that happy face every time you look at him which made me developed a certain level of patience on him.

Golden Retrievers are people pleasers and will do anything to be praised, however they are too sensitive to strict way of disciplining and harsh tones.  I am guilty of this sometimes as I have the tendency to raise my voice at an instant whenever I see that he had messed up on something.  Since Golden retrievers adores people and depends largely on companionship, giving them proper care and attention is a must or they will grow up to be temperamental and would develop more tendency to chew things out of anxiety.

Owning a Golden Retriever has done a lot of both good things and bad things for us but at the end of the day, we are still happy to have our dear Alonzo around as he is one of the sweetest and loving dogs that we ever had.

February 21, 2017

My Daughter and My Choco Fudge Brownies

For the past few months, I've been experimenting with my baked cakes and pastries as I wanted to offer more new things to my existing clients, majority of my customers are students and young professionals who used to buy these pastries to be given as gifts to their friends and loved ones.  it is for this reason that I'm always keen to develop more products and add some personal touches to make it different from the rest.

A lot of my daughter's friends love brownies and young people usually love anything sweet, so make my brownies appear to be more exciting, I have incorporated more designs to make these more appealing.

Here are samples of what I have baked just few days ago and they all loved these.

My daughter's friends were also at the house to do some shoots and I have prepared extra brownies for them, as well. My daughter has been doing a great job doing video editing tasks and I am just so proud of her.  She doesn't have a complete set of equipment yet and is urging me to buy one but since it comes with a hefty price, I told her to wait for a while until my major projects had been completed and we're not hard with the finances.  I also wanted her to have a nord lead, as music is also one of her passions.  As a Mom, I've always wanted to support my kids in whatever things they want to pursue.  After all, we only wanted the best for our children.  Same thing is true for my daughter, she's one of my best critics when it comes to baking and supports my passion, too.  Next to brownies, I'll be moving to cookies. 

Wish me luck. :)

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