If you've recently noticed in Blogger Admin, you can now add a "Featured Post" to your blog. Of course when I see anything telling me I can do something "new", I'm all for trying it out. And it's simple! Login, go to Blogger Layout, click Gadget + ...find "featured post gadget" select where you want your featured post to show up in your layout design [I did it for the sidebar with my recent flower post]. After your gadget opens, Blogger will give you several posts from which to choose. Make your choice of the post you want featured, and your preferences on how it will be displayed....scroll down, and save. Go back to your blog and check it out. You can rearrange it by returning to the Layout. It may be a feature I like. We'll see. It might be what I call a 'come in handy'. At some point, I think it would be a nifty idea to feature an exceptional post you see OTHER than your own blog. But, that's my opinion, and it probably wouldn't go over too well with Blogger. lol
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It was a weekend from H E double L for us and our wee little Winston [our Persian]. Saturday he was quite lethargic....but being a male cat, I didn't become concerned. After a long hot day, I finally went to bed. Sunday morning I got up and came out through the living room to the dining room. Winston was up on the arm of the sofa. I petted him on the head a 'good morning' and he winced and cried out in pain. Immediately the lights came on and I noticed his neck with a small blood stain. Waking Bud up to come to help out and be my nurse while I examined our kitty....probing around, I smelled abscess. It was on his throat. With his long hair, as any Persain has, it was difficult to inspect, but we got to the area while he was wincing and whining in pain. I cleaned his wound that I found, draining as much abscess as I could and upon further examination, there was a gaping hole by now. I called the Veterinarian Hospital's ER in town and rushed him in after we got dressed and prepared his kitty carrier. Once we got in, the Vet nurse took over. Taking temp, examining Winston and asking questions for us to answer. Then, the doctor came in. After her examination, we figured it was about a 99% assumption he had been bitten by a spider. For the 2nd time in a few hours, Winston was cleaned, the opened area was shaved, antibiotics and cleansing lotion was prescribed. After about 3 hours, we all left for home, exhausted. For the next two weeks we have to administer the antibiotics, keeping the wound cleaned and covered...We're all recouping from this; it's difficult to see and note that an animal is in pain and suffering. Thank God for the veterinarians.
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Another exceptional read is on my nightstand! Behind the Palace Walls by Katie Nicholl [UK's royalty correspondent and author]. I've always had a deep fascination of British History from King Henry VIII on up to today. So, with this title, and the cover design, I was thrilled to pick it up at Half Price Books for $1. Ms. Nicholl, by the way, has an upcoming new book to be published soon...or it may be out in England by now...I haven't seen it here yet...."The Future Queen" about Kate Middleton [this will be a good follow-up book since Behind the Palace Walls tells of how Prince William met and courted Kate]. But the book shown here today, is another fantastic behind the scenes story of the two princes and their struggle to lead a normal life and still be part of the royal family. Ms. Nicholl's depiction is concise, vividly portrayed, well written and filled with a deep empathy of the Wales family values - including Diana Spencer, Prince Charles, Queen Mom, Queen Elizabeth, and all the women and girls the boys, William and Harry, adore/adored, throughout their younger days...My opinion, written with distinct accuracy!
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Several weeks ago, I took this photo of the 'fenced in' caged lizard at the outdoor exhibit at the Botanical Gardens. I then, made use of the app SuperPhoto Pro and had these results. The filters I used of the original [seen on the left] were Burning, then, clicked on composition and used Hardlight. After that, the image was saved and re-opened in the app and I used Linen filter.
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I just had my feathers done!! & Stick around; watch me perform!!
Captain Oinker and his shipmates!! & Anyone up for BBQ at the Chew Chew?