Huzzah! I've done it! 100% on my Lesson 1 Exam after only two days (4-6 hours) of studying!!
I finished my first lesson, at my pace, on my schedule and was able to remember nearly everything through adhering to my specific way of learning - repition and humming~*
I was actually quite excited to find out that a lot of the information the first lesson taught was things I'd learned just from paying attention to my experiences in taking my own pets to an animal hospital and watching show's like Scrubs, CSI, and Bones (weird I know but those show's have a lot of things one can learn if they know what they're looking for).
When I first started this lesson, I'd started in the back with the multiple choice questions and marked what I thought the correct answers were before I even started reading the lesson, which put the questions in the forefront of my mind as I was learning. When I finished the reading assignment, I found I had a much easier time in actually learning the material and answered all the questions correctly with little to no hesitation and no searching. How joyful I feel! never have I had an experience without pressure as this! Never have I been able to learn at my own pace without the scholastic "big brother" breathing down my neck to finish on "his" time! It pains me to realize I'm horrible with deadlines, but only when those deadlines are set as boundaries to my learning. SCREW YOU HIGH SCHOOL!! BWAHAHAHAHA! sorry I'm just exceedingly happy about this. I've loved to learn for a long while yet this is the first opportunity to do it my way.
Now, more motivated than ever, I begin talking about all I've learned in my extreme excitement only to realize that in doing so, I'm cementing the information even more permanetly into my brain.
I can't wait until I get my white coat as a DVM!!
Thank you so much Ashworth for making the dreams of an odd individual, like myself, come true!!
Each year, PETA chooses one lucky rescued turkey to hold the distinguished honor of Turkey of the Year. This year's recipient is Jake, a turkey from Oak Ridge, NC. When Jake was found, he was unable to eat or even move. Thanks to some veterinarians, an animal rescue group, and one generous man named Tony Cooler, Jake gets to celebrate Thanksgiving not on a plate, but with a family.
"Thanksgiving is murder on turkeys, but compassionate rescuers like Tony Cooler give lucky birds like Jake something to be thankful for," says PETA Vice President. "Rescued turkeys have been given a second chance at a life free from suffering on crowded factory farms—and that's the real prize."
First off its always good to check with your local animal shelter to see what kind of things they need:
Materials such as:
Cat and Dog food
Dog and Cat collars, and Leashes
Maybe even old office supplies
Coupons for animal food or cat litter
Humane traps used for capturing feral cats
You could donate your very own special skills like:
Computer skills: help make flyers, or news paper articles
Also if you have graphic design skills: you could help make and update websites for the shelter or design logos, brochures, or posters
Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting skills: you could make blankets for animals check out the snuggles project for information on how to make pet securit blankets for shelter animals http://www.snugglesproject.org
Building/construction skills: Help make repairs that the shelters may need, build dog houses, and feeding stations
Organizational Skills: Help out in the office or event planning
Ways To Volunteer:
Be a foster home: Open your home to an animal that needs a place to live and learn until they can be adoptable
Set up a donation coin can or donation food program: Place donation cans at local busy businesses, and make food donation bins and set then up at local supermarkets.
Do tabeling, which is setting up tables at local organizations or events, county fairs, with information about the local shelter and the animals be sure to have nice photos of the animals in need of help and homes.
Help people in the community understand animal care
Help the shelter get publicity, local news stations or newspapers let them know about any help thats needed, donations needed, and specials that may be going on at the shelter
Promote animal adoptions:
List homless aniamls on an adoption web site be sure to take photos and list their pros and cons you never want to hide anything from a person that is looking to adopt a pet.
Make adoption posters and hang then arounf the community
Pick up donated pet supplies and food from local businesses
Drive animals to and from vet clinics or adoption events
Provide transportation for people who need their animals taken to vets but can not drive
Provied Office Help:
Write thank you notes
Return phone calls
Also remember to always spay and neuter your animals
I have always had a passion for animals ever since i was a little girl. Though i have went to school for many things such as firefighting, emt, culinary arts, certified nursing assistant, home health aide, and med tech. Though none of these things satified me completely. So when i heard about this school and heard it offered vetinary assistant i was so exstatic just so happy. I thought to myself that i could finally start my life long dream of working with animals though as a teenager i voluntered a lot at the humaine society near me. But that wasnt enough for me. i wanted a life long career in it. Even after i complete my course i will not be done with my schooling for my dream. I want to go back to school for animal care technician which is mentioned in our books and states what they do. After that i would like to go back to school to become a vetinarian.
I am also looking for a study buddy so we can help one another. Or if anyone is looking for a study buddy Im starting chapter 7 today and i have passed all my exams with an A with 1 90% 4 95% and 1 100%. Though i did correct the wrong answers so that now they are correct in my book.
Flipping houses means someone purchases a house, redecorates and upgrades it, and then sells it for more than what they paid. Sadly, the same thing is happening to animals. Not the redecorating part, but people are buying animals from shelters and then selling them online. Places like craigslist don't check to see where they got the animals they're offering to sell. And the people doing this are sneaky. They won't tell you their real plan, rather they'll say something like, "Here's a great animal. I really love it. I have to move, I can't take it with me. I want to find a great home. Oh, by the way, I need $100."
Animal shelters are getting wise to this. One shelter found four animals that were being sold on the internet so the shelter came and took them back. The original buyer did not get their money back as per the contract. Veterinarians and shelter owners say if you truly are in the market for a pet, go to the shelter yourself.
Whether you have a dog, cat, or another pet, they're used to being your baby. But if you bring home a human baby, they may not know how to react. There are ways to get your pet used to the idea of you caring for something else and not being able to play or cuddle them whenever they want. Parents.com has some great advice for people wondering just how to adjust their pet to their newborn.
Before the baby comes:
Schedule a checkup - A visit to the veterinarian will ensure that your dog or cat is in good health and up-to-date on all vaccinations. If necessary, you might want to spay or neuter your pet—this usually makes an animal calmer and less likely to bite.
Play pretend - Start getting your dog or cat used to the idea of an infant in the house. "Hold a lifelike doll so your pet adjusts to seeing you with a baby," said one vet.
Set up the gear - Put your baby's things in place—the swing, portable crib, bassinet—a few weeks in advance. Let your pet become accustomed to the new items and the different sounds they make.
After the baby comes:
Welcome your pet first - Say hello to your dog or cat—without the baby present. After the pet has calmed down, have your partner present your little one. "Sometimes it's a good idea to keep the pet and child separate for several hours while the pet gets used to the baby being in the house," said the vet.
Start small - For the initial intro, your dog should be on a leash in a sit/stay position and rewarded with petting or praise. Gradually, your dog and baby can be brought closer together. As long as the dog is quiet, you can let it remain nearby. The same holds true for cats: Hold your baby near your pet, and caress and talk soothingly to the animal.
What other advice do you have for new parents and pet owners?
this is a list of names and who they are to me so that i dont have to explain it when i am telling the story
Dj- my son Jason- my oldest bro
Danny my middle bro Luke-my bro just older then me
Jd- my lil bro that passed away Mandy- bio mother
Jess- adopted mom BY CHOICE Haylee- my bff/adopted sister
Hi my name is sara Im a 23 year old single mother of a beautiful 1 year old son. He is my motivation he is my everything! I wanna do this for him. I want him to be able to have and do all the things that I didnt get to when u was growing up! I will be a better parent then my bio mom.
I just want to tell everyone reading this that there is always someone who has had a worse life then you! and I am not telling people my story so that they will feel sorry for me or pitty me. But what you go threw in life is what makes you who you are.
yeah parents, people, and events affect your life to a certian point but there comes a time when what happens to you is in your control. You are the only person that can decide how your life will be! thats what I am doing!!
Ok! here is my story summerized.
when i was 5 JD was 3 and he passed away of cancer, at that point my mom "went off the rocker" an abandoned her four other children including me. she left us with my biological father who was a drug addict, sexually, & physically abusive. When we were with him we were lucky to eat one meal a day cause he spent all of out welfare & foodstamps on dope. so Jason 17yo was going to highschool & he took over raising me & luke. danny had ran away to find mandy. when she came back over a year after she left she was a tweaker who spent all her money on drugs & whatever man she was with at the time! her childrens needs were not important. all her bfs she allowed to do whatever they wanted they were all copies of my biofather.
any xmas presents, thanksgiving dinner, xmas dinner were all donated to us by our school.
and that is just a very short version of my child hood. but you can see why I will not let my son live like this! I want him to go to school Fieldtrips, get to go on vacations, i want to be able to afford his presents, and be able to send him to college, and take him on vacations! I JUST WANT DJ TO HAVE A LIFE THAT I DIDNT! I WANT HIM TO BE VERY HAPPY!
i just want to know share people to know that no matter what you can control your life all you gotta do is set your mind to it and find something that motivates you to want to do it or change who you are! & for me that is my son!