Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sonic & Prince

The other day, Hiss (the feral cat in my area) was meowing at my door for food. So, I walked outside to feed him and just so happened to look in my yard. Low and behold, this is what I saw:

Prince! He was taking a little nap in my dog's water bowl. I always wondered why my dog's bowl got so dirty overnight, and now I know why.
He lives in my yard. He comes out every night. Whenever I feed Hiss, he comes out and eats the cat food. What a strange toad!

Today I took Sonic down to this little park to play a little before I 
went on my long walk. I call it a park, but technically it's just a little grassy area in our parking structure. He loves it though. We walk down there, and I throw the ball around and let him run his heart out! 
Then I brought him home & went on my 4 mile walk:)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Food Inc.

08/23: I am just about to leave my house to drive to the other side of the island to watch Food Inc. in theaters. There is only one place on the island that is showing it, so off we go!

08/24: So I watched Food Inc. last night. It was a really good movie! I think everyone should watch it! It basically talked about all the things that the FDA tries to hide from consumers. A lot of America is content with not knowing about where their food comes from. We just trust that what they give us in safe, when it is the complete opposite of safe! For example, corn is fed to cows because it is the cheep easy way, instead of feeding them what they were born to eat, which is grass. Because the cows are fed corn, the cows develop maladies that must be treated with antibiotics (which are passed on to consumers). This has led to the mutation of new strains of the E.coli virus. By the end of the movie I felt totally nauseated. Now I am even MORE conscientious about eating local & organic more often. When it comes out on DVD, I am going to buy it and make everyone watch it.

Skin Care

Just thought I would share about the skin care that I use. I have been using MyChelle Dermaceuticals  for about 4 years now. I have always had very sensitive skin, and struggled to find a good skin care. I also have rosacea, so that does not help either. I love the fact that Mychelle is free of phthalates, parabens, propylene glycol, ureas, EDTA, fragrances, encapsulated nano particles, and artificial colors. I'm kind of paranoid about parabens, phthalates, etc. My husband can attest to this. Mychelle is also 100% vegetarian & cruelty free. Most of their products are even vegan friendly. The products I currently use are:
  • Honeydew Cleanser
  • Capillary Calming Serum (for my rosacea)
  • Deep Repair Cream
  • Fresh Eyes
  • Guava Cactus Mask

This is a great company and I highly recommend these products.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Kolohe adopted

Today was a good SCARS day! Kolohe got adopted into his forever home:) He is such a sweet, beautiful little boy. I'm so glad we found him a good home. I'm also glad that I found a pet store here that sells the indoor immunizations. Pet stores usually don't carry them. 

For lunch today I had a vegetable sushi handroll & avocado maki from Aloha Sushi. I also had a Robeks Acai Engergizer, which I LOVE by the way! I like Robeks way better than Jamba Juice. The only thing I will get at Jamba Juice is the fresh Carrot Juice or the Wheat grass shots. Robeks on the other hand has such better smoothies. The acai bowls are great as well!
You can read more about Lucky here 

Saturday Breakfast

Breakfast this morning consisted of Batter Blaster organic pancake batter with peanut butter & maple syrup, along side some Morning Star sausage patties. It's great because you get a lot of protein from the sausage patties & peanut butter, and it tastes great!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Burger King

Tonight for dinner I had a veggie burger & onion rings from burger king. I love their veggie burgers! 

Protect your cats

Get your cat a collar & name tag. Safe cat collars with name tags should be worn by all cats at all times. Even if your cat is an indoor or microchipped cat. The safest collars in my opinion are the collars with the breakaway and reflective features. The breakaway collars are designed to break away in a situation such as your cat's weight hanging from a branch. A good site for pet name tags is . You can fit your pet's name, your name, your address, and 2 phone numbers on one tag.You also NEED to get your cat microchipped. You can wait until your local vets have microchip specials. For Hawaii, this August is microchip month. You can go to all participating vets and get a microchip for only $5. You can find out what vet clinics participate in this by going to

Also, Get a rescue alert sticker for your house. You can get one for free at .

Adoptable Momma & Kittens


If interested, email at!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Iams Cruelty

Also, please sign the petition to fight animal cruelty at

Simon's adoption story

Our little boy got adopted yesterday. His name is Simon. He had a rough life up to this point. He was found on the side of the road, skin & bones, and near death. A nice lady saw him, and picked him up. She brought him home and "fattened him up." Once he was a little healthier, she dropped him off at the Hawaiian Humane Society. She asked them to call her if they could not find a home, and were going to euthanize him. Within a day, what do ya know, they called her back. They said that he tested positive for adult heart worm, and that they were going to euthanize him. 
Just a little side note: The Hawaiian Humane Society's has a $1.64 million contract with the state and could definitely afford to help this dog if they wanted to. Just thought you would like to know that.
Back to my story. So this lady went back down to the humane society, and adopted Simon. She had no intentions to keep him as her own, but just did not want to see him euthanized. In the coming months, she took him to the Kalihi Pet Clinic, where he was treated for heart worm. This cost her over $300, and that was at a discounted rate. Once he was treated for heart worm and pronounced HEART WORM FREE, she contacted me. She said that she heard that I was the founder of a no-kill animal rescue and asked for my help. She said that with her recent daughters death, that taking on this third dog into her life was just too much to handle. I put up ads all over Craigslist and my website in search of the perfect forever home for Simon. I picked up Simon that week. He stayed at my house for a couple weeks, and then went to a new foster home. We were contacted by someone who said they wanted to adopt him! I was so happy, but unfortunately this did not work out. He was returned to me two days later. He was then placed in another foster home. I felt so bad that he had to be shuffled around so much. He was probably wondering, "Why doesn't anyone want to love me?" Yesterday, I got an email from a college student inquiring about Simon. I had her follow procedure and fill out the adoption application. She filled it out right away, and emailed me back. I asked if she was interested in meeting Simon that same day and she said, YES. So I went to pick up Simon from his foster home, and then drove to meet this girl who was interested in him. She talked with Simon and I for quite a while, asking many questions, which I was happy about. She was perfect! Simon wagged his little tail right into her car and life. I drove away sad to see him go, but so happy that he found a wonderful, loving forever home!

If you are looking for your perfect companion for life, please email me at or check out my website at

A funny quote I came across:  
"I wish outer-space guys would conquer Earth and make people their pets, because I'd like to have one of those little basket-beds with my name on it."

Being a vegetarian

So, I have now officially been a vegetarian for...27 days. It's not hard at all! I'm sure it helps that I never particularly liked meat in the first place though:) I don't ever crave it. I just cannot be in the business of rescuing animals on a daily basis, and then turn around and eat one! Just the thought makes me sick. I made a great blueberry coffee cake today, and here is the recipe:

Vegan Blueberry Coffee Cake

2 Pints Blueberries
4 Cups Flour
4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Tablespoon Salt
1 1/2 Cups Sugar
1/2 Cup Vegan Margarine
2 Egg Replacers

1 Cup Almond Milk

Crumb Topping
1 Cup Sugar
2/3 Cup Sifted Flour
1/2 Cup Vegan Margarine

1.) Wash, sort through and pick out any stems, leaves or bad/mushy blueberries. Place in strainer, the berries should be as dry as possible when you add them to the dough.

2.) Pre-heat oven to 375.

2.) Sift 4 cups flour and 4 tsp. baking powder 3 times. I use 2 sheets of wax paper to accomplish this. Sifting 3x is the secret to this recipe.

4.) In a large bowl, cream 1/2 cup vegan margarine, 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1 tablespoon salt. (just mix it together well enough)

5.) Make the equivalent of 2 eggs and mix well. Pour 1 cup almond milk. Mix with egg replacer eggs.

6.) Alternately add dry and wet ingredients into large bowl, with mixer on low speed, till you make a stiff dough.

7.) Carefully fold in blueberries, try hard not to break or mush them. (you don't want blue cake) They don't have to be distributed perfectly, just well enough.

8.) Make crumb mixture. Cut vegan margarine into sugar/sifted flour with a fork until crumbly.

9.) Scoop blueberry dough into a 9x13 pan, even it out with a spatula as best you can. Don't worry about it too much, it's supposed to be rough on top. Sprinkle with crumb mixture.

10.) Bake for 50 - 60 minutes. It should be golden on top and a toothpick placed in the center comes out clean.

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