Many persons give up their hobbies or even aspects of their work or chores as they age. While arthritis in their fingers and hands may be one reason they don't build model cars or quilt any more, for most boomers and seniors, it's because of vision changes. As we age, we tend to need more light and more magnification to see clearly and sometimes even our prescription lenses don't quite measure up to what we need for hobby work.
Knowing how much I love gadgets, my family members always try to find a gadget I've never seen or used before. No offense to the others, whose Christmas gifts were thoughtful and novel, but there was one gift from my sister that I have searched for, for years, I'd like to tell you about... a travel thermos that keeps my coffee hot for a few hours and that doesn't spill all over my car if I make a quick turn.
Until recently, one could rarely find a dog toy made of natural organic materials outside of a high-end specialty pet boutique. High end usually meant high prices, although many environmentally-conscious were willing to pay them. But it's common now to find dog toys mass marketed with both their stuffing and the adorable, colorful character patterns in totally organic materials... and they're much more affordable.
14 Best Halloween Pet Costume Winners 2011: Scariest, Sexiest, Dumbest, Most Adorable, Look-Alikes, And More!by Lady Bee
This is the fifth year of my best Halloween costumes for pets blog. This year I'm seeing more originality in handmade pet costumes and less in the traditional ready-to-wear pet costumes. But it wasn't hard to find plenty of super entries vying for Best Look-Alikes, Sexiest, Dumbest, Funniest, Scariest, Best Prehistoric, and more categories...
A year ago, it was hard to find biodegradable dog poop bags. Now, they're everywhere. In fact, many of today's biodegradables are also water soluble and, therefore, flushable. This is great news because, according to the Enviromental Protection Agency, "Flushing pet waste is the best disposal method." But not everyone with a toilet can flush pet poop, even in a flushable bag...