Friday, April 20, 2012

Create Word Clouds With Tagxedo!

How would you like to turn your favorite words, slogans, and themes into an artsy word cloud? With the help of Tagxedoyou can!

What's even more fun is that you can type in your blog address, Twitter ID, or your favorite web address such as (as shown above), or any other topic and then an eye-catching word cloud appears! 

On my first try, I created a word cloud about Daisy and I was impressed with it. Don't you love it?

And then I dedicated my second word cloud to my two cats, Henry and Buster! Purrfect!

If you are feeling creative, please enjoy making your own word clouds at today!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Seeing Eye Dog, Quinn, Helps Owner, Randy Pierce, Reach New Heights

While substituting at a local high school on Wednesday I had the opportunity to meet Randy Pierce, the first blind person to climb all 48 peaks of the White Mountains of New Hampshire with the help of his seeing eye dog, Quinn.

Climbing the White Mountains 4,000 footers is a tall order even for hikers who can see the loose rocks, low-hanging branches, tree roots and other obstacles on the trail. Randy not only depends on Quinn to guide him safely around these dangers, but has complete confidence in the dog’s ability to do so.

Quinn did not receive any special training as a hiking guide, but according to Randy, he’s demonstrated a natural aptitude for the work. “When I took Quinn to his first mountain, I was astounded with how well he adapted and how much he loved it. The power of that tail wag made it clear this was an adventure he wanted to repeat. We've grown tremendously in skill as a team in managing these mountains, and I'm elated at our achievements."

His thoughts on hiking with pal, the mighty Quinn: “He does it with this devotion and love and excitement, you know he's eager for it.”

“The most important thing I can tell anyone is the choice we make in how to respond to our life is going to have a bigger influence on our life than anything else ever could,” he said.

For his part, Quinn was presented with the Order of the Golden Biscuit at Saturday's climb, making him the fourth canine to have completed the 48 peaks in a single winter.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to Everybunny!

Lots of Love,

Daisy, Buster, and Henry