Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hospitalized Patients Improve their Odds

When I came across these stats the other day I knew in my heart they were right. It read the recovery rates for hospitalized patients who return home to a pet are 500% higher. Just knowing you have that little bundle of fur waiting at home for you is enough motivation and incentive to help you get moving a little faster.

My new found friend, Koester has penned this article about her kitten. Please feel free to read, enjoy and comment. I did:http://www.authspot.com/Journals/Reunion-with-my-Pet.249055

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Reunion with my Pet

by Koester Moeller, Sep 11, 2008
A kitten was missing after 12 days when someone else fed two cats. Three months later I found her. What had happened? How carefully do animals observe? Do they feel your longing? To read more click on the link.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

What Happened to Triond?

When I first found Triond
Nothing could compare
To the love and support
That I found there
It loomed in my mind
Every where I’d go
I had to brag about Triond
And let everyone know
I told family and friends,
Stopped them in the street
Told them to log in –
This site is so sweet!
I hung up fliers
In my place of employ
I loved Triond.
It was my pride & joy.
In the middle of the night
I’d jump up from my bed
Racing down the stairs
To read something someone said…
Is not too strong a word
To describe the way I felt
I heard the word Triond,
And my heart would melt…
But shortly after that
I heard the word decline
And it was in connection with
Some work of mine
Similarity was the reason
Triond gave for this
My work looked like someone’s
So I was amiss
I could understand,
In fact I never disagreed
Originality is what
Every writer needs
But soon I read articles
That were copies of another
They copied from my sister
And copied from my brother
New writers at Triond
Were on the hot list now
Copying from others –
Triond published it
When I started here,
We worked hard to get our reads
When we made it to the top
We took pride in our deed
Where have the ethics gone
When four reads mean your contents hot?
And 400 or more
Means your content’s not!
There was a day
When the reader was the king
When they loved your content
And your heart would sing
But now you can’t be sure
Why the writers score
And wonder what
The rest of us have in store.

I want the old Triond back!

Can anyone tell me where Triond went?

Judy Sheldon (-Walker)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


If you've ever been to a magic show and witnessed the slight of hand you may have marveled at what you thought you saw and wondered how it was done. I watched as my grandson and my little dog performed magic the other day. A scared little 3 year old looked up at me with apprehension in his face when my dog greeted him at the door. My dog, Brownie, a mixture of chihuahua and Jack Russell eagerly jumped on him, sniffing his little legs. Kii looked up at me as he steadily backed up with his hazel colored eyes wide and alarmed. I reached behind him, grabbing my dog's toy and tossed it through the air.

Brownie ran as if it was a steak, and not just a rope toy, made up of a lot of stuffing, some rope and a squeaker. It was a magic. A small little boy with fear and apprehension in his face now was transformed. His face exploded with laughter. His eyes and feet danced as he darted between Brownie and I trying to get Brownie's attention with his toy. When he finally released the toy long enough for Brownie to capture it, Brownie shook the toy wildly with Makii laughing hysterically. It was contagious. Laughter erupted from me like lava from a volcano. A three year old boy and a three year old dog made my day, and I bet they slept well that night. I did.

Friday, April 25, 2008

What ticks you off?

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The other day I got out of work and decided to run into a secondhand store real quick before coming home. I knew I shouldn't because I had a ton of things to get done at home. I'm browsing through the electronics and used books when my cell phone rings. It was my husband. "Where are you?" he asks. On the way home, I fib, as I slide an intriguing looking book under my arm, and head to the check out.
No one in line, good. I breathe a sigh of relief, when a woman runs up to the counter to grab items laying there pushing a heavily loaded cart in between me and the check out. "Mom", says a young girl. "Let her go first." The woman completely ignores her daughter, and cannot even decide what she wants and doesn't want. She confuses the cashier so much she had to start over. After what seems like hours she counts out her change to the penny, pays for her items and then shoves another item at the cashier, and yells across the store to her friend to come to the check out now and have her items rung up. It was bad enough when she cut in front of me, but now she was adding insult to injury. My face was burning, my toe tapping, and temper rising, as her friend with arms loaded started piling her items on the counter. I was afraid to say something because it would not have been pretty.

The young chubby faced girl shakes her head apologetically. I stand there arms folded, shaking my head also. This is one of the reasons I could not wait to get out of retail after working it for a number of years. The girl who looked to be about 12 was now blushing. I wondered how many such scenes she had endured. I, myself, had endured too many. Maybe it was my pay back for going to the store to begin with.

How should we handle people who have so little regard for others? I am open to suggestions. Mother brought me up to not be confrontational, but I was beginning to feel that these two did not have mothers and maybe I should give them some motherly advice.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Thursday, March 6, 2008

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Judy Sheldon

The Littlest Gardener And The Newest Pet
by Judy Sheldon, Mar 6, 2008
Chipmunks are fascinating little creatures, and now they are being specially bred as pets

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

My dog, Brownie was given to me as an early Christmas present three years ago. His mother is a chihuahua and his father was a Jack Russell, so my youngest son was able to purchase him for just $20.00. He has definitely been a gift that has kept on giving.

I heard a joke the other day, and while it may not be funny, there is some truth to it. . It goes something like this, a man asks his drinking buddies

"How can you tell if your wife or your dog loves you more?"

He tells them to throw both of them into their car trunk and leave them there for hours.

" Who do you think is happy to see you, when you open your trunk?"

Well, I do not think I would wag my tail, when my husband opened the trunk, but my dog always wags his. I'm surprised the darned thing doesn't fall off, as much as he wags it. His love is apparent, and that is one of the things I cherish most about him. That unconditional love thing he has going is definitely good for my ego. I love you, Brownie.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Liane Schmidt said on Feb 27, 2008:
Dear Chan,
I just wanted to send you a message to say, thank you for always sending out such positive, fun, innovative, creative work. Your light, happy, hopeful spirit can be felt by all who read your work!!! You are touching millions of lives!
Best wishes.
-Liane Schmidt.

Chan's Reply

Hi Liane,
It's my pleasure to contribute articles at Triond. Thanks to Triond for providing such a platform to channel the ideas to the world.I'm not wholly writing for money. Otherwise, I woulnn't be here. As I mention in my Hypertensive handbook, I wish to be a tree to share my knowledge, experiences and thoughts in hope that I can entertain, and give info which will benefit other's health.
I'm still learning here. I admit that my English is not good and am attempting to learn some fundamental grammar so that people can understand me better. I am lucky to have chances to learn from you, others, and Triond.
Please monitor my errors and feel free to respond your thought and critism on my articles. Thanks for being supportive of my articles.
Best regards,

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Liane Schmidt said on Feb 27, 2008:
Dear Chan,
I just wanted to send you a message to say, thank you for always sending out such positive, fun, innovative, creative work. Your light, happy, hopeful spirit can be felt by all who read your work!!!
You are touching millions of lives!
Best wishes.Sincerely,
-Liane Schmidt

Monday, February 25, 2008

Chat with Chan

My friend Chan Lee Peng has some enlightening things to say. Chan is currently a tutor in Malaysia, and because of the advantages we share of being contributing authors at http://www.triond.com/ I have had the good fortune of becoming acquainted with Chan. We share common views on preventative health and concerns about mankind.

Quazen > Authors > CHAN LEE PENG

Extraordinary Pictures of the February 21, 2008 Lunar Eclipse
by CHAN LEE PENG, Feb 23, 2008
The most recent lunar eclipse was seen from all over the world. Here are pictures taken from different locations.
Comments(8) Liked It: 12
The Wonderful Scenes of the Universe
by CHAN LEE PENG, Feb 20, 2008
Here are some of the wonderful scenes of the universe.
Comments(6) Liked It: 8
How Sperm Meets an Egg to Fertilize a Fetus in the Mother’s Womb
by CHAN LEE PENG, Feb 8, 2008
This is how the sperm meets an egg until it is fertilized as a healthy fetus in the mother’s womb.
Comments(4) Liked It: 6
News Ahead: The World’s Most Alarming Moments
by CHAN LEE PENG, Feb 3, 2008
These are the top nine unusual and alarming news events of 2007.
Comments(6) Liked It: 7
Sorry Everybody for the Re-election of George W. Bush
by CHAN LEE PENG, Feb 2, 2008
People were dissatisfied with the re-election of George W.Bush who successfully secured his presidential election in 2004.
Comments(5) Liked It: 6
News Ahead: The Word’s Most Critical Moments
by CHAN LEE PENG, Jan 29, 2008
Selected news that reported the critical moments people faced around the world in 2007.
Comments(7) Liked It: 7
Panda: From the Birth to Growth
by CHAN LEE PENG, Jan 24, 2008
The lifecycle of panda from its birth to growth as an adult panda

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Judy Sheldon

Making Sense Out of Food Expiration Dates
by Judy Sheldon, Oct 15, 2007
Many times, while shopping in America we are faced with confusing dates on packaged food labels. This article helps make sense out of the confusion. Also included are some helpful hints on keeping food fresh and safe to eat.
Comments(19) Liked It: 37
A Guide for Preparing and Eating Flowers
by Judy Sheldon, Sep 30, 2007
Take time to smell the roses: Who has not heard this statement said? Now we have an old craze renewed, take time to eat some roses, and dandelions, and calendula.
Comments(3) Liked It: 5


Make Your Own Beautiful Valentine Card
by Judy Sheldon, Jan 28, 2008
If you have a printer and a computer, you can make your own card. It is so much more special than a store bought one.
Comments(29) Liked It: 18
Don't Toss the Salt: 42 Household Uses
by Judy Sheldon, Jan 19, 2008
Tips for responsible salt consumption, and 42 of the over 14,000 practical uses for table salt listed here.
Comments(16) Liked It: 15
Little Known Facts About Ketchup
by Judy Sheldon, Jan 2, 2008
What do you know about the food that pushes all five flavor buttons?
Comments(34) Liked It: 28
Do You Know the Difference Between a Sweet Potato and a Yam?
by Judy Sheldon, Nov 25, 2007
I thought they were candied yams, but they were sweet potatoes. These root vegetables are actually very different from one another. Here is why we should be eating more of both.
Comments(4) Liked It: 6
How to Save At the Gas Pump
by Judy Sheldon, Nov 13, 2007
Tired of being robbed at the pump? Over a dozen tips to help you get your money's worth.
Comments(32) Liked It: 84
What Kind of Candy Emits a Blue-Green Light?
by Judy Sheldon, Nov 5, 2007
Here is a flower that has been used for years, is an ingredient in a very popular medication, and has substantial medicinal properties, while tasting good!
Comments(9) Liked It: 8
Tips for a Happy, Healthy Cat
by Judy Sheldon, Nov 4, 2007
If you have never owned a cat before, or feel that you are in the dark about some of the mysteries to raising cats hopefully this will shed some light on the matter.
Comments(29) Liked It: 8
Chemistry in the Kitchen
by Judy Sheldon, Oct 31, 2007
Tips and tricks with baking soda, along with a little history and science information.
Comments(9) Liked It: 8
The Top 10+ Reasons to Own a Cat
by Judy Sheldon, Oct 23, 2007
There are many benefits to being owned by your cat...
Comments(66) Liked It: 60
Lemons are Not Just for Lemonade: 31 Uses for Lemons and Lemon Juice
by Judy Sheldon, Oct 15, 2007
Some common and some uncommon uses for lemons.
Comments(9) Liked It: 16

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Make Your Own Beautiful Valentine Card

Make Your Own Beautiful Valentine Card

Step by step instructions for making your own personal greeting card. Don't be limited by the verses someone else has written. Tell that special someone what it is that makes them special to you. A personally made greeting card can say so much more than Hallmark can. Happy Valentine's Day! or Happy Birthday, or just because . .

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Have you ever awakened in the middle of the night with thoughts that pressed upon your mind shouting to be written down? Have you ever had poetry flowing through your mind when you had your hands full doing something else, so you could not write it down? Does writing soothe your troubled mind and calm your soul? If it does, and if you have, then you can relate.
Writing is a passion for me. It is like a relief valve, and without it I am sure that I would burst.

The worst punishment my mother ever inflicted on me, as a child, was the one of silence. My speech may not be eloquent, but communication is such a vital element of life, that I wonder what I would do, if it was taken from me.

God bless my mother. She means the world to me, and she has been stricken with a stroke, which left her unable to talk. Mother and I have had some of the most meaningful conversations, and now they are limited to her ability to write short notes, and my ability to decipher the meanings.

This is another reason for the relentless passion I have in writing. I want to keep my mind keen. I research health issues, and write on them at www.Triond.com under the name Judy Sheldon.
It is imperative to do everything in one's power to preserve health, and I offer many good tips there, as do many of my fellow writers there.

Secondly, researching information and presenting it for publication keeps the mind sharp. We are aware of the phrase "Use it or lose it". I do not want to lose my ability to learn, comprehend, communicate, retain facts, or present them. Triond offers a good avenue for this venture. Join us there, and I guarantee a learning experience. Stop back often. I look forward to your visits.

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