Thursday, August 17, 2017

More reason to stay inside or be ready with Mosquito Spray..........Botfly is in the US!

Okay so let me start with the videos below are graphic and might make you vomit but it is sadly something everyone needs to be aware of. The Botfly has made it's way into the United States this is a fly which lays its eggs inside of a mosquito and then the mosquito bites leaving the eggs inside of its victim which later has a huge bump that starts to move and eventually maggots come out of the bump. Yup lovely stuff. 


Botfly: A botfly,[1] also written bot fly,[2] bott fly[3] or bot-fly[4] in various combinations, is any fly in the family Oestridae. Their lifecycles vary greatly according to species, but the larvae of all species are internal parasites of mammals. Largely according to species, they also are known variously as warble flies, heel flies, and gadflies. The larvae of some species grow in the flesh of their hosts, while others grow within the hosts' alimentary tracts. The word "bot" in this sense means a maggot.[4] A warble is a skin lump or callus such as might be caused by an ill-fitting harness, or by the presence of a warble fly maggot under the skin. The human botfly, Dermatobia hominis, is the only species of bot flies whose larvae ordinarily parasitise humans, though flies in some other families episodically cause human myiasis, and are sometimes more harmful. The "bot" fly will hijack a mosquito to inject the host with the eggs.

This first video is one I found on Youtube which shows a person having the Human Botfly living inside them. 



This 2nd video is a video which my husband's cousin Pat took here in Kissimmee, FL which the neighbor across the street from him also had a encounter but did not get a video of it.


 So that is 2 first hand reports that I personally have seen and heard of on animals in Kissimmee, FL, which I am sure it won't be long if it has not already happened on humans.......which we are watching a spot on my daughter which looks nasty praying it is not this just because disgusting and horribly painful. :( 



8 Awesome Gifts for Your Pup for National Dog Day


I am so a cat person, at least that was up to about 2 years ago when I got a dog because my neighbor was making my family uneasy. Then I got another dog a year later from the animal shelter, to keep the first dog company while the kids were at school and we were at work. Well my 1st dog acts as though he is one of my kids he gets super excited to have clothes on, and loves to be hugged. The 2nd dog thinks he is a lap dog, only issue with this is he is a over 100lb Labrador.  But it all comes down to, I love my dogs! Did you know that August 26th is National Dog Day! In honor of such a wonderful day here are 8 amazing items to get for your special pup or puppies.

Green Goo's-Animal First Aid 

While Green Goo's products work wonders on humans, they didn't dare forget about their beloved pets! Take for example Lisa Steele with Fresh Eggs Daily, who stocks up on Green Goo's First Aid for her little cluckers. An avid fan and user, Steele has been using the salve for years and has even recommended it in her books and throughout her blog. A natural alternative to Neosporin that can be used on chickens, ducks, cats, dogs and horses to help speed up the healing process and prevent infection. Green Goo's family is dedicated to bringing you all-natural products -- food for your skin – at an affordable price. For a list of all the products visit their website at www.greengoohelps.com.

Dog Collar World

On the hunt for a suitable, sturdy, and stylish collar for your pup? Help your pooch’s personality pop with the durable designs from Dog Collar World! Whether your furry best friend is a Chihuahua or a German Shepard, Dog Collar World offers on trend prints and patterns that aren’t just colorful – they ensure your dog’s safety. Does Fido like to get out? Add an extra measure of safety with your phone number sewn directly on the collar – it will never fall off. If your fluffy family member gets lost, someone can easily and quickly reach you!

Paw Pods

The death of a loved family pet is something no one wants to face, unfortunately most of us will have to. As deeply saddening and heart wrenching as that is, Paw Pods’ burial pods help make that loss a little easier. With bio-degradable pods, owners can bury their pets at home with a dignified, beautiful memorial. The pods can be decorated with paints, markers or stickers giving children and adults a way to express their grief in an expressive and therapeutic form. A seeded leaf of perennial flowers is included with every pod. Its annual blooms create a living memorial to a treasured friend. Fish, bunnies, cats or dogs; find solace in knowing you are reciprocating that unequivocal love and friendship. Check out my review here.

High5Dogs

For dog lovers, dogs are family! Spend as much time as you can with your pooch this summer with the help of High5Dogs! High5Dogs has reinvented the boring dog leash and is making it suitable for contemporary city life in both style and function. Tired of tying knots when going for coffee? No problem! One ‘CLIC’ ties your dog to a chair or a table in a simple and elegant manner. With the Introduction of the patent pending CLIC mechanism, High5Dogs is the first to incorporate an innovative system to the traditional leash so you can tether a dog with just one hand!

Bump It Off

Treat your dog or cat to a “pet edition” deep-tissue massage with Bump It Off. You can groom them with this reusable, silicone sleeve that fits perfectly on your hand, as it lifts up your pet's loose hair and gives them a nice rub at the same time. You can also use it on your furniture or carpets to remove all that leftover hair from your pet! Bump It Off features gentle silicone bristles on one side of the sleeve and smooth bumps on the other, ensuring you get every last hair, while also providing comfort to your pet. Spoil your canine or feline animal with the perfect belly rub from BUMP IT OFF!

Mother Trucker & co

Are you a proud dog mom? If so, Mother Trucker & co "Dog Mom" hat is a must-have for summer adventures with your pup! As seen in Life & Style Magazine and US Weekly, Mother Trucker is a California-based trucker hat company that is dazzling, sexy and full of personality. Founded in the summer of 2015, Mother Trucker co. features specially designed trucker style hats with fun and hip phrases worn by celebs such as Tori Spelling, Candace Cameron Bure, Christina El Moussa and many more!

Figo Pet Insurance

Traveling with your pet this summer? All you’ll need for this is to pack your smart phone. Figo is the first cloud-based, mobile app pet insurance company that brings total peace of mind for travelers. The perks? You can easily access records, vaccinations, advice, local stores and vets. No matter where in the world you are, if you're in a bind and need pet food, or an animal hospital, etc - you can access that all through the cloud! No pet parent plans for knee surgery or hopes for worms but with Figo Pet Insurance these unexpected situations are made a whole lot easier and affordable!

California Canine 

California Canine is getting you and your pup summer BBQ ready! From men’s and women’s t-shirts and tanks to doggie tanks, collars, leashes and more, this original, imaginative clothing and accessories line is pawfect for the proud pup owner and their kids of the canine persuasion. Keep your canine close with the stylish collar and leash combo all summer long! Take your barbecue to the next level with the essentials from this west-coast styled brand: Tie-on whimsical dog bandanas with designs including Surf Dog, and VW Bus Bring a smile with Surf’s Up and Rescue Road Doggie Tanks Buckle on heavy-duty California Canine leashes for strolls Pull on an All You Need is Love and other playful California tees and long sleeves Don a Surf Dog mesh cap and more!



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Mickey and the Roadster Racers: Start Your Engines! NOW ON DVD


My kids love all things Disney and we rarely get to watch anymore unless it is playing on Netflix or Hulu and even then its rare. So what a great way to stay up to date then purchasing the new Mickey and the Roadster Racers: Start Your Engines. This is a exciting adventure where Mickey gets a jewel and Pete's Cousin steals it setting the group on a adventure to capture Pete's cousin and recuse the jewel. 


Enjoy some fun activities to gear your child up for the new release of Mickey and the Roadster Racers. 

Download Mickey And The Roadster Racers - Start Your Engines Activities


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Monday, August 14, 2017

National Coloring Book Day was August 2nd But.........



While the activity is a kid favorite, the adult coloring book craze has taken off since 2015, and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. So with, National Coloring Book Day being on August 2nd, why not enjoy this fun, summer-inspired coloring book brought to you by Santa Margherita, to enjoy alongside your favorite varietal!

The Sip Wine, and Color coloring book, a fun way to relax after a long day. I personally love the adult coloring books although some are more detailed than I wish, I have always enjoyed coloring. Whenever my kids get a new coloring book I almost always steal a page and color it up myself.

Santa Margherita is has a great selection of fine wines to go along with the relaxation of coloring. Learn more about Santa Margherita by visiting their website here. Every day should be National Coloring Book Day :)

Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

AZO Bladder Control & Weight Management


Thanks to having a ton of kids, I now always have to wear a pantyliner because when out if I laugh, cough, sneeze (this being the worst) or do anything which sends a pulse through my body I lightly pee myself, so fun, yup, and sadly it is something I have learned to live with. Thankfully others out there said NOPE not dealing with this my whole life so they came up with a kinda easy and simple fix. AZO Bladder Control and Weight Management, yeah they figured it was something we all have both issues with so why not beat them in one shot.

I have used AZO before thanks to having a UTI which my mom warned me my pee would be orange and I thought she was full of it, WOW it was NEON ORANGE LOL never saw anything like it but the stuff worked wonders so I figured that this product will be just as great.

The new AZO Bladder Control and Weight Management is exactly that. Clinically studied Synetrim® CQ, from the Cissus quadrangularis plant, supports serotonin balance to help promote metabolic health to support healthy weight management.* The result is a safe and effective way to maintain bladder control from the inside out! You can find this great products as well as others from AZO at your local Target store and other retail.

Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.