What I’ve learned – advice from mom

Compiled by Rita Lessard

Natural flea busters
How it all Vegan cookbook
Brewer’s yeast: 1 tsp or 1 tablet a day. Note: some animals are allergic to brewer’s yeast; watch for itchy patches. Consult your vet.
Garlic: Most animals love garlic when mixed with food.
Calendula ointment or oil: An excellent repellent that helps with itching.
Vinegar: A ratio of 1 tsp of vinegar to 4 cups of water in their drinking water helps keep your pets free of fleas and ticks.

Flea Pet Spray
This spray is a natural way to eliminating fleas that is not harmful to humans, pets or the environment.
1/4 tsp eucalyptus or wintergreen essential oil
1 cup water
Add oil to spray bottle filled with water.

Spray your house with a fine mist – the carpet, furniture, car, pet’s beds – everywhere. Fleas hate the aroma and run for cover. Spraying your pet is also a great idea. Spray areas three times a week all year round, but especially during summer, the peak flea season.

Stress busters
Do your best, then stop – Maybe somebody else could do better, but don’t worry about that. Realize that sometimes your best is the best you can do. Don’t worry about what somebody else thinks.
View problems as opportunities – If you’re stressed out because of a problem, see it as an opportunity. For instance, whenever my husband needs me to do something, instead of seeing it as a stressful situation, I see it as an opportunity to help him.
Make someone laugh – Laughter is the best stress breaker, absolutely. If I’m laughing I’m not under stress, and it really is good for me and others. I like to make people laugh; it relieves my stress and it relieves theirs too.

Quotes of the week
Intelligence: Spotting a flaw in a boss’ character.
Wisdom: Not mentioning it.
– Vernon McLellan, Wacky Wit

You know how people always say the customer is always right? Well, after 35 years of serving the public, I can hardly wait to be a customer. Just to be right once.
– Rita Lessard