Temporarily Away from WordPress …. Will be Back Soon …. Behave While I’m Away …. “!!


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~~May 17, 2018~~ 

I’LL BE AWAY FOR A FEW DAYS

I’m going away for a bit.

There’s a trip I’m going on.

I’m going back home for a few days.

I won’t be able to post as usual. I won’t be able to reblog either … my phone and my iPad don’t have the ‘reblog button’ anymore.

Don’t know why!

Anyway, I will be looking in every so often to check up on my dear friends.

I will miss all of you.

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On the morning of Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Hurricane María struck Puerto Rico, devastating the island and plunging all of its 3.4 million residents into a desperate humanitarian crisis.

I will never forget.

I’m going to see family and friends.

I want to drive around and see what is happening 8 months after this disaster.

HortyRex©

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To start the day …. “After a few days off …. I’m baaaaack …. “!!


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~~October 17, 2016~~ 

 I AM BACK

Welcome autumn!

http://www.pocoyo.com

I was a wonderful week spent up north.

I took Angelika, my oldest grand child with me.

She had her “fall break”, not to be confused with “spring brake”.

This is the first time I heard about this kind of school brake.

We were visiting family and it was quality time for all.

I missed the blogosphere.

I missed all of you!

Now I’m back to the usual grind!!

HortyRex©

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Notice …. “I’ll be away for a few days …. Stay well … “!!


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~~ July 28, 2016~~ 

HOLIDAY

I’ll be away from this spot for a few days.

Will be out of state visiting family.

Stay well, be safe and enjoy life.

Will be back as soon as I can.

Most likely I will reblog interesting posts.

Originals will return when I get back to my PC.

HortyRex©

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

Google Images

I do not own this image.

No intention of taking credit.

If anyone knows the owner of any, please advise and it will be corrected immediately.

HortyRex©

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#Notice #WillBeAway #FewDays #StayWell  #Holiday #Vacation #OutOfState #VisitingFamily #BeSafe #EnjoyLife #LoveEachOther

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To start the day …. #MyBeautifulMom!!


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~~May 10, 2015~~ 

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY, MOM

My mother had me when she was forty years old. I wasn’t a late child, I was one in a “string” of seven. Of those seven, she was able to carry only four to term. Of those four, she lost one the day after he was born and she lost another one 4 days before he turned one. The other three were miscarriages.

My Mother was a very strong woman. She was born in Puerto Rico in 1910 …. a time when there was unrest during the establishment of the American presence in the Island and all that it entailed.

She herself lost her Mom at the tender age of nine. She was the only girl in a family of three boys and a brother from another mother (sadly called “bastard” at that time).

From her stories, she was raised by her godmother, a lady who seemed to be quite the disciplinarian and maybe abusive when using current terms.

In spite of it all, she went to school and college. She became an outstanding teacher. She moved to New York City in the early 1930’s … and met my Father there. They were married in 1934 and remained together for 64 years.

She lived a full life. Stopped working as a teacher when she had me. “I will always be a teacher”, she used to say. She traveled to South America, on her own, for trips related to a subject dear to her heart: “Cooperativismo”. She was a staunch Catholic, very active in her church. She taught Spanish to all the American priests who arrived. She was an incredible seamstress and made beautiful pieces for the church’s altar and huge “estandartes” to be carried during the religious processions.

To top it all, she took excellent care of her husband and the two children she had: my older brother (first born) and me.

When she was 47, she underwent open-heart surgery (1957) …. a big deal back then. She made medical history by being the first open-heart surgery done in a private hospital in Puerto Rico.

In 1989, changes started surfacing that marked the beginning of the end. She developed progressive memory loss, became bedridden, regressed slowly in an almost childlike state (diapers, bottle feedings, all around care). The last ten years of her life went by so fast. She passed on at the age of 89 only remembering the name of the love of her life: my Dad: Pepo.

I haven’t been table to tell her how beautiful she is since then.

MOM, TODAY I TELL YOU THAT YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. YOU ARE STILL ON MY MIND AND IN MY HEART. NEVER FORGOTTEN AND FOREVER THANKFUL.

HortyRex©

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~~GALLERY~~

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To those of you who still have your mothers with you, never take them for granted.

Always tell them how beautiful they are. No matter how you say it, she’d love to hear it.

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~~My Beautiful Mom I #MyBeautifulMom~~

~~Published on Apr 27, 2015~~

Although they think it, 79% of people don’t remember the last time they told their mom she is beautiful. We think that should change. No matter how you tell her, she’d love to hear it. Start now by sharing a message, photo or video of how beautiful your mom is using #MyBeautifulMom.

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FOR MY MOM

~~Mama~~

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~~Published on Jun 15, 2012~~

This is my song for Mother’s Day. She’s not with me anymore ….. yet I always remember her and dedicate this to her today …. May 10, 2015!

I thank you for who I am, Mom!!

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“Dolphin Day” … April 14, 2014!


~~April 15, 2014~~

Time to smile — it’s Dolphin Day!

Dolphins are among the most intelligent animals on the planet.

Enjoy your Dolphin Day! 

Source: https://www.facebook.com/greenpeaceusa?fref=photo

~~NATIONAL DOLPHIN DAY~~

Each year on April 14th, people across the nation, celebrate National Dolphin Day.

Dolphins are cetacean mammals that are related to whales and porpoises. Ranging is size from 4 ft to up to 30 ft, dolphins are among almost forty species in 17 genera. Found worldwide, they prefer shallower seas of the continental shelves.

As carnivores, their diet consists of mostly fish and squid.

Male dolphin – bull
Female dolphin – cow
Young dolphin – calf
Group of dolphins – school or pod

Dolphins are known to have acute eyesight both in and out of the water along with having a well-developed sense of touch, with free nerve endings densely packed in the skin.  They can hear frequencies ten time or more above the upper limit of what adult humans can hear and are capable of making a broad range of sounds using nasal air sacs located just below the blowhole.

Living in pods of up to a dozen, dolphins are highly social animals.  Pods do merge together in areas where there is an abundance of food, forming super-pods, which may exceed 1,000 dolphins.  Dolphins can, and do, establish strong bonds within their pods and will stay with injured or ill individuals, even helping them to breathe by bringing them to the surface if needed.

You will see the dolphins frequently leaping above the waters surface.  They leap for various reasons; when traveling, jumping saves them energy as there is less friction while in the air, this is known as porpoising.  Some other reasons for leaping include orientation, social display, fighting, non-verbal communication, entertainment and attempting to dislodge parasites.

The United States National Marine Mammal Foundation conducted a study that revealed that dolphins, like humans, develop a natural form of type 2 diabetes which may lead to a better understanding of the disease and new treatments for both humans and dolphins.

~~NATIONAL DOLPHIN DAY HISTORY~~

National Dolphin Day, an “unofficial” national holiday,  is listed as part of the American Veterinary Medical Association Pet Health Awareness Events.

~~Top Facts about Dolphins~~

There is no doubt that dolphins are one of the most interesting forms of aquatic life out there. They are easy to recognize and you likely already know they are very smart. Yet there are plenty of great facts about them that you may not know. That will all change though when you get done reading this!

  • The dolphin is the only mammal that gives birth with the tail first instead of the head.
  • Dolphins don’t smell very well.
  • Young dolphins will remain with their mother for a period of 2 or 3 years.
  • There are two stomachs for dolphins just like for cows. The first one stores the food for them and the second one is where digestion takes place.
  • A dolphin may be able to dive up to 1,000 feet.
  • The dorsal fin on every dolphin is very unique and it can be used to identify them from each other.
  • Dolphins can swim at a speed of up to 25 miles per hour for a long time. This is about 3 times faster than the fastest humans in the world.
  • The average lifespan of a dolphin is 17 years. However, some of them that have been observed in the wild lived about 50 years.
  • Most species of dolphins live in saltwater but some of them thrive in freshwater.
  • A dolphin needs to get air at different intervals. Some need air every 20 seconds but others only need it every 30 minutes.
  • A group of dolphins is called a pod.
  • The bonds of dolphins in a pod are very intense. They have been observed carrying for the sick, the elderly, and those that have been injured with great care.
  • Even though they are usually very mild tempered, dolphins can be aggressive.
  • They are able to see well in the water due to the retina gathering light in a unique way.
  • The brain of a dolphin is #2 is terms of size compared to its body size. It is only behind the human.
  • It is possible for a mature dolphin to eat up to 30 pounds of fish daily.
  • There are about 100 teeth in the mouth of a dolphin. They use the teeth to grab their prey but they don’t chew it. All food is swallowed whole.
  • Up to 20 feet in the air is the distance that a dolphin can leap.
  • The Killer Whale is the largest member of the dolphin family. They can be up to 30 feet in length.
  • The skin of the dolphin is very delicate and it can easily be damaged by contact with other surfaces.
  • The Boto is the largest of the dolphins that can live in freshwater. They can be up to 10 feet long.
  • Dolphins often use a hunting tactic of circling the fish in a school so that they make a tight ball. Then they will take turns going through the center of the ball to feed as they do so.
  • Only one side of the dolphin’s brain sleeps at a time. This allows them to be able to breathe and to be able to watch for threats even while they are resting.
  • Dolphins enjoy socializing and playing. They play with seaweed or with other members of the pod. Sometimes, they will tease other living creatures in the water.
  • Global warming continues to be a problem for dolphins as it has reduced their food supply significantly.
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  • Dolphins can be migrational for food and to get to bodies of water that are the right temperatures for them. Not all pods of dolphins will migrate though if their needs are being met right where they are.
  • Dolphins are known to engage in a variety of different feeding methods in order to be successful.
  • Most of them involved cooperation and being in sync with other pod members. It is very rarely that they will try to get food on their own.
  • The smallest dolphins are about 4 feet long with the longest being 30 feet long. They can weigh from 90 pounds to more than 11 tons.
  • The fluke is the name for the tail on a dolphin.
  • Echolocation is a big part of overall communication for dolphins. It occurs through the melon in the head.
  • All dolphins have a blowhole at the top where they take in air when they come to the surface.
  • Almost all dolphins have no hair other than a few that they have at birth. Only the Boto River Dolphin has a small amount of hair that they will keep as an adult.
  • They have a fast healing process for their bodies even when they have deep wounds such as those that are the result of shark bites. Experts haven’t been able to determine how this is possible for dolphins when other mammals would hemorrhage.

~~SOURCES~~

http://dolphinproject.org/

Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project is a campaign under the International Marine Mammal Project at the non-profit Earth Island Institute. The Dolphin Project aims to stop dolphin slaughter and exploitation around the world.  This work has been chronicled in films such as A Fall From Freedom, the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove, and in the Animal Planet mini-series Blood Dolphin$.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolphin

http://www.dolphins-world.com/dolphin-facts/

http://dolphinproject.org/take-action/dolphins-in-captivity

http://news.discovery.com/animals/dolphin-intelligence-explained.htm

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~TAKE THE PLEDGE NOT TO BUY A TICKET TO A DOLPHIN SHOW~

Dolphins have evolved over millions of years, adapting perfectly to life in the ocean. They are intelligent, social and self-aware, exhibiting evidence of a highly developed emotional sense. Here are just a few of the issues with captivity:

Captures of dolphins are traumatic and stressful and can result in injury and death of dolphins. The number of dolphins that die during capture operations or shortly thereafter are never revealed in dolphinariums or swim-with-dolphins programs. Some facilities even claim their dolphins were “rescued” from the ocean and cannot be released. This claim is almost invariably false.

Training of dolphins is often deliberately misrepresented by the captive dolphin industry to make it look as if dolphins perform because they like it. This isn’t the case. They are performing because they have been deprived of food.

Most captive dolphins are confined in minuscule tanks containing chemically treated artificial seawater. Dolphins in a tank are severely restricted in using their highly developed sonar, which is one of the most damaging aspects of captivity. It is much like forcing a person to live in a hall of mirrors for the rest of their life – their image always bouncing back with no clear direction in sight.

Join us and pledge that you won’t go to a dolphin show or swim-with-dolphins programs.  

Click Here to join the petition.

Click Here to check out the interview with Dr. Lori Marino on dolphin intelligence.

~~Why Dolphins Should not be in Captivity~~

~~Published on Apr 14, 2013~~

By: Zoe Martin

We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

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