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Mom Talk: Getting Rid Of An Animal

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I know it’s been awhile since I’ve did a Mom Talk. This might be a little off topic, but I want to take a second to talk about something that is so hard to do. Getting rid an animal from your home.

I’m going to talk about two ways that people can get rid of animals: Surrender to a shelter or re-home to a new family.

A lot of people think that there is no difference to each of these, but there is. Getting rid of animal is a very difficult decision to do. It doesn’t matter what situation it is, doing it is very hard to do.

This week, we had to re-home our 2 year dog. Now, I’m not going to go into details of why, but here is a little back story. We got him at the beginning of the year, last year, then we got pregnant with our daughter and when she was born, the dog got very jealous over our daughter.

Long story short, the best option was to re-home him for our daughters safety. So, we wanted to try and re-home him through our family on Facebook. No one seemed to have room for him, but we tried for a month, just to see if anyone would be able to take him, rather than him going back to where we first got him.

Now this isn’t the first time we had to get rid of an dog. We had a dog before we were pregnant with Liam. When we found out we had to go to Boston for Liam to be born, we asked around, but no one wanted to watch our dog for that time we were in Boston. So, re-homing him was the best option.

It was the best thing we did for him. We found a great couple to take him and they have had him ever since and I’m glad we did. If it was a different situation, we might of still had him.

So what’s the difference between re-home him to someone else versus giving them back to the shelter?

Well, let’s just say, for me, being in the shelter, they made me feel like crap. I had called them before I came in, but once I got to the front desk, I started to cry. They handed me a tissue and gave me the paperwork to fill out about him.

Once that was done, I spend the last few minute with him, crying trying to get my last goodbyes to him. It was so much for me that I still kept crying when I got back to the car. The lady told me that this is very hard for some people to do, but it’s even worst to go to a shelter.

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When you walk in, you have eyes all on you. I felt that everyone has something to say about me surrendering my dog. What they don’t know is that it was the best decision to re-home him. It was for the safety of our family.

The sad thing about going to the shelter, was that we had to get rid of our older cat and she was still there, which broke my heart. As much as I didn’t want to get rid of her, we had to, due to her scratching my daughter.

So, if you were one of those people that look at those people, who are giving up their animal, please don’t judge them. It’s hard enough to surrender an animal. Don’t judge those people who are doing that. There is a reason behind it all.

Posted in Gaming, Minecraft

Minecraft: PC Review

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I know it has been awhile since I have done a blog for gaming. So, I finally got a better computer to game with and I was able to play Minecraft for the PC version. Let me just say, I had to get used to the controls.

Now, keep in mind, I haven’t played the PC version is such a LONG time. I mean really long time. The last time I played it was back in my Sophomore year of high school (So around 2012ish, so about 6 years or so).

The first thing that I did was multiplayer. I googled a couple of servers, I will leave them down below with their IP address, just in case you want to check them out. Now, I haven’t done any games, yet, so I figured that I would find a kingdom or town to start in. Let me just say, they have came a long way from when they first started.

Back then, I remember being spawned into town hall, other players jumping everywhere, shops and cities as far as I could see, everything was so close! You weren’t aloud to get into the castle, but there were some trees that made it possible to jump over the wall. You could do basically anything, but break blocks in the town.

Now, they have made it possible to not have to use signs, but make the words appear in front of you. Towns aren’t the same, everything is spaced out, making you have to use the ‘key words’, such as ‘/spawn or /home’. etc. I was never one to open the chat box, but some of the servers, its something you NEED to do.

The only thing that bugs me about using the ‘key words’, is that it is different for every server, which isn’t a bad thing, but I get them mixed up. If you are like me and can’t remember shit, get yourself a notebook or sticky notes, because you are going to have to write them down and have them at your fingertips.

Other than that, it’s nice to play with other people, though, I’m not sure if you can or can’t use a microphone on it, as much as I hate mics, this would be something that would make it easier to play and chat, instead of pausing every minute to chat.

The only other thing that I wish they would do, if they haven’t already, make it possible to play with your friends, just your friends, but I don’t think they have that unless you are willing to spend some money to have a server to play on. If that’s the case, I’m better off playing with my brother on Playstation.

I have yet to try out, on my own, creative and survival, I was actually thinking about making a video on it, but I’m still unsure. I will have to try it out, whenever I have the chance too.

*Here is the list of Servers that I have visited or even played in*

  •  Castia
    • Play.CastiaMC.com
  • The Oasis
    • play.theOasisMC.com
  • Elitecraft
    • EC-MC.NET
  • SwanCraft
    • play.swancraftmc.com
  • The Lord of the Craft
    • mc.lotc.co
  • HomeTown
    • smp.hometownmc.com
  • Kingdom Skies
    • 192.99.194.144:26493
  • Elyssia MC
    • mc.elyssiamc.com

*NOTE*

I do not own any of these servers, I am only a player on these worlds. All rights go to the owners and creators. I only added them, so that if anyone wanted to try out these worlds, they can. If there is any problems with me posting theses servers, feel free to e-mail at katie_farrington@aol.com. 

Also, if any of the servers aren’t working, I do apologize, I might of typed the IP Address in wrong. If there is anything wrong with the servers, I don’t have anything to do with them, it might be because there is no one on the server, or like I said, I typed them in wrong.

Posted in Gaming, Minecraft

Minecraft: Animal Mobs

In Minecraft, there are a lot of mobs. I’m going to be talking about the animal mobs and telling you what they are in the game for, or if they are just there to make the game more playable. Let’s begin!

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Cows: These were the first animal mobs that you will see in the game. They are everywhere! Which is a good thing if you are looking for beef, leather, or milk. The only thing that really sucks is that they are not ride-able. However, if they get on fire, they can cook your meat so you don’t have to waste any coal doing it. If you get two cows together and feed them both wheat, they can mate and create a little baby calf.

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Sheep: Another animal mob that you will see many of, but you definitely need, if you are looking to make a bed. Sheep only used to prove wool, but now, they do provide meat. You don’t even have to kill the sheep just to get wool. You can shear them, instead. You can also dye the sheep whatever color you would like and they will produce that same color, as long as you don’t kill them.

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Pig: Pigs were the first animal that you could ride. As long as you had a carrot on a fishing rod, you were good to go! However, I think that it is the most difficult way to travel. Pigs are good for getting pork and you can also get them to mate with carrots.

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Chicken: When I first saw a chicken in Minecraft, I seriously thought it looked like a duck. A lot of people get confused whether it is a chicken or a duck. The chicken can lay eggs every 5 minutes, you don’t even need seeds to make them mate. You can use the eggs, that they drop, to also spawn them. They also drop chicken and feathers, when killed.

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Horse: A lot of Minecraft players were very excited when this animal mob came out. We were finally able to travel by another animal other than a pig. Of course, you need a saddle, with sucks because you can’t craft it, you have to go out and find one. You can put armor on the horse, to protect them whenever you ride them at night. and in order to mate them, you need golden apples. Once you tame them, they are yours or other peoples to use. Make sure you have some lead, they tend to wander.

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Donkey: Another animal mob that you can ride, BUT the difference between the horse and donkey, is that the donkey can carry a saddleback, or chest. The only downfall is that they are very slow, but if i had to chose between a horse and a donkey, I would chose a donkey no matter what because that it can hold more items.

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Llama: These were added last year, on the console. I haven’t had enough time to actually play or use these, but I do know that if you hit them, they will spit at you and you will get damaged. You also need a saddle, but the best part is that you can have a lot of them follow you, if they are attached to a lead. I believe that these also carry saddles, but don’t quote me on that.

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Squid: One of the more useless animal mobs. They only give you ink sacks, which is only really needed if you wanted to make a book that you can write in. You can attack them, they will just squirt ink at you and swim away. They don’t attack you or make you lose damage if you touch them.

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Bat: This is the only animal mob that I know really doesn’t do anything, like at all! The only good purpose of the bat, is to let you know that you are near a cave. That is also the only way to find them, is in a cave.

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Parrot: You can actually tame these and if they are on a music block, they can sing. That’s really all they do. You tame a bird to basically sing. I believe you can tie them to a lead, but I’m not 100% sure.

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Wolf: This animal you can tame and it will follow you around like a lost puppy dog. You can even make them sit and stay in one place, if tamed. Be care if you try to kill them, if they aren’t tamed, that wolf and other wolfs that are in the area, will all attack you at once. Plus, you can have as many as you want, they will protect you from everything, except Creepers.

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Rabbit: These little creatures are very fast, if you approach them. I believe that they can be tamed by carrots. If you kill them, they will drop either a rabbits foot or it’s skin.

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Ocelot: The closest thing we will get to a cat, but you can tame them with fish. Only if you can catch them, they are very fast. I’m not really sure if they drop anything because I usually don’t hang out in the jungle part of Minecraft.

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Mule: Mules are the other animal mob that you can ride. You can carry a chest, but they can’t wear any armor, unlike donkeys and horses. A lot of people will say that donkeys are better that mules, but mules speed is a lot better compared to the donkey. I don’t know if they drop anything, it might be leather.

So that are all the current animal mobs in Minecraft for the console version. If they add any new ones, I will do an updated post on the newer ones. Here you go!