Why not? Especially for small dogs with small bladders who live in high rise apartment buildings with seniors.

Carpet pee accidents happen. After many a trial and error I discovered what works for Lilly Belle.

Equal parts of white vinegar and 3% peroxide eliminate odor and mold growth.

DIRECTIONS: Fill large spray bottle with one half white vinegar and one half 3% peroxide. Use a nozzle that has a wide spray. Streams are not recommended as they will soak the carpet and not apply evenly.

Cover pee spot with thick square (washcloth-size) nano towel. Step on towel to absorb as much moisture as possible. If it’s a deep volume pee, then take another dry nano towel and do the same.

Transfer towels to sink to wash with detergent, rinse and squeeze tightly. Hang to dry near a window or air vent to keep ready for next use. I have several on hand, so there’s always a dry one, especially for winter months.

Spray pee spot, using wide spay, about 6 inches from carpet, covering entire pee surface, without soaking it. Let dry, then cover with blue pads in area where your dog most often has pee accidents. I use advocate brand and purchase them online from

The vinegar imparts a slight odor that doesn’t overwhelm, which disappears when dried. This temporary slight odor is far better than a urine smell or a musty odor. In fact, when using these two solutions together, I never have either the urine or the musty odor.

Regarding carpets: Mine is a cheap gray apartment carpet and I’ve never seen a color change. That doesn’t mean I’ll vouch for everybody else’s carpet. I have no idea how the vinegar and peroxide combination will effect any other quality or color carpet.

I share this because it works. I think somebody should design a litter box equivalent for dogs. Maybe without the gravel. It’s possible.

Hope you try this and like it.

~ Sharon Lee Davies-Tight, the animal-free chef


Free Energy Saving Kits

Steve found an offer for free energy saving kits online or in his email, so he sent away for one – all free, no postage required. It took a couple of weeks to receive, but was I ever impressed when it arrived. This was some good high end stuff, again, all free.

About a year ago management where I live went around to every apartment and installed new aerators in the kitchen and shower heads in the bathroom to save on water. The problem was that it set the flow to an unusually slow pace – too slow for most people. Just because we’re old and slow-walking doesn’t mean we like slow running water. I don’t have the time to stand over the sink waiting while a slow stream fills a pasta pot with water. Washing dishes takes twice as long to rinse them, which annoys everyone.

The people who designed these aerators reached too far to save too much water and resulted in most people removing them until inspection time. So the experiment failed, because somebody got too greedy.

Now comes this new aerator that has a lever on it for two speeds of water release, slow and faster. Perfect fit, perfect functionality.

I turn to the bathroom shower head. When the guy went to install the shower head provided by management, he noticed I already had a water saver, gave me the one the management wanted me to use and simply said, when you move replace yours with this one. Not a problem. I was already saving water.

But this new shower head, so much better than mine. It has different speeds, the dial moves with ease and the massage feature is a lot stronger, while it still conserves on water. I’m a happy camper.

The furnace filter I couldn’t use, because we have electric heat.

The LED lightbulbs worked better than my squiggly energy saver ones. And the night lights that are sensitive to light work better than my old ones.

I know this offer is good in Ohio. I would think that every state has a similar program, so check it out. It is well worth the few minutes it takes to order them. No obligations required.

They want you to save energy and they’re giving you incentive to do it. A lot of people still use the old-fashioned lightbulbs and could be saving lots of dollars on their electric bills.


Neva Tech Wi-Fi HD Waterproof Endoscopic Camera Review (not by me)

Neva Tech Wi-Fi HD Waterproof Endoscopic Camera Review

By iDrop News Staff

March 2, 2018

Updated: March 2, 2018 12:18 PM Price: $39.99

Editor’s Rating: ★★★★★

Pros: Sharp resolution, waterproof design, generous cable length, versatile attachments.

Cons: Relatively short battery life if users plan to use on long outdoor projects.

Bottom Line: This camera’s sharp resolution and handy attachments make clearing out drains or finding things in tight places a dream.

When most of us think of endoscopic cameras, we picture those long, dangly devices doctors use to peek inside of their patients. As it turns out, these cameras are good for more than just probing around the human body—and you don’t need a medical degree to use one.

Consider all the times you needed to fish something out from behind the fridge or unclog a stuck drain. Sure, you might have some success with a flashlight and a creatively bent clothes hanger, but if you want to get the job done, you have to go to where your work is. And, short of shrinking yourself down to molecular size, nothing can match the precision and clarity offered by an endoscopic camera…

FINISH UP: Neva Tech Wi-Fi HD Waterproof Endoscopic Camera Review


AFC COMMENT: I’d buy this just to play with it – if I had the extra 40$. If I can find a vacant electrical outlet in my apartment to keep it charged all the time where I could easily access it, maybe I’ll consider it.

It would be helpful if the seller suggested other uses for the camera beyond trying to locate small dropped articles in small spaces. It seems to function more like a flashlight than a camera. Who needs a picture of the item you dropped and found with this device?

I want to see a video of how it actually takes a picture, the quality and to where and how the photo transfers. More importantly will my phone recognize it without adding a special APP to use it?

This article review, although lengthy and precise in most ways, doesn’t tell enough about the product if I still have basic questions.

My bottom line: I won’t shell out 40$ on a whim of maybe I’ll find a photo shoot use for it.

If someone sent me one I’d experiment with other uses.

The original article was written and updated on 2 March 2018. It just showed up in my email on 10 April 2019. What took so long? I’m not a mind reader. If you want me to experiment with it, you have to properly ask. Don’t just shove it at me, hoping I’ll see it and buy it and help you sell it. That’s an insult.


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Banned Post:

Laws People Think Are Theirs’ To Break Are Major Ones

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Anti-Fatigue Mats For Exercising

NoTrax T30 General Purpose Rubber Competitor Safety/Anti-Fatigue Mat, for Wet Areas, 3′ Width x 5′ Length x 1/2″ Thickness, Black

I purchased this on for the kitchen to help with back pain while standing for long periods of time preparing foods. It cushions your feet absorbing the tension from the weight of your body as you stand still or move.

It was a little much for a kitchen that small, so I moved it out to the foyer carpet. Now that it’s on carpet it’s adds even more cushion, so I decided to use it for an exercise mat when I do squats or marching or running in place. It’s noticeably effective with the running.

Since I have such a messed up spine with vertebrae practically resting on top of each other, running even with legs raised fairly low was impossible due to the jolts to the vertebrae and spine. This works and I’m enjoying that small new freedom.

I’ve had it over a year and it’s still in perfect condition.


New Animal Mask To Wear To Rallies


“ANTIFA 365 supporters/protestors wear the ghost face from SCREAM, a series about a killer who hid his identity while committing serial murders, or the Guy Fawkes mask – a stylized depiction of Guy Fawkes who plotted to blow up the House of Lords in Britain. both masks are donned for the purposes of hiding the wearer’s identity and terrifying those they encounter while masked.”

When people show up at animal rights rallies wearing these masks it gives the cause a bad name, and a further reason for those uninformed to call animal rights supporters terrorists. The optics aren’t conducive to facilitating social change regarding the rights of animals.

The current white/ghost masks cover the entire face, including the eyes and they’re not easy to look at. They make people turn away rather than embrace. It’s human nature to do that.

The Animal BALACLAVA Face Mask, however, is a conversation piece in itself. It’s a door-opener, not a door-closer. They’re cute. They don’t cover the entire face. The eyes are very visible, so nobody’s fearing you. Plus they’re comfortable in cold, windy weather, keeping out the sting of the harsh air.

Instead of wearing a Guy Fawkes or ghost mask to simply scare people without a message attached, which is a hollow free-floating goal, wear the Animal Mask as a symbol of all the animals you seek to protect through your consciousness raising activities. One is a symbol of terror, the other is a symbol of compassion. Some of the animal masks look scary, but with your eyes as part of the costume, the scary melts away the fear of animals that many humans have.

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Don’t Invest In Starbucks

Starbucks is too slow to respond to customers changing needs and wants.


Steve and I lived in the Pacific Northwest for about eleven years. We arrived in the early eighties and at some point during that time frame, while living in Portland, Oregon we became familiar with the Starbucks brand.

‘Progressive’ was the sidewalk talk when anyone referenced them – doing things no other company did and they were definitely going places and were welcomed I surmise in most locations they did eventually go.

Starbucks was kind of the place to buy your morning cup of coffee, instead of the more traditional donut joints, at least for the upscale thinking folks. And everybody in the Northwest loves coffee – and they do drink a lot of it. So, it was indeed a good and smart place to begin the formation of their company and brand.

But what happened? After all these years, and they’ve gone through a lot of changes, but compared to most other companies, not so much. It’s like they stalled somewhere near the beginning and focused mostly on opening new stores, forgetting about the progressive part.

I get it that they think they’re at the top of some kind of food chain on the topics of social consciousness, but they somehow remain stunted in an area that anyone who knew the Northwest would have to agree, if anyone was cognizant of the need for change in the food and beverage industry – from way back in 1971 – it was them.

They don’t sell a lot of food to begin with. In fact most of their food cases look more like artificial displays than actual food for sale. There’s no food genre or environment or atmosphere, yet it’s there looking all pretty and neat, kinda like in a magazine.

It’s like. What. Are. You. Waiting. On? Your employees don’t even know what vegan means or if you have anything vegan. Ask the manager, she’ll know, but she doesn’t. Even she has to go through each item calling vegetarian vegan and oh, here it is we have lots, egg and this and cheese and that. No vegan. Nothing that says on the label: CONTAINS NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS. No baked goods. No sandwiches. No salads. What’s up? Even the salads and salad dressings contained animal products.

Social consciousness? Are you kidding me? The enslavement, torture and slaughter of animals never crossed your mind? The Animal Rights Movement that was in full swing in the early 1970’s you somehow missed? Oh, only in the milk selection. That. Took. Forever. To Happen.

I would try to move you, but you have to move yourself. Be bold – like you once were.

Contains No Animal Products. And we don’t want peanut butter and jelly. We can make that at home. Use your imagination. No kale either.

I don’t want a bag of vegan chips, I want real food. Dead animals are not real food. You can do a lot better, but it seems that you fear change. You lost your edge a long time ago and it will take you a while to fall, because you’re so big, but you will fall. You’re selling stuff from the 1950’s.

You need to wake up in 2017. Or 2018. In the meanwhile I’m going to discourage people from investing further in a company that has no vision – until such time that you make an effort beyond almond milk and sporadically placed vegan chips.







OMRON Blood Pressure Cuff – intellisense



Steve has high blood pressure and takes medication to help lower it. He takes his pressure using a cuff by Omron, that transmits it to his iphone where the OMRON APP on his iphone records and charts it. It’s a good way to track his stats and to bring to doctor the print out of the stats when he visits, so the doctor gets a total picture of his readings.

Steve’s pressure is all over the board. He always takes it in both arms when he takes it, and then takes it several times throughout the day and evening, when he’s available to do that. For instance if his doctor says to take it once a day and he always did that, then the doctor probably wouldn’t be able to see the labile nature of his blood pressure, which happens to be an inherited trait common to several family members. Also, if there’s a difference between arms, that could give additional information, so it’s always good to provide the most information.

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Women Objectifying Women


Who wears spiked high heels at 7 o’clock in the morning other than a prostitute looking for a ride?

CBS morning news anchors – around the world in 90 seconds, that’s who.

Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell. Around the world in 90 seconds in spiked high heels? Not believable.

What are you selling Gayle King? News, shoes or sex?

Stop objectifying women. We don’t want to see your legs and you squirming in your chair and rubbing your legs and pulling down your skirt all through the show. It’s not the place nor the time. You’re so preoccupied with your body that you can’t get the news straight.

Do you get paid extra for those commercials you do while doing the news?

Ninety seconds? Maybe hiking boots?

The news or the shoes? Which is it going to be?

If you like your feet to hurt, then keep that to yourself. We don’t want to hear that you like pain.

You both set bad examples for the young girls of the world. This is what you should look like at 7 o’clock in the morning? We don’t want to see you in your bathrobe either. Just set a better example.

Oh, the men producers make you do it? Women producers too? The engineers? Madison Avenue? How about you and you’re responsibility? Do I have to take a knee here to get you to wake up?

Grow a pair, and I’m not talking shoes.

Stop Investing in CBS till they stop making women objectify women.

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Bourdain Chopped By Animal-Free Chef

Anthony switches from porn humor in his earlier shows to bathroom, bowel humor in his latest to keep the audience occupied with his bodily functions as they watch Parts Unknown.

Maybe it’s his age. I don’t know and I don’t care. Until, that is, he accuses Hillary Clinton of reacting too slowly to credible reports of sexual misconduct by long time friend and campaign and foundation contributor, Hollywood Oligarch Harvey Weinstein.

Yes, she did – wait too long.

But so did Anthony Bourdain. He is after all, as a supporter of porn, woven into the fabric of sexual humiliation.

Would he want to see his daughter in that fabric?

Was it because Weinstein is Jew or democrat?

On this particular Parts Unknown show, with Chef Daniel Boulud in Lyon, France, he made reference to sex with farm animals more than once. It was offensive.

Anthony Bourdain has often referred to vegans as terrorists on his shows. Maybe some of them are. Maybe PETA is controlled by government forces. But we can all safely say, just as Muslims aren’t all terrorists, neither are vegans.

Why give back donated money? I’ll take it if the animal rights organizations say no. Why punish the animals for a human’s bad behavior?

It’s sad to say that PETA, along with most vegans operating on Facebook, historically left out the ethical treatment of humans. They often respond to those committing acts of enslavement, torture and slaughter against other species by stating a desire to commit the same acts of enslavement, torture and slaughter against the offenders.

It doesn’t matter if it’s legal to commit such barbaric acts against those who can’t vote. It’s wrong. And it’s wrong to say you support all other animals, except the human species.

It’s easy to see though how one becomes prejudiced against those who are prejudiced. To discriminate (next stop after prejudice) against those who are prejudiced is a prejudice and a discrimination in itself. Although both are understandable, neither are justified – reactionary or not.


A Game Changer


You made me listen by terrorizing me in my own home, out on the street where I live, the restaurants where I eat, and at the stores where I shop. This is my response:

You barbaric pieces of African Dung.

We want equal time.

choke choke choke

Those dead animal skins you get paid millions of dollars to publicly disrespect as entertainment for the masses are the most discriminated against and oppressed intelligent, feeling, caring beings on the planet.

choke choke choke

We want equal time.

It’s our ball. It’s our field. It’s our planet.

It’s over.

choke choke choke

Stamp Out Human Supremacy.

You eat the animal. You shit the animal. You are what you eat.


Name any nationality, race, gender, religion/anti-religion – all Dung.

Violence against any animal, including the human animal, isn’t free speech. Advertising a brand is.

Buzkashi, the name of Afghanistan’s national sport is played on horseback (like polo), with a headless, disemboweled animal.

Animals don’t have rights, so why should the human animal have rights?

Stamp Out Human Supremacy.

Stop The Slaughter.

Get off the field.

It’s our day our way.

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In 2006, Spalding and the NBA announced that they would create a new NBA Official Game Ball, with interlocking segments and made with a synthetic material instead of leather.

So what are you waiting for?

Animal-Free Balls. That’s the brand.

Across all sports.

That’s the beginning.

choke choke choke

You’re an animal.

Animals don’t get rights.

PETA sexually exploits women to get the attention of men who disrespect animals.

It’s over.

We demand equal time.

Super Bowl ADS plus spots before, during or after every game.

The Mass Advertising Effect is what “We The Animals” want and deserve.

It’s a beginning.

Black Lives Terrorists exploit the military for personal gain.

It’s over.


The Duke, named in honor of football legend Wellington “Duke” Mara, is the official game ball of the NFL. Wilson has been the official game ball of the NFL since 1941.

Time to try a new, different, better way.






I don’t get this. A chew toy that is not for consumption. If your dog is chewing it, chances are they are going to be consuming at least bits of it. The company puts a disclaimer on the package saying to discard the chew toy when pieces are bitten off, which means immediately after the dog begins to chew it. That makes no sense. Label it right. Either it’s good for your dog if consumed or it isn’t. If it isn’t, then don’t sell a chew toy that breaks off when chewed.

Lilly made bark dust out of this chew toy in a matter of minutes. So I threw the thing away. Money down the drain.

It says it contains real wood, then it says it contains the smell of wood. Which is it? Both? What kind of wood? Treated wood? Wood board with formaldehyde in it? Is there poison in the wood? What does this company consider toxic?

I want to know the ingredients in this toy. We all have a right to know contents of the products that our family members are chewing or swallowing. Get with the program. How dare you not list the ingredients.

No more chew toys. Buy a white cotton sock and tie it into a ball and give your dog that. Make your own. Refuse to buy a toy that isn’t properly labeled. I don’t care what is required by law. Refuse to do it.

Materials made in the USA, like that matters.