Community Pet News

What Is the difference between fleas and ticks? There is actually a big difference. A flea is a wingless insect that can jump really far. Ticks are arachnids, closely related to spiders. Fleas can live for more than 100 days, while ticks can live from a few weeks to up to 3 years. Ticks can transmit dangerous diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Ticks live on bushes and grass. When your pet walks by and brushes up against the grass or shrub the tick climbs up on the host. Once on the new host the tick will … Continue reading Community Pet News

Reflexology – Louise Richardson

By Brittany Cravatta Within these past few months, stress levels among people have increased drastically. Whether you’re a business owner just trying to get by or a parent trying to care for a child who is stuck at home due to school closures, it’s safe to say that 2020 is no one’s favorite year. Luckily, reflexologist Louise Richardson is here to calm your pent up anxieties. Louise moved from her home state of Rhode Island to the Tampa Bay area in 1989. Nearly 10 years later, she began studying and practicing reflexology and has enjoyed helping her clients along with … Continue reading Reflexology – Louise Richardson

21 Days of Prayer, Day 2: A Prayer of Humility

A Prayer of Humility hu·mil·i·ty “modesty or respectfulness” Psalm 90 A prayer of Moses the man of God. You turn people back to dust, saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.” A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night. Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death—they are like the new grass of the morning: In the morning it springs up new, but by evening it is dry and withered. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” – C.S. Lewis, … Continue reading 21 Days of Prayer, Day 2: A Prayer of Humility

How On Earth Did I Get Here?

James H. Willis, III For 2020, we are doing a 12-month summary of my book. It is filled with unbelievable personal stories of conflict from family fights, divorces, and personal insecurities to living in a tree at 15, homeless. Later, the book recounts how the Lord’s guidance put me on the path of an overcomer! From being unloved, unwanted, and uncared for to healthy, happy, and whole. CHAPTER 5: TRICKED BY A FRIEND! Sorry to say, real Christianity is not as contagious as Covid-19. You cannot become a Christian by simply hanging out with Christians. It helps, but there is … Continue reading How On Earth Did I Get Here?

21 Days of Prayer, Day 1: A Prayer of Acknowledgement

Keith Chandler Journey Christian Church www.tampajourney.com As individuals and as families, we are in uncharted territory. It can sometimes feel like we are being called to move forward urgently but without a map. This is not the first time a nation has found itself on the cusp of the unknown, not knowing where to go. We have a detailed record of one of those times. The nation was Israel, and its leader who we’ll be learning from was Moses. Moses will be our guide for this 21 Days of Prayer into the unknown. Our prayer guide will center around a … Continue reading 21 Days of Prayer, Day 1: A Prayer of Acknowledgement

Community Pet News-COVID 19 and Your Pets-Important Update

COVID-19 and Your Pets IMPORTANT UPDATE Sunshine Animal Hospital is closely monitoring health bulletins regarding the COVID-19 virus to learn the latest developments and their potential impacts on veterinary staff, patients and clients, and we are closely following American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and CDC guidelines. There have been several cases in the news where two tigers in the Bronx zoo and a dog in North Carolina tested positive for COVID-19. It is believed that the tigers contracted the virus from an infected zoo keeper and the dog from it’s owner who had tested positive for the virus. In both … Continue reading Community Pet News-COVID 19 and Your Pets-Important Update