Black Cat Appreciation Day | August 17

Often thought of as a symbol of bad luck and the supernatural due to Western superstition, the Black Cat has received a bad rep. But today August 17 is Black Cat Appreciation Day. Please visit your local shelter and bring these lovable pets into your life.

Did you know:

*In non-western cultures, the Black Cat is seen as a symbol of good luck. They were highly regarded by the ancient Egyptians and black cats crossing your way is seen as good luck in Japanese culture.

*The Western superstition of the black cat can be traced to the belief that witches shapeshifted into black cats. Centuries before that, there was a belief that black cats were responsible for the Black Plague of the Middle Ages.

*Black Cat is not a breed. In actuality, there are several of black cat breeds.

• American Bobtail
• American Shorthair
• Bombay
• Cornish Rex
• Exotic Shorthair
• Norwegian Forest Cat

We hope you find a new obsidian colored friend, and if you do, eusoh will be here in case anything happens. We have established groups of cat enthusiasts in case you’re looking.

 

4 Strategies to Overcome Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)

Lucy Tseng is currently serving as a Life & Wellness Coach for individuals experiencing life transitions, particularly athletes transitioning to life after sports. Lucy is involved with several nonprofit organizations including NextLA (formerly known as Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce), Rotary International and Delta Sigma Pi International Business Fraternity. You can book a coaching session with Lucy by clicking here.


Life is full of adventures, opportunities, memories and more. Fear of missing out, a.k.a. FOMO, is very normal and common, especially for millennials growing up in a world with social media exposing our daily lives all around the world in just a matter of seconds. When your friends are traveling around the world, getting promotions at work, buying houses, getting married, building families and it seems like you haven’t done shit with your life, think about this:


1. You do You—Everyone comes from a different background with their own bank of experiences. Some people are born rich and have the luxury of living a spoiled life, others are born on the streets and go through some of the harshest life challenges before hitting puberty. Those things are out of anyone’s control. What we can control and be responsible for is how to live our own lives. In other words, you’re in charge of who you are and who you become. Once you adopt this attitude, nothing in life will slow you down while striving to be the best you you can be.

2. Be Happy for Others—Just because you’re not the one getting a promotion or engaged to the love of their life does not mean you can’t be happy for others. Your time will come if that is what you want. Living a life of jealousy will only hinder you from achieving your own dreams and goals. When you are able to be happy for others, you allow yourself to accept who you are in your current situation and ultimately become happy for yourself too.

3. Be Grateful for What You Do HaveJust like you are scrolling through your best friends Instagram wishing you were getting married to your high school sweetheart too, someone else is looking at your Facebook wishing they had your job. You may not have it all, but you definitely have something going for you that you can be proud of. And if you don’t, then that’s okay but it is time to takes steps to move forward. Reach out for help. Be humble but determined. Again, life is full of opportunities that come and go. Pick one and make the best of it.


4. Treat Yo Self—You might be missing out on a girls trip because you have bills to pay, but don’t sell yourself short because you made a grown-up decision to be responsible. Instead, take yourself out for an ice cream treat or spa day because you deserve it.


It is easy to want what we don’t have, especially if it seems like everyone else has it. Understand that you are not alone in feeling that way but your perspective and mindset is what will help determine whether you keep feeling it or move on. Keep in mind we all have our own paths to success and success means different things for everyone. Just keep swimming.

Video – The Types of People at the Dog Park


If you have a dog, you’ve more than likely have been to the dog park. Sometimes, the dog park is a microcosm of the real world as there is a wide diversity of people and personalities there. Here are just a few of the types of people you meet at the dog park. Please enjoy!

Cast (w/Instagram links)

The Know-It-All: Melissa Bayer @lissabayer
The Player: Eddie Simon @eddiesimon94
The Neglector: Kevin @realmofkevin
The Over-Protector: Stefanee Sasaki @smsasaki

Our Furry Cast:

Raider @raider_the_rescue
Sei and Tiger @olderdogfoster

Tell us in the comments about the people you see at your dog park. What kind of types would they fall under? What kind of type are you?

4 Questions to Ask Before Adopting a Pet

Getting a pet for the first time can be extremely exciting. After all, your pet is going to be a whole new member of your family! However, becoming a first-time pet owner is full of responsibility, and there are a number of decisions you must make before taking the leap and becoming a pet owner. To help guide you through the process of adopting a pet for the very first time, ask yourself these simple questions.

 

What are Your Pet Ownership Goals?

We recommend starting your search for a new pet by looking at your pet ownership goals. In other words, what do you want to get out of owning a pet? Why are you looking at adopting a pet in the first place? If you want a pet that can go hiking with you, you should probably consider adopting a dog. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a low-maintenance pet to provide you with companionship, Real Simple suggests choosing a bird or guinea pig instead.

If you’re looking for a pet to improve your mental health, a dog or cat might be the best option for you. Companion animals can greatly enhance the recovery of those experience a slew of disorders, including drug addiction. Pets can be helpful to those in addiction recovery because they provide companionship, can encourage exercise and self-care, and can add to a person’s support system. Choosing a pet that is in line with your pet ownership goals will allow you to enjoy your new friend in the long run and provide him or her with the best home possible.

 

What Can You Provide to Your Pet?

Now that you know what you want to get out of owning your pet, it is time to figure out what you can provide your new pal with. If you currently live in an apartment, you probably are not going to be able to provide a large dog with the room they need to be happy and healthy. Instead, Apartments.com suggests adopting a smaller dog, cat, or even a fish. All pets are also going to need a certain amount of maintenance. If your pet lives in a cage, that cage is going to need to be cleaned. Your dog is going to need to be walked, and your cat’s litter box is going to need to be cleaned. Certain pets require higher maintenance needs than others, however. So, choose a pet that fits how much time you have to give.

 

 

Have You Prepared Your Home for a Pet?

Much like bringing home a baby, your house must be prepared before bringing home a new pet. Depending on what species you pick, some pets are going to need more preparation than others. For example, fish only need their tank set up, while a puppy will require that you puppy-proof the whole house and even the yard. If you have small children, you will also need to prepare them in advance for your new furry family member. If your child has never been around pets, there is a good chance that they might be scared of it. Look for opportunities to let your child interact with pets. If your child is old enough, make sure to explain to them that you’re getting a new pet, and be prepared to answer questions.

 

How Much Time Can You Spend with Your Pet?

For the first week or so, you are probably going to need to spend more time with your pet to help them acclimate to their new home. If you have a business trip next week, now is not the time to adopt a new pet. After that, you should preferably still spend time with your pet at least once a day, and perhaps even consider taking them on hikes and camping trips if they are able.

Adopting a pet is exciting, but some decisions and forethought must be made before you bring your furry friend home. Take as much time as you need to answer these question to ensure that you are picking the right pet for your family.

 

About the Author:
Lucy Reed has been starting businesses since she was a kid, from the lemonade stand she opened in her parent’s driveway at age 10 to the dog walking business she started while in college. She created GigMine because she was inspired by the growth of the sharing economy and wanted to make it easier for entrepreneurial individuals like herself to find the gig opportunities in their areas.

Photo Credit: Pexels

A Sea Change In How We Make Care Affordable: Welcome To Eusoh

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) JULY 25, 2018

Eusoh (you-so) is changing the way people think about insurance starting with pet care. A community-based, cost sharing service that’s the modern alternative to traditional insurance, eusoh uses technology to give people a whole new way to pay for their pet care, making it more affordable, more personal, and easier than ever.

You don’t have to be a doctor, patient, parent, or pet lover to know that the insurance industry poses more than its share of problems. This was the frustration of eusoh’s founder and CEO, Dr. Allen Kamrava. He started eusoh in 2017 to cut through the inflated costs and other clutter plaguing the delivery of care. Eusoh’s goal is to to change how we protect ourselves against the unexpected twists and turns of life.

Eusoh doesn’t collect premiums, hold on to money, or manage risk. Instead, the company puts patent-pending technology to work for its members, finding the fairest and most efficient ways to distribute costs across its community. Eusoh shares costs after they’re incurred, not before. The process has been verified by one of the biggest brokers in the business, and it’s automated, so users don’t pay for the big bureaucracies of old-school insurance firms. It’s a perfect balance for people who don’t want to over- or under-pay for their pet care.

“Insurance can be one of the most stressful expenses for most people, and insurance for pets can be even more challenging,” says Kamrava. “With eusoh, caring for pets – who are dear family members to millions of people – becomes easier and more affordable.”

Eusoh was recently selected as one of this year’s Red Herring Top 100 North America. Companies were judged by industry experts, insiders, and journalists on a wide variety of criteria including financial performance, innovation, business strategy, and market penetration.

For more information regarding eusoh, please contact Jeannine Jacobi of Fresh PR at (323) 903-7063 or jeannine(at)freshpr(dot)net, or visit or visit http://www.eusoh.com.

About Eusoh
Eusoh is a community-based, cost sharing service that’s the modern alternative to traditional insurance. The company uses technology to give people a whole new way to pay for their pet care, making it more affordable, more personal, and easier than ever. Eusoh doesn’t collect premiums, hold on to money, or manage risk. Instead, the company puts patent-pending technology to work for its members, finding the fairest and most efficient ways to distribute costs across its community. Eusoh shares costs after they’re incurred, not before. The process has been verified by one of the biggest brokers in the business, and it’s automated, so users don’t pay for the big bureaucracies of old-school insurance firms. It’s a perfect balance for people who don’t want to over- or under-pay for their pet care. For more information, please contact Jeannine Jacobi of Fresh PR at (323) 903-7063 or jeannine(at)freshpr(dot)net, or visit http://www.eusoh.com.