Saturday, July 19, the 200th day of 2014.
There are 165 days left in the year.

TPR NEWS - July 12, 2014
1979, a Chicago disc jockey held a "disco demolition" between a baseball doubleheader at Comiskey Park. The second game was called off because so much damage had been done to the field. More than 50,000 fans packed the stadium that day. They say this event started the deline of disco.

Saturday, June 28, the 179th day of 2014.
There are 186 days left in the year.

TPR News
Saturday, June 21, the 172nd day of 2014.
There are 193 days left in the year. First Day of Summer!!!

Easy to put on. Easy to take off. Easy on your thumbs. Easy while wearing gloves. Easy for kids. Easy for arthritis sufferers. Easy on your nails.

The MagneClip® Ease Pet Leash is a must-have for pet owners, especially women who suffer from broken nails and pinched fingers when they try to leash their pet!

While stiff spring clips are difficult to operate the MagneClip® Ease Pet Leash, latch your dog's collar or harness instantly, comfortably and easily -- even for kids. The patented MagneClip® features a high quality hand-polished clip that's perfect for pet owners who suffer from arthritis or weak grip strength.

The strong nylon leash has vibrant patterns sewn on one side. Sundance features our softest available fabric.

Available in two sizes, small and medium. Designed to coordinate perfectly with our Fido Fashion pet collars

TPR News
Saturday, June 7, the 158th day of 2014.
There are 207 days left in the year.

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Saturday, May 17, the 137th day of 2014.




Introducing Pixie Dust Naturals, a solution-oriented collection of organic, vegan and cruelty-free bath and beauty care products that are equally elegant in appearance and effective in nature. Invented out of necessity, Pixie Dust Naturals was developed by Michelle Touchstone, a Northern California native who grew up among a plethora of naturals herbs and plants. Now living in Miami, Michelle Touchstone called upon her natural and organic background to produce an enviro-friendly skincare line that wouldn’t aggravate her own sensitive skin and scalp.

Pixie Dust Naturals is passionate about producing products that keep painful and embarrassing conditions such as acne and eczema at bay. The eco-friendly, handcrafted collection is comprised of a variety of natural scents and mixes in artisan beauty and spa soaps, lotions, exfoliators, moisturizers, candles and more. Specifically, Pixie Dust Naturals infuses powerful natural plant botanicals and herbs such as Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) and the fatty acids 3-6-9 found in Borage Oil which is brimming with medicinal properties to help relieve the symptoms of chronic inflammatory conditions. 

Developed for normal and sensitive skin alike, the artisan skin collection is completely hand blended and cold processed keeping all nutritive properties inside. Pixie Dust Naturals face creams such as their Bright Eyes & Face Line Defense and Monoi Anti-aging C Cream are both safe for Cancer recovery patients and those in search of a Paraben free skin care line.

Pixie Dust Naturals products are skin balanced and carefully formulated with the highest grade plant extracts, nutrient rich antioxidants ie: Lavender Absolute, Co-q10  and an array of nutritious oils such as Argan, Evening Primrose and Borage Oil, all properties known to help combat the sign of aging by reducing free radical damage.  

The collection embraces the natural beauty of the skin and enhances these features with enticing, holistic ingredients free of any Parabens, SLS, Propylene Glycol and harsh chemicals. Vegan Spa Bars, soaps and candles are available in a variety of scents from Dead Sea Mud Spa Bar & Mask to French Lavender to Sakura and Palmerosa, all containing soothing aroma therapy; ideal for unwinding from stress. 

Pixie Dust Naturals range in price point from $9.50-$50, making them an affordable, eco-friendly, natural and effective alternative to the chemically-enhanced and induced skin care products most commonly found in the beauty market today. The collection is available online and at numerous locations in South Florida. For additional information on Pixie Dust Naturals please visit         


TPR News
Saturday, May 10, the 130th day of 2014.
There are 235 days left in the year.

This National Pet Week, it’s time to celebrate your pets AND their vets!

The American Veterinarian Medical Association (AVMA) wants to celebrate your pets and showcase the veterinarians who help keep your pets healthy and happy, and who serve an important role in our communities. AVMA’s National Pet Week reminds pet owners the gift of good health is the best way to show you truly care!

The goals of National Pet Week are to promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal bond, and promote public awareness of veterinary medicine. And just like annual checkups are important for people, regular visits to your veterinarian are important for your four-legged friend. Veterinarians are more than a resource for pet owners – they are the “family doctors” to our furry friends.

The AVMA’s National Pet Week is also a great opportunity for pet owners to focus on the latest treatments and innovations in pet care, with veterinarians available for interviews on the topics most on the minds of pet owners, including: Information on National Pet Week, safe and stress-free travel with pets, well visits and vaccinations, pet obesity and many other important topics.

Dr. Mitsie Vargas, DVM, CVA

Dr. Mitsie Vargas is the owner and founding veterinarian of Orchid Springs Animal Hospital, and it was her vision that led us to become the hospital that we are today. Dr. Vargas earned her veterinary degree from Tuskegee University in 1994 and in 1996, she established our hospital here in Winter Haven, FL. Her vision for the hospital has remained the same since day one. She wants Orchid Springs Animal Hospital to be a “one-stop” pet health care center, providing comfort to our patients and convenience to our clients. Since then she has deepened her roots in the local community through her involvement in various organizations such as the Ridge Veterinary Medical Society (2008-2009 president), Junior League of Greater Winter Haven Board, Girls Inc., Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce, the Humane Society of Polk County board and founder of the non-for-profit organization K-9 For Life, Inc. Dr. Vargas has been the recipient of prestigious awards including Alice Thompson Award from Girl's Inc., Medical Hero of the Year by Bay News 9, Gold Star award by the FVMA, Special Service Contribution Award by The Humane society of Polk Co. and the National Pet Care Award by Nestle Purina in 2009. Her commitment to educating the public has manifested into many published newspaper articles including the Polk Voice "Vet Talk" weekly column and blog. Dr. Vargas has been recruited by the American Veterinary Medical Association as the radio voice for The National Hispanic Pet Owner Education Campaign touching on subjects from rabies awareness, spay and neuter, dog bite prevention and vaccinations. She is also an active member of the Veterinary News Network. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, travelling, gardening and relaxing at home with her family which includes four cats, two dogs, five guinea pigs, a flying squirrel and numerous koi and goldfish. Dr. Vargas loves incorporating Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine into her care through a variety of mediums. She has earned the following certifications in Eastern treatment:  Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist  Certified Veterinary Food Therapist  Trained in Energy healing  Certified Reconnective Healer Practitioner Her interest in holistic medicine and the integration of acupuncture stemmed naturally from her desire for animal healing and comfort. ###

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