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Tis the season to be thankful and giving. You can start making a difference right now by nominating a local non profit organization. This holiday season, Walmart will be giving a total of $1.5 million in grants to benefit local communities across the country and provide basic need items like food, diapers, coats, baby formula, and other cold-weather clothing to those in need. During the 12 Days of Giving campaign, Americans will have an opportunity to voice which organizations they feel need support and deserve to win a portion of the $1.5 million in grants.
My family has two pets, my husbands work partner and search dog Joker, and our family lab Doug. Both dogs are well trained, but they can become stressed over simple things. For example, Joker can get stressed when she is away from my husband. She will pace, and wait by the door,until he returns. Doug is easily excitable, and has an annoying tendency to cry when he doesn’t get his way. During the holiday season, family pets environments change often. They may become irritated or stressed with large family gatherings, travel, kenneling, being left alone, or change in their regular meal and walk times. All of these changes can cause stress for your pet and trigger pets to misbehave.
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Mocha Mint Coffee
Prep:10 Min. Cook:2 Hours Yield: 8 Servings
6 cups hot brewed coffee
2 packets instant hot cocoa mix
1/2 cup Nestle dulce de leche
1/4 cup peppermint crunch baking chips or mint chocolate chips
2 small Packets of NECTRESSE™Sweetener
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a 3-quart slow cooker, combine the first 5 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until hot. Ladle into mugs. Top with marshmallows and sprinkle with cinnamon.