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Frankie Kangas (Franksterk)

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I'm Franksterk, aka Cat-Woman, aka Bearmeister  I am a property manager, sculptor, animal and nature lover. I founded and run FIV Cat Rescue to stop the discriminatory killing of cats that test positive for FIV antibodies, support FIV supporters, and create a healthy, humane, and permananet solution for all cats. 

My hubs cover a variety of topics with an emphasis on cats and bears, container gardening, green topics, healthy living, and art (particularly sculpture and crafts). 

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  • Rescues Taking FIV  Cats
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    Rescues Taking FIV Cats

    3 months ago

    How and where to find homes for FIV cats and a list of the Rescues that take FIV cats.

  • Juicing Joy: Juicing For Health
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    Juicing Joy: Juicing For Health

    2 years ago

    After trying nearly every diet known to woman, I have discovered juicing. Yep. Juicing. After hearing so many good thing about juicing, I decided to check it out. I began with lots of research, which I'll share with...

  • Mendocino Coast Animal Welfare Organizations Directory
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    Mendocino Coast Animal Welfare Organizations Directory

    4 weeks ago

    This is a listing of the Animal Welfare organizations in the Mendocino Coast area of California.

  • Goodbye Knut
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    Goodbye Knut

    3 years ago

    I had just started sculpting polar bears and being aware of them when I saw my first article about Knut being born. As soon as I saw his photos and read his story, I was hooked. Completely. Hopelessly. Joyfully. I read...

  • Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
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    Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

    4 years ago

    Garden by the Sea The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens are located in Northern California in Fort Bragg. Fort Bragg is a beautiful vacation spot with the gardens being one of the highlights. They are located on the...

  • Healthy Meals in 5 Minutes
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    Healthy Meals in 5 Minutes

    4 years ago

    This lens is about my favorite fast food place - my own kitchen. I work a lot of hours so I need to have some fast meals otherwise I won't eat, or worse yet, I'll order pizza delivered or worse yet, eat a whole bag of...

  • Cat Carriers for Safety and Comfort
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    Cat Carriers for Safety and Comfort

    4 years ago

    There are many different types of cat carriers. They come in different sizes, shapes, materials, and accessories. Some are soft, other hard. Some are collapsible, some not. Here, I'll cover the different types of...

  • How to Make a Topiary
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    How to Make a Topiary

    2 years ago

    Topiaries are fun to make and grow and they make beautiful garden sculptures. I've discovered 3 different ways to make a topiary and I share them here. A topiary can be made of ivy, herbs, succulents and even flowers....

  • How To Make A Terrarium
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    How To Make A Terrarium

    3 years ago

    Making a terrarium is easy and fun and they can be oh, so beautiful. Here discover exactly how to make one; where to get the supplies; and how to display them and keep them growing for years to come. I guarantee that...

  • Unique Plastic Bag Crafts
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    Unique Plastic Bag Crafts

    4 years ago

    Crafts made from plastic bags are fun and easy to do yet can be so beautiful. Here you'll find examples of plastic bag crafts from mandalas to purses and shoes (yep, even shoes). I'll include photos, how-to videos,...

  • Poisonous Plants For Cats and Dogs
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    Poisonous Plants For Cats and Dogs

    23 months ago

    Plants, Chemicals and foods that can poison your cat or dog.

  • How To Choose A Cat Bed
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    How To Choose A Cat Bed

    3 years ago

    Looking for the perfect cat bed? With so many cat beds and cat bed suppliers to choose from, the task can seem daunting. Here I'll share with you all I've learned about cat beds over the past 30 years of living with...

  • Fireproof-your-cats
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    Fireproof-your-cats

    4 years ago

    If you have a house fire, can you get your cats out safely? Do you have a plan? The necessary equipment? How you thought about it? Well, when I was asked what one thing I would save if I had a fire, I didn't have to...

  • How To Bathe a Cat
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    How To Bathe a Cat

    3 years ago

    Bathing a cat should not be taken lightly. You could get hurt, your cat could be traumatized and your house could end up a disaster area. After 30 years of practice, I can help you avoid these 3 things if you follow the...

  • FIV Cat Rescue
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    FIV Cat Rescue

    7 months ago

    FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that affects cats worldwide. Owners, rescuers, vets and Researchers are finding that FIV is really no big deal. Find out more about FIV here.

  • Ligers - Big Cats That Weren't Meant To Be
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    Ligers - Big Cats That Weren't Meant To Be

    4 years ago

    A Liger, the largest of all cats, is the offspring of a male lion and a female tiger. These hybrids do not occur in nature because Lions and Tigers are two different species and their ranges seldom overlap. Ligers do...

  • Big Cat Rescue
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    Big Cat Rescue

    4 years ago

    Big Cat Rescue is a non profit educational sanctuary located in Florida. They are devoted to rescuing and providing a permanent home for exotic (i.e. wild, not domestic) cats who have been abused, abandoned, bred to be...

  • The Spirit Bear aka Kermode Bear aka Ghost Bear
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    The Spirit Bear aka Kermode Bear aka Ghost Bear

    4 years ago

    Yes, there is another white bear. It's not a polar bear but in fact it is a rare subspecies of the Black Bear. The beautiful Spirit Bear aka Ghost Bear was named after Frank Kermode the former director of the Royal...

  • Plastic bag alternatives
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    Plastic bag alternatives

    3 years ago

    Facts, figures, recycling ideas, alternative bags, alternative uses, valuable resources and links Each year the world uses 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags. The US accounts for about 380 billions. As shocking as...

  • Gifts for Soldiers
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    Gifts for Soldiers

    3 years ago

    Sending gift packages to soldiers (GIs as I'm used to calling them) can be fun and rewarding not only for the soldier but for you as well. Here I'll explore what to send; how to send them; and have you share your...

  • Lemonade stand: Turning lemons into dollars for charity
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    Lemonade stand: Turning lemons into dollars for charity

    4 weeks ago

    Find out how you can help your charity raise money through Lemonade Stands.

  • Kartick Satyanarayan - Champion of India's Dancing Bears
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    Kartick Satyanarayan - Champion of India's Dancing Bears

    4 years ago

    Co-founder and Director of Wildlife S.O.S. Although Kartick's job titles may sound mundane or safe, in reality, his job is anything but. Here, you'll learn about Kartick Satyanarayan, the "Bear Man" as he's...

  • Geeta Seshamani - Savior of India's Animals
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    Geeta Seshamani - Savior of India's Animals

    2 years ago

    Founder of Friendicoes, SECA (Society for Eradication of Cruelty to Animals), and Co-founder and Guiding Force of Wildlife S.O.S. Geeta Seshamani, an English literature Professor at Gargi Colege in south Delhiand,...

  • Saving The Dancing Bears Of India
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    Saving The Dancing Bears Of India

    2 years ago

    Here, I'll share with you the tragic story of the Dancing Bears of India and the uplifting story of their ongoing rescue. As you read their story, you may wince and want to stop, but please read on. There IS hope for...

  • Bear Fetishes: Carvings And Jewelery
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    Bear Fetishes: Carvings And Jewelery

    4 years ago

    I love bears and bear fetishes. As a sculptor and sometime carver, I've particularly drawn to fetishes. Especially bears. Here I'll share my continued research on bear fetishes. I'll introduce you to Zuni and Inuit...

  • Cat Woman aka Frankster
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    Cat Woman aka Frankster

    3 years ago

    I'm known as Cat Woman off-line because I share my home with a bunch of cats; I rescue and foster cats (ferals, FIV positive, abandoned); I work with a local animal non-profit; and I sculpt big cats. Online, I'm known...

  • Boycott China For Crimes Against Animals
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    Boycott China For Crimes Against Animals

    4 years ago

    From the dog culling, brutal bear farms collecting bile, the cat and dog fur trade, dog meat industry, to exterminating cats for the 2008 Olympics, China is committing barbaric and sadistic acts against animals in their...

  • Spectacled Bears (aka Andean Bears)
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    Spectacled Bears (aka Andean Bears)

    4 years ago

    Spectacled Bears made headlines when Tunk was born in Feb of 2007 during the time Knut, the polar bear cub was gaining fame in Berlin, Germany. Knut overshadowed his cousin in the news but not in the hearts of some bear...

  • American Black Bears In All Their Glory
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    American Black Bears In All Their Glory

    4 years ago

    Here you'll get facts, photos, videos of the American Black Bear in all their glory. There are also informational links for organizations who study them, photograph them or fight to save them. As you can see by the cub...

  • Brown Bears (aka Grizzlies and Kodiaks)
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    Brown Bears (aka Grizzlies and Kodiaks)

    2 years ago

    Brown Bears, known as Grizzly bears in the Lower 48 states live 20 to 25 years in the wild. in Alaska the bear is known as the Alaskan Brown Bear or Kodiak bear. Here you find facts about their habitat, range, breeding,...

  • Giant Pandas - Cute, Adorable, Endangered
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    Giant Pandas - Cute, Adorable, Endangered

    3 years ago

    Here you'll find information, facts, photos and videos about Giant Pandas. There are also informational links to organizations and sanctuaries who's mission is to save them. You can't look at these pictures and videos...

  • How To Make Perfume
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    How To Make Perfume

    13 months ago

    Learn all about making perfume from ingredients to recipes and containers. Making perfume is fun and easy and perfumes, both liquid or solid, make great gifts.

  • Bear Art: Beauty And The Beast
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    Bear Art: Beauty And The Beast

    4 years ago

    Here you'll find Bear Art -- sculptures, photography, paintings, drawings, carvings -- all of Bears in all their glory. Also tips on naming sculptures, using photos as inspirations, and much more. I love bears. I...

  • Best Stop Smoking Programs-Toss, Toss, Toss Those Cigarettes
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    Best Stop Smoking Programs-Toss, Toss, Toss Those Cigarettes

    2 years ago

    Ready to quit smoking? Here are some proven methods and some wise words to help you quit for good!

  • Bearmeister aka Frankster
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    Bearmeister aka Frankster

    3 years ago

    A woman has to know her limitations. Ha. Wouldn't that be nice? This lens is my attempt at explaining just who I am and what I'm up to and maybe justify to myself why I'm so darn busy - LOL. It's a Lensography of my...

  • The Funniest Calvin-and-Hobbes Ever
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    The Funniest Calvin-and-Hobbes Ever

    3 years ago

    Explore Calvin and Hobbes at their best - rare cartoons, funny pictures, videos, and decide for yourself what the funniest Calvin and Hobbes cartoon is and see what others think. Calvin and Hobbes is my all-time...

  • Give A Great Gift They'll Be Glad To Get
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    Give A Great Gift They'll Be Glad To Get

    2 years ago

    Find gift ideas here for even the hardest person to buy for!

  • Sphynx Cats: What's Hair Got To Do With It?
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    Sphynx Cats: What's Hair Got To Do With It?

    4 years ago

    I love the Sphynx cat with it's small, wrinkly face, enormous eyes, lack of whiskers, and huge ears. Because the are an unusual cat breed, they get plenty of attention at cat shows. Its fine coat makes them look bald so...

  • Cats Rule. How To Select Your New Master
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    Cats Rule. How To Select Your New Master

    3 years ago

    Siamese, Persian, Sphynx, Russian Blue? Long-haired, short-haired? Kitten or cat? How do you make that important decision? Here you'll find all the information you need to make the purrfect choice -- facts, pictures and...

  • Lions, Fu Dogs and Bears (OH MY!)
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    Lions, Fu Dogs and Bears (OH MY!)

    3 years ago

    Animals make fascinating subjects for artists. Here you'll find unique sculptures of lions, fu dogs, bears, cats, wolves and other animals. I'll showcase my sculptures plus other artist's creations. I'll also...

  • How To Save Feral Cats and Stop Overpopulation With TNR
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    How To Save Feral Cats and Stop Overpopulation With TNR

    7 months ago

    Here's how to stop killing Feral Cats and save birds at the same time through time-tested TNR. See the arguments for and against TNR and where TNR has been used.

  • Cat Trees: The Ultimate Furniture For Pampered Cats
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    Cat Trees: The Ultimate Furniture For Pampered Cats

    3 years ago

    The most important pieces of cat furniture are cat trees, cat condos, window perches and scratching posts. And, they're a great way to pamper your cat -- you'll find everything here you need to know to buy the best....

  • Cats Just Wanna Have Fun
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    Cats Just Wanna Have Fun

    3 years ago

    Loaded with funny pictures, videos and stories of cats doing nutty things as well as valuable information on caring for your cat, including: how to deal with cat box odors, getting your cat ready for a vet visit,...

  • Long Term Care For People You Love
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    Long Term Care For People You Love

    3 years ago

    More than 9 million people over the age of 65 will need long-term-care this year. Here you'll learn all you need to know to plan for your family's LTC needs -- everything from needs assessment, options, implementation...

  • Are You Polar Bear Aware?
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    Are You Polar Bear Aware?

    2 years ago

    Become Polar Bear Aware -- find everything you've always wanted to know about Polar Bears here.

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