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Frankie Kangas (Franksterk)

Joined 8 years ago from California

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  • Juicing Joy: Juicing For Health

    Juicing Joy: Juicing For Health

    5 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 you here. That convinced me...

  • Goodbye Knut

    Goodbye Knut

    10 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 about him daily. I couldn't...

  • Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

    Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

    11 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 bluff overlooking the Pacific...

  • Cat Carriers for Safety and Comfort

    Cat Carriers for Safety and Comfort

    10 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 carriers that I've used over the...

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    How to Make a Topiary

    8 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. Many are shaped like animals...

  • How To Make A Terrarium

    How To Make A Terrarium

    4 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 you'll never look at a jar the...

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    Unique Plastic Bag Crafts

    10 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, materials, resources, and valuable...

  • Poisonous Plants For Cats and Dogs

    Poisonous Plants For Cats and Dogs

    8 years ago

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

  • Fireproof-your-cats


    11 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 think long. I would save my cats....

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    How To Bathe a Cat

    5 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 advice in this lens. So, read...

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    FIV Cat Rescue

    2 years 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

    Ligers - Big Cats That Weren't Meant To Be

    11 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 occur in zoos and wild animal...

  • Big Cat Rescue

    Big Cat Rescue

    11 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 pets, retired from performing...

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    The Spirit Bear aka Kermode Bear aka Ghost Bear

    10 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 B.C. Museum, Victoria, British...

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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 this is, it's even more...

  • Gifts for Soldiers

    Gifts for Soldiers

    9 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 experiences as well. I am an Army...

  • Lemonade stand: Turning lemons into dollars for charity

    Lemonade stand: Turning lemons into dollars for charity

    6 years ago

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

  • Kartick Satyanarayan - Champion of India's Dancing Bears

    Kartick Satyanarayan - Champion of India's Dancing Bears

    10 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 known by some in India, and his efforts...

  • Geeta Seshamani - Savior of India's Animals

    Geeta Seshamani - Savior of India's Animals

    9 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, is passionate about animals....

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    Saving The Dancing Bears Of India

    9 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 these mistreated Sloth Bears. ...

  • Bear Fetishes: Carvings And Jewelry

    Bear Fetishes: Carvings And Jewelry

    11 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 carvers; the history of fetishes;...

  • Cat Woman aka Frankster

    Cat Woman aka Frankster

    5 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 as Cat Woman because of my...

  • Boycott China For Crimes Against Animals

    Boycott China For Crimes Against Animals

    11 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 country. Although you've no...

  • Spectacled Bears (aka Andean Bears)

    Spectacled Bears (aka Andean Bears)

    10 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 lovers. I love Spectacled...

  • American Black Bears In All Their Glory

    American Black Bears In All Their Glory

    11 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 in this photo, Black bears...

  • Brown Bears (aka Grizzlies and Kodiaks)

    Brown Bears (aka Grizzlies and Kodiaks)

    8 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, habits along with photos,...

  • Giant Pandas - Cute, Adorable, Endangered

    Giant Pandas - Cute, Adorable, Endangered

    9 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 without smiling at these...

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    How To Make Perfume

    3 years 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

    Bear Art: Beauty And The Beast

    10 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 devote so much time and energy into...

  • Bearmeister aka Frankster

    Bearmeister aka Frankster

    9 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 Squidoo BEAR lenses and will...

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    The Funniest Calvin-and-Hobbes Ever

    9 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 favorite cartoon characters. Why?...

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

    Give A Great Gift They'll Be Glad To Get

    8 years ago

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

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

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

    11 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 they are also one of the...

  • Cats Rule. How To Select Your New Master

    Cats Rule. How To Select Your New Master

    10 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 links covering breeds, what...

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    Lions, Fu Dogs and Bears (OH MY!)

    9 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 include interesting facts about the...

  • How To Save Feral Cats and Stop Overpopulation With TNR

    How To Save Feral Cats and Stop Overpopulation With TNR

    5 years 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

    Cat Trees: The Ultimate Furniture For Pampered Cats

    9 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. With facts about each with...

  • Cats Just Wanna Have Fun

    Cats Just Wanna Have Fun

    9 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, dealing with cat allergies,...

  • Long Term Care For People You Love

    Long Term Care For People You Love

    9 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 and everything in-between. ...

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    Are You Polar Bear Aware?

    8 years ago

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


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