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Volunteer and Market Yourself…Remarkably

“Remarkable Marketable Mehelps you share your remarkable gifts volunteering, making you more marketable along the way.

By Jean Robb

I didn’t have the best childhood. We didn’t have much, so if you needed something you had to find a way to get it. I started working at 11 years old selling candy door to door. I know very scary right, but at 11 years old all I knew was I had to sell a certain amount of candy before I could go home. When I knocked on a door, out came my foot and I didn’t move it until you bought a box of candy. The skills I learned from my difficult childhood, (my lemons) really became a blessing (my lemonade).

I learned at a really young age that persistence will open many doors. As an adult I have walked out on a stage with a tiger after Zig Ziglar and talked to over 2,000 people about overcoming their fears. I know you must be thinking…a tiger? I have volunteered for over 15 years with big cat sanctuaries and have learned you can do something you really love while helping others in remarkable ways. In today’s economy you hear lots of people say they can’t find a job. So what happens?

The longer you’re out of work, you start to lose your contacts. You’re not keeping up with the day-to-day changes in your trade. You’re simply out of the loop. The longer you’re in this position the more the fear sets in. What if I can’t find a job? I have so much to offer, how do I get someone to talk to me? Well as you can see, fear can really take a hold of you, it makes you feel like a deer in the headlights. How do you overcome these things?

First off, STOP listening to the FEAR and STOP making EXCUSES. Look, I’ve made many of the same excuses when I’ve let fear be a part of my life. I now realize that the answer to overcoming the fear is to replace it with remarkable things you can be proud of. Instead of asking why would anyone want to hire me, ask yourself why not me?

After volunteering you could say. Look at the change I’ve made in the lives of others. Look what I’ve learned along the way. Look at the skills I’ve been taught while helping others. Look at the great people I’ve met. They’ve seen first hand the type of passion I put into any job I take on. So how will this work? I have made a commitment to bring you a volunteering opportunity at least once a week. The process of volunteering can be more complicated than people may think.

Email me your news. I have included in each story all the information I received and the direct contacts to make it really easy for you to get your foot in the door.Network, Network, Network” See how you can use that experience to build your resume. Most of all how did you feel about helping others today.

My goal is to get you to share with all of us your experience. Think about how much we can learn from each other. Please email me your pictures and story to so I can post them each day. I will add the trademarks, video and links for you.

Jean Robb is a real estate agent in the Dallas – Fort Worth area who is committed to promoting the importance of volunteering for your community.We have the infrastructure in place with the best real estate team in North Texas, and the process for you and I, together can “give back” to those in need without costing you an extra dime. It’s a win/win for both of us. When you contact me, just mention this page and I'll donate 5% of my commission to any non-profit you want to help!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Lemurs ~ We are getting very excited about our new residents, 5 Ring-tailed lemurs, that are coming to CARE very soon!
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We are getting very excited about our new residents, 5 Ring-tailed lemurs, that 
are coming to CARE very soon!

We have had a lot to do in order to prepare for their arrival, including research, raising funds to buy materials for their enclosure and building the habitat that will be their new home at CARE.

We also wanted to offer up a great opportunity to people who were interested in adopting a lemur. The normal monthly donation for a lemur adoption will be $50. However, for anyone willing to donate $500 up front to help pay for the initial materials and construction, will not only have their adoption paid in full for the year, but will be able to NAME their lemur! How exciting is that?

Four of the five lemurs have already been adopted. But, we still have one more that needs a loving parent(s). If you are interested in adopting the remaining lemur, please contact us.

The lemur enclosure is really coming along as well. The main structure has been completed and fencing is being put up. The indoor housing structure that will be heated to keep the primates warm during the colder months is almost done. We are still working on installing platforms, nesting areas, and lots of ropes for them to swing on.

Due to overwhelming amount of work that had to be done in a very short time period, the lemurs’ arrival has been delayed a week. They are now scheduled to arrive on the 13th. You can see some our progress on the habitat in the pictures below. We still have a lot to do, and the lemurs are coming so soon, so please let us know if you can help. We can use as many hands on deck as possible to make sure that these cute little guys have the best home possible!

Information and Facts
about Lemurs

lemur facts
lemur information
types of lemurs

Lemur Information 

Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Black Lemurs,
Red Ruffed Lemurs, Gray Mouse Lemurs, Golden Crowned Sifakas and more

There are many wonderful facts about the Lemur that you may be interested in learning about. They can help you to have a new appreciation for these delightful animals. The Lemur is a native of Madagascar. They are also found at Comoro Islands.  The Comoros Islands (Shikomori Komori; Arabic جزر القمر Juzur al-Qamar; French Les Comores) form an archipelago of volcanic islands situated off the south-east coast of Africa, to the east of Mozambique and north-west of Madagascar.
The word Lemur is Latin and means spirits of the night. There are many legends throughout cultures that talk about the Lemurs being active at night. They are nocturnal. Lemurs are a type of primate known Prosimians. This means ape! They are considered to be the type of primate at the highest risk of extinction. There are many different species of Lemurs. They include the Alatron Gentle Lemur, Aye- Aye Lemur, the  Indri Lemur, Black and White Ruffled Lemur, Red Ruffled Lemur, and the Ring Tailed Lemur.The smallest species of Lemur weights about 10 grams. The tail is often longer than the body. They have opposing thumbs. They also have long toes. They use them for climbing and for holding on. They don’t have claws either. Instead they have nails. They don’t see very well in color but they do have good vision overall.Most Lemurs live all their life in trees. However, many of the larger species also live on the ground. It isn’t unreasonable to see some species of Lemurs active during the day.
The Lemurs are very social and the live in family groups.

Females have dominance over the male Lemurs.
The approximate life span of a Lemur in the wild is about 18 years.Several species of Lemurs are currently at risk of being extinct in the near future. Even with conservation efforts there continues to be serious barriers to protecting them.In some areas the Aye Aye Lemurs are trapped and killed. This is due to the fact that locals believe they are a bad omen and linked to evil spirits.The largest Lemur species is the Indri and they can weigh as much as 15 pounds. The Dwarf Mouse Lemur is the smallest of all.Most Lemurs in the world live on Madagascar Island.

More than half of all baby Lemurs will die before they are mature which occurs at 2 years of age. The Lemur isn’t able to hang from the tail but that is a common myth that continues to circulate. The Indri Lemur doesn’t have a tail – this is the only species without one. That is why so many people don’t recognize it as a Lemur when they see one. Grooming and socializing is a huge part of the family life for the Lemurs.
The young will be carried around in their mother’s mouth for a couple of weeks after birth. Once they are strong enough they will hold onto her back and be carried around.
 The Lemur is the primate that is the most 
different from humans.

The two sources of communication between Lemurs include vocalization and scent markings. They are able to identify distinct family members through the scent they release. You will find many stories about Lemurs in Roman Mythology. Some of the stories portray them as good spirits. Others portray them as something that should be considered evil and be avoided.Some Lemurs hibernate when there isn’t any food around in given seasons. This is to help them be able to survive those harsh conditions without threats of them dying. Lemurs seem to do very well in captivity. Part of having them on display is to help people to see them in to recognize their needs. Yet they are mainly nocturnal you so may only get to see them sleeping.

Lemur Species Index

There are many more species of Lemurs than most people realize. It is believed that that there are at least 99 of them that still survive including subspecies. There are also many that are believed to already be extinct over millions of years ago. 

  • Ring-Tailed Lemur
    When you see a photo of the well known Ring-Tailed Lemur there is no mistake what you are looking at. The body of it is very different from other primates. It is considered to be one of the most intelligent of them as well.
    • Indri Lemur
      The Indri Lemur is also called the Babakoto in many regions. This is one of the largest Lemurs found in the world. They seem to have many behaviors that are humanistic. They have characteristics that are different from many other species of Lemurs.
  • Red Ruffed Lemur
    The Red Ruffed Lemur is a medium sized species. They don’t associate with any other types of Lemurs. They seem to turn their noses up at them and won’t even nest or feed in the same locations.
    • Gray Mouse Lemur
      It may be hard to believe that the Gray Mouse Lemur is a primate! In fact, many people would likely wager money that it is a rodent by the name and the appearance of it. Yet DNA doesn’t lie and so it is correctly classified as a primate.

 Golden-Crowned Sifaka

  • One of the medium sized primates is the Golden-Crowned Sifaka Lemur. They are very limited in number and location. There isn’t much known about them and they were only identified as a unique species in 1974.

  • Coquerel's Sifaka
    The Coquerel’s Sifaka Lemur is a medium sized one and it belongs to the primate family. It features some very interesting behaviors as well as a look that is different from other Lemurs.

  • Collared Brown Lemur
    The Collared Brown Lemur is a primate that is medium in size. There are 12 species of Brown Lemurs in the world. They are the most well known of these Brown Lemurs.

  • Black Lemur
    The Black Lemur is a type of primate and there are two subspecies that have been identified. They are the Slader Lemur and the E. Macaco Lemur. In many locations the ranged of them overlap and that has led to mixed breeding.

  • Aye-Aye
    Of all the Lemurs in the world, the Aye-Aye Lemur is the largest primate that is nocturnal. One may argue that point though if they didn’t realize that this was really a primate.

  • Verreaux's Sifaka
    The Verreaux's Sifaka Lemur is medium in size when compared to other species. It is a primate and looks very similar to many small species of monkeys. As a result it is usually accurately categorized as a primate.


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