Nibbler’s Got an Itch

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Guess what I gave all my friends with pets?

Treats, of course!

I’m a practical person. My friends and family know this. I give generously but I give what is needed, like, boots for my sister or cute socks for my friend’s daughter. And, I barely paste a bow on the gift! Wrapping is just not my thing.

BUT, what I GIVE is GREAT! Everybody wants to be on my gift list!

My brother has three gorgeous longhaired Himalayans, all over seven years old. He brushes them every night. Skin and coat is very important for these cats, as is hairball control. Did you know that hairballs can become life-threatening in some cats? So they got the gourmet Cat Treats (this is a reformulation of the Hairball treats and it’s much better, if you ask me).
They’re going to swallow hair, that’s a given. You just want to be sure that their fur is strong enough not to just fall out in clumpbs and that they have enough oils in their digestive tract to either barf them up safely or have them pass out safely in the litter box. Hence, the special ingredients in the treats and supplement.
I also brought him a bottle of the new Life’s Abundance Wellness Supplement for Cats. It’s a vitamin so you only let them have 5-7 kibbles. My rescued ferals really love it, I use it to help tame them, so I gave some to him. His kitties wolfed it down! Being older kitties with heavy nutrient needs due to their lavish coats, I think they’ll do really well on this.

Last but not least, he wanted to try the new canned cat food. His kitties have been on the dry Life’s Abundance for the last two years but he, himself, is not a canned cat food person so his kitties never even eat table scraps. But somehow he got into the Christmas spirit and he wanted to give them something special, so I gave him half a case of the Instinctive Choice.
Two of my other kitty friends, Starla and Konnelle, are getting half-cases of Instinctive Choice for their kitties.

Let me just tell you, it’s a big hit!

My friend Natalya at work is a big fan of the porkhide bones and the weight loss food. She has a little Dachsund who just loves those bones. So I gave her a package of the medium size bones with a bow on it! Oh, she was so happy!

Rawhide is nasty, why do pet food manufacturers still sell it? Rawhide is often treated with harsh chemicals like ash-lye and bleach. That just can’t be good for our pets. And it doesn’t dissolve so they can choke on it. Don’t even get me started on the plastic bones — one of my friends had to dig a piece out of his dog’s gums when a piece broke off.

But the pork, while a little pricier, is safer and is digestible, and Natalya’s little guy sure loves them!
I have two other packages of the porkhide bones to give to two other friends who have medium-sized dogs.

I bought several jars of the Wholesome Hearts Baked Treats. These are low-fat and they also contain L-Carnitine so they’re perfect for dogs who need to lose weight. Most of my other dog friends got these.
My trainer at the gym is also my chiropractor. He’s ADORABLE and so are his two little Springer spaniels, so I give treats to his dawgs!! They got a nice jar of Wholesome Hearts this year.
And I will be keeping one of the very large 24 oz jars of treats in my car because when we get into marathon training season, I’ll meet lots of people with dogs and I always like to give them a treat and a drink of water on a hot day!

A day in the life of a HealthyPetNet Rep

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May 22, Choose the Best Dog Food | How to rules by Best Dog Food Guide

You can choose the best dog food, here’s how to. Make sure your furry friend is living happier, healthier and longer by choosing the right kind of dog food for him or her.
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Love your training videos. I've learned so muc…

Love your training videos. I've learned so much and it's helped me and our newest immeasurably. The Q&A is also very helpful. My issue with flirt poles is a lack of adequate space/grass. Also our guy is leash-reactive so parks are out. We play ball but often he wants us to chase or fight for the ball, it's been a task to train to fetch (especially w/o treat motivation- which distracts him from playing). But we're getting there. Don't suppose there's a North Bay BadRap Pit Ed? :)
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Flea Market & RV Park at Menge

A few nice Flea images I found:

Flea Market & RV Park at Menge
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Flea Market & RV Park at Menge, Pass Christian, Mississippi

Flea Market & RV Park at Menge
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Flea Market & RV Park at Menge, Pass Christian, Mississippi

Flea Market & RV Park at Menge
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Flea Market & RV Park at Menge, Pass Christian, Mississippi

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May 20, Green chlorophyll soup to increase red blood cells

I wanted to share my traumatic experience with you and other members. My female portugeuse 10 year old water Spaniel, Sooty, had a suspected serious immune
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Greedy Hamster Does Not Share With Cats [VIDEO]

Such a bold little fellow! Clearly he's not going to let anyone near his beloved snacks, regardless of how sharp and large their teeth are.

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“SHELTER ME: LET’S GO HOME” PBS BROADCASTS – WEEK OF MAY 19

janeSHELTER ME: Let’s Go Home” (Episode 2), sponsored by Halo, continues airing this week.

The project’s creator, acclaimed filmmaker Steven Latham, wants to engage the public in finding solutions to put a stop to the nearly four million dogs and cats euthanized every year in the United States.

Actress and animal advocate Jane Lynch is hosting this episode of the one-hour, emotionally charged television special.

Shelter Me: Let’s Go Home” features stories about shelter pets that went from rescued to rescuer. The episode follows individuals who have adopted shelter dogs and are now volunteering at a hospital.

Shelter Me also shares the dramatic rescue of homeless puppies, an innovative mobile spay/neuter clinic and a family adopting a beautiful cat at an animal shelter. Finally, the film also tells the amazing story about our hero firefighters who train shelter dogs for search-and-rescue.

SHELTER ME: Let’s Go Home” will air in the following cities this week:

Columbus: WOSU
Sunday, May 19 at 5 p.m

Kentucky Educational Television
Monday, May 20 at 10 p.m.

Milwaukee: WMVT (channel 36.1)
Wednesday, May 21 at 9 p.m.

San Diego: KPBS
Wednesday, May 22 at 10 p.m.

OETA – The Oklahoma Network
Thursday, May 23 at 10 p.m.

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SHELTER ME, episode 2, is currently airing on PBS throughout the country. Here’s the schedule: 2013 Schedule – Episode 2

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Flea Market & RV Park at Menge

Some cool Fleas images:

Flea Market & RV Park at Menge
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Flea Market & RV Park at Menge, Pass Christian, Mississippi

Flea Market & RV Park at Menge
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Flea Market & RV Park at Menge, Pass Christian, Mississippi

Flea Market & RV Park at Menge
Fleas

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Flea Market & RV Park at Menge, Pass Christian, Mississippi

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Bluebonnet Spring

The fabulous fuzzybutts and I are in the Nutmeg State now prepping for our taste testing Saturday and this morning we took our constitutional through the neighborhood we’re staying at down to Clinton Town Beach.  
The purple or tulip, as they refer to them up here, magnolias are all abloom as are the weeping cherry trees, dogwoods, lilacs, flowering crabapples, and flora I have yet to discover. I have to stop and catch my breath from the beauty of it all at times and I often wonder if the people up here truly get the gift from god they’ve been given.  
When you walk south to north, as we did on our cross country trek, you’re chasing spring and everything opens up all around you for weeks and weeks.  It’s magical really and one of our most memorable experiences was walking on the old Boston Post road or route 1 along the coastline of New England.  And though I love fall just as equally to follow it, you’d have to walk from north to south.  
Sometimes I wish I could take a projector to my brain and broadcast it for you.  I try to write that way but words often fail to capture the glory and grace of life.  
But I couldn’t help this morning, amidst all this splendor, missing the bluebonnet fields of my native state.  They stretch for miles and miles and it’s as if time stops in Texas when they bloom.  Whenever I’m longing for my family and the place I grew up, I listen to Gulf Coast Highway, a duet between Emmy Lou Harris and Willie Nelson.   It’s a simple song about love and life and one that I sang to Malcolm the day he was given rest.  
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YBD’s Notes:  I’d love to share the song with you but the insidious industrial music studio oligopoly in this country doesn’t believe in beauty without a steep price and youtube removed it from my second memorial to Malcolm.  The more tragic aspect of it was it was removed after we walked through the Nashville area and spent an afternoon with Emmy Lou at her dog rescue, Bonaparte’s Retreat.  She does great work there and her rescue is named after her roadie dog she lost to cancer.  Please don’t contact her in protest – she had nothing to do with it.  Studios screw everyone, even artists.  My apologies for including this in today’s blog but I must.

2 Dogs 2,000 Miles

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