Kudos for all your tireless work. You are changin…

Kudos for all your tireless work. You are changing the tide.

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Vet Center Recommends NexGard for Year-Round Flea and Tick Protection

Vet Center Recommends NexGard for Year-Round Flea and Tick Protection
Unlike some topical products that require pets to wait before swimming or bathing, a dog's coat can get immediately wet following NexGard." When used as directed by a veterinarian, NexGard is safe and effective for any breed of dog. NexGard is also
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Running water fascinates cats
FOX: I am writing in response to your column about the use of flea control chemicals on dogs. As a doctor of natural medicine, I, too, am aware of the toxic side effects of topical flea control products and no longer use them on my dogs. After doing
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Your Dog Probably Won't Give You Ebola—But It Could Give You Lots of Other
There are actually—and I'm sorry to tell you this—a number of different types of parasitic tapeworms possibly inside your dog, but we're going to focus on Dipylidium caninum, one that infects animals through contact with fleas or lice. The worm is
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The Final Five

We’ve walked about 1100 miles in 5 months and only 500 miles remain between the Bay Area and San Diego the finish line.
Cell Phone Hell
This is the place that we’ve been consigned to for the better part of 3 months and 600 miles. 
First my apologies to all of you.  I thought I’d done sufficient due diligence on this west coast walk especially as it pertained to cell coverage.  I surveyed the ATT coverage map & thought we’re all good.  
Bollocks… I might as well have been carrying a pocketful of sand in my kilt rather than my iPhone because it’s been almost as useless.  We finally made it to the Bay Area but what got lost is months of photos, stories, and video sharing.  Never mind the fact it put us at serious risk – there were times I had to ask strangers to contact our team to let them know we were safe.
I’d like to say we’re thru it but of that I am unsure.  The coastal mountain range hasn’t left us or rather we haven’t reached its tail end; Santa Barbara, they say, is where the state flattens out but that’s still 300 miles away. 
And forget about Wifi – the drive thru coastal motels we stay at from time to time may as well be using 128k dial up.  I guess I’m past the point of kvetching but you’ve missed a third of the walk and for that I’m deeply disappointed.
In silence still we walked on.
The Bay Area
There’s still 500 miles of PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) and lots ahead and little time for reflection now.  I’ve been to San Francisco before to walk the final mile with our good friend John Stalls and it’s bittersweet to return.  For new folks to this story it was when and where Murphy’s nose began bleeding again and my descent into doubt that the radiation shrank his nasal tumor.
But I said my goodbye to him on the Golden Gate Bridge and like that iconic symbol of this state, the fog lets go of its fleeting grasp and and the sun shines through. 
The City of Skinny Jeans
Indeed I’ve made many new observations and that’s the first.  Clearly I’m not making any fashion statements with beaded braids, pleated skirt, and giant wooden staff but most nearly everyone here is sportin them and I didn’t want to be the bearer of bad news that they’re about as sexy as bell bottoms.  
One final thought before we get back on the road and grind out the final 500 in 60 days… When we reach the Mexico border the total distance I will have walked combined with the 1st, 1/6th the circumference of the earth for this cause. Put that in a pipe a smoke it. 
Next up more scenes from the roadside


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GIVEAWAY // Win Your Choice of Minnetonka Shoes!

GIVEAWAY // Win a Pair of Minnetonka Moccasins from Bubby and Bean

Last week, I shared a project I’d done with my pal Laura and my friends over at Minnetonka called ‘One Style, Two Ways,’ both here on the blog and over on Minnetonka’s site. Minnetonka is one of my absolute favorite companies, and it’s always such a pleasure to get to team up with them. I own more Minnetonka shoes than probably all of my other shoes combined. They’re just that great. And now one lucky Bubby and Bean reader is going to get to pick out a pair of Minnetonkas of her/his own – any pair of shoes/moccasins/boots/wedges/etc.!

Minnetonka Giveaway

To enter, just use the entry form below.  There are several ways to enter.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway will run through October 29th and is open to Bubby and Bean readers with a U.S. shipping address. And don’t forget, Minnetonka is having a contest of their own! This month, head over to Instagram and show how you make your Minnetonka shoes your own personal style with the tag #MyMinnetonka, for the chance to appear in their gallery on minnetonkamoccasin.com. Plus, each Monday through November 3rd, a winner will be selected and awarded a new pair of Minnetonka moccs and a $ 250 gift card! More details on their contest are available right here. Entering their contest is also one of the entries you can choose for this giveaway (worth 5 points!), so it’s a win-win. Good luck!


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Saturday Survey: Whining Dogs

I’m sitting here listening to my puggle, Daisy, whine because she cannot get to the cats hiding under the bed. What makes your dog whine? Until next time, Good day, and good dog!

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Animal behaviorists believe that cats inherently need to scratch — both to keep their nails in tip-top shape and to mark their territory. No problem there until your cat decides to do what comes naturally by using your couch as his own personal
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Upcoming events Oct. 24
Appalachian Arts Center 'scratch and dent' event will be Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. In August, a tractor trailer unhitched from its cab and smashed into the Center; no one was injured, but a large number of handmade crafts and fine art were
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Emmanuelle and Joe

Turn right! Turn right! ‘Joe, you are not looking in the right direction …

Meet my beautiful friend, Emmanuelle and Joe, the cocker spaniel.  Joe is 4 years old and lives in Nice with Emma and Guillaume.

In the smaller photo you see Patrick, owner of this stunning 1968 Renault 4L.

My birthday was last Monday but yesterday these precious friends and Sylvie organised a surprise second birthday celebration! How lucky am I? Five of us plus Joe in this car, whizzing around Nice, an enormous bouquet of flowers and of course all our camera gear.  And a great lunch in the Old Town of Nice.  I thought we were all back in 1968!

Thanks so much everyone! I loved, loved, loved the day.

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Be a Part of Bubby and Bean for the Holidays!

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Urgent request for funding for knee surgery for Army dog Buddy

From today’s e-mail bag: Buddy is a ten year-old Lab who got a second chance on life when he was adopted by Maureen, a career Army officer with more than 20 years of service to our country. Buddy has always been an Army dog, but his previous family got reassigned to Germany and were unable […]

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Berkeley considers outlawing pet restrictions on rentals

Berkeley considers outlawing pet restrictions on rentals
Part of the problem, Arreguin said, is that landlords have complained about a “floodgate” of tenants claiming mental illnesses and the need for emotional-support pets. Such exemptions from pet bans confuse other tenants, Arreguin said. His proposal
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Animal Tales: How do I stop my cat from clawing at furniture?
Cats scratch for many reasons. They scratch to mark territory, shed the husks on their claws and exercise the muscles in their legs and back. There are a few things a new cat owner can do to encourage your cat to scratch in appropriate areas and deter
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VCA's (WOOF) CEO Robert Antin on Q3 2014 Results – Earnings Call Transcript
In VCA Animal Hospitals. Revenue increased 7.3% to $ 396 million, mostly due from acquisitions. Actually scratch that, we said many quarters. On this quarter, actually, 4.1% increase in same-store accounted for most of the increase. Acquisitions added
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Female puppies are easier to house train
We really like the only male puppy in the litter, but we live in a small apartment on a high floor in an apartment building, so we need the dog to be able to relieve itself on Wee-Wee Pads when we are at work. We do not want the dog to be lifting its
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