Does everything ever seem ridiculous or gross to you?

Question by : Does everything ever seem ridiculous or gross to you?
For example, things like eating, chewing, on flesh, moist or bitter plant meat. Or the sounds of things, how we communicate, our voices cackling thoughts, or laughing them? Day to day activities, sensual activities, or mundane responsibilities?

Just wondering if people kind of stop and look at everything, and think of how insane it is outside the grind of it, or how kind of amazing and arbitrary it can seem.

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Answer by The Struggle Continues
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NOVEMBER IS ADOPT-A-SENIOR MONTH!

DrDonnaSpector-Morgan2011_250wAnimal shelters are filled with a huge variety of pets. Many people are quick to adopt younger dogs and older dogs are often overlooked. But remember, puppies are not for everyone—the training, playing, feeding and exercising that a new puppy requires in the first several months can feel like a full time job!

Adult dogs may be the best choice for a family who spends much of the day away from home. Shelters are overcrowded and unfortunately, older or senior dogs are among the first to be euthanized if they aren’t adopted. Consider adopting a senior dog and save a life!

Dogs are considered “senior” in the last 25% of their expected lifespan. If you have a Labrador Retriever with a 10 to 13 year life expectancy—his “senior” years start around 7 ½. Similarly a Toy Poodle with a 14 to 16 year life expectancy reaches his golden years at 10 ½.

Aging varies by breed, body size and individual pet characteristics—typically larger breeds of dogs age more quickly than smaller dogs. Never had a senior dog? Halo is here to help.

Click here to read Top 10 tips for caring for senior dog.

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Mohawk Mania

Do you remember the pictures I posted of my family’s dogs a couple of weeks ago? Remember how I tried to shame my niece into grooming Molly, her mom’s Japanese Chin? Well, boy howdy, did she ever! Here’s the “after” picture, with Molly’s mohawk in honor of the Badin Rams high school football playoff win! […]


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Buddies

Lacey and Vito are great friends but they still have a bit of a weird relationship.

You know those dogs that when they see each other again, they instantly start wrestling and having fun together?  Well that isn’t them.

They are thrilled to see each other but then instantly go and do their own thing.  One dog will get the zoomies and the other one will just stand and watch.  Then the other one will be feeling flirty and the other one is too engrossed in a smell to even notice.  This happens over and over again and neither of them seems to feel playful in the same moment.

But when they finally get their act together, watch out, as they have a blast… for about 5 minutes.  And then it is back to their own thing.  :)

Regardless, they make a pretty cute pair.

Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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Chemicals threaten SF Bay wildlife

Chemicals threaten SF Bay wildlife
and that's the bad news,” said Tom Mumley, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board assistant executive officer. Monitors are particularly concerned about the disastrous consequences for bay wildlife of a buildup of the insecticide
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Canine Joint Disease

Video courtesy of Life’s Abundance

Arthritis is a painful condition and is one of the most common problems affecting dogs in America. It was listed among the top ten disease conditions in dogs in 2008 (source: VPI). There may be as many as 10 million dogs currently suffering from the chronic pain of joint disease and one in five dogs will most likely develop arthritis or joint disease during their lifetimes.

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Why Choose a Golden Retriever as a Pet

If you choose a Golden Retriever as a pet you’ll have a devoted companion for life.

Whenever possible Golden Retrievers prefer being with their human. They don’t like to be left alone or in a back yard away from people, and they love to go as many places as possible with you and share in your daily activities, after all you are their world.

Some dogs are content with an occasional pat on the head and a brief expression of endearment. Not a Golden; they demand the maximum dosage, they bask in attention, soak in as much as possible, and keep asking for more.

Size: Golden Retrievers are considered medium size dogs. Males range between 23” – 24” at the shoulder and weigh between 75-95 pounds. Females range from 21” – 22” and usually weigh 55-75 pounds. Their very active tails are best known for knocking things off coffee tables.

Exercise: Golden Retrievers require constant, hard exercise to allow them to become the calm house pets most owners expect. A fenced-in yard and daily walks are highly recommended. I like to take my beautiful Golden on long walks when the weather permits. In the summer it’s just too hot here in the desert (triple digit temperatures) to take long walks so we shorten the times and try to go out early morning and evening.

Shedding: Golden Retrievers have long, beautiful coats that shed at least twice a year; the keywords here are – “at least” – my Golden seems to shed about four times a year. And when he does shed there’s enough hair to make 10 beautiful blonde wigs! Regular brushing and professional grooming can keep the amount of hair lost to a minimum; however, you will always find their hair on your furniture, rugs, clothing, and sometimes even in your food!

Health/ Care: Most breeds are prone to certain problems. Although Golden Retrievers have only a few, it’s best you know the worst: Golden Retrievers may develop skin allergies, dry coats, and as they grow older, hip dysplasia or arthritis. Eye problems are also quite common as they age. When my Golden has skin problems I use Pet Solutions Rx, an all-natural, non-toxic, antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal agent that promotes rapid healing of his skin. He frequently gets a fungal infection in the heat of the desert and after a bath he still needs something to treat the infection. That’s why I use Pet Solution Rx. It’s like “first aid” in a bottle. It can quickly be used to reduce bleeding of minor wounds, decrease pain, swelling and itching. It promotes rapid healing and helps to minimize scarring.

Training: Basic obedience training is absolutely necessary unless you want your Golden to set the rules around your house. And forget about your Golden being your guard dog; any training for this purpose will be a waste of time. They may growl and bark defensively but the bottom line is that they would just as soon get petted or accept some tasty treats from a burglar than be concerned about protecting your TV or stereo!

Time: Golden Retrievers are “people” dogs. They thrive on attention and need to be with, around and near humans. If you’re considering a Golden Retriever as a pet, please consider your lifestyle and how busy your schedule is. Do you have time to give the love and attention to a Golden Retriever’s needs? Can you handle finding hair all over your furniture and clothes (even though it’s generally a beautiful soft, golden or reddish hue)?

If you have lots of love to give and the capacity to accept more love than you can possibly give, having a Golden Retriever as a pet will add more joy to your life than you could imagine.

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Beware of Treats, Dental Chews, and Pill Pockets Containing Wheat!

Treatitis!!! 

Beware of wheat, barley, additives, calories , and the low nutritional content of biscuits, green dental chews, and allergenic pill pockets.

Caution: May cause or worsen medical problems!!

Even with my nutritional warnings, I still have dogs present with sore ears or anal glands, or an itchy butt or sides due to a allergenic wheat filled biscuit, treat, or chew. Remember, treats can be healthier choices like baby carrots, apples, baked sweet potato slices, cheese, deli meat, pieces of chicken, or chicken or turkey hot dogs. They don’t have to be allergenic, high carbohydrate treats

Pet owners can do such a good job feeding a hypoallergenic or limited ingredient diet for itchy skin,ear infections, anal gland problems, or diarrhea, then feed a wheat filled biscuit, chew, or treat that makes the allergies flare up!

 

 

Those pill pockets meant to hold allergy pills can in themselves cause ear and anal gland pain and itch!Make sure you have the hypoallergenic pill pocket or use chicken or turkey hot dogs like I do at work!)

Green dental chews may cause a less immediate gulp, but don’t really cause the gnawing and cleaning that teeth need to be clean!(raw meaty bones, raw chicken wings, rawhide, and  antlers may work better!)

Remember these ideas for treats!

I buy big bricks of cheddar and if a dog tolerates dairy products, a small piece may make a great nutritional supplement/ treat a couple times a week. (Remember, all dogs are individuals and some can eat dairy, but others may react to it.)

Pieces of chicken, hot dogs, or deli chicken, turkey, or ham.

Green beans, baby carrots, fruit.

If you want to feed a better diet, help with allergies or medical problems,  or home-cook your pet’s food visit:

http://dogdishdiet.com/order-now

Dr. Greg’s Dog Dish Diet

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tick biting human leg extreme close up lots of detail

I bought a Supereyes pen USB microscope some time ago, and had to practice with it for some time (and without too much coffee) to get it steady enough to sho…
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ANIMAL FAIR TOUR FOR K9S FOR WARRIORS REACHES DALLAS & PHILADELPHIA!

animalfair2Wendy and Baby Hope Diamond of Animal Fair magazine continued the last furry leg of their Bark Business Tour benefiting K9s For Warriors in Dallas (November 14th) and Philadelphia (November 16th). Halo is proud to be a sponsor.

We’ve raised over $ 200,000 and saved 40 lives; 20 Veterans and 20 rescued shelter dogs turned service dogs, with millions more to go! We’re also proud our partner Freekibble.com is feeding Halo Spot’s Stew to all of them!

The ten-city national Bark Business Tour is supported by Glee’s Jane Lynch, Raising Hope’s Garret Dillahunt, Home & Family’s Mark Steines, What’s Trending’s Shira Lazar, KTLA’s Courtney Friel, Sirius Radio’s Frank Decaro, Chicago Fire’s David Eigenberg, Taylor Kinney and Joe Minosa, Rock Band The Go-Gos, Law and Order’s Danny Pino, Supermodel Tyson Beckford, New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton. The most generous of business magnates; Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark and Ingram Industries’ John Ingram – in addition to Halo and many more…

For more information visit:
Bark Business Tour Benefiting K9s For Warriors – Omni Hotel Dallas!
Bark Business Tour Benefiting K9s For Warriors – Loews Hotel Philadelphia!

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