Ruth, Mother of Kings by Diana Wallis Taylor {First Wild Card Book Tour}

Ruth, Mother of Kings by Diana Wallis Taylor My rating: 5 of 5 stars One of the Bible’s most enduring romantic stories, the story of Ruth and Boaz,, “Ruth, Mother of Kings” has been brought to life, in a way that not only captures the blessing that God bestowed upon His people, but the love…



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House dust mite

Check out these Mite images:

House dust mite
Mite

Image by Gilles San Martin
House dust mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus).
More information here :
news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_9290000/9290068…
and here :
www.insidescience.org/research/the-social-lives-of-dust-m…
www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-mites-homes.html

Scale : mite length = 0.3 mm

Technical settings :
– focus stack of 42 images
– microscope objective (Nikon M Plan 20x 210/0.4 ELWD) on bellow

Handsome mite
Mite

Image by Cornell Fungi
red trombidioid mite

Red mite
Mite

Image by wallygrom
On the moss – on the edge of the rainforest at Ambohimahamasina.

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Brimfield’s New K-9

If you check in here regularly, you know that I absolutely love the Brimfield (Ohio) Police Department’s Facebook page. They recently introduced their newest K-9, Pseudo. Hard to imagine this little sweet-faced puppy will grow into an aggressive, competent professional police dog! Until next time, Good day, and good dog!


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The Jubilee Bible, Russell Stendal (Editor) {First Wild Card Tour}

The Holy Scriptures by Stendal, Russell M. My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000) currently available as an ebook, is said to be a revised version of the Spanish bible. One of the hard parts about reviewing a bible is  the  many books within to go through and comparison with…



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Fan or Follower of Christ By Michaelle Bragassa-Holman {Guest Article}

Fan or Follower of Christ By Michaelle Bragassa-Holman What is a Christian? Does it simply mean that you believe in God? Do you make it a point to go to church on a Sunday morning? Do you take the time to pray at some point during the day? The word Christian in our modern society…



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Flea treatments: What's fine for dogs isn't for cats

Flea treatments: What's fine for dogs isn't for cats
When the owners spotted fleas on their two cats, they put “just a drop” of topical flea treatment on each one. Within hours the cats were very sick, and one of them was convulsing. The family rushed them to the nearest veterinary clinic, but both cats
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Lafourche Parish school battles flea infestation
Because only a few students have been affected by the flea bites, Long has not advised parents to keep their students out of school, he said. While some parents have kept their kids home due to the infestation, Long said he does not know exactly how many.
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Celebrity Dog Walk Auction Benefits Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Fans of Fidos and famous faces have the chance to make great strides toward creating a better tomorrow for pets in need by bidding on the opportunity to enjoy a canine constitutional  with a…



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Halloween Safety and your Pets

Halloween is upon us! It is a fun holiday to dress up, eat too much candy, and even get your pet involved! (I myself have a chihuahua who has a bat and pumpkin costume, and my dear Lucy Goo is a witchy!)  However, there are some precautions to take when Halloween comes around that will make the holiday a pleasant experience and could even save your pet’s life.
Keep the candy bowls out of reach. It’s that simple. And if you have a cat along with a dog, keep the candy in a container with a lid.  Cats have been known to knock candy bowls off of counters and we all know who is waiting to eat everything off the floor…our canine ‘vacuums’.
There are many reasons for keeping the candy bowl away from your pets. Although cats are usually unlikely to eat the sweets, they are attracted to the wrappers- especially wrappers that are curly and crunchy. These can cause terrible bowel obstructions, and of course your cat can choke on them, too. Keep the temptation of the candy wrapper away and instead give kitty a healthy treat or ‘crunchy’ toy.
Chocolate and dogs don’t mix. You’ve probably heard that before, and it is true. A small amount ingested can cause a bad tummy ache and a large amount can be lethal. But did you know sugarless gum and candy is extremely hazardous to dogs, too? The ingredient ‘xylitol’ is an artificial sweetener used in such things as toothpaste, mouthwash, candy, gum….and more. If you have anything ‘sugar-free’ in the house, check the ingredients. If you see xylitol among them, keep those things especially out of reach. If ingested, your dog can experience vomiting, seizures, possible liver failure, and even death.
My pets love dressing up in costumes, it’s their thing.  I think they think they are little human children, the way they prance around when I put a costume on them! But, not all pets like being dressed up. If your pet is uncomfortable wearing clothes, give them a break and lay off the dressing up. There’s no need to agonize your pet by dressing him or her up- and pets that are unhappy in clothes will try and get them off. This can be dangerous- potential strangling and blockages due to ingestion of clothes.  If you’re aiming for a cute pic, take a regular shot of your dog or cat and photo shop in a cute holiday background or costume. If you really want that picture of Fido and Fluffy dressed as Batman and Robin, though, then be sure the stage is set, put on their costumes, take the pic quickly, then take the costumes off, and treat them up with a healthy pet snack!
Have a plan for how to handle your pets the day of Halloween. If you have cats who try to bolt out the front door, keep them in a separate room while the trick-or-treaters are coming. Keep dogs in another room, or behind a baby gate. You don’t want the chance of your dog escaping, a child feeding her candy, or any nipping due to the excitement.  The sweetest dog can get snappy if she experiences anxiety, fright, and gets scared. The safest thing to do is to keep pets far away from the door. If you have a dog that gets anxious when she hears the doorbell ring, make a plan for your dog to be at a quiet place- with a friend, relative, or pet sitter-somewhere away from your house that is soothing and quiet.
One last note. And I find it a sad thing to even have to mention- but if you have an outdoor black cat, please keep kitty inside during Halloween. Black cats are as sweet as any other kind of cat. In fact, I grew up with one, and she had the coolest purr- she was a little motor box, and my best friend. But, unfortunately, black cats are often the victims of horrific acts of violence during the Halloween holiday.  Keep them safe and keep them inside.
Have a Happy ‘Howlween’!
By Nicole Bruder, owner of Lucy Goo Pet Sitting
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What Does Appropriate Dog Play Look Like?

Watching a variety of different dogs play is one of the biggest benefits of my part-time job. Dogs really know how to party, and the joy they get from play can be contagious:

Mini-breaks and Time-outs

In this video you several breaks in the action, even in just under a minute of elapsed time. This is a good thing. I highlighted the big one in the video, and there was another right after I stop filming (naturally) where Caffeine was gagging (it happens during allergy season and no, it’s not the collar) and Buddha politely stopped and waited for her to reach up and mouth him to resume play. I really wish I hadn’t stopped filming!

This kind of cooperation is what we want to see. It doesn’t always look exactly like this of course, because all dogs are different and play differently. It’s possible to draw broad generalizations about breeds – retrievers tend to like to mouth wrestle and end up with their heads literally soaked, bully breeds tend to slam dance, some herding breeds like to play tag — however the "tagging" better be gentle — but as I’ve said before, these are broad generalizations and are not always true. Know your dog, and know your dog’s friends.

Symmetry and Handicapping

Patricia McConnell talks about self-handicapping frequently on her blog and in her talks. It’s an important part of play. In the video I highlight a point where Buddha offers to let Caffeine pounce on him for a bit. She rarely takes him up on this offer. She likes to play on the floor and even did that when we had a much larger dog that played much more roughly with her.

In the puppy playgroups at Kellar’s Canine Academy we have a "regular" named Lucy, a 8 month old or so Pit Bull mix, who is an absolute master at self-handicapping. She can switch from letting a tiny puppy half her size jump on her and nibble her face to slam-dancing with her best friend, a 70 pound Rottweiler puppy, in seconds.

Some dogs can adjust play styles. I’m fortunate that Buddha and Caffeine (with the few dogs she will play with) can and will do this. It’s not necessarily common and don’t expect your dog or the dogs you come across to do so. Some dogs take offense, even in the middle of a play session, to a bitten ear or a jumped-upon face. The question is, how do they react? A warning and/or disengaging from play is just fine. Retaliation is usually not.

In a safe environment dogs always have the option to end play by stopping and, if nexessary, leaving the area. This means (at least) two things must be true: the area is big enough for a dog to be able to leave the area of play and the participants are in control to take the hint when a dog wants a break.

So What’s Actually Acceptable?

This is an excellent video, worth watching a few times, about play and body language:

One of the more interesting parts of my apprenticeship was watching how different trainers handled playgroups in both puppy classes and with adult dogs. Some were very hands on and quick to enforce a break in the action. Other tending to go with the flow and tried to engineer things more by strategically picking playgroups.

I came away a bit of a laissez faire attitude, and the fact that I have had to deal with small groups and then ideal facilities (until very recently) have forced me to improvise. I want to see regular breaks in the action. I don’t like to see too many high-speed chases, dogs up on their hind legs, and dogs that seem overwhelmed or afraid need to be helped by pairing them up with appropriate playmates. But attempts to support one dog or another or to enforce specific rules of play are not my thing.

What has your experience with playgroups been?

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What are the symptoms of yeast infection and how do you cure it?

Question by DropOfScye: What are the symptoms of yeast infection and how do you cure it?
What do you get yeast infection from? I’ve never had any kind of sex but I think I might have yeast infection :S Are there simple over-the-counter medicines you can buy without a prescription to treat it? How do they usually work?

Best answer:

Answer by taylorcullenforever
You can get a yeast infection from being too moist down there or leaving wet clothing on too long. It really just depends. But you don’t have to be sexually active to get one.

You can actually find Monistat yeast cream in the female isle–where tampons and pads and condoms are–and you dont have to have an adult or a prescription to get them. They are very easy to get.

There is a 1, 3, and 7 day treatment. I like 3 the best, but sometimes 7 works better.

They work by putting a cream inside you with a applicator and it works to get rid of the yeast.

It’s under 20 dollars. If you have any more questions: contact me at: mrs.dontmesswitme@yahoo.com

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