A Little Bit of Fun

We’ve been looking after my sister’s family’s dog Micah for the last few weeks.  She is such an easy dog to look after.  Even Jack liked her – and he doesn’t like anyone.  :)

She went home today and seeing as I had some time to kill this afternoon I thought I’d play around a bit in Photoshop and convert some of my favourite images to black and white.

I really don’t know what I’m doing in Photoshop and everything seems to take forever, but I realize I’m never going to get better if all I do is the same things over and over again.

These four images (which have nothing amazing done to them) took me a few hours.  LOL.  I flounder A LOT.  I’m quite enjoying the second and last ones though.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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Free to a Good Home

If you have a pet you need to place with another family, it might be tempting to advertise the animal as “free to a good home.” Before you do that, check out this quote from a person engaged in dog fighting. (Warning: content is fairly graphic.) Here’s the source document, if you want to know [...]

Doggies.com Dog Blog

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Topical Steroid Withdrawal – Getting Better

Status of my topical steroid withdrawal at about 20 months.

DrugMedicReview’s Webcam Video from February 28, 2012 02:05 PM.
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These Pillsbury “Dough Dogs” Are Making Us CRAZY Hungry

Yesterday, when we got an email from Pillsbury announcing that the company had made some dogs out of Pillsbury crescent dough, we thought, “Whatever. You’re a dough company. That’s what you do.” [Editor's Note: And NO, this is not a sponsored post.]

Then we got a look at those dogs. And fell in love with those dogs. And wanted to eat those dogs. And were on the verge of going home to make those dogs, starting with the Basset Hound — or maybe the Shar-Pei (or the Poodle!) — before we realized going home to make dogs out of Pillsbury dough is not something people who have jobs should do at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

And then we saw something amazing, there in the dogs. 

There were hotdogs inside those dogs. 


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Truly, these are works of art. The company might as well close, because what better way to cap a 140-year run than with a crescent dog shaped like a Dachshund? I want to eat the head off that Poodle right now. Imagine squirting a line of mustard down that Basset Hound's back and sitting down to an episode of Wipeout. That's a staycation right there. 

Pillsbury, it seems, knows it has a good thing, and it has wrapped a contest around these creations. You, dog owner and lifelong crescent hotdog lover, will get to choose the next breed Pillsbury will make. 

Crazy, right? Well, you take what you can get. 

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According to the company, just upload a picture of your dog to Instagram, Twitter, or Pillsbury's Facebook page, with the hashtag #pbdogdays, by July 29 for a chance to have the Pillsbury Kitchens create a crescent-and-hotdog version of your dog’s breed.

Check out more, including directions to make your own hot dog crescent dog, from the Dog Days of Summer website.

The Scoop | The Scoop

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Free tool to submit your website to search engines

Here’s what I used this morning. This is a free tool, there’s another one I use that costs about $ 4.95 per month.

Submit Your Site To The Web's Top 50 Search Engines for Free!

While you’re here, go ahead and submit your website for free:

A day in the life of a HealthyPetNet Rep

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Bunny Kisses

Sweet bunny kisses


Sweet Boxer getting some loving bunny kisses from a little adorable rabbit. Muaaaahhh!


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A Place to Love Dogs

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Nice Skin Allergies photos

Check out these skin allergies images:

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Image by Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
Dr. Cathy Tieu and Barbara Venable gauge the reactions from LeAnn Redlinger’s patch test to diagnose any skin allergies during a Dermatology appointment at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital on July 27, 2012. (DoD photo by Tina Staffieri)

Aug. 31 marks one year since the hospital opened and started seeing patients. Our Dermatology Department has seen 7,979 patients since opening. We see the full spectrum of dermatologic conditions, and also offer cosmetic services on a space-available basis (Botox, Restylane, CO2 Resurfacing), and currently have plans to start offering Mohs Micrographic Surgery before the end of the year.

skin allergies

Image by Chapendra
Not perfect, I’m fairly flawed in the skin department. I’m also getting pulled off my feet with allergies! Gah, I cannot afford to get knocked down, I got an important busy week with a hugely packed weekend.

Having issues getting skin tones right in RAW, I gave up — Lightroom is being evil.

Holly as a Puppy
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Cute little Holly, around 9 weeks old. Holly was meant to become a service dog for Helping Paws. It was clear, a year into her training that her skin allergies and personality were not well suited to the life of a service dog, so we arranged for her to live with a friend of ours, to whom she was very attached. She now lives the carefree life of a farm dog, where she has the run of seven acres and passes the time with seven cats, two horses, two donkeys, two llamas, and two pygmy goats.

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BIG JULY GIVEAWAY // Win a $240 Prize Package!

The Bubby and Bean Big July Giveaway // Win a $  240 Prize Package!

Happy Friday!  July is my favorite month of the year, so I’m especially excited for this month’s big group giveaway.  I’ve teamed up with several of July’s large and medium sponsors to put together an amazing prize package of goodies that includes gorgeous handmade jewelry and clothing, paper goods, shop credits, and blog ad space.  All together, it’s valued at $ 240 – and one lucky Bubby and Bean reader is going win it all!






This giveaway is open to Bubby and Bean followers/subscribers.  If you’re a new reader, please make sure to subscribe first through GFC, Bloglovin’, or email in order for your entry to count.
To enter, just leave a comment telling me your favorite summer food! 

Once you’ve completed the mandatory entry above, you can also gain one additional entry for each of the following.  (*Please put each extra entry in a SEPARATE comment in order for it to count).

This giveaway goes through July 25th and is open to Bubby and Bean readers worldwide. The winner’s name will be chosen randomly and announced shortly after.  Please make sure that you check back and/or that there is a way to contact you if you won. Thanks again to our July sponsors for contributing such great prizes!  Good luck!

Bubby and Bean ::: Living Creatively

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Jul 19, the raw food diet I am using for my huskies………

3 years ago I finally put it together that one of my dogs has an allergy to kibble ingredients. I was feeding the best kibble I could find; Wellness and
Dog Food Blog | Best Dog Food Guide

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Charlie, the Griffon Bruxellois

This is Charlie and he’s one of the sweetest little dogs I’ve met. He’s a Griffon Bruxellois or Brussels Griffon which is a breed of toy dog, named for their city of origin: Brussels, Belgium. The Griffon Bruxellois may refer to three different breeds, the Griffon Bruxellois, the Griffon Belge and the Petit Brabançon. Identical in standard except for coat and colour differences, in some standards they are considered varieties of the same breed.  You can see two of them HERE – photographed at the Monaco Dog Show. Sometimes they are called ‘monkey dogs’ presumably because of their cute expressions.

The little wire-haired dog in the foreground of the Jan van Eyck painting The Arnolfini Marriage is thought to be an early form of this breed.

Charlie is 10 years old, although you’d never know it and he lives in Monaco. Absolutely adorable. 


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