訴訟・告訴について思うこと

調べ物を進めていくと、人は悪いうわさを流すのが好きだなあ、と思うことがあります。
私は今美容整形をしようとしていて、そのためにいろいろと知識を吸収しようとしているところです。
だから美容外科についての情報を調べているのですが、今日は訴訟、告訴という言葉に行き当たりました。
訴訟、告訴、どちらも普段過ごす上ではあまり耳にすることのない言葉ですね。
正確には、耳にすることは多いけれど自分とは直接関係がないことがほとんどの言葉です。
私も今回、自分が受けることを考えている類の手術に関して告訴、訴訟といった言葉を目にして驚いたほどです。

自分の責任で行うはずの美容整形なのに、結果が不服だからと訴訟だ告訴だと言ってしまうのはどうなのでしょうか。
少なくとも、私はそうはならないだろうなと感じました。
私は先日、品川美容外科でカウンセリングを受けてきました。
手術の前に、どういった内容で手術を行うのかという相談をしたのです。
今回、たるみ始めた頬なども気になってはいたものの、それより先にしわをどうにかしたいと思いしわ取りをお願いしました。
先生は私が特にどこをきれいにしたい、と主張するのを聞いてくれ、その上で全体のバランスからどこのしわをどのくらい取るのがいい、という話をしてくださいました。
1ヶ所のしわを取りすぎてしまうと不自然になってしまうので、全体をバランスよく、かつ私が一番気にしている部分が取りすぎて目立つことがないように、綿密に治療計画を立ててくださったので私もかなり安心してお話を聞くことができました。
症例写真も見せてもらえ、どこに何を注射するとこうなるか、ということをわかりやすく説明してくださったのは、私にとっては嬉しい事でした。
注射程度の軽い整形とは言っても未経験のことですし、私は元々納得のいく説明を求めてしまう質です。
そういう意味では、私と品川美容外科の相性はとてもよかったと言えるのではないでしょうか。

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Lone Star Tick can make you allergic to meat, BBQ

Lone Star Tick can make you allergic to meat, BBQ
YOU TALK ABOUT A BIZARRE SIDE EFFECT. ONE BITE FROM A CERTAIN KIND OF TICK COULD HAVE YOU SWEARING OFF RED MEAT. THIS WARNING IS COMING FROM DOCTORS ABOUT A TICK THAT'S NAMED FOR TEXAS. "LOCAL 2's" …
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The best day of the year is here!

It’s National Dog Day, a day to celebrate the love and bond we share with our canine companions.

It’s hard to top. What could possibly be better than National Dog Day?

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Having your birthday fall on National Dog Day. Especially if you’ve always proclaimed that dogs are pretty much the best thing ever. It is also, in a strange twist of fate that I cannot tell if it is coincidental or not, is also National hot dog day, which is a fact I’m not as excited about so I will choose to ignore.

But it’s my birthday! And the fact that it’s National Dog Day is a welcome distraction from the fact that I am now old enough that birthdays are officially depressing, so Brody and I are going to have a great walk and have some treats and I may, in a fit of generosity, even give him a bit of hot dog, even though I won’t partake myself because I watched that episode of “How It’s Made” and eew.

In another wonderful coincidence, just yesterday GoPro released their new Fetch dog harness. I’ve been waiting for this for years. Some of you may remember my failed attempts at Brody cam, when I actually commissioned a person on Etsy back when you still could do that to make me a helmet harness for the dog. He looked like a Spaceball. It didn’t work. So we waited, and finally, our patience has been rewarded.

Heck yes I have one. To make things even scarier my husband bought himself a drone for his birthday so we have all the tech. Brody cam is COMING. Be warned.

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ETA: Have also just been informed that today is also Women’s Equality Day, a celebration of the 19th Amendment ratification on 8/26/1920. The day just keeps getting better and better!

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Great advice, anon. Thank you.
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Cockatoo Enthusiastically Feeds Treats To The Great Danes | Video

Spike the Cockatoo enthusiastically feeds the Great Danes their Milk Bones!!

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Would You Include Your Dog in Your Will? Lauren Bacall Did!

When Lauren Bacall died last month, she left behind quite a legacy. It went far beyond the iconic scenes she did with Humphrey Bogart in To Have and Have Not, Key Largo, and The Big Sleep. She was a fascinating, charismatic person in her own right, and probably would have made a great name for herself even without Bogart. On screen, stage, and in real life, she had an uncompromising voice. Unlike a lot of Hollywood stars, her politics weren’t built on the flavor of the month; she was proudly liberal from the beginning to the end, even when that label was unfashionable or even dangerous. Among other things, she famously spoke out against the anti-Communist paranoia that spread through Hollywood during the McCarthy Era.

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Lauren Bacall

In addition to her cultural legacy, Bacall had a substantial amount of money when she died, and last week when her will was read, it showed that she remembered the ones who mattered. Most of the money went to her children, but she also set aside $ 10,000 for the care of her beloved Papillon, Sophie, according to The Telegraph.

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Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart at home with one of their Boxers.

Already, the press is pointing at the bequeathment with amusement and characterizing Sophie as "pampered." You can hear the sneer in the headlines, but if you have $ 26 million to bequeath to the loved ones, it seems reasonable to make sure your dog is also taken care of. Bacall was a lifelong dog-lover. Even from her early career, there's a famous photograph of her at home with Bogart, their son, and three dogs. The interior of her apartment at the Dakota was covered with pictures of Sophie and other dogs, and the little Papillon had become a familiar sight to people in the neighborhood and those who worked with Bacall on her final movies.

Bacall is the best one to describe her relationship with Sophie, and you can hear her do so in the video below, where Glenn Close visits Bacall and Sophie at home. Bacall describes Sophie as "oversexed and underpaid," while Sophie enthusiastically humps her own toy dog, known as "The Humperdink."

Our best wishes to Sophie, Lauren Bacall's human family, and all the people who knew her.

Via The Telegraph

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When Is a Dog Rescue Not a Rescue?

A rescue organization closing is rarely a good thing for dogs and dog lovers. The case of Precious Pups, a dog rescue group based in Calverton, New York, might just be that rare example when it is.

Precious Pups was closed down by court order this week after allegations that it was little more than a glorified puppy mill, subjecting dogs to animal abuse. According to people who’ve adopted dogs from the organization, it regularly adopted out dogs who were sick, sometimes to the point that they die days or weeks after arriving at their new homes.

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Deborah Maffettone

Deborah Maffettone, for example, told a CBS crew she adopted a poodle from Precious Pups, only to have the dog die 36 hours later from starvation.

"We've got eight dogs documented that came out of the shelter with 20 percent less body weight," she says.

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says that there were many more complaints about dogs coming out of Precious Pups.

"The representations they made about the health of the dogs, that they received veterinary treatment were all false," Schneiderman told CBS. "We subpoenaed them, they refused to comply with the subpoena."

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Adoption fees for dogs from Precious Pups ran from $ 300 to $ 600 with no background checks or screening process, according to clients. The company's Yelp profile includes several highly detailed and highly critical accounts of bad dealings with Precious Pup's owner Laura Zambito.

One woman, writing as "Tina F," says that Zambito asked her to provide a foster home for several dogs.

"I completed an application to foster but never received a foster agreement," she writes. "My vet and personal references were never checked, nor was a home check done."

Nevertheless, she fostered three dogs but says they needed more than $ 900 in veterinary care. Health problems included heartworm infection, pneumonia, and sutures from previous surgeries that had to be removed.

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Activist Lisa Ludwig

According to Schneiderman and other critics, this kind of situation was typical of practices at Precious Pups. Animal activist Lisa Ludwig, a longtime critic, said, "This is a dog-flipping operation. So many people have been stuck with thousands of dollars in vet bills and dead dogs too."

Zambito has denied all charges, on Yelp and in court, and claims that the entire situation is the result of a malicious smear campaign against her. Precious Pups is fighting the charges in court. Zambito told CBS she plans to reopen: "We will be telling the truth in court. We will be presenting the facts with our attorney. So there is no further comment."

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Maffettone says the real problem is bigger than Zambito or Precious Pups -- there's no oversight or regulation for who is or isn't a legitimate rescue operation.

"Our main goal and the big picture here is to regulate rescue," she said.

What do you think? What kind of laws are needed to make sure that rescue operations are legit, and that dogs find good homes?

Via CBS New York, Shut Down Precious Pups Facebook Page, and Yelp

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The Grottaglie Dog

This dog was lolling around outside a bar in the Italian village of Grottaglie in Puglia.  It’s a village famous for its ceramics and when I was lucky enough recently to participate in Carla Coulson’s fabulous Caravan Travel Photography Workshop, this is one of the villages we visited. We photographed inside 4 different ceramics factories that day – of course they are all very small – a fascinating day – as were all the days on Carla’s workshop.

This dog is probably old and perhaps not very well. Perhaps a stray who hangs around outside this bar.

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Thank you for hosting this event – and sharing the…

Thank you for hosting this event – and sharing the information with those who could not attend. Workshops like these are critical to moving forward and making progress for the dogs. I hope to attend next year!
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