Lena

This gorgeous dog is in fact a 7-month old  puppy.  She’s called Lena and is a Pyrenean Mountain Dog.  She lives in Gorbio which is where I met her at the recent Fete de la Branda. Isn’t she fabulous!
RIVIERA DOGS

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Light thoughts on Encouragement

The Greek word for “encourage” is,  parakaleo , and appears 105 times in the New Testament. If you use the NASB or New American Standard Bible, the word is “implore”….either way..there is power in encouraging others, be it to try and help guide them away from harm or maybe from things that are clearly shared as…



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Sunflower Faith

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GIVEAWAY // Win A Garnet + Diamond Necklace from Angara!

GIVEAWAY // Win A Garnet + Diamond Necklace from Angara and Bubby & Bean!

I’ll admit I’m a little biased, because it happens to be my birthstone, but I think that the garnet is one of the most stunning of all gemstones. The color is so rich and deep, and it looks lovely paired with just about anything. And for that reason, I’m thrilled to be teaming up with the folks at Angara to give one lucky Bubby and Bean reader this gorgeous oval garnet and diamond shell pendant and matching chain, worth $ 109!  The garnet, which is AAA quality, is contained in a silver prong setting along with two brilliant, colorless diamonds. It is truly an elegant, timeless piece of jewelry.

Angara is a family-run company that has been in the fine gemstone business for generations, and has deep roots in gemstone cutting, polishing and design. While they have primarily catered to larger retailers around the world, in 2005 they decided to bring their gemstones and gemstone jewelry directly to the public. The offer hundreds of different pieces of jewelry and stones, for any occasion and any person. And I love how they came up with their name, Angara – a word in ancient Sanskrit that means “the fire within.” They say that it is with this Angara that the earth has created their magnificent gemstones.


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This giveaway will run through November 4th and is open to Bubby and Bean readers worldwide. The winner will be randomly chosen and listed here on the Rafflecopter form within 48 hours of its ending.  Thanks again to Angara for offering up this beautiful necklace to one of our readers. Good luck!

This giveaway is in collaboration with Angara.

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Latest PetArmor News

At the Watercooler … Kalamazoo people are talking
Perrigo Animal Health consists of the Sergeant's, Sentry and PetArmor brands, acquired by Perrigo in 2012 and 2013. Products include flea and tick treatments, health and well-being solutions, and consumables for dogs and cats that are sold to grocery
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Perrigo Animal Health Receives SQF Certification
Comprised of Sergeant's, SENTRY® and PetArmor® brands, Perrigo Animal Health brings quality, affordable flea and tick treatments, health and well-being solutions, and consumables for dogs and cats to grocery, mass, dollar, drug, club and pet specialty …
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Shirley MacLaine Adopts Shelter Dog

She’s starred as an elevator operator in the classic Billy Wilder-directed comedy The Apartment, a widowed mother in the Academy Award-winning Terms of Endearment and a throughly modern…



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DogTipper

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Kudos for all your tireless work. You are changin…

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

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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.  
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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

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

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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


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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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