Luca

Tiny button nose, too cute for words, this tiny Yorkie was in Gorbio last night for the opening of the most recent exhibition in the Chateau.

He’s only two months old, lives in Menton and is called Luca.
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Latest Flea Prevention News

Tips for prevention, removal of ticks from family pets
Topical flea/tick prevention is an option but the tick has to bite your pet before it is killed. The second is to make your yard a place where ticks do not want to be. This involves keeping your grass cut short, keeping bushes and shrubs trimmed and
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Travel Safely With Your Pets This Summer
Millions of Americans are expected to travel this summer, and doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are offering tips for keeping your furry friends safe if they are hitting the road with you. "Travel can be stressful for both pets and people
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Slate, Liedman, and Silvestri on Weed in Comedy
JS: I just snuck in Frontline [a flea-prevention medication] right between my boobs. Every day I just put on like a smear of Frontline. The dog owners are going to love this. MS: You guys like jokes about dog medicine? Because that's what we're talking
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Vote for Courageous Canines in Hero Dog Awards

Eight four-legged finalists who have already been deemed top dog in their respective category will now win the admiration of voters as the public decides which courageous canine should take home the…



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Before and After – Part 3

I think his exact words for this one was “The bushes are killing it”.  He suggested I crop to just include her and the bench.  I had of course done this while taking various shots of her up there, but didn’t choose it as my favourite.  :) So this isn’t the same image re-cropped, it’s a different photo all together that I feel fit more what he suggested. I again feel like her head is squished and needs more breathing room.

Before:

 After:

Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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EU labels another pesticide as bad for bees

EU labels another pesticide as bad for bees
"The insecticide fipronil poses a high acute risk to honeybees when used as a seed treatment for maize," the EFSA said in a statement. "EFSA was asked to perform a risk assessment of fipronil [by the European commission], paying particular regard to
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Fipronil Litigation Update — April 2013
The patent at issue in this case is U.S. Patent 5,618,945, which is in regards to fipronil manufacturing process-related patents. Two days later, MANA and Control Solutions file a contempt of court suit against BASF with the U.S. District Court for the
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I can has cheezburger? and hot dog? or not…

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Saginaw shelter dog recovering from mange in need of a loving home

Saginaw shelter dog recovering from mange in need of a loving home
Demodectic mange is a canine skin disease caused by tiny parasitic mites. Unlike sarcoptic mange, also known as canine scabies, demodectic mange is not contagious to humans. There are also currently dozens of other cats and dogs available for adoption …
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Learn about demodicosis in dogs and how is this condition treated
Demodex mites are microscopic normal inhabitants of dog skin. In a healthy animal, the mites are few in number and do not cause skin problems. In some cases though, the mites can take over, leading to a condition commonly called "mange" or demodicosis.
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More Than 20 Sick Dogs Taken From Santa Ana Home in Suspected Animal
There, they found 20 to 21 dogs of various breeds suffering from malnutrition, mange and scabies, Bertagna said. … Scabies, a highly contagious mite infestation, has spread to all the dogs, according to police Animal Services Supervisor Sondra Berg
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Family Day

It was Family Day yesterday so we got up early and went off to the cold frozen beach.  We had a pretty good time.  Lacey especially had a blast running around like crazy!

This is the moment Coulee realized that Lacey had a “better” toy.  The frisbee got left behind after this.

I didn’t even have to say anything other than her name and she glanced around, found the big flat rock and hopped up.  :)

This cracked me up.  First of all I have no idea what Coulee is doing back there – I have a feeling the toy just popped out of her mouth.  And Lacey was just being adorable!

Coulee again being a nut.  I was actually trying to photograph Lacey and I saw her do this out of the corner of my eye.  No idea.. it’s not like she’s actually jumping over something.

We play a game at home where we tuck her toy under a foot stool.  Even though the stool is small enough that she can move it or lift it, she uses her feet to try and pull the toy out.  Sometimes she’ll stick the toy under there herself and then try to get it out. This is the first time I’ve ever seen her do it outside though. She laid down next to the rock and started playing with the ball until it rolled under, then she tried to get it out again.  I swear it was deliberate.

Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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The tawny deer of summer

White-tailed deer turn red-fox tawny in summer.

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#NothingElseMatters

After pitching a tent in a grove of Eucalyptus Trees along the Elkhorn Slough of the Pacific Coast Highway just outside of Moss Landing – there’s a video somewhere about it- , a song got caught in my head and like some things on our journey, I didn’t understand its significance at that moment.  
Invariably life is reduced down to one step, one song, one mile, one moment, and even just a snuggle, all of which inspire us.  To keep going.  
The more ironical thing is – I’m not sure if I ever heard this song before the slough so why did it resound relentlessly in my tent that night?   
Maybe the love of a child never needs a rationalization no matter the kind and that’s the message.

Does Anything Else Matter?

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

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