Saturday Survey: Your Dog and Fruit

I posted a video earlier in the week of a dog playing with an orange. Coincidentally, my dog Kayla, who usually eats EVERYTHING, has been turning up her nose when I try to give her the last slice from my morning cereal banana. So, my question this week is: Until next time, Good day, and […]


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Latest Chewing Lice News

SENTRY® Fiproguard® Plus Flea and Tick Topical, SENTRY® Soft & Chewy
1 veterinarian-recommended active ingredient,** and (s)-methoprene to protect against fleas, flea eggs, flea larvae, ticks and chewing lice. SENTRY Fiproguard Plus helps protect the entire family from illness by killing ticks that may transmit Lyme
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PetAction(TM) Plus for Dogs and Cats Launches Nationwide
Fast-acting, long-lasting and waterproof, PetAction Plus uses active ingredients Fipronil, which kills adult fleas, ticks and chewing lice – and (S)-Methoprine, which prevents flea eggs and larvae from developing into biting adults, thereby breaking
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Passover Persian Style
I'm just a cud-chewing, hairy Iranian who should go back to where I came from. … To my great surprise and horror, I received a letter from school, notifying me that lice have found their way into a student's well-shampooed hair to embark on a blood
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July 2, 2015-Simple Womans Daybook

FOR TODAY Outside my window… The weather is beautiful. It’s more than beautiful. The sky is clear with maybe sparse clouds here and there, but the blue is deep like a lake and watching the birds fly about, brings a sense of wonder of what God has created. I am thinking… I need an easy…



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Lil Jon, Bucky Lasek Take Part in Dog Days of Summer #PadresPets #SDinHD

Stars from the worlds of sports and song stepped up to the plate to help pitch the option of pet adoption as they threw out the honorary first pitches at the 11th annual Dog Days of Summer game,…



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Chipping sparrow bags a bug

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I can’t tell exactly what this chipping sparrow caught, but it was fighting it in front of me.


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Thriving in Babylon: Why Hope, Humility, and Wisdom Matter in a Godless Culture by Larry Osborne (Book Review)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars From the book of Daniel, 1:3-7 “…. Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach;…



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Fueling My Morning Routine (+ a Giveaway from Naked Juice!)


As my regular readers know, I make an attempt to eat in a way that is healthy and balanced. I’m a big fan of plant-based foods, and I’m huge on smoothies. For a long time, I was making smoothies and/or juices every single morning. But then my baby became a toddler – which was accompanied by things like major breakfast messes, drawn out processes of pretty much everything (getting yourself and a 1.5 year old dressed in an efficient manner is near impossible), and morning lessons and play dates, all while trying to start my work day at a somewhat productive hour. Suddenly the prep time and subsequent clean up process that accompanied making daily smoothies felt like a hassle, and it fell to the bottom of my morning priority list. Before I knew it, I was only making them once or twice a week, and could usually be found cramming a piece of toast (more often that not, burnt) or a granola bar into my mouth as I quickly guzzled a cup of coffee.

I realized after a few weeks of this that I needed to find a healthier way to fuel my morning routine on days that I couldn’t commit to making smoothies or juices from scratch. At first, I tried making them the night before, but the consistency was often pretty unpleasant by morning. I also have a lot to cram into nights once the kid is asleep, and again, I watched the smoothie making fall to the bottom of the list. So I decided to go another route. I’d been a fan of Naked Juice (fresh juice blends of fruits and veggies with zero added sugars or preservatives) for years but hadn’t had one in a while, and when I heard about their newest juices, I decided to give them a try. I mean, you can’t get much more convenient than grabbing a bottle full of already prepared fruits, vegetables, and other healthy plant-based ingredients, and drinking as you go about your business, right?

It turns out that I made the the right move. You can now find a bottle of Berry Almond Nutmilk, Kale Blazer, or Chia Cherry Lime (or all three of them) in my fridge at all times. They are perfect for me on the days that I’m not able to make my own smoothies, not only because they’re major time savers, but because they’re packed full of ingredients that give me energy. They’re also all vegan and gluten-free. And they taste really, really good. Berry Almond Nutmilk is just like a dairy-free milkshake-style smoothie (with 11 grams of protein!). Each bottle contains 26 blueberries, 8 blackberries, 2 raspberries, 1 strawberry, 24 almonds, 1 3/4 apples and 1/3 banana! Kale Blazer is the perfect blend of greens: almost 6 kale leaves, 15 spinach leaves, cucumber, celery, oranges and apple with a hint of ginger and lemon. It’s 100% juice (and an excellent source of potassium and vitamins A and C). Chia Cherry Lime is super fruity and perfectly sweet, with 10,000 mg of chia seeds, 10 1/3 cherries, 3 2/3 apples, lime and plum. (In addition to being a great source of potassium, I love this one for its chia seeds – which provide Omega-3s, fiber, calcium, iron and some super-powered pep for when daily crunch time comes around.) I grab a bottle and sip it during our morning activities around the house, or bring a bottle with me on morning power walks or errands.

If you’re like me and, despite busy, rushed mornings, feel that it’s important to incorporate fruits and veggies into your diet – but don’t always have the time to chop, slice, cook, or blend – I recommend giving Naked Juice a try. They’re so good you guys. And they’ve been around in 1983, with a commitment to creating nutritional beverages packed full of as much of Mother Nature’s bounty as possible into every bottle. Their newest products (including the three I mentioned above plus Bright Beets, Chia Sweet Peach, and Proteins & Greens, and Kale Blazer) offer a delicious blend of fruits and vegetables and pack a nutritional punch.

And now for the best part: Naked is giving one lucky Bubby and Bean reader six bottles of Naked Juice of your choice! To enter, just use the form below. Giveaway runs through July 7th. Winner will be randomly chosen shortly after and announced here on the blog, then send six vouchers. Good luck!

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Have you ever tried Naked Juice? How do you fuel your morning routine?

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Nothing Much

Not much is new or different….

Lacey’s fur has almost all grown back in on her back leg.  She has a small hard lump at the top of her skin graft that I’ve been telling myself is scar tissue.  It hasn’t changed in size at all so we are just keeping an eye on it for now.

Coulee is still on a restricted exercise diet.  Everything other than a 15 minute walk makes her stiff so we just go every few days for about 30 minutes or so.  We don’t play any fetch at all anymore but will occasionally engage in a game of catch.  It isn’t quite the same, but she still enjoys it.

I’m enjoying my summer off from photographing events.  Every time I see an agility photo I just smile and am thankful that I’m not spending weeks at the computer this summer.  I am however increasing my photography rates and sent my clients a notice about that, so I’m suddenly booking lots of sessions before the rates go up.  LOL

We have not been out camping nearly as much as I’d hoped yet, but we still have lots of time. We are still trying to figure out our summer vacation…  We can’t decide what to do or where to go but we are brainstorming ideas.

Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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Wilkes-Barre man claims Geisinger Wyoming Valley hospital ignored HIV infection

Wilkes-Barre man claims Geisinger Wyoming Valley hospital ignored HIV infection
A Wilkes-Barre man has filed suit against Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center alleging its doctors treated him for a condition he didn't have while ignoring an HIV infection that was quickly taking away his ability to walk. Daryl Tyson went to the
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Groom nearly died from infection caught after injuring knee doing Dirty
A groom nearly died from a horrible infection he picked up after he injured his knee on his wedding day while trying to do a Dirty Dancing lift on a wedding guest. Mike Snell, 36, had just walked down the aisle with his new wife Cerise, 28, when they
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DR. DONNA ON HALO’S VIGOR™ PET FOOD

Halo Pets’ in-house vet, Dr. Donna Spector, introduces Halo’s brand, Vigor™. Vigor is a way that Halo is helping health conscious pet owners include their pet in a healthy whole food lifestyle.

Watch the video to learn more about Vigor and its health benefits.

Learn more about Halo Pet’s Vigor™ natural pet food.

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