Part Two of #BetterwithPets: Interactive Exhibits

This post and my attendance at Better with Pets were sponsored by Purina. As always, all opinions and statements are entirely my own, and I only share information that I believe will be helpful to…



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The 5 Secrets to Social Success with Biblical Principles by Dr Lina W Liken (Book Review)

The 5 Secrets to Social Success with Biblical Principles by Dr Lina W Liken My rating: 3 of 5 stars Written in a semi-workbook style, I found, “The 5 Secrets to Social Success with Biblical Principles” to be a good book to be used in teach “social skills” in a junior high to high school…



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EOTW: Back to School for Brody One Ear!

Today we bring to you our second Ear of the Week:

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Yes, the kids are back to school this week, but why should they have all the fun? Just because a dog only has one ear doesn’t mean he can’t be fully functional.

Really, in many ways this ear surpasses the original one. His old ear didn’t have a pen holder, after all.

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He’s already learned that the hat and the camera mean fun time and treats, so rest assured no one is more on board with this ear project that Brody himself.

Now if only I could teach him to make coffee…

Pawcurious: With Veterinarian and Author Dr. V

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Offside in Airole!

Airole, Italy

Offside!

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Hors-jeu!
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Why is the Canada lynx a distinct species?

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For many years, there was a bit of debate about how many Lynx species there were. In the 1980s,  the Canadian lynx and the Eurasian lynx  were thought to represent a single species.

The Canada lynx is not a northern bobcat, as one might think. These cats are very similar to each other in size, and it actually gets quick touchy trying tease apart historical accounts of bobcats and lynx in North America.

But bobcats come from earlier invasion of the Lynx lineage that came into North America between 2-5 million years ago. The Canada lynx came about when an ancestral Eurasian lynx came into North America within the past 200,000 years. The Canada lynx is more closely related to the modern Eurasian lynx than to the bobcat.

Compared to the bobcat and Eurasian lynx, the Canada lynx is a bit weird. Eurasian lynx and bobcats are very much generalist predators. The Canada lynx is a super specialized predator. They pretty much live on snowshoe hares alone, and their populations track the snowshoe hare population cycles. It is pretty weird that this animal has hitched itself to such a tenuous prey species.

One could make the case that the Canada lynx is nothing more than a specialized Eurasian lynx, even though it is significant smaller.

I think this is a bit hard to justify. For one thing, there is absolutely no gene flow between Eurasian lynx and Canada lynx, except in captivity. Canada lynx, bobcats, and Eurasian lynx all can interbreed and produce fertile offspring, but unless the Bering Land Bridge appears again, there is no way for Eurasian lynx to arrive to hybridize with them.

I also don’t think there is any way to get around the super-specialized body of the Canada lynx, which is long-legged and big-pawed. It’s also a lot smaller than the Eurasian lynx.

So I think it is hard to get around the simple fact that this animal is distinct enough to be a species, even it can hybridize with bobcats and Eurasian lynx.


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Dramatic rescue of a puppy lost at sea

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The Mindy Project’s Ike Barinholtz Promotes Pet Adoption

As Nurse Morgan Tookers on the comedy series The Mindy Project he’s known for being doggedly devoted to his many canine companions, and in real life actor Ike Barinholtz has shown his affection…



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Trick or Treat with Brody One Ear!

A special day calls for a special ear. And a poem, of course.

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Trick or treat!

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I lick feet.

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Give me something that has meat!

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If you don’t, just beware-

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I’ll eat up your underwear!

 

Have a great day and be safe all! I get to go see Danny Elfman perform the Nightmare Before Christmas tonight at the Hollywood Bowl so I’ve got Jack Skellington on the mind 😀

Pawcurious: With Veterinarian and Author Dr. V

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Nighty-Night, Sleep Tight

I love both the picture and the sentiment here. Until next time, Good day, and good dog!


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Intersect-Where Your Story and Gods Story Converge DVD review

Created by the author of “Citizen, Your Role in the Alternate Kingdom”, “Intersect” is a DVD resource made by him and Chris Rogers and designed to help do one of the hardest thing in a Christian life, starting up spiritual conversations, particularly in a time and world where Political Correctness and “Don’t talk about your…



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