Deer Tick Announces Instagram Contest for Sold-Out Newport Blues Café Tickets

Deer Tick Announces Instagram Contest for Sold-Out Newport Blues Café Tickets
This year, Deer Tick frontman John McCauley will return to the Newport Folk Festival to play a solo set on Friday. Fans of the band will also be excited to know the rest of Deer Tick will be on-hand to play a series of after-parties that, in true
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Deadly Deer Tick Virus on Rise in New York State
A new, potentially lethal tickborne threat known as Powassan or deer tick virus is emerging in New York's Hudson Valley, researchers reported. In an extensive 5-year project that involved collecting nymphal and adult ticks from multiple locations in
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Tick Population Up in Illinois
"The way to remove a tick is with a pair of tweezers," entomologist Linn Haramis said. "Grasp the tick firmly and just pull it out. If you don't have a pair of tweezers, use a tissue to protect your fingers from the tick. Simply grasp the tick and pull
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The Truth about Ticks and Lyme Disease in Marin County
Ticks pose a significant danger to both pets and humans in California. The blacklegged tick (scientifically known at the Ixodes pacificus), which is not uncommon across the state, carries Lyme Disease because it can contain the potentially fatal agent
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Mikey’s Story by Nicole Bruder

MikeyMikey’s Story
Sometimes you find the best things when you aren’t looking for them, and that’s exactly how I found Mikey. I was driving home on one of my rare days off and suddenly there he was, running down Richmond and Montrose near a Chase Bank with a clearly pregnant Chihuahua in tow. Of course, I pulled over, though I was surprised that only one other driver stopped with all the traffic in the area. Either no one else seemed to notice or care enough that these dogs, the tiniest of dogs, were loose and clearly terrified. The female was friendly enough thanks to some doggie treats, so I was able to get a slip-leash on her and walk back to my place. Mikey, on the other hand, was stand-offish, not letting me get close. Luckily, he followed us home. What a sight we must have made on the way!
By acting quickly, I was able to get the female into a no-kill shelter. Initially, I had planned to find a safe place for both of the dogs, but before I knew what hit me, Mikey, with his big, brown, cartoon-character eyes, had officially stolen my heart.


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Simple Woman’s Daybook for July 24, 2013

FOR TODAY Outside my window… The day has been absolutely gorgeous with the clouds framing the bright blue sky and a good breeze blowing through the trees. I can see that the jasmine and roses are growing, thanks to the rains we have had, and the tomatoes are showing more signs of fruits growing. I…



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Sunflower Faith

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C’mon WalMart, hire her back!

In a sad commentary on our world, a WalMart worker in Kemptville, Ontario was recently fired for confronting a customer after he left his dog in his truck on a hot day. What gets me is that the woman was not in uniform nor on the clock when the confrontation occurred, but the store manager [...]


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Hungry little red mites

A few nice Mites images I found:

Hungry little red mites
Mites

Image by Cornell Fungi
It is hard to take photos of mites while they are running about ceaselessly (video). I tempted them with a lily anther, and here we find them munching pollen. I believe them to be a species of Balaustium. I’m sure you would enjoy a closer view.

Mite Invasion
Mites

Image by dbnunley
These tiny little flowers blossomed today and the red mites found them immediately. The mites are very small – pinhead size or maybe a little smaller. This was shot with a Raynox DCR 150 or 250 lens.

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Mites Everywhere
Mites

Image by dbnunley
These tiny little flowers blossomed today and the red mites found them immediately. The mites are very small – pinhead size or maybe a little smaller. This was shot with a Raynox DCR 150 or 250 lens.

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A Little Bit of Fun

We’ve been looking after my sister’s family’s dog Micah for the last few weeks.  She is such an easy dog to look after.  Even Jack liked her – and he doesn’t like anyone.  :)

She went home today and seeing as I had some time to kill this afternoon I thought I’d play around a bit in Photoshop and convert some of my favourite images to black and white.

I really don’t know what I’m doing in Photoshop and everything seems to take forever, but I realize I’m never going to get better if all I do is the same things over and over again.

These four images (which have nothing amazing done to them) took me a few hours.  LOL.  I flounder A LOT.  I’m quite enjoying the second and last ones though.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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Free to a Good Home

If you have a pet you need to place with another family, it might be tempting to advertise the animal as “free to a good home.” Before you do that, check out this quote from a person engaged in dog fighting. (Warning: content is fairly graphic.) Here’s the source document, if you want to know [...]


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Topical Steroid Withdrawal – Getting Better

Status of my topical steroid withdrawal at about 20 months.

DrugMedicReview’s Webcam Video from February 28, 2012 02:05 PM.
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These Pillsbury “Dough Dogs” Are Making Us CRAZY Hungry

Yesterday, when we got an email from Pillsbury announcing that the company had made some dogs out of Pillsbury crescent dough, we thought, “Whatever. You’re a dough company. That’s what you do.” [Editor's Note: And NO, this is not a sponsored post.]

Then we got a look at those dogs. And fell in love with those dogs. And wanted to eat those dogs. And were on the verge of going home to make those dogs, starting with the Basset Hound — or maybe the Shar-Pei (or the Poodle!) — before we realized going home to make dogs out of Pillsbury dough is not something people who have jobs should do at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

And then we saw something amazing, there in the dogs. 

There were hotdogs inside those dogs. 

HEADING HOME, BOSS!

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Truly, these are works of art. The company might as well close, because what better way to cap a 140-year run than with a crescent dog shaped like a Dachshund? I want to eat the head off that Poodle right now. Imagine squirting a line of mustard down that Basset Hound's back and sitting down to an episode of Wipeout. That's a staycation right there. 

Pillsbury, it seems, knows it has a good thing, and it has wrapped a contest around these creations. You, dog owner and lifelong crescent hotdog lover, will get to choose the next breed Pillsbury will make. 

Crazy, right? Well, you take what you can get. 

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According to the company, just upload a picture of your dog to Instagram, Twitter, or Pillsbury's Facebook page, with the hashtag #pbdogdays, by July 29 for a chance to have the Pillsbury Kitchens create a crescent-and-hotdog version of your dog’s breed.

Check out more, including directions to make your own hot dog crescent dog, from the Dog Days of Summer website.


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Free tool to submit your website to search engines

Here’s what I used this morning. This is a free tool, there’s another one I use that costs about $ 4.95 per month.


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A day in the life of a HealthyPetNet Rep

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