Humpin Huds

I used to joke that when Hudson became randy towards other dogs, both male and female that it was the French part of the Pyrenees coming out in him. He has that ‘Je ne sais quoi’ that no canine can resist.  
So I could find no Christmas gift more befitting to him than a ‘Whoopie Pie’ especially since they’re everywhere up here in New England and not surprisingly, Hudsy snarfed it up.  
Indiana got a peanut butter Moose but their main gift was a membership to the dog park at the Animal Rescue League of Conway which they love, love since it enables them to play in the snow off leash.  Nearby is a pic of lil Nana after one such recent day of rompin and stompin at the park.  
So as we ring in the new year, here’s to Humpin Huds, Moosey and making Whoopie!   

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How to Control Ticks & Fleas : How to Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs

Tips on Lyme disease and vaccinating your pet against Lyme disease in this free online video series. Expert: Dr. Greg McDonald Bio: Dr. Greg McDonald earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ohio State University in 1979. Filmmaker: Diana Bacon
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Winter in the White Mountains

Once the Summer of Murphy Tour reached its conclusion we knew we had to have a stable quiet environment to edit the hundreds of hours of footage and terabytes of data into a documentary.  
And it just so happened we had some friends in one of the Easternmost reaches of the Appalachian Mountains in New Hampshire, Larry and Donna and their two kids, Grettie (a Westie) and Sophie (a Pyr).  

We’ve set up shop here for the winter months since it typically takes a project of this magnitude four months of editing at a bare minimum. 

And while we’ve only been up here a few weeks, it hasn’t been ‘All Work, No Play’, the snow has been falling and some kinda fierce today.  Nearby is a pic of the snowball fight with me and Indiana which would’ve been fair if he minded snowballs in the face.  
Lil Nana thinks I was lobbing love grenades at him, god bless em.  
Hudson’s having a ton of fun up here, too, and it’s earned him a new moniker.  But that’s another story for another time.
Hope the Holidays find you and yours well…

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Does It Even Matter? By Tracey Eyster

Does It Even Matter? By Tracey Eyster Every day, day after day, for twenty years I have been immersed in the task of mothering. No one told me before I was handed that swaddled bundle how all-consuming the role of motherhood was going to be, or how my heart would be forever altered. My heart…

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Meet Empi.  She is a Rhodesian Ridgeback who lives in Sweden but also visits Menton regularly where her owners have a holiday home.  Empi is 7 years old and is posing here in the Jardin Bioves. Love her crazy ears which she uses so expressively.


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Organic ways to get rid of spider mites on tomato plants ??

Question by angel_fish1791: Organic ways to get rid of spider mites on tomato plants ??
My tomatoes are doing great but a spider mite infestation has developed. I like to keep things organic and I’m having trouble getting information on ways to deter spider mites on tomatoes. I’ve heard that diatomaceous earth or salt water work through severe dehydration of the insects, will this also cause the tomatoes to shrivel and dehydrate? Does garlic water work well against spider mites?

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Answer by BK
Try this recipe. It works on a lot of different pests and even fungus:

10 drops dishsoap
1.8 ml cinnamon extract (about 1/2 tsp.)
2 cups tepid water

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Merry Christmas!

The “Crazy and Little Clan”want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. 

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Distinguishing Between Emergency And Non-Emergency First Aid For Dogs

Distinguishing Between Emergency And Non-Emergency First Aid For Dogs


dog first aidIf anything happens to your beloved dog, it can be extremely difficult to do anything but panic. However, panicking will not get them the help that they need there and then. First aid for dogs is not complicated but it does take a cool head under pressure to assess the situation and decide whether emergency or non-emergency first aid for dogs is required.


The majority of first aid for dogs that needs to be performed is non-emergency dog first aid. Every dog can be mischievous and gets into a variety of scrapes every day. Your dog may have had his nose where it should not have been and have a graze on his leg. If it is not bleeding heavily then non-emergency dog first aid can be performed. However, if it is bleeding quite heavily then emergency first aid for dogs has to be performed.


Emergency first aid for dogs must be administered whenever your dog needs to take an emergency trip to the vets. It may be that he had a severe burn, has heatstroke, has gone into shock, is bleeding heavily or has somehow injured his eye. Although all may be serious, the latter is especially important because once gone, your dog’s sight cannot be replaced.


First aid for dogs could feasibly save your dog’s life but all too often emergency situations are treated as non-emergency situations initially because a dog owner has not assessed the situation correctly. Just taking a minute to step back and ask yourself if you could successfully perform first aid for dogs may sometimes be enough to save your pet’s life. If you are in doubt, take a trip to see the vet anyway!

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How To Treat Spider Mites For Medical Marijuana HD

This Works!!
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Useful Tips for Winter Puppy Care

The holidays are fast approaching and, amid the hustle and bustle, many people choose to adopt a new puppy into their homes during the holiday season. If you are the proud pet parent of a brand new puppy, here are some great tips on how to best take care of your new bundle of joy during the cold-weather months.

Most puppies do fine in cold weather – many of the long haired large breeds love to chase snowflakes and romp through winter landscapes. If you are considering adopting a short haired breed or small puppy, never leave them outside unattended. Although it is important to watch them vigilantly to make sure they stay warm, most dogs can still enjoy short stints outside. Remember, puppies need a lot of attention and care, and for potty training purposes, they need to be able to relieve themselves every few hours. You can start potty training your puppy as young as eight weeks of age, and it can take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.

If you have opened your home to a puppy this winter and are wondering about how best to care for your new family member, then watch this video. In it, Dr. Sarah talks about special considerations for puppies during the cold months and tips and tricks on how to beat old man winter.

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