Truffles and Willie (rehomed)

A few nice teach dog tricks images I found: Truffles and Willie (rehomed) Image by madaise Willie has moved to his new home. He’s going on a diet, will be a running partner for his new mom and…

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Allergic to the world[1]|

Poor Mac and his skin allergy. Now he has a pink bald spot.
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Allergic to the world[1]|
The change of seasons may be delightful to many, but for people who suffer skin allergies, dust and pollen can agitate conditions that make life unpleasant. Liu Zhihua reports. The change of the weather to spring and summer is usually a delightful time
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Food, skin allergies increasing in children
Parents are reporting more skin and food allergies in their children, a big government survey found. Experts aren't sure what's behind the increase. Could it be that children are growing up in households so clean that it leaves them more sensitive to
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Food, skin allergies on the rise among kids
Interestingly, the prevalence of food and respiratory allergies rose with income: Children living in families that made more than 200 percent of the poverty level had the highest rates, the statistics showed. “The prevalence of food and skin allergies
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A Vow for Always (The Discovery – A Lancaster County Saga Part 6) by Wanda Brunstetter ~ Book Review

Title: A Vow for Always: (The Discovery – A Lancaster County Saga Part 6)
Publisher: Barbour Books

Publish Date:  July 1, 2013


The Discovery—A Six-Part Serial Novel Series from NY Times Bestselling Author Wanda E. Brunstetter
Wanda E. Brunstetter delivers a fresh take on Amish romance with her one-of-a-kind Discovery series. Releasing as a serial novel, the compelling love story will be broken into 6 short books releasing consecutively over a six-month period. Each novel will end in a heart-wrenching cliffhanger that will leave readers dying to know what happens next. The story follows a newlywed Amish couple in Lancaster County whose relationship faces insurmountable odds.

Book #6: A Vow for Always

Everything is about to change. . . .

After months of facing nothing but blank memories, “Eddie” remembers his name—Luke—and his past seems within his reach. But there are still many pieces left to place.

Meanwhile, miles away in Lancaster County, everything has changed in Luke’s former life. His house is occupied by Englishers. His own parents believe he is dead. And caught between her undying love for Luke and her need to provide for her son’s future, Meredith has grown closer to Jonah and closer to marriage.

Can Luke salvage the rest of his memory and return home before it’s too late?

My Thoughts

I have to say that I loved each and every book in this series and I found myself hating to see the series end. I wanted the storyline to continue, I just wasn’t done hearing about their lives yet. 

I love that Susan and her family took “Eddie” in and allowed him to be himself while he was trying to find his true identity after his accident at the bus station bathroom. I image it was hard for Susan to sit by and watch him learn his true identity while she had deep feelings for him. They really were great to him. I can’t imagine a family being that way for someone that they didn’t even know by allowing him to come into their home and giving him everything that they did.

Jonah and Meredith are planning their spring wedding and I loved the fact that Luke’s parents finally came to terms with the fact that Jonah is good for Meredith and little Levi and was accepting him into their lives and is going to attend the wedding. I can imagine how hard that would be.

Luke little by little starts to remember his who he really is. Will he completely remember and when? I am not going to tell you. You thought I would didn’t you? I won’t ruin the book for you either way. He may or he may not.

I give this and every book in this series 5 stars.

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Tie downs are a much better choice than a crate co…

Tie downs are a much better choice than a crate could ever be. Crates are too confining and cruel in my opinion. After a time, the tie down can be removed as the dog has learned the boundaries and remains in his designated zone. When I leave the house for an extended time, my dogs go into a heated shop where they can be safe and free.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Host Pup Night at PNC Park

When it comes to stepping up to the plate for a paws cause, the Pittsburgh Pirates lead the pack. In 2013, the Bucs will help our barking buddies and purring pals in area animal shelters by hosting a…

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Rig Rundown – Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea PG’s Rebecca Dirks is on location in Rosemont, IL, at the Allstate Arena where she catches up with Tracy Robar, tech for the Red…
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newtracie2No, that is not a typo – I do mean “carbo” as in CARB as in carbohydrate (not his carbon) paw print!

My book The Dog Bible explains why we have to consider kibble as only a part of our dog’s daily diet. If you are feeding dry food only, it’s important for your dog’s overall health and weight to reduce the amount of carbohydrates in their bowl and replace it with a protein source and some form of vegetables.

We know for ourselves that a balanced meal with a variety of items on our plate is healthier because we then get our nutrients from different sources. Eating in this balanced way can also keep us slimmer, rather than eating a diet that is carb-heavy. Dogs also need variety in their diet from a variety of sources..

If you take kibble as a foundation, then you can add whole, less-processed foods including protein and veggies. A great way to do that is to feed about half the amount of kibble you usually feed and then add some protein like meat, fish, cottage cheese or eggs – and a variety of cooked or raw vegetables, too. Halo’s Spot’s Stew in a can is a perfect way to do this because you can rotate different proteins and all the recipes include whole cooked vegetables just the way a stew for people would – and you don’t have to worry about supplementing the diet to make it balanced.

What I have done for years is to use Halo kibble as the foundation of my dogs’ dinner, rotating proteins so I serve a different one with each new bag. Many friends and radio listeners who have switched to Halo because of its superior recipes, have also discovered that they need to feed smaller quantities because it is made from such nutritious ingredients that you need less of it to satisfy hunger. This means they are lowering their dog’s “carbo paw print” and in so doing are reducing one of the possible causes of obesity.

Less carbs overall means less kibble. Feeding a “grain free” kibble does not solve the problem because all kibble is carb-heavy by its very nature. All kibble has to begin as a dough of some kind, before it can become the kibbled shape.

Just as people gain weight from eating foods that are heavy in carbs, so does a dog pack on the pounds when his diet does not have enough quality protein to balance the carbohydrate load. Many of the successful diets for humans depend on reducing carbohydrates and increasing protein – to lower that “carbo pawprint” for your dog, give the High Protein idea a test run on your dog. I’ll bet you’ll be trying it soon on yourself!


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First Howl

First puppy howl


Adorable puppy caught mid howl. First howl ever for this cute little pup!



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Food, Skin Allergies Increasing in U.S. Children

A government survey put out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 1 in 20 U.S. kids has food allergies, a 50 percent surge since the la…
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Animal abuse is just wrong. Has this guy given up …

Animal abuse is just wrong. Has this guy given up smoking?

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