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Neglected Dog Without a Nose Gets Dramatic Transformation
Harry, a neglected Chow Chow without a nose, came into a Missouri animal shelter with heartbreaking story that quickly evolved into a happy ending. The 4-year-old rescue dog was found by Kansas City Animal Control chained in a backyard, without food or …
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Police respond to man attacked by dog in Ogletown
A man was attacked by a dog Saturday afternoon in Ogletown, county police said. Police responded to a call in the 1600 block of Chelmsford Circle for reports of a 79-year-old man being attacked by a dog, Officer First Class Tracey Duffy said. The man …
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Links I Love, Right Now

I initially put together the first ‘Links I Love, Right Now‘ post about a month and a half ago on a whim, when I was feeling nostalgic about my now long defunct ‘Friday is for Favorites‘ series. A couple of weeks later I posted another one, and explained that it would not be a weekly or even monthly thing, but more of a ‘when I feel like it’ thing, and/or at the end of a week when there genuinely happened to be a lot of links that I loved. Well guys, this week has been one of those weeks. I spent last weekend at the final Grateful Dead shows with a couple hundred friends from different places and periods of my life (and another 70,000 friends who I didn’t actually know but with whom I shared an unforgettable experience on every level), and it left me feeling both blissful and physically exhausted (a dozen collective hours of nonstop dancing while you’re pregnant will do that to you). This ultimately led to me spending more time that I should this past week sprawled out on my couch surfing the internet at night, which led to me discovering a lot of cool shit online. So here we are. (Do people even say ‘surfing’ the internet anymore? I’m not cool enough to know what the kids call it these days. But you get my point.)

And this brings us to these links I love, right now:

This short documentary on six brothers who were raised in captivity in New York City and ‘saved by the movies’ looks pretty incredible. Have any of you seen it?

On the 4th of July, the Empire State Building was synced up to the Grateful Dead song ‘U.S. Blues.’ I mean, wow. Even if you’re not a Deadhead like I am, this is pretty impressive.

My half birthday was on the first. Anybody want to buy me these shoes for a belated present? Anyone?

My reading time has dwindled to nothing, and I need to change this. Vulture says that these 8 books are the ones I need to read in July.

When America’s librarians went to war. Kind of intense.

15 houseplants that improve indoor air quality.

This summer has been a strange one – full of clouds and cold spells. I’ve been daydreaming of water hangs and sunshine lounging, and am crossing my fingers that the weather becomes more summer-like before our lake vacation in three weeks. I’d also really like to have this amazing lounge swing (also seen in top photo) to take with me on the trip.

An abandoned shipyard was revived with tiny houses on tracks, and I kind of want to live there.

I usually skip the dressing on my salads, because I feel like if I’m going to make the effort to consume greens over french fries or nachos, I should probably avoid drowning them in fat/calorie laden liquids. But my girl Jessica found 8 dressings that actually contribute to the health factor of salads, which means things are about to change for the better at my dinner table.

This rug is perfection, not only because of the gorgeous pattern and color, but also because it’s distressed – which is key when you have a messy toddler. (Or a pet. Or an adult who spills a lot – like me.)

I use this word a lot, but a Google and Apple alum says it can damage your credibility. And I get why.

Sesame Street is the only television Essley watches (along with the occasional Peppa Pig). This article digs deep to discuss the magic behind the show.

These DIY black and white printed napkins are spot on. Making them.

Researchers track the love lives of koalas (aka my favorite animals after dogs).

Although these cotton candy ice cream shots would be a lot more fun with the alcohol, I’m thinking about making the non-boozy version for my pregnant self this weekend. So many sugar cravings…

It’s Friday! This weekend is all about kids’ birthday parties, movie dates, hiking, and good food around here. It will be a stark contrast to last weekend’s activities but I’m ready for some low-key plans. Whatever you may be doing, I hope your weekend is fantastic. See you Monday.


Bubby and Bean ::: Living Creatively

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Tiny button nose, too cute for words, this tiny Yorkie was in Gorbio last night for the opening of the most recent exhibition in the Chateau.

He’s only two months old, lives in Menton and is called Luca.

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TonyLaRussaLike many great baseball teams, the Arizona Diamondbacks like to help pets in need by inviting dogs and their families to watch a game.

In preparation for the Bark at the Park in Phoenix, AZ on June 6, Tony La Russa stopped by the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA (AAWL).

This baseball hall-of-famer noticed the and Halo banner hanging in the lobby of the AAWL.

Imagine our pride when we learned that he was impressed by the generosity of Halo and Tony La Russa isn’t just someone who speaks big about animals, his actions match his words.

Although Tony La Russa is known for his triumphs as a player and manager at the ballpark, he’s also been a triumphant force for animals.

After a stray cat found her way into the middle of a California baseball game, La Russa and his wife founded the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) in California. Although La Russa is now the Chief Baseball Officer for the Arizona Diamondbacks, ARF is still helping pets.

We love feeding the pets of AAWL and were honored to donate goody bags to those volunteering at the Bark at the Park. Although we help pets purely because we love them, it’s wonderful to hear that a baseball and animal welfare giant recognized our good work.


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Pest Control Linked to Food Shortage

Pest Control Linked to Food Shortage
A SCIENCE research expert in pest control has attributed current trends of food shortages to lack of adequate monitoring of pests that damage crop yields. John Katheru, a scientist with the International Red Locust Control Organisation for Central and …

Pride of NZ: Biofarm beats weeds, pests
The once weedy and pest-infested pastures of Motutapu Island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf have undergone an incredible transformation. Where wallabies once grazed, 20 takahe now forage; where soil was stripped of nutrients, plant roots now reach deep …
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Craig briefs: Pest management to take place in county
Due to the unusually high amount of rain this year, standing water is everywhere. This additional mosquito habitat makes it impractical to aerial spray before the end of June. Aerial spraying for broad area adult mosquitoes took place from June 30 to
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Puppy Up Foundation Funds Bone Cancer Study

Happy Independence Day all!  
I wish, really really wish I could be announcing our independence from cancer today but the sad sorry leadership in this country at every level doesn’t deem it necessary to make the number one killer of pets and people a national priority.  
With cancer research funding levels at a record low at the NIH, that makes what we do at The Puppy Up Foundation increasingly important.  
I’ll be brief because I have to go out and be Chef Big Dog today but what I love about this story is three things.  First the folks in Madison WI that continue to raise the bar for our Puppy Up Walks. Second is that Dr. Christensen heard my presentation at the 2010 VCS conference in San Diego.  
Half the audience left since I was the last speaker at a long event so I want to give a shout out to him for that.  And to Dr. Sue cause she stayed, too.  Trail magic, my friends.  Always. 
Third and most importantly is that this $ 100k study can potentially benefit all kids diagnosed with bone cancer – canine and human.  Even though I was unable to attend the presentation of this rather large and seemingly uncashable check, there are a ton of people throughout the country who made our first grant of 2015 possible. 
So to all of those people, light up a sparkler or hell, man the roman candles – today is your day.  I can’t celebrate the leaders of this country but I truly, completely celebrate you.  

From left: Beth Viney, PuppyUp Madison co-chair; Dr. Neil Christensen; Dr. Kai Shiu, PuppyUp Madison co-chair; and Ginger Morgan, Executive Director of the PuppyUp Foundation.

We’re pleased to announce we have awarded our first grant of 2015 to the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM).
Our ability to continue funding such outstanding research is because of the passion and commitment of volunteersdonors, and sponsors all over the country, who organize and join in our PuppyUp Walks, participate in our yearly calendar contests, play in our golf tournaments (one is coming up in August), and contribute their time, energy, and resources to our common goal of eradicating cancer from the lives of those we love, whether two, three, or four-footed.
Thank you for your continued participation and support.
(from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine web site)
July 2, 2015
Article and photo by Nik Hawkins
Osteosarcoma is a highly aggressive and painful bone cancer that affects both dogs and humans. With thousands of new cases diagnosed in dogs each year, it is the most common form of canine bone tumor, and most dogs succumb to the disease within a year of diagnosis.
Oncologists at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) have been investigating osteosarcoma for some time, looking to uncover its underlying causes and develop more effective therapies. And now, thanks to a $ 96,000 grant from the PuppyUp Foundation, the school will launch a new study aimed at improving mobility and quality of life for dogs afflicted by the disease.
Under the direction of Dr. Neil Christensen,  clinical instructor in the Department of Surgical Sciences and a member of the UW Veterinary Care (UWVC)  radiation oncology team, researchers will explore the potential benefits of stereotactic radiation therapy for osteosarcoma patients.
“Stereotactic radiation is a newer form of treatment made possible by recent technological advances,” says Christensen. “It allows for larger, more accurate doses of radiation while still sparing healthy tissue, in comparison to traditional palliative radiation, which involves smaller, prolonged doses.”
Specifically, the study will look at how stereotactic radiation performs in terms of pain relief for patients and in stimulating an immune response that helps patients’ bodies fight bone tumors on their own.
UWVC is equipped to deliver this advanced treatment with its TomoTherapy unit, which was originally developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison using data from SVM clinical trials. TomoTherapy is now used widely in human medicine, but only one other veterinary medical hospital in the nation offers this technology.
“Our hope is to help a lot of dogs affected by this disease in the future,” says Christensen. “And the data we generate should be applicable to treating osteosarcoma in humans as well.”
The Puppy Up grant stems from proceeds from the PuppyUp Madison Walk,  which helped raise more than $ 213,000 in 2014 and 2015. The PuppyUp Foundation aims to discover the links between canine and human cancers, as well as the causes of these diseases, by supporting comparative oncology research and promoting awareness of the field.
Christensen’s collaborators on the study include Dr. Timothy Stein, assistant professor of medical oncology; Dr. Michelle Turek, assistant professor of radiation oncology; Dr. Lisa Forrest, professor of radiology and radiation oncology; Margaret Henzler, medical physicist; Dr. Jason Bleedorn,  clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery; Dr. Peter Muir, professor of orthopedic surgery; and John Kloke, assistant scientist in the UW-Madison Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics.


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What Is the Best Food for my Dog?

Picking the right dog food for your pet can be a daunting task! Just walking into a pet store and gazing up and down countless aisles of food can give a pet owner the “heebie-jeebies”. That’s probably why most people pick one food and stick with it. It’s just too hard for the lay person to know which food is best.Knowing that a friend, relative, or neighbor feeds one type of food, or looking at a healthy coat in an active dog at a dog park may sway anyone to pick the same brand or type. In reality each individual dog may fare better with one type or another of dog food. As the saying goes, “one man’s meat may be another man’s poison.” In the case of pets that means that certain ingredients are tolerated better by different dogs.

leanmeatsfatburningfood.jpgHeavy dogs need less fat and less carboydrates in the diet. That translates to leaner pieces of chicken or beef that you are sharing, and less of those carbohydrate laden  biscuits. The extra fat and extra carbs just add extra calories that they need to burn off! I always remind my clients to feed baby carrots, small pieces of lean meat, chicken jerky, freeze dried raw fish or other veggies and fruit or high protein/ low fat treats.biscuits

Allergic or itchy dogs need a limited ingredient diet that does not include common allergens like wheat, beef, barley, and chicken. Blue Buffalo, Natural Balance, Merricks, Fromms, Halo, and Evanger have a great assrtment of “grain free” limited diet dog foods that may help dogs with chronic itchiness, ear infections, or diarrhea (stomach upset and seizures too.) Good choices for the allergic type are salmon/sweet potato, rabbit/ potato, duck/potato, and venison/ potato.  Image result for fish potato taste of the wild

I’ve always tried to feed my dogs a combination of quality dog food, healthy human food, healthy omega oils, raw food, and homecooked dog food. I pick foods with a higher protein and lower carb percentage ( protein>30%, carbohydrates< 40%, dry food and protein> 8%, carbohydrates< 10% canned food) and avoid wheat, barley, and beef.(Some dogs are allergic to chicken and tolerate beef!) I add fish oil and sardines frequently along with my own home cooking! I usually feed canned food, raw food, and home cooked food because I think moisture in food is real important and helps prevent medical problems.

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Radio Trent remembered with 40th birthday party

Radio Trent remembered with 40th birthday party
"I recall an embarrassing interview with Craig McLachlan (of Australian soap Neighbours fame) in 1990 at the time of his hit Mona. "Shortly after he'd been in the news for doing something in just shorts or Speedos. "So in my naive efforts to sound
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Anacor Pharmaceuticals Lowered to "Hold" at Zacks (ANAC)
Its three lead product candidates include two topically administered dermatologic compounds-AN2690, an antifungal for the treatment of onychomycosis, and AN2728, an anti-inflammatory for the treatment of psoriasis, as well as a systemic antibiotic for
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Smithsonian Portrays Civil Rights Struggle Through Dolores Huerta
Huerta, cofounder of United Farm Workers union with Chavez in 1962, said the hospital bed photo symbolizes a lot. it shows the "unwarranted reactions from police" that people protesting and engaging in civil disobedience encounter, a theme that is

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Nov 7, Content on your site – Dog Digestion Journey

Barbara, Your site is fun to read. I really enjoyed the information you have here, so I want to help you (I noticed some Japanese content on your site,
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I was shocked by that first photo, because the eco…

I was shocked by that first photo, because the economy is really improving, so I actually went on Zillow and searched for foreclosure and pre-foreclosure homes in Oakland, and there were plenty (over a 100) but not nearly as many as your visual seems to show? What am I missing? In my neighborhood in Oakland (not a great neighborhood, definitely not the toughest), houses are almost back to early 2008 values now and foreclosures are way down from where they were a few years ago.

Regardless, it is still a sad reality that many dogowners are forced to give up their beautiful dogs involuntarily when they lose their home, and I strongly support providing dog owners (rich and poor!) with as much support as possible. Thanks for all your hard work.

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