Golden Poodle awards for May

The Golden Poodle award for the first time goes to a cat. Tara the Courageous defended her 4-year-old human from an attack by a loose neighborhood dog and became the Most Famous Cat in the World. Tara seemed to find the spotlight quite tedious. The Lizard Brain award goes to yet another online dating couple. He invited her into his home where she stole the family dog. Her picture is on the dating site and…
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Golden Retriever Puppies First Swim | Video

Adorable litter of 7-week-old Golden Retriever puppies swimming for the first time

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Mite Away Quick Strips™ Protecting the honey bee from varroa mites. MAQS comes in ready-to-use, single dose packages. MAQS is easy to apply Always follow the…

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers ~ #Recipe Tested & #Reviewed

I decided that for NFL Gameday on Sunday I would make some of these delicious looking Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers. They only had a few ingredients so I figured how difficult could it be right? And what could be better than cream cheese, jalapenos and bacon?

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  • 1 pound jalapeno peppers
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheese Cheddar or Mexican blend
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chipotle powder
  • 1 to 2 pounds bacon

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Reflections on Week 2

‘Shave Yer Ears’
Funny the things you think about before embarking on a six month journey – mine was this and I stored it in a voice memo on my iphone just in case I forgot my last thought before I got on the road.
It’s always fascinated me how much life experience can be condensed down into a mile, a moment, and even a microsecond.  We’re on week three and already it feels like eons have passed.  We’ve zig zagged the coastal mountains and the farmlands of northern Washington down into the city proper and witnessed a whole lot.
Seattle:  The City of ???
Walking amongst the innermost guts of a city, you kinda get to know it on an visceral level.  You don’t need to read municipal code, do a Google search or even check in with Wikipedia – just walk through it.  And though I have done all of the above I have torn feelings about this place perhaps because of and despite of itself.  
Bare Naked Baristas?

From Everett to the George Washington Bridge is pretty much a continuous row of used car dealerships, box stores, strip malls, and these curious salacious sexy time coffee shacks like this one. 
And this one.  (FYI – Neither of which convinced Indiana they were worth their weight in Expresso to pop in).
I tried to look up what Seattle’s sobriquet is and I got bupkis other than ‘Rain’.  Perhaps this place and its people aren’t even sure what it is.
To Be Sure 
The beauty here is boundless.  From Pike Place Market to the Chihuly Garden and Glass to the Waterfront District and countless soundside nooks surrounding Elliot Bay, the rusted steel structures of the Gas Works Park and the magnificent Madrona trees that are only found in this part of the world.  
Perhaps then, Seattle is a city of contrasts as its expertly manicured landscape is mottled with the misbegotten.
I have never seen so many homeless people in all of my travels and it’s now perfectly clear to me how the Grunge genre got its beginnings here.  
Don’t get me wrong, I’m nothing more than a passing observer but taken as a whole, my Seattle experience has been a bit disappointing.
The Second Long Island?
Only once before have we walked through a community that not a single person stopped to inquire about our cause or mission.  Or offer a warm greeting of welcome to the fuzzybutts.  And that was the stretch between the Brooklyn Bridge and Port Jefferson on our first walk.  Seattle now has the distinction of being the second.  
I’ve spoken with a few folks about this and the best guess is due to the breadth of the homeless population people are desensitized to them.  And by ‘them’ I mean ‘me’ since I have a backpack and look kinda homeless.  
At least the chap whose backpack I snapped a photo of at Pike Place Park has some panache.  
Cat Town?
Don’t know how to sum Seattle up really and maybe won’t have the context for some time. That’s why it’s taken me a tad longer to post this blog. I suppose I had a preconceived notion of this place and it just didn’t play out like I had hoped. The media was kinda ‘Meh’ I guess from so many who pass through here for some cause or another.
Is this where grumpy cat lives?  Maybe we’re just cat-less in Seattle…
Annuit Coeptis
We’ve been granted safe passage thus far and that’s the thing to be grateful for. A few close calls and some rough and tough stretches but we’re making progress and as our dear friend Buddy pointed out yesterday, we’re at the midway point to Oregon.  And we made some new friendships and revisited old ones, too.  
But it’s time to move on.  
It’s not always up to us if the message we deliver is received but no community can be deaf and dumb to an epidemic so broad reaching and indiscriminate. That’s why we talk loudly and carry a big stick.  


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Applying topical Revolution or Frontline Plus

Dr. John Jones of Delphos Animal Hospital demonstrates the appropriate application of topical Revolution and Frontline Plus. He also explains the difference …
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Pitbull Gets Rescued And Makes An Amazing Recovery | Video

Sweet Pitbull Savannah gets rescued and makes an amazing recovery! Another touching rescue story by Eldad Hagar and Hope for Paws!

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The PBS series “Shelter Me” is an inspiring TV series that celebrates shelter pets with positive and uplifting stories proudly sponsored by Halo, Purely for Pets.

“Let’s Go Home”, a poem written and performed by Steve Connell for Episode 3, reminds us all about the amazing pets in our shelters that are waiting for loving homes.

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School policies vary for lice cases

School policies vary for lice cases
The policy change came after the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2010 provided updated guidance that says “no healthy child should be excluded from or miss school because of head lice, and no-nit policies for return to school should be abandoned.
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Govt spending m on head lice problem
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett joined KidsCan at Russell School in Porirua today for the announcement. "It can be a struggle for some families to keep on top of infestations. We hear of children having their heads shaved and severe scalp …

Parents: Head Lice Do Not Take the Summer Off, So Pack a Peace of Mind for
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — Gotcha Covered™, the fast-growing line of head lice preventive hair care products for children, is now available online at, a leading online provider of health and beauty products, as well as, America's …
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Rescued in a Dogfighting Raid, Roo Is Resilient on Three Legs

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This is the story of Roo, a Pit Bull whose resilient spirit shines through the darkness of her horrifying dogfighting ordeal.

In August of last year, authorities in Clarkston, Georgia, visited a home in order to serve an arrest warrant in relation to a multistate dogfighting bust. While they did not find their suspects, they did stumble upon the dogfighting evidence: Several dogs with scarring and injuries specific to the vile practice. One dog was in particularly poor condition. That dog was Roo.

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Roo when she was first rescued.

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It always amazes me that dogs can remain so bright and happy even after overcoming unspeakable horror.

With her face covered in scars, half of one front leg entirely missing, and half of her other front leg bent out of shape, Roo needed help -- and fast. However, because of Roo's unique position as "evidence" for the crime, her rescue had to be coordinated with the county and Friends of Dekalb Animals, the rescue organization who would see to her recovery. Ordinarily, a dog who is evidence would have to remain in a county shelter, but Friends of Dekalb Animals advocated to have her released to a foster, so she could at least heal in the comfort of a home.

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Roo after her first corrective surgery.

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Roo during her second corrective surgery before they decided to amputate.

Her bent leg has been corrected through surgery, which allowed vets to address her other leg. After a failed skin graft, Roo's family decided to amputate it altogether. However, even on just three legs, Roo manages to stand strong. She will remain in foster care until her case is over, and once that's behind her, it's all happily ever after for Roo.

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Roo looking into her bright future.

All photos via Roo's Facebook page. Go check her out and tell her Dogster sent you!

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