Flea Market Montgomery – Long Version

This local TV commercial has made it to national TV via the Ellen Degeneres show. This is the extended version.

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Friday Funny: I just wanna be friends…is that so wrong?

Until next time, Good day, and good dog!


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Thank you for all you do for this breed. I rescued…

Thank you for all you do for this breed. I rescued a Boxer/pit 2 1/2 yr old female that was used for puppies. She will be spayed and just be the loving compainion she is. Such a sweet girl and I treat her like a Queen.
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Dog Training – It’s All About the Relationship

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Your dog’s behavior doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase (or seen it written here): “The dog is always right”? The reason is that dogs are simply responding to what is happening in their environment. And, specifically, how their environment makes them feel.

Whatever your dog is doing, it is ALL about the relationship that you have with your dog. And the relationship that you have with the significant people in your life. And the relationship that you have with yourself.

The obvious relationship that matters here is how you are with your dog. Are you nervous? Rigid? Harsh? Grounded? What are you communicating with your body language? What is your emotional state communicating to your pup? 99% of the time, what your dog is doing is “right” – meaning that your dog is simply taking in all of the information that you’re giving (and primarily the physical and emotional information – NOT the intellectual or conceptual information) and doing what makes the most sense to a canine under the circumstances.

Guess who else’s behavior doesn’t exist in a vacuum? YOURS! You are affected by your self-image and beliefs, and the relationships that you’re having with those around you. One of the biggest challenges that I’ve had over the past 10+ years of working with people and their dogs has been helping the PEOPLE change their habits. I would see, over and over again, how the emotional atmosphere of a person’s life – their stress at work, or in their primary relationships, or their view of themselves – was affecting how they lived their lives. Their habits. And this is important, because…

Your habits are creating your dog’s habits.

A little over 5 years ago I decided to branch out and get some training, as a coach, from the Robbins-Madanes Institute for Strategic Intervention. For me it was an opportunity to not only focus on shifting my own habits of being, but to also develop more skills at facilitating change for the humans with whom I was working. In the time since then, it has truly been an honor to not only be helping people with their dogs, but also to be helping them with the overall quality of their lives.

During that time, it became a passion of mine to work with people on improving their romantic relationships. You may notice that my original site (yes, this existed BEFORE Naturaldogblog) www.neilsattin.com has been revived. There’s a lot of great content there, and more in the works, that’s focused specifically on improving relationships. I’m also about to launch a podcast, called Relationship Alive, focused on helping you have amazing relationships (or easeful breakups – should that be the path that you choose). So stay tuned for more information on that.

In the meantime – think about it this way. Your dog is an emotional creature, picking up on everything that’s happening in the environment and responding from a place of heart – not head. What’s going on in your world? Where is the stress? Where is the tension? Where is the anger? Where is the love? Now look at your dog’s behavior, and ask yourself “how is my dog giving a voice to everything that’s happening in our world together?” I look forward to hearing what insights you uncover.

Dog Training – It’s All About the Relationship is a post from: Natural Dog Blog – Training and More

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March Reminder Emails

We’re sorry for the confusion about March reminder emails.  Some pet sitters that had already renewed their membership received the 7-day reminder.  It was the result of an update of the membership system, but it has been corrected.  If you received one, and had already renewed your membership, just ignore it!  Thanks!


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Clima Europa: settimana 22-28 Marzo mite ad Est, più fresca ad Ovest

Clima Europa: settimana 22-28 Marzo mite ad Est, più fresca ad Ovest
Nella settimana appena trascorsa (22-28 Marzo 2015) il tempo sull'Europa è stato caratterizzato e disturbato da vortici mediterranei che hanno causato piogge soprattutto sui settori mediterranei. Gli accumuli hanno infatti superato localmente i 50 mm
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Fordham hires E. Kentucky's Jeff Neubauer as new basketball coach
Jimmy Walker has a dyn-o-mite weekend in his native south central Texas and cruises to a four-shot victory at TPC San Antonio for his second title of the season. Story. Golf Headlines. Jimmy Walker wins hometown Texas Open · Tiger falls from world's
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With strong-armed Vazquez hurt, Red Sox take close look at Swihart
… Rankings · Masters · Equipment · Tiger Woods · golf story thumbnail Walker wins Texas Open. Jimmy Walker has a dyn-o-mite weekend in his native south central Texas and cruises to a four-shot victory at TPC San Antonio for his second title of the
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Golden Poodle awards for March

The Golden Poodle award goes to Negrita, the incredibly smart doggie mother of 9 pups who buried them under a metal structure to protect them from a raging forest fire. All the pups were safely rescued by firefighters. A second Golden Poodle award goes to Cindy Abbott, 56, who succeeded in finishing the Iditarod on her third try after climbing Mt. Everest on her first try. She won the Red Lantern award. The Lizard Brain…
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What I’m Wearing Now: March

What I'm Wearing Now: March // Bubby and Bean
1. Dreamy Daze Print Dress, Free People  //  2. Cropped Denim Jacket, Ann Taylor brand (thrifted years ago for $ 3; love this almost identical version from Madewell)  //  3. Floppy Black Hat, H&M  // 4. Sterling Necklace with ‘Mom’ and ‘E’ Charms, Helen Ficalora  //  5. Anthem Tank in Whiten, Madewell  //  6. Cream Printed Kimono (bought last summer; love this similar one from She Inside)  //  7. Charlie Diaper Bag, Timi + Leslie (still going strong after 15 months of daily use!)  //  8. Denim Cut-offs (DIYed; way into this similar pair from Rag & Bone)  //  9. Mossimo Bailey Footbed Sandals in White, Target  //  10. Thunderbird II Moccasins in Brown, Minnetonka  //  11. Border Print Wide Leg Soft Pants (you might recognize these from my music fest roundup last week), Joe B  

Yes, I’m posting this month’s edition of What I’m Wearing Now on the very last day of March. So I suppose it’s not technically what I’m wearing now as much as what I already wore this month. To be fair, we just got back from vacation a few days ago, and I was making an effort to stay away from the computer while I was away. So there’s my excuse. For those news to this series (now in its third month), the motivation behind it was mainly in response to our beginning-of-year reader survey, where many commented that they missed seeing outfit posts – which have admittedly dwindled down to once every couples of months since I had Essley. In an effort to share what I’m wearing at the moment without relying exclusively on my inconsistent outfit posts, I decided that I’d put together a monthly round-up collage featuring some of the clothing and accessory items (or the most similar pieces I can find, if certain items are sold out, old, or thrifted/vintage) that I’m wearing the most that particular month.

March was a unique month, both because the weather dramatically changed mid-month (we had a 75 degree day on the16th; awesomely bizarre for Chicago in March), and because I spent a third of the month in Arizona. So while January and February were all about heavy layers, boots, and hats, this month meant mostly lightweight dresses, flowy pants, kimonos, denim cut-offs, sun hats, and sandals. I know it’s a thing for bloggers to favor fall and even winter when it comes to fashion, but I’m a spring and summer style girl through and through. So these types of pieces are my favorites, and it was a treat to pull them out of my closet for a few. It’s funny because next month’s What I’m Wearing Now will likely be focused on much cooler weather clothing than you see here (or at least more jackets and layers). It will probably feel like backtracking from the pieces that I’ve been wearing the last few weeks. Underneath my April layers though, I’ll be secretly counting down the days until I can bust out these summery styles again.

Believe it or not, there will actually be a couple of real live outfit posts coming in the next couple of weeks as well. I took advantage of the insanely gorgeous weather and stunning surroundings in Arizona to snap some shots of my favorite outfits there. So stay tuned.

What type of clothing and accessory pieces have you been wearing most this month?

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Experts warn of potential upsurge in mosquito and tick-borne diseases as UK

Experts warn of potential upsurge in mosquito and tick-borne diseases as UK
Findings from the Review indicate that vector-borne diseases, which are transmitted by insects such as mosquitoes and ticks, are on the rise and have spread into new territories across Europe over the past decade (eg, malaria in Greece, West Nile virus
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US STOCK INDEX FUTURES TICK LOWER AFTER DURABLE GOODS DATA
U.S. STOCK INDEX FUTURES TICK LOWER AFTER DURABLE GOODS DATA. Dianomi (?) Sponsored Financial Content. Fidelity Investments. Fidelity Investments. Cost can vary dramatically for index funds and ETFs, shop smart. Fidelity Investments.
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Yale researchers use tick protein to increase cold resistance in mice
"It's aiming for therapeutic approaches… for prevention of frostbite, or extending the storage of tissues during organ transplantation," says Heisig. "But so far this is basic research, proving so far that proteins from a tick are functional in a
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Churchill and Homer

I’ve named the pekins Churchill and Homer. They are not sexed, but I think the names fit.

Churchill is the bigger, fatter one. Homer is big and yellow and loves to eat.

Churchill on the left; Homer on the right.

Churchill on the left. Homer on the right.

Close-up of Churchill :

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I had never really noticed it, but Pekins have blue eyes. They are dark blue, so you can’t really tell from a distance.

 

 


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