Cool Flea images

Some cool Flea images:

Flea Market & RV Park at Menge

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Flea Market & RV Park at Menge, Pass Christian, Mississippi

Flea Market & RV Park at Menge

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Flea Market & RV Park at Menge, Pass Christian, Mississippi

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Win a Ticket to the Barkworld Conference and Expo in Atlanta!

This year, like every year thus far, Dogster is a proud sponsor of the Barkworld Expo, one of the biggest and best social “petworking” conferences out there. Last year, our founder, Ted Rheingold, was a keynote speaker, and while our staffers are unable to make it to Atlanta this October, we’d love YOU to be there. So we’re hooking 20 Dogster readers up with free tickets to the three-day event!

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This could be you! Photos via Barkworld.

So, how do you get your paws on a ticket (a $ 149 value)? Simply leave a comment below telling us why you'd like to attend. PLEASE make sure there's an e-mail address attached to your Disqus account, or we'll be unable to contact you.

We're covering just the conference registration, not the airfare (ha, if only), but we hope our lovely Georgia Dogsters can make it out, as well as readers in the surrounding areas (or, hey, anyone willing to fly in).

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This year's keynote speakers.

Why should you want to go? The keynote lineup includes representatives from Twitter, the ASPCA,, and the director of HBO's Madonna of the Mills. Festivities include a Howl-o-Ween party sponsored by Petco and morning yoga with your dog. The full schedule, posted here, makes us wish we could get to Atlanta this year. Barkworld just keeps getting bigger and better.

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Dogster's own Ted Rheingold was a keynote speaker at last year's conference.

P.S. We've given tickets away every year that the conference has been running, and if you already won tickets in a previous year, we ask that you please refrain from entering to give a chance to others. Thanks, guys!

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Great Video: Dogs In Cars

Keith Hopkin sent me a fun video of dogs in cars titled, unsurprisingly, “Dogs In Cars.” It’s beautifully done with some great music by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. (The link from their site to the iTunes store is broken, but if you search for them they are there or you can try this.)

Here’s the video. You can click here for a larger, more beautiful, version.

Dogs in Cars from keith on Vimeo.

And for those of you ready to scold about dogs riding loose in cars, two things: if you watch you’ll see leashes, and get over it and enjoy the video. Just this once.

Great Video: Dogs In Cars is a post from: Dog Spelled Forward

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Brad Paisley – Ticks (Live)

Music video by Brad Paisley performing Ticks. (C) 2007 BMG Music
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Dog of the Day: Grace, German Shepherd Dog

My Dog’s Name: Grace Age of My Dog: 3 years Breed: German Shepherd Dog What I Love About My Dog: Grace was a foster who stole my heart! Surrendered due to her skin issues and epilepsy, she…

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How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days (revised)

How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days (Revised)

For almost twenty years, dog owners have turned to this compact guide for sensible, step-by-step advice how to housebreak their beloved pets–in just one week! Now revised and updated, pet expert Shirlee Kalstone’s foolproof method for housebreaking your dog is available with a fresh new look and up-to-date information.

Whether your dog is a puppy or getting on in years, whether your goal is to housebreak, paper train, or litter train, this practical, easy-to-follow plan will help you transform your pet into a dependable member of the household–in a way that works with both his innate behavioral instincts and your individual lifestyle. You’ll never again have to worry about your dog acting out, feeling anxious or depressed–or ruining your brand-new rug–as you discover:

* The simple secret of successful housebreaking–understanding your dog as a den dweller

* Step-by-step programs tailored to both apartment dwellers and home owners, as well as to people who go to work, versus those who are home all day

* Schedules for training puppies and (re)training adult dogs

* How to identify your dog’s natural behavioral rhythms–and use them to your advantage

* How to cope with housebreaking lapses, marking territory, separation anxiety, and health problems

* The power of praise and positive reinforcement, not punishment

Including sample schedules and timetables, and a list of related resources and websites, here is the essential, proven advice that will make training a pleasure, for both you and your dog.

Source: How to Housebreak Your Dog in 7 Days (revised)

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Nice Pest photos

A few nice Pest images I found:

Pest panorama, early evening

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Finally, a panorama of Pest, from across the Danube in Buda. (Assembled with Hugin.)

Pest Management Training

Training of farmers in integrated pest management in cotton in Pakistan.

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Cesar Milan’s Pack Walk

Scooby-Doo, Cesar Millan and friends are headed to the National Mall in Washington, DC on September 29th, 2012 for the 2nd Annual National Family Pack Walk event. This is not your average walk in the park; they will be walking to save the lives of dogs at this year’s event. Cesar Millan will kick-off the [...] Dog Blog

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Petco recalls stainless steel bowls due to radioactive material

Petco recalls stainless steel bowlsPetco is recalling some of their food bowls due to radioactive material.

SKU 1047493
9.25” diameter; 3.75 cup capacity

SKU 1386956
9” diameter; 3.5 cup capacity

SKU 1047477
9” diameter; 7 cup capacity

Petco has determined that one of its foreign suppliers used stainless steel mistakenly containing small quantities of Cobalt-60 when fabricating certain orders of certain SKUs/models of stainless steel pet food bowls. Cobalt-60 is a radioactive material commonly used in industrial gauging equipment and other uses.

We don’t know for certain how it got into our product, but we believe it came from scrap metal that had some Cobalt-60 accidentally mixed in. The affected products were found to emit low levels of radiation.

The Cobalt-60 levels in the affected products are far below State and Federal regulatory limits. All of the expert testing conducted on these products to date indicates that there is no health risk to the public, to our associates or to pets.

To our knowledge, the affected products were limited to two cargo containers that entered the United States in late May and early June. We’ve also determined that the affected products pose no health risk, and were and are safe to be handled by our associates.

The issue was discovered by Customs and Border Protection agents during a routine import screening of one of the containers. That container was held at the port and never reached Petco. The second container had previously cleared Customs and reached Petco’s distribution network.

Upon learning of this issue following the delivery of the affected products to our distribution centers, we promptly retained experts to examine the potentially affected products, and those experts determined that the SKUs examined were safe for handling.

Out of concern that products from the second container reached our stores, we removed from our store shelves and from our website all products from the supplier that produced the bowls.

We have confirmed that the vast majority of all of the affected products remain at Petco distribution centers, are quarantined outside and never reached our stores.

We also confirmed that very few affected items were actually sold to consumers. We are working to contact those customers to inform them of the situation and to retrieve those particular bowls.

Petco has notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and a number of state governments, and is in the process of notifying other appropriate states as we continue to collect and verify information.

The Illinois state government did its own testing and issued a news release stating that “a person would have to hold one of the bowls against their chest for roughly six and a half days to receive a dose of radiation equivalent to a single chest X-ray,” and that “these bowls do not pose an immediate health risk.”

Petco tested other stainless steel pet products it carries from other suppliers and found no similar issues. The supplier that produced the affected products has told us that it has already instituted special screening procedures. We are in the process of reviewing those procedures ourselves, and we have put a hold on future shipments until this issue is resolved.

Customers who purchased these products between the dates of May 31 and June 20, 2012, should bring it to their local Petco store for a full refund. If you have any questions, please call Petco Customer Service at 877-738-6742.

SKU numbers can be found on labels inside and on the bottom of the bowls.

From Petco.



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Chromatics – Tick Of The Clock I hope this will remain ad free, as commercials are irritating, and really prevent people from wanting to view something (which is a shame for the band). If not, I hope you can grin and bear the abrasive commercial to get to the badass and relaxing song.

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