Head louse – כינת הראש

A few nice Lice images I found:

Head louse – כינת הראש

Image by Eran Finkle
Pediculus humanus capitis

Fuji S9600 at 160mm/f8.0 with 50mm reversed, Cropped

** There’s a new improved version to this

Head louse – כינת הראש

Image by Eran Finkle
Pediculus humanus capitis

Fuji S9600 at 180mm/f8.0 with 50mm reversed, Cropped

Head louse – כינת הראש

Image by Eran Finkle
Pediculus humanus capitis

Fuji S9600 at 260mm/f8.0 with 50mm reversed

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We’re Back from Wonder Pet Expo Dallas!

We’re back from our trip to Wonder Pet Expo Dallas! The expo was Saturday but we went up early so I could do this live shot (above) on Friday morning for Good Morning Texas. The cutie I’m…

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DogTipper: Saving $ and Saving Dogs with America’s Pet Economist

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Let’s Do Something about James Saks’ Service Dog!

It’s often said that rather than simply complaining about things online, one should do something. I try to take this advice and I want you to also. Let’s do something about Mr. Sak being forced (illegally) to give up his service dog.

Below is a widget from ChipIn. It will accept a donation of any amount and deposit in my PayPal account. On January 21st I will send all other money to Animal Farm Foundation, which is already trying to help the retired police office and war veteran keep his service dog. I have set a goal of $ 2000. That’s 100 people giving $ 20 each. I think we can do that, don’t you?

Why do I think you should donate some money to this cause? Well, not just because it’s a lot more effective than liking a Facebook status or resharing that awesome anti-Millan Esquire article from 2006 for the 20th time.

Aurelia IA’s government has shown themselves to be shining examples of the bullies that perpetuate BSL. Is there a better example of bullying than taking away a service dog from a retiree? This is one of the battles we need to win if BSL is ever to be eliminated in the U.S. Put down the like button, open your wallet, and put your money where your snarky comment would be.

If you use a blog, you can easily embed this widget on it. If you have Facebook account, use the button below to share this post.

The cowardly bullies in Aurelia may have already ruined Mr. Saks’ Christmas, but we can do our best to fix his New Year!

Make a small donation and then spread the word: let’s help this man get his dog back and put a nail in the coffin of BSL.

Let’s Do Something about James Saks’ Service Dog! is a post from: Dog Spelled Forward

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Eye To Eye – Olivia Giles

Topical interview series presented by Catherine Deveney with guests who have dealt with difficult circumstances or extraordinary careers. In this episode quadruple amputee Olivia Giles speaks of how she dealt with illness and got her life back on track.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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On safari: In search of the vetpanzee

To say I am a little stressed right now is an understatement. They say moving is one of the most stressful life events there is, up there with death and divorce in terms of sheer ability to induce cortisol production. Combined with a bunch of other incredibly time consuming commitments I have no business doing without the advantage of a time machine that can give me an additional 10 hours each day, I’ve devolved into a mess who had a handful of Trader Joe Jo Jos and a glass of wine for dinner last night simply because it was all I could find at 10 pm when it finally occurred to me I should eat something.

Point is, I apologize for not writing as frequently as I normally do. It will get better, but not in the next couple of weeks. Unless you want to see posts entitled “Today I sat with my face buried in Brody’s neck and rocked back and forth for three hours” I don’t have a lot to say, because the only thing worse that packing is reading a post about packing.

So instead, I’m going to take a deep breath and rewind to one year ago today, when I posted one of my favorite posts of all times. Oh, to be a carefree vetpanzee once again. Enjoy.


On a quiet afternoon on the shore of Lake Tanganyika, the vetpanzee colony takes a siesta, safely hidden from hungry leopards in their thatch caves.

Vetpanzee sighting

All, that is, but one. A female, alone, restlessly paging through a vetpanzee favorite, In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall.

Note the concentration she devotes to her task. Vetpanzees are single minded in their pursuit of knowledge, at least sometimes. If they are not distracted by chocolate or puppies.

Unfortunately the click of the shutter annoys the vetpanzee, and with a hoot and a grunt she takes off down the beach. Vetpanzees are solitary creatures and do not like to be disturbed in their repose.

The photographer gives her a moment, then gives chase down a vetpanzee trail. Where did the she run off to?

The watering hole? Empty, at least until the evening congregation hour.

Gone for a swim? Unlikely. Vetpanzees are terrified of crocodiles.

Napping in an old nest? No, vetpanzees prefer new nests every night.

Vetpanzee nest

Ah. There, in the distance. A vetpanzee feeding ground. Perhaps she is there.

The other vetpanzees have awoken and are actively searching out food. Our photographer must be careful as he skirts the edges of the feeding ground not to disturb them as it appears the alpha male has made an appearance.

Vetpanzee nest

Our photographer spots fresh size 8 flip flop prints leading up into the cave. Upstairs, an alcove has been carved away and filled with the young vetpanzee’s favorite treat: words.

There is also pen and paper. This is promising. Has he found the fleeing vetpanzee?


He has. She is exhibiting classic happy vetpanzee behavior as she cradles another book.

Cornered, the vetpanzee stiffens. What are you reading, vetpanzee? Just let us look.

What nerds read at chimp camp

With a dangerous baring of teeth, the vetpanzee complies:

“Best Practices Guidelines for the Prevention and Mitigation of Conflict Between Humans and Great Apes.” (Vetpanzees are often nerdy.)

One tenet of such conflict prevention, by the way, is do not stalk and photograph the vetpanzee when she is trying to relax.

Pawcurious: With Pet Lifestyle Expert and Veterinarian Dr. V.

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Chocolate Lab Puppy Cuteness

chocolate lab puppy stuck on the stairs


Cute Chocolate Lab puppy seems to be stuck on the stairs. Let’s go puppy it’s time for your walk!

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The Ultimate Dog Shaming

Subscribe! www.youtube.com Like! Maymo on Facebook: www.facebook.com Follow Maymo on Twitter:twitter.com For more doggies being shamed: dog-shaming.com Maymo the lemon beagle is caught on film making very poor choices. This dog steals, destroys, and breaks all sorts of things before he gets caught and ultimately ‘shamed’ for his skullduggery. Inspired by the site ‘Dog Shaming,’ where you can find more doggies being shamed for their poor behavior: dog-shaming.com
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Friends Paying It Forward $100 Giftcard #Giveaway!

To kick off Crazed Mind’s 2012 Christmas Gift Guide I wanted to share.  Share with you and share my friends.  And I am doing this by hosting a $ 100 Gift Card giveaway!  I mean what gift is better than friends helping out friends.  And gosh, who can not use an extra $ 100 to help out with the Christmas budget?

You see when I first started this blog I had the help of a very good friend, Nessa of Texas Housewife.  She spent so much time with me sharing the ins and outs of blogging and social media.  Little by little I grew.  Then I shared with some of my friends and they did with theirs too.  That is how this whole community grows so.  We meet others while hopping from blog to blog and before you know it we have been sharing our lives for 3 years now.

Well when I first started out every single new follower was the most exciting thing.  IT was like Christmas every day.  So I wanted to do just that….make Christmas every day for others.  So with the help of my friends and then add in the friends they want to support we came up with Friends Paying It Forward.

It is really easy.  Just meet the following bloggers.  Then enter via the Rafflecopter below.  We ask that you leave a blog comment here.  That you follow the friends via GFC (that is the Christmas part!).  Then you can follow also on facebook or twitter if you wish.  It will give you extra entries.  Oh and of course you can tweet!  That is an extra daily entry!  On November 1st a winner will be randomly chosen.  They will be notified and when they respond within 24 hours they will win $ 100 gift card via pay pal or through the mail with a Visa or Master Card gift card of their choice.  The physical gift cards may be broken down into two $ 50 cards.

So meet my friends!

and of course you know me, Crazed Mind.

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Children’s book author Lisa Fleming travels the country visiting schools and doing book signings to share her book, Cat and Crow, an Amazing Friendship. It’s the tale of two natural enemies, who become best friends. And, it’s a true story!

A cat and a crow? You might not believe it, unless you saw the video that more than 9 million people have viewed, documenting Cassie the Cat and Moses the Crow’s life together.

More than a decade ago, Wally and Ann Collito of North Attleboro, Mass. discovered the small kitten in their yard one day. Then they noticed a crow, who, remarkably, seemed to be taking care of the kitten, feeding her bugs and worms and watching over her. The Collitos couldn’t believe their eyes.

Click here to read the complete story.

Watch the video “Crow and Kitten are Friends”:


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