spanish flea 1 Hour

I just made 1 Hour of Beach Parade :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USujdxhoKAE.
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The Difference

This is how Coulee waits for me on a trail.

This is how Lacey waits for me on a trail.

Can you see why Coulee tends to get more photos taken of her?
Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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It’s Been a While

Yikes.  A month. I think that is the longest I’ve gone without blogging.  I’m not going to try and catch up as that isn’t motivating at all.  I will tell you about the conference I went to last week though.

Lorelei and I went to the PPOC Conference in Winnipeg.  It was good.  Really good.  We went out a day early and took a session offered by Chris Morris on using speed lights. This was the session I was most looking forward to as it was mainly about using lights in “sporty” situations – which means they couldn’t be big or bulky or too heavy.  He started from the basics and worked his way up.  Turns out I was missing a key piece of information to get my borrowed lights to work properly and basically everything I’ve done to this point has been a fluke.  Ha!  So that was nice to clear up and then to learn more on top of it.

I’d say my second favourite session was a surprise. It was a talk by Deasy Photography.   They have a very interesting way of doing business and it was definitely food for thought for most of the people in the session.  I might eventually try and incorporate some of their practices.

There was also a great session on website content by Jenika at Psychology for Photographers. I’ll be making some changes for sure to my website.  In fact it might get a complete overhaul. It’s been quite a few years since I’ve done much with it.

I also had a portfolio review done by Paul Wright.  It was good – he was complimentary, had some advice and gave me some things to think about in terms of my future direction.

The PPOC is an interesting organization.  I’ve never seen so many members so enthusiastic about their membership. It was great to see but I’m still not sold.  We’ll see. I might change my mind in the future.  Lorelei has signed up and I’ll definitely be asking her how she feels about it after a few months.

And in the spirit of always learning, I bought a used large black cloth backdrop right before we left.  I finally had time to try it out this weekend. I LOVE it.  It’s huge so the dogs can move around and it is so big they don’t need to be squished up against the back of it.  We had some fun taking some “serious” photos for a change.  Chewy was my assistant and helped to turn Lacey’s head for me. :)

Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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Another Round of ‘Oh Puh-lice!’

Ellen has some more ridiculous police reports. This time the reports are about a deliveryman and suspicious coins. Watch the segment right here!
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Should I Feed My Dog Wet or Dry Food?

Should I feed my dog wet or dry food is a common question that customers often ask us. But there is no one right answer because both wet and dry dog food have their own unique qualities that are beneficial to dogs. A dry dog food does help remove plaque and tartar from a dog’s teeth. It is also less expensive than canned food. Canned dog food however, contains less fillers and preservatives than dry dog foods.

Most canned dog foods also contain a higher grade of nutrients and are higher in protein than dry food. Wet foods taste great to dogs, which means they will eat every speck of food you put in their feeding dish.

The main benefit to feeding your dog a dry food diet is that it is beneficial for its dental health. Eating dry food kibble helps strengthen a dog’s jaw muscles in addition to removing some, but not all, of the plaque and tartar from a pet’s teeth. Wet food does not provide the abrasive action that helps clean the teeth.

But what if you have a new puppy? Should you be feeding it wet food or dry food? One of the most important responsibilities of raising a puppy is to provide the best quality dog food that will supply all the nutrients needed for the puppy’s growth and maintenance. Growing puppies need more protein than adult dogs to support their growing muscles and organs.

A visit to a supermarket or pet store to buy dog food can become a troubling ordeal if you’re not sure which brand to buy. There is such a wide array of commercial dog foods available, most of which are supported with heavy advertising to convince a dog owner that one particular brand is far better than any of the other competing brands. Then when you finally decide on the brand, you’re confronted with the choice of dry or canned.

So, we’re back to the question, “Which is better, dry dog food or canned?”

It really depends on your dog, your preferences, and probably your budget. Dry dog food costs less per serving than canned foods and its nutrients are more concentrated, meaning you’ll be feeding your dog a smaller quantity of food to satisfy its hunger and provide all the protein, vitamins and minerals it needs.

Although price may be one of your main considerations, the nutritional content and the ingredients are equally important factors. The top rated dog foods use grain-free formulas that contain only high-quality ingredients with no added artificial ingredients. Carefully read the labels of all the dog foods you’re considering. Fillers, by-products and common allergenic ingredients like corn, wheat, or soy are never present in a high quality dog food. Dogs have a difficult time digesting corn, and “meat-by products” are always inferior sources of protein. The bottom line is you need to choose the best food for your dog, not by price or the most advertised brand, but by what your dog needs to stay healthy and happy.

It’s not easy to give you a definitive answer on whether to feed your dog dry food or wet food, primarily because so many of the studies published on dog food are sponsored in part by manufacturers of either wet food or dry food. Unfortunately, veterinarians and animal experts have also come to a general agreement that there is no agreement.

As for me, I believe that the best thing I can do for my faithful companion is to consider his diet just as important as mine and strive to keep both of us healthy.

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Happy 4th of July! (+ YoolaDesign Cuff Kit Giveaway Winner)

Okay, so it’s only the 3rd of July.  But I’m officially sending my Independence Day greetings today, because tomorrow, the actual 4th, is Friday – which means three day weekend!  Woohoo! Whether you’ll be celebrating America here in the states, or just enjoying the wonders of summer (or winter for those of you in the southern hemisphere), I hope your weekend is full of friends, food, sunshine, music, and whatever else you enjoy most.  Robbie will be working (the band has two shows in Colorado), and Essley and I will be celebrating locally with family and friends.  I wish we could all be together, but it will still be fun, and I can’t wait to see Essley’s reaction to her first 4th of July.

Real quick-like before I go, the winner of the YoolaDesign Cuff Kit Giveaway, as chosen by random.org, is:

Congrats Rachel!  Please email me at bubbyandbean AT gmail.com with your mailing address so we can get you your prize!  And thanks again to YoolaDesign for giving Bubby and Bean readers the chance to win one of her gorgeous kits.

See you Monday, friends.

P.S. You can download our free printable to make a last-minute ‘Happy 4th’ banner right here. And does anyone know the official source of the top image from this post?  I found it on Pinterest and fell in love, but would like to properly credit!

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Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Spanish Flea Video 1965

Extremely rare clip from the 1967 Singer show. Enjoy. P.S. I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to see Herb and Lani play at Blues Alley in Georgetown Wa…

IMPORTANT! There has been a flea outbreak in the area and I am coming to save you. In this detailed doctor examination asmr video, I will check your scalp an…
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死亡事故への疑問

最近、美容外科での死亡事故のニュースを目にすることが多くなったように感じます。
病院の医療ミスで患者が死亡というニュースは一時期良く耳にしたものですし、心臓や脳などの大切な臓器に直接手術をするのですから、小さなミスが死亡につながるということは納得でき、同時にどこか仕方がないもののように感じていました。
ですが、美容外科では体の奥深くにまでメスを入れるわけでもなし、死亡事故なんて起こるものなのかしら?と不思議だったのです。

私自身、そろそろ顔のたるみやしわが気になってくる年頃です。
具体的な年齢は伏せさせていただきますが、いわゆるアラサーを通り越してアラフォーに至ろうとしている頃とだけ言わせていただきます。
世間的にはまだ若い方とはいえ、それでも年々衰えていくことに変わりはなく、このたびついにプチ整形を決意した次第です。
そこで色々なことを調べていたのですが、こういった悪いうわさが出てくるということはそれだけ美容整形を受けた人が多いということに他なりません。
死亡というあまりいいイメージのない言葉と、「美容整形 よかった」といういい言葉で調べてみたところ、後者の方が検索結果がはるかに多いということもわかりました。
分母が大きければ問題もそれだけ大きくなる、ということのようです。
ならば特に気にすることもないものと判断し、美容整形に踏み切ることにしました。

数ある美容整形外科の中でもどこがいいのか、まったくの初体験である私にはわかりません。
じっくりと検討した結果、術前の説明が丁寧でアフターケアがあり、さらに手術ごとに保証期間のある品川美容外科を選びカウンセリングを予約しました。
私は石橋を叩いて渡る主義ですので、これから受けようとしている美容整形手術について今後も調べられるだけ調べようと思っています。
そして、その結果を私のように美容整形について悩んでいる人と共有することができればと思いこのブログを立ち上げました。
整形のことで悩んでいる人の手助けができれば幸いです。

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Dog Ate Your Homework? No! A Diamond Wedding Ring!

The old excuse, “The dog ate my homework,” is such a cliché that it became an obvious dodge long ago. You might as well say “I decided to blow it off and shotgun the last three seasons of Doctor Who on Netflix,” for all the good it would do you. Plus, these days, if the dog really did eat your homework, it would probably entail Fido chowing down on the insides of a laptop or tablet, which makes it even more improbable.

Unless, of course, you’ve read the story of Lois Matykowski. She lost her wedding ring about six years ago, and just last week found it in that most cliché of places: The family dog’s digestive tract.

“My husband and I had been married for 20 years at that time,” she told ABC News. “We had just upgraded the ring, and it wasn’t insured. And it wasn’t just the value, but also the emotional ties. How do you replace that?”

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The Matykowskis' 10-year-old Rottweiller, Tucker, has a reputation for eating things he's not supposed to. So much so that he's been nicknamed "The Food Burglar." That reputation is actually how the couple found the ring. When Lois Matykowski was in the backyard eating popsicles with her granddaughters, she got up for a moment to get some water for Tucker. For his part, Tucker apparently saw that as an opportunity to go for the popsicles.

"Just when I turned around and looked at my granddaughter, the popsicle was gone already," Matykowski said. "And there was Tucker smacking his jaws."

That would be mildly annoying and make for an amusing anecdote, except for one thing: Tucker ate the stick as well. Matykowski called the vet, who advised her to feed Tucker two slices of bread smeared with Vaseline.

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Lois Matykowski, showing off her recovered ring.

By this point, it will surprise no one that Tucker ate the Vaseline sandwich without hesitation. The stick came right back up, and all seemed to be right with the world.

But two days later, Tucker started to get sick again.

"He was making goofy noises, and was acting like he was going to throw up," Matykowski said.

Her husband got him out into the backyard just in time for Tucker to throw up. When Lois came out to clean up the mess, there was something sparkling in the middle of the vomit.

"I screamed. I kid you not," she said.

After polishing it up with a toothbrush and paste, it looked as good as ever.

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After finding the ring, the vet X-rayed Tucker, just to make sure there weren't any other treasures lurking in his digestive tract. For now, at least, it seems that he's clean. But he hasn't given up his thieving ways, so there will be reason to keep an eye on him.


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BUCK-TICK生出演! 『或いはアナーキー発売記念SP! BUCK-TICKで眠れない!』

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