The One and Only

There is no doubt about it.  Boone is one of a kind.  He’s staying with us for 2 weeks and he fits in amazingly well. He COMPLETELY ignores the cats.  So much so, that Jack doesn’t even flinch when he is in the same room as him.  Boone likes his “safety” area (which happens to be the bathroom attached to our bedroom) and we let him hang out there as much as he wants. The first few days that was pretty much the entire time, but now he is mainly out and about with us.

These are just a few of my favourite photos from this past week.  He is super fun to photograph and he rarely sits still.  Today happens to be his 10th Birthday – hence the balloons in the photo above.  :)

Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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The Blessing of the Animals in Gorbio

These photos have already been published on Menton Daily Photo but in case you’ve not seen them, here they are.  The Blessing of the Animals is an annual event and part of the Fete Patronale in the medieval village of Gorbio.  There were horses, dogs, a cat and note the sheep in the second photo!

Note also Bouchette – she’s the Bassett Hound in the centre right of the main photo and she isn’t on a lead. She belongs to the Beausejour restaurant in the village and she brings herself to be blessed every year.

RIVIERA DOGS

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DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER – Dr. Pest

Taken from the album “Moral & Wahnsinn” In stores February 25th, 2011!
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Eagle Delivers E-mail By Hand

True American Dog

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Taking A Breath

Taking A Breath // Bubby and Bean

We all have periods where we feel just plain overwhelmed.  For me, they usually involve over-committing myself to work projects for prolonged period of times and not getting enough sleep.  And it’s always easily solved by taking a day or two off to step back and enjoy life.  But for the last month, this sense of overwhelmingness (is that a real word?) has been almost everlasting.  A combination of work projects/deadlines, constant social activities, a couple of road trips, endless doctor’s appointments, baby planning, my grandmother being sick and passing away, some serious preg-somnia, things breaking around the house, an excess of extra bills, my husband being on the road for almost a month, and a bunch of other things I won’t bore you with, and I just feel a good ol’ classic cocktail of anxiety and mental exhaustion. 

I’m happy being consistently active, and I don’t like to feel bored.  But if I had time to lie on the couch and eat ice cream for a solid week, I’m pretty sure that’s what I’d be doing right now.  My friends keep reminding me that I’m growing a human and all that stuff, hence the whole drained feeling being normal.  And I know that’s part of it.  At the same time, I feel like an ass complaining about having too much going on while I’m pregnant, because guess what?  When that baby arrives, any exhaustion or feelings of being overwhelmed that I’ve ever had are all going to be piled together and multiplied times, like, a million. This is nothing.  (Even if it doesn’t feel like nothing.)

I didn’t make the decision to do this post because I needed to vent, or to broadcast to the world how much I’ve had going on.  We all have a lot going on.  I decided to do this post because just as I’m reminding myself to take a breath right now, I’m reminding all of you too.  We’re all stressed out.  We all take on too much.  It’s our nature.  And we all end up feeling drained.  So take a breath (one of those really good, deep, satisfying ones), and remember that it’s all going to be okay.  Then, if you’d like, take a minute to share in the comments how you decompress when you’re feeling overwhelmed.  I’d love to know!

Photo taken at Bartlett Lake, Arizona. March 2013.

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Combat Arms: Junk Flea 2 Quarentine Spots

READ~~~~~~~ The first two clips were tuts of yoki’s videos because he wants people to sub for tuts and we arent about that life :) … we don’t support…

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Salmonella Warning On Rollover Pork Tenders Dog Treat

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd. are warning consumers not to purchase or use the Rollover Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat described below. This product may be contaminated with the bacteria responsible for salmonellosis in humans.
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Feeding Healthy Oils like Coconut Oil May Help With Pet’s Medical Problems

Healthy oils and fats added to your pets’ diet often make them look and feel better. One oil that is gaining popularity in human and veterinary medicine is coconut oil. I just bought a 14 oz jar of Organic Coconut oil for myself and my pets from Trader Joes.  I started with one teaspoon for myself, and one half teaspoon to my four footed ten pounders and a whole teaspoon for my sixty pound lab several times per week. Remember to start with a small amount of any fat to make sure pets can tolerate it. (Especially pets with sensitive guts or pancreatitis!!)

Coconut oil may help the body fight off viruses, bacteria, and yeast (great for animals with skin issues). It may also help the thyroid gland and pancreas work better That would be helpful for many dogs with low thyroid problems or diabetes. Daily coconut oil may also encourage weight loss by improving thyroid function and helping burn fat. The type of fat in coconut oil, Medium Chain Triglycerides, cause the more efficient burning of fat. Both of these qualities may help with weight loss! Of course reducing the amount you feed, decreasing treats, and increasing exercise are all important! I have had 2-3 clients try coconut oil and report positive results with their pets’ chronic skin problems. The oil helps fight infection and make the coat softer and skin healthier! The research studies and feedback convinced me to try it on myself and my pets!

Why would you have to add healthy oils to dog food anyway? If all commercial pet foods are “complete and balanced”, why do we have to add anything? Some dogs need different ingredients for better health and lots of dogs need more oils to help their skin and hair coat! All you have to do is look at all the dogs with a dull hair coat or flaky skin to realize there’s something missing in the diet. Some dogs have a great coat, even eating the cheapest commercial food, but others have a dull, dry coat even when eating an expensive food!   Experience has taught me that all animals are unique individuals with different needs.  Some may feel and look better eating a hypoallergenic diet. (One free of common allergens in the diet like wheat, barley, beef, or chicken). Others may need fewer carbohydrates because they gain weight easily. Dogs sporting a dry flaky coat and frequent skin problems may need different foods (hypoallergenic, raw, home cooked) and healthier oils added to the diet.

I’ve seen clients change their pet’s diet only to ruin it all by feeding grain filled biscuits, treats, chews, or other foods that are extremely allergenic. The wheat, barley, chemicals, or other meat proteins in the toxic treats may negate all the good effects of the rest of the diet. It would seem that the better ingredients did not help, when in reality, the treats lovingly given, caused continued medical problems! You would not believe how many skin problems, ear problems, and bowel problems are caused by toxic treats. There are healthy treats, but unhealthy ones are far more common!

Greg Martinez DVM is the author of two books on feeding pets better ingredients to help with chronic medical issues , “Dog Dish Diet” and “Feed Your Pet to Avoid the Vet”

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Dr. Greg’s Dog Dish Diet

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Nice Tick photos

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Deer Tick
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Deer Tick @ Royale, Boston SOLD OUT

Deer Tick
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Deer Tick @ Royale, Boston SOLD OUT

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The Daily Treat Takes A Road Trip

The Daily Treat has hit the road for a little vacay, but will be back in action with the latest and greatest in creature culture in short order!

Happy Tails & Happy Trails

-Janet McCulley, Kiki, Zazou & The Schmoo

Dogs in Vintage 1956 T-bird

The Daily Treat Summer Road Trip

 


The Daily Treat: Animal Planet

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