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

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Hi, I love you, yep

Yesterday, I went on a field trip with my daughter’s class as a chaperone. I was reminded, yet again, of why I became a veterinarian. The teacher is an angel on earth and I do not, for one second, think I could do what she does.

I watched one nine year old dissolve into an inconsolable heap of tears because she lost during a game of Red Rover. I watched another child, who was walking barefoot on the park grass, get called over by her mother and told to apply hand sanitizer to her feet at once. At least 3 boys came near to destroying some ancient archaeological artifact or another. It was chaos.

On the way home, my daughter showed me a poem she had written for school. Apparently part of the grading involved being critiqued by a classmate (blue). And my daughter, being MY daughter after all, had to have the last word.

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And dangit, I want to cry but I also laughed my head off because I KNOW she wrote that response with the exact same eye-rolly sigh that I use. SO my kid, in so many ways.

Being a mother to humans is a confusing and often frightening endeavor that often leaves me feeling either inadequate, elated, or exhausted. It’s a sine curve with an amplitude of a million, which is why on Mothers Day so many of us buy a flower arrangement with the vague disquieting sense of guilt that “this doesn’t even begin to cover it.”

Being a pet mom is so much simpler, at least the way I do it. They eat, they go outside, we hang out, no one gets called by the principal. They are a stabilizing force in a world that’s always trying to destabilize you. I came home after that exhausting day, collapsed (barefoot) on the lawn, and let Brody console me with doggy kisses (with his probably gross tongue.) It’s a little more straightforward: Hi, I love you, yep. And for that, I am so grateful. I’m grateful for both experiences, actually; each so different and it makes me appreciate the other all the more.

They love us in their own special way.

They love us in their own special way.

May your highs be every higher and your lows, well, not so bad, and through it all a pet to call your own and make you glad.

-Old Irish Proverb I just made up

Up and Away, by the amazing Brittney Lee

May moms of all shapes, sizes and types have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

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

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Pet Sitting in Forbes Magazine

It’s always nice to have pet sitting get the attention of a highly respected magazine.  There was an interesting article on pet sitting recently posted on Forbes website.  It starts out with an interesting fact about how much people will spend on pet products and services  each year: $ 55 billion.  There are some general ideas on different occupations you could try if you like working with pets.  Aside from pet sitting, you could also offer services as a dog trainer or animal masseuse.  Some pet sitters may offer those services already, although an animal masseuse can require a good deal of training.  One problem with the information is that it says there are not any special skills required for cat sitting or dog walking.  While this may be technically true, it is highly recommended to have training in pet first aid.

You can read the article at Forbes.  You can also read about animal massages here.


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Dog In The Snow

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Dog In The Snow
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Loved the calm of this dog walking around in -10C. His color matches the backgound objects…

Dog in camera
Dog

Image by Boston Public Library
File name: 08_06_000920

Title: Dog in camera

Creator/Contributor: Jones, Leslie, 1886-1967 (photographer)

Date created: 1917 – 1934 (approximate)

Physical description: 1 negative : glass, black & white ; 4 x 5 in.

Genre: Glass negatives

Subjects: Dogs

Notes: Title from information provided by Leslie Jones or the Boston Public Library on the negative or negative sleeve.; Date supplied by cataloger.

Collection: Leslie Jones Collection

Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department

Rights: Copyright © Leslie Jones.

Preferred citation: Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.

Dogs playing
Dog

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Ozzy moves so fast his feet don’t even touch the ground. He’s a new breed of dog: Hovermute!

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It’s Called ‘Dog Whisperer,’ Not ‘Dog Wrangler’

It's Called 'Dog Whisperer,' Not 'Dog Wrangler' … training techniques from around the world" and "positive reinforcement" convinced us. We pictured our dog…



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69 customers in 30 days

From April 2 to April 29 of 2007, we were able to get 35 new customers for my sister; picked up 34 for myself. They all came through the Internet and this was right after the beginnings of the gigantic pet food recall of 2007.

What did I do and what do I think was the most effective?

  1. Blog – Are you feeding your pets safe pet foods? *** This was linked all by different forums, 1300 hits per day
  2. PlanetXMail Direct AD 30-days ***
  3. GreenPeople Directory Listing – Premium *** This has always done well for me
  4. Yahoo Answers
  5. GotSafelist – 5,000 guaranteed visitors
  6. MadVlad Safelist
  7. Bulldog Safelist – Top Sponsor ad “What the pet food companies don’t want you to know”
  8. Craigslist Ad – Safe Pet Food

The top 3 were good, I wouldn’t say much came out of any of the rest.

Take-home message is that the blog needs to be alive and well.
A day in the life of a HealthyPetNet Rep

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Vinyl Dreams: Drop By the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair this Saturday

Vinyl Dreams: Drop By the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair this Saturday
Good news for all of you who missed Coachella, have an iPhone, and love artisanal carbs – tomorrow (Saturday, May 4) the Red Bull Music Academy presents the Spring 2013 edition of the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair at East River State Park in Williamsburg.
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MV Big Flea Set for Saturday
The market will close briefly at 10:30 a.m. when organizers announce the winner of the Flea Car donated by Jack Taylor's Alexandria Toyota, which will be raffled off. Tickets for the car cost $ 10 apiece (or three for $ 25) and will be available for
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How to Potty Train a Puppy Dog

In this video I share with you some top tips on how to potty train your puppy dogs. If you need more info, visit our dog training guide at www.pottytrainpuppydogs.com where you can learn how to…



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Canine friend Whisperer complete with Rendir Millan numerous Mascot Madness (Se ’08 Ep 03) Item several over 5 various

various various various variousvarious Fond: Some sève proud owner demands assist to toning down herhenne hyper-active bulldog; Afinar attempts to curtail the latest German born shepherd’s…



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