so cute ! I was trying to find pictures of Dobby (…

so cute ! I was trying to find pictures of Dobby (from the Harry Potter movie)to show a friend why I sometimes call my dog "Dobby" (he has the same eyes and earings when he looks at you while you are eating…) and I found your blog and video. So lovely !
I am a dogsitter in Paris and I sustain all pet defense organisations !
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You know how cranky and frustrated you feel when you’re on a diet? And all you dream about is what you’ll eat when you reach your target weight? But you also realize that after all that hard work and sacrifice, you’re kind of afraid to dream of delicious food because there’s nothing worse than backsliding right back to that undesirable higher weight? Well imagine how you would feel if you discovered that after you had done your time in “diet jail” that you actually had a scrumptious food waiting for you that was designed to keep that weight from coming back?!

If you were a dog with this problem you would be doing a real Snoopy Happy Dance because Halo has created a new food called Healthy Weight Grain-Free Turkey and Duck – it is made with simply delicious ingredients in a formula intended to help a dog lose weight, but also to eat as a maintenance food to keep those horrible pounds from packing on again!

The timing of this great new formula could not be better because my younger 6-year-old Weimaraner, Teddy, is down in the dumps these days because he is on a pretty strict diet as we try to get his weight down to what it was when he was two years old. Apparently that is the healthy target weight for a dog, as explained to me by Halo’s own Dr. Donna Spector, who is my delightful co-host on our show THE EXPERT VET on

We discuss so many topics on the show, with one of the recurrent themes being the Take it Off Teddy! Project we’ve been on, trying to get a shocking 20 extra pounds off my beautiful boy. It’s a real challenge to get more than 20% of a dog’s weight off of him, yet as the pounds slip off week by week I have been worried how to get him back on his beloved Halo kibble without getting him chubby again. As if reading my mind, the good folks at Halo created this truly yummy new recipe and boy are we grateful and excited to see the smile on his face when he takes his first bites of this new food when we get him below 100 lbs. (believe it or not, he had ballooned up to 119.7! from 97.7 as a two-year-old).

Halo was able to keep their high nutritional standards in the new grain-free recipe and still use whole egg (not “egg product”), farm-raised vegetables, no rendered product or meals but a blend of real turkey and duck, no artificial color, flavor or preservatives and a balance of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids – all while keeping the protein at the same high 28% as the lamb, salmon and chicken Halo kibble he was eating previously – while reducing the kcal per cup from 430-35 in the previous recipes down to 358 kcal/cup. And if you want to see a mouth-watering ingredients list, check out exactly what is in there (and notice this food is so deluxe there is even some pheasant and quail in there, too!) It’s enough to make you want to put your pooch on a diet just for the pleasure of the dining experience!

Turkey liver, peas, turkey, ground peas, pea protein, potatoes, eggs, tomato pomace, vegetable broth, flaxseed, pea fiber, duck, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), pheasant, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), quail, sweet potatoes, apples, green beans, carrots, alfalfa, blueberries, cranberries, zucchini.

Tracie Hotchner is the author of THE DOG BIBLE: Everything Your Dog Wants You to Know and THE CAT BIBLE: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know. She is also a renowned pet radio host and producer, having spent 7 years on the Martha Stewart Channel of Sirius/XM with CAT CHAT® and even longer with her award-winning NPR radio show DOG TALK® (and Kitties, Too!) that continues to broadcast in the Hamptons and the Berkshires. Her most recent accomplishment is the pet talk radio network she has created on the Internet called The Radio Pet Lady Network.


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Lazy Dog Compilation Reveals That Dogs Are… Lazy (VIDEO)

Lazy Dog Compilation Reveals That Dogs Are… Lazy (VIDEO)
Troy (A0975879). This nine-month old puppy is sweet, affectionate, and full of energy! His previous owners says that he is houe-trained, friendly towards other dogs and strangers, and is a dream with children. Stop by Animal Care & Control of NYC's
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St. George officer shoots 'aggressive' pit bull mix dog
A St. George police officer, responding to several reports of vicious dogs running loose, shot one of the animals when it charged him. St. George police Sgt. Sam Despain said Wednesday that the incident occurred on Labor Day in the area of 1500 West
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Massena man whose dog died at state fair owned a foal that died in June
Massena, N.Y. — A foal that died in June was in the care of a Massena man whose dog died Monday after being left unattended in the man's car at the state fair. The man, Patrick J. Oneill, 66, of 326 Haverstock Road, is also scheduled to face charges

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Meet Iris, my friend and neighbour Agnes’ beautiful 5 month old Golden Retriever puppy.  She’s having the best fun jumping for a stick.

Iris lives with her big brother, Shadow, who can you see in the last photo. More of Shadow another time.


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Dogs Donate Blood … to Cats!

Rory the cat had eaten some rat poison and was clinging to life. Rory’s owner, Kim Edwards, asked her friend, Michelle Whitmore, if her black Labrador Retriever could donate blood to save Rory’s life, according to CBS News

Blood donation from dogs is not uncommon. At the University of Florida’s small animal hospital in Gainesville, 58 dogs donate a pint of blood six times a year, according to a story in The Gainesville Sun.

Most of the dogs belong to veterinarians, staff, or students and are given the royal treatment, with plenty of belly rubs and treats, when they come in to donate so they associate giving blood as a good thing.

Not all dogs qualify to be blood donors. Each undergoes rigorous screening, and the dogs must be at least one year old and no older than eight or nine years. Each must weigh at least 50 pounds. An easy-going temperament is also important because the dogs have to be able to sit still for five minutes while a technician inserts a needle into the jugular vein of the dog’s neck.

In exchange for their donations, the dogs receive a year’s supply of heartworm and flea prevention medication, and a bag of high-quality food.

The hospital performs about 15 transfusions a month and rarely runs out of blood, according to the Sun story. Reasons for transfusions include auto accidents, surgeries, and emergencies such as poisonings.


As for Rory, Whitmore did agree to have her dog donate blood, and Rory’s life was saved. Edwards says Rory is fine -- and since receiving the blood doesn’t bark or fetch the paper.

Via CBS News and The Gainesville Sun

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Diyarbakır Lice’de olaylar sürüyor askerden biber gazlı karşılık, ağır yaralılar var

Diyarbakır Valisi Cahit Kıraç,Lice’deki olaylarla ilgili bilgi verirken, Kayacak Jandarma Karakolu’nun yerine yenisinin yapıldığını 200 kişilik bir grubun bu…

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The Slice: Lesson learned: It's not dog's fault

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The Slice: Lesson learned: It's not dog's fault
Today The Slice presents a transcript of an exclusive interview with a Spokane dog who, speaking on behalf of all Inland Northwest canines, wanted to pre-emptively go on record about the unlikelihood that area pooches will be eating any homework this fall.
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Amanda Seyfried, Justin Long Have Dog Park Date in Recent Outing
New couple Amanda Seyfried and Justin Long taking her dog and spending some time together at a park in Los Angeles, California on August 31, 2013. Credit: Rocstar/RR/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES. Us first broke the news in late August that the couple were 
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'Breaking Bad': 5 Key Quotes from 'Rabid Dog' Examined
Breaking Bad surprised fans by not letting Jesse (Aaron Paul) burn down Walt's (Bryan Cranston) house the way we all wanted him to. Instead, we got a moment between Jesse and Hank (Dean Norris), which ended up providing one of the episode's most 
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Rosemary Cottage by Colleen Coble ~ Book Review

Rosemary Cottage Book #2 of The Hope Beach Series

By Colleen Coble
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.63 Stars

Book Description

Amy came to Rosemary Cottage to grieve, to heal, maybe even find love. But there’s a deadly undertow of secrets around Hope Island . . .
The charming Rosemary Cottage on the beach offers Amy Lange respite she needs to mourn her brother, Ben. She’s even thinking of moving her midwife practice to the Outer Banks community. It’s always been a refuge for her and her family. She also wants to investigate Ben’s disappearance at sea. Everyone blames a surfing accident, but Amy has reason to wonder.
Coast Guard officer Curtis Ireland has lost a sibling too. His sister, Gina, was run down by a boat, leaving him to raise her infant daughter. If anyone knew who little Raine’s father was, Curtis could lose his beloved niece. Yet he can’t help being drawn to Hope Beach’s new midwife, Amy. He even agrees to help her investigate what happened to both Ben and Gina.
Can two grieving people with secrets find healing on beautiful Hope Island? Or will their quest for truth set them at odds with each other…and with those who will go to any length to keep hidden things hidden?

My Thoughts

This was a very well written and never dull book. I found that I never wanted to put this book down and it always had me wanting to read just one more chapter.

Amy and Curtis have a great friendship in spite of what is going on in the storyline. They both seem to have great hearts with lots of room for understanding and forgiveness. I love that Curtis stepped up as a single Father to Raine, his niece, after his sister passes away. I never expected for the book to go the way that it did but in the end but, it was all good. There are a few surprises here and there, or at least there was for me. This book had lots of suspense with the characters roles. Things never seemed to go as I expected them to go, which just means that this was well written.

This is the second book in this series but that is okay because it would be wonderful as a stand alone book also. This is also the first book that I have read by Colleen Coble and I cannot wait to read more of her work.

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My secret life as a marathon runner for leukemia

This is a “day in the life of a HealthyPetNet Rep”, so I just want to say that I also have a maybe-not-so-secret-life as a marathon runner. It’s my way of fighting leukemia.

My first season was last year and I went from old and out of shape to youthful and so fit and trim! More than that, it entirely changed my life. What an incredible way to give back.

One of my teammates runs for her five-year-old son, Mason, who has survived the first 52 weeks of a 100-week chemotherapy plan. See his blog at

I am coming back this year as a mentor, meaning, I’ll help my little group of teammates learn how to raise money for their fight for leukemia.

I’m VERY excited and can’t wait to run with my long-lost cousin and many others in the San Diego Marathon on May 31 of 2009!!

See my blog on my Team in Training activities at
A day in the life of a HealthyPetNet Rep

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