Friday Funny: Designated Driver

Just in case you party too much over the holidays! Until next time, Good day, and good dog! Dog Blog

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Belo Lice Ljubam Jas – Macedonian Song

Macedonian Folklore Song! Петранка Костадинова (Petranka Kostadinova) важеше за една од најдобрите интерпретаторки на старите народни песни и не без причина го носеше епитетот доајен на македонската народна музика. Многу песни се испеани во нејзината 35 години долга кариера, а во последно време Костадинова често настапуваше на фестивали каде што се негуваше македонскиот фолклор. Познатата пејачка на изворни македонски песни Петранка Костадинова Дојчиновска почина во сообраќајна несреќа во центарот на Скопје на 03.02.2002 год.

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Some Tips for Keeping Your Airedale Terrier Pet Dog Well-Behaved

Here are some tips you can use to keep your Airedale terrier pet dog well-behaved:

1) Can’t teach an old dog – You have to start training your Airedale terrier pet dog as early as possible. This is because of the fact that the earlier an Airedale terrier pet dog learns a trick, the faster they will be able to learn it. This doesn’t just apply to tricks. It also applies to general behavior. When your Airedale terrier pet dog is still just a puppy, you need to start training it. This way, the behavioral training that you give it will be ingrained into the Airedale terrier pet dog’s brain. This way, proper behavior becomes almost instinctive to the Airedale terrier pet dog.

2) Use, don’t abuse – Various training methods are made available for you by various experts. However, there’s one thing you should know: they only work with proper use. Some people make use of the leash or of the crate to abuse their animals. What you need to know is that each method of training can only be effective if used in a way that will not harm the animals. You need to be firm but gentle with your animal when you are trying to train it.

Use the various implements humanely in such a manner that will encourage your dog to behave well and not scare it from behaving badly.

3) Habit inside, habit outside – Before taking your Airedale terrier pet dog outside, try to observe its behavior inside. This will give you a clue as to how the Airedale terrier pet dog will act outside the house. Many people say that a dog’s behavior inside a house is very different from the way that the same dog will act in outside environments. This is not true. By observing the inside behavior of your Airedale terrier pet dog, you will realize how it will respond to you outside.

If your Airedale terrier pet dog does not listen to your commands inside the house, how can you expect it to listen to your commands outside the house where there are things a lot more interesting to a dog than your commands are?

4) Keep your temper – Training an Airedale terrier pet dog can understandably be very frustrating. However, you should not lose your temper. Negative actions such as hitting or shouting at your dog will not accomplish anything positive. Sometimes, we have a tendency to take out our frustrations on helpless pets. Do not blame your problems on the dog. If you know that you are having a bad day, do not even think about training your dog. All that you might get from the ordeal is a bad case of hyperacidity. Your dog will learn nothing and that would only increase your frustration.

5) Timing – Timing is always important. You need to make corrections regarding your Airedale terrier pet dog’s behavior while those corrections are still relevant. If you praise or correct with the wrong timing, you would only end up confusing the dog. Actually, the best timing you can use is to correct the Airedale terrier pet dog before he or she even starts to misbehave.
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Last Minute Holiday Ideas >> Free Gift Tags + DIY Projects!

Last Minute Holiday Gift, Decor and Treat Ideas // Bubby & Bean

I had the best intentions to create a bunch of rad holiday DIYs for you guys this year.  I really did.  But between the madness that accompanies owning a small business this time of year and the fact that I’m in Mexico right now without much crafty material (unless I whip something up that requires a lot of sand), it just hasn’t happened.  Thankfully, the are a few past DIY projects that I’m going to share with you, and if you’re in the same position as me (still with shopping and wrapping to do!), they might just come in handy!

DIY Printable Gift Tags // Bubby & Bean

Last year, I designed two different holiday gift tags, along with a free printable and instructions on how to make them extra pretty.  These tags feature smaller versions of my ‘Santa Dog’ and ‘Joy to the World’ card designs, and the printable file contains 20 tags per sheet.  For details on how to print them out and turn them into beautiful accessories to your wrapped gifts, just click here.

DIY Photo Gift Vouchers // Bubby & Bean

This summer, as part of my partnership with Adobe Photoshop Elements, I showed you guys how to create personalized gift coupon sets using your favorite photos.  These vouchers are a creative (and budget-friendly!) way to give unique gifts to your significant other, parents, kids, co-workers or friends.  And the meaningful gesture behind them won’t fade as soon as the holidays are over.  Find out how to make your own right here.

DIY Leather Wrap Bracelets // Bubby & Bean

One of my personal favorite projects from Bubby & Bean is this super quick, easy, and affordable DIY on how to make braided leather (or faux leather) wrap bracelets.  It only takes a few supplies, and you can create several of them out in a half hour.  I plan to make a few of these when I get back home this weekend to give as gifts on Christmas morning.  To find out how to make them, click here.

Homemade Dog Treat Recipe // Bubby & Bean

Last year while I was in Mexico (for the same festival I’m at now, but in January), my sister shared her special recipe for homemade dog treats in honor of Bubby dog, who we’d lost a few weeks earlier.  Her dog Isis (aka the ‘Bean’ in Bubby and Bean) absolutely loves them, and we think they make the perfect gift for your doggies or friends who are dog owners.  Just drop some in a cello bag and tie closed with a piece of ribbon.  You can check out the recipe right here.

DIY Mason Jar Lanterns // Bubby & Bean

Before our wedding in 2010, I wanted to create some unique candle holders that fit in with our vintage theme.  We’d been collecting mason jars, so I decided to cut up an old catalog and try decoupaging them to make lanterns.  They turned out really well, and I’ve since made several for gifts for friends.  The great thing about these is that they have so many uses for the holidays – you can give them away as candle holders, fill them with candies or greens (they make great vases!), or use them as holiday decor inside or outside of your home.  Details on how to create them can be found here.

Homemade Peanut Brittle Recipe // Bubby & Bean

Every year, my sister makes a big batch of peanut brittle and puts the pieces into pretty tins as gifts for friends and family members.  She shared the recipe with you guys last year, and if you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend it.  In addition to being a sweet gift, it’s also a delicious treat to serve when hosting friends or family for the holidays.  To see how make your own, click here.

DIY Vinyl Record Dessert Stand // Bubby & Bean

If you’re having a holiday party or gathering at your place for Christmas and want to add a unique touch to the decor, check out our vinyl record dessert stand DIY.  This easy project also makes an amazing gift for music lovers.  You can find out to make your own right here.

I hope that these projects and recipes give you some fun last-minute inspiration for holiday gifts, decor, and treats.  If you’ve done any DIY projects that make for great last-minute holiday ideas, please share them in the comments!

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Argulus- sea louse

Check out these Lice images:

Argulus- sea louse

Image by Chris Blanar
Collected from Mummichog sampled near Shediac, New Brunswick in the early Fall.

A bee with lice

Image by Elly Kelly
If you ever wanted to stroke a bee….

Attack of the lice

Image by Jayt74
Hand held Macro, took at 1.5 m. Tried not to shake. Best viewed large.

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Some Christmas Fun

The fine folks at Pet365 have come up with another infographic. This one’s a little short on info, but very heavy on the graphic. The funny graphic.

Really, the only thing it needs is more Border Collie. Maybe next year….

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12 Dogs of Christmas
The 12 dogs of Christmas graphic was created by Pet365 – a UK stockist of brands like Hamish McBeth who make leather dog collars.

Some Christmas Fun is a post from: Dog Spelled Forward

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This is Aston, an 8 year old golden retriever who lives in Monaco. Obviously thinking that if he closes his eyes I won’t take his photograph.

Aston lives with Bentley (got it? – posh cars!) – we’ll meet  Bentley next time …


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Nice Lice photos

Check out these Lice images:

fleas and lice

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fleas and lice

Image by tuppus

fleas and lice

Image by tuppus

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The Scruffy Little Hunter Dog: Border Terrier

The Border terrier got its name from the area called Cheviot Hills, which is actually near the border of England and Scotland. This is where these dogs were made to attack and terminate predatory foxes.

They have wiry coat that is why they normally appear as scruffy. However, this scruffiness is an attention-grabber that is why owners do not forget to hug their little ball of energy.

The following are some of the basic facts breeders would really love to know about Borders:

Category: Terrier

Living Environment: indoors (highly recommended); outdoors (fenced yard)

Coat: wiry and short; double coated

Colors: tan, red, grizzle and tan, and/or blue and tan

Height: between 11 and 16 inches

Weight: between 11 and 16 pounds



•    they are scruffy, hard and bold hunters
•    they are active as puppies but mellow down as they mature
•    they are not friendly with rabbits, rats, hamsters, and even birds
•    they are economical to feed
•    their activity die down when left alone all day as they really love to please people especially their owners

When properly trained,

•    they can get along with the household cats but not with cats in the neighborhood
•    they may even catch a burglar
•    they may lose timidity when accustomed to active environments

Breeders should note of the following health issues:

•       Canine Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome or CES, also called as “Spike’s disease”, which is a hereditary, neurological, metabolic and muscle disorder that is sometimes confused with canine epilepsy
•       Cataract, or loss of transparency of one or both lenses of the eyes
•       Cryptorchidism, wherein testicles do not descend into the scrotum
•       Deafness
•       Skin problems and a few skin allergies

Care and Exercise:

•    Their coat needs weekly brushing.
•    They should be professionally groomed at least twice a year.
•    They should bathe only when necessary since they shed little to no hair. Their physique requires a regular exercise routine which includes a daily play time while on leash.
•    They should be on leash while walking in public places because of their hunting instincts.


The exact origins of Border terriers are obscure but many breeders accepted the story that the variety was developed in the Cheviot Hills area, which is near the border of Scotland and England. The Borders have been used as hunters of rabbits and hares. They can even keep up with running horses with their short yet sturdy legs. They were also used by farmers to lure predatory foxes into their dens before killing them.

They were also trained to hunt otters, marten, and even fierce badgers. Like most terriers that were once molded as hunters, they also evolved as pets and became lovely, friendly, and loyal companion dogs. They also take part in dog shows and they can easily grab their audience attention with their agility, appearance, and bright disposition.

The breed was registered by the British Kennel Club in 1920 and by the American Club ten years after.

At present, Borders are highly favored as companion dogs and pets due to their adaptability, friendliness, and winning personality. Nonetheless, they can be reliable when it comes to tracking down vermin. In fact, some of their esteemed talents include hunting, guarding the family, and performing tricks and sports that require competitive obedience.

Like most terriers, you can be rest assured to have a loyal and bright companion dogs if you give your attention and affection to a Border. You can be sure that they can definitely drive away your bore!

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