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Had not seen your blog before, but I saw a link from another site and thought this post was especially great and very helpful-thanks for posting. I think lesson 2 is especially important as we should not let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Better to find common ground and make some progress rather than none at all.

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Deer Tick – Lollapalooza 2010

Some cool Tick images:

Deer Tick – Lollapalooza 2010

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Deer Tick – Lollapalooza 2010

Deer Tick – Lollapalooza 2010

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Deer Tick – Lollapalooza 2010

Deer Tick – Lollapalooza 2010

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Deer Tick – Lollapalooza 2010

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Color of the Month // October’s Orange

Orange: Fall 2012
1. Light and Shadow Dress, Modcloth  //  2. Fossil Vintage Revival Clutch, Zappos
  3. Vegan Lip Tar in Beta, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
4. Judy Smoking Slipper Flats, Lulu’s  //   5. Believe Necklace, Asos 
  6. Felicity Dip Dyed Scarf, Jigsaw London //  7. Urbanears Headphones, UO

With Halloween just a few days away, it feels like the perfect time to pay tribute to the quintessential color of this time of year: orange.  I’m admittedly picky when it comes to orange.  It has to be the right shade, and how I define “right” depends on the object.  For example, I’m quite fond of muted oranges and rust tones in my clothing and accessories, but likely wouldn’t wear a dramatically bright or neon orange unless it was just a pop.  The same goes for home decor and other non-wearable items, although I do love a nice vibrant orange when it comes to mid-century vintage pieces (my most prized piece of kitchenware is an orange Pyrex daisy bowl that was my mother’s).  Regardless of shade, there’s no denying that orange is October’s official color.  The items above represent some of my current favorites.

It’s Friday you guys!  I’m spending the rest of the morning tying up work stuff for the week, and then I’m taking a short road trip up to Milwaukee to meet Robbie and the band for their two-night Halloween run.  Each year, in a different city, they play two shows in a row the weekend before Halloween.  The second night is always quite the event.  The entire evening is a mash-up theme, so they play mash-ups of different songs, and the band, crew, family, friends and fans wear mashed-up costumes. I’m not going to reveal my costume yet, but I’ll post some pictures on Twitter and Instagram (user name bubbyandbean) tomorrow before the show. :)

What are your plans this weekend?  And what about orange?  Love it or leave it?

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Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs

Laryngeal paralysis in dogs is a condition in which the nerves controlling the muscles and cartilage that open and close the larynx or “voicebox” no longer function properly, causing difficulty in eating or breathing.

Like humans, a dog’s larynx is located in the back of the throat and allows air to move from the mouth or nose through the larynx, and into the windpipe. The laryngeal cartilages are normally pulled open when the dog takes a breath, but laryngeal paralysis prevents the cartilages from opening and closing properly, and it becomes difficult for the dog to take in air normally.

The larynx or “voicebox” of a dog with laryngeal paralysis will look like this:

Laryngeal paralysis occurs most often in older, large breed dogs like Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Siberian Huskies, and Saint Bernards. As the dog grows older, the nerves and muscles that control the laryngeal cartilages lose their ability to open and close properly. They function like old rusty hinges on a door. In most cases the cause for laryngeal paralysis is unknown.

Laryngeal paralysis can also be hereditary, and in these cases signs of breathing difficulty will usually be seen in puppies around two to six months of age. The puppies will have difficulty swallowing and breathing and may frequently gag. The breeds often affected by a hereditary form of laryngeal paralysis include Dalmatians, Bouvier des Flandres, Siberian Huskies and English Bulldogs.

The first indication of laryngeal paralysis in a dog is often a voice change where the dog’s bark sounds ‘hoarse’. The dog will make a lot of noise when breathing in, and may gag or choke when eating. The symptoms become worse in hot and humid weather and when exercising. If the condition becomes too severe the dog is unable to take in enough air and it can become a life-threatening situation.

Laryngeal tie-back surgery is the only currently known treatment for laryngeal paralysis and involves putting one or more permanent sutures in place to hold the laryngeal cartilage open so sufficient air can pass through the opening. The surgery is usually done only on one side, which provides increased airflow with less risk of inhaling food and water after the surgery.

The larynx of a dog after surgery will look like this:

Most dogs are able to resume normal breathing after the surgery, although there are risks such as bleeding during surgery or inhalation of stomach contents during surgery.

However, before proceeding with laryngeal tie-back surgery, there are some statistics you should be aware of for dogs who have undergone this procedure.

The April 15, 2006 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association published a review of 39 dogs who underwent laryngeal tieback surgery:

* Seven dogs developed pneumonia just after surgery. One of the seven dogs was euthanized, the other six recovered with treatment;

* Only 2 dogs were confirmed to have developed pneumonia more than 6 months after undergoing the surgery, one of which had multiple episodes of recurring pneumonia;

* 28% had persistent coughing after the surgery;

* 90% of owners felt their dog’s quality of life had improved after surgery.

Laryngeal paralysis in dogs is a very serious problem and needs to be dealt with as quickly as possible once a dog is diagnosed with the condition.

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World’s Tallest Dog – Meet The Record Breakers – Guinness World Records

SUBSCRIBE for more amazing videos: bit.ly SHARE on Facebook: on.fb.me Click below for more information about the record! The tallest dog living is ‘Zeus’ (USA) a Great Dane, who measured 1.118 m (44 in) tall on 4 October 2011 and is owned by Denise Doorlag and her family, of Otsego, Michigan, USA. Zeus also takes over the ‘Tallest dog ever’ title from previous holder ‘Giant George’. Welcome to the official Guinness World Records YouTube channel! If you’re looking for videos featuring the world’s tallest, shortest, fastest, longest, oldest and most incredible things on the planet, you’re in the right place. Willkommen im offiziellen Guinness World Records Kanal! Wenn du auf der Suche nach den größten, kleinsten, schnellsten, längsten, ältesten und unglaublichsten Dingen der Welt bist, dann bist du hier genau richtig. LIKE us on Facebook: www.facebook.com FOLLOW us on Twitter: twitter.com Find out more: www.guinnessworldrecords.com Add us to your G+ circles: bit.ly
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Four Steps to Younger Looking Skin

Skin. It has been with you since before you were born. The largest organ of your body, your skin stretches as you grow and shrinks when you diet. But, most importantly – ages while you age! Here are four simple steps that you can take to keep your skin looking younger and feeling healthier:

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Swaddled Baby Sloth Naps With Teddy Bears [VIDEO]

Baby Sloth Naps With Teddy Bear

Just when you thought your day couldn't get any better, comes this incoming bomb of cuteness that is sure to change the trajectory of your day entirely. You're welcome!




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A Tick in the hand

Check out these Tick images:

A Tick in the hand

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Tick, a species of Ixodidae. Jarrahdale State Forest, Western Australia, November 2011.

Tick Tunnel

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Yes, I had to pull a tick out of my leg after this hike.

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Bucket Drop On Condon Mtn Fire

A few nice aggressive dog behavior images I found: Bucket Drop On Condon Mtn Fire Image by Forest Service – Northern Region Fire crews have completed indirect fire line construction in the Dog…

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Question: My doxie has some fur tufts that are very smooth, and nothing on his skin underneath. But he’s got these weird fur tufts along his body. What could be causing this? Thanks.

Answer: Thanks for writing in. Without seeing the actual abnormality it is difficult to say what might be happening here. Dachshund’s are a breed that we see many haircoat abnormalities in.

They are prone to pattern baldness which will often start with the appearance of smooth hair tufts and then progress to hair loss. With haircoat changes, it is always important to rule out hormonal conditions such as hypothyroidism and Cushing’s disease, as well as medical issues such as mange. If you are concerned, ask your veterinarian to take a look.

Good luck.
Dr. Donna Spector

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