Iris

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 http://mightymason.wordpress.com/

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 http://SheCanRun.wordpress.com
A day in the life of a HealthyPetNet Rep

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Spanish flea ukulele solo

(suggest headphones) This is the old Tijuana Brass instrumental from the 60′s, with a backing track taken straight off the iPad/iPod app “iReal b”. For a bri…

Herb along with Jerry Moss founded A&M Records and set the Carpenters on the road to success amongst many others.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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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.

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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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