Jessie Season 2 Episode 9 Teacher’s Pest Part 008

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Remembering The Recall: A Reading List

As this unpleasant anniversary approaches, a friend suggested I focus on the season as a new beginning – appropriate advice for spring. Kisses will always have a special place in our hearts, and the two cats who joined our family after her death are unique, irreplaceable gifts. Her legacy includes the information I gathered while working with our wonderful vet to prolong her life.
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So Serious

Getting the toy (in Coulee’s case) and the treat (in Lacey’s case) is very serious business.

Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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Jessie Season 2 Episode 9 Teacher’s Pest Part 005

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Beth Stern Visits Best Friends Animal Society

As the author of Oh My Dog and the host of the Nat Geo Wild series Spoiled Rotten Pets, multi-pet parent Beth Stern is a pal to all with paws, and the animal advocate recently made some new…



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Cool Tick images

A few nice Tick images I found:

Buck-Tick karaoke song list
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Deer Tick Live Concert @ Botanique Bruxelles-6086
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You can have a look at our friend "le-hibOO" to see 35mn of showcase shot in Paris 2 days earlier, totally worth spending this time in here trust me :)

See also the 1st time i saw and discovered them a year ago in the exact same venue :)

To see all the updates, have a look on FB

And all my Concert Pictures can be seen on : musicfromthepit

Sail cloth tick trap
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Sail cloth tick traps are a one meter square piece of sailcloth with a cooler in the middle containing dry ice. The ticks are attracted to the CO2 emitted from the cooler and stay on the sailcloth long enough to be collected.

If you find one in the field, PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB IT.

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This Dog Deserves a Medal: He Saved a Newborn Abandoned in a Thailand Garbage Dump

On Monday, a little Thai Bangkaew dog named Pui found a newborn baby in a plastic bag at the roadside garbage dump in Ayutthaya, Thailand.  

The dog did not ignore the baby and continue his foraging — or whatever he was doing at the local dump. Pui is known around town for his wanderings. Instead, Pui took the baby home, carrying the plastic bag in his teeth, according to the Bangkok Post.

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Once home, Pui began barking. Everybody ignored him, as often happens when dogs bark. So Pui continued his barking. Finally, Sudarat Thongmak, age 12, came out to the patio to see what all the fuss was about. 

All the fuss was a newborn in a plastic bag. A baby girl, still alive, with her umbilical cord still attached. 

And then, as you can imagine: pandemonium at the Thongmak household.

The girl rushed to get her parents, who rushed the baby to the hospital, where she was given oxygen and treated. Doctors determined she was born prematurely, at seven months; she weighed just 4 pounds, 8 ounces. She is reported to have been stabilized and is recovering after being transferred to a larger hospital. 

Poomrat Thongmak, Sudarat's mother, is stunned by her dog's act. 

"It′s lucky that Little Pui found the baby. It was a surprise to us, since little Pui never brought anything home, only barking at strangers when he’s out and about," she told Thailand's Khaosod newspaper. "Must be destiny that brought us together."

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She said she wants to adopt the baby, because the child was literally delivered to her doorstep. As yet, the police have been unable to locate the baby's mother. 

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As for Pui, he's been duly feted. The district's Red Cross chapter issued Pui a medal and a new leather collar. It also presented him with a certificate praising Pui's "well-raised" and "courageous" manner. And the Miracle of Life Foundation in the district gave the family money to help feed their three dogs. 

Good job, Pui. 

Via the Bangkok Post


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In the Game of Boys, you win or you die

Every once in a while I find myself remembering just how similar we are to our primate relatives; how, when the trappings of modernity are removed from our dextrous fingers we regress to our most primal of behaviors with nary a glance backwards. You don’t even need to travel to a different continent to explore indigenous tribes or venture out with an anthropology researcher intent on dissecting human behavior. You just need to go camping.

Preferably with a large group of young boys.

When my husband decided to join Adventure Guides with our seven year old, I said, great. Once a month camping adventures with just dads and sons, how sweet. He came back from the first trip, an oceanfront camping adventure with 1000 of their closest friends, the closest to shell shocked I have ever seen him, and this includes the first time he met my extended family.

We had timed our joining just so, as the very next trip was the annual wrap up at which mothers and sisters were also invited. “Hooray!” said my husband, son, and daughter. “We can all sleep in a tent in one big puppy pile!” I tried my best to smile encouragingly, but inside I knew this was one of those take one for the team moments.

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Kinda like that.

My first hint that this was not going to go according to plan was the fact that despite the fact that mothers were invited, the vast majority of them demurred.  Of the 10 or so families from our tribe, the only women were me, the leader’s wife, and one other woman who pulled up in an RV with a full kitchen and the only fruit to make it onto the campsite.

Eight Million Boys With Guns

The way Adventure Guides works is, you have your little ‘tribe’ that sticks together, but on trips the 10+ tribes in your nation all show up to camp at the same time and enjoy camaraderie get their first lesson in saber rattling. In short, there were roughly eight million (gauging this solely on sound pollution) little boys thrown together in this remote wilderness location. You touch down, and while you are setting up your tent your child begins their slow re-enactment of Lord of the Flies by disappearing into a throng of squirt gun wielding savages for the next three hours. By the end of the first day, at least ten percent are naked except for mud. My daughter hides in the car.

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In the wilds of Tanzania, chimpanzee alpha males are known to herd juveniles into a circle, surround them, and pelt them with figs. OK they don’t. I don’t know why these men are throwing balance balls at little children but they seemed to like it.

The newer fathers worry at first. “Where’s Tyler?” they ask. Everyone else shrugs. “He’ll turn up,” the fathers say, then go back to cooking meat (which is, along with chips, the sole foods brought to this weekend event.) Tyler does turn up eventually, three hours later with a skinned shin, one shoe, and some green gooey substance on his face. This is how it goes all weekend.

The Red Tenting

Like other chimpanzee communities, while venturing out from your tribe is tolerated to a certain extent where resources are not at risk, there is a certain level of tribal warfare bound to happen when boundaries are at stake. In this case, this was played out over a game of Laser Tag.

“It’s all in good fun,” says the crew-cut leader of our competing manpanzee tribe , comprised of 50 beefy 10 year olds wearing warpaint. Our tribe, consisting of 15 six year olds, bravely gets into position. The referee blows his whistle. I start humming “The Rains of Castamere.”

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It was looking grim from the get-go.

“KILL THEM!” yells Crew Cut, who had now revealed himself to be the reincarnation of Walder Frey, and within two minutes our tribe is massacred. No mercy. There are no survivors. They are sprawled across the field in various levels of snot-nosed distress, grass stains spreading like green blood. At Grandma’s house back home, Brody howls.

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Fight bravely, little manpanzee.

I am watching this testosterone laden display of aggression with horror from the safety of a far away picnic table. I now know how Jane Goodall must have felt the first time she saw a chimpanzee eat the young of another tribe. My friend with the RV silently offers me a Bloody Mary (it was a virgin one, I swear), which I down in one gulp.

You can always count on the medicine man

It’s a miracle there are not more severe traumas at events like this, where kids run around in the pitch black fencing with marshmallow forks, a fact I attribute to sheer luck and the number of surgeons who attend this event. I was awoken at 6:30 the next morning by a boy on the far side of camp yelling “DaaAAAAaaaaaD! Some kid’s hurt real bad!” Bummer for that kid.

It wasn’t even 7 am.

About 30 seconds later, my daughter pokes her head in the tent to inform me that it was my son who was hurt real bad, and the adult on scene requested we come over with our car.

I zip over to find my son screaming on the side of the road, attended by one general practitioner and one surgeon who inform me he is not dying but did manage to fall off his bike and tear a decent sized V-shaped flap of skin off his inner thigh in some strange bike accident that to this day no one can accurately reconstruct.

“If you took him to an ER,” the surgeon said, “they would put in a few stitches.” He shrugged. “But if you don’t, it’s not in an area where a kid can’t have a scar.” So in addition to great memories my son is now permanently branded with a “V” on his groin to remind him of this strange and bizarre rite of manhood, the “suck it up you’re on a man-trip” scar. To their credit, these doctors were not of our tribe, reassuring me that even in the vast wilds of tribal warfare, you can always count on the Medicine Man to put politics aside when life is in danger. Or at least when life screams like it is.

To sum up: ‘Character Building’ is a loosely defined excuse to justify death by dodgeball, laser massacres, and benign negligence. Got it.

The reason moms aren’t invited but once a year, I am told, is because of the stress and panic these events bring on in mothers. It’s true. Just ask Catelyn Stark. (sorry, I really am done with Game of Thrones references now.)

Over the course of my career, people have asked me lots of questions I once couldn’t answer.

  • Why didn’t you become a pediatrician?
  • Isn’t being a veterinarian stressful?
  • What drives you to go to remote places like Tanzania and Nicaragua?

I can now answer them all with confidence.

  • This trip
  • Not as much as watching that Laser Tag massacre
  • Peace and quiet

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

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Im Garten – in the garden or backyard

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Im Garten – in the garden or backyard
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Im Garten – in the garden or backyard
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Im Garten – in the garden or backyard
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Jun 4, Bad Breath Issues in Dogs | Best Dog Food Guide

Wat to do about smelly dog breath? Bad breath in dogs is notorious. Give him rawhide or bones as a dessert, brush his teeth or feed him a special dental care diet for dogs.
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