Friday Funny: Bed Pugs

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New study highlights that physicians prefer topical therapies for actinic

New study highlights that physicians prefer topical therapies for actinic
Over 70 per cent of physicians have concerns about adherence and persistence of topical therapies being negatively influenced by long treatment durations, with local skin responses that may be severe and long lasting. Professor Eggert Stockfleth from
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Debates put topical issues under the microscope
Experienced economists, academics and policy advisors from a range of organisations will discuss three propositions, to highlight the strengths and weaknesses of opposing perspectives on topical issues. The debates are being organised by Victoria 
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October Golden Poodle awards

The Golden Poodle award goes to Houdini, the Australian Shepherd dog who not only was able to open two doors to escape from the humane society, but while he was free, he also demonstrated his marketing skills by charming a human into adopting him. Well played, Houdini, well played. The Lizard Brain award goes to…
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How many kitties does Teresa really have?

I’ve spent a lot of time this week at parties and music gatherings with my friends and the No. 1 question people always ask is, How many cats do you have?

Well, I never tell the number any more because people who don’t have pets or who only have one or two freak out to hear of any more than three, and I DO have more than three! I do rescue work with the help of a friend who owns a cat clinic and I have a $ 600 per month holistic pet food and litter bill, need I say more? There are CATS in my house … along with electric catboxes. It’s tidy and clean and most people come in and say, Gee, you can’t really tell you have cats here. So there!

The take-home message that surfaced was really that I need to help people understand rescue, so I steer the conversation to what kind of rescue work I do. One friend (who has gossiped about my kitties) said she didn’t even know that I did rescue! The nature of rescue is that you take in special needs kitties, get them better or socialized or whatever, and adopt them out.

So I talk not about the “numbers” but about the “work” and the “quality”, you know, like, two months ago someone brought me a little kitten that someone had locked in a carrier and thrown away in a dumpster, and I’m helping that kitten to calm down and be ready for adoption… and right before Thanksgiving, a sick cat went up a very tall tree and was stuck there for a week before the fire department came and shot it out of the tree with a high-powered firehose. (Don’t worry, they caught him in a net!). THAT kitty is doing much better and will be adopted out probably after the first of the year.

It makes for a much healthier, less gossipy kind of conversation.
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Pet of the Week: Simba's 'mane' returning after flea treatment

Pet of the Week: Simba's 'mane' returning after flea treatment
Pet of the Week: Simba's 'mane' returning after flea treatment. Sunday News. Updated Oct 21, 2013 08:51. Lancaster. Simba, 2, is a handsome little lion waiting adoption. Related Topics. Pet of the week (350) · potw (34). Originally Published Oct 20
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Minneapolis ban lifted, but few flea markets hop to it
Flamingos and the Cabooze Music Club were the only two businesses in Minneapolis to apply for and be granted flea market licenses this summer despite the recent legalization, said Patrick Hilden, a city district supervisor for business licensing. “It
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What Constitutes Too Many Dog Accessories?

Today we have a special guest post brought to you by Collars and Tags. At a time when many of us are dressing our dogs for Halloween, this is a great topic to consider: what constitutes too many dog…



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Fan or Follower of Christ By Michaelle Bragassa-Holman {Guest Article}

Fan or Follower of Christ By Michaelle Bragassa-Holman What is a Christian? Does it simply mean that you believe in God? Do you make it a point to go to church on a Sunday morning? Do you take the time to pray at some point during the day? The word Christian in our modern society…



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Female Pacific Coast Tick

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Female Pacific Coast Tick
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The Pacific Coast Tick is a three host tick which commonly feeds on rodents, especially squirrels, as subadults, and on cattle, horses, deer, and humans as adults. This is one of the most widely distributed ticks in California. It is found throughout the state except for the very dry regions of the central valley and the southeastern desert region.The only other areas it has been collected in are Oregon and Baja, Mexico (Furman and Loomis 1984).

Deer Tick at Newport Blues Cafe 7-28-2013
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Deer Tick after party (night 3 of 3) at the Newport Blues Cafe, following the 2013 Newport Folk Festival

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I had a moment

I had a moment. I admit it. A moment of just sheer utter sad, thinking on the amount of death and loss and unpleasantness that’s been floating about lately.

I thought of my daughter’s poetry book, which she started after Kekoa died to work through her grief. Just as she was finishing up with it, now she writes about Apollo.

I thought about the little shadow in the background that used to flit about.

I thought about the happiness certain things bring me and the kids.

I thought about the things that my life center around, my life’s work, and before you knew it I had driven somewhere I wasn’t planning on going, and walked somewhere I wasn’t planning on walking, and signed something I wasn’t planning on signing.

I thought I wouldn’t do this, but I did.

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This is Penelope. She is outgoing and awesome and I love her very much already.

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 I thought that might happen.

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

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Book Review ~ For Every Season: Book Three in the Amish Vines and Orchards Series by Cindy Woodsmall

Title: For Every Season: Book Three in the Amish Vines and Orchards Series
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Publish Date: August 20, 2013

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