Playful expression of Miruku

A few nice dog smile images I found:

Playful expression of Miruku
dog smile

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Miruku really loves to play with a person. So playing with her always makes her smile like this :D

みるくちゃんは遊ぶのがとても大好き!遊んであげるといつもこんな笑顔になります。

Canon EOS 7D + Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM

Wanna Be Friends?
dog smile

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"Do ya wanna?? huh?? huh?? I give smiles and kisses for free!!!!"

Met this cutie in Madison, Indiana the other day. Such a sweetie!

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Keeping Soft By Dionna Sanchez

We live in a cold, cold world. By that I mean that people seem to have developed a tough exterior to things that would normally trigger compassion, kindness, gentleness, and empathy. I’m not sure if it’s because we’ve been hurt so much or if it’s because we feel that’s the only way we will survive…



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AHL Star David Leggio Helps Pit Bull Who Needs a Home

The goalie for the Hershey Bears recently stepped off the ice rink and in front of a camera to help a Pit Bull who his hoping to obtain his goal of finding a forever home. Teaming up with team mate…



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Treat – Scratch and Bite (Full Album) 1985 HQ

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Senior Dogs for Senior Citizens

The best place to find senior dogs for senior citizens is at an animal shelter.

There are many non-profit organizations and animal shelters located throughout the U.S. that have programs specially designed to aid senior citizens in adopting senior dogs as pets. Some also sponsor adoption programs for dogs who can no longer be cared for by their owners who may have become too ill to care for their pet or are forced to give up their loving companion for other reasons.

Whether you are a senior looking for a pet dog to be a loving companion for life, or you need to find a good home for a pet you can no longer care for, listed below are some sources to contact for assistance.

The Berkeley East Bay Humane Society is a private non-profit located in Berkeley, California devoted to finding homes for dogs of all ages. A ‘Golden Paws Program’ promotes awareness and adoption of senior animals. Through the Golden Paws Program, senior people can adopt senior pets for half-price. All senior pets receive 20% off vaccines at the Society’s hospital for life, among other perks and freebies. You can reach them by telephone at (510) 845-7735 or write them at 2700 – 9th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710.

H.A.R.T. (Humane Animal Rescue Team) is a non-profit organization devoted to rescuing senior dogs from senior individuals who have become too ill to take care of their dog, have to go into a retirement home, or have passed away. The H.A.R.T. sanctuary can take in 50 dogs at a time, and has an 80% success rate in adopting out dogs to loving families. Their adoption policy is strict, screening prospective adopters very carefully, performing a house check, and carefully matching the right dog to the right family. H.A.R.T. takes on the very tough cases, and depends on donations as well as people to adopt and foster their seniors and special needs dogs. If you are interested in adoption of a senior dog or a long-term foster arrangement, H.A.R.T. may be able to absorb all associated veterinarian costs during the dog’s lifetime. You can reach them by telephone at (310) 204-4350 or write them at P.O. Box 5465, Chatsworth, CA 91313.

Muttville, in San Francisco, CA, is dedicated to improving the lives of senior dogs. On a local level, Muttville rescues senior dogs and finds them foster homes or gives them hospice. On a global level, Muttville provides information about caring for older dogs and support for people who do. Through associations with shelters and other animal organizations, Muttville finds senior dogs that have been given up and are not likely to find adopted homes. Through outreach and networking, Muttville finds suitable foster homes for these dogs. You can reach them by telephone at (415) 272-4172 or write them at Muttville, P.O. Box 410207, San Francisco, CA 94141

Nike Animal Rescue Foundation is a northern California-based program that matches seniors (over 62 years of age) with senior dogs (over 6 years). You can reach them by telephone at (408) 224-6273 or write them at P.O. Box 26587, San Jose, CA 95159.

Senior Mutt Match, San Diego, CA. The mission of Senior Mutt Match is to help promote the adoption of senior dogs (ages five and older) from shelters and rescue groups in the San Diego community. Their focus is to educate the San Diego community in general, and senior citizens specifically, about the wonderful benefits of adopting a senior mutt. Their objective is a life-time match between a senior dog and his or her new forever family. This is a win-win situation since many senior dogs will have their lives spared and just as many citizens, young and old, will have their lives enhanced by animal companionship. All dogs in shelters are lovingly referred to as “mutts” whether they are a purebred or a mix of breeds. You can reach them by telephone at (847) 529-2025.

Peace of Mind Dog Rescue in Pacific Grove, CA is a nonprofit organization founded in October 2009. Peace of Mind is dedicated to finding new loving homes for dogs whose guardians can no longer care for them due to illness, death, or other challenging circumstances, and to finding homes for senior dogs in animal shelters. Peace of Mind has a lifetime commitment to all the dogs that come into their care. They will either live out their lives in one of their foster homes or will be adopted into a wonderful, permanent home. You can reach them by telephone at (831) 718-9122 or write them at P.O. Box 51554, Pacific Grove, CA 93950. Their email address is info@peaceofminddogrescue.org .

Atlanta Animal Rescue Friends (AARF) is located in Atlanta, GA. Their “Silver Paws” program matches older dogs with senior citizens. They pay for all medical care and offer to board the dogs when needed. You can reach them by telephone at (678) 318-1886.

Young At Heart Pet Rescue, Palatine, Illinois, aids in rescue and finding new homes for older dogs in the Chicago area. 100% of the animals rescued come from municipal pounds with high euthanasia rates for older animals. Young at Heart’s goal is to find a new home for every adoptable older animal that comes through their door, to educate the public on the benefits of adopting older pets, and to decrease the euthanasia rate for older, adoptable dogs (and cats) in Illinois. Each dog or cat rescued receives the best veterinary care; animals are not turned away if they need a little extra medical attention. All are vaccinated, tested for infectious diseases, are micro chipped, spayed or neutered, and the majority receive a geriatric screening and a dental. Young At Heart Pet Rescue is a non-profit organization with an all-volunteer staff, so all donations go directly to the care of the animals. The generosity of pet-lovers supports the mission of this organization and the rescued animals. You can reach them by telephone at (847) 529-2025 or write them at PO Box 1293, Palatine, IL 60078. Their email address is info@yahpetrescue.com

Pets for Seniors, Peoria, IL was organized in late 1999, and their group of volunteers specializes in matching senior humans (age 62 and older) with senior pets. You can reach them by telephone at (309) 446-9721 or email them at pfs@ocslink.com.

The Hinsdale Humane Society, Hinsdale, IL, is a 53-year-old non-profit agency dedicated to the care and adoption of unwanted and abandoned animals and the offering of humane education programs to prevent suffering and neglect. A “Friends for Life” Program places animals six years of age or older with seniors 65 years of age or older at no charge. Hinsdale Humane Society, Hinsdale, IL. You can reach them by telephone (630) 323-5630 or write them at 22 N. Elm, Hinsdale, IL 60521. Their email address is info@hinsdalehumanesociety.org.

Ohio Petite Paws Rescue Angels, Inc., rescues toy dogs from Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. They focus on the rescue of the Yorkshire Terrier, but no paw is too small. Offering a “seniors for seniors” program. Volunteers and members are available statewide. Petite Paws is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization. You can reach them by telephone at (800) 325-7297 or write them at P.O. Box 3025, Elide, Ohio 45807.

House with a Heart – Pet Sanctuary in Laytonsville, MD has as their mission the care of senior dogs that have been turned over to shelters, either by owners or as strays, and to give them a loving and safe place to live out the rest of their lives. Additionally, House with a Heart provides care for dogs whose owners are unable to give their pets the time and attention they may need at the end of their life. You can reach them by telephone at (240) 631-1743.

The St. Louis Senior Dogs Project, in St. Louis, Missouri, rescues and places more than 500 dogs a year, most of them over the age of 5. The St. Louis Senior Dog Project is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that rescues dogs of all ages, but especially dogs five years of age and older, actively promoting their adoption. They spay or neuter all dogs, bring them up to date with shots, microchip them and test for heartworms. They provide all necessary veterinary care, including treatment for heartworm disease, kennel cough, pneumonia, intestinal parasites, urinary tract infections, fleas and ticks. You can write them at 7488 Rivermont Trail, House Springs, MO 63051.

7 Bells Sanctuary, Cole Camp, MO is a senior dog rescue that operates a program called “Senior Pets for Senior Homes.” The program sends senior dogs out into the field to visit senior care centers. The senior adults in the care centers become acquainted with the dogs, and the dogs become familiar with medical equipment and not fearful of it. The group’s goal is to encourage permanent adoption of the pets into senior homes or homes with a low-energy lifestyle. You can reach them by telephone at (660) 668-3567 or write them at 26152 Donkey Lane, Cole Camp, Missouri 65325. Their email address is jrh7bellssanctuary@yahoo.com.

Senior Dog House & Rescue, Bigfork, Montana is a non-profit, private organization dedicated to rescuing, living with and adopting senior dogs. Though the focus is on older dogs, they also care for special needs, abused and neglected animals of all ages. The ages may vary but the need is the same; they all need great, loving homes of their own. Volunteers house, love and provide medical attention in a safe, healthy home environment to as many seniors as resources allow. All animals taken in will remain there for the rest of their lives if the right home for each animal does not appear. Animals come from statewide shelters and occasionally from shelters in other states. Also accepted are strays from the local area; every attempt is made to return lost animals to their guardians. You can write them at P.O. Box 2216. Bigfork, Montana 59911 or email dallen@arescuemom.org.

Posh Pets Rescue, New York City, NY, is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of homeless animals, many of whom are rescued at the very last moment from euthanasia at the city shelters. Safe haven is provided to all those who find their way to Posh Pets through whatever circumstance; whether abandoned, injured or neglected. No matter the breed, health or age, Posh Pets believes that all should live secure, healthy lives and the group works tirelessly to find the right homes with people who will love their pets for a lifetime. You can reach them by telephone at (917) 319-4304.

North Shore Animal League, Port Washington, NY is a special services and fee-free adoption agency run by the North Shore Animal League via their “Seniors for Seniors” program. You can reach them by telephone at (516) 883-7900.

S.A.I.N.T. Program of the Goshen, NY, Humane Society offers a “Senior Animals In Need of Thee” which matches senior citizens with senior companion animals carefully and with concern for the well-being of all. They can be reached via e-mail at grantman@frontiernet.net.

Warwick Valley Humane Society, Warwick, NY helps senior citizens over the age of 60 adopt a designated senior dog. All adoption fees including spay and neuter costs are waived with the exception of the dog license fee, which is required by New York State Law. You can reach them by telephone at (845) 986-2473 or write them at P.O. Box 61, Warwick, NY 10990.

Senior Dog Rescue of Oregon rescues, rehabilitates, and finds new homes for senior dogs. Each day animal shelters take in unwanted and homeless older companion pets, most of whom face certain death. Senior Dog Rescue of Oregon takes in these unfortunate dogs and places them into new, loving homes. You can reach them by telephone at (541) 929-4100 or write them at PO Box 1051, Philomath, OR 97370.

South East Dallas Humane Society, Dallas, TX runs a “seniors for seniors” program that waives their customary adoption fee and all veterinary fees. Once an approved application is accepted and there is an appropriate dog available, the adoption can be completed. Spaying and neutering, heartworm testing, de-worming, vaccinations, and any necessary veterinary medical attention are all included for free. You can reach them by telephone at (469) 831-7833.

Old Dog Haven, Arlington, WA, is a non-profit, no-kill rescue organization dedicated to placing senior dogs in foster or adoptive homes. The goal of Old Dog Haven is to ensure that the last years of unwanted senior dogs are happy and that they live their last days in safety and at peace, knowing they are loved. You can reach them by telephone at (360) 653-0311 or write them at PMB A4, 621 SR9 NE, Lake Stevens WA 98258-8525. Their email address is office @ olddoghaven.org.

The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County is the largest shelter in the state of Washington. Their mission is to protect and promote the well-being of animals and to nurture the relationship between people and animals. You can reach them by telephone at (253) 383-2733 or write them at 2608 Center Street, Tacoma, WA 98409.

If you live in an area not listed above and are a senior who would be interested in adopting a senior dog, or you have a senior dog you can no longer care for, call your local animal shelter and explain what you are searching for. They should be able to help you and there will be no cost to you either to adopt a senior dog or to find a new, loving home for one.

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Bad Foods For Dogs

There are certain foods that are bad for dogs and foods that are deadly to dogs. It’s vitally important you know what these foods are if you have a pet.

Grapes and Raisins
• Grapes and raisins can cause irreversible damage to the kidneys, possibly resulting in death.
• Eating as few as 4-5 grapes or raisins can be poisonous to a 20 pound dog.
• Signs of toxicity include vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and decreased urine flow.
• Toxicity signs usually begin within 24 hours but can start just a few hours after consuming these foods.

Onions
• Onions can cause a form of hemolytic anemia called Heinz Body Anemia, a condition that destroys red blood cells. Kidney damage may follow.
• Similar foods such as garlic and chives are also toxic to your dog’s system.
• The quantity of onions considered to be poisonous to a dog is not clear cut, but the effects can be cumulative. Avoid feeding your pet table scraps or any foods cooked with onions.
• Signs of toxicity include pale gums, rapid heart rate, weakness and lethargy, and may be accompanied by vomiting, diarrhea, and bloody urine.
• Treatment requires blood transfusions and/or oxygen administration, followed by fluid therapy.

Chocolate
• Chocolate and cocoa are definitely bad foods for dogs as they contain a chemical called theobromide that can adversely affect the heart, lungs, kidneys and central nervous system of a dog.
• Pure baking chocolate is the most toxic form of chocolate, whereas milk chocolate requires a higher quantity to cause harm. A 20 pound dog can be poisoned after consuming only 2 ounces of baking chocolate, but it would take nearly 20 ounces of milk chocolate to cause the same effects.
• Chocolate poisoning signs include over-excitement, tremors, seizures, vomiting, diarrhea, abnormal heart rate/rhythm, hyperthermia and coma.
• Treatment by your vet may include vomiting or administration of activated charcoal with fluid therapy and medications.

Caffeinated Items
• Caffeine is similar to the toxic chemical found in chocolate. It can damage the heart, lungs, kidney and central nervous system.
• Caffeine is found in coffee beans and coffee, large amounts of tea, some energy drinks, and chocolate.
• Signs typically begin with restlessness, hyperactivity and vomiting, followed by panting, weakness, increased heart rate, muscle tremors and convulsions.
• Treatment by your vet may include vomiting or gastric lavage and administration of activated charcoal with fluid therapy and medications.

Macadamia Nuts
• Macadamia nuts, while generally not considered fatal, can cause your dog to become severely ill.
• The actually toxin in the nuts is not known, nor is the mechanism of toxicity.
• Ingestion of just a handful of Macadamia nuts can cause adverse effects in any dog.
• Signs include vomiting, weakness, depression, joint and muscle pain, and swelling of joints.
• Onset of these signs typically occurs within 6-24 hours after consuming the nuts.
• Dogs usually recover within 24-48 hours after treatment but may need to be hospitalized if they become very sick.

Xylitol
• Xylitol is a sugar-free sweetener often found in chewing gum and candy. In dogs, it stimulates the pancreas to secrete insulin, resulting in hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Xylitol ingestion can also cause severe liver damage.
• As few as two pieces of gum can be hypoglycemic to a 20 pound dog. An entire pack of gum can cause permanent liver damage.
• Signs of toxicity can occur within 30-60 minutes after ingestion and include weakness, sudden collapse, and seizures.
• Your vet may induce vomiting or perform gastric lavage. An affected dog usually needs to be treated intravenously with dextrose (sugar) and monitored closely for 1-2 days. Many dogs improve with supportive care if treated early enough, though liver damage can be permanent.

Alcohol and Yeast Dough
• Alcoholic beverages contain ethanol – a seriously toxic chemical compound that causes central nervous system and respiratory depression in dogs.
• Uncooked yeast dough also produces ethanol.
• Even small amounts of ethanol can cause toxic effects in dogs.
• Signs include sedation, depression, lethargy, weakness, and hypothermia (low body temperature).
• Ethanol is rapidly absorbed into the system, so it is critical that you seek medical attention quickly. It is usually not helpful to induce vomiting in the dog. Proper treatment requires aggressive care with fluid therapy and medications.
• Under controlled circumstances, alcohol is used by veterinarians as an antidote for antifreeze (ethylene glycol) poisoning.

Fruit Pits and Seeds
• Apple seeds, cherry pits, peach pits, and plum pits contain the toxin cyanide.
• Signs of cyanide poisoning include vomiting, heavy breathing, apnea tachycardia, cardiac arrhythmias, coma, and skin irritation.

Food items we take for granted as humans can be bad for dogs, and may seriously injure or even kill your pet. Be a wise owner and be vigilant that your pet never consumes even small amounts of any of the above toxic foods.

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Nice Dog Smile photos

Check out these dog smile images:

Smiling Zeus
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My grandfather’s great pyrenees/part Anatolian flashes a panting smile

Smiling Doggie
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Laughing Dog
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This dog was getting a lot of attention from children at the farmer’s market.

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GIVEAWAY // Win a $300 Gift Card to UGallery

Designing and creating Essley’s nursery from scratch in what used to be our guest room (pictures coming soon) ignited a serious home redecorating bug in me.  First up was giving our outdoor deck a mini makeover, and now I’m hoping to do something with our bedroom (by far the most neglected room in our house).  Mainly I’d like to paint/rework some of the furniture in there, and I’d also really like to add some nice artwork to the walls.  Lucky for me, I was recently introduced to the coolest curated online art gallery called UGallery.  They sell one-of-a-kind artworks (over 6,000 of them!) by hundreds of different artists, and each one is hand-picked.  I’ve discovered so many pieces that would look beautiful in our bedroom, and I really love the fact that most are originals. 

The idea behind UGallery is pretty great too.  Founders Stephen Tanenbaum, Alex Farkas, and Greg Rosborough came together in 2006 to create a revolutionary approach to online art sales that democratizes the entire art buying process. Clients can browse the collection by price, medium, style, size, color, or artist.  They can also give any piece a weeklong test run in their home risk-free.  How cool is that?

And now for the best part!  Today I’m thrilled to be partnering up with UGallery to offer Bubby and Bean readers the chance to win a $ 300 gift card to go shopping on their website. Whether you’re redecorating like I am, just in the market for some new art, or looking for some really amazing gifts for friends or family, you’ll be able to pick out whatever you want!

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House Breaking Your Golden Retriever


To properly train house break your Golden Retriever, you must stick to a routine regarding your crate, and ensure that he doesn’t spend additional time outside of his crate. When he is outside of his crate, you should watch him at all times. If you don’t keep an eye on him when he is outside of the crate and he has an accident inside the house, you can’t blame no one but yourself as you didn’t correct him the second it happened.

To help your dog learn the right way to relieve himself, you should always praise him when he goes to the right location. You can crate him at night, then take him out when he wakes up in the morning and show him the correct spot. Give him some time, then praise himself once he starts to go. If you avoid accidents, you should be able to train your Golden without any problems. Once accidents begin to happen though, it can be extremely hard to break the pattern.

When you house break your dog, you should never give him any freedom. Getting it right is a lot of work for him, and chances are he’d rather be doing something else. If you are tolerant with him and allow him to make mistakes, you’ll find yourself needing to be a lot more stern to break him of the bad habits that you have tolerated and allowed. If you start when your Golden is young and enforce the rules, he’ll be a happy member of your family in no time at all.

When you house break, you should use confinement as much as possible. Confinement basically means that until you have housebroken your Golden Retriever, he isn’t allowed to freely move around the house. You should always keep a watchful eye on him and make sure that if he’s outside the crate – you know where he is at all times and what he is doing.

If you happen to take your eyes off of him even for a second, he could easily relieve himself on the floor. Once he starts to go on the floor, it can be really hard to break him of this habit. The smell will be there, and he will smell it the next time he is in that area. Each time he smells it, he will instantly go to the bathroom in that same area. The best way to prevent this from happening is to watch him at all times and ensure that he only goes in the area you have for him.

To housebreak your Golden Retriever, you should also allow him a way outside. Normally, a doggy door is the best way to do this, as your puppy can go outside and relieve himself when the time comes, without disturbing you. You should also use puppy pads or a litter box inside as well, so that he always has somewhere to relive himself. During times when he can’t make it outside, he needs somewhere else that he can go.

Housebreaking your Golden Retriever can take you some time, although it will be well worth it once your Golden is properly trained. He’ll be an essential member of your family, and not use the bathroom anywhere he takes a notion. He will only relieve himself outside or in an area that you have trained him. Golden Retriever’s need interaction with people, and if you are going to keep them inside – you’ll need to ensure that they have been properly house broken.
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The Wrong Way to Treat Child Geniuses

The Wrong Way to Treat Child Geniuses
When I was a child, I was a "genius"—the kind you sometimes see profiled on the local news. I started reading at 2. I could multiply two-digit numbers in my head when I was 5. One of my earliest memories is working out a way to generate Pythagorean
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New machine designed to treat some skin cancers
That's when they decided to try a new treatment called SRT100. The machine uses small doses of targeted radiation. Over a period of treatments, cancer cells are destroyed without hurting the healthy tissue around it. That cuts out surgery and cuts down
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