Half-time

Just like the Super Bowl half time is all about the sponsors so I wanted to take a few to thank all of ours who have help make this journey possible.

TAGG the GPS Pet Tracker

TAGG has saved our fuzzybutts on more than one occasion.  The best example of this was when I walked highway 20 from Corvallis to Newport OR solo.  I took one of the trackers in case of an emergency and on the very first day I ran into a bit of a crisis. We had made water drops along the 50 mile stretch and my supply was down to less than half a liter.  As I neared the first drop I saw a man in a John Deere mower cutting the grass on the highway shoulder.

I sprinted up to him and asked if he found 2 jugs of water in the area he recently cut and he said he had and that one of them may have escaped the blade of the mower.  It didn’t.  The temp in wilamette valley was already soaring up to the 90s and the next drop was down the road another 10 miles so i was in a bit of a pickle.

Ginger was able to tag me and then find a nearby store using Yelp.  TAGG – not only great for your dog but Yer Big Dog too!  I’ve gotten to know the trackers intimately and the folks behind them and I can’t say enough about them. The fuzzybutts will be wearing them even after this walk.  

 When you purchase the trackers at their website and sign up for the service, enter the promo code 2Dogs they’re generously offering a 10% discount and donate $ 25 to the Puppy Up Foundation. Also you can track Indy and me as we walk the west coast at www.2dogsagainstcancer.com It’s been a little confusing because we’re staying with more host families and sometimes we’re tagged after we’ve been picked up and off the road.

We’d also like to thank our other walk sponsors: Hollywood Feed for providing the dog food for the walk.   P2 Collars and Toki Poki for the awesome corded collars and leashes.  Everlasting Memories for the beautiful infinity ring that holds Murphy’s ashes. Orijen for providing the 6 Fish food for Hudson.

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

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The Puppy Store Helps Pet Owners Care for Aging Dogs

Merrick, NY (PRWEB) August 19, 2014

In honor of National Dog Day on Aug. 26, The Puppy Store is helping you care for your old furry friend by offering tips on caring for aging dogs. When dogs grow older, they tend to rely on their owners more. Because of this, dog owners need to realize the dog?s needs and know how to care for them.

As dogs age, their needs change. They will not want to spend as much time playing fetch or walking outside as much as they used to. Because of this, pet owners should consider altering the dog?s diet. Because they are not exercising as much, the dog does not need as many calories as they used to. Veterinarians can recommend a geriatric diet to ensure that the dog receives all the necessary vitamins and nutrients it needs.

Dog owners should always make sure water is readily accessible for their aging dog. This is because older dogs are at a greater risk of dehydration. Older dogs are not able to move around the house as much or as quickly as they used to, so it?s important to make sure water is place in a convenient spot for them. Owners may even consider placing several water bowls throughout the house.

Owners should be aware and check their dogs regularly for any abnormalities, such as lumps or tumors. One way to do this is through regular grooming. Any abnormalities that are found should be brought to the attention of the veterinarian immediately.

Dental care should also be made a priority for aging dogs. Keeping dogs? teeth clean and tartar-free will help prevent the development of medical problems like heart disease, which can sometimes be a byproduct of tooth decay.

As dogs age, they may develop arthritis which can make it difficult for them to move around. Dog owners should be prepared to help their dogs by picking them up and carrying them around the house, up the stairs or out of bed.

It can be difficult for owners to accept the aging process of their dogs, but it is important for them to take the steps to make sure their dog is comfortable throughout his golden years. To learn more, contact The Puppy Store by calling 516-415-2909 or visiting their website at http://www.thepuppystoresale.com/.

About the store:

The Puppy Store has been committed to providing healthy, adorable and happy puppies for families for more than 20 years. The Puppy Store offers the most diverse and extensive selection of puppies on Long Island, along with everything families will need to welcome the little joy home. With a friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable staff and puppies galore; The Puppy Store will meet all of a dog lover?s needs. For those looking to buy puppies in Long Island, their store offers a variety of puppies for sale. They have both small and large pure breeds and designer puppies to choose from. From puppies for sale to dog grooming and doggie daycare, The Puppy Store does it all.







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Who do you remember?

I remember this about September 11, 2001: I felt very lonely.

It was my senior year of veterinary school. My husband, who had only been my husband for about 2 months, was far away in San Diego. My mother was the one who called me, waking me up to tell me to turn on the news. She was alone too, as my father was on a rare business trip in Texas, one he ended up having to drive home from. We held the phones to our ears together until there was nothing more to do, so I said, well, I guess I ought to go to school.

I was doing a rotation in a lab that week, spending my day alone in a dark basement underneath the medical school looking at slides. Every few minutes I’d wander upstairs where I could get radio reception, and the other lab denizens would join me for a few minutes before we retreated back down to our holes.

Later that afternoon, after I returned home, there was a knock on the door. It was two nicely dressed missionaries. “How are you?” they asked.

“Not so great,” I said.

“Why?” they asked, genuinely concerned. “Do you want to talk about it?”

“Do you have any idea what’s going on?” I asked. They shook their heads in confusion. I shut the door.

Behind me, Nuke gently pressed his head into my hip. I had adopted him the year before, thanks to my friend Dan. “I want a dog,” I had said. “A Golden, maybe, or a pug.”

“I have just the dog!” he said, before referring me to the radiology department and the 10 year old coonhound who had been getting irradiated on a weekly basis as the vet students learned how to take films.

“He’s not housebroken and doesn’t know what outside is, so he’s a little addled. If it doesn’t work out, it’s ok,” said the tech. “They were going to euthanize him so I figured, I’d give it a shot.” No pressure.

He was a little addled. He was the dumbest dog I’ve ever had. He was neurotic and howled if he was outside for more than 2 minutes because he was scared of open spaces. He refused to learn ‘sit’. I loved him.

nuke

In those long and sad days after September 11, he was my greatest comfort. He died of cancer shortly after I graduated the following year. I miss him.

This Sunday marks National Pet Memorial Day. I hope you’ll join me in thinking of those we lost, or sharing a memory below. They leave this earth but they never leave our hearts.

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

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Color Love // Cypress

Pantone Cypress // Bubby and Bean
1. Los Feliz Pant, Aritzia  //  2. Large A Satchel, Saturday  //  3. Caden Bootie, Alice + Olive  //  4. Outbound Jacket, Madewell  //  5. SLN512 Sunnies, Lavin  //  6. Set of 4 Leather Bracelets, Justlena  //  7. Slingsafe Backpack, Zappos  //  8. Fall in Line Nail Polish, Essie  //  9. Vierzon Boot, La Chameau

It’s no secret that I cling on to summer’s end with my finger tips. You won’t hear talk of wooly sweaters or ‘crisp leaves’ or pumpkin anything (don’t even get me started on pumpkin flavored coffee drinks) from me until September 23rd. Period. My deep rooted love for the sunshine season, however, doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate fall colors – even before fall officially begins. As much as I adore summertime’s cheery shades (I’ll love you forever, yellow), I do have a fondness for autumn’s more muted tones as well. And this year, I’ve especially got my eye on earthy greens like Pantone’s Cypress (one of their official colors for this season). This gorgeous shade of dusty green is simultaneously rich and subtle, and looks great on so many different skin tones. So for this edition of Color Love, I’m sharing some of my favorite Cypress-shaded items that I’ve come across lately.

What are your thoughts on Cypress for fall?  What is your favorite autumn color?

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Working through E100

What have I been up to lately? Well….besides being busy with daily life, one of the things I have been busy with, has been working through a bible reading plan that I picked this year, called the “E100 Bible Challenge”, that is basically, 100 days of reading from the Old Testament and the New Testament,…



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“Wasted Prayer” by Greg Darley book review

I finally was able to finish “Wasted Prayer” by Greg Darley and upon completion, had mixed feelings about the book. When I had begun reading it, honestly the title had thrown me off, but then again, a book that is designed to provoke discussion and encourage thinking, usually would do that, wouldn’t it? The trouble…



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Jugging Greenies

Dangler is on location at Roberts Bay for the Fish report & Redfish Rich is holding up to his nickname.

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Puppy Sitting Pretty

Awwwwww this sweet puppy doesn’t know any other way to sit yet….

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Scenes from the roadside 3 or 4?

Monterey Cypress grove. Westport CA. 

The 3rd and last time we cross the coastal mountain range

Pitching a tent on a promontory.  Westport CA

One of the great mysteries of this walk. Why poop on the white stripe?  Kid you not – all of the scat on hwy 1 is on or near it

Chipalope… Unsurprisingly Found only in the pot country of Humbolt

On the road there is no clean. Only degrees of dirty. Washing my shirt in a hotel sink

Meet Dave. He lost his Indy to cancer & every year takes Indy’s favorite toy – a gorilla – on hikes in the redwood forest. Meeting ppl like him makes it all worthwhile

Josie’s a beautie. She has cushings from a tumor on her pituitary gland

Autumn in August?  Never seen the leaves change so early in all our travels. Ferndale CA

Indy getting a little ass in Fortuna CA

Now that’s irony

Etched in the sands of time
That’s right Ella – you tell em

The glorious Trinidad beach… Breathtaking

Miss my Hudson but we must walk on!

Scenic route. Trinidad CA
Hey it gets lonely on the road… Indy’s all about the girls from Cali 
An elk bull.  I was just 20 feet away when I took this pic. Powerful 

The south slope of the 101 mountain from crescent city was so dangerous that we walked on this narrow retaining wall. Frikkin crazy

Curious sea creatures that wash ashore on the west coast.  Like a mini Portuguese man o war found on the Gulf of Mexico 
Hudson’s last days with us on the west coast

Chef big dog, tho otherwise occupied, is still in the house! Tex mex cuban sammich w chorizo spicy pickle roasted peppers bacon marinated pork chops and a chipotle mustard sauce

We enjoys having our friend and nutmegger Valerie join us on the road for a few days.  

The drive… Err… walk thru tree

Klamath river

Jimmy at the log house.  He walked from garberville to fort Bragg with me

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

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