GIVEAWAY // Win A $100 Gift Card to Gaia Conceptions!

GIVEAWAY // Win A $  100 Gift Card to Gaia Conceptions from Bubby and Bean!

Early in the summer, we partnered with long time Bubby and Bean sponsor Gaia Conceptions for a giveaway to win $ 100 to spend in their gorgeous online shop, which features some of the most beautiful eco-friendly clothing around. Our regular readers know that we’ve teamed up several times over the years for giveaways for specific pieces of their clothing, but because these gift card giveaways are the most popular, we decided to do one again to celebrate fall and the soon-to-be start of the holiday season! One lucky Bubby and Bean reader is going to get a $ 100 gift card to spend at Gaia Conceptions, where you can choose from hundreds of styles of beautifully handmade, sustainable clothing custom created to your size, color choice, and fabric selection. Woohoo!

Win a $  100 Gift Card to Gaia Conceptions from Bubby and Bean


Use the form below, and/or, because the main methods of entering this giveaway (worth the most points) involve Instagram, you can also enter directly on IG, right here. There are several options for extra entries as well.

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This giveaway will run through November 4, 2015 and is open to Bubby and Bean readers worldwide. All entries from the Rafflecopter form above and Instagram will be combined. A winner will be randomly chosen via Random.org and announced here shortly after the end of the giveaway.

Thanks again to Andrea and friends over at Gaia Conceptions for giving our readers the chance to win another gift card to their shop!  Good luck!

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I have 2 3yr old maltipoo and just got a 2mo old l…

I have 2 3yr old maltipoo and just got a 2mo old labradoodle whos really full of energy. My male is ok with her playing with him but its been 2 days and he keeps trying to hump her not letting her out of his sight. My other one is scared of her own shadow so shes very slowly coming around but growl and snarls at the lil one but wags tail as doing it… so not sure if thats a good thing. Id like to know best way to go about this. The puppy is bigger than my older dogs.
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Dog Nutrition Quiz

Dog Nutrition Quiz
Dry pet food is often promoted as helping to keep teeth clean, but it's a myth. Kibble is no better for your dog's teeth than a crunchy biscuit is for your teeth. Daily tooth brushing is the best way to keep your dog's teeth and gums healthy. 3. How
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Naturally, people want to ensure their dog is well cared for, clean and healthy. Grooming is an important part of the mix. More than just helping a pet look good, grooming also contributes to a dog's health by keeping their teeth clean, their nails
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NJ Vet, Dr. Lisa Aumiller, is 1 of 20 nominees for America’s Favorite Vet through the American Veterinary Medical Association, AVMA…

Dr. Lisa Aumiller of HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service 

in Mt.  afv blogLaurel, NJ, has been nominated for America’s Favorite Vet.  She’s the only vet from New Jersey, and I’m hoping to help her bring the title home!

The winner becomes the spokesperson on behalf of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, AVMF, which is the charitable arm of the American Veterinary Medical Association, AVMA. This is not a paid position!  And there is not a vet I know more qualified and dedicated, and would wholeheartedly represent the betterment of care for animals, promote advocacy, and inspire fundraising more than Dr. Lisa Aumiller!

She is a mobile vet and is known for visiting sick pets past 11 pm, starting her schedule earlier than planned, and arriving in the worst snowstorms to make sure her patients are seen. Additionally, Dr. Lisa has two hospital facilities if parents prefer to bring their pets for traditional vet visits.

Her practice focuses on integrative care and wellness, and with the latest technology, she is able to perform cold laser therapy, acupuncture, x-rays, ultrasound, and the like, for pets in the comfort of their own homes!

Dr. Lisa personally speaks to parents, texts and emails them, yes, personally, from her cell phone if need be!  Do your pet parents have their vet’s cell phone number?  Do you?  I do… that’s right!  When she is the veterinarian of a furry baby in my care, I can reach out to her anytime.  What vet does this??? Dr. Lisa Aumiller of HousePaws Mobile Vet does  : ) 

She is also most charitable and benevolent with providing medical care to animals, working with over 40 rescues, and is so extremely giving of her time with outreach, raising awareness about wellness and nutrition, holding complimentary educational seminars for pet parents, pet sitters and professionals, free dental screenings and wellness events for pets in the community, and workshops for children.  She held a Martin Luther King, Jr. community service project bringing everyone together to bake healthy treats for homeless animals and a workshop making environmentally-friendly toys to donate to animals in shelters, and continuously sponsors similar events.  She brings live animals and education to children at schools, teaching respect and proper care of animals, provides extensive, complimentary medical care for animals in a makeover project for homeless dogs in a collaborative effort with groomers to facilitate adoptions, and does microchipping for donations, while the community chooses a different nonprofit charity to receive the donations each month.  And for years, Dr. Lisa has been writing an informative column for the county newspaper and answering parents’ questions.

Dr. Lisa’s positive and upbeat personality inspires the community to volunteer; families come together for fun days, pets are welcome and spend quality time with their parents, and everyone enjoys fundraising endeavors!  She’s currently sponsoring events to bring the first local dog park to Riverton, NJ, and strongly encourages pet-friendly social activities by hosting doggie dips for furry babies to enjoy a swim, Yappy Hours sipping Puptinis, and Pup and Me Yoga!

With her down-to-earth personality and philosophy of teamwork, you get to engage with Dr. Lisa and the incredibly friendly staff at HousePaws at the various events, not only when your pet is ill, so you connect on a personal level, feel much more comfortable and truly cared about in time of need!

Year round Dr. Lisa and HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service raise a tremendous amount of money for The Boo Tiki Fund, a non-profit charity where parents may apply for a grant for veterinary care to avoid having to put their beloved pet to sleep, to end suffering by improving their quality of life, even preventing a pet being relinquished to a shelter because a family cannot afford medical care.  And that’s even just a portion of what I’m aware!

My personal experience with Dr. Lisa Aumiller is that she never says no!!!  Her practice has been the main sponsor for South Jersey’s Annual Pet Wellness Symposium I organize and host, and she immediately said yes when asked if she was interested in becoming the certified vet for trainings when a Fido Bag is donated, another voluntary position!  For the past few years, Dr. Lisa has been providing first responders the necessary training to utilize pet-specific oxygen masks and Animal CPR / first aid so animals now have a chance to survive a fire or disaster.  I’ve also brought her animals from the street when other vets recommended euthanasia and she provided life-saving surgery, knowing I hadn’t even begun to raise donations yet.  Another animal I literally took from a cage at another vet’s office who they scheduled to be euthanized!  Dr. Lisa allowed him to live at her hospital until I found a home.  And who do you think took care of him on the weekends and evenings when the staff were off?  That’s right, Dr. Lisa Aumiller herself!  I’ve emailed, texted, called Dr. Lisa countless occasions regarding my personal pet as well as pets in my care in the evening, weekends, holidays, and she always took the time to answer my questions and ensure the pets received appropriate care.

I thank her every opportunity I get for always taking the time to help because not only did it benefit the animals in my care, but Dr. Lisa helped me to become a more educated and skilled pet sitter!

Too good to be true, right?  That’s what I thought when I first met her… But it continued and just gets better and better; hence, her earning the title of a “Veterinary Angel” with me as well as so many others!

Although you may not live in New Jersey, I highly recommend you vote for Dr. Lisa as there is no doubt she will inspire other  vets and set a precedence that being a veterinarian doesn’t stop at treating animals… it’s just the beginning!  Animals desperately need Dr. Lisa Aumiller’s voice as the AVMF’s spokesperson; she needs your vote to make it happen.  Again this is not a paid position, rather, an extension of a vet’s dedication to outreach and education!
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      Click here for the ballot to vote…  vote for Dr. Lisa Aumiller.   You may vote daily until Tuesday, Sept. 1st.  Animals need Dr. Lisa and HousePaws Mobile Vet… and she needs your votes to win!!!
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#PawPromise Adoptable Dog of the Week: Tango

A four-legged Fred Astaire whose paws dance over the grass whenever he romps in the park, Tango is dreaming of the day when he will waltz around with a forever pet parent to call his own. A 5-pound…



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Serbian man devotes his life to homeless dogs

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Latest Dog Breath News

Family: Bambi the dog races back into burning home for man, 69
Andrade told him to get down and talk to the dog. He pattted her side and rubbed her head. Two of his friends joined in. Every movement was met with approving observation: "She's smiling." "She's breathing." "Her tail wagged." Bambi's tail tapped the
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Volkswagen Faces the Most Onerous Rebranding Challenge In History, Again
The artful wording of the letter proves that whatever other governance problems dog VW, they have removed the silos separating the legal department from corporate communications. You need that level of teamwork to apologize in writing without admitting
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5 surprising signs your dog might need to see the vet
Nope, “doggie breath” isn't normal. When dogs have bad breath, it's because they have bacteria in their mouths. This bacteria results in the build-up of plaque, which can travel to the arteries, affecting the heart. Regular tooth-brushing and cleanings
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An Alice In Wonderland Themed Photo Shoot

We actually featured an Alice in Wonderland themed shoot once before, but when photographer Jen Montgomery submitted this one, I couldn’t refuse. I absolutely love the vibrant colors and lighting contrasts of the images, and the details are really quite incredible. I mean seriously, look at the clothing and the models’ hair and makeup. Killer.

I was captivated by the story behind the shoot too, and asked Jen to tell me a little more about what inspired and motivated her. “Ever since childhood, Alice In Wonderland remains one of my favorite fantasy stories,” Jen said. “When Kaitlyn McClain of KMK Designs approached me about photographing her lovely Alice In Wonderland themed clothing line, I was thrilled. We both agreed to put in the extra time and effort to make this conceptual series live up to the time-honored tale. Having worked together in the past, I knew I could count on her gorgeous vintage classic designs to blend with my whimsical style.”

Jen went on to explain how demanding – and rewarding – the shoot was. “This indeed turned into one of my most intensive and creative editorial shoots to date; between the number of models, outfits and concepts to make the series flow. We knew we needed a large location to allow space for different scenes, so we chose a national park south of St. Paul, Minnesota. The models, designer and I hauled the tea party table, chairs and all of its decorations to a remote location and set up the scenes from there. A huge thanks goes out to everyone involved in this photo shoot, it was truly a team effort!”

I’m so impressed with the immaculate attention to detail, the whimsical staging, and Jen’s stellar photography and editing skills. I looked at theses images over and over for a good hour when I first received them. I hope you guys enjoy them as much as I have!

CREDITS: Photography by Jen Montgomery  //  Clothing by KMK Designs  //  Hats by The Blonde Swan  // Makeup and Hair by Holly Robin Spilker  //  Mushroom Design by JesFink Designs  //  Models: Kayley Johnson, Amanda Hecksel-Read, Crystal Welle, and Lilly Smith

You can find more of Jen’s gorgeous work via her website, Facebook, and Instagram.

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Rosh Hashanah (Happy New Year) Wishes from a Furry Friend of Mine… Frankie!

Frankie Wishes all L’shanah tovah

FRANKIE HAPPY NEW YEAR

Wondering what your Jewish Pet Parents are celebrating? Here is a Rosh Hashanah “cheat sheet” written by Wendy Thomas Russell on PBS Newshour.

Holiday: Rosh Hashanah

Pronounced: ROE-sha-SHA-na

Religion represented: Judaism

Date: The 1st and 2nd of the month of Tishrei in the Hebrew calendar. In 2015, the holiday starts at sunset Sept. 13 and ends at nightfall Sept. 15.

What it is: The Jewish New Year

Not to be confused with: Yom Kippur, which occurs 10 days later.

How important is it?: I asked my friend and former editor Jason Gewirtz. Here’s what he said: “Rosh Hashanah is a big, big deal. It’s the start of the Jewish new year. Yom Kippur the next week is only slightly bigger. [On a scale of 1 to 10], I’d say Rosh Hashanah is a 9.5 and Yom Kippur a 10. There’s nothing bigger than the two of them. They’re tied to each other. The period in between is supposed to be a time of mending any fences, if you will, and reflecting on things that can be improved from the previous year… It’s said that on Rosh Hashanah, you’ll either be written in or out of the Book of Life for the coming year. But on Yom Kippur, the book is sealed, meaning you’ve got that time in between to screw up or make your righteousness known.”

The good stuff: Foodwise, this holiday is associated with apples and honey (symbolizing a sweet new year), as well as pomegranates and challah (braided bread). Also, in lieu of stupid hats and tasseled squawkers, celebrants sport the traditional yarmulke and blow a cool-looking horn called a shofar.

Conveying meaning to kids: At dinner [a few years ago], I explained to my daughter that Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time for reflecting on your life and challenging yourself to become a better human being. I served apples and pomegranates and asked Maxine to come up with one way that she might improve. Coincidentally, she had been reprimanded for “being silly” in her kindergarten class that morning, so her idea of self-improvement was to better follow her teacher’s instructions. I said my own resolution would be to spend less time looking at my phone. (Then on Yom Kippur, we checked in with each other about how well we did. The results? Well, a bit meh on both accounts. Luckily, we’re not religious…) As for children’s books, I recommend “Celebrate: A Book of Jewish Holidays” by Judi Gross and Bari Weissman.”    Read full story

May you be Inscribed in the Book of Life!

Helping to keep beloved furry babies healthy and safe… and pet parents informed!

Lori

I’ve Got the ‘Scoop’!, LLC

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#NotMyPresidentDay

It’s president’s day but I’m in no mood for celebration.  
Oh it’s not because I’m not a patriot as I believe in values like freedom and equality – all of the things that we’ve fought for as a country. That I’ve walked for.
But we have a fight of a different kind now and we’ve been abandoned by our leaders.     
This blog is about the funding for the National Cancer Institute (NCI), this government’s, our government’s, decade long disregardment of, what the World Health Organization called the deadliest disease in 2010 and nothing else.   
Let’s take a look at the numbers.  They represent the total budget of NCI in billions of dollars.
2000 $ 3.3
2001 $ 3.8
2002 $ 4.2
2003 $ 4.6
2004 $ 4.7
2005 $ 4.8
2006 $ 4.8
2007 $ 4.8
2008 $ 4.8
2009 $ 5.0
2010 $ 5.1
2011 $ 5.1
2012 $ 5.1
2013 $ 4.8  
Let me give you some context.  This past fiscal year, the current administration earmarked $ 6.3 billion for Ebola virus research, a disease that affected, what, 1 or 2 people in the US and yet 1/2 of all men and 1/3 of women will be diagnosed with cancer. Nevermind the 2-4 million dogs that develop the same types of cancer every year. Why?
But I get it – it’s politically expedient. Ebola grabs headlines.  
On my first walk, I met with a few legislators and lobbyists and what they said was, ‘Great cause, just get a spokesperson and a celebrity around it and then we’ll listen.’ And so I walked the entire expanse of the West Coast in search of someone who would stand up. No one did.  
Even though celebrities talk about how devoted they are to animal causes.  
In my little world of walking 4k miles for this cause, you get tired of those that just talk and talk
which is why I’ve walked the walk. No one has the right to present themselves as a dog lover unless they stand up to the number one killer of dogs. Cancer.  
I return to DC in June without a celebrity or a spokesperson.   I am no longer a naif.  Having witnessed all of the death I have from cancer I will stand up and be heard.

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

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