Pet Home Dental Care with Dr. Sara Liddell at River City Veterinary Hospital in Meridian, Idaho

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When Sandy takes a wiz on stage during a performance of Annie

Annie is one of the most loved musicals of all time. It opened on Broadway in 1977 and ran for nearly six years. There was a 20 year revival in 1997 and a 35 year revival in 2012. Thousands of road shows, regional and community theatres have mounted productions through the years. It has been said that on any day a production of Annie is being performed somewhere. And one of the major performers is…
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Life Lately (In Snapshots)

1. backporch, summer nights.  //  2. essley and isis, BFFs. //  3. road trips to indianapolis have been happening frequently.  //  4. i’ve developed a nursery/greenhouse addiction.  every saturday, without fail.  //  5. i made a fritatta.  i don’t cook.  it was a big deal.  //  6. morgan and i have been working a big fall diy project.  in june.  coming to the blog in september.  //  7. my sissy dyed her hair all firey and fierce.  //  8. my first giant margarita since before i got pregnant.  every sip was heaven.  //  9. succulents.  they’re a thing around here.  //  10. baby bunnies.  enough said. //  11. so proud of my husband and his coworkers for rocking this massive crowd at bonnaroo.  //  12. hanging new art.  //  13. visiting endangered farm animals and learning how we can help.  //  14.  chive plants make pretty bouquets.  //  15. packing lots of wholesale greeting card orders.  //  16. somebody went to work with her dad. twice. she’s an officially an expert guitar tech.  

Although these ‘life lately’ posts have become few and far between over the past year, every now and then I feel the urge to do one.  It’s summertime, and despite the fact that my usual season of consistent travel has been replaced with less exciting adventures like running to the store with baby in tow to grab a last minute frozen pizza for dinner, I’ve been snapping lots of pictures of the day-to-day.  (For new readers, these posts document some bits and pieces of recent daily life via good ol’ non-fancy cell phone pictures.)  Like I always seem to say in these posts, I tend to utilize Instagram much more often than the blog these days when sharing quick personal moments like these.  (If you’re on IG, you can find me here, or under user name bubbyandbean.) But an occasional iPhone photo dump on the blog from time to time can be fun too. 

What’s been up in your life lately?  Do you have any fun plans over the next couple of weeks?

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Dallas? Park Cities Pet Sitter Warns Pet Owners About the Effect of Summer Heat on Their Pets


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 30, 2014

After being in business more than 20 years, Park Cities Pet Sitter President, Joette White, is well aware that her staff needs to be especially watchful of the pets under their care during the hot summer months in Texas. With average high temperatures in Dallas in the high 90s and low 100s every summer, there are potential health dangers to the pets they care for from the excessive heat and humidity.

Many pet owners are simply unaware of the impact heat has on their animals. While humans cool down by sweating from numerous areas on their body, dogs and cats have very few sweat glands. Their primary ways to sweat are from their paw pads and nose. When a dog is getting hot, you will often see it open its mouth and begin to pant, because they are trying to breathe more quickly to help cool their body down. Breathing more quickly forces a dog?s heart and lungs to work more strenuously. This extra pressure on the heart and lungs can be especially impactful to elderly pets. Similarly, brachycephalic dogs?those with short or ?pushed in? snouts, like boxers, pugs, and bulldogs?are especially susceptible to breathing issues in hot temperatures because their shorter nasal passages don?t allow them to breathe more quickly very easily, so it?s harder for them to cool themselves down.

Park Cities Pet Sitter has many midday dog walk clients who pay for their dog to receive a midday walk and a bit of exercise, so Ms. White cautions all of her sitters to watch for these signs and to take these precautions during the summer months to ensure the safety of the animals in their care:

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死亡事故への疑問

最近、美容外科での死亡事故のニュースを目にすることが多くなったように感じます。
病院の医療ミスで患者が死亡というニュースは一時期良く耳にしたものですし、心臓や脳などの大切な臓器に直接手術をするのですから、小さなミスが死亡につながるということは納得でき、同時にどこか仕方がないもののように感じていました。
ですが、美容外科では体の奥深くにまでメスを入れるわけでもなし、死亡事故なんて起こるものなのかしら?と不思議だったのです。

私自身、そろそろ顔のたるみやしわが気になってくる年頃です。
具体的な年齢は伏せさせていただきますが、いわゆるアラサーを通り越してアラフォーに至ろうとしている頃とだけ言わせていただきます。
世間的にはまだ若い方とはいえ、それでも年々衰えていくことに変わりはなく、このたびついにプチ整形を決意した次第です。
そこで色々なことを調べていたのですが、こういった悪いうわさが出てくるということはそれだけ美容整形を受けた人が多いということに他なりません。
死亡というあまりいいイメージのない言葉と、「美容整形 よかった」といういい言葉で調べてみたところ、後者の方が検索結果がはるかに多いということもわかりました。
分母が大きければ問題もそれだけ大きくなる、ということのようです。
ならば特に気にすることもないものと判断し、美容整形に踏み切ることにしました。

数ある美容整形外科の中でもどこがいいのか、まったくの初体験である私にはわかりません。
じっくりと検討した結果、術前の説明が丁寧でアフターケアがあり、さらに手術ごとに保証期間のある品川美容外科を選びカウンセリングを予約しました。
私は石橋を叩いて渡る主義ですので、これから受けようとしている美容整形手術について今後も調べられるだけ調べようと思っています。
そして、その結果を私のように美容整形について悩んでいる人と共有することができればと思いこのブログを立ち上げました。
整形のことで悩んでいる人の手助けができれば幸いです。

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Our Favorite Outdoor Pillows

By Home Contributor Paige Ronchetti

Our Favorite Outdoor Pillows // Bubby and Bean
one  //  two  //  three  //  four  //  five  //  six  //  seven

My name is Paige and I’m addicted to pillows. Pillows on the bed, pillows on the couch, pillows on my work chair–and now that we’re spending more time on the deck, pillows in the yard! What’s funny is that although it’s only June, I’ve seen some these marked down already. Seems a little premature, but I’m certainly not going to complain because if each pillow is less money, that means I can just buy more of them. (I am a hoarder.)

I do have to admit that our outdoor space is the area of the house that gets the least attention from me. It’s not intentional, I just get distracted by everything else that’s going on and the poor yard gets neglected. But! Since we’re extra happy to be out there now that the polar vortex is done bringing misery to everyone, I’ve been eyeballing some pillows to make the space a little more inviting. I found some bright colors and patterns to share with you, because I think the yard is the perfect place to get a little wild with your decor. You’re surrounded by plants and flowers when you’re outside, which are all pretty and blooming this time of year, so you might as well bring some of that pizzaz into your seating area.

I haven’t pulled the trigger on any of these yet, but I’m leaning hard toward numbers 2 and 5. What are your favorites? Do you already have some cute pillows outside? How do you like to jazz up your yard after a long, hellish winter? – Paige

Thank you Paige for sharing this gorgeous outdoor pillow round-up with us!  Paige is an Interior Designer (check out her biz, The Room Kit) and also blogs over at Little Nostalgia.  I’m thrilled to welcome her as our new Home Contributor!  You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram

There are some exciting things happening here at Bubby and Bean.  We’re expanding and have lots of fun plans in the works.  Stay tuned for a post welcoming our new contributors and revealing more details in the coming weeks!

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Caring For a Pregnant Dog

Caring for a pregnant dog means you’ll need to start paying very close attention to her diet and activities and you’ll have only about two months to get her in the best condition possible in order to support a litter of puppies.

You won’t need to increase the quantity of food you feed her until the last few weeks before she gives birth. A lot of vets recommend that you switch a pregnant dog’s food to a puppy formula to help boost the nutrients she will need to provide for her growing puppies. You can also feed her a quality dog food that is high in protein and low in carbohydrates and grains. This will provide her needs as well as a puppy formula can.

It’s important that you don’t give her a calcium supplement for dogs. Humans are different, and pregnant women need to add folic acid and calcium to their vitamin supplements, but calcium supplements have a detrimental effect on dogs. A pregnant dog releases calcium naturally, so if you give her a calcium supplement you will affect the hormone that naturally releases calcium. This can cause a dangerous imbalance in her system after the puppies are born and begin nursing.

Around the third week of pregnancy she will begin to experience morning sickness and may not eat as much food during the week. Her appetite will usually return about a week later but if it lasts more than a couple weeks, contact your veterinarian.

You can take your dog for daily walks but be sure you don’t tire her out. When she’s about three weeks from delivering her puppies you should stop all exercise. Isolate her from other dogs at this time, including any other dogs in your home, and keep her isolated until the puppies are at least 3 weeks old.

Early in her pregnancy, and throughout it, you will need to check to be sure she does not contract parasites. Parasites can easily be passed from the mother to her puppies, and puppies are unable to handle the loss of blood caused by parasites. Anemia becomes a real danger for the puppies if they become infected with parasites.

Caring for a pregnant dog doesn’t require a great effort on your part. When she’s ready to deliver her puppies she usually can do it without your help. When her temperature drops below 101 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit you’ll know it’s close to delivery time. When she begins to have contractions she may seem restless and pace around the area you’ve set up for her to deliver. Even though a female dog is fully capable of delivering the pups on her own, you should monitor her throughout her delivery.

Once the puppies are born be sure to keep her whelping area clean at all times and free of puppy poop. She may not be very hungry for a few days and this is normal. Just be sure she has clean water at all times and some food if she gets hungry.

In a few weeks it’s time to enjoy those beautiful little creatures she’s given you!

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PetSafe Healthy Pet Food and Water Station Overview – www.petsafe.net

From http://www.petsafe.net A brief overview of the PetSafe Healthy Pet Station gravity automatic feeder and waterer. Healthy Pet Food and Water Stations are…

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Jul 24, healthy dog treats for Akita’s

Can you recommend some healthy dog treats for Akita’s? Answered by Barbara Hi Wanda, My Akita doesn’t care for the typical commercial dog treats. He
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Vintage Me #Giveaway (ARV $225) ~ Ends 11/4

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Do you love vintage jewelry? There is a lot of it out there that I love and would love to have. What is your favorite type of vintage jewelry. I would have to say that mine is necklaces.

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