Escalation: Putin reportedly set to use Russian ground troops to back up Assad

Escalation: Putin reportedly set to use Russian ground troops to back up Assad
You tell me, military experts. Is this deployment happening out of necessity, because what's left of Assad's military is too weak to put a hurt on the rebels without help from his friends in Russia and Iran? Or is it happening for propaganda reasons
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99 Great Ways to Save
1. Free money! An individual development account, or IDA, allows low- to moderate-income earners to save money for a specific goal — such as a down payment on a house or starting a business — and get matching funds from nonprofit groups, corporations …
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'Mycroft Holmes' Has His Own Mystery to Solve
I read a lot of Sherlock Holmes fiction that is NOT written by Arthur Conan Doyle. I love canon, but I also enjoy reading contemporary writers who toss The World's Most Famous Detective into all sorts of new mysteries. I've even read stories that pit
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Hémy and Rosie

This is a photo I took about three years ago.   Hémy, a Havanese is on the left and Rosie, a Llasa Apso, is on the right.They live in Monaco. At the time I was looking after them for their owners and they had the best time playing with each other.
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Former Best in Show escorted from Madison Square Garden by security

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Bad News for Malthusian Alarmists: Global Food Prices Down by 19 Per Cent

Bad News for Malthusian Alarmists: Global Food Prices Down by 19 Per Cent
Abundant food supplies are, of course, good news for the world in general (less starvation, more disposable income to spend on other things) but absolutely terrible news for greenies. One of their religion's main articles of faith is that “scarce
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2015 IN REVIEW: A look back at Winona veterans' stories
To kick off our year-end coverage, here's a look at some of the many stories we wrote in 2015 about veterans and those who support them, including Korean War soldiers' reflections, the work of the Legion Auxiliary and Riders, Winona's dedication of a
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Cancer Is Fun

That’s sarcasm, by the way. Cancer sucks, I hate cancer, cancer can go suck it.

Anyway.

When you have a dog, but especially when you have a dog who is a breed with a 50% occurrence of cancer in their lifetime, you learn to be vigilant. And by vigilant I mean you pick over your dog like a chimpanzee searching out ticks, and with good reason. So far, as you know, I’ve lost one dog to lymphoma, one to probable melanoma, and Brody’s had the following removed:

  • low grade melanoma on his lip (so far, so good)
  • medium grade mast cell tumor resulting in loss of ear

I’m a big fan of Sue Ettinger’s See Something Do Something initiative, and with good reason. Small masses are exponentially easier to deal with than large ones, for many reasons. It’s a gift to be able to catch things early.

So it was with a resigned trepidation that I noticed, buried in the vast recesses of Brody’s voluminous tail, yet another weird looking mass:

brody tail2

I don’t like masses. They make me scream like I’ve seen a spider over the bed.

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We went and visited Highlands Ranch Animal Hospital to get it checked out yesterday, where Brody was his usual charming self. By the time we left he had the entire waiting area sitting on the floor petting him. Such a ham.

love is go

The great thing about aspirating little masses is that, while not totally diagnostic, can often give you a good feel for what you’re dealing with. In this case, no mast cells were noted. Why does this make me happy? Because he would probably have had to lose his tail and that would really really stink. The dog’s got to keep some of his parts, right?

The mass is coming off while it’s small enough to fully remove and still be able to close the skin over his tail. We are also going to send it in for pathology, which is essential for determining whether it’s something you need to follow up on. I’ll keep you posted.

I share all this in the hopes you too take a moment to go over your pet and check out the lumps and bumps while they’re teeny. It’s worth it! This is how we keep our pets around till they’re old and grey.

 

Pawcurious: With Veterinarian and Author Dr. V

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Free Bracelet with Purchase!

We want to extend the Valentine’s Day fun this week…so we’re tucking in a free vegan leather bracelet with a heart-shaped paw charm in each PawZaar order! Besides Valentine’s…



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Blue Plastic

Don’t you just love the home-made dog walker?
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Meet the real Polo Ralph Lauren fashion star

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Mystery ghost fleet washes up in Japan as 11 ships containing 20 dead sailors
A fleet of 11 ghost ships containing the rotting remains of sailors has washed up on the Japanese coastline, sparking an investigation in the country. The mysterious ships have given rise to numerous conspiracy theories in the country, as authorities
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Could a Wind Turbine Be Coming to a Bridge Near You?
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This is so important! Just because an apartment co…

This is so important! Just because an apartment complex is dog-friendly does not mean the aforementioned dogs are dog-friendly. And it doesn't mean YOUR dog will be dog-friendly. If you have a dog that doesn't get along well with other dogs, it's probably a bad idea to put them in a complex full of dogs. http://www.libertyapthomes.com/pet-friendly-apartment
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