The thigh bone’s connected to the… bone!

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The thigh bone’s connected to the… bone!

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Somehow I managed to break the titanium rod placed in my femur two years ago!
The white bar running vertically down the picture is the rod, while the diagonal lines are the screws going into my ball joint.
It appears that some underlying problem has caused constant stress on the rod which has snapped through metal fatigue – I can walk on the leg since the bone has grown around the pin, but it has been very painful recently and will need to come out!

Bone Chandelabra

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Bone Chandelabra in Kutna Hora Ossuary. Czech republic

A ‘Bone Of Contention’ – Ottawa 03 08

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Skeeter keeps an eye out since panhandling is not welcome on the tourist-friendly streets of Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. Meanwhile the puppy keeps struggling to be released from Skeeter’s jacket. He wants to get closer to that tasty soup bone. Much has been debated around town about Ottawa’s street people. I don’t know Skeeter’s story so who am I to judge? I liked the puppy in Skeeter’s jacket.

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Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day to all of our working dog friends and their people! From all of us at Peter, Frank, Marko, Michael, and Beth Dog Blog

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Back to School Giveaway: Busy Treats Bag

Remember that Staples back to school commercial, the one where the dad was riding a cart around the store to “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?” That was me.

The sad, dejected faces dragging around behind him? Not my kids. They like school.

Brody, on the other hand…Brody is sad. He’s lost his summertime playmates to the double whammy of school, plus homework and extracurricular activities. Having me around is OK, but it’s not the same as the kids. And if your dog is anything like mine, he too may be in the doldrums this autumn.

I’m doing what I can- walks when I’m home, extra attention, but it doesn’t negate the fact that he had lots of people around all summer and now he doesn’t. So I turn to the next best thing: distraction. Putting his breakfast in a busy ball, that sort of thing. We’re watching his calories lately, but being mindful of how to compensate his regular food for the addition of a treat here and there I can also work in the occasional mind occupying treat.

In honor of Back to School time and bored dogs everywhere, I’m doing a giveaway this week from Purina Busy, full of all sorts of treats to get your dog’s mind off his downtime. Extra treats = extra walks, win-win for you both.


The Prize:

An embroidered bag filled with all the goodies you see above: Purina Busy treats for your dog in bunches of flavors, water for you, and poop bags for that walk you just promised you’d do when you get home from school. That should get you through football season, at the least.

To enter:

You can enter by leaving a comment, tweeting, and/or liking the pawcurious page on Facebook. Details are in the widget below. Due to shipping restrictions, this giveaway is US only. Good luck! Giveaway ends on September 11th.

Note: The giveaway prize is provided by Purina.

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

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Dental Infection Control Online CE Presented by Dr. John Molinari on Viva Learning

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) August 31, 2013

Viva Learning LLC, a leader in dental professional online learning, is pleased to announce that Dr. John Molinari, Director of Infection Control for THE DENTAL ADVISOR in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be presenting a one-hour special dental infection control online class on Viva Learning, scheduled for September 9th, 2013. The on-demand version will be available by September 17th, 2013.

The webinar, “What’s Bugging the Dentist?” will address the key points of infection control, specifically, Personal Protective Equipment (choosing the right gloves, masks, and face shields), Surface Disinfection (cleaning versus disinfection and what to look for in a product) and Hand Hygiene (product usage tips as well as ways to treat skin irritation and allergies).

?Proper infection control protocol is an essential part of every dental practice and it’s the responsibility of each dental team member to be knowledgeable and up-to-date on all current infection control guidelines,” says Dr. Philip Klein, CEO and President of Viva Learning LLC. “I thank THE DENTAL ADVISOR for partnering with Viva in this CE activity, giving thousands of Viva Learning users around the globe the opportunity to login and learn from Dr. John Molinari, a world-respected speaker, researcher and publisher in the area of Infection Control,” says Klein.

The live CE webinar (1 Interactive CE credit) will include an interactive question and answer session directly with Dr. Molinari. Eight days following the live event, the webinar will be archived for on-demand viewing for self-instructional CE credit.

Viva Learning? offers all aspects of professional online education including content and website management, live online support, speaker training as well as a comprehensive learning management system. Live webinars allow online attendees to interact with the speaker through polling and Q&A. Presentations are highly interactive and include voice-over, slides and streaming video. Viva Learning? continues to gain popularity among dental professionals worldwide, with over 61,000 Viva Learning? student accounts.

About Viva Learning LLC

Viva Learning? LLC, based in Austin, Texas, offers a complete outsourced solution for the development, management and hosting of enterprise-level e-learning and e-marketing solutions. Corporate clients, many of which are in the Fortune 300, benefit from Viva?s e-learning expertise, state-of-the-art technologies, premium customer support and fast-growing online network of over 61,000 dental professionals and 3,500 dental sales reps.

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How many kitties does Teresa really have?

I’ve spent a lot of time this week at parties and music gatherings with my friends and the No. 1 question people always ask is, How many cats do you have?

Well, I never tell the number any more because people who don’t have pets or who only have one or two freak out to hear of any more than three, and I DO have more than three! I do rescue work with the help of a friend who owns a cat clinic and I have a $ 600 per month holistic pet food and litter bill, need I say more? There are CATS in my house … along with electric catboxes. It’s tidy and clean and most people come in and say, Gee, you can’t really tell you have cats here. So there!

The take-home message that surfaced was really that I need to help people understand rescue, so I steer the conversation to what kind of rescue work I do. One friend (who has gossiped about my kitties) said she didn’t even know that I did rescue! The nature of rescue is that you take in special needs kitties, get them better or socialized or whatever, and adopt them out.

So I talk not about the “numbers” but about the “work” and the “quality”, you know, like, two months ago someone brought me a little kitten that someone had locked in a carrier and thrown away in a dumpster, and I’m helping that kitten to calm down and be ready for adoption… and right before Thanksgiving, a sick cat went up a very tall tree and was stuck there for a week before the fire department came and shot it out of the tree with a high-powered firehose. (Don’t worry, they caught him in a net!). THAT kitty is doing much better and will be adopted out probably after the first of the year.

It makes for a much healthier, less gossipy kind of conversation.
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Flashback Friday: Depressed Puppy

So I was looking through old Brody photos for a Flashback Friday and found this one:



Which was awesome all by itself, and then I realized he was the perfect candidate for some captions. So I turned him into a Depressed Puppy Meme.





Hope you have a better long weekend than this guy! ;) (If I recall the true sadness was not being allowed to chase my mom’s hellkitty around)

Feel free to make your own caption, they always entertain me. :D

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

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Leading Headache Specialist in Los Angeles, Dr. Joel Piehl, Now Offering 50% Off Comprehensive Exams

West Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2013

Leading Los Angeles headache and migraine specialist, Dr. Joel Piehl, is now offering half off comprehensive exams. Dr. Piehl has extensive experience in treating headaches effectively with techniques that do not involve drugs or needles. Those interested should call (310) 507-9464.

Migraine headaches affect over 30 million Americans, and according to the Migraine Research Foundation one in four US households includes someone suffering from migraines. Treatment for migraines is difficult to achieve success, and that is why Dr. Piehl’s therapy is so effective. He strives to delve into the cause of the headaches, and prescribe treatments that are customized to providing long term relief.

Dr. Piehl’s treatment method is called TruDenta, and works well for constant headaches, migraines, face or jaw pain, and TMJ syndrome. The treatments take less than an hour each, and the methods can be utilized at home as well. The therapies are FDA cleared, and have a long track record of success.

Along with providing expert headache treatments, Dr. Piehl also offers dental implants Los Angeles trusts and respects, along with being a highly skilled periodontist. For over 20 years, Dr. Piehl has been a dentist West Hollywood turns to for the best dental implants that look and feel like one’s natural teeth.

Currently, Dr. Piehl is offering 30% off all Implant & Periodontics Consults or 25% off 2 or more Dental Implants. For those dealing with headaches or in need of dental implants in the greater Los Angeles area, Dr. Piehl offers exceptional skilled care that is compassionate and effective. Call (310) 507-9464 for more information and scheduling.

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Bernadette Peters Receives Champion of Animals Award

Over the course of her career she’s garnered Grammys, Golden Globes and Tony Awards, and on August 17th entertainment icon Bernadette Peters received the Champion of Animals Award for her…

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Eagle Delivers E-mail By Hand

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How to: Catching baitfish on Sabiki rigs

This Fishing World presentation shows you how to go about catching your own live bait using Sabiki rigs.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

The most amount of fishes I’ve ever seen. School of bunkers have no where to go. So much bunkers that you can catch it in every way, especially the guy hand …

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