A Soldier’s Know-How Pays Off: Man Leads Rescue of a Dog Trapped on a Hillside in Hawaii

For two days, residents who lived in the Aliamanu Military Reservation on the Hawaiian island of Oahu heard barking — faint, plaintive barking, which needled their souls. 

Divina Rocco and her family couldn’t take it anymore.

“The dog sounded like it was in distress,” she told WCVB.com, “and it was distressing us.” 

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Her husband, Roy, and a bunch of neighborhood boys headed up the hill to look for the dog. They found nothing other than a lot of wet, dense, dangerous Hawaii hillside. They came back down. Roy couldn't let it go. He hiked up two more times alone, but again couldn't find the dog -- just more of that sad, lonely barking.  

"He kept trying to think of different ways and he couldn't sleep because it felt like he really needed to rescue that dog," Divina said.

The next day, Roy and Divina hiked up the other side of the mountain and got lucky -- they spotted the dog. He was stuck on a ledge, on the side of a hill on the military base.  

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They dutifully called the military police, who called animal control. That set off a chain of events that went ... nowhere. Apparently, no one had the proper equipment to do the rescue.

"They pretty much gave up on it," Divina said.

Roy didn't. He was a solider himself. He got some some fellow soldiers from Schofield's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, got some rappelling gear, and hiked up the hill. They saved the dog themselves.

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Soon they were all safe on the ground. The dog -- a girl -- was fine, just a little shaken and hungry. 

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"She's in good condition, thank goodness," said Divina. "I was really extra worried about her because last night it was raining cats and dogs all night long." 

The dog was transferred to the Hawaiian Humane Society, and unless an owner comes forward, she'll be available for adoption. Thanks to her news exposure, she probably won't have much trouble.

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"I think the dog was probably really scared and would have just stayed there and probably starved to death," Divina said. "It breaks my heart to even imagine an animal or any creature to go through that."

Via WCVB.com


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Connecticut Periodontist Dr. Richard Amato is Changing the Way Patients with Gum Disease in Monroe, CT Receive Gum Disease Treatment with Laser Surgery


Monroe, CT (PRWEB) April 27, 2013

Dr. Richard Amato is a Connecticut periodontist who is trained and certified in using Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) for the treatment of gum or periodontal disease. This treatment protocol utilizes specially designed lasers that have been cleared for use by the FDA. Only a very small percentage of dentists in the United States has the training to apply this advancement method for gum disease treatment.

There are millions of adults suffering from gum disease in this country. Many have not sought treatment for various reasons, the most common reason being a fear of the traditional treatment methods that use scalpels and sutures. With LANAP eradication of the disease can occur with less bleeding, pain or discomfort, as well as a shorter down time for patients. Patients who allow gum disease to progress without treatment will usually have major dental issues that could lead to loss of teeth. Additionally, these patients are more likely to be diagnosed with debilitating illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, coronary artery disease and diabetes, according to scientific studies.

Understanding the procedure may help some patients decide it is time to seek treatment. With LANAP the periodontist examines the patient to determine whether he or she is a good candidate for the procedure. The periodontal pockets are then measured, and the PerioLase MVP-7 laser is activated to remove bacteria and the gum tissue that has become diseased. The remaining tissue and the bone are not harmed by the FDA cleared laser. In fact, the bone is stimulated by the laser to regenerate which can help to strengthen the jaw. No scalpel is needed because the laser is up to 95 percent effective in removing the diseased tissue.

Patients undergoing LANAP have reported minimal discomfort or pain. Many patients are able to return to work later in the day after the procedure has been completed, so down time is short. Gum disease treatment is an important component of oral health. People interested in learning more about gum disease and LANAP can find information at http://www.connecticutperiodontist.com.

Dr. Richard Amato is a periodontist offering patients personalized dental care for Monroe, Connecticut since 1989. Dr. Amato received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Stony Brook University where he was awarded the School of Dental Medicine Department of Periodontics Award for Excellence in Periodontology. Dr. Amato completed a specialty post-doctoral residency and received his Certificate of Proficiency in Periodontics from Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. Amato and his dental services visit his website at http://www.connecticutperiodontist.com and call (203) 712-0917.







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My Favorite Nail Polishes For Spring and Summer (+ The Ray-Ban Sunglasses Giveaway Winner!)

The Best Nail Polishes for Spring and Summer // via Bubby and Bean

I’ll start this post by admitting that more often than not, my nails look pretty terrible.  I don’t bite them, but I polish them and then let weeks go by before I polish them again.  The end result is a hot chippy mess.  My excuses are as follows: I work from a home studio and very few people see my hands during the day, I use my hands a lot in my work, I don’t have a ton of free time, and I refuse to pay for manicures outside of special occasions. 

All of that said, now that the weather is starting to warm up, flowers are beginning to bloom, and I’m feeling inspired by the season in all its vibrantly colored glory and stuff, I have officially decided to make the effort to keep my nails colorful and in good shape for spring and summer.  Despite my excuses (aka laziness), I think that the act of painting your nails is a simple, fairly quick way to do something nice for yourself. 

The nail polishes you see above feature my favorite new (or newish) colors from some of my favorite nail care brands.  (Right now I’m wearing #3, Essie’s In the Cab-ana.  It’s bold and bright and pretty freaking happy, I have to say.)  Are there any nail polishes or specific nail colors you’ve been especially into this season?

The winner of the Ray-Ban Sunglasses Giveaway as selected by random.org is…

Congrats Kelly!  Please contact me at bubbyandbean (AT) gmail with your mailing address so we can get you your sunglasses!

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Barbara Craftz Prepares Traditional Thanksgiving Meal

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Syria: 'victims of chemical attack foam at mouth' – video

Syria: 'victims of chemical attack foam at mouth' – video
Unverified footage purports to show victims of a chemical attack in Syria foaming at the mouth. The video claims to show victims of a Syrian regime assault on Aleppo on 13 April, and was posted online by Niazi Habash, a British-trained doctor. He said
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Michele Bachmann: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's Mouth Essentially Has 'Duct Tape
"Now we have essentially duct tape over the mouth of this terrorist and we can't use him to link together this treasure trove of information," said Bachmann, who is a lawyer. "The people hurt the most are the people watching your show and innocent
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Simple Woman Daybook-April 15, 2013

FOR TODAY Outside my window…the day has been a mixture of blue skies and clouds with hint of rain I am thinking…of the Casting Crowns song, “If we’ve ever needed you” I am thankful…for God, His word, my husband whose my best friend, my family and those who are friends In the kitchen…a dinner of…



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Stop Excessive Dog Chewing in 5 Easy Steps

Chewing is a very natural physical activity for dogs, however you would not want to tolerate this kind of activity with them as this is quite unhealthy. Finding different solutions to stop dog chewing can be quite a challenge, but is not totally impossible.
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Broken Bones

A few nice dental bone images I found:

Broken Bones
dental bone

Image by broc em sock em robots

Pretty Bone Dental Tools
dental bone

Image by Curious Expeditions
At the Dental Museum in Philadelphia, PA’
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Congratulations, Huckleberry – 2013 Most Beautiful Bulldog

Have you heard of the Drake Relays, held each spring at Drake University in Des Moines, IA? Every year, before the start of the track meet, the school holds a “Beautiful Bulldog” contest – now in its 34th year. The contest is held in honor of the school’s mascot, a Bulldog. As this year’s winner, [...]


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Pugs Kissing

Adorable Pugs kissing

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Adorable Pugs kissing. Love you! Love you more!

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