Category: Animals

A Quiet 4th of July

We hung out on the porch and had a barbecue with Kip’s parents. Raven – “Darn that tooth always gets caught in my lip!” Raven – It might have been quiet, but she always has a good time. (**Click on any photo to enjoy a larger view) Please follow and like the blue thistle

Feeling Antsy?

It is officially summer which makes me think of all kinds of things: hiking, swimming, hot weather, cloudless days…and insects. So when I turned on NPR the other day and heard they would be interviewing entomologist and author Mark Moffett about his latest book Adventures among Ants: A Global Safari with a Cast of Trillions, …

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Not Just Reading…

*Click on any photo to enjoy a larger view. …Also planting, relaxing, enjoying the sunshine: Of course, Raven is here to help… Please follow and like the blue thistle

TLC Book Tour and Giveaway – Chow Hounds

Chowhounds, by Ernie Ward, DVM ISBN 978-0-7573-1366-0 Published by Health Communications Inc (March 2010) Many thanks to TLC Book Tours for giving me the opportunity to tour Chowhounds, by Ernie Ward DVM. ABOUT THE BOOK: Read my review. From the Press Release: As a practicing vet and founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, …

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Chow Hounds – Book Review

And what if your dog isn’t obese but is just toting around a few extra pounds? Owners who view their dog’s “few extra pounds” as no big deal are greatly underestimating the potential health threat. Even as few as two or three extra pounds may be silently damaging your dog’s vital organs. – from Chowhounds, …

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Weekly Geeks: Poetry Month

Weekly Geeks are celebrating Poetry Month this week. Chris writes: April is National Poetry Month in the US and Canada. It is “a celebration of poetry first introduced in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry.” We’re invited to celebrate poetry in any way we …

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Raven The Red-Nosed Reindog…

…Wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas! Please follow and like the blue thistle

Good-Bye to our Funny Boy…

October 16, 1999 – December 17, 2009 Today Kip and I said good-bye to Argus – our sweet, loving, and funny boy. Despite our attempts to make him more comfortable, he declined rapidly and was not eating. This morning he vomited every time he tried to drink water. Always a hard decision when to help …

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Update on Argus

Today Argus had an ultrasound done to see if this, along with the blood work we had done, could pinpoint what was going on with him. We now have a definitive diagnosis and it is not good. Argus has primary malignant lymphoma with metastasis to liver, spleen and several other organs and tissues.  The liver …

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First Snow

We woke up this morning to the first real snow of the season – only about an inch…but, it was a surprise and then a delight for Raven who has never experienced the white stuff before. She initially stood on the deck with a concerned look on her face. Then Argus sauntered off into the …

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