For “Mammal Monday”:
Rock Salt and Pet’s Feet.
“ROCK SALT is a substance to be wary of in winter. As it is abrasive, it may cut into an animal's paw and the salt can become imbedded in the wound, causing intense pain. Pets may proceed to lick their paws and burn their mouth. Dogs may eat rock salt which will cause vomiting. When bringing in a pet from the outside during an icy-cold day, check its feet. Remove ice balls between the animal's toes and wipe its feet with a damp towel, especially after walking on heavily salted pavement. Keep a towel and maybe moist wipes by the door to clean dog’s feet of salt, anti-freeze, and other harmful toxins.” Or use doggie boots.
Traps Can KILL pets. Woman's beloved dog dies in her arms.
Candi Nelson and Skylar
“A rural Calmar woman hopes other pet owners never suffer the anguish she did last week when her dog perished in a snare trap.
Candi Nelson was walking when her two-year-old blue Weimaraner became entangled in the snare.
"He suffocated in my arms when I was unable to loosen the trap," she said.
She blames herself for not being aware of the potential danger and that she didn't have the equipment that might have allowed her to save her beloved dog.
"I want to implore all dog owners who walk or run their dogs off-leash on public hunting ground, or out in the country, to carry a side cutter with them - a new one that is capable of cutting through high-tensile cable," she said.” Trapping opened Nov. 3 and runs through Jan. 31.
“These beagles have known nothing except the confines of metal cages in a laboratory. They have known no soft human touch, no warm bed, no companionship, no love. They have never been outside or sniffed a tree or grass. Finally, after years of being poked and prodded, these beagles are FREE!” Read more and see video at: http://theintelhub.com/2011/11/28/beagle-freedom-project-second-rescue-june-8-2011/
PLEASE DO NOT BUY PRODUCTS TESTED ON ANIMALS! You can see their faces now….. buy only products that have the cruelty-free symbol.
Lessons from Katrina Save Pets in Sandy’s Path
A boy and his dog reunited after Sandy
A man hands a dog to first responders while being evacuated due to flood waters caused by Hurricane Sandy.
“Some good disaster news for a change: lessons learned in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina have helped save the lives of countless pets affected by superstorm Sandy.
Before and during Sandy, shelters and public transportation throughout New York City accommodated not only humans, but four-legged evacuees as well. Legislation passed after Katrina now allows FEMA to allocate funds to take care of pets in disaster zones. If you live in an area that may be in the path of hurricanes, winter storms, or other natural disasters, you should plan ahead now for how you’ll care for your pet in an emergency.” More at: http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/11/28/save-pets-during-natural-disaster.aspx
Why Upgrading Your Pet's Diet is More Important Now than Ever
‘The summer of 2012 was one of the hottest and driest on record, which means not only lower crop yields, but a greatly increased incidence of aflatoxin contamination of corn plants.
Aflatoxins, which have been the subject of several pet food recalls in recent years, are mycotoxins that cause acute lethal illness and cancer in both pets and humans. Aflatoxins attack the liver and can also lead to tumor formation.
Symptoms of aflatoxicosis in pets include vomiting combined with bloody diarrhea, loss of appetite, fever, sluggishness, and jaundice.
Keeping your pet safe from aflatoxin poisoning means reading pet food ingredient lists carefully, and avoiding all pet foods containing corn and corn products, cereals, and grains. You may want to switch away from dry food altogether and transition your dog or cat to a high quality canned formula, a commercial raw food diet, or even meals you prepare at home.” More at: http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/11/23/aflatoxin.aspx
Corn is one of the most frequently genetically modified 'foods'. Not healthy for you… and not healthy for your precious pet.
What Can We Do About The Mycotoxin Problem?
“Unfortunately, both conventional and organic grain products are equally susceptible to mycotoxin contamination. Also, cooking mycotoxin contaminated grains does not appear to reduce their concentrations. The solution, therefore, may require shifting away from cereal grains, altogether – especially those that are not fresh, i.e. corn on the cob. Due to the fact that much of the U.S. corn supply is contaminated with agrichemicals such as glyphosate, the primary herbicide ingredient within Roundup, and has been altered with recombinant DNA technology to contain potentially harmful transgenes, kicking the corn habit may not be so difficult. However, our infatuation with other susceptible grains, such as wheat, may be harder to kick.
One of the best approaches to modifying the diet to exclude mold-susceptible grains is to focus on low-starch, high-nutrient vegetables such as kale instead, and choosing fresh produce instead of consuming more shelf stable, but mycotoxin rich, processed grain-based products.” Read More
Grimmy Rolling Into Our Hearts
“These days, it’s depressing to watch the news. It’s a cynical time, and too often, the news contains a cart-full of bad news. But in the case of a news story out of Cabot, Arkansas, an inspirational little pup rolled his way into the hearts of people all around the United States.
Grimmy, a year-old Shih Tzu, was a matted, dirty mess when he was found on a Cabot road. But a bath could fix that. The biggest problem? Grimmy’s back was broken. He couldn’t walk, move his legs, or wag his tail. According to Mike Wheeler, the Cabot Animal Services Supervisor, he had probably been hit by a car.
So what makes this little rescue special? Even with a broken back, Grimmy had “more heart” than Mike had ever seen. Grimmy didn’t complain when the shelter shaved and bathed him, and he just seemed to want to survive. Mike refused to give up on the little fur-ball. He just needed a plan.
Through a lot of research and a little luck, Wheeler found a company in Washington State who makes mini wheel chariots for dogs and cats. Mike sent in Grimmy’s measurements, and the company sent Grimmy a new outlook on life, completely free. According to Mike, Grimmy acted like he had been connected to the cart his whole life. He took off, running, and then immediately backed up when he got into a corner.
Thanks to local reporter, Adam Rodriguez, the story moved faster than Grimmy. The Lawson family from Connecticut fell in love with this little dog and called Cabot to adopt him. Soon, Grimmy flew to Connecticut to meet his forever family. They were all smiles to meet their new little addition with the big heart! Thanks to the Cabot Animal Shelter, Cabot, Arkansas 72023
5 Pet Poisons Hiding in Your Purse, Backpack or Work Bag
“Many pet parents inadvertently bring harm to their dog or cat by simply leaving a purse, backpack or briefcase open and available somewhere in the house.
Especially during cold winter months bored, confined pets tend to get into things they shouldn’t, like the contents of mom’s handbag.
Pets ingesting human drugs account for over half the yearly calls to the Pet Poison Helpline. And antidepressants are the most common drugs swallowed by dogs and cats.
Other potentially toxic handbag items include asthma inhalers, chocolate, gum and mints containing xylitol, cigarettes and other tobacco/nicotine products, and liquid hand sanitizers.
It’s a good idea to either hang pegs or designate a ‘bag drop-off area’ to insure no one leaves an open bag on the floor, the couch or a bed, perking the interest of a curious four-legged family member.” More at: http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/01/26/pet-poisons-in-owners-bags.aspx
Now You Can Help Homeless Pets While You’re Shopping Online
“Just about a year ago, a website called AdoptAShelter.com was launched to tap into the existing Internet economy and redirect some of the revenue generated to help animals.
When online shoppers visit the site, in a matter of seconds they can select the shelter of their choice and start shopping at any one of nearly 500 retailers, including Amazon.com, Petsmart, eBay, and others.
Over 700 animal charities in 48 states have registered with the site. So if you shop online, consider making your first stop AdoptAShelter.com so a small percentage of your purchase price can go to help homeless pets.”
Check Out AdoptAShelter.com
On This Day:
Treaty of Paris ends Spanish-American War, Dec 10, 1898:
“In France, the Treaty of Paris is signed, formally ending the Spanish-American War and granting the United States its first overseas empire.
The Spanish-American War had its origins in the rebellion against Spanish rule that began in Cuba in 1895. The repressive measures that Spain took to suppress the guerrilla war, such as herding Cuba's rural population into disease-ridden garrison towns, were graphically portrayed in U.S. newspapers and enflamed public opinion. In January 1898, violence in Havana led U.S. authorities to order the battleship USS Maine to the city's port to protect American citizens. On February 15, a massive explosion of unknown origin sank the Maine in Havana harbor, killing 260 of the 400 American crewmembers aboard. An official U.S. Naval Court of Inquiry ruled in March, without much evidence, that the ship was blown up by a mine, but it did not directly place the blame on Spain. Much of Congress and a majority of the American public expressed little doubt that Spain was responsible, however, and called for a declaration of war.
On December 10, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spanish-American War. The once-proud Spanish empire was virtually dissolved as the United States took over much of Spain's overseas holdings. Puerto Rico and Guam were ceded to the United States, the Philippines were bought for $20 million, and Cuba became a U.S. protectorate. Philippine insurgents who fought against Spanish rule during the war immediately turned their guns against the new occupiers, and 10 times more U.S. troops died suppressing the Philippines than in defeating Spain.”
After I done the usual morning things, then while I busied myself with other chores, I watched, and sometimes just listened to:
Dying To Have Known
There are ads every 10 minutes, but they can be skipped in 5 seconds, and the film will continue.
“In Dying To Have Known, filmmaker Steve Kroschel went on a 52-day journey to find evidence to the effectiveness of the Gerson Therapy -- a long-suppressed natural cancer cure. His travels take him across both the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans, from upstate New York to San Diego to Alaska, from Japan and Holland to Spain and Mexico.
In the end, he presents the testimonies of patients, scientists, surgeons and nutritionists who testify to the therapy's efficacy in curing cancer and other degenerative diseases, and presents the hard scientific proof to back up their claims. You will hear from a Japanese medical school professor who cured himself of liver cancer over 15 years ago, a lymphoma patient who was diagnosed as terminal over 50 years ago as well as noted critics of this world-renowned healing method who dismiss it out of hand as "pure quackery."
So the question that remains is, "Why is this powerful curative therapy still suppressed, more than 75 years after it was clearly proven to cure degenerative disease?" The viewers are left to decide for themselves.”
All the people who claim to have natural cures for diseases say one thing in common….Eat More Veggies. It is tragic that Big Pharma has these studies, and testimonies banned in the USA, because they can’t make money off them. We take more medicines than any other country, yet we are the sickest.
How the Cancer Industry Suppresses The Truth at: http://www.encognitive.com/node/1245
Finally, I managed to get the printer that HP replaced out of it’s box, and get the non-working one in the box ready to ship back to HP. But my Epson is so much easier to use, and replace the cartridges, that I think I will stick with it.
We had a downpour for a while, and then it was a warm day.