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  • AZ: Gun Friendly Rest Stops (and a snake)

    06/23/2015 6:36:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been doing some traveling the last couple of days, so the output is down.  The scenery has been great, and in getting ready for the trip I encountered the snake pictured above.   I believe it is a red coachwhip, aptly named, as it is so long and slender.  This specimen was about four feet long.  It was sunning itself in a tire track on the way out to the ranch. I find desert wildlife fascinating, and I try not to kill any without good reason.   I stopped, took some pictures, and intimidated the snake off the track...
  • Need Help identifying this Hawk/Raptor ~ Vanity

    06/21/2015 6:09:41 PM PDT · by GraceG · 122 replies
    So across my street there is Hawk or big Raptor type bird that lives in a tree, well this spring it had some hatch-lings and now they are flying around the nearby house shrieking and raising a ruckus, think the momma bird tossed them out of the nest as they can now fly. Wondering if any freeples out there have any idea what sort bird this is, I managed to get some up close pics of them. I need a few questions answered. 1. Will they damage my property? 2. Will they kill the squirrels that actually do damage my...
  • More than 100 New Marine Species Were Just Discovered in the Philippines

    06/21/2015 2:13:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Smithsonian's Smart News ^ | June 19, 2015 | Marissa Fessenden
    The creatures hail from a rarely before explored region of the ocean's water column.Shallow waters can be easily explored by divers and the deep sea is now starting to be scanned by robotic submersibles. But there’s an in between part of the ocean where its too dark for divers to see and too shallow for bots to bother with. The area 150 to 500 feet deep is called the Twilight Zone, at the California Academy of Sciences. And recent expedition to those mysterious waters just off the coast of the Philippines revealed more than 100 new species, reports Grace Singer...
  • Going to Watch Max the Movie? Here’s What You Need to Know about the Belgian Malinois

    06/18/2015 8:16:52 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 23 replies
    American Kennel Club ^ | 6/18/2015 | Staff Writers
    “Max,” the Warner Brothers movie starring a Belgian Malinois, comes out in theaters June 26th. It is based on the true story of a military working dog named Max that served on the frontlines in Afghanistan with his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. After Kyle’s death, Max returns home to the United States to live with Kyle’s grieving family. It’s a tale of healing and redemption, depicting the work of Military Working Dogs -- one of the most important roles that purebred dogs fill in our society. However, the Belgian Malinois is an alert, high-energy breed, and the qualities that...
  • PRayer Request for Buster

    06/16/2015 6:48:44 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 17 replies
    Just a quick prayer request for my Buster boy. It's been a couple months since last tumor was removed. His recovery has been strong and all, but I noticed a lump and thought it might be something bad, or it might be the body building up tissue because he's been able to rest/flop on that part of himself better. Well it is another tumor. Little different than the last ones that were easily extracted. Based on its nature this time our vet recommended against surgery. I still have a couple things I am going to try for him. The side...
  • Our sweet big kitty just died

    06/16/2015 6:38:52 PM PDT · by LonePalm · 98 replies
    LonePalm | 6/16/2015 | LonePalm
    Our sweet big kitty just died peacefully in her sleep after a very short decline. We believe her heart just gave out. There is a big Patches shaped hole in our hearts just at the moment.
  • WE ARE PREGNANT! (the dog, that is)

    06/06/2015 8:53:27 AM PDT · by AnAmericanMother · 41 replies
    6/6/15 | An American Mother
    Well, everybody, I have entertaining news. My Yellow Lab Kate was bred to a very nice Yellow Lab male about 4 weeks ago. Pregnancy confirmed by ultrasound - vet says "at least 7" puppies. Expected whelping date is July 6. Patriotic Puppies on the way . . . This should be a very nice all Yellow litter. Father is 2xGRHRCH, MH and QAA, around 65 pounds and dark yellow. Mother lacks one pass for her HRCH, passed her first Master test easily and has her CGC. 55 pounds and very pale yellow, almost cream colored. Both parents have very calm...
  • Thanks for All Who Pray(ed) for my Buster

    05/31/2015 8:47:11 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 9 replies
    Just wanted to say "thanks" again to all who have prayed in the past for my Buster, and those who still may be doing so. It's been probably about 8 weeks or so since the last surgery, which did go well. Since then I have had him on a new "cocktail" of natural tinctures of various immune-boosting and anticancer herbs and such, along with his normal pain medicine from the vet for his arthritis, and I also give him cold laser treatments for the arthritis as well. I finally got the cocktail of the natural stuff right, I believe, to...
  • Texans are adopting dogs in droves to rescue them from flooded animal shelters

    05/27/2015 8:18:43 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 4 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | 5/26/2015 | Dylan Love
    Texas is experiencing massive flooding and there's more rain on the way. Five people are dead, a dozen are missing, and 80,000 are without electricity. But at least one group will be taken care of despite this mayhem: Texas' shelter animals. Animal care facilities have, of course, been affected as well, so area shelters put out the call on social media that they needed help finding dry homes for displaced animals. Austin Animal Center made its adoptions free in order to get these pets out of the unsatisfactory conditions caused by the weather.
  • Kenyan lawyer offers livestock to wed Obama's daughter

    05/26/2015 10:03:35 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 57 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | AFP
    A Kenyan lawyer has offered US president Barack Obama 50 cows and other assorted livestock in exchange for his 16-year old daughter Malia's hand in marriage, a report said Tuesday. Felix Kiprono said he was willing to pay 50 cows, 70 sheep and 30 goats in order to fulfil his dream of marrying the first daughter. "I got interested in her in 2008," Kiprono said, in an interview with The Nairobian newspaper. At that time President Obama was running for office for the first time and Malia was a 10-year-old. "As a matter of fact, I haven't dated anyone since...
  • Canada: Man Killed by Bear in British Columbia

    05/16/2015 1:05:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture from From facebook.com/wardho Ward and Jami   A young Canadian was killed in what appears to be a predatory black bear attack in British Columbia, near Mckenzie, Canada.  From vancouverson.com: O'Connor slept outdoors Saturday night while his fiancée slept in their motorhome. After O'Connor's fiancée woke up Sunday she exited the motorhome, realized something was wrong and went to get help, said McLintock, in a news release. When RCMP and conservation officers arrived, they shot and killed one lone wolf and one male black bear that was about 300 pounds in weight.   300 pound black bear in...
  • Orphaned Kodiak brown bear cubs rescued by hunting guide

    05/09/2015 2:18:27 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 10 replies
    Alaska Dispatch ^ | Megan Edge
    Three 4-month-old Kodiak brown bear cubs were dehydrated, starving, cold, wet, exhausted and unprotected when a well-known hunting guide rescued them and put them up in his own cabin. Without his help, Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Nate Svoboda said, the bears “probably wouldn’t have lasted another day.” On May 1, the cubs’ mother was killed by an unguided hunter, Fish and Game said. Alaska Wildlife Troopers are investigating the sow’s death. Although brown bear hunting in Kodiak is open through mid-May, it is never legal to kill a sow with cubs.
  • FL: Grandfather, bit by Family Pit Bull, borrows 9mm to Save 63-Year-Old Roommate

    05/09/2015 6:16:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The initial attack caused these wounds. In Florida, a savage dog attack reinforced the efficacy of firearms for personal defense.  In this case, the person who used the firearm did not even own it.  He had been attacked by his Grandson's dog, and had jumped over a fence to escape the attack.   While there, he heard screaming at his house, and discovered that the pit bull was now attacking his roommate, David Brasher, who was 63 years old.  From wpbf.com: David Brashear was taken to Lawnwood Regional Hospital with severe bites and lacerations on his arms. He was listed...
  • B Troop finally comes home.

    05/05/2015 7:34:27 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Robert Charette
    Despite its esteemed perch among Fort Huachuca’s decorated iconography, it wasn’t until just last Friday when the 4th Cavalry Regiment B Troop could finally have a place to call home. “For all those years, B Troop never really had its own facility,” B Troop program coordinator Christopher Zimmerman said in his introductory remarks to an assorted crowd in front of the 4th Cavalry’s pristine new horse stables.
  • 14 Most Intelligent Dog Breeds

    05/02/2015 7:53:29 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 116 replies
    Puppy Lover News ^ | Ashleigh-Dawn Watson
    When one is looking to bring home a dog, one of the things that factors into the decision is their intelligence. Finding out the intelligence level of specific dog breeds is important in terms of how easily a dog can be trained and how obedient and responsive they will be based on their ability to understand commands, which will give one the best chance of having a happy life with their new pet as opposed to having it be an added stress. Dogs with the highest levels of intelligence are very well-suited for work as service dogs for those with...
  • Pearland ignores own law/Cruz couldn't care less about me/Then Mod Strikes me with ZOT

    04/24/2015 10:02:54 AM PDT · by CraigHenry · 145 replies
    Personal experience | 04/24/2015 | CraigHenry
    The City of Pearland, TX completely ignored its own code of ordinances in order to assess a fine against me over an animal I never owned. I proved my case in open court, but my evidence was ignored. I e-mailed Ted Cruz because he purports to be a champion of citizens' rights and principles. I asked for his help, but he couldn't even trouble himself to respond let alone offer any assistance. I guess he only supports individuals who can help fill his campaign coffers. Yessir, your tax dollars at work. Makes me proud to be a Texas conservative voter.
  • Dog Flu Sweeping Through Chicago

    04/15/2015 6:54:18 PM PDT · by EBH · 24 replies
    Radio Pet Lady ^ | 4/15/2015
    Have you heard about the brand new H3N2 dog flu sweeping through Chicago and sickening and killing dogs? It may actually be worse than you think: round-the-clock testing has unveiled that this heretofore unknown canine influenza was originally an avian flu that made a “mammalian adaptation” and has been infecting dogs and cats in Asia since 2007. Now it is here in the epicenter of the U.S. Will it sweep across the country and endanger dogs everywhere? Will this deadly flu become like the bird flu in Asia and the swine flu in England, both of which did transform into...
  • MT: Denied a Jury Trial, Man found Guilty of "Illegal" Grizzly Killings with a .22

    04/10/2015 3:59:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 57 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In this case in Montana, a man, Dan Calvert Wallen, who shot three grizzly bears who were repeatedly raiding his property and killing his chickens, was denied a trial by jury, and convicted by the judge of illegally "taking" an unlawful species.  The penalty for each offense is up to six months in jail and a $25,000 fine. What is clear to anyone that studies bear problems, is that these were problem bears, and would have to be dealt with sooner or later.   The Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks service had attempted to trap the bears but had failed...
  • Prayer Request - Buster

    04/08/2015 8:07:51 AM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 16 replies
    Please if you are moved, I ask for a prayer request for my Buster. He has a tumor surgery this morning. It appears to be a clear, easy removal, and he's strong, and we have a great vet and anesthesiologist, but prayer always helps. We are praying for an excellent surgery with no problems, that everyone who works with him does well and is blessed, and that he comes out very well and recovers well and quickly.
  • Steak eating contest – man vs dog [4 minute video]

    04/08/2015 8:00:41 AM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 19, 2015 | Furious Pete
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzZDa5c1Otg
  • Ohio police trained to reduce lethal force used on dogs

    04/07/2015 5:26:29 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    WLKY.com ^ | 04/07/2015
    DAYTON, Ohio —A southwest Ohio police department is implementing mandatory training for reducing lethal force used on dogs. Dayton's 300 police officers are receiving the training on how to approach and handle dogs as the weather warms up and calls regarding lose or aggressive dogs increase. The Dayton Daily News reports 49 dogs have been shot by Dayton police since 2011. The shootings occurred during a variety of calls, including domestic violence incidents, drug raids and reports of loose or aggressive dogs. An animal control supervisor with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center says the training teaches officers ways to...
  • Our Lives and Freedoms Matter More Than Progressive Propaganda

    04/04/2015 5:13:49 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Progressives do not realize in their monumental ignorance that they are supporting dark forces that will imprison them and eventually kill them for the very liberties they are falsely claiming that are under attack. The regime’s mainstream media purposefully ignores the latest renewable energy news and events while bombarding us non-stop with gay issues, Christian bashing, manufactured “white privilege” stretching to the nude color of bras and Band-Aids, and “black lives matter” idiotic disruptions of restaurant patrons around the country, patrons that have nothing to do with the black on black crime in areas such as Chicago. Mark Duchamp, Chairman...
  • Help for male cats with urinary tract issues *VANITY*

    03/17/2015 9:06:56 AM PDT · by rarestia · 90 replies
    My Noggin ^ | 17 March 2015 | The Rarest
    I'm hoping the FR community can help me with a seemingly chronic feline issue. I have two boys, Luke and Drake, who are from the same litter. They are very different cats. A few years ago, Luke developed urinary crystals. He was straining to urinate, would squat on everything, and he was generally irritable. Vet gave us anti-spasmatics to keep him from trying to urinate excessively and antibiotics to clear up any infections. After a few weeks, his symptoms cleared up, and he seemed better. Two weeks later, he started again, we put him through the same regimen, and this...
  • Mountain Lion Shot: Death Necessary

    03/17/2015 8:15:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A young mountain lion had taken up residence under a farm porch in Nebraska.  Nebraska has a growing population of lions.  As with most predators, when the young reach adolescence, they are driven from the territories of their parents.  The choice is stark, the proverbial natural order without food stamps, or magical lemonade springs.  Find their own territory with enough prey animals to kill and eat; or starve.  Most starve. This lion was a bit smaller than most adolescents.  Perhaps its mother had been killed in a fight with another lion, or had been fatally wounded by a deer...
  • Alabama teens accused of beheading pups and posting killing to Snapchat

    03/11/2015 7:38:53 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 37 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | March 10, 2015 | Penny Eims
    Two Alabama teens are accused of committing a heinous crime of animal cruelty against three stray puppies and posting the disturbing deed to Snapchat, reported Tuesday's WFSA News. The Wilcox County teens, 18-year-old Ashley Johnston and an unnamed 17-year-old male teen, are accused of throwing the pups into the air and then slashing their heads off with a machete. The teens effectively outed themselves when they uploaded cell phone images to social media and a disturbed viewer reported the crime to the local authorities. According to the police, Johnston recorded the 17-year-old throwing the pups into the air and then...
  • New Survival Reality Show is Casting Families to Live Off The Grid – Nationwide (Deadline 3/7/15!!)

    03/06/2015 4:49:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    AuditionsFree ^ | February 26, 2015
    SURVIVE MY WILDERNESS : Nationwide Type: Reality TV NOW CASTING: The Producers of Naked and Afraid are seeking Families who want to live OFF THE GRID in ALASKA! A Major Network with the Producers of Naked and Afraid are looking for families with 2+ kids (ideally ages 2-18) who want a more authentic lifestyle where there’s actual value in your work and family time is more than just 15 minutes in the car on the way to school. Should you be chosen for the show, you and your family will move to Alaska for 3 months (as of now, August-November)...
  • The Most Common Defensive Shootings That go Unreported

    03/03/2015 4:07:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    An enormous number of defensive shootings are not included in the data about defensive gun use.  These are the shootings of animals, not in defense of people; those are often reported.  No, they are defensive shootings of animals in defense of other animals, and often crops or other property.  In defense of animals, the species most often shot are dogs. There are occasional cries of outrage when someone has to shoot a dog in order to save another animal.  They usually come from people who have no conception of reality outside their apartment or suburban home.  These people seem...
  • Good Samaritan Walks 3 Miles To Get Abandoned Dog To Animal Shelter

    03/02/2015 8:26:45 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 5 replies
    CBSLA.com ^ | March 2, 2015
    SAN PEDRO (CBSLA.com) — A good Samaritan walked three miles to get a dog that was left tied to a light post to an animal shelter. The abandoned 1-year-old pointer mix named Joey was found by Lisa Snyder wandering Point Fermin Park in San Pedro after breaking free from the light post. Joey had a handwritten note attached to his collar that stated: “My name is Joey. I am looking for a home. Please take care of me!!”
  • Dog Owner's Lack of Care Results in Violent Death for two Dogs

    02/27/2015 9:40:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Animal owners are responsible for their animals and the actions of their animals. Dogs are not people. It is much harder for them to understand property lines and property rights. They have to be taught, and often, restrained. When dogs run free of their owners control, their instincts tend to take over, especially if there are more than one of them. Their instinct pushes them to bark at other animals, chase them, bite them, kill them, and eat them. If there is more than one dog, pack instinct kicks in and they bounce off of one another's behavior like...
  • Sneak peek at Lance Mackey documentary

    02/26/2015 6:34:12 PM PST · by skeptoid · 1 replies
    Alaska Dispatch ^ | Feb 25, 2015 | Suzanna Caldwell
    THE GREAT ALONE - official trailer Suzanna Caldwell February 25, 2015 Greg Kohs’ independently produced documentary follows four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey along the 2013 trail, where he went on to place 19th. It also traces back to his early life, with family interviews, including dad and 1978 Iditarod champion Dick Mackey, along with his hard-scrabble rise over the years to becoming a legendary dog musher.
  • Best In Show

    02/17/2015 8:51:17 AM PST · by daletoons · 3 replies
    Out of Order Blog ^ | 2-17-15 | Dale
    From the You Can't Believe Your Eyes file comes a progressive version of reality. If a cat believes itself to be a dog, who are we to disagree? Where this version of reality gets really scary is when they start legislating obvious nonsense into actual reality. How long before we're required by law to tell our anorexic friends they could stand to lose a few pounds?
  • Senseless, violent, random "extremism" is not Islamic [Humor]

    02/14/2015 1:29:55 PM PST · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | February 14, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Editor’s note: This is a post by my (imaginary) guest author, the Very Honorable Ima Librul, Senator from the great State of Confusion Utopia. He is a founding member of CCCEB (Climate Change Causes Everything Bad), a charter member of President Obama’s Go For it Team, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Chairman of the Meretricious Relations Subcommittee. Senator Librul is also justly proud of his expertise in interfaith dialogue, on the basis of which he has explained to the entire world that Islam is the religion of peace, grossly distorted by the non-Islamic Islamic State and other textual deviants. He was recently awarded...
  • 4-year-old attacked by dad's police dog in Hesperia (lost foot)

    02/12/2015 8:31:47 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 25 replies
    abc7.com ^ | February 12, 2015 | Rob McMillan
    HESPERIA, Calif. (KABC) -- A 4-year-old boy's foot had to be amputated after he was attacked by his father's police dog in Hesperia. Authorities say a neighbor heard a child screaming in the backyard of a house Sunday afternoon and called 911. That neighbor also shouted for help from others nearby.
  • KS: Dog let loose, Kills Chickens, is Shot

    02/08/2015 4:49:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 78 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In Kansas, a dog owner deliberately let his dogs run loose and unsupervised.  At least one of the two dogs, a 90 lb, 10 month old Presa Canario, attacked a neighbor's chickens, killing some.   The neighbor called animal control, then grabbed a shotgun and went to defend his livestock.   The Presa Canario charged at him, and he shot and killed the marauding animal.   Shawnee County Sheriff press release: Upon arrival the Animal Control Officer learned that a Presa Canario breed dog attacked and killed fowl livestock and charged at the fowl livestock owner when he attempted to stop the...
  • Legalising Man-Dolphin Marriage Is Next

    02/03/2015 3:20:34 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 27 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 3 February 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    Why shouldn't this man be (or have been) allowed to marry his dolphin sweetheart? After all, it's only "love" that matters in holy matrimony, not building a family and a safe environment in which to raise kids. It's all to do with "feelings" these days, little else is important, and obviously we are here talking about the feelings of adults. (The feelings of children of anomalous families carry little weight.) Love in particular, however defined. For some people, like paedophile Oscar Wilde who was paying to have sex with working-class rent boys, the definition of love is lust. A...
  • GA: Moving after this Shooting made sense

    02/03/2015 12:07:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A legally armed man stopped a string of robberies related to online ads in Georgia, by shooting and killing the robber.   It appears that at least four other robberies were committed before the robber was shot.   The old adage, if it looks to good to be true, it probably is, applies.  In a twist, the robber offered high prices for the goods, then robbed the victims of the goods at gunpoint.  It is more common for robbers who set people up online to pretend to be sellers, who then steal the cash.  Cash is much more desirable than property,...
  • Undercover Investigator

    Position Objective: To use a variety of undercover investigative methods to conduct field investigations in PETA's focus areas, including the use of animals for food, clothing, experimentation, and entertainment
  • Prayer request for my little guy

    01/12/2015 11:03:37 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 33 replies
    Hi, my Buster had a serious tummy ache - gas pains - tonight that required me working on him almost three hours with gas drops and manual massage to finally get him back to normal. Not quite sure why he developed it as his eating and drinking has been good and normal lately. If you feel moved to offer up a prayer request for him I'd appreciate it. He's my little'guy that lost his left'front leg to cancer 7 month ago, and had a second tumor removal - very isolated in a node - one month ago and has been...
  • NY: Man who shot Dog found Justified, most States have Similar law

    01/09/2015 3:33:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    As a general rule, people have the right to protect themselves from animals that attack them. As might be expected, they have more leeway to use deadly force against animals than against other humans. Most states also allow property owners to protect their property from marauding animals, whether the animals are wild or property of another person. Damage caused by domesticated animals can be grounds for a civil suit. This situation occurred in New York.   From thedailynewsonline.com: ALEXANDER — The man who shot and killed his next-door-neighbor’s dog as it attacked him last week will not face any...
  • Know Your Neighbor -- Tamra Temple, Taking a Senior Dog And Giving It Love In Its Final Years

    01/02/2015 7:54:40 PM PST · by girlangler · 7 replies
    The Sierra County Sentinel ^ | 1/2/2015 | Etta Pettijohn
    “Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. He can show you more affection with one flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.” Gene Hill, author of “The Dog Man.” >At first glance, if it were not for its decrepit, arthritis-consumed back legs, one may not immediately recognize that a handsome old dog named Mo spent most of its years living under less-than-ideal conditions – before receiving affection, happiness and hope in its final days.< >For the first time in its 14 years on earth, the mixed breed...
  • Merry Christmas from the Miller family in Panama

    12/25/2014 1:43:31 PM PST · by DanMiller · 2 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 25, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Here we are in front of our Christmas tree. I write the articles for my blog, Jeanie sometimes previews them and the pups (Sunshine is in front and Ruff is next to Jeanie) always chew on everything I post there and at Warsclerotic prior to publication. One member of our family, Princess, died in September and this is our first Christmas in eight years without her. We miss her very much. Nevertheless, on the whole it's been a pretty good year. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTtc2pM1boE] Video link
  • Driveway and Property Gates (Vanity)

    12/23/2014 4:25:39 PM PST · by roofgoat · 32 replies
    roofgoat
    Anyone have one? Can you get a decent, reliable one without spending a fortune? Likes/Dislikes? Sliding or Opening? I may need one for our property, 1) To keep dogs out of our property. 2) To keep out free range goats and chickens in our property and an occasional dog (we have 3) that may get stupid and get out of the house without a leash. Don't need anything hardcore or fancy. Not trying to keep out bad guys. Also, how did you handle UPS/FedEx/US Mail Box deliveries?
  • Cats vs. Christmas Trees:

    12/23/2014 5:20:46 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 December 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Brooklyn Shooter a Muslim, Posted Anti-Police Messages

    12/20/2014 1:57:59 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 47 replies
    It also appears that the yet unnamed Brooklyn shooter was also a Muslim, according to his Instagram account. We can see several instances where he professes his faith and celebrates the important feast of Eid-al-Mubarak.
  • Two NYPD Officers Shot Execution Style by Black Man Enraged by Garner, Brown Decision

    12/20/2014 1:27:22 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 42 replies
    News is coming out quick after two NYPD officers were shot execution style by a black man in their squad car. Conflicting reports hve the gunman either dead or in custody. One report had him committing suicide. The man's identity is still being discovered, but his Instagram account seems to indicate that he was after the police for the recent court decisions regarding the Garner and Brown cases.
  • Beaver Attacks are Serious

    12/18/2014 8:48:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 75 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I had missed this article when it came out in June of 2014.   It was particularly startling because there is no mention of the beaver having rabies.  The animal literally jumped out of the water, grabbed the kayaker by the arm, and pulled him from the boat.  From wtvr.com: “It’s just a freak thing. This beaver was upset about something and went after him,” kayaking trainer Nate Reynolds said. “I heard him yell my name, so I come running out. As soon as I came out, I see the boat flip over, so the beaver had actually jumped...
  • Prayer Request

    12/17/2014 6:15:55 AM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 66 replies
    Just a quick prayer request for my pet Buster. He's having surgery this morning to remove a well-contained tumor in a lymph node. It should go well, but I ask for prayers for him and the medical staff working with him this morning. He's in good shape to recover and we're asking for everything to go smoothly and for a good recovery. Thanks,
  • Five hero firehouse dogs of old New York City

    12/15/2014 5:21:56 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    EphemeralNewYork ^ | December 14, 2014
    New York has had firefighters since Dutch colonial days, first in the form of volunteers and then, beginning in 1865, a professional paid force.And in the days of horse-drawn engines and a less-sophisticated alarm system, firehouse dogs played an important role.Often a stray who found his way to the house or an unwanted pup given to the chief, many these canines served their companies heroically, explains 1897 New York Times piece.There was Jack (left), of Hook and Ladder Company 18, on Attorney Street. He’s described as a “large, sober-looking, brown-and-black shaggy full-bred shepherd dog” by the Times.“When the alarm rings,...
  • Fr. Z: If Pets can go to Heaven, They can also go to Hell

    12/14/2014 10:55:42 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 65 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/14/14 | Judi McLeod
    Pet owners worldwide, including CFP’s beloved pet Yorkie, ‘Yankee’, can attest by the millions that Fidos have already found Heaven on Earth. The pithy posts of Father John T. Zuhlsdorf (Father Z) are among my favourite on the Internet. Just as I tune in on my much-admired friend Father Paul Nicholson’s inspiring homilies, I read Fr. Z’s blog most every day. Catholic convert Jimmy Akin of Jimmy Akin blog fame is no slouch when it comes to setting the record straight either. In time for Christmas 2014, visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads, has been replaced by visions...
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    12/06/2014 11:01:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Photographs supplied by Valerie Caldwell. Alyssa Caldwell and her father had been hunting all day.   The weather had been nasty; cloudy skies with snow and rain alternating.   They had seen a few elk, much too far away to take a shot.   They left their makeshift blind to see if they could spot another elk before the end of the day.   It was the middle of the afternoon. At 12, Alyssa was already an experienced huntress.   She had started shooting at 5, and had a new rifle, a stainless Howa 1500, as her elk gun.  They...