Posted in Art, That’s Life

You! Mind Your Own Beeswax!

Mind your own beeswax” and “it’s none of your beeswax” are common phrases you might hear being shouted by six-year-olds on the school playground or immature bloggers on WordPress.

For the uninitiated, they basically mean “mind your own business” or “it’s none of your business,” but some people think it’s more complicated than that.

Posted in Dogs, Honor

Definitely National Dog Day!

We love our dogs and they love us. For that, we’re eternally grateful. National Dog Day on August 26 honors this most loyal and adorable creature. After all, we have a long history together!

The dog’s evolution into “man’s best friend” goes back at least 14,000 years (and probably longer,) when they split from wolves to become more domesticated animals. Since then, the bond between people and dogs has transcended time and culture to become an integral part of humanity itself. We would have it no other way. One thing’s for sure — we’re so glad that people and pooches joined forces all those years ago. So today, gaze upon the cute dog videos flooding social media because it’s time to celebrate our best (and most loyal) friend!

http://www.NationalToday.com

Posted in Nursery Rhyme, Prose

Three Blind Ducks!

Three blind ducks. Three blind ducks.

See how they waddle. Shuffling in the rough.

Their poor ducklings were run over by a pickup truck.

They then went blind seeing a naked farmer’s wife,

Whose husband ran amuck with a carving knife,

Did you ever see such a pitiful sight in your sorry life,

As three blind shuffling, stumbling, waddling ducks?

Let alone, the naked farmer’s wife!

Posted in brunch, Health, Information

A Delicious 8-Course Spider Meal!?

Somebody said, “The average person swallows 8 spiders in their sleep each year!”

Ugh!

Ugh!

Yummy …

Gummy …

Doggy Do-Do!

“Who in the hell said that?” you ask!

A Noble-awarded Chinese entomologist,

So Me Bo Di

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Luckilly for us, that is absolute pure bull shit or more appropriately spider shit

Read the attached article for the real facts.

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-people-swallow-8-spiders-a-year-while-they-sleep1/

Posted in Dogs, Information, Safe Driving

Licking and Driving Do Not Mix!

Our emotional support dog, Oreo, had the habit of licking my face and neck when I was driving and I have stopped that entirely.

Why?

Man’s best friend is not always a driver’s best friend.

While lawmakers have been banning drivers from texting or using cellphones, many motorists are riding around with another dangerous risk — their dogs.

Experts say an unrestrained dog — whether curled up on a lap, hanging out the window or resting its paws on the steering wheel — can be deadly. Tens of thousands of car accidents are believed caused every year by unrestrained pets, though no one has solid numbers.

“An unrestrained pet can be hugely distracting — if he is seeking your attention, putting his face right in front of yours, starts chewing up the upholstery or is vomiting because he is carsick,” said Katherine Miller, director of applied science and research for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The issue is drawing attention in some statehouses. Hawaii is the only state that specifically forbids drivers from operating a vehicle with a pet on their lap. But Oregon lawmakers are considering fining drivers who hold their pets behind the wheel. And some cities are taking action, too.

In 2009, 5,474 people were killed and 448,000 injured in crashes caused by distracted drivers in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Cellphones were the top distraction — the cause of 18 percent of the fatalities and 5 percent of the injury crashes. The agency does not track accidents caused by pets, but said they are counted among other distractions such as disruptive passengers, misbehaving children or drivers who attempt to put on makeup or read.

Author Stephen King suffered several broken bones and a collapsed lung in 1999 when he was hit by a driver who claimed he was distracted by his dog.

In a crash, an unrestrained pet can turn into a deadly projectile or get crushed by a driver or passenger who is thrown forward by the collision.

Good pet owners will use a harness or carrier and secure their pets in the middle of the back seat, Miller said. That keeps dogs from getting hurt or bouncing around and hurting others.

“A pet that weighs 50 pounds, in a 35 mph collision, is projected forward like a cannonball with 1,500 pounds of force, and that can cause critical injuries to the folks in the front seat,” Miller said.

Restraining a pet also keeps the animal from running off after a crash and possibly getting hit or causing another crash, or from getting in the way of first responders, she said.

Susan Footh, 37, of Whitewood, S.D., said her 12-pound Maltese named Mozart could have been killed twice if he hadn’t been wearing a harness.

Courtesy:

https://latimesblogs.latimes.com/unleashed/2011/01/dog-car-travel-safety.html