Thursday, January 8, 2015

National Train Your Dog Month - Small Dog Syndrome

January is National Train Your Dog Month. I like this one because dogs really do aim to please and this month reminds people about the importance of training their dogs. 

Unfortunately, many people neglect to take the time to work on training with their small dogs and end up dealing with some serious behavior problems like barking, snapping and even biting. Some experts call this Small Dog Syndrome (SDS). 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January is National Adopt a Rescued Bird Month

I really love birds. They are so sweet, affectionate, smart and beautiful. Some sing, dance and talk. They are also playful and make wonderful companions. 

Sadly, they are among the first to be relinquished to shelters and sanctuaries. The most common reason for failure is that people just don't take the time to do enough research before buying them. 

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Weather Outside Is Frightful

No matter how beautiful the snow might be it is still a lot of work. There are many ways you can avoid the work by hiring professionals instead. You will save yourself trouble from the first moment and here are some great reasons to hire out instead of doing it yourself. There are much more examples but, here are just a few so that you are ready when those gorgeous snowflakes start falling.

Shoveling snow can be downright dangerous for your health. Every year more men have heart problems, breathing problems or immediate death due to shoveling the snow. The older they get the more dangerous it becomes and especially if it runs in your family. It is a combination of the cold and the strenuous activity that makes it difficult to perform for some. You also risk throwing your back out which can cause difficulties from that day forth. Snow removal can be downright difficult to deal with and there are certain perks to having someone else do the work for you.
For instance, you will be saving yourself hours of time if you have someone else do your driveway, especially if it is long. That time can be spend doing things that are much more fun like spending time with family and friends. You can also be sure that the person doing your driveway is an expert so not only will they have it done fast but, they will also have it done so that no one slips on the driveway. Professionals are able to use special products that are safe for animal’s paws as well.
When it comes to shoveling snow you can be certain that your driveway is done in a much more professional manner. If you hire someone, it will also stop you from being tired after you are done which means you won’t be up to doing other things. The price it cost to hire someone to do you driveway is also usually well worth it to save both time and your health it is wise to consider hiring a professional snow removal team.

Roofs and shingles can also be a victim to the harsh weather, Get your roof checked by calgary roofing contractors before the winter to avoid problems in the future. It is never too early to hire a professional snow removal team either. This will help you be prepared for this winter way before you need to and with any luck, it won’t snow at all because you are prepared. By locking in prices early you usually also save money and you can’t put a price on that.

Homemade Grain Free Dog Biscuits
1 medium banana
3 tablespoon natural crunchy peanut butter
1 large egg
2 cups garbanzo bean flour
3 tablespoon honey

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Combine liquid ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix until combined
  3. Add flour gradually until combined. The dough will be very sticky.
  4. Cover your work surface with the garbanzo bean flour then roll out the dough using rolling pin. It should be about ¼ inch thick. You will use a lot of garbanzo bean flour to coat the rolling pin and table. The dough is VERY sticky.
  5. Using a cookie cutter cut desired shape. We used a dog biscuit shape but I have used a small heart in the past.
  6. Place biscuits on a foil lined cookie sheet. They can be placed very close together since they don't rise but not touching.
  7. Cook 30-40 minutes until dark golden brown.
  8. Let cool on a cooling rack to room temperature.
  9. Will last up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.

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