Sports Illustrated has a good article on several of the dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s dog fighting operation, Bad Newz Kennels. Many of these dogs have really blossomed in foster homes, while others still have a lot to overcome. Jasmine, in particular, is a dog absolutely gripped by fear, but she is making progress thanks to a dedicated foster mom.
Our dog, Saffron, had big fear issues when we adopted her. I know how much work it takes to build a dog’s confidence and I know how wonderful it is when that dog reaches each new milestone.
Maybe Michael Vick’s dogs will help change the image of the pit bull and society will stop blaming the breed. Check out the great gallery of these dogs living the happy lives they deserve.
The FDA warns that feeding your dog chicken jerky from China may result in illness and sometimes death. Signs of illness include:
diarrhea (sometimes with blood)
increased water consumption
If your dog shows any of these signs, stop feeding them chicken jerky. If any of the symptoms above are severe or last more than 24 hours, get your dog to a vet immediately to check for kidney failure and Fanconi syndrome. Scientists don’t yet know what is causing transient Fanconi syndrome in affected dogs.
Fanconi syndrome is more commonly seen as a genetic disease found in Basenjis affecting the kidneys. The cases of Fanconi syndrome linked to jerky treats are acquired not inherited.
I’m not an expert on this stuff, so I’ll describe it in my non-tech way. WordPress lets you resize images after you upload them, but Scissors goes further. It lets you crop images, and when you resize them, it creates a copy of the file at the new, smaller size, which means your page loads faster. Ordinarily you’d have to do all that in Photoshop, etc, and then upload the photo again.
Scissors does this by going back to the original image to get the best quality so it looks good at the larger size.
Not to mention Stephan was responsive and nice about suggestions on making the resizing function integrate so well with the WordPress editor. And he’s doing this for free. Cool!
Humane officers and state police found three kittens with piercings, an adult cat, and a dog who also had pierced ears. I hope authorities look into the welfare of the child living there. Other than swearing, I’m pretty much speechless. I do not understand how anyone would think this was ok.