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‘The Orville’ Season 3 Episode 9 is a bombardment of the senses

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Warning: Spoilers ahead for “The Orville” season 3, episode 9

Wow, if you thought there was a lot going on in last week’s episode – and there was – then hold on to your potatoes, the penultimate episode of Season 3, titled “Domino”, exceeds that and more. Although it’s not as long as the previous episode, only five minutes shorter at 1 hour and 18 minutes, it looks like 10 times the action has been packed.

We begin with a brief, no-nonsense pre-credit sequence on Krill’s homeworld. The gritty atmosphere of the perpetually dark, cyberpunk cityscape we first saw in the episode “Gently Falling Rain” (S03, E04) has been deftly heightened by the addition of falling rain and instantly creating a sensation effective dark at the opening scene.

Newly elected Chancellor Teleya (Michaela McManus) meets with a Moclan ambassador to discuss an alliance between their two cultures, since Moclus was expelled from the Planetary Union directly after the events of last week’s episode “From Unknown Graves” (S03, E08) where young Topa was kidnapped and tortured by Moclan forces.

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It’s one hell of a debris field as 61 Kaylon Spheres are destroyed on the Xelayan homeworld. (Image credit: Hulu)

It appears Moclan and Krill have confirmed reports that the Kaylon are amassing thousands of ships and preparing to launch a full-scale invasion. According to Teleya, the closest worlds are Vikarris and Xelayah. And while we don’t know anything about the first planet, you have to admit that a ground war (if it ever got to that stage) on Xelaya would be an extremely interesting prospect, given its significantly stronger gravitational field. An alliance is proposed… Fade to black, opening credits roll.

We immediately cut off the bridge from the Orville to battle stations as a fleet of Kaylon ships engage a fleet of Planetary Union ships who in turn defend Xelayan space. Desperately outnumbered, the Union ships form a defensive circle, much like a 25th century version of “circling the wagons”. However, it seems Ensign Charly Burke (Anne Winters) and Isaac (Mark Jackson) have secretly developed a weapon that could destroy the Kaylon.

Related: Episode 8 of “The Orville” is a complete mini-movie experience

And that’s the case. Sixty-one Kaylon Spheres are instantly wiped out without the loss of a single Union cruiser. It turns out that while studying Timmis (remember him?), they learned that every Kaylon and every one of their ships are connected through a synchronization matrix. This is how they coordinate all their actions, even light years from space. This devastating device uses quantum energy to trigger a feedback loop in its interconnect chain, turning relays into a row of dominoes. Once the initiation sequence has been transmitted, it cannot be undone.

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Kaylon’s updated homeworld visualization looks utterly stunning as world building continues (Image credit: Hulu)

Obviously, a weapon as lethal to the Kaylon as this raises a number of ethical questions and the question of whether or not to wipe out the entire race is quickly posed. However, the Orville is sent to the homeworld of Kaylon in an effort to save billions of lives of all species. The Kaylon send a number of spheres to intercept and when they refuse to retreat, the weapon is activated again. Eventually the Kaylons grant Orville safe passage to the surface and it is only for the second time after “Identity: Part I” (S02, E08) that we see Kaylon-1.

The planet’s surface design has seen some tweaks, boasting a considerably larger VFX budget since we last saw it, and the menacing musical score has a hint of David Arnold’s “Independence Day.” Interestingly, the design of the Kaylon has also been improved in the same way, as has that of Isaac, which now, more or less, delete any notion of an alternate universe variation after the second season finale.

Related: The Tin Man gets his heart in the episode ‘From Unknown Graves’

Negotiations ensue and before you know it, there is an agreement in principle between the Kaylons and the Planetary Union. Naturally, celebrations abound, and the Orville’s command crew assembles a log cabin where we hear the singing talent of Ensign Charly Burke and Lieutenant Gordon Malloy (Scott Grimes). Not everyone is celebrating, however, and a “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”-style plot takes shape, with Admiral Perry (Ted Danson) taking on the role of Admiral Cartwright and conspiring with the Krill to steal the device and eliminate the Kaylon once and for all.

Two very futuristic spacecraft shoot into space.  One launches a small shuttle, which the other destroys with laser fire in a fiery explosion.

Admiral Perry (Ted Danson) gets what he deserves this week as his shuttle is destroyed by Krill (Image credit: Hulu)

However, since Ensign Charly Burke and Isaac are the only individuals capable of using the weapon, a secret R&D facility has been prepared so that the Moclans and Krill can reverse it and pair the device with a quantum core large enough to expand the weapon’s capacity. carried by thousands of light-years.

Naturally, the site is deep underground and heavily fortified. To get a team inside, the Orville – plus a fleet of Planetary Union starships and Kaylon Spheres – along with several squadrons of these small Wraith Dart-like fighters, now officially known as Pterodons, will engage the Moclan and Krill ships in orbit. Oh yeah, we’re in a mother of a space battle, something this season of “The Orville” dialed up to 14, completely skipping over 11, 12 and 13.

Related: Malloy suffers an emotional ordeal in ‘The Orville’ Season 3 Episode 6

And we are not disappointed. The plan works, although casualties on all sides are high, but the shuttle carrying Cmdr. Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki), Lt. Cmdr. Talla Keyali (Jessica Szohr), Kaylon Primary (Graham Hamilton), Isaac and Ensign Burke come to the surface. Not only is there a slew of high-octane dogfighting action in the planet’s atmosphere, but the team deploys to the surface using jet packs after the main power supply. of the shuttle has been damaged! It’s cool ? ! The interior package is clearly a minimal repair of the Moclan Black Site package used last week, but you know, we’re okay with that.

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The construction of The Device seems logical following the research on Timmis, but it could have been nice to see it. (Image credit: Hulu)

The Quantum Core begins to approach full power, creating a countdown device to increase the tension, as the fight continues in orbit, in the atmosphere and in the corridors of the facility, which includes a full brawl between Kelly Grayson and Teleya, which ultimately ends with the Krill being captured. However, the team is unable to bypass every security lock on The Device in time, before it activates and potentially kills every Kaylon within 10,000 light years. The only way to stop it is to create an overload and thus destroy the Quantum Core, the device, and a significant portion of the planet all at once. Ensign Burke tells everyone to leave and she makes the ultimate sacrifice.

Yeah, Ensign Charly Burke won’t be in the fourth season of “The Orville” (when it does, because it will) because she was completely wiped out at the epicenter of an explosion equal to many million megatons. And much like the recent death of Lt. Hemmer in the “All Those Wandering” episode (S01, E09) of “Star Trek ‘Strange New Worlds'”, it’s completely unexpected.

Related: ‘The Orville’ Season 3 Episode 5 Revisits Moclan Gender Controversy

And when you think about it, there have been a couple of weird coincidences between this third season of “The Orville” and season 1 of “Strange New Worlds” – but that’s exactly what they were: coincidences. weird. One didn’t influence the other at all and that’s evident when you consider the production schedules of the two shows.

Members of different alien species sit to chat around a large white table.  A futuristic cityscape can be seen through a large window behind them.

The political landscape across the galaxy is changing as peace with the Kaylon now seems possible. (Image credit: Hulu)

This episode isn’t the best we’ve ever seen – it was “Mortality Paradox” (S03, E03) – and it suffers a bit in style rather than substance, but what a style it was. As we’ve touched on before, the difficult issues that have plagued principal photography for this season of “The Orville” during the COVID pandemic may not be as noticeable as they were last week, but every sci-fi TV show should take note of the jaw-dropping production values ​​showcased in season 3 of “The Orville.”

There are all the reasons why Hulu should renew “The Orville” and it will more than likely come down to just whether Seth MacFarlane wants it or not. But we’ll add this: when “The Orville” gets renewed, give it an even bigger budget and cut 20 episodes instead of just 10.

Rating: 7½/10

The first and second seasons of ‘The Orville’ are available to watch on Hulu (opens in a new tab) in most countries, and plans in the US start at $6.99 per month. New episodes of Season 3 will be released every Thursday. Viewers in Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and the UK can watch on Disney More (opens in a new tab) with accessibility coming soon for Japan and South Korea. Latin American viewers can watch on Star Plus.

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Mainers choose their favorite dog breeds

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Who doesn’t like dogs?

Ah yes, the dog. The men’s best friend. Good old Fido and Rover. Probably the greatest living creation.

Let’s face it, if you love dogs, you’re getting where I’m going with this. They are simply wonderful creatures. Dogs have the ability to do so much for us. They are loyal, lovable, protective, young, and downright perfect. They can even help improve your own health. According to American Kennel Clubdogs can help reduce stress, improve heart health, give you a more active lifestyle, reduce loneliness, and even reduce the risk of allergies.

As you can probably tell, I’ve owned a dog all my life. Nothing but rescue dogs for life for this guy, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have affection for all breeds.

I was reading the other day that the Labrador Retrievers is actually the most popular breed in Maine. It’s not surprising. These canines make a perfect dog breed, especially for us Mainers. However, it made me start wondering about other popular dog breeds here in Maine.

Thanks to WBLM’s social media nation, I was able to put together a list of 30 different dog breeds that listeners chose as their favorites.

Some of these dog breeds are the absolute top draft picks, while others are a little more surprising. One thing I know is that there is no wrong answer. Every dog ​​is equally awesome.

You can see our voters’ picks below. What breed of dog do you prefer?

And don’t forget to check your local shelter to possibly find your next one. good girl or boy.

Favorite Mainer Dog Breeds

Mainers told us their favorite dog breeds. It’s a unique and diverse list… with a surprise or two.

WATCH: Here are 30 toxic foods for dogs

To prepare for a potential incident, always keep your vet’s phone number handy, as well as an after-hours clinic you can call in case of an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline that you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is to prevent it in the first place. To give you an idea of ​​what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

5 Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid in Difficult Times | Way of life

When times are tough, credit card debt can be unavoidable if you learn how to manage credit or are forced to make risky financial decisions due to hardship.

For Lydia Senn and her husband, who are residents of Alabama, this was their reality during the Great Recession in 2008 after she lost her job and he took a pay cut. They relied on credit cards to get by and racked up about $14,000 in debt.

“We paid off our debt in 2014 and decided to live without a credit card until 2019,” says Senn, who documents his financial journey on his YouTube channel. “We don’t want to rack up high-interest debt, so we’re very strategic and intentional in how we use our credit card.”

Having a plan can help avoid debt or keep it manageable when money is tight. If your situation allows it, consider alternatives before you make credit card mistakes that make it hard to bounce back.

1. Don’t keep spending as usual

Modify your budget if inflation or other circumstances compromise it. With today’s inflation, Senn has adjusted his budget to include rising gas, internet and cellphone charges on his credit card.

“Look at the budget and carefully consider those needs versus wants,” says Katie Bossler, quality assurance specialist at GreenPath, a nonprofit credit counseling agency.

Senn’s grocery bill has gone from $125 a week for a family of six to $225. Lowering that bill is not an option since her husband has lupus and requires an autoimmune protocol diet. “It’s the difference between him thriving and being in pain everyday,” Senn says.

To balance rising costs, it cut spending in other areas and opted for alternatives. Weekly family get-togethers at the local cafe have moved to its terrace. The family now dines out and travels less, and the kids attend a less expensive arts camp.

When reviewing your credit card statement, consider deleting unnecessary purchases or unused subscriptions. Prioritize essentials like rent, utilities, food, and expenses that help generate income. If you’re still struggling financially after making changes, consider other options like full-time or part-time work, or finding roommates, Bossler says.

2. Avoid relying on your credit limit

Shrinking your budget can provide savings opportunities that keep you from relying on credit cards. Save what you can, even just $5 a week. An emergency fund is foolproof, but a credit limit may eventually reach its maximum or be reduced at the issuer’s discretion.

Before that happens, request a higher credit limit from issuers when accounts are in good standing. This way, you have credit available as a last resort that supplements an emergency fund. Note that a transmitter can execute a “difficult investigationon your credit after making this request, an action that can temporarily lower credit scores.

3. Don’t carry a balance on a high-interest credit card

Having a large balance on a high-interest credit card makes purchases more expensive. For credit card accounts rated for interest in 2021, the average rate was 16.45%, according to Federal Reserve data. Some credit card interest rates are even higher at 29.99%.

While a card’s interest rate depends on economic factors and your credit, some cards or institutions offer lower rates that can save you money on outstanding balances. For example, the national average rate on credit cards at credit unions was 11.21% in March 2022, according to data from the National Credit Union Administration.

If you need a debt repayment strategy, a good credit score (a FICO score of 690 or higher) may qualify you for a credit card balance transfer which allows you to transfer a high-interest balance to a new card at a lower rate. Weigh the cost of balance transfer fees and ongoing interest charges to identify the best option. The ideal balance transfer card has no annual fee, a low balance transfer fee of 3% or less, and a long enough introductory APR period of 0% to progress on debt.

4. Stop accumulating late fees

If you anticipate a late payment, promptly contact your credit card issuer. Late fees can cost up to $30 the first time and up to $41 after, according to a 2022 press release from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Some issuers may be able to change your due date, offer financial hardship programs, or refer you to a nonprofit credit counseling agency that provides a debt management plan, according to Bossler. These programs may waive fees or reduce interest rates for a certain period of time.

5. Think twice about cash advances

A credit card cash advance conveniently provides a short-term cash loan at a bank or ATM, but it’s expensive. Interest on the amount of money borrowed begins to accrue immediately and fees may apply.

Instead, consider a personal loan or targeted offers from issuers that turn available credit on a credit card into a less expensive installment loan that puts money in your bank account. For this last option, no loan application or credit check is required.

This article was written by NerdWallet and was originally published by The Associated Press.

The article 5 Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid During Tough Times originally appeared on NerdWallet.

Citi Flexible Loans: A Hassle-Free Way to Borrow for Citi Cardholders

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Credit card companies are continually adding new features to their card offerings to entice new customers to apply and persuade current customers to stay. Citi, one of the largest credit card companies in the United States, is no different. Its Citi Flex Plan, which includes Citi Flex Pay and Citi Flex Loan, is a benefit that offers fixed terms and flexible payment options on purchases and loans for Citi cardholders.

Citi Flex Pay allows a cardholder to repay eligible purchases charged to the card at a fixed interest rate and a fixed monthly payment. This can help cardholders pay monthly credit card payments better. Many card issuers now offer a similar benefit.

Citi Flex Loan is a card benefit not often seen with other cards. It allows a cardholder to borrow from their card’s line of credit. Here is an overview of how this loan works and how a Citi cardholder can access this card feature.

What is a Citi Flex Loan?

Cardholders can consider a Citi Flex loan as a cash advance without the high cash advance fees and annual percentage rate – which is repaid as an installment loan.

With a Citi Flex Loan:

  • There is no application form to fill out.
  • There is no credit check.
  • There are no loan origination fees.
  • The monthly payment is fixed over the term of the loan.
  • The borrower chooses the repayment term of the loan — up to 60 months.
  • The APR is fixed, so even if the credit card’s interest rate fluctuates, the Flex Loan APR remains the same.

How a Citi Flex Loan Works

A Citi Flex loan is very simple. The cardholder chooses the loan amount up to a maximum set by Citi, then selects a loan term option. Since the APR of the loan is fixed, the monthly loan payments do not vary. Citi adds the cardholder’s monthly Citi Flex loan payment to the cardholder’s minimum balance, so the cardholder still makes only one monthly payment.

When a cardholder takes out a Citi Flex loan, the available credit on their card is reduced by the amount of the loan. A cardholder can still use any remaining available credit for other purchases.

How to Get a Citi Flex Loan

Citi cardholders can log into their online account to determine if they are eligible for a Citi Flex loan.

The choice of loan conditions is simple. Citi provides the maximum amount the cardholder can borrow. The minimum is $500, and a cardholder can select the minimum, maximum, or an amount in between.

The cardholder can choose the number of monthly payments, either 12, 24, 36, 48 or 60. The monthly payment and APR will vary depending on the amount and term of the loan, and the cardholder has the option to adjust them to find the most suitable. loan conditions for their budget.

Once the loan terms have been chosen, the cardholder can request a direct deposit of the funds, which could appear in their account in as little as one business day. They can also request a check by mail.

How payments are applied to a Citi Flex loan

Monthly Citi Flex loan payments are added to the cardholder’s minimum monthly card payment, so there’s no second payment to worry about. If a cardholder makes a payment above the minimum, any amount above the minimum is applied to the outstanding balance with the highest interest rate. This can be the card balance or the Citi Flex loan balance.

For example, if the Citi Flex loan balance has an APR of 9.99% and the card has an APR of 21.99%, any payments above the minimum will go to the card balance rather than the loan balance Flex. However, if the cardholder has a low APR, such as a 0% balance transfer offer, any amount paid over the minimum monthly payment will be applied to the flexible loan balance rather than the 0 APR balance. %.

Citi Flex Loan Eligibility

Cardholders pre-screened for Citi Flex loan eligibility may see an offer when they log into their online account. A cardholder interested in a Citi Flex Loan who does not have an offer in their online account can call Citi Customer Service to find out if they are eligible.

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Before taking out a loan, a consumer should compare loan options to determine which one makes the most financial sense. Some consumers will find a Citi Flex loan to be the best option. Others may find a cheaper way to borrow.

Some borrowers might be better off getting a new credit card with a 0% introductory offer than paying interest on a Citi Flex loan. Those who need a longer term loan should also check personal loan rates to ensure they are not paying more interest than necessary.

FAQs

Here are some quick answers to common questions about Citi Flex plans.

  • What is a Citi Flex plan?
    • Citi Flex Plan is a credit card feature available to select Citi cardholders that offers flexible repayment terms and fixed payment options. Citi Flex Pay allows cardholders to make fixed monthly payments on qualifying purchases. Citi Flex Loan allows cardholders to borrow against their available credit at a fixed APR and fixed monthly payments.
  • Does a Citi Flex loan have a prepayment penalty?
    • A Citi Flex loan has no prepayment penalty. However, cardholders who have a card balance and a Citi Flex loan balance should determine how payments are applied. Additional payments may be applied to the regular card balance rather than the Citi Flex loan balance, depending on the APRs of the outstanding balances.
  • How long does it take to process a Citi Flex loan?
    • Once a Flex Citi loan offer is selected, funds can be received by direct deposit in as little as one business day, depending on the time the loan application is submitted and the bank’s response time. receiver.
  • Does Citi Flex Pay charge interest?
    • A Citi Flex Pay plan earns interest as defined by the terms of the plan.

Information is accurate as of July 27, 2022.

Editorial Note: This content is not provided by Citi. Any opinions, analyses, criticisms, evaluations or recommendations expressed in this article are those of the author alone and have not been reviewed, endorsed or otherwise endorsed by Citi.

About the Author

Andrea Norris has worked in the web publishing industry for 15 years, both as a content contributor and editor specializing in topics related to personal finance, frugal living, home and automotive . She writes short and long content and is well trained in SEO keyword research and writing.

Here are the 5 most popular dog breeds in Colorado

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The people of Colorado love their dogs. In fact, Fort Collins was recently ranked as the most dog-friendly city in the Centennial State.

Still, some dogs are more common than others. According at the American Kennel Club (AKC)Labrador Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, and Poodles are the most popular breeds in the United States.

RELATED: 25 Dog Breed-Specific Rescues To Find Your Four-Legged Friend In Colorado

But what kind of dogs does the Colorado love the most? Keep reading to find out.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Peter Schulz // Unsplash

Peter Schulz // Unsplash

WideOpenPets.com, BestLifeOnline.comand BusinessInsider.com list the Rhodesian Ridgeback as Colorado’s most beloved dog.

AKC says the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a “dignified, affectionate, even-tempered” dog and the perfect companion for an athlete (given Colorado is one of the fittest states this trail).

australian cattle dog

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allison christine // Unsplash

MarthaStewart.com and OutThereColorado.com find that the Australian Cattle Dog is Colorado’s favorite pup.

According at AKCthe Australian Cattle Dog is an “alert, inquisitive, pleasant” dog that makes an excellent running partner.

Chihuahua

Alicia Gauthier // Unsplash

Alicia Gauthier // Unsplash

Ratings from TopAgency.com that the people of Colorado are particularly fond of the Chihuahua.

AKC says the Chihuahua is a “charming, graceful and sassy” lapdog that thrives in an urban environment – perfect for living in Denver and Fort Collins.

Golden retriever

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Helena Lopes // Unsplash

TheDelite.com lists the golden retriever as Colorado’s favorite dog breed.

According at AKCThe Golden Retriever is a “friendly, intelligent and devoted” dog who is great with families, young children and other dogs.

Pooch

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Kathy Gomez // Unsplash

Reader’s Digest finds that the Coloradans have a weakness for the pooch. Indeed, Centennial State residents love to adopt shelter dogs, which are usually mixed breeds.

Honorable mentions

  • English Bulldog (OutThereColorado.com)
  • Border collie (OutThereColorado.com)
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi (OutThereColorado.com)
  • German Shorthaired Pointer (OutThereColorado.com)
  • labrador retriever (TopAgency.com & Reader’s Digest)
  • Siberian Husky (TopAgency.com)
  • Pitbull (TopAgency.com)
  • German shepherd (Reader’s Digest)

Learn more about the animals the Coloradans know and love in the gallery below.

Check out these 50 fascinating facts about dogs:

WATCH: Here are 30 toxic foods for dogs

To prepare for a potential incident, always keep your vet’s phone number handy, as well as an after-hours clinic you can call in case of an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline that you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is to prevent it in the first place. To give you an idea of ​​what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

Personal Finances: Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid Right Now

When times are tough, credit card debt can be unavoidable if you learn how to manage credit or are forced to make risky financial decisions due to hardship.

For Lydia Senn and her husband, this was their reality during the Great Recession of 2008 after she lost her job and he took a pay cut. They relied on credit cards to get by and racked up about $14,000 in debt.

“We paid off our debt in 2014 and decided to live without a credit card until 2019,” says Senn, who documents his financial journey on his YouTube channel. “We don’t want to rack up high-interest debt, so we’re very strategic and intentional in how we use our credit card.”


Having a plan can help you avoid debt or manage it when money is tight. If your situation allows it, consider alternatives before you make credit card mistakes that make it hard to bounce back.

Modify your budget if inflation or other circumstances compromise it. With today’s inflation, Senn has adjusted his budget to include rising gas, internet and cellphone charges on his credit card.

“Look at the budget and carefully consider those needs versus wants,” says Katie Bossler, quality assurance specialist at GreenPath, a nonprofit credit counseling agency.

Senn’s grocery bill has gone from $125 a week for a family of six to $225. Lowering that bill is not an option since her husband has lupus and requires an autoimmune protocol diet. “It’s the difference between him thriving and being in pain everyday,” Senn says.

To balance rising costs, it cut spending in other areas and opted for alternatives. Weekly family get-togethers at the local cafe have moved to its terrace. The family now dines out and travels less, and the kids attend a less expensive arts camp.

When reviewing your credit card statement, consider deleting unnecessary purchases or unused subscriptions. Prioritize essentials like rent, utilities, food, and expenses that help generate income. If you’re still struggling financially after making changes, consider other options like full-time or part-time work, or finding roommates, Bossler says.

Shrinking your budget can provide savings opportunities that prevent you from relying on credit cards. Save what you can, even just $5 a week. An emergency fund is foolproof, but a credit limit may eventually reach its maximum or be reduced at the issuer’s discretion.

Before that happens, request a higher credit limit from issuers when accounts are in good standing. This way, you have credit available as a last resort that supplements an emergency fund. Note that an issuer may perform a “thorough investigation” of your credit after making this request, an action that can temporarily lower credit scores.

Having a large balance on a high-interest credit card makes purchases more expensive. For credit card accounts rated for interest in 2021, the average rate was 16.45%, according to Federal Reserve data. Some credit card interest rates are even higher at 29.99%.

While a card’s interest rate depends on economic factors and your credit, some cards or institutions offer lower rates that can save you money on outstanding balances. For example, the national average rate on credit cards at credit unions was 11.21% in March 2022, according to data from the National Credit Union Administration.

If you need a debt repayment strategy, a good credit score (a FICO score of 690 or higher) may qualify you for a balance transfer credit card that lets you transfer a high-interest balance on a new card at a lower rate. Weigh the cost of balance transfer fees and ongoing interest charges to identify the best option. The ideal balance transfer card has no annual fee, a low balance transfer fee of 3% or less, and a long enough introductory APR period of 0% to progress on debt.

If you anticipate a late payment, promptly contact your credit card issuer. Late fees can cost up to $30 the first time and up to $41 after, according to a 2022 press release from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Some issuers may be able to change your due date, offer financial hardship programs, or refer you to a nonprofit credit counseling agency that provides a debt management plan, depending Bossler. These programs may waive fees or reduce interest rates for a certain period of time.

A credit card cash advance conveniently provides a short-term cash loan at a bank or ATM, but it’s expensive. Interest on the amount of money borrowed begins to accrue immediately and fees may apply.

Instead, consider a personal loan or targeted offers from issuers that turn available credit on a credit card into a less expensive installment loan that puts money in your bank account.

For this last option, no loan application or credit check is required.

PaydayChampion explains the ins and outs of lending to direct lenders

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One of the best places to get a loan is from a direct lender. It is likely that using a direct internet lender to apply for a loan would seem strange, but eligible people can benefit from this method.

Is it better to go to a traditional bank or a direct lender?

In the financial sector, a “direct lender” is a company or institution that directly lends money to customers. The absence of application fees means that a direct lender can provide loans at no additional cost.

Medical bills, buying a new car, home renovations, etc. can all be paid for using payday loans from a direct lender.

An organization’s funds are transferred directly to a consumer who applies for a loan through a direct lender. As an alternative, brokers serve as a link between potential borrowers and lenders who are willing to provide loans to people in need. If your loan application is approved, lenders interested in working with you will receive your contact information.

All relevant information must be collected by the lender before an offer can be made. As soon as you accept our offer and agree to the terms, your bank account will be debited.

Do direct lending institutions have advantages over traditional lenders?

If you are authorized to obtain a loan through a direct lender, you will interact directly with that lender. The rest is up to him.

A direct lender may offer better interest rates and terms than a bank or credit card company.

There may be reduced interest rates and terms offered by direct lenders because they understand that their consumers want fast loans and don’t want to face lengthy application processes. Financiers who are directly involved in the process Within minutes or hours in most situations, the customer’s bank account will receive funds from a direct lender.

Your credit score is not taken into account when applying for a loan from a direct lender, which simply requires the minimum amount of information. As a result, direct lenders better understand your situation as a borrower. If the process is made more onerous for you, it will be counterproductive to their goal of providing emergency loans to people in need.

Direct lenders offer a wide range of loan options and a high degree of customization. Direct lenders.

It is possible for direct lenders to provide loans with a high degree of customization and adjustment. They are also able to customize a loan to meet your individual needs and make recommendations on how to better manage your money. It is possible to find lenders willing to work with borrowers whose credit is not perfect, for example. There are a number of unforeseen expenses that lenders could help you with, including medical bills and home repairs.

Faster loan processing is provided by direct lenders.

You can get the cash you need fast with a payday loan through PaydayChampion. In times of financial emergency, a payday loan may be more convenient than a traditional bank loan. You may be able to get your money within 24 hours under certain circumstances.

There is no middleman in the lending process for direct lenders.

In direct loans, there are no intermediaries involved. In other words, you won’t have to pay a broker or middleman to use their services. If you have bad credit, you may not be able to get a loan from a bank or other traditional lender. A direct lender loan could be a lifesaver in these situations.

If you’re looking to get a loan from a direct lender, this article should help you understand your options.

Aubrey Saffa Bender

Content Editor and Writer at Payday Champion

Aubrey Saffa Bender has been a freelance journalist and journalist since 2013. She writes on topics ranging from personal finance and education to technology and business. In her work for PaydayChampion, Aubrey draws primarily from her experiences writing about mortgages, home buying and real estate. She earned a BA with a major in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

BOMB Magazine | A disturbance of the senses: Lizzy Mercier Descloux…

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Recent translation of Emma Ramadan by Lizzy Mercier Descloux Desiderata (1977) makes the first book of poetry by the French post-punk icon available to the English-speaking public for the first time. Written and published before the release of Descloux’s first solo album, Tap Color (1979), Desiderata offers readers a glimpse into the early stages of his poetic imagination, sparked by a collision with New York’s punk and No Wave scenes in the 1970s.

Desiderata (1977) is the result of Descloux’s first visit to New York in 1975 and bears the mark of his encounters within his early punk scene. Traveling with her then-partner Michael Esteban (with whom she ran the diary briefly lived rock news and the Harry Cover boutique, a sort of Parisian analogue of Malcom McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s London SEX), she befriends, among others, Patti Smith and Richard Hell, who both appear in the book. Hell contributed a collage-poem, “I Had to Get Out”, while Smith wrote the book’s preface (nominally a poetic reflection on Robert Bresson) and added drawings and photographs.

The word “desiderata” comes from the Latin desired, meaning “things desired or desired”. It’s an apt title for this explosive little book of poems and pictures. Descloux’s verse is charged with a voracious life force. His poems tend to be quick and abrupt, his prose syncopated and pivotal, cycling through an economy of images whose free-associative character sometimes recalls a surreal form of automatic writing. A line from “Isadora Duncan Pallet” reads: “The swell will intensify / a hoop / a human race / Piraeus is drowning.And another, from “Meat”: “Under the tongue colored settling capsules / A tracheal taste, bled with dividends.“The senses are often blurred. Other times, Descloux’s poems are rooted in a specific site, with “Hudson River” and “One Fifth”, for example, drawing a clear line between the urban and the imaginary, anchoring the collection in space -1970s New York times.

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Lizzy Mercier Descloux and Patti Smith, 1977. Courtesy of Inpatient Press.

Smith’s contributions situate Desiderata in a larger poetic mythology. At the end of his preface we find a photograph of Smith barefoot in a white dress hugging Descloux around the waist. Descloux is in costume, dressed as Arthur Rimbaud. Smith is dressed like her sister, Isabelle. Smith’s attachment to Rimbaud is well known, and there is reason to suspect a bit of transference at work. The comparison may be overdetermined, but Rimbaud certainly occupies an important place in Desiderata, especially in his images. And if we let ourselves go with the pairing, it invites us to read Descloux’s verse. Rimbaud said that a poet can become a visionary “by a long, gigantic and rational derangement of all the senses”. Hints of such synesthesia are scattered throughout Desiderata, appearing in phrases such as “Trouble of green-chartreuse gouache/blood-smile green”, which describes the Hudson River, and “Blue synthetizer, shivering dog/aquamarine of the Siberian eye dripline” in “Siberian”. And in the short poem “His glass of”, a kind of alchemy takes place: “The armed machine of my Fender Jaguar / Music transforms passion into vinegar.

But there is also a darkness in the poetic imagination of Descloux, which resembles less the jubilant Rimbaud than the sinister Lautréamont. A portrait of the latter accompanies the poem “Eva with the Compliments of the Air Force”, and her name is playfully quoted in the title “Isadora Duncan Pallet”, which suggests a nocturnal alter ego for the poet. Take the closing exclamatory lines of “Rising Tiger Balm,” which point to a death urge lurking beneath all the excitement: “The missing birthmarks / Such and such a dead person. / The Savage Death.; / Embalmed! Jaxing! Or the first lines of “ANTIMACASSAR. “: “To the mutilated forever / The neck suspended by strings. Part of what makes Descloux’s poems exciting is their frequent invitation to make such intertextual leaps, but more so their ultimate refusal to be drawn into a fixed poetic lineage. Their hints remain open and unfinished, a collection of non-exhaustive entry points. There’s also something playfully iconoclastic at work, pitting 19th-century poetry against 1970s New York punk.

The elegant translation of Ramadan manages to capture the electricity of Descloux’s verses. Not an easy task, given the latter’s taste for neologisms and onomatopoeia. The native French of Desiderata is included in its entirety, laminated in the middle of the book (“head to tail” as the publisher’s site says). This avoids any alteration of the composition of the book as an art object and preserves the layout of its poems, images and collages. One suspects that a side-by-side translation would have been a disaster.

Readers familiar with Descloux’s music might find Desiderata pleasantly anachronistic. The frenetic energy and jerky rhythm of songs like “Slipped Disc” or the clownish mix of curious and exclaiming vocal phrasing of “Torso Corso” read into the poems, animating them with the future. The combination accentuates the dynamic collage effect of Descloux’s book. My advice is to read and listen at the same time.

At Lizzie Mercier Descloux Desiderata is available from Inpatient Press.

There will be a reading of Desiderata by Stephanie LaCava and Emma Ramadan at Codex Books in New York on July 28.

Swimming pool: A huge world of the senses | Frank swimming pool

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Ed Yong is one of the most talented science journalists writing today. He has previously won a Pulitzer Prize for Exploratory Reporting for his work documenting the COVID-19 pandemic in articles published in The Atlantic. I have followed his work with pleasure for years.

At the start of a long drive from St. Louis to Austin, I loaded up the audiobook of his most recent work, “An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Senses Around Us.” It’s delightful and informative, written with a clear eye, light touch and flashes of humor.

Yong’s method involves interviewing scientists working on animal senses. He goes into the labs and into the field with them, and he offers specific anecdotes of his own interactions with some of the reptiles, mammals, cephalopods, and insects whose senses he describes.

His main concern is to imagine what the sensory worlds of animals look like, their Umwelt, a German word referring to the autonomous sensory environment, or lived environment, of sentient people and animals. Yong also repeatedly references a famous 1974 essay by philosopher Thomas Nagel, “What Is It Like to Be a Bat?” which has been described as the most widely cited thought experiment on consciousness.

The book is organized in chapters around different senses: smell, taste, sight, heat, touch, pain, hearing, surface vibrations, echolocation, electric and magnetic fields.

It begins with the related senses of smell and taste, describing, for example, how a snake’s forked tongue senses its surroundings, followed by a personal description of a walk with its dog. The chapter on surface vibrations was fascinating. Tiny insects create rhythms on plants that can be picked up by microphones.

Perhaps the best chapters in the book are the two on vision. Eagles and vultures tend to crash into wind turbines because their eyes look down, not forward. Most mammals, like dogs, have two types of cone cells in their retinas that allow them to see color, but not as well as most non-colorblind humans. Most of us, like most primates, are trichromatic, meaning we have three types of colored cone cells in our eyes.

Three types of cones allow us to see the world in color, but most fish and many birds can see many more colors than we can because they have four types of cones in their retinas. They can see colors in ultraviolet wavelengths that we cannot. Many species in which males appear indistinguishable from females do not look like this in the ultraviolet.

Fascinatingly, a small number of women are tetrachromatic. They usually don’t even realize that they can see colors better and perceive color combinations better than the rest of us can. Yong fancifully calls these colors “rurple, grurple, and yurple.”

The eyes evolved independently up to 40 times. Yong focuses on the mantis shrimp’s unusual eyes which give it polarized vision. It also tells us that although some creatures like eagles have much sharper eyes than ours, humans have greater visual acuity than most species.

We learn a lot here, and how we know it. We can try to imagine, imperfectly, the world as it is perceived by living beings by looking at their sensory organs, their behaviors, their bodies, their environments and their evolutionary histories.

It ends with a plea to restrict lights and sounds that interfere with the natural world, which is bigger than we realize.

Yong inspires imagination and wonder at Creation. It reminds us that we are the only species capable of imagining the Umwelten of other animals. This book on the perceptual senses expands our moral senses.

– Frank T. Pool is an award-winning columnist and poet who grew up on Maple Street in Longview and graduated from Longview High School. He is a semi-retired teacher living in Austin. FrankT.Pool@gmail.com.

A Beginner’s Guide to Dog Grooming: Everything You Need

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Everything you need to groom your dog at home

It’s important to groom your dog regularly if you want him to look his best. While you can certainly take your dog to a professional service, it can add up quickly. Plus, grooming your dog yourself can be a great bonding experience, bringing the two of you closer.

Having the right tools for the job is important if you want your dog grooming experience to go smoothly. From brushes and shampoos to nail clippers and raised tables, there are a number of grooming supplies that can make the process easier.

What to Consider When Buying Dog Grooming Supplies

The best supplies for your puppy

Grooming your dog should be an enjoyable experience for all parties involved. To that end, you need to think about supplies that will make your job easier and the process smoother for your dog.

For example, items like raised tubs and grooming tables save you from having to bend over to wash them. A powerful cordless clipper makes trimming dog hair more convenient because you won’t be tethered to a plug all the time. It also makes the process gentler on your dog, as there’s less chance of accidentally pulling out hair.

Nail clipper

Trimming nails is an often scary activity for both dog and owner, but using an electric nail grinder can make it considerably more comfortable. That said, some dogs may actually find the noise and vibration of the shredder more frightening than manual clippers. Trial and error is the best way to determine which method works best for you and your canine companion.

Brushes and grooming gloves

Trial and error may also be best when choosing between a detangling brush and a grooming mitt. Both of these items serve the same purpose – to remove all loose hair from your pup’s coat – but you may find that you or your dog prefer one method over the other.

Shampoo

When it comes to choosing a shampoo, it is best to opt for a product based on natural ingredients. It’s also wise to choose a shampoo that contains botanicals that help moisturize the skin and nourish the coat. Combination shampoos and conditioners are a convenient option because they eliminate one step of the bathing process. For more tips on choosing a shampoo, check out the complete guide to dog shampoos on BestReviews.

The best dog grooming accessories

TropiClean Papaya Coconut 2-in-1 Luxury Shampoo and Conditioner

This tropical scent shampoo and conditioner combo saves you time grooming your dog and keeps them looking great and smelling great. Made with naturally-derived ingredients, its pH-balanced formula is gentle on skin, makes fur softer and helps untangle thick, tangled knots.

Sold by Amazon, PetSmart and Soft

Booster Bath Raised dog bathing and grooming center

Booster Bath Raised dog bathing and grooming center

This portable dog tub is elevated, bringing them to your level, and packed with features you and your canine companion will appreciate. These include a rubberized mat for traction, a fan nozzle for washing, a three-point restraint system to keep them in place, and removable legs for easy storage.

Sold by Amazon and Soft

Wahl Bravura Cordless Dog & Cat Clipper

Wahl Bravura Cordless Clipper for Dogs and Cats

These powerful and reliable cordless clippers will last for many years of use, whether you’re a dog owner or a professional groomer. They offer 90 minutes of runtime per charge, come with six attachment guides and an adjustable blade for better control over the length of your dog’s fur.

Sold by Amazon and Soft

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Go Pet Club Dog Grooming Table

This grooming table will make your life a whole lot easier with a height-adjustable upper arm with an attachment point to help hold your dog in place while you work, and it can be folded away when not in use for storage compact. It also comes in several sizes, including one for each dog.

Sold by Amazon and Soft

Dremel 7300-PT Dog & Cat Nail Grinder

Dremel 7300-PT Nail Grinder for Dogs and Cats

This easy-to-use Dremel tool is powerful enough to safely crush the claws of large and small dogs without you having to worry about accidentally nicking the quick and injuring your furry friend. It has two speed settings and runs on a rechargeable battery, so you’re not tethered to an outlet while you work.

Sold by Amazon and Soft

Armer & HamSafari Tartar Control Kit for Dogs

Arm & HamSafari Tartar Control Kit for Dogs

If you want to keep your dog’s pearly whites pearly and white, you need to brush their teeth regularly. This combo pack from Arm & Hammer is affordably priced and includes both the toothbrush and toothpaste, making it great value for money.

Sold by Amazon, Soft and PetSmart

FURminator Demoulding Tool

FURminator Demoulding Tool

This trimming tool removes up to 90% of loose hair and is available in multiple sizes and options for both long and short haired breeds. When you’re done grooming your dog, you can use the fur eject button to easily clean the brush bristles before putting it away.

Sold by Amazon, Soft and PetSmart

HandsOn Pet Grooming Gloves

HandsOn Pet Grooming Gloves

This is a gentle approach to grooming that most dogs appreciate, as it feels more like being stroked than brushed. This one features flexible, non-abrasive rubber nubs that shed excess fur and help distribute their natural oils for a shinier coat.

Sold by Amazon and Soft

Earth Rated Dog Wipes

Earth Rated Dog Wipes

These eco-friendly wipes are ideal for cleaning your dog’s paws and face between baths. They contain several beneficial natural ingredients, such as aloe vera, shea butter and chamomile to leave fur and skin soft and hydrated, and they are available in a lavender or fragrance-free option depending on your preference.

Sold by Amazon

Pawfume Premium Grooming & Finishing Spray

Pawfume Premium Grooming & Finishing Spray

Designed to be used after you’ve finished washing and drying your dog, this finishing spray will leave him smelling great for days. It is a hypoallergenic, alcohol-free formula that is veterinarian-certified to be safe for all breeds of dogs.

Sold by Amazon and Soft

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Everything You Need – KXAN Austin

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Everything you need to groom your dog at home

It’s important to groom your dog regularly if you want him to look his best. While you can certainly take your dog to a professional service, it can add up quickly. Plus, grooming your dog yourself can be a great bonding experience, bringing the two of you closer.

Having the right tools for the job is important if you want your dog grooming experience to go smoothly. From brushes and shampoos to nail clippers and raised tables, there are a number of grooming supplies that can make the process easier.

What to Consider When Buying Dog Grooming Supplies

The best supplies for your puppy

Grooming your dog should be an enjoyable experience for all parties involved. To that end, you need to think about supplies that will make your job easier and the process smoother for your dog.

For example, items like raised tubs and grooming tables save you from having to bend over to wash them. A powerful cordless clipper makes trimming dog hair more convenient because you won’t be tethered to a plug all the time. It also makes the process gentler on your dog, as there’s less chance of accidentally pulling out hair.

Nail clipper

Trimming nails is an often scary activity for both dog and owner, but using an electric nail grinder can make it considerably more comfortable. That said, some dogs may actually find the noise and vibration of the shredder more frightening than manual clippers. Trial and error is the best way to determine which method works best for you and your canine companion.

Brushes and grooming gloves

Trial and error may also be best when choosing between a detangling brush and a grooming mitt. Both of these items serve the same purpose – to remove all loose hair from your pup’s coat – but you may find that you or your dog prefer one method over the other.

Shampoo

When it comes to choosing a shampoo, it is best to opt for a product based on natural ingredients. It’s also wise to choose a shampoo that contains botanicals that help moisturize the skin and nourish the coat. Combination shampoos and conditioners are a convenient option because they eliminate one step of the bathing process. For more tips on choosing a shampoo, check out the complete guide to dog shampoos on BestReviews.

The best dog grooming accessories

TropiClean Papaya Coconut 2-in-1 Luxury Shampoo and Conditioner

This tropical scent shampoo and conditioner combo saves you time grooming your dog and keeps them looking great and smelling great. Made with naturally-derived ingredients, its pH-balanced formula is gentle on skin, makes fur softer and helps untangle thick, tangled knots.

Sold by Amazon, PetSmart and Soft

Booster Bath Raised dog bathing and grooming center

Booster Bath Raised dog bathing and grooming center

This portable dog tub is elevated, bringing them to your level, and packed with features you and your canine companion will appreciate. These include a rubberized mat for traction, a fan nozzle for washing, a three-point restraint system to keep them in place, and removable legs for easy storage.

Sold by Amazon and Soft

Wahl Bravura Cordless Dog & Cat Clipper

Wahl Bravura Cordless Clipper for Dogs and Cats

These powerful and reliable cordless clippers will last for many years of use, whether you’re a dog owner or a professional groomer. They offer 90 minutes of runtime per charge, come with six attachment guides and an adjustable blade for better control over the length of your dog’s coat.

Sold by Amazon and Soft

Dog Grooming Table” alt=”Go Pet Club Dog Grooming Table” src=”https://cdn.bestreviews.com/images/v4desktop/image-full-page-cb/go-pet-club-dog-grooming-table-34bcb3.jpg?p=w1228″/>

Go Pet Club Dog Grooming Table

This grooming table will make your life a whole lot easier with a height-adjustable upper arm with an attachment point to help hold your dog in place while you work, and it can be folded away when not in use for storage compact. It also comes in several sizes, including one for each dog.

Sold by Amazon and Soft

Dremel 7300-PT Dog & Cat Nail Grinder

Dremel 7300-PT Nail Grinder for Dogs and Cats

This easy-to-use Dremel tool is powerful enough to safely crush the claws of large and small dogs without you having to worry about accidentally nicking the quick and injuring your furry friend. It has two speed settings and runs on a rechargeable battery, so you’re not tethered to an outlet while you work.

Sold by Amazon and Soft

Armer & HamSafari Tartar Control Kit for Dogs

Arm & HamSafari Tartar Control Kit for Dogs

If you want to keep your dog’s pearly whites pearly and white, you need to brush their teeth regularly. This combo pack from Arm & Hammer is affordably priced and includes both the toothbrush and toothpaste, making it great value for money.

Sold by Amazon, Soft and PetSmart

FURminator Demoulding Tool

FURminator Demoulding Tool

This trimming tool removes up to 90% of loose hair and is available in multiple sizes and options for long and short haired breeds. When you’re done grooming your dog, you can use the fur eject button to easily clean the bristles of the brush before putting it away.

Sold by Amazon, Soft and PetSmart

HandsOn Pet Grooming Gloves

HandsOn Pet Grooming Gloves

This is a gentle approach to grooming that most dogs appreciate, as it feels more like being stroked than brushed. This one features flexible, non-abrasive rubber nubs that shed excess fur and help distribute their natural oils for a shinier coat.

Sold by Amazon and Soft

Earth Rated Dog Wipes

Earth Rated Dog Wipes

These eco-friendly wipes are ideal for cleaning your dog’s paws and face between baths. They contain several beneficial natural ingredients, such as aloe vera, shea butter and chamomile to leave fur and skin soft and hydrated, and they are available in a lavender or fragrance-free option depending on your preference.

Sold by Amazon

Pawfume Premium Grooming & Finishing Spray

Pawfume Premium Grooming & Finishing Spray

Designed to be used after you’ve finished washing and drying your dog, this finishing spray will leave him smelling great for days. It is a hypoallergenic, alcohol-free formula that is veterinarian-certified to be safe for all breeds of dogs.

Sold by Amazon and Soft

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10 dog breeds most likely to attract conversations from strangers

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Golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers and German shepherds are among the stranger-friendly dog ​​breeds that are most likely to attract conversations, according to new research.

According to Rover.com, more than half of people (56%) say they are twice as likely to talk to someone they don’t know if they have a dog. Meanwhile, nearly four in 10 (37%) said they would only strike up a conversation with a stranger if they had a puppy.

Many pet owners know that dogs help build human-to-human friendships and social support, especially when out for a walk. Unsurprisingly, easy-going Golden Retrievers took the top spot, with most people likely to strike up a conversation with their owners. Other puppies on the list include people-loving cockapoos, dachshunds, and cocker spaniels known to be sweet, affectionate, and friendly.

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More than 55% of people say they have made new friends through their furry companions, with 69% saying passers-by regularly stop to talk to them when they walk the dog.

“Dogs are naturally very social and by their very nature help bring people together. They are a great icebreaker in many social situations, making solo outings less lonely,” behaviorist Adem Fehmi said. Rover’s canine. “Our four-legged best friends also help us feel confident in both familiar and new surroundings when we’re around.”

Take a look at the full list below…

10 dog breeds most likely to attract conversations from strangers

  1. Golden retriever
  2. Labrador
  3. German shepherd
  4. french bulldog
  5. border collie
  6. Cockapoo
  7. Dachshund
  8. Cocker
  9. Hoarse
  10. Pug

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    5 Best Bad Credit Debt Consolidation Loans with Guaranteed Decisions in 2022


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    Dangers of Aggressive Dog Breeds and the Threat of Not Training Them Well

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    An 82-year-old woman, Savitri, was fatally attacked by her pet dog and suffered serious bites to her abdomen and neck. She died on Wednesday during treatment at a trauma center in the Qaiserbagh area of ​​Lucknow. This unfortunate incident raises many questions about why pets attack the very owners who train and raise them.

    Is it because pet owners, in most cases, when selecting breeds, ignore the temperament of the pet they bring home. Additionally, people who live near aggressive pet breeds are not well equipped with knowledge about the special training needed for breeds like Pit Bulls. In the above incident, the dog of said breed attacked its owner to death.

    Dog care and training go hand in hand. Even if you think of your dog as a member of your family, you can’t turn your back on the fact that he is, after all, an animal and that he would behave in a certain way.

    Some dog breeds are considered aggressive and require special training. In some cases, people love owning fancy dog ​​breeds as a “fashion statement” when they don’t pay much attention to the special care these breeds need. It’s not entirely about the breed of the dog, it’s about proper care and training. Many breeds have special training requirements.

    If you want to bring home a pet and make it part of your family, there are a few things you need to keep in mind:

    dogs are social

    Dogs of all breeds are among the most social animals. They have excellent “people skills” and they enjoy being around other animals and humans. The more they interact with people, the better their mind works and they stay calm and composed.

    According to a research-based article, Dogs in the service of human health and well-being: a biopsychosocial approach“Through the processes of domestication and natural selection, dogs have become adept at socializing with humans.”

    In reality, it’s disheartening to see most people keep their pet dogs confined to a particular area, away from people. These dogs become very tired of their solitary state and tend to develop overtly aggressive behavior.

    treat them well

    Dogs sometimes require special treatment. Once domesticated, they must be given a special place and their limits must be defined. Meeting their needs is considered a motivating action and dogs are very reciprocal towards those who treat them well.

    According The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)“The safest and most effective way to deal with an aggression problem is to implement behavior modification under the guidance of a trained professional. Modifying a dog’s behavior involves rewarding him for his good behavior, so you’re likely to be more successful if your dog likes praise, treats, and toys.

    Adequate training

    Training is very important, especially if you live with a dog breed that is considered aggressive. The root cause of any untoward incident involving a dog is; human behavior itself. The very concept of being a “dog lover” is misunderstood. Domesticating an animal goes against its basic nature, which is meant to behave untamed. With proper training by a certified dog trainer, the dog’s behavior can be corrected according to the home environment. It’s like sending your child to school. It’s for them and your benefit. A well-trained dog would know the areas where he is allowed inside the house and how to behave.

    According Importance of Puppy Training for Future Dog Behaviorpublished in the Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, “Adequate socialization is necessary to produce a well-balanced, well-adjusted dog.”

    Some important tips to keep in mind:

    • Always keep the dog in a well ventilated and cool area of ​​the house
    • Make sure the dog has access to drinking water at all times
    • Do not keep the dog on a leash or confined at all times
    • “Potty training” is a must
    • If you walk your dog, always have a “poop scoop” with you
    • Let your dog meet your friends, relatives and acquaintances
    • Most dogs love children, let them around toddlers
    • Make sure your dog understands and responds to your commands

    Above all, correct your own behavior. If you are disciplined, your dog will replicate.

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    An Immense World review: How animal senses reveal hidden worlds

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    The emerald jewel wasp of tropical Africa, we are told in this remarkable and transformative book of popular science, is a real beauty. Two and a half centimeters of metallic green with shimmering red thighs, the wasp is also a killer.

    It possesses a sting with a tactile tip that it can insert into the midsection of much larger cockroach prey. This injection briefly paralyzes the victim’s center of locomotion, but a second sting fired into the cockroach’s brain tranquilizes it for the rest of its short life. In the “submissive zombie” state, the roach will travel to the wasp’s lair to serve as fresh protein to the offspring of the jewel wasp. The wasp’s control over its victim is such that it can use its antennae to guide the cockroach, much like a human might walk a dog.

    The wasp’s stinger is so sensitized to the task that it can locate the exact cluster of neurons amidst the tangle of muscles and organs inside a cockroach’s tiny head. Experiments have shown that if the victim’s brain is removed or replaced with a pellet, the wasp senses that something is wrong even when the replacement deviates only slightly in texture from the real organ. In short, the wasp’s sense of touch is amazing.

    [See also: Remaking the Anthropocene]

    This is just one of the myriad stories that Ed Yong, a British science writer for the Atlantic magazine, came together to illuminate the variety of behaviors pursued by the occupants of Earth. However, the primary objective of the author is more refined than a simple bestiary. It seeks to offer its reader a panoramic and complex portrait of the sensory capacities that underlie a multitude of lifestyles.

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    Here are large whales, whose low-frequency song is so tuned to the sound resonances of the open ocean that the songs can be heard by other whales on the other side of the planet. Here are trails created by leafcutter ants, through deposition of chemicals from glands in the gut and limbs, which other ants identify with such precision that a single microgram of pheromone, deposited with such efficiency maximum, would be enough to create a path extending three times around the world. Alas for some ants, if the trail should ever form a full circle, the poor insects can be chemically trapped and run in circles until they expire.

    Chapter by chapter, the author builds an understanding of how each of the primary human senses – smell, taste, sight, hearing, touch – function in other species. But Yong also delves into sensory experiences beyond our knowledge, which modern science is beginning to uncover. One is the ability of turtles and migrating birds to sense the Earth’s geomagnetic field and use it as a navigational tool in their journeys around the world. Earth’s molten metal core and creatures’ visual senses are connected in ways that have yet to be explained.

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    Yong explains his underlying purpose using vocabulary developed by Jakob von Uexküll, an early 20th-century Baltic-German zoologist and philosopher. Uexküll popularized the concept that although we may share physical space with animals, their inner sensory experience of that same geography is radically different. Uexküll called the perceptual capsule in which each species inhabits its Umwelt. He came up with the idea in part to emphasize that our sensory interpretation of life was just one of many. It also aimed to challenge the anthropocentric assumptions that were at the root of so much human behavior and thought.

    In a book that turns into a literary rainforest of other animals’ perceptual experiences, it’s hard to pick out individual stories. Still, I particularly liked Yong’s brilliant description of the auditory powers possessed by most of the world’s 1,400 species of bats. These gifts underpin the bat family’s ability to echolocate, which is truly one of the marvels of animal evolution. Indeed, bats blitz their world in volleys of loud ultrasonic calls (thankfully beyond our audible range). The bats are then drenched in a barrage of feedback from their own echoing sounds, and from these, their own neurological apparatus distills an inner picture of their physical surroundings.

    It was as early as the 18th century that an Italian priest, Lazzaro Spallanzani, formulated the unlikely concept that a bat’s hearing was somehow essential to its ability to “see.” It took another 150 years before American biologist Donald Griffin understood how bats navigated and located their insect prey, sometimes in conditions of total darkness. Yong’s deployment of these processes is a model of precision and clarity of writing that renders the technical complexities in a way that is easy for the layman to grasp.

    [See also: Utopia in the age of climate crisis]

    There is a dual moral purpose to her book, which Yong outlines in a lengthy conclusion. Trapped in ours Umwelt, humans are slow to grasp how our behaviors are increasingly fragmenting the perceptive universes of our fellow citizens. A small example is a memorial event to honor those murdered in New York’s Twin Towers in September 2001. Each year, using 88 xenon bulbs, each rated at 7,000 watts, organizers launch a so- saying Tribute in Light in the night. sky visible 100 kilometers away. Alas, mid-September happens to be peak time for migrating birds, and lights of this nature can have a huge impact on the avian browsing process. During her seven nights of operation, the Tribute in Light has been proven to track over a million birds.

    Excess light is now considered to have effects as severe as other forms of pollution, with the area currently affected worldwide increasing by 2% each year. Noise is an equally serious issue, with all but 14% of America within a mile of a road. You begin to see how Yong’s insistence on this concept of Umwelt begins to shape a new understanding of the issues. Trapped in our daytime indifference to nighttime light or the awful sounds of the mechanosphere, humans don’t know what they’re doing.

    Yet Yong makes an even more important point that is implicit throughout the text. It has a particular resonance at this precise moment. In a post-lockdown world, we have been bombarded with public messages, even from environmentalists, telling us how effective nature is as a safety valve for the hardships of a Covid-afflicted world. I really don’t see too much distinction between a message telling us how great nature is for our well-being and the biblical concept that man should rule over everything on Earth. Both converge on the idea that nature is instrumental to our ends. It exists to meet our needs.

    What this book does is turn that worldview on its head. Yong’s excursion into the extraordinarily complex inner lives of so many creatures – insects, turtles, finches, robins, elephants, sharks, octopuses, whales and jewel wasps – shows us that there is a whole universe of unfathomable all around us.

    It’s not ours. But we can share it. Not since Oliver Morton’s popular science masterpiece eat sun (2007) has a book that demonstrated so convincingly that the Earth is bigger than we know. As Yong writes, “Wonder exists in a backyard garden… Wilderness is not far away. We are continually immersed in it. It is there for us to imagine, savor and protect.

    A Huge World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us
    Ed Yong
    Bodley Head, 464 pages, £20

    Mark Cocker’s most recent book is “A Claxton Diary: Further Field Notes from a Small Planet” (Vintage)

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    If you’ve ever needed extra cash to prepare for your next paycheck, you understand the appeal of a payday loan. Now, video ads on places like TikTok are promoting small, short-term loans to a new, young audience — and making them look cheap and easy. However, just because it looks simple doesn’t mean it is. Predatory payday lenders use the platform to make dishonest claims promising instant money with no credit checks, late fees or interest rates.

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    • Payday loans are expensive. A two-week payday loan with a $15 fee to borrow $100 translates to an annual percentage rate (APR) of almost 400%, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. That’s a huge leap even compared to a high-interest credit card, which has rates around 30%.
    • Just because it’s easy doesn’t mean a payday loan is a good idea. If you’re young or don’t have access to other types of credit, you’re an ideal target for a payday lender. Unscrupulous lenders promote the fact that you don’t need a credit check or documents to get a loan. However, this facility can come at a high cost. Before applying for a payday loan, spend time researching other options.
    • Not all social media ads are truthful. Payday lenders seen on TikTok can promise you instant cash. But if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Many companies like these have come under scrutiny for deceptive lending practices, and some may simply be after access to your bank account. Don’t believe everything you see on social media ads without doing any further research.
    • Make sure you can repay the loan. With such high interest rates, many people find themselves stuck in a debt cycle. Plus, payday loans can ruin your credit if you find yourself unable to pay what you owe.

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    Better alternatives to payday loans

    • Build a budget with an emergency fund. To create a budget so you know how much money you receive and how much you need to pay your bills. This will help you avoid needing a loan in the first place. Then set aside money each month to build an emergency fund. Then you’ll be covered even if an unexpected expense or emergency arises.
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    Read it BBB Tip: Payday Loans for more considerations on working with payday lenders. You will find practical advice in the BBB tip: How to buy financial services as well.

    If you think a payday lender has cheated or taken advantage of you, file a complaint at BBB.org and with the Federal Trade Commission.

    Review: Book About Animal Senses Sheds Even Non-Human Senses | book reviews

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    Six years ago, Ed Yong stunned and delighted readers and critics alike with his dazzling debut, “I Contain Multitudes,” revealing, in vivid detail, the unseen and indispensable world of the microbiome.

    My review for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis proclaimed that he “belongs to the highest tier of science journalists at work today.” Those words proved prophetic (if I may congratulate myself): “I Contain Multitudes” made the New York Times bestseller list, and in the years that followed, Yong’s coverage of the coronavirus pandemic COVID-19 for the Atlantic won a Pulitzer Prize and was named a finalist for a National Magazine Award.

    Now he’s done it again, and more. His lavish new work, “An Immense World”, is an in-depth investigation into the senses of animals, how and why they shape us even as they remain elusive. We do not take this book as long as we fall into it.

    Yong structures “A huge world” around the German name Umwelt, “the part of this environment that an animal can sense and experience – its perceptual world”. Umwelt runs, like a meme, throughout the narrative, as Yong touches on the familiar – sight, sound, pain, etc. – and extends into non-human domains, such as echolocation and magnetoreception, “the only known sensorless sense” and a holy grail for sensory biologists.

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    It delves into the mysteries but follows a clear guideline, amplifying the science. “A bat must constantly adjust its sonar” when stalking prey.

    “To even find a moth in the first place, it must roam wide open spaces,” he writes. “During this search phase, it makes calls that carry as far as possible – strong, long, infrequent pulses whose energy is concentrated in a narrow frequency band. … The whole hunting sequence, from the initial search to terminal buzz, can take place in seconds.

    From bat sonar to dog noses to swimming pool electric fields, Yong’s reporting is layered, seasoned with vivid lab and field scenes, interviews with researchers in a range of disciplines. Animal geeks will dine on the rich anecdotes, historical detours, and concise footnotes, all propelling its momentum. His prose is witty, broad, and scholarly; he ironically notes that male mice “produce a pheromone in their urine which makes females particularly attracted…this substance is called darcin”, according to the male hero of “Pride and Prejudice”.

    Nature is therefore a costume drama, a multiverse, a profusion of wormholes: what goes into one ear can come out transformed. Yong goes beyond the known unknowns – how does a mantis shrimp, with its complex eyes, see? Can mosquitoes sense body heat? — and to unknown unknowns. Have we touched on all the sensory landscapes, or are there others?

    In its final act, “An Immense World” swells with philosophy and politics, highlighting the urgency of climate change. Yong’s book blends epic journeys with intimate accounts, one of the year’s finest journalistic achievements.

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    Review of “An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us”, by Ed Yong

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    An admission: I regularly argue with children about animal facts. Often they are right and I am wrong – I blame the educational cartoon “Wild Kratts”. But I may have regained the edge thanks to Ed Yong’s new book, “An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal The Hidden World Around Us.”

    The premise of the book is that each species has access to a different slice of reality, and we humans can gain new insights by tapping into these alien worldviews. This powerful idea, first proposed by Estonian biologist Jakob von Uexküll in 1909, marinated for the better part of a century before making its way among modern scientists. Over the past decade, research into how other animals perceive and make sense of the world — also known as “umwelt” — has exploded. With “An Immense World,” Atlantic science journalist Yong brings these findings together with the promise of giving readers a scientific insight into what it would be like to be another animal.

    “Through patient observation, through the technologies at our disposal, through the scientific method, and above all through our curiosity and imagination, we can try to enter into [other animals’] worlds,” writes Yong.

    Yong proceeds sense by sense, from the familiar (sight, smell, taste) to the exotic (echolocation, electroreception, magnetoreception). It reveals a world teeming with information to which humans are (perhaps fortunately) insensitive: bats howling with deafening decibels all night long, katydids playing plant stems like violin strings, blazing flowers with ultraviolet bull eyes. Yong explains how these senses work – sometimes down to the biochemical level – and takes us into the field to meet the scientists behind the discoveries, while masterfully weaving these disparate threads into a single narrative cord. But, as I finished chapter after chapter, I couldn’t help feeling that we were still falling short of our promised destination: to understand what it is to be another animal.

    It may not be possible. You may be familiar with the essay “What Is It Like To Be A Bat?” written in 1974 by the philosopher Thomas Nagel. Nagel argues that even a scientist who learns all there is to know about echolocation can never truly imagine the experience of a bat, its umwelt. That’s because the bat has a lifetime of crazy experiences that shape its view of the world, not to mention a totally different brain and body to ours. The best you can hope for, he argues, is to figure out what it would be like for you, a human, being a bat.

    In my opinion, this is not a real limitation. Even if you could make a bat talk, it would probably struggle to describe its experiences, moment to moment, just as you would be baffled if someone asked you to describe your sensory and conscious experiences. (That is, unless you’re James Joyce.) That’s because your umwelt is the only one you’ve ever known. Whenever possible, the only way to understand another animal’s umwelt is through comparison and imagination – two areas where Yong falls short.

    Again and again, Yong tiptoes over the precipice of another animal’s experience, but never quite makes that final imaginative leap. For example, when meeting cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz and her dog Finn, Yong contemplates Horowitz’s insights into her dog’s olfactory experience: “Smells linger in a way that light does not, revealing the ‘story. The former occupants of Horowitz’s room left no ghostly visual traces, but their chemical imprint is there for Finn to detect.

    This is all crucial information, but it doesn’t answer the underlying question: what does it look like? be a dog? Since we humans are such visual creatures, a visual metaphor might help: smells linger, so perhaps a dog’s “view” of the world resembles a long-exposure photograph. Finn “sees” the fading ghostly image of the dog that was there yesterday. He also has some x-ray vision (smells traveling through surfaces), but he’s a bit nearsighted, as smells don’t travel as far as light.

    On the whole, Yong avoids using metaphors for other meanings, but when he indulges in them (or more often, when he quotes a scientist taking that imaginative leap), these are the parts of the book to which I keep thinking. On the question of what it’s like to echolocate like a bat or a dolphin, Yong posits that it could be like “touching with sound”, “It’s like a dolphin reaching out and shaking its surroundings with fantasy hands,” he wrote.

    What Yong never really gets to, though, are the animals interior Lives. As part of the umwelt revolution, scientists are exploring how other animals piece together sensory information into a coherent experience of the world. This, the squishy and controversial field of comparative psychology and cognitive ethology, asks questions such as: Do dogs experience jealousy? (Yes!) Do cats understand cause and effect? (Maybe not!) Do dolphins have a sense of self? (Most likely).

    These discoveries stretch the imagination and force us to contemplate new ways of experiencing the world. What would it be like to feel no separation between you and your environment? How would time feel if it slowed down or speeded up based on your body temperature? Do cats always push things off the shelves because the result never fails to surprise?

    Although “An Immense World” doesn’t quite immerse readers in the world of other animals, it does show how much we humans miss – and misunderstand – when we fail to take into account the worldview of animals. other animals. This, in itself, is a major achievement. Or, as Yong writes: “The task will be difficult, as Nagel predicted. But there is value and glory in the effort.

    Sadie Dingfelder is a Washington-based writer.

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    The Sims 4 Werewolf DLC Features The Most Disgusting Dog Behavior

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    A Sims 4 player has discovered a hilarious and disgusting detail included in the Werewolves game pack that gives werewolves a real dog habit.

    A The Sims 4 player discovered that the game’s new werewolves share a common, disgusting habit with real-life dogs. The newest occult addition to the popular simulation title, Werewolves in The Sims 4 became a reality earlier this month with the release of the werewolves Game Pack. Since then, players have discovered all sorts of entertaining quirks and little details about lycanthropes.

    The Sims 4: Werewolves introduced a host of new supernatural details to the game world, including a vast amount of species knowledge and a myriad of unique werewolf-centric interactions. Some involve the ongoing feud between werewolves and vampires, leaving the duo to fight in supernatural battles as well as the inclusion of new Moodlets that involve their hatred for each other. Others lean into the inherent canine nature of werewolves, with new Sim actions like eating cattle and howling alongside dogs becoming available in-game.

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    Reddit user Skyemu has discovered a hilarious and disgusting werewolf detail in the new Game Pack. When the player has selected a cat’s dirty and full litter box while playing as a werewolf, the option “devour” presents itself. It seems that just like how dogs participate in gross activity in real life, werewolves do in the The Sims 4 kingdom. The user calls the detail what”finally broken” them, referring to the absolute absurdity of the small detail.

    Most fans found that the last werewolves Game Pack has far exceeded gamers’ expectations. While not a perfect pack, its substantial amount of lore, lycanthropic abilities, new actions, and small details made it a standout game pack for many. This last inclusion could very well be another example of a hilarious Easter egg included by The Sims 4 developers in the Game Pack, although this is not necessarily the case. werewolves in The Sims 4 have an ability that allows them to eat objects in order to satisfy their hunger. The same “devour“The option is present for almost all items for werewolves that have the special power, which means it may not specifically be a reference to the fact that dogs often devour junk. in real life – it might just be the edible cover option applied to the litter object.


    Whether the devourable litter box is intentional or not, the fact that it’s an option speaks to all the ways the unique werewolf abilities included in the game come to life. The werewolves The game pack perfectly balances serious lore with more silly elements, giving players plenty to discover about the history of lycanthropes and the tragic history of some of the game’s residents while also introducing options like wolf tug of war -were and edible items to stay consistent with The Sims 4is light-hearted, cartoon-like in nature. While not all players are fans of occult gameplay, unique and hilarious details like this may inspire some new players to try werewolves for themselves.


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    Why your dog eats grass and what to do about it

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    Understanding the behavior of our pets can be a little difficult, whether it’s licking their paws at their adorable “puppy eyes” or acting strangely after grooming, our furry friends sometimes do things that we can’t explain, including eating grass. And if you’ve ever wondered the reason behind this behavior, we have the answer to that.

    Seeing your dog eating grass can be alarming at first, as some of these reasons involve their diet. This means that your puppy is lacking fiber in his diet and is looking for a way to digest the food you give him or is currently suffering from vitamin deficiencies.

    You may want to examine his diet and possibly make adjustments if you notice that your dog is also having stomach issues. A solution could be to ask your veterinarian for advice, to change his food or the quantities you give him.

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    When your dog eats grass, it also means that he is dehydrated because grass has a high water content. Always keep fresh water for your pet, especially if you notice him eating it on hot days.

    It is also a sign that they currently have a stomach ache or are suffering from acid reflux, and the herb can provide temporary relief and help them release bile that is irritating their stomach. This is why dogs sometimes vomit after eating grass, but giving your dog boiled chicken and rice could be a solution to his stomach problems.

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    6 BEST PAYDAY LOANS ONLINE | TOP NO CREDIT CHECK LOANS WITH GUARANTEED APPROVAL | DIRECT LENDERS


    Are you a proud American looking for a loan for bad credit ? Maybe you have bad credit or have been through a tough financial time. Are you late with your bills or do you owe money to a family member? Maybe your car broke down recently and you can’t afford the cost of repairing it, or maybe you just need the money to live on.

    Either way, a bad credit loan with guaranteed approval and/or no credit check might be the right thing for you. In this in-depth review, we’re going to highlight some of the top bad credit loan direct lenders. These companies that we are going to highlight are some of the best in America and they have a strong following.

    However, we have to be honest with you before starting this review. The reality you need to know is that not all bad credit lenders are good. There are many out there that offer all types of emergency loans. What you need to watch out for and pay close attention to are the interest rates offered by some of these direct lenders.

    It is with great pleasure that we can inform you that all payday loan the lenders we talk about in this review are the best in America. We will also highlight for you some of the pros and cons of each of these lenders.

    So sit back and relax and get ready for a good read. This is going to be by far one of the best bad credit loan reviews you will ever read. Here we are:

    #1. MUTUAL MONEY – Best direct lender for loans without credit check

    #2. CREDITLOAN – Best emergency loan for bad credit lender

    #3. FUNDSJOY – Bad credit payday loans with instant approval

    #4. REAL AMERICAN LOAN – Best Short Term Lender in America

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    If you are familiar with MoneyMutual you’ll know they’re one of the best emergency loan providers in the game. They’re fast, reliable, and service-oriented. Not only that, they had one of the best spokespersons a company could ask for.

    Do you remember Montell Williams? This guy…

    A legendary daytime talk show host. Montell’s daytime viewership grew by leaps and bounds in the 1990s. After a hugely successful career on daytime talk shows, Montel Williams branched out into promoting MoneyMutual.

    Naturally, when you succeed, people will chase you, and they did. Montel Williams’ haters have come out of the woodwork and sued him for promoting a “bad credit loans” company. These haters would say that Montel was taking advantage of the less fortunate and promoting a company that only preyed on people when needed.

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    Hot on MoneyMutual’s ponytails is CreditLoan . In our opinion, they came out of nowhere! No one gave them much luck, but all of a sudden they started gaining momentum as a bad credit lender. They offer similar loan amounts and interest rates to MoneyMutual, however, they are a different brand and frankly good competition for MoneyMutual.

    Still up and coming, CreditLoans is one money lender to watch. Specifically when it comes to their customer service commitments. In this, as they continue to grow as a payday loan provider, are they able to maintain the same level of exceptional customer service for their clientele. Time will tell, as the personal loan industry is competitive.

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    FondsJoy is one of our favorite short-term loan providers. We love their marketing and easy to use website. Their use of color on their website is very good as it creates a comfortable user experience for anyone looking for loans without credit check.

    One thing to watch out for with FundsJoy is whether they can handle their rapid expansion. Similar to CreditLoans, this company works very well. As more and more people with bad credit apply for fast loans, are they able to handle the back-end and customer service that comes with an increased number of people taking out loans for bad credit.

    Time will tell with this company as well. They are to be watched. We love them though and recommend them to anyone in need of an installment loan.

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    As the name suggests, this bad credit loan provider is for real Americans. They really know their target market because most people who take payday loans of this society identify as true Americans.

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    This may sound strange to you, but hear us out! You wouldn’t believe how popular this bad credit lender is at Christmas time. As we speak… ULTRA popular. There are many people during the holidays who need money quickly and need emergency loans.

    So, of course, a Christmas branded bad credit lender is going to work fine then, right?

    Well, check that out…even when it’s not Christmas time, this payday lender still manages to operate consistently. Why is that? We think it’s because people love Christmas. Anything with a Christmas present is generally accepted quite easily.

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    #6. FundGift – The new bad credit lender with guaranteed approval

    FundGift is new to the scene. Our first impression of them is that they will give MoneyMutual their money’s worth. See what we did there?

    The most impressive thing we’ve seen from FundsGift so far is how quickly their list of money borrowers is growing. They provide all kinds of bad credit loans with guaranteed approval quickly. The rate at which they hand them out makes you think they’ve been in the business for years!

    As we watch FundsGift’s growth take off, we’ll be very interested to see if they get bigger than MoneyMutual. Some people who watch the emergency loan industry very carefully say it is possible while other people in the industry say it will never happen.

    Either way, when it comes to short term loans and 24 hour loans, FundsGift is at the top of their game. If you are looking for $5,000 loans and $10,000 loans, MoneyMutual might be a better option.

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    Final Words on Short Term Loans for Bad Credit

    Good, you have it now. We’ve reviewed six of the best loan for bad credit lenders in America. As we promised, we discussed the pros and cons of each lender.

    It is not up to you to choose which bad credit lender is best for you. After reading our in-depth articles, borrowers usually come to their own conclusion as to which lender to choose. However, some people are still unsure which payday loan provider to choose.

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    The Recorder – Orange native quits business and opens Greenfield dog grooming salon

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    Published: 06/23/2022 16:15:11

    GREENFIELD — Just months after longtime dog grooming business Mighty Clean Mutt closed in January, Jordan LeBlanc has filled the void with Auntie Jordan’s Grooming.

    The grooming salon’s pursuit at 52 French King Highway was also no coincidence, according to LeBlanc, who said Mighty Clean Mutt owner Megan Edson encouraged her to try her own business.

    “She really pushed me to do it in a healthy way,” LeBlanc said. “It’s a very welcoming community.”

    This encouragement prompted LeBlanc to leave the business world behind and start Auntie Jordan’s Grooming, which officially opened on April 1. While the shift from business to grooming our four-legged friends is significant, LeBlanc, who is from Orange, has worked at various pet stores in the area and began grooming her own dogs when she was 10 years old. . She also ran a home grooming business for several years.

    “I really missed dogs,” she said of one of the things that brought her back to the grooming business. “I also have a 6-year-old daughter that I missed.”

    She said she was a little nervous starting her business, but has settled in since opening its doors in April. LeBlanc enjoys getting to know dogs and their owners, especially loyal customers. She joked that sometimes working with dogs is as exhausting as dealing with people in retail.

    “Each dog has its own personality,” she said. “It’s not easy…but it doesn’t get repetitive.”

    Auntie Jordan’s Grooming offers walk-in nail trims for $15-$20, and full grooming appointments are available for $65 per hour. All grooming appointments come with a blueberry bath and facial — which LeBlanc explained “breaks down eye boogies.”

    “We strive to do our best every time,” she said. “It’s one-on-one for the most part, and we don’t have three dogs in the waiting room.”

    To schedule an appointment with LeBlanc and Auntie Jordan’s Grooming, call 413-325-8534 or stop by the salon at 52 French King Highway. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. LeBlanc said those hours are guaranteed for the salon to be open, but she’s also “flexible” with appointments if needed. All breeds of dogs are welcome.

    Chris Larabee can be reached at clarabee@recorder.com or 413-930-4081.

    Over 65? Here are the 6 dog breeds that require the least maintenance

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    It’s a fact: dogs are man’s (and woman’s) best friends. If you grew up with a family dog ​​or ever owned one, you understand the joy it can bring playing fetch or just cuddling on the couch. Upping the ante, research has linked dog ownership to a whole host of health benefits, including lower heart disease risk.

    But dogs can also be a handful. And if you’re over 65, you might not be looking for an energetic dog to keep the kids busy or go on a jog with. Instead, you might want a furry friend that’s a little easier to care for, but still provides the same level of comfort and affection. If that sounds like you, keep reading to find out which six breeds experts say are the lowest maintenance and how they might fit into your lifestyle.

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    This sweet little breed was by far the most frequently recommended for Better life by specialists. Known for their loving and adaptable nature, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are the ideal companion for seniors, according to Jacques Kennedyfounder and CEO of PetDT.

    “Their compact size and good genetics mean they are easy to handle and train, even if the owner is a novice dog,” says Kennedy. These puppies are also good in small spaces, like apartments or bungalows, she adds.

    But this breed is not without its downsides, as it does require a bit of grooming. And like Linda SimonMVB, MRCVS, veterinarian and veterinary consultant for FiveBarks, points out, they can also have certain health complications, namely heart disease and chronic dental disease. “Ideally, owners should buy from breeders who select their breeding stock and only mate the healthiest individuals,” says Simon.

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    Another low-maintenance breed, the Bichon Frize is a perfect option for seniors who don’t want to worry about cleaning up pet hair. Bichons do not shed and are hypoallergenic, Erin MastopietroCEO of dope dogsaid.

    And despite their cheerful nature, these dogs only need short walks, she adds, which makes the Bichon appealing to those who may not want to embark on longer walks.

    “Their demeanor is friendly toward other pets, including dogs and cats, and they’re also good with children,” says Mastopietro. You’ll have no trouble bringing a Bichon around your grandkids, and just like Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, these dogs are good for small spaces. “They’re a great choice for seniors in apartments and living communities because they’re gentle, cuddly, and don’t bark often,” adds Mastropietro.

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    The French Bulldog could be your ideal companion if you are looking for a clumsy, lovable and somewhat lazy puppy. “They’ll snuggle in your lap while you watch the evening news, or they’ll run around the backyard giggling,” says Mastropietro.

    John Woodsdog trainer, author and founder of Everything about dogsechoes that statement, adding that French Bulldogs only need about an hour of daily exercise and won’t rack up a big bill at groomers.

    But if you’ve chosen to retreat to a warm, sunny location, the French Bulldog probably shouldn’t be on your list. According to Mastopietro, Frenchies don’t do well in hot climates and overheat easily.

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    Looking for a bigger breed? Experts recommend the Greyhound. Gentle and considered hypoallergenic, these dogs don’t cause allergy flare-ups and don’t need frequent grooming, according to Woods.

    And if you’re wondering how a breed famous for its speed made this list, the experts have an answer to that, too. “With their reputation as sprinters, the Greyhounds may not seem like the obvious choice,” says Woods. “However, they only have short bursts of energy – they only need an hour of exercise a day, which can be split into two sessions – and like to spend most of their time doing the siesta.”

    Simon advises examining a Greyhound that has retired from racing. Even though they were “top athletes” at one time, they don’t need extra exercise when they reach middle age, she says.

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    The Boston Terrier is a medium-sized option for seniors, weighing only between 20 and 25 pounds, according to Shannon Bunnpet specialist and CEO of Waggy puppies.

    This breed is once again known for its minimal movement requirements and love of being around the house, says Bunn, and Boston Terriers will be very happy to keep their owner company. One of the Boston Terrier’s unique advantages is its intelligence, which makes it easy for seniors to train, she says.

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    Another intelligent race might make you think of one of the most famous old people in the world…queen elizabeth. The British monarch is known for her love of Pembroke Welsh Corgis, which means you might like them too.

    “They’re medium in size, but don’t require an unreasonable level of activity and are compact enough to handle easily,” says Kennedy. You can also train them quickly, thanks to their breed history as herding dogs, she explains.

    You’ll need to walk this breed every day, but Kennedy confirms that these Corgis “are not overly excitable” and can be a loving companion.

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    Summer Dog Grooming Tips |

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    While people tend to dress differently depending on the season, most animals “wear” the same coat all year round. Shaving that hair during the hot summer months might seem like a good idea to keep a dog cool, but it can actually have the opposite effect for some animals.

    Dr. Ashley Navarrette, Assistant Clinical Professor at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, discusses summer grooming and other techniques to help pets beat the heat.

    “While some pets can benefit from thorough grooming, a dog’s full shave is generally not necessary unless there are mats involved,” Navarrette said. “Trimming can be useful in long-haired breeds to make the hair easier to comb, but it must be done by a professional to avoid injury.”

    For dogs, the type of grooming required in the summer depends on the breed and coat type. An important distinction is that some dogs have hair that grows continuously in a single layer, while others have a specific type of hair called fur, which grows in two layers to a specific length.

    “Some breeds require frequent grooming (eg poodles) which may involve shaving coats down to less than 1 inch in length; however, these breeds tend to have hair rather than fur,” Navarrette said.

    During the summer, owners may be tempted to shave dogs with thick double coats, such as Siberian Huskies, Labradors, Australian Shepherds, and Pomeranians, but this thick coat is actually beneficial in hot weather. It serves as a natural insulator to help dogs thermoregulate themselves by creating a barrier of cool air in the coat.

    “We often have issues with shaving these breeds because the undercoat can grow back first and interfere with the growth of the guard hairs, or the main part of the coat that we see,” Navarrette said. “This can cause the coat to change after it grows back.”

    In addition to cosmetic issues, shaving a dog’s fur can make them less tolerant of high temperatures due to the loss of natural insulation.

    Rather than shaving dogs with thick fur, Navarrette recommends frequent brushing to remove excess hair.

    “Brushing is 100% recommended, as many of these breeds will naturally thin the undercoat part of their coat during the warmer months,” she says. “If these hairs are not physically removed by brushing, combing or blowing, the coat may not serve its true purpose of keeping the animal cool.”

    While grooming can certainly play a role in keeping dogs cool, there are plenty of other ways to ensure pets stay comfortable this summer.

    “Whenever possible, I recommend that pets be kept in an air-conditioned environment,” Navarrette said. “I can understand that some dogs spend the majority of their time outside, and in those cases shaded areas can feel 10-15 degrees cooler and should be readily available.”

    Whether indoors or outdoors, pets should always have access to fresh, clean water. Products like cooling mats can also help relieve the heat.

    “Walking the dogs should be done early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid the hottest hours of the day,” Navarrette said. “While temperature is a factor in keeping pets safe, it is also important to consider humidity, asphalt/concrete temperature, age and conformation of the pet ( for example, short-faced breeds are more prone to heat stroke), and health condition.”

    Keeping all of these factors in mind is a great way to ensure your pet has a safe and fun summer. And before you pull out the clippers or head to a pet salon, ask yourself if your dog’s coat helps or hinders his ability to stay cool.

    Glucksman seeking culinary talent to take over award-winning €30,000-a-year UCC Gallery cafe

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    A CHANCE to enter the ground floor of a building crowned with architectural awards – the Glucksman Gallery – has presented itself, in the riverside gardens of University College Cork.

    Auctioneer Amanda Isherwood of Lisney is looking for a new tenant for the Glucksman Gallery cafe/restaurant unit on UCC’s leafy lower grounds beside the South Channel of the River Lee .

    Eat your words? 2017 UCC Writer-in-Residence Cónal Creedon with his dog Judy in the cafe at Glucksman Gallery. Photo: Clare Keogh

    The cafe closed during the Covid-19 crisis, and the previous operator is not reopening, hence the possibility of taking over the well-established entity in a building classified as “must see” and “must visit” by a range of guides.

    The Glucksman Gallery opened in 2004/2005, designed by Irish duo O’Donnell + Tuomey, which won the Royal Gold Medal in 2015, and it has won RIAI and RIBA awards and been shortlisted for the Stirling Prize among his many nominations.

    The Glucksman is also listed internationally as one of the 1001 buildings you must see before you die: now could it be the one to visit before dinner?

    The purpose-built lower ground floor cafe is 2,215 square feet and seats 70 people indoors, with a partially covered outdoor terraced seating area also near the gardens: the gallery was built on a former tennis court, a relic of easier leisure days on the UCC campus. The opening of the cafés should coincide with the opening days and hours of the gallery (Tuesday to Sunday).

    The cafe has extensive floor-to-ceiling glazing and the basement has a fitted commercial kitchen, dry goods store and other facilities, serviced by a passenger lift and freight elevator.

    “We are quoting €30,000 per year and expect good interest as there is a real opportunity for quality food provision in such a unique building on the UCC campus,” says Ms Isherwood from Lisney, who has previously rented Good Days Deli at Nano. Nagle Place by MTU and the UCC School of Architecture in the Nano Nagle Place complex, another Cork city center you must visit.

    BirdsCatchy picture from Dennis Horgan's book
    BirdsCatchy image from Dennis Horgan’s book “Cork from the Air”

    Early interest is already coming from existing restaurant and cafe operators in Cork City, given the prestige and profile of the building and the location of the UCC campus, it was noted.

    DETAILS: Lisney 021-4275079

    Hot Weather Dog Grooming Tips – St. John News

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    By Megan Myers PetTalk Texas A&M mmyers@cvm.tamu.edu

    While people tend to dress differently depending on the season, most animals “wear” the same coat all year round. Shaving that hair during the hot summer months might seem like a good idea to keep a dog cool, but it can actually have the opposite effect for some animals.

    Dr. Ashley Navarrette, Assistant Clinical Professor at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, discusses summer grooming and other techniques to help pets beat the heat.

    “While some pets can benefit from thorough grooming, a dog’s full shave is generally not necessary unless there are mats involved,” Navarrette said. “Trimming can be useful in long-haired breeds to make the hair easier to comb, but it must be done by a professional to avoid injury.”

    For dogs, the type of grooming required in the summer depends on the breed and coat type. An important distinction is that some dogs have hair that grows continuously in a single layer, while others have a specific type of hair called fur, which grows in two layers to a specific length.

    “Some breeds require frequent grooming (eg poodles) which may involve shaving coats down to less than 1 inch in length; however, these breeds tend to have hair rather than fur,” Navarrette said.

    During the summer, owners may be tempted to shave dogs with thick double coats, such as Siberian Huskies, Labradors, Australian Shepherds, and Pomeranians, but this thick coat is actually beneficial in hot weather. It serves as a natural insulator to help dogs thermoregulate themselves by creating a barrier of cool air in the coat.

    “We often have issues with shaving these breeds because the undercoat can grow back first and interfere with the growth of the guard hairs, or the main part of the coat that we see,” Navarrette said. “This can cause the coat to change after it grows back.”

    In addition to cosmetic issues, shaving a dog’s fur can make them less tolerant of high temperatures due to the loss of natural insulation.

    Rather than shaving dogs with thick fur, Navarrette recommends frequent brushing to remove excess hair.

    “Brushing is 100% recommended, as many of these breeds will naturally thin the undercoat part of their coat during the warmer months,” she says. “If these hairs are not physically removed by brushing, combing or blowing, the coat may not serve its true purpose of keeping the animal cool.”

    While grooming can certainly play a role in keeping dogs cool, there are plenty of other ways to ensure pets stay comfortable this summer.

    “Whenever possible, I recommend that pets be kept in an air-conditioned environment,” Navarrette said. “I can understand that some dogs spend the majority of their time outside, and in those cases shaded areas can feel 10-15 degrees cooler and should be readily available.”

    Whether indoors or outdoors, pets should always have access to fresh, clean water. Products like cooling mats can also help relieve the heat.

    “Walking the dogs should be done early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid the hottest hours of the day,” Navarrette said. “While temperature is a factor in keeping pets safe, it is also important to consider humidity, asphalt/concrete temperature, age and conformation of the pet ( for example, short-faced breeds are more prone to heat stroke), and health condition.”

    Keeping all of these factors in mind is a great way to ensure your pet has a safe and fun summer. And before you pull out the clippers or head to a pet salon, ask yourself if your dog’s coat helps or hinders his ability to stay cool.

    In ‘An Immense World,’ Ed Yong dives deep into animal senses: NPR

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    A huge world

    Imagine walking through your yard or a nearby park and immediately the sounds of an orchestra of insects surround you.

    Produced by the muscular movements of sap-feeding insects called leafhoppers, this imaginary soundscape emerges from vibrations that travel through the surface of plants. But it’s not at all like the familiar vocalizations of crickets or cicadas; it is rather something richer, more varied. Some sounds sound like songs, others sound like machines or musical instruments. Noise from even a single factory can be “as loud as a busy street”.

    In A Huge World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us, Pulitzer Prize-winning science journalist Ed Yong explains that on a real walk instead of the one we imagined, humans couldn’t hear the music of leafhoppers without special equipment. In the company of scientists equipped with a laser vibrometer, a device that converts the vibrations of leafhoppers into sounds audible to the human ear, Yong manages to hear them in nature and in the laboratory. He is “stunned” by the “haunting and hypnotizing” sounds.

    In this book which follows that of 2018 I Contain Multitudes, Yong writes with the perfect balance of scientific rigor and personal admiration as he invites readers to grasp something of how other animals experience the world. Communicating through surface vibrations is a very cool example that extends beyond leafhoppers to elephants and spiders, and to this fact on frogs: listening for vibrations entering eggs, frog embryos hatch quickly if a snake shows up with a hard bite, but ignores rain, wind, footsteps and even an earthquake. “They have agency,” Yong writes. “They have an Umwelt.”

    Made famous by zoologist Jakob von Uexkull in 1909, the term Umwelt refers to the perceptual world experienced by each animal, a kind of very specific “sensory bubble”. When we walk our dog and he stops to smell all the other bushes or car tires, he picks up smells through his extremely sensitive nose that we pick up weakly or not at all. This is because humans and dogs have two different sensory bubbles, or Umwelten.

    Yong explores the Umwelten of animals through chapters devoted, in addition to surface vibrations, to smells and tastes; light; Color; pain; Heat; contact and flow; sound; echoes; electric fields; and magnetic fields. The last two chapters then deal with how the senses work together and how a single species, ours, has disrupted animal senses through light and sound pollution. Gradually, the theme that Yong initially establishes takes shape and dimension as he writes that our own Umwelt seems natural, but it is only a way of feeling the world:

    “That’s all we know, and so we easily confuse it with all there is to know. As a result, we tend to ‘frame the lives of animals according to our senses rather than theirs’. .

    Yong is indifferent to the two motivations that drive scientists to study animal senses: to better understand our own senses and to apply knowledge of animal senses to produce new technologies. I found his insight welcome: “Animals are not just substitutes for humans or fodder for brainstorming sessions. They have value in themselves.”

    Did you know that most insects are deaf? That the visual fields of cows, which may appear to be staring to the point of being indifferent to the environment, wrap around in space so that cows can see ahead, to the sides and behind them all at the same time? Or that the only sense that exists without some associated organ is magnetoreception, used by green sea turtles that “read” the Earth’s magnetic fields when they return to their nesting grounds on a small island after traveling 1 200 miles away?

    Magnetoreception is a sense that humans (apparently) rarely use, while some animal sensory abilities are not available to us at all. Some electric fish “can determine the position, size, shape, and distance of” nearby objects by creating “electric images…from patterns of voltage dancing across” their skin. Dolphins sail by listening to the echoes of their clicks:

    “If a dolphin echolocates you, it will sense your lungs and skeleton. It can probably detect shrapnel in war veterans and fetuses in pregnant women. It can almost certainly tell different [fish] species apart depending on the form of [their] air bladders.”

    (That’s not to say humans can’t echolocate at all. Yong walks with Daniel Kish, who had both eyes removed in his early childhood due to aggressive cancer. When Kish walks around, does biking or hiking, it emits clicks that allow it to sense, through echoes, the location and shapes of everything from houses to cars to trees.Yet even the best human echolocators don’t can’t do what dolphins can do.)

    My admiration for the book is, well, immense. I wonder about a choice Yong makes, evident in some examples above and in sentences like this: “A dolphin is an echolocator that clicks with its nose and listens with its jaw.” Here, the word “it” is better suited to an object than to a living and thinking being, the same with the word “it”. An alternative phrase, “Dolphins are echolocators that click with their noses and listen with their jaws,” strikes me as more aligned with Yong’s obvious respect for animals as precious beings in their own right. As Scott Simon wrote last year for NPR, “If a cat or dog shares your home, I’m assuming you’re not referring to the four-legged family member licking your face, napping on your lap, sleep on your bed…like ‘it’.” Full disclosure: I was a signatory to a letter described by Simon asking the media to use more animal-friendly pronouns.

    With our insistence on bright lights disrupting dark skies and a lifestyle that produces incessant noise from all manner of machinery, including on land, air and sea routes, we are seriously impairing other animals’ ability to use their senses correctly. But there is hope, because “sensory pollution is an ecological gimme”: conditions immediately improve when lights or motors are turned off or adjusted. By turning off lights that interfere with the paths of migratory birds and sea turtles, and dampening noise through the use of acoustic barriers, we can protect the glorious Umwelten all around us.

    Like thousands of others, I have relied throughout COVID-19 on reporting from Yong to Atlantic as he opened up the rapidly changing world of pandemic science. Now with A huge world, Yong sheds light on a host of other animal sensory worlds that co-exist with our own, and how we can protect them. He has synthesized and convincingly presented a spectacular amount of scientific information to do this, which looks easy along the way. But it’s not easy at all. It is a magnificent achievement.

    Barbara J. King is Distinguished Biological Anthropologist at William & Mary. Animals’ Best Friends: Bringing Compassion to Animals in Captivity is his seventh book. Find her on Twitter @bjkingape

    Hot Weather Dog Grooming Tips – Shawnee News-Star

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    College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University

    While people tend to dress differently depending on the season, most animals “wear” the same coat all year round. Shaving that hair during the hot summer months might seem like a good idea to keep a dog cool, but it can actually have the opposite effect for some animals.

    Dr. Ashley Navarrette, Assistant Clinical Professor at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, discusses summer grooming and other techniques to help pets beat the heat.

    “While some pets can benefit from thorough grooming, a dog’s full shave is generally not necessary unless there are mats involved,” Navarrette said. “Trimming can be useful in long-haired breeds to make the hair easier to comb, but it must be done by a professional to avoid injury.”

    For dogs, the type of grooming required in the summer depends on the breed and coat type. An important distinction is that some dogs have hair that grows continuously in a single layer, while others have a specific type of hair called fur, which grows in two layers to a specific length.

    “Some breeds require frequent grooming (eg poodles) which may involve shaving coats down to less than 1 inch in length; however, these breeds tend to have hair rather than fur,” Navarrette said.

    During the summer, owners may be tempted to shave dogs with thick double coats, such as Siberian Huskies, Labradors, Australian Shepherds, and Pomeranians, but this thick coat is actually beneficial in hot weather. It serves as a natural insulator to help dogs thermoregulate themselves by creating a barrier of cool air in the coat.

    “We often have issues with shaving these breeds because the undercoat can grow back first and interfere with the growth of the guard hairs, or the main part of the coat that we see,” Navarrette said. “This can cause the coat to change after it grows back.”

    In addition to cosmetic issues, shaving a dog’s fur can make it less tolerant of high temperatures due to the loss of natural insulation.

    Rather than shaving dogs with thick coats, Navarrette recommends frequent brushing to remove excess hair.

    “Brushing is 100% recommended, as many of these breeds will naturally thin the undercoat part of their coat during the warmer months,” she says. “If these hairs are not physically removed by brushing, combing or blowing, the coat may not serve its true purpose of keeping the animal cool.”

    While grooming can certainly play a role in keeping dogs cool, there are plenty of other ways to ensure pets stay comfortable this summer.

    “Whenever possible, I recommend that pets be kept in an air-conditioned environment,” Navarrette said. “I can understand that some dogs spend the majority of their time outside, and in those cases shaded areas can feel 10-15 degrees cooler and should be readily available.”

    Whether indoors or outdoors, pets should always have access to fresh, clean water. Products like cooling mats can also help relieve the heat.

    “Walking the dogs should be done early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid the hottest hours of the day,” Navarrette said. “While temperature is a factor in keeping pets safe, it is also important to consider humidity, asphalt/concrete temperature, age and conformation of the pet ( for example, short-faced breeds are more prone to heat stroke), and health condition.”

    Keeping all of these factors in mind is a great way to ensure your pet has a safe and fun summer. And before you pull out the clippers or head to a pet salon, ask yourself if your dog’s coat helps or hinders his ability to stay cool.

    Pet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University. The stories can be viewed on the web at vetmed.tamu.edu/news/pettalk. Suggestions for future topics can be directed to editor@cvm.tamu.edu.

    Is it time for a summer haircut? Hot Weather Dog Grooming Tips

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    While people tend to dress differently depending on the season, most animals “wear” the same coat all year round. Shaving that hair during the hot summer months might seem like a good idea to keep a dog cool, but it can actually have the opposite effect for some animals.

    Dr. Ashley Navarrette, Assistant Clinical Professor at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, discusses summer grooming and other techniques to help pets beat the heat.

    “While some pets can benefit from thorough grooming, a dog’s full shave is generally not necessary unless there are mats involved,” Navarrette said. “Trimming can be useful in long-haired breeds to make the hair easier to comb, but it must be done by a professional to avoid injury.”

    For dogs, the type of grooming required in the summer depends on the breed and coat type. An important distinction is that some dogs have hair that grows continuously in a single layer, while others have a specific type of hair called fur, which grows in two layers to a specific length.

    “Some breeds require frequent grooming (eg poodles) which may involve shaving coats down to less than 1 inch in length; however, these breeds tend to have hair rather than fur,” Navarrette said.

    During the summer, owners may be tempted to shave dogs with thick double coats, such as Siberian Huskies, Labradors, Australian Shepherds, and Pomeranians, but this thick coat is actually beneficial in hot weather. It serves as a natural insulator to help dogs thermoregulate themselves by creating a barrier of cool air in the coat.

    “We often run into issues with shaving these breeds because the undercoat can grow back first and interfere with the growth of the guard hairs, or the main part of the coat that we see,” Navarrette said. “This can cause the coat to change after it grows back.”

    In addition to cosmetic issues, shaving a dog’s fur can make them less tolerant of high temperatures due to the loss of natural insulation.

    Rather than shaving dogs with thick fur, Navarrette recommends frequent brushing to remove excess hair.

    “Brushing is 100% recommended, as many of these breeds will naturally thin the undercoat part of their coat during the warmer months,” she says. “If these hairs are not physically removed by brushing, combing or blowing, the coat may not serve its true purpose of keeping the animal cool.”

    While grooming can certainly play a role in keeping dogs cool, there are plenty of other ways to ensure pets stay comfortable this summer.

    “Whenever possible, I recommend that pets be kept in an air-conditioned environment,” Navarrette said. “I can understand that some dogs spend the majority of their time outdoors, and in those cases shaded areas can feel 10-15 degrees cooler and should be readily available.”

    Whether indoors or outdoors, pets should always have access to fresh, clean water. Products like cooling mats can also help relieve the heat.

    “Walking the dogs should be done early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid the hottest hours of the day,” Navarrette said. “While temperature is a factor in keeping pets safe, it is also important to consider humidity, asphalt/concrete temperature, age and conformation of the animal ( for example, short-faced breeds are more prone to heat stroke), and health condition.”

    Keeping all of these factors in mind is a great way to ensure your pet has a safe and fun summer. And before you pull out the clippers or head to a pet salon, ask yourself if your dog’s coat helps or hinders his ability to stay cool.

    Pet Talk is a service of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University. The stories can be viewed on the web at vetmed.tamu.edu/news/pet-talk. Suggestions for future topics can be directed to editor@cvm.tamu.edu.

    Humans have 5 senses, but there’s a “huge world” of experiences for animals: NPR

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    AYESHA RASCOE, HOST:

    Sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch – these are the senses through which most humans experience the world. But much of the animal world perceives the world in radically different ways, like fish that see through electroreceptors scattered throughout their bodies or fire-hunting beetles that can sense heat nearly 100 miles away thanks to tiny sensors behind them. their middle legs. Science journalist Ed Yong gives us a glimpse of these wonders in his book “An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal The Hidden Realms Around Us.” He’s also a writer for The Atlantic, and he’s joining us now. Welcome.

    ED YONG: Hello. Thank you for.

    RASCOE: Under the concept of umwelt, which means environment in German, a large part of the book focuses on how animals see the world. I can say that before reading this book, I had never really thought about it.

    YONG: Yeah, you’re absolutely right. Umwelt comes from the German word meaning environment, but it does not mean a creature’s physical environment. It means his sensory world, the unique blend of sights, sounds, textures and other stimuli to which he has access. So, for example, there are rattlesnakes that can detect infrared radiation emitted by warm-blooded animal prey. Dolphins and bats can hear much higher pitched sounds than our ears can detect, and they make those sounds to perceive the world in the bouncing echoes. Many creatures perceive the world differently than we do. If all these animals were in the same room as me now – if somehow I had a rattlesnake and a dolphin and a bat and everything else here – we’d be living in the same space physical, but we would all have a radically different experience of this shared reality.

    RASCOE: What would your dog, umwelt, look like, you know, your sense of the world?

    YONG: Lots of smell. When we walk down the street, there will always be times when my dog ​​Typo will stop and explore a super interesting piece of sidewalk that seems completely indescribable to me. For him, it is full of interesting smells – dogs that have passed the streets before us. You know, he can sense, you know, people he knows turning corners before I can see them coming. And for him, these streets are constantly changing. They are full of new information, even if, to me, they seem constant and mundane.

    RASCOE: I mean, that’s what I understood from reading the book. You write a lot about color. Can you talk a bit about that?

    YONG: Yeah. So for us, a rainbow exists from red to purple. For some other animals it is even more limited. So for my dog ​​Typo, it goes from yellow to blue with white and gray in between. If you can see ultraviolet, as bees can, the flowers look very different. A sunflower, rather than just being uniformly yellow, has a bright ultraviolet bubble in its center that attracts insects to it. Pisces – different species look the same, but some have UV marks on their faces that look like they have runny mascara. Birds see, you know, 100 times more colors, probably, than we can perceive.

    RASCOE: You have a chapter on pain, and there’s still a lot of debate and research about whether certain animals or creatures can feel pain. Can you tell me more?

    YONG: Questions of whether or not animals feel pain are, of course, of immense ethical importance. But the very nature of this question is limiting. It treats the answer as yes or no whereas as we know from other senses the animal world is incredibly varied and it is very likely that many other creatures from fish to shellfish can feel some kind of pain that is going to be different than what we are experiencing, but still exists.

    So think of squid and octopus. They are two related creatures that both belong to the group of animals called cephalopods. But their experience of pain is very different. If you injure a squid on any part of its body, it probably doesn’t know exactly where the injury is. He has this hypersensitivity that affects his whole body, which is weird, right? It’s like–it’s like you stub your toe and all of a sudden your arm hurts or your head hurts. An octopus – it seems to have a more localized understanding of pain. If he bruises one of his arms, he will stroke and stroke it, much like I would stroke a burnt finger.

    RASCOE: Do you think that should change, for example, human decisions?

    YONG: Yeah, I think there are many areas, actually, where trying to understand the umwelt of other creatures and trying to think about their senses would lead us to make better decisions. We talked about dogs and their smell. So many dog ​​owners spend a lot of time keeping their dogs away from things they sniff. Owners see walks as just a way to exercise, but walks are also a way to explore. And I think if you prevent dogs from using their primary sense, it affects their psychology. They become less happy, more anxious. The most dramatic example of this, where I talk about the problem of sensory pollution – we have flooded the world with light and sound. They can be very detrimental to many other animals. They can muffle the sounds they use to communicate. They can lure animals into traps, like, into – like, literally like moths to a flame. They can stalk migrating birds or, you know, distract swimming whales. We don’t usually think of these things as pollutants.

    RASCOE: Was there anything you were really surprised to learn while researching this book? And did you have maybe a few favorites that you really enjoyed, like read more?

    YONG: Oh, I have – I mean, I have so many and it’s really hard to choose between them. There is a whole chapter in the book on heat and the animal experience of heat. You know, I held (ph) to this hibernating ground squirrel that just doesn’t feel cold or hot in the–at the same temperatures that we feel cold or hot. You know, if I asked you, is it cold? The answer would obviously be yes. But actually the answer is, well, no for some animals because their senses have calibrated their experience of hot and cold at very different thresholds, which is why, you know, a camel can exist in a desert of cooking and being fine or a penguin can exist in the middle of Antarctica and be fine.

    RASCOE: To me, it seems to be, in a way, very humiliating for humans. And is that ultimately what you want readers to take away from this book?

    YONG: Yeah, it’s one of many things, but it’s definitely essential. It is very easy to be narcissistic about our place as a species on this planet. But I think the idea that even we only get a very thin slice of what the animal kingdom as a whole perceives is a blow to that ego. I think it shows us that we are just one of many equals in the natural world. But I also hope that the book will arouse curiosity to know more about these sensory worlds. I hope this will spark some empathy with our fellow human beings. You know, I think it’s a deep act of empathy to try to put yourself in the perspective of someone or something else with a radically different experience of the world than your own. And I think that’s a muscle we should try to build and flex more often.

    RASCOE: Science journalist Ed Yong – his book “An Immense World” came out this week – thank you so much for joining us.

    YONG: Thank you for inviting me.

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    On Thursday, as the January 6 hearings entered their third day, two things were clarified: Former Vice President Mike Pence privately pushed back against former President Donald Trump’s attempts to invalidate the results of an election free and fair, but he did not speak publicly at the time, and Trump seemed fully on board with the prospect of a coup.

    It was also the story of the Trump presidency – a megalomaniac leader surrounded by sycophants and cowards who enabled his worst behavior.

    Here is how the House subcommittee presented this case. He argued that John Eastman, a right-wing law professor, offered a far-fetched legal theory that Pence had the power to overrule the presidential election results. Almost everyone around him disagreed, but Eastman was saying what Trump wanted to hear, and so Eastman had Trump’s ear – and seems to have been happy to bend it to confirm that Trump’s lie about a stolen election had an easy fix.

    But even Eastman himself knew what he was proposing was unconstitutional; he said so when, according to the testimony of Pence’s White House attorney, Greg Jacob, he confirmed to Jacob that if his plan went through, the Supreme Court would rule against it. Eastman reportedly initially said he thought the decision could be 7-2 – a likely reference to Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, the court’s two most consistent pro-GOP judges, and an unintended right-hander impeachment of the court.

    According to Jacob, Eastman later conceded the vote would likely be 9-0. And yet Eastman continued to push his theory anyway, and the former president went on to embrace it publicly, telling his enraged supporters on Jan. 6, “If Mike Pence does the right thing, we win the election. “.

    According to Pence’s attorney and members of his team, Pence did the right thing: He rejected Trump’s requests to refuse to certify the election results. This put the former vice president in danger. His former chief of staff, Marc Short, testified that he briefed Pence’s security details so that they were “aware that probably, as these disagreements became more public, the president would lash out in some way.” or another”.

    And that’s what he did. According to testimony released during Thursday’s hearings, Trump learned that the Jan. 6 protests had turned into a riot and that rioters had entered the Capitol building, where Pence was staying. After being so informed, Trump tweeted that Pence “didn’t have the guts to do what should have been done.”

    “It was like he was pouring gasoline on the fire tweeting that,” former White House aide Sarah Matthews testified. The rioters continued to chant “hang Mike Pence”. And an informant told law enforcement that members of the Proud Boys were prepared to kill Pence or House Speaker Nancy Pelosi if they got their hands on either.

    In the meantime, Pence was taken to a secure location in the Capitol complex, where, according to Jacob, he refused to get into a car as instructed by the Secret Service, saying he would not let the world see the deputy. then-president fleeing the Capitol as it was besieged. At no time did the president call to check on Pence or his wife, who had fled for their lives.

    Trump eventually tweeted that the rioters should “go home.” Pence returned to the House floor and certified the election results. Notably, 147 Republicans opposed: Even after the Capitol attack, they voted to overturn the 2020 election results.

    After the dust of the insurgency settled, many of the actors involved in this story seemed to realize the gravity of what they had done. “Get a great criminal defense attorney, you’ll need it,” said Eric Herschmann, Trump’s former White House attorney. said he told Eastman.

    He seems to have heeded most of the advice to protect himself, if not the exact directive. Eastman emailed former Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani saying, “I have decided that I should be on the pardon list, if this is still ongoing.”

    During its investigation, the committee subpoenaed Eastman to testify, which he did in closed interviews, but Democratic Rep. Pete Aguilar of California testified during the hearing that Eastman invoked the fifth amendment 100 times when asked questions during these interviews. . He also shared several thousand pages of emails with the committee, though he resisted handing over any documents.

    Overall, the hearings were engaging and the Committee members told an effective and damning story of what happened on January 6 and the days leading up to it. The clear conclusion is that Trump wanted ultimate power and was willing to do anything — including risking his vice president’s life and plotting a potential coup — to get it.

    But, in telling this story, the committee made Pence a hero, a sort of last man standing between a quasi-dictator and American democracy. This story is not entirely true. Pence behaved admirably, and even bravely, at times in the days leading up to Jan. 6 and during the attack itself — his decision not to leave the Capitol is certainly to be commended.

    Now, however, Trump and his allies are gearing up to do it again. As conservative former Fourth Circuit Judge J. Michael Luttig put it in his closing remarks, “To this day, the former president and his allies and supporters promise that if the former president or his successor anoints as Republican Party presidential candidate were to lose this election, that they would attempt to void this 2024 election the same way they attempted to void the 2020 election, but would succeed in 2024 where they failed in 2020 . »

    And where is Pence?

    He is largely silent on the current threat to American democracy. While Pence rightly did not give in to Trump and publicly confirmed that Trump was mistaken about Pence’s ability to refuse to certify the election results, he also did not risk his own future. politics by doing the right thing: holding the former president — and his own party — to account not only for Jan. 6, but also for the lies about the 2020 election that they continue to perpetuate.

    And here’s the reality: Republicans who continue to deny that Biden won the 2020 election are being chosen as their party’s nominees for a range of elective positions — including many positions that would give them the power to meddle in future elections. Too many in Pence’s party have not only backed Trump; they’ve gone all-in on the lie that the last presidential election was illegitimate, and may be willing to do what Pence wouldn’t do: install Trump, or another Republican, in a position of power — regardless of the true vote count. ballot papers.

    In fact, while Pence held firm on the narrow question of whether he had the power to overturn the election, he still tried to endear himself to his former boss’s fans, reiterating his support for the president and even touting the “Trump-Pence Program.

    It makes a normal person want to make sense of it: He’s a guy who put your life in danger! He didn’t seem to care that you were killed! And it irks someone concerned about the future of American democracy: if the most powerful person who knows so intimately the magnitude of the stakes does not publicly and consistently name the dangerous undemocratic forces within his own party, that is there hope to ensure that January 6 was a one-time event and not a harbinger of worse things to come?

    These riots took place because “people in positions of power put their political party before their country,” Aguilar said Thursday. He’s right – and we’re watching it all happen again.

    The payday loan market is expected to fly high in the coming years

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    A latest intelligence report released by AMA Research with the title “Payday Loans Market Outlook to 2027. A detailed study accumulated to offer latest insights on acute features of the global Payday Loans Market. This report provides a Detailed overview of Payday Loans Market key factors and factors such as driver, restraints, past and current trends, regulatory scenarios and technological development.An in-depth analysis of these factors including economic downturn, local and global reforms and the impact of COVID-19, was conducted to determine future growth prospects in the global market.

    Definition:
    Payday loans are small, short-term, unsecured loans that borrowers promise to repay on their next paycheck or regular income. Loans are typically $500 or less than $1,000 and mature within two to four weeks of receiving the loan and are usually priced at a fixed rate, which means finance charges for the borrower. These unsecured loans have a short repayment period and are called payday loans because the term of a loan generally matches the payday period of the borrower. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, in 2017 there were 14,348 payday loan storefronts in the United States. About. 80% of payday loan seekers borrow again to pay off a previous payday loan. Payday loan regulations are the strictest in the Netherlands.

    Major Players in this report include,

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    In the last section of the report, the companies responsible for increasing sales in the payday loan market were profiled. These companies have been analyzed in terms of manufacturing base, background information and competitors. Moreover, the application and type of product introduced by each of these companies is also a key focus of this section of the report. The recent improvements that have taken place in the global market and their influence on the future market growth have also been presented in this study.

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    Comprehensive Guide for People Considering FE Canine Grooming Courses Launched – FE News

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    The iPET Network has published a comprehensive guide for anyone considering a career in dog grooming.

    There is a nationwide shortage of qualified dog groomers, and with the puppy boom creating more demand than ever, now is a great time to consider a career in animal care.

    International Awarding Organization and creators of qualifications iPET Network has created a practical guide, for those considering a career change and wondering where to start.

    The guide, which is available here, outlines the steps those entering the industry must follow, to ensure they are well prepared for a challenging and rewarding career.

    An excerpt from the guide reads: “Technically anyone in the UK can just pick up a pair of scissors and start trimming dogs for money, but that’s a terrifying prospect given the skill, safety, animal welfare and skill level required.

    “You are also caring for people’s beloved pets and you could risk high costs and serious reputational damage to your business if something goes wrong.

    “We’ve all seen those viral stories of dogs being given terrible grooming and ending up looking like Sid from Ice Age, right!

    “So to be a responsible groomer that your customers can trust, you have to be trained.”

    The document then goes on to explain the training needed and the benefits of joining the profession, such as career flexibility and entry into a booming industry.

    Speaking about the need for a comprehensive guide for future learners, Sarah Mackay and Fern Gresty, Founders of the iPET Network, said: “We created this guide to answer many of the questions someone might have who is considering enter the world of canine grooming. .

    “For many people considering a career change, the first steps can be daunting, so this guide aims to calm their fears and presents the essential information in a user-friendly way.

    “There has never been a better time to become a dog groomer, and for many people working with animals is a dream job. But skills and qualifications are essential to building a safe and reputable industry, showcasing dog grooming as a career and we are committed to it.

    The aim of the iPET network is to be the organization of choice for training providers, employers and learners in the animal care and veterinary sciences sector.

    Our mission is to improve animal welfare through education and to stimulate the animal care professions through high quality, industry-led training.

    To access the guide and learn more about the iPET network, go to https://www.ipetnetwork.co.uk/guides/a-guide-to-becoming-a-dog-groomer/

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    Our favorite grooming tools for easy bathing

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    Editor’s Note: Products featured on Wide Open Pets are independently selected by our editors. However, when you purchase something through our links, we may earn a commission.

    If you have a dog, you know the drill: you take it out for a walking and they manage to get into every puddle. Suddenly you’re going to be 20 minutes late for dinner because you have to give someone a bath. Or, another scenario. You go to give your dog a quick hug and realize that something smells bad and it’s not you. Or! Your dog greets you when you come to the house and scratch the daylight off your legs because someone needs their nails cut. Let’s face it: dog grooming tools are essential for every household, even if you visit the groomer often. You never know when you’ll need to do a quick touch-up.

    The next time an unexpected dip in the mud occurs, be prepared. Whether you’re the one bathing your dog or you realize your poodle needs a quick paw cleanup before his next visit to the salon, here are our picks for the best dog grooming tools.

    1. Unscented wipes for small messes

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    Earth Rated Unscented Dog Grooming Wipes – Amazon, $9.99

    These unscented dog wipes are safe to use on your pet’s face, paws and buttocks, making them perfect for keeping around the house. It contains aloe and shea butter to keep their fur soft, and it’s made from 99% bio-based ingredients. The brand notes that they’re also great for nervous foster dogs or after surgery when you need to clean them up during a stressful time.

    2. A natural dog shampoo with six benefits

    Paws & Pals 6-in-1 Oatmeal Shampoo – Amazon, $14.95

    This Paws & Pals Shampoo is made in the USA and comes in a huge bottle with a pump – so it will last a long time and is easy to use with one hand, two things that set it apart from other similar products. It’s also a natural oatmeal shampoo, an incredibly soothing ingredient for dry or itchy dogs. Even better, this shampoo tackles six common issues your pup has: it eliminates odor, calms itchy skin, cleanses, conditions, detangles and moisturizes.

    3. A glove that allows you to brush a nervous dog

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    Pat Your Pet Grooming Tool and Glove – Amazon, $13.48

    The grooming glove is a great alternative to a brush – and it’s an essential grooming tool for pets that get stressed or lash out when you try to brush them. With this glove, brushing becomes a hug! Left-handed and right-handed gloves are included, and it works on both short and long-haired dogs, as well as cats.

    4. A wand attachment for your pipe

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    Waterpik Pet Wand Dog Grooming Tool – Amazon, $33.00

    Now you can bathe your dog indoors or outdoors, as this product turns your shower or hose into a comfortable grooming tool. If your dog gets into mud outdoors, simply attach it to the garden hose to clean it up without using the harsh spray from the hose nozzle. You can also attach it to a standard shower head hose, and this shower wand can be set for full spray or narrow spray for hard to reach areas. The water pressure is also adjustable.

    5. A perfect brush for dogs with short hair

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    Hertzko Self-Cleaning Hair Straightener Brush – Amazon, $15.95

    This demutting tool has fine, folded yarns that are made to penetrate deep into your pet’s fur and gently remove tangles, dander and excess hair. When you’re done, click the button and the hair will easily come loose in the trash can. This highly rated product also gives your dog a little massage, making it an experience you both will enjoy!

    6. A dematting tool for large or long-haired dogs

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    Furminator Undercoat Deshedding Tool for Long Hair – Amazon, $35.35

    This tool is another gentle, easy-to-use massager that releases hair at the press of a button, but this one is specifically designed for large, long-haired dogs. It cuts through the top coat of longer hair to easily get rid of the undercoat and doesn’t damage the hair or irritate the skin in the process.

    7. A Must-Have Grooming Tool for Dogs That Hate Bathing

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    Raw Paws Lick Pad (2-Pack) – Amazon, $13.99

    This brilliant silicone pad sounds simple – but easily stick it to your shower wall (just wet it and apply, it’ll come off immediately when you’re done), coat it with peanut butter and experience a Hassle-free bath the next time you need to bathe your pup. It is made of food-grade silicone and can be placed in the top rack of your dishwasher. It really is a lifesaver for anxious dogs. One reviewer writes: “Bought this to occupy my bulldog during a medicated bath. It worked like a charm. She stayed in one spot with no problem. What a lifesaver!”

    8. A top notch nail clipper for easy trimming

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    Gonnic Dog and Cat Nail Clippers – Amazon, $12.95

    Trimming your dog’s nails can be a nerve-wracking experience, but it highest rated option makes management a little easier. A safety guard prevents you from cutting the snitch, giving you some confidence and peace of mind when you start cutting. It also comes with a nail file, a comfortable non-slip handle and locking handles.

    9. A powder that stops bleeding quickly

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    Miracle Care Kwik Stop Stypic Powder – Amazon, $6.88

    If you cut your dog nails, you also know that even the most careful cutting can sometimes lead to accidents. This typical powder is a staple in your medicine cabinet: just dip a cotton swab in water, then dip it in the powder. If your dog has any bleeding, he stops it immediately and has a painkiller to keep them calm and comfortable.

    10. A duo of natural products to help keep paws hydrated

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    Natural Dog Company Pawdicure Bundle – Amazon, $32.31

    You also need to give your dog’s paws some love! This Natural Dog Company duo is perfect for pampering – the Paw Soother heals and moisturizes cracked or dry paws, while the Pawtection Balm creates a wax barrier on the paws to help them stay more comfortable on salt, asphalt, hot concrete and other irritating surfaces. They’re made with natural ingredients like coconut oil, mango butter, and jojoba oil, and come in a convenient stick that’s easy to apply.

    This article was published in November 2021 and has been updated by Alida Nugent.

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    Dog behavior only slightly influenced by breed, research finds

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    New research confirms what Hounds Town USA has always believed: breed cannot predict dog behavior.

    RONKONKOMA, NEW YORK, USA, June 13, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — You can’t judge a book by its cover. And you can’t judge a dog by its breed.

    That’s one of the big takeaways from a groundbreaking study recently released by the University of Massachusetts that surveyed more than 18,000 dog owners. In short, the results imply that canine behavior is much more influenced by variables such as environment, age and upbringing than by a specific breed.

    This means Golden Retrievers are only slightly more likely to retrieve, Beagles only slightly more likely to howl, and Boxers only slightly more likely to destroy your shoes. Some races have even challenged their stereotypes; pit bulls, for example, were found to be no more aggressive than other dogs, despite their dangerous position in certain circles.

    “This is a major step forward in how we think about dog behavior,” says Elaine Ostrander, canine expert at the US National Human Genome Research Institute. “While some behaviors have been shown to be slightly more inherited, no race possesses a particular trait.”

    Although the results defy conventional thinking, they come as no surprise to many pet experts. Among them is Mike Gould, founder of the national pet care franchise Hounds Town USA. Unlike other dog daycares, Hounds Town does not discriminate against any breed of dog, instead providing a place where all dogs can thrive.

    “We believe no dog should be denied the chance to be a dog just because of their breed, and research now backs that up,” Gould said. “Races don’t have specific personalities. Individuals do. That’s why we’ve always welcomed all types of dogs into our facilities, from Pit Bulls and Rottweilers to disabled and senior dogs.

    Instead of grouping dogs by size, Hounds Town uses a soft science-based socialization approach by placing dogs in appropriate playgroups. “While all dogs must take a temperament assessment at no cost, all social dogs are welcome to schedule an appointment,” adds Gould.

    If anyone understands canine behavior, it’s Gould. He opened the first Hounds Town location 21 years ago in Long Island, New York, drawing on his 40 years of dog behavior training as commander of the Nassau County (NY) Police Department and program chief Military Working Dog. . Since then, Hounds Town has become a national success story with over 30 locations across the country with dozens more expected to open soon.

    Pet spending continues to skyrocket

    According to the latest metrics, pet industry spending continues to soar. The sector has proven immune to the financial downturn, with consumer spending up nearly 115% since 2011. One of the main reasons for the rise, according to the research, is increased interest in the services market. for pets, which includes grooming, training, boarding and daycare. Over the past five years, it has been the fastest growing segment under the pet industry umbrella.

    Statistics also show that almost 53% of US households now own at least one dog – and the vast majority (85%) consider them part of the family. As many pet owners return to work and start traveling again, they will likely need a suitable place to drop off their pooch. This is where Hounds Town can help, regardless of breed.

    “What sets us apart from other daycare options, I think, is that we focus on the needs of the dogs, not the needs of the owners,” Gould said. “We provide a natural environment that allows dogs to be dogs.”

    ABOUT HOUNDS TOWN USA
    Since 2000, Hounds Town USA has provided a safe and welcoming environment for dogs to be dogs. With an interactive dog daycare, pet boarding, dog grooming, pet taxi, and retail services, Hounds Town USA’s one-stop dog town is home to the happiest dogs – and franchise owners – on Earth. Founded by Michael S. Gould, former NYPD dog handler and commander of the Nassau County Police Department, Hounds Town USA has over 30 locations and plans to open 20 more units before 2023. For more information, please visit houndstownfranchise.com.

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    Amusing video shows the differences between two breeds of working dogs

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    People are quick to compare Belgian Malinois and German Shepherds, but owners of these dogs know that the two breeds are far from identical. The average dog fancier probably knows that both breeds are historically used as military and police dogs because they are very smart, easy to train, and likes to work. Both belgian malinois and and German shepherd also make effective Watch dog and are fiercely loyal to their masters and families. (My GSD is only 18 weeks old and he’s already on high alert if our kids are out of his sight!)

    However, there are a few key differences between the races that can be difficult to explain to someone who has never interacted with them before. Luckily, one TikTok personality summed it up perfectly. Content creator Jonny DevaneyThe channel is all about imitation dog breeds, and he totally nailed his comparison between a Belgian Malinois vs German Shepherd.

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    German shepherd meets a belgian malinois #dog breeds #German shepherd #belgianmalinois #dogs #dogbreedsoftiktok

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    In the video, Devaney plays two roles: a police German Shepherd and a camouflaged Belgian Malinois.

    “What are you doing?” Devaney the GSD asks, as the Mechelen version of himself does a flip and starts dancing. The very confused German Shepherd looks on before finally telling the Malinois to “stop”. The Malinois disappears, seemingly in mid-air, leaving the shepherd even more confused. Then the Malinois reappears on the roof of a house to continue dancing and having fun everywhere. The clip hilariously ends with the German Shepherd staring at the camera and saying, “That’s too much.” Then he hobbles with a cane, a nod to the German Shepherd’s predisposition to hip problems.

    Many Mechelen owners saw the TikTok and loved the accuracy of Devaney’s impersonation. “Wish my Belgian Malinois had a phone so I could send this to him,” one user commented. Another said they ‘can attest to that’ because they have four Malinois and the dogs ‘actually act like that’.

    While some German Shepherds can have energy for days, they know when to quit. Belgian Malinois… not so much. Devaney perfectly embodies the differences between the races!

    Do you have a Belgian Malinois or a German Shepherd? Show us on our Wide Open Pets Instagram!

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    Pugs, Yorkshire Terriers and Poodles are the best canine companions for people over 50, according to new research.

    Pets can provide a myriad of benefits to seniors, including improvements in emotional, mental, and physical health. According to National Healthy Aging Survey86% of pet owners aged 50-80 said their pets made them feel loved, while 88% said their furry friends helped them enjoy life.

    Although not all dogs are suitable for seniors, a home care company lottie found that dogs were the best pets for mental health, with flat-faced pugs coming out on top. Other smaller dogs that have proven to be best for over 50s are Westies, Shih Tzus and Cavaliers.

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    “It’s well known that as we get older we tend to seek out a calmer life with simple pleasures, like enjoying the company of a four-legged friend in the countryside,” says Lottie’s team. “Our study found that small dogs are preferred over large breeds.”

    In addition to dogs, other animals that are great for future living include indoor birds, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, fish, domestic fowl and turtles – thanks to their easy-going nature.

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    Russian-Ukrainian War: MEP called ’embarrassment’ after urging West to ‘come to their senses’ | World | New

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    Left-wing party MEP Clare Daly told the European Parliament this week that the West’s response to the war in the east has been “hysterical”, insisting that too many people are “happy to see the ‘Europe redesigned to undermine Russia’. She pointed out that the war has been a “godsend” for groups in Europe and the United States, including NATO which “avoided becoming obsolete” and arms manufacturers who are swimming in “cheques in white “.

    Ms Daly argued that Ukraine could only lose the war and stressed: “We don’t need more of this madness, we need a change of tact, not deepen it.

    “We need to end this debt. We need diplomacy, de-escalation and multilateralism.

    It won few allies opposing the strengthening of Ukraine’s defensive capabilities against Russia.

    SNP adviser Ruairi Kelly added that the MEP was “a national embarrassment”.

    Some Western officials, however, have noted their thirst for extending the current situation in order to punish Vladimir Putin and prevent him from acting in the same way again.

    A senior British diplomat told The Viewer editor Fraser Nelson, writing in the Telegraph: “If you look at all the options, our strategic interest is probably best served in a long war.

    They added that it could be seen as “a quagmire that drains [Putin] militarily and economically so that he cannot start again”.

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    He wrote in the Guardian: “Russia’s progress may be slowed down, but they are highly unlikely to be stopped, much less expelled from Ukraine, and in the meantime mass destruction and hideous war crimes will continue…

    “The important thing is to talk rather than fight.”

    Mr Roxburgh also noted that many Westerners “cannot bring themselves to address these issues” of peace, given that they would appear to be “rewarding Putin”, and would instead leave Ukraine to fight “in the hope of defeating the Russia”.

    French President Emmanuel Macron, who appears to have spoken to Putin more than any other Western leader before and since the launch of the invasion, has drawn widespread criticism for this fact, even being called a ‘Putin puppet’ by some. .

    Earlier this month, Macron urged the West not to “humiliate” Putin, “so that the day the fighting stops, we can build a diplomatic way out.”

    Ukrainian foreign affairs minimizer Dmytro Kuleba replied that the West should “focus better on how to put Russia in its place” as it “humbles itself”.

    Express.co.uk has contacted Ms Daly for comment.

    We eat “pork floss candy” confusing our senses, stimulating our mind【Taste test】

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    We have never tried sweets with meat before…

    Our Japanese-speaking reporter, Mr. Sato, who is also one of our many food reporters, is a big fan that in recent years it has become much easier to find authentic Chinese food in Tokyo. With the import of popular mainland and Hong Kong restaurant chains like TanJai SamGor and a wider variety of authentic dishes now available in the city, Mr Sato now has so many options he could eat Chinese food. every day for weeks and have even more choices.

    That’s why he was delighted to discover a place called NANATEA & Tsutsumi, a confectionery selling many different desserts inspired by Chinese flavors. Although he has another branch in Tokyo’s Aoyama district, the store he visited is located at Ikebukuro and was called the NANATEA & Tsutsumi Ikebukuro factory, because it was attached to a production warehouse.

    There, Mr. Sato found something he had never seen before: a candy made from pork floss. “Huh? Does that mean this candy is made with Meat?!” Mr. Sato wondered.

    Perplexed, he quickly researched what hog tang is and discovered that it was made of meat gently simmered in a pressure cooker, then mashed and roasted until it formed into a fibrous form and fluffy. It’s a bit like sinceor fish floss, which is made from fish and is a popular ingredient in chirashizushi. In other words, it is a form of processed meat.

    To use it in a candy…Mr. Sato couldn’t even imagine how it tasted. The shop sold a lot of different things beyond hog tang candies, including financiers, cookies, cakes, and tiramisu, so Mr. Sato assumed they knew about desserts. If they made a candy with pork, it must be good, right?!

    It turned out that the shop sold out three different kinds of pork floss candiesso he bought one of each to try, plus a meatless candy for good measure.

    The first item he tried was the Mochi Tsutsumi Pork Bristle Cake (300 yen [US$2.27]). The fuzzy, delicate texture of this cake you see here was provided by the hog bristle.

    It consisted of a slice of milk mochi sandwiched between two thin cakes, which were then covered in pork yarn. A taste test revealed that the pork floss was super salty and the mochi was super sweet. With each bite and each chew, the flavor shifted between sweet and salty; they never mixed, only fought for dominance over his tongue. Mr. Sato couldn’t decide what he was tasting. His tongue and his brain were confused.

    Then he tried the Pork Bristle Roll Cake (350 yen). It was a roll cake with cut sides that looked like they had been dipped in hog bristle.

    Between the cake rolls, where the frosting would normally be, was a kind of sauce that looked a bit like mayonnaise, which gave the cake a kind of acidity. With the outside sprinkled with green onions, the whole concoction had a very complex blend of flavors that continued to confuse Mr. Sato’s senses.

    The last of the hog floss candies was the Silk Negi Tsutsumi Pie-fuu Yaki (250 yen), which roughly translates to “Tutsumi’s pie-style baked candy with pork tang and green onions”. It looked a lot simpler, so Mr. Sato hoped his taste buds could handle it.

    This one was really good! The crispy pie crust was filled with pork bristle and green onions, which had a slight saltiness to it that really brought out the sweetness of the pie crust. Mr. Sato devoured this one with relief.

    Finally, Mr. Sato tried the Ran’ou Pie Tsutsumi (300 yen). This one did not contain pig wire, but it did contain a duck egg yolk and red bean paste.

    It was so good it could be addictive. The salt-preserved duck egg yolk was fermented in Shaoxing wine, so it was quite salty. Put together with red bean paste, it made a dish you might not find in Japanese cuisine. Mr. Sato liked it, although he thought it was better suited as a snack to drink than a candy or dessert.

    In the end, all of the desserts Mr. Sato tried from NANATEA & Tsutsumi were unique and intriguing, surpassing even the originality of the next-level fruit daifuku he tried last month. If you want to try them, you don’t have to be in Tokyo either; the Pork Floss Roll Cake, at least, can be ordered online through Rakuten and shipped nationwide. If you are interested, do not hesitate to taste it!

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    Address: Tokyo-to Toshima-ku Nishi-Ikebukuro 3-32-5 Rikkyo Street Square 1F
    東京都豊島区西池袋3丁目32-5 立教ストリートスクエア1F
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    Zibby’s Dog Grooming opens in Sheldon | New

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    SHELDON—Michelle Weppler’s career aspirations went to dogs, which have always been her passion.

    The 21-year-old recently opened Zibby’s Dog Grooming & Boutique in Sheldon.

    Weppler’s black Lab Zibby, who died five years ago, is the origin of the shop’s unique name. The dog was by Weppler’s side for 12 years is now immortalized by name and is the face of Zibby’s Dog Grooming & Boutique logo.

    “He was my whole passion. I fell in love with dogs and wanted to work with animals,” Weppler said. I fell in love with it. Once I started grooming I knew I wanted my own store and wanted to name it as a kind of tribute.

    Weppler grew up in Sheldon and started learning how to groom dogs in 2020.

    Although a person doesn’t need to be certified to groom dogs in Iowa to start a business, Weppler wanted to get certified.

    Weppler started by taking online classes with ABC College, which is an animal behavior institution.

    After graduating, Weppler began an internship with My Best Friend in Sioux City, a dog salon that offers grooming services. She then worked at Doggy Style Pet Grooming in Sioux City.

    “They recommended a more hands-on course in Iowa Lakes,” Weppler said.

    Weppler enrolled at Emmetsburg Community College, which offers a professional dog grooming program that provides students with “comprehensive, hands-on, and inspirational training in dog grooming.”

    “I loved everything about it and learned so much and they told me I should learn more at a school in Hastings, Minnesota,” Weppler said.

    She then attended the Rio Grooming School & Salon in Hastings, which offers training in dog grooming while learning the trade of dog grooming.

    “I went there in November and decided I wanted to open my own business,” Weppler said. “I knew Sheldon needed another groomer.”

    Zibby’s Dog Grooming & Boutique opened May 9 at 511 Third Ave. The business is in the same compound that housed the campus cleaners and launderers, so it had some of the equipment needed to help groom the dogs.

    Zibby’s caters to dogs of all sizes, large or small. She has four dogs of her own, three of which are larger. There’s Henry, a great Bernese mix; Maverick, a German Shepherd; Winston, a black lab; and Peanut, an American Shetland Sheepdog.

    “I love big dogs and I grew up with bigger dogs. I find it a little easier to work with them,” Weppler said. any shape or size.”

    A typical grooming session includes bathing, brushing, nail trimming, and ear cleaning. A haircut is also available depending on the dog.

    Weddings start at $45.

    Weppler said she has stayed busy since she opened the business nine days ago.

    “It was amazing,” she said. “My first week, I was almost full. I didn’t think it would take off so quickly. I was super happy.

    15 Best Dog Breeds for New Owners

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    If you’re here, it’s probably because you’re considering becoming a dog parent. (Congratulations!) The first step to establishing a long and loving relationship with your new fur baby is choosing a breed that suits your lifestyle and personality. “All breeds exist to perform a function such as hunting, herding, tracking, scavenging, eradicating vermin, keepor company,” says Kayla Fratt, Certified Canine Behavior Consultant and Founder of Travel dog training. “Although we often think of dog breeds in terms of appearance, their temperaments were much more important in the original gene pools. This means looking at a specific breed makes it more likely to find the right match for your home.”

    So what should new owners be looking for? For starters, you will want a breed that is affectionaterelaxed, easy to train, and compatible with the average household. “Breeds described as aloof, loyal, and protective, or requiring a lot of socialization or training, may not be suitable for most first-time homes,” Fratt says. By doing some research on dog breeds and their typical characteristics, you will find one that will become your best friend for life. Remember that every dog ​​is an individual What is that in general true for a race is not still true for every dog ​​of that specific breed!

    Whether you’re looking for your very first canine companion or you just haven’t been a pet parent in a while, here are the best dog breeds for new owners.

    1. Labrador retriever

    • Height: 21.5 – 24.5 inches
    • Weight: 55 – 80 pounds

    Labs have been the most popular breed in the United States since 1991! Their personalities vary widely (and some can be a bit too energetic and clever for first-timers!), but most are extremely user-friendly and easy-going.

    2. Golden retriever

    Portrait of purebred Golden Retriever dog outdoors

    • Height: 21 – 24 inches
    • Weight: 55 – 75 pounds

    Golden Retrievers have a disposition similar to Labs. They are energetic and need daily exercise, but they are also sociable, cuddly and eager to please.

    3. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

    Cavalier King Charles Spaniel napping in bed

    • Height: 12 – 13 inches
    • Weight: 13 – 18 pounds

    “Cavaliers are among the easiest and healthiest dogs,” says Fratt. They are affectionate dogs with moderate energy who are generally satisfied with average amounts of physical and mental stimulation each day.

    4. Bichon Frize

    Happy cute Bichon Frize dog lying on wooden floor.

    • Height: 9.5 – 11.5 inches
    • Weight: 12 to 18 pounds

    “Bichons are stable and easy-going compared to many other small dog breeds,” Fratt says. They are also affectionate, intelligent and love cuddles.

    5. Great Dane

    Black and white Great Dane staring at the camera.

    • Height: 28 – 32 inches
    • Weight: 110 – 175 pounds

    Despite their large size, many Great Danes are surprisingly lazy and even-tempered. They are also known to be patient and friendly. If you have enough room for one of these gentle giants, you will find that they are also good at giving great love.

    6. Whippet

    Portrait of Whippet in a park on a summer day

    • Height: 18 – 22 inches
    • Weight: 25 to 40 pounds

    Whippets make great pets. Although they can be a little shy, they’re great for lounging on the couch with you. They love to snuggle up and the sofa is one of their favorite places. In general, they are calm, affectionate and playful dogs.

    7. Greyhound

    close up of a greyhound head

    • Height: 27 – 30 inches
    • Lester: 60 – 70 pounds

    Similar to whippets, sighthounds are gentle dogs. They need regular time to play and run, but are otherwise happy to relax with you. These elegant puppies are clean, well behaved and quiet, making them a perfect breed for beginners.

    8. Bernese mountain dog

    A large Bernese mountain dog stands in nature on a sunny day

    • Height: 23 – 27.5 inches
    • Weight: 70 – 115 pounds

    Tall, friendly, and clumsy are the most recognizable traits of this gentle breed. Unfortunately, their large size means you absolutely can’t skimp on training. With the right amount of patience and attention, they are calm, good-natured family dogs.

    9. Havanese

    Playful chocolate colored Havanese puppy walking with a yellow ball in its mouth in the grass

    • Height: 8.5 – 11.5 inches
    • Lester: 7 – 13 pounds

    Havanese have funny, outgoing personalities and are intelligent, curious, and sociable. They love to play but don’t need a ton of exercise to stay healthy and happy. Plus, their small size makes them an easy commitment for apartment dwellers.

    10. Shih Tzu

    Cute shih tzu dog resting on sofa at home.

    • Height: 9 – 10.5 inches
    • Lester: 9 – 16 pounds

    Shih Tzus are outgoing, affectionate, and playful. They are known as lively and friendly companions and require minimal exercise. Usually a daily walk and indoor play session will do the trick to keep these adorable puppies happy.

    11. Poodle

    Standard poodle in the formal gardens of a stately home in the UK

    • Height: 9 – 22 inches
    • Lester: 4 – 70 pounds

    Poodles are super smart and they also make great companions for active families. These puppies are energetic and definitely need to be kept busy, but eager to please and easy to train.

    12. Boston Terrier

    Adorable Boston Terrier puppy lying in a comfy bed inside his crate, looking at the camera.

    • Height: 15 – 17 inches
    • Lester: 12 – 25 pounds

    If you want an active and friendly pet, the Boston terrier may be right for you. Although they are curious and need lots of playtime, these adorable dogs are also adaptable and fun to be around. Overall, they make excellent companions.

    13. french bulldog

    female french bulldog

    • Height: 11 – 13 inches
    • Lester: 16 – 28 pounds

    Frenchies are totally irresistible with their playful, intelligent, and adaptable personalities. They are laid back and don’t need a lot of exercise, although a daily walk will help keep them in top shape.

    14. Lhasa Apso

    Portrait of three purebred Lhasa Apso sitting on green grass

    • Height: 10 – 11 inches
    • Lester: 12 – 18 pounds

    Intelligent and funny, the Lhasa Apso loves to have fun with his family but can be a bit aloof around strangers. They need moderate exercise and are considered easy to care for due to their low maintenance lifestyle.

    15. Mixed Race

    Eager young puppy is outdoors looking up with open mouth and tongue out.

    Mixed-breed personalities can be harder to predict, even though they are “designer mixes” of two popular dog breeds for first-time owners. “You really don’t know what you’re getting and you could get the better or the worse of both parents,” says Fratt. “It’s even less predictable when you have no idea what breeds with pooches are.” That said, they can still make great pets if you choose wisely. Fratt recommends considering adult mixed breeds over puppies, due to their unpredictability when young. Additionally, getting to know the individual dog in a foster situation before making a decision is helpful in finding the best fit. After all, you want the dog and your family to live happily together forever!

    Are you a first-time dog owner? Tell us what race you want on the Wide Open Pets Facebook Page!

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    The credit score you need for a personal loan varies by lender. But to get the best interest rates, you’ll generally need good to excellent credit. (Shutterstock)

    A personal loan is a useful financial tool when you need to borrow money to cover almost any expense, such as car repairs, home renovations or medical bills. When you apply for a personal loan, you must meet the lender’s credit requirements. Having good to excellent credit will usually get you the lowest interest rates, but some lenders specialize in bad credit personal loans.

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    Each lender has their own credit score requirements for a personal loan. For this reason, it is probably possible to find a personal lender who will give you a loan, regardless of your credit rating.

    But you usually need at least a good credit score to get a personal loan with a decent interest rate and loan terms. The higher your credit score, the better your interest rate will be and the more loan options you will have available.

    Most lenders use the FICO credit scoring model to determine if they should approve you for a loan. Here’s how FICO breaks down credit score ranges:

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    Credit scores are three-digit numbers that represent your credit history, which are recorded on your credit reports from each of the three major credit bureaus – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. The higher your credit score, the more likely a lender is to lend you money. Because having a higher credit rating makes you more likely to repay your loan in the eyes of the lender, they tend to offer the best interest rates and loan terms to borrowers with good credit ratings.

    If you have a low credit score, you will need to do a little more work to find a lender who will offer you a personal loan. Some lenders will approve you for a loan even if you have a bad credit score or lack of credit history. But you’ll likely pay a higher interest rate for a loan than someone with good or excellent credit.

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    • New credit — Applying for or opening too many new credit accounts in a short time can scare off lenders, as it indicates that you may need to borrow money to get by. If you are considering applying for a personal loan, try to avoid applying for new forms of credit in the months leading up to your loan application.

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    Can you get a personal loan if you have bad credit?

    Yes, you can get a personal loan if you have bad credit. Some lenders even specialize in bad loans.

    Consider a peer-to-peer lender who accepts a lower credit score and instead focuses on work and educational history when deciding whether to lend you money. If you belong to a credit union, it may have looser borrowing criteria than some major banks or financial institutions.

    If you’re having trouble getting approved for a personal loan on your own, you can apply with a co-signer who has good or excellent credit. Adding a co-signer to your loan application can make it easier to qualify for a personal loan and help you get a lower interest rate.

    How a personal loan can affect your credit score

    Taking out a personal loan can affect your credit score in different ways :

    • Improves your credit mix — Taking out a personal loan can help you improve your credit mix.
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    Regardless of your credit score, you’ll want to consider the following factors when comparing different loan options:

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    Can genetics tell us if dog behavior really varies by breed?

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    Dogs have been part of our lives for at least 10,000 years. At first, the dogs did not resemble the common breeds of today – they only appeared about 160 years ago, or about 50-80 generations of dogs. Back then, dogs mostly stayed around humans for food scraps and shelter. However, around 2,000 years ago humans began to selectively breed dogs to perform tasks such as hunting, herding and guarding. Our focus on breeding changed during the Victorian era of the 1800s when humans began selecting dogs for specific physical characteristics, such as short legs in corgis, and to produce genetically pure bloodlines. .

    For the past 160 years, humans have believed that certain races have inherited the behavior and temperament of their ancestors. Modern breeds descended from guard dogs are thought to be vicious and unsociable with humans, while those descended from herding dogs are considered to be very sensitive to human commands. These behavioral traits and many more have been assumed without much study.

    However, we know that heritage does not control our behavior, so why should it control dogs? We even go so far as to give dogs sophisticated human drugs like psychiatric drugs to help them live happily ever after. This link between behavior, genetics and how we deliver medicine caught the attention of a group of US-based researchers who wanted to use dogs as a model organism to understand this complicated intersection.

    Researchers needed to collect lots of information about dogs around the world to find out what small genetic differences might be linked to behavior. To do this, the team developed an open data collection resource called Darwin’s Ark, which anyone can joinand asked pet owners to complete surveys about the physical and behavioral characteristics of their furry companions.

    Of the 18,385 dogs whose data was entered, 9,009 were purebred while the rest were mutts or had mixed heritage. Of all these dogs, the owners answered approximately 100 questions per puppy. This generated a lot of data that the researchers broke down into eight behavioral traits: human sociability, level of excitement, toy-directed motor patterns, bidding ability (the way they listen to their owner), agnostic threshold (how easily they are provoked), the dog’s sociability, environmental commitment, and closeness-seeking (how affectionate they are).

    Using these eight behavioral traits, the researchers divided 16,522 dogs into groups and of these dogs, 1,967 were selected for the experiment, which used a technique called whole genome sequencing. This technique uses the chemistry of DNA, the molecules that make up our genes, to learn the makeup of each gene and what the differences are between a gene in dog A and that same gene in dog B.

    By examining these genetic differences, the team verified that purebred dogs had fewer genetic differences than mutts. This makes sense because mutts have genes from many different breeds, all with their own markers, while purebreds have nearly the same genes as each other and only the markers from one breed.

    With these genetic markers in mind, the team then compared the genetic variation between these dogs with the results of their investigation. Immediately, it was clear that different physical traits were controlled by genetic differences. Things weren’t so clear cut when the team looked at behavioral traits. Some behavioral traits, such as human sociability, submissiveness, and toy-directed motor patterns, seemed to be about 25% explained by a dog’s genetics. So while certain behavioral traits were more common in certain breeds, there was a lot of variation that demonstrated that breed did not control behavior. That being said, some specific traits were more heritable, such as the urge to fetch, which was 52% related to ancestry.

    The team attempted to extend this study to focus on genes expressed in the brain to study different neurological disorders and psychiatric disorders. However, after comparing the dogs’ genes with survey questions such as “How often do they howl” or “How often do they get stuck behind furniture”, the researchers couldn’t find a clear pattern. . Many of these genes appear to be linked to behaviors, but not strongly enough to draw large-scale conclusions about neurological traits and disorders.

    As more people gain access to Darwin’s Ark and participate in this investigation, the team hopes to expand their study and create larger datasets. As the dataset grows, the team will revisit some of these studies and deepen our understanding of genetics and the mind and ultimately hope to use our so-called best friends to better understand and understand us. biology.

    Cat and Dog Grooming Brush Market 2022 Size Industry Trend, News,

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    Cities come to their senses on homeless encampments

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    Jhe Democratic leaders who control our nation’s cities should never have let the problem escalate, but there are encouraging signs across the country that patience is running out when it comes to homeless encampments.

    In Washington, DC, it took the fatal shooting of a homeless man in broad daylight at a Thomas Circle encampment to spur the city to action. Authorities still don’t know if the shooting death was a suicide, homicide or self-defense, but they do know the Thomas Circle encampment has seen 35 arrests in the past four months for various weapons offenses fire and narcotics. In one instance, a man brandished a gun at a neighborhood convenience store before hiding it in one of the tents.

    Public safety isn’t the only thing jeopardized by letting homeless encampments fester. Illegal campsites are also public health threats, as they attract and sustain massive rodent populations and lack sanitation infrastructure to prevent the spread of disease.

    Even the Biden administration is starting to tackle the problem. Federal authorities eventually cleared an illegal encampment that housed 35 people at Columbus Circle, National Park Service land just outside Union Station.

    Local and federal authorities in Washington had become far too lenient in allowing encampments to become infected before COVID, but with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advising cities not to crack down on illegal camping during the pandemic, the number of encampments exploded to nearly 100 in Washington alone.

    Now that the pandemic is finally over, authorities can start pushing people into the shelters and housing programs they need. Many of those living in encampments do not want to go to shelters due to rules prohibiting pets, drug use and intimate relationships. But there is an upper limit to the increase in violence and public health hazards that city dwellers should tolerate simply because homeless people feel that available shelters interfere with their preferred ways of life.

    Washington is not the only locality that is tired of homeless encampments interfering with people’s lives. The Los Angeles City Council this week approved a new ordinance that would make it easier for city officials to clear up illegal campers within 500 feet of schools and daycares.

    “I’ve seen elementary schools with conditions that none of us as parents would find acceptable for our children,” LA Unified School District Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said at the board meeting. . “People with mental illness, some of them absolutely naked, shouting profanity into the attentive ears of children.”

    The LAUSD superintendent is right: children shouldn’t have to hear mentally ill, naked people shouting obscenities on the way to school every day. But adults shouldn’t have to experience the same disturbing sights, sounds and smells either.

    Resources are not the problem. Hundreds of billions of dollars are flowing into homeless programs nationwide. They are simply not spent wisely. Yes, there is a lot more local governments could do for housing affordability, but more money for housing subsidies is not the answer while housing supply is tight. Local and federal governments must repeal environmental and zoning laws that prevent new housing from being built.

    Much more can be done to provide mental health and career counseling services to the homeless population, but these services will not work if homeless people are allowed to continue many of the bad behaviors that got them into a homeless encampment in the first place.

    We can hope that the decision to dismantle homeless encampments in Washington and Los Angeles will continue to spread to blue cities across the country.

    How to start a dog grooming business? Dave Fishwick responds

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    I’m wondering whether to invest £6000 in training as a dog groomer and spend another £10000 setting up a business in my area.

    It’s a huge amount of money for me and a huge career move. I am currently a caregiver.

    Any advice would be helpful and I just need that push to believe in myself but shelling out that kind of money scares me. JJ, by e-mail.

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    Barking mad? Our business doctor Dave Fishwick (pictured) shares his views on starting a dog grooming business

    Dave Fishwick, This is Money business doctor, answers: You’re right, £16,000 is a lot of money, so I wouldn’t spend that much immediately until you’re sure you’ll achieve the revenue and clientele you’re hoping for.

    I think you should look for ways to reduce your initial expenses or spend some of them after you start making money.

    Through the Bank of Dave, I helped a local dog groomer start a business, Sarah at Rubydoo’s Pet Grooming (named after her own puppy Ruby.)

    Sarah started out by taking a dog grooming course and then got a job at a local dog grooming salon.

    I think that was key to her future success, Sarah gained a lot of experience working with very experienced dog groomers, it gave her a lot of confidence and helped her build her own clientele during her free time, which has been the key to his success. .

    Once Rubydoo’s had a solid following, Sarah then quit her job at the salon and went freelance.

    She sold her car and bought a small van and did mobile dog grooming and also turned her guest bedroom at home into a living room.

    By working from home, overhead costs have been kept to a minimum. Sarah also does cat grooming, and it’s been very profitable, so I suggest you consider branching out and doing the same.

    Pet grooming is seasonal, particularly around Christmas which is very busy, and during the summer months when pets need to remove their thicker coats.

    It’s also worth pointing out that there has been a boom in dog ownership during the pandemic, which means more animals to groom.

    David Fishwick

    Being your own boss and doing a job you love can be a great place and can give you freedom and higher earning potential.

    One advertising tip is to build your positive reviews online as quickly as possible and advertise for free on Google in your area, you’ll soon find yourself at the top of local dog grooming pages.

    It’s not just your furry customers and their owners that you’ll have to manage, sourcing supplies, balancing books, and promoting the business takes time.

    It is very important to read and research the different breeds of animals. I also suggest taking an animal first aid course, just in case you cut an animal by accident, these courses can be found at local vets and colleges.

    Liability and insurance are also important, especially when animals are in your care or transported by you.

    Visit a few grooming seminars and conventions (there’s a great one at the Crufts event every year) and check out Pet Industry Federation events and webinars.

    The British Grooming Society on Facebook has great information and advice on the grooming industry.

    For starters, you will definitely find yourself working longer hours than before. However, I’ve been working for myself since I was 17 and I love freedom, I’m sure you do too.

    Dave shares his advice on how to find a job, including how to make a CV stand out

    Dave shares his advice on how to find a job, including how to make a CV stand out

    How do I make my CV stand out?

    I just graduated and am now looking for a job. However, the industry I have a new degree in is very competitive and I don’t have much luck getting a foot in the door for an interview.

    Are there any tips you can give me to make my resume stand out from the crowd without looking desperate?

    Is it worth it for me to think outside the box and send a video, for example, instead of a paper CV? And Dave, how do you personally decide who to hire? By email.

    Dave responds: Congratulations on your graduation, it is a great achievement and hopefully it will help you a lot in your future career, even if, as you can see now, it is only the beginning of your journey.

    The first thing you need to do is get your name out there and get employers’ attention, so yes think outside the box, but also pay attention to any specific instructions.

    Maybe send a video as well as a written CV rather than doing both instead. Don’t be afraid to knock on doors for a job that isn’t currently advertised.

    Over the years I have employed many people who just happened to call in because I was thinking of advertising for someone new.

    However, I just didn’t have time to get into it, because I was too busy. Remember, these are just words, call as many places as you can in the industry you are looking for a job in, take a deep breath and just say the words…

    ‘Excuse me, are there any jobs currently available or coming soon?’

    Communication skills are extremely important, in writing and in person, these skills can increase your value by at least fifty percent.

    You could take a Dale Carnegie course, you need to be able to present your ideas with confidence.

    Remember that if you invest in yourself, no one can ever take it away from you. You have to sell yourself, tell them all about you, what you can bring to the party, how the company can benefit from having you on their team.

    Write as much as you can about yourself, tell them about your interests, hobbies, sports and community groups, mention any additional skills you might have.

    Properly research the company and position you are applying for, prepare relevant questions, and read and review the company’s website. Always remember that a little spark and enthusiasm can go a long way.

    I’ve employed people for over thirty years, and I remember one person in particular who was over ten minutes late, with no excuse.

    Even though they interviewed well, I couldn’t help but think: if you’re late for your job interview, that’s a bad start. So make sure you are always ten minutes early, if possible.

    First impressions count and decisions can be made in the first few minutes, so be sure to dress smart, remember to smile, shake hands like you mean it, and don’t be afraid of eye contact.

    Have confidence in yourself and you will inspire confidence in others.

    Prioritize companies and jobs that match your skills and personality.

    Try to find a job in an industry you are passionate about and work for people you admire.

    If you can find the job you love that you would do for free, if you didn’t need the money, then you’ve really succeeded.

    Ask Dave Fishwick a question about business or career advice

    Millionaire and self-made entrepreneur Dave Fishwick is our newest columnist answering your business and career questions.

    Dave has a hugely successful minibus and vehicle business based in Lancashire and rose to fame with his BAFTA-winning TV series, Bank of Dave, which saw him battle the big banks.

    He’s ready to answer your questions, whether you own a business, are thinking of starting one, or have general career questions.

    In his spare time, he enjoys giving talks to inspire people to do their best.

    A Netflix film about Bank of Dave is set to air late this year/early 2023 and he’s been a friend of This is Money for a decade. He now wishes to impart some of his wisdom and advice to our readers.

    If you would like to ask Dave a question, please email him at bankondave@thisismoney.co.uk

    Dave will do his best to respond to your message in an upcoming column, but he won’t be able to respond to everyone or correspond privately with readers. Nothing in his answers constitutes regulated financial advice. Published questions are sometimes edited for brevity or other reasons.

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    OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrates Largest Branch Expansion Anniversary With Special Member Promotions

    “Despite all the challenges facing our communities, we are proud to open 20 new locations and provide essential financial services,” said Robert Stuart, President and CEO, OnPoint Community Credit Union. “Access to financial services and in-person education is more important than ever as our communities continue to navigate an increasingly complex economy. Working with a community pillar like Fred Meyer allows us to meet members there where they are and to connect with them on a deeper level, so that we can fully understand their challenges and create a roadmap to help them achieve their goals.”

    Special promotions and branch details

    To celebrate its vast growth and the new connections it has forged with its members and community over the past year, OnPoint is offering special promotions from today until July 30 in the 20 in-store Fred Meyer branches. Specific promotions include:

    • $100 when you open a membership with a current account1
    • $50 for opening a new credit card2
    • $800 on the closing costs of a first mortgage3
    • Until $175 on a home equity line of credit4
    • 0.25% off standard consumer loan rates5
    • 0.25% APY increase on any published CD fare6

    In addition to special promotions, each in-store branch will hold weekly giveaways for $100 OnPoint Visa Gift Cards. Branch staff will also be holding raffles for OnPoint-branded gift baskets and merchandise.

    Access to financial services strengthens communities

    OnPoint’s historic growth over the past year has helped ensure that communities that were previously underbanked or unbanked now have convenient access to financial services. Over the past three decades, the number of banking institutions decreased by 66%the nearly 18,000 branches in operation in 1984 dropping to less than 5,000 in 2021. As financial institutions continue to close, “branch deserts” have emerged in low-income and minority communities, forcing residents to travel long distances to access in-person financial services. services, according to National Coalition for Community Reinvestment (NRC).

    “Working so closely with our communities, we hear time and time again how important access to in-person financial services is for individuals, families and businesses,” said Cory Freeman, vice president and regional manager, OnPoint Community Credit Union. “When a community loses access to financial services, residents may turn to more expensive and sometimes unscrupulous alternatives, such as check-cashing stores or payday lenders. Branch closures are also creating barriers for small businesses, many of which are located in communities of color. When local entrepreneurs lose access to in-person banking, it can be harder to get the loans they need to grow their business. We are pleased to fill this gap and look forward to supporting more residents and small business owners in our second year of operation within Fred Meyer stores.”

    Charitable giving grows alongside branch network

    As OnPoint has expanded its geographic footprint, it has also increased its support for the communities it serves, donating $2.2 million in 2021 to 304 non-profit organizations across Oregon and Southwest Washington. A new record for the credit union’s annual giving program, OnPoint’s donations focused on education, climate change, services for vulnerable groups of people, and diversity, equity and inclusion. As part of their giving efforts this year, OnPoint will donate $1,000 to 20 different non-profit organizations that serve OnPoint’s in-store branch communities. Click here to learn more about the many ways OnPoint invests in its communities.

    Below is the full list of OnPoint’s 20 new in-store locations. Visit onpointcu.com/locations-atms/ to view a full list of OnPoint’s 55 branches, as well as 60,000 no-surcharge ATMs nationwide.

    • Sandy, 16625 SE 362nd Drive, Sandy, OR 97055
    • East of Gresham, 2497 SE Burnside Road, Gresham, OR 97080
    • Cornelius, 2200 Baseline Street, Cornelius, OR 97113
    • South Hillsboro, 6495 SE Tualatin Valley Highway, Hillsboro, OR 97123
    • 158th Walker Road, 15995 SW Walker Road, Beaverton, OR 97006
    • Beaverton Town Square, 11425 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway, Beaverton, OR 97005
    • Hollywood, 3030 NE Weidler St., Portland, OR 97232
    • 67th & Glisan, 6615 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97213
    • Scappoose, 51501 Columbia River Road, Scappoose, OR 97056
    • Burlingame, 7555 SW Barbur Boulevard, Portland, OR 97219
    • Tigard, 11565 SW Pacific Highway, Tigard, OR 97223
    • Tualatin, 19200 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062
    • Johnson’s Creek, 8955 SE 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97266
    • South Salem, 3450 Commercial Street SE, Salem, OR 97302
    • Albany, 2500 Santiam Highway. SE, Albany, OR 97322
    • Santa Clara, 60 Division Avenue, Eugene, OR 97404
    • Springfield, 650 Q Street, Springfield, OR 97477
    • Salmon Stream, 800 NE Tenney Rd., Salmon Creek, WA 98685
    • orchards, 7411 NE 117th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98662
    • hazel dell, 7700 NE Highway 99, Vancouver, WA 98665

    ABOUT ONPOINT COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION

    Founded in 1932, OnPoint Community Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oregonserving more than 480,000 members and with assets of $9.4 billion. OnPoint membership is available to anyone who lives or works in one of the 28 Oregon counties (bent over, Clackamas, clatsop, Colombia, Cooing, Crook, Curry, Falls, Douglas, Giliam, Hood River, jackson, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, way, lincoln, Linn, marion, tomorrow, Multnomah, Polk, Sherman, tillamook, Wasco, Washington, Wheeler and yam hill) And two Washington counties (Skamania and clark) and their immediate family members. More information is available at www.onpointcu.com or 800-527-3932.

    1: Consumer Bonus: To be eligible, individuals must open a new membership with a personal checking account and receive a direct deposit of at least $500 to this account within 60 days of the opening date. A premium of $100 will be credited to their current account approximately 60 days after opening a new account. Accounts must be open and in good standing at the time of payment to receive the bonus. As of 5/1/22, the APY (Annual Percentage Yield) for interest verification is 0.05%. APY is subject to change. $500 minimum balance for interest verification; no minimum balance for OnPoint Checking. When the average monthly interest checking balance falls below $500a $7 monthly service charges apply. Fees can reduce revenue. The bonus will be included on a 1099-INT for tax purposes. Not combinable with other offers for opening a new subscription, such as OnPoint Savers or Refer a Friend. Offer only available at Fred Meyer locations of OnPoint Community Credit Union. Offer valid until 07/30/22 and subject to change. The Fred Meyer Consumer Bonus is not available to existing members. Corporate Bonus: To be eligible, a new membership must be opened with a corporate checking account and receive $500 in deposits into this account within 60 days of the opening date. A premium of $100 will be credited to their current account approximately 60 days after opening the new account. Accounts must be open and in good standing at the time of payment to receive the bonus. The bonus will be included on a 1099-INT for tax purposes. Not combinable with other offers for opening a new subscription, such as OnPoint Savers or Refer a Friend. Offer only available at Fred Meyer locations of OnPoint Community Credit Union. Offer valid until 07/30/22 and subject to change. The Fred Meyer Trade Bonus is not available to existing members.

    2. To be eligible, individuals must apply for a credit card by 7/30/22. To win the $50 bonus this must be a new Visa relationship. The bonus does not apply to existing Visa loans that are transferred or converted to a new card. Candidates who are approved by 8/15 will be credited with a bonus of $50 into their savings account on or about 8/30/22. To be eligible for this bonus offer, the credit card account must be open and not in default at the time of execution. The bonus will be included on a 1099-INT for tax purposes. Offer is only available at Fred Meyer OnPoint Community Credit Union stores and is subject to change.

    3: OnPoint will waive until $800 on the closing costs of any new purchase or refinancing of a first mortgage. This offer applies to all standard OnPoint Mortgage products and cannot be combined with any other OnPoint Mortgage promotional offer. Offer only available at Fred Meyer locations of OnPoint Community Credit Union. Offer valid until 07/30/22 and subject to change.

    4: OnPoint Community Credit Union will waive up to $175 on the closing costs of any new EquityFlex Line of Credit product. This offer applies to EquityFlex standard rate line of credit products and cannot be combined with any other promotional EquityFlex line of credit offer. Offer only available at Fred Meyer locations of OnPoint Community Credit Union. Offer valid until 07/30/22 and subject to change.

    5: OnPoint will charge 0.25% on standard fixed APR (annual percentage rate) consumer loans. This offer excludes line of credit products, mortgage products and refinancing of existing OnPoint loans. Automatic payment from an OnPoint checking or savings account is required. This offer applies to standard consumer loan rates and cannot be combined with any other promotional consumer loan offer. Offer only available at Fred Meyer locations of OnPoint Community Credit Union. Offer valid until 07/30/22 and subject to change.

    6: APY = annual percentage return. OnPoint Community Credit Union will add 0.25% to Certificate of Deposit (CD) rates. This offer applies to all OnPoint CD products and cannot be used in combination with other CD promotional offers. Offer only available at Fred Meyer locations of OnPoint Community Credit Union. Offer valid until 07/30/22 and subject to change.

    Promotion period ends July 30, 2022.

    Click here for the Official 2022 OnPoint Fred Meyer Branch Anniversary Prize Raffle Terms and Conditions.

    SOURCE OnPoint Community Credit Union

    Mercer students use their senses to learn cultural anthropology

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    Students in Dr. Natalie Bourdon’s Spring 2022 Cultural Anthropology course participate in a sensory workshop at her home.

    People experience the world through all of their senses, and Dr. Natalie Bourdon helped her students understand that through unique sensory experiences this spring.

    ANT 350: Cultural Anthropology, a required course for anthropology majors and minors at Mercer, familiarizes students with the methods and theories essential to the study of culture and society. Ten students from a variety of backgrounds and years were enrolled in the most recent course, said Dr. Bourdon, an associate professor of anthropology and women’s and gender studies.

    Dr. Natalie Bourdon
    Dr. Natalie Bourdon

    Through reading and discussing ethnographies, students explored themes of belief, violence, consumption, work, class, identity, gender roles, and language. They also curated an exhibit housed at the Tarver Library for three weeks called “Mercerians Speak About Race and Racism,” which featured stories from students in Dr. Bourdon’s fall introductory anthropology course.

    In addition to books on homelessness and police brutality in Chicago, the class also read “The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Living in Capitalist Ruins” by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing and participated in a workshop sensory related to it.

    “It’s just a really eclectic and interesting anthropological book about matsutake mushrooms and how they circulate in the global economy,” Dr. Boudon said. “The book talks a lot about immigration, capitalism and how we navigate and find freedom in these little pockets of the capitalist economy.”

    Dr. Bourdon invited students to her home for a lab where they described, sampled, and discovered five different types of fungi. She roasted the mushrooms with salt and olive oil and also made a gourmet mushroom dish with vegan ricotta. The students experienced the full life course of a mushroom, from soil to table.

    Dr. Bourdon is doing a lot of sensory anthropology these days, especially through research on yoga and empowerment in the United States and Kenya. She has also taught trauma-informed yoga on two Mercer On Mission trips to Tanzania. Through the workshop in her home, she was able to provide a sensory experience that would broaden her students’ understanding of cultural anthropology.

    Dr. Bourdon's sensory laboratory had stations for describing and sampling five kinds of fungi.
    Dr. Bourdon’s sensory laboratory had stations for describing and sampling five kinds of fungi.

    Sophomore Divine Madubike, a double major in international business and finance and a minor in anthropology, said the sensory lab allowed her to experience material through a different lens. This required him to use all of his senses, which provided additional context to learn about history, cultural connections, and societal significance. For Madubike, visiting a teacher was a new experience that created a more relaxed and enjoyable environment.

    “It was a different way to connect with students in a more informal environment,” Dr. Bourdon said. “Sharing food is a very universal human experience, so doing this with my students was a great way to break down barriers. I think it was very valuable.

    Tsing’s book also inspired Dr. Bourdon to incorporate another non-traditional activity at the end of the semester: a group oral final.

    Dr. Bourdon has also prepared a gourmet mushroom dish for students to try.
    Dr. Bourdon has also prepared a gourmet mushroom dish for students to try.

    “(Tsing) says that our encounters with others and with differences actually benefit us in enormous ways,” Dr. Bourdon said. “The students really got hooked on that. I could tell that the students were learning from each other and challenging each other.

    Dr. Bourdon gave the students a list of potential test questions ahead of time, and they spent time alone studying and practicing in groups. On the day of the exam, Dr. Bourdon calls on a student to answer the question, but he can get help from other students if necessary.

    “The exam was fantastic. It was exactly the kind of learning I wanted the students to have in the classroom. It was like having a conversation,” Dr. Bourdon said.

    Jada Moss, a rising double major in global health studies and anthropology, said the course as a whole was a great foundation for how she should look at the world and its differences in her future studies and career. Outside of class, she did anthropological research with Dr. Bourdon on the parallels between Black Pentecostalism and Hoodoo, a set of spiritual practices and traditions, particularly among African Americans in the southern United States.

    “My favorite thing about anthropology as a field is how it cleans the lenses of your eyes so you can clearly see the landscapes of the world we live in,” Moss said. “Then it adjusts the lenses, so you can zoom in on the importance of your own role and the role of others in the world.”

    Madubike said he will apply what he learned in this course to his upcoming international business and finance courses and use it as a reference in his life as many concepts are universal in society.

    “Cultural anthropology is something that can be applied to every major and every part of us as human beings,” he said. “Dr. Bourdon has really broadened my view of the world and been a beacon in my life.

    Currently, Mercer offers a minor in anthropology as well as an individualized major, through which faculty work with students to create an academic path that meets their interests. Dr. Bourdon said the goal is to eventually expand the program to create a standard major in anthropology.

    Dr. Bourdon's students surprised him with a plant at the end of the semester.  She said it was a tight-knit class where everyone was engaged and curious.
    Dr. Bourdon’s students surprised him with a plant at the end of the semester. She said it was a tight-knit class where everyone was engaged and curious.

    Trends in popularity of baby names and dog breeds can help understand evolutionary change

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    Maverick was first used as a baby name after a TV show called “Maverick” aired in the 1950s, but its popularity skyrocketed in 1986 with the release of the movie “Top Gun.” Today it is even used for baby girls.

    The name Emma peaked in popularity in the late 1800s, declined precipitously through the first half of the 1900s, and then reverted to being one of the most popular names of the early 2000s. Linda peaked some part in the late 1940s and Daniel in the mid-1980s. But each rise in popularity was followed by an equally steep decline.

    So what’s in a name; or, at least, what’s in a baby name trend? University of Michigan evolutionary biologist Mitchell Newberry has found that the more popular a name becomes, the less likely future parents are to follow suit. The same goes for popular dog breeds: Dalmatians are ten times more popular today than they were in the 1990s.

    Newberry, assistant professor of complex systems, says examining trends in the popularity of baby names and dog breeds can be a proxy for understanding ecological and evolutionary change. The names and preferences of dog breeds themselves are like genes or organisms competing for scarce resources. In this case, the scarce resources are the minds of parents and dog owners. His results are published in the journal Nature Human behavior.

    Newberry looks at frequency-dependent selection, a kind of natural selection in which the tendency to copy a certain variant depends on the current frequency or popularity of that variant, regardless of its content. While people tend to copy the most common variant, everyone ends up doing pretty much the same thing. But if people become less willing to copy a variant, the more popular it becomes, this leads to a greater diversity of variants.

    “Think about how we use millions of different names to refer to people, but we almost always use the same word to refer to baseball,” Newberry said. “For words, there is a pressure for conformity, but my work shows that the diversity of names results from pressures against conformity.”

    These trends are common in biology, but difficult to quantify. What the researchers have is a comprehensive database of baby names over the past 87 years.

    Newberry used the Social Security Administration’s baby name database, itself born in 1935, to examine the frequency dependence of first names in the United States. He found that when a name is the rarest – 1 in 10,000 births -; it tends to grow, on average, at a rate of 1.4% per year. But when a name is most common; more than one in 100 births; his popularity is declining, on average, at 1.6%.

    This is really a case study of how boom and bust cycles alone can disadvantage common types and promote diversity. If people are always hungry for new things, it will create a lot of new things. Every time a new thing is created, it gets promoted, and so rarer things become more frequent and you have more diversity in the population.”


    Mitchell Newberry, evolutionary biologist, University of Michigan

    Using the same techniques they applied to baby names, Newberry and his colleagues examined dog breed preferences using a database of purebred dog records from the American Kennel. Club. They found boom-bust cycles in dog breed popularity similar to boom-bust cycles in baby names.

    The researchers found a Greyhound boom in the 1940s and a Rottweiler boom in the 1990s. This shows what the researchers call negative frequency-dependent selection, or anti-conformity, which means that as the frequency increases, the selection becomes more negative. This means that rare dog breeds at 1 in 10,000 tend to gain popularity faster than dogs already at 1 in 10.

    “Biologists fundamentally think that these frequency-dependent pressures are fundamental in determining so many things,” Newberry said. “The long list includes genetic diversity, immune evasion, host-pathogen dynamics, the fact that there is essentially a one-to-one relationship between males and females – and even what different populations think is sexy.

    “Why do birds like long tails? Why do bamboo trees take so long to flower? Why do populations divide into different species?

    Conformity is needed within species, says Newberry. For example, scientists can change the order of genes on a fly’s chromosomes, and that doesn’t affect the fly in any way. But that doesn’t happen in nature, because when that fly mates, its genes don’t match those of its mate and its offspring won’t survive.

    However, we also need non-conformism, he says. If we all had the same immune system, we would all be susceptible to the same diseases. Or, says Newberry, if the same species of animal all visited the same patch of land for food, they would quickly destroy each other.

    “Life is this dance of when do we have to be consistent and when do we have to separate?” he said. “Natural selection is incredibly hard to measure. You ask, for an entire population, who lived, who died, and why. And that’s just a crazy thing to try to ask. In contrast, in names, we know literally every name. for the whole country for a hundred years.”

    Source:

    Journal reference:

    Newberry, MG & Plotkin, JB, (2022) Measurement of frequency-dependent selection in culture. Nature Human behavior. doi.org/10.1038/s41562-022-01342-6.

    Jim Beam column: Payday loan bill must be vetoed – American Press

    From time to time, Louisiana lawmakers have come to the aid of those who make so-called payday loans. Sen. Rick Ward, R-Port Allen, is this year’s champion with Senate Bill 381.

    Legislation that was narrowly passed by both houses would cap finance charges at 100% of the original loan amount. That means lenders could charge up to $1,500 in fees on a $1,500 loan, for a total repayment of $3,000, according to The Advocate.

    The senator said his “Louisiana Access to Credit Loans Act” would help state residents living on a paycheck make ends meet when faced with surprisingly large expenses.

    Under current law, lenders can offer a loan of up to $350, due on the borrower’s next payday. The maximum the lender can make per loan is $55. Ward’s bill does not change that.

    Ward sponsored another payday loan bill in 2018. It stated that the loan term could not be less than three months and could not exceed 12 months. The amount of the loan could not be less than $500 and could not exceed $875. The bill passed the Senate 20-17 but died in the House Commerce Committee.

    I wrote in a June 3, 1999 column about a Bossier City woman who got one of these loans. She needed $200 for an emergency out-of-town trip and took out a two-week loan. The maximum they lent at that time was $201 and it had to be paid back in 14 days.

    When a customer borrowed that $201, they had to leave a check for $246 to cover the principal and $15 in interest. The other $30 was for documentation and set-up costs. That’s an annual interest rate of over 580 percent.

    “It was a little high,” the borrower said, “but when you need it, you need it.”

    The Associated Press reported that there were about 30 payday loan companies in the state in 1992. That number grew to 455 in 1998 and 489 by the end of 1999.

    Foster Campbell, a current member of the Louisiana Civil Service Commission, was a state senator in 1999. He said, “We’ve had 500 of these companies open since 1992 and none of them have failed. . I have never heard of such statistics. But the reason why they didn’t is because they deceive people by charging outrageous interest rates.

    OK, back to Ward’s bill which passed the House 54-35, one vote more than the 53 needed. The Senate vote was 20 to 14, the exact majority he needed.

    Republican senses Mark Abraham of Lake Charles and Mike Reese of Leesville voted for Ward’s bill. Senator Jeremy Stine, R-Lake Charles, voted against. Sen. Heather Cloud, R-Turkey Creek, was recorded as absent.

    GOP Representatives Ryan Bourriaque of Grand Lake, Dewith Carrier of Oakdale, Troy Romero of Jennings and Phillip Tarver of Lake Charles voted for the bill. Representatives Wilford Carter, D-Lake Charles; Charles Owen, R-Rosepine, and Rodney Schamerhorn, R-Hornbeck, voted against. Representative Brett Geymann, R-Moss Bluff, was recorded as an absentee.

    The bill now awaits action by Governor John Bel Edwards. Lenders would make most of their money through monthly maintenance fees of up to 13% of the original loan amount.

    Alex Horowitz, consumer credit researcher at The Pew Charitable Trusts, told The Advocate he had never seen such high fees. He said the bill would expose Louisiana consumers to financial harm, rather than creating an affordable loan market. Horowitz said seven of the nation’s 12 largest banks have launched or announced programs to provide small dollar loans to customers.

    Kenneth Pickering twice served as Louisiana’s chief banking regulator. He said he had no idea what the maintenance fee even covers. “Once a loan is on the books, there’s nothing left to maintain,” he said. Pickering calls it more interest.

    Stanley Dameron, Commissioner of the Office of Financial Institutions, said: “Some of the people applying for these loans might not qualify from your bank, but they certainly would from a credit union or finance company. “

    Pelican State Credit Union’s Jessica Sharon told lawmakers that credit unions were explicitly created to help people of modest means.

    Even an official from a state association that represents payday lenders said Ward’s new product was unnecessary. He said the loans are already available in Louisiana at a fraction of the cost. “It’s greed and arrogance at the highest level,” he said.

    Ward’s bill is certainly a strong candidate for a gubernatorial veto.

    15 largest dog breeds in the world

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    Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but as any puppy lover knows, they are still cute no matter big or small. Even when a pooch big enough to drink from the kitchen sink thinks he’s a lapdog! Yes, some of the world’s largest dog breeds are comparable in size to even the largest humans, like Zeus the Great Dane, who was basically the height (and weight!) of a professional basketball player.

    Zeus was dubbed both the greatest and tallest dog in the world at Guinness World Records 2011 in 2013. At the age of three, Zeus was already 44 inches tall, or three feet, 8 inches, from the base of his foot to the highest point above his shoulder blade (aka the dog’s withers).

    And when standing on his hind legs, Zeus was about the height of some of the tallest players in the NBA – 7-foot-4 – and weighed 155 pounds!

    Sadly, Zeus – who was a beloved therapy dog ​​in Kalamazoo, Michigan – is no longer with us as his massive size did not guarantee him a particularly long life. Zeus died just before his sixth birthday and to this day has yet to be dethroned as the greatest dog that ever lived.

    Now, a Great Dane named Atlas currently holds the record for dogs alive. Hailing from Navarre, Florida, this six-year-old Harlequin German Great Dane weighs 225 pounds and is 4-foot-4 tall.

    Do you have a weakness for big dogs? Here are the 15 largest dog breeds in the world.

    15 largest dog breeds in the world

    1. Great Dane

    The Great Dane has long held the record for the largest dog breed. Not only are they often the tallest breed, with Great Danes snagging the Guinness World Records tallest dog title. 20102011, 2012, 2013, 2016and now, 2021.

    On average, however, the American Kennel Club (AKC) reports that Great Danes have a lifespan of seven to 10 years, and males measure up to 32 inches and 175 pounds. Comparatively, female Great Danes can reach 30 inches and 140 pounds.

    Related: 50 Adorable, Large Dog Breeds

    2. Irish Greyhound

    Often a finalist in the Guinness Book of World Records, the Irish Wolfhound comes second to the Great Dane. This affectionate and sociable dog breed reaches 32 inches on average in males and 30 inches on average in females, according to AKC.

    Related: Quotes About Dogs

    3. Scottish Hound

    The Scottish Deerhound is generally much larger than its weight. This Scottish breed – you guessed it – can grow to around 30-32 inches in males and 28+ inches in females. In terms of weight, males weigh between 85 and 110 pounds; females, 75 to 95 pounds, depending AKC.

    4. Neapolitan Mastiff

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    The next size is Neapolitan Mastiff, a Mastiff breed that originated in ancient Rome. Stocky with short coats and known for their drooling, male Neapolitan Mastiffs reach 26 to 31 inches while females reach 24 to 29 inches in height. On average, males weigh around 150 pounds while females weigh 110 pounds.

    5. English Mastiff

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    Personality-wise, English Mastiffs are also often described as “gentle giants” due to their naturally gentle dispositions. But they are big too! Males are typically 30+ inches and between 160 and 230 pounds. Females are typically 27.5 inches and taller, weighing between 120 and 170 pounds, depending AKC.

    6. Newfoundland

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    A working dog, the Newfoundland has always been recognized for its large size as well as the frequency with which it drools! The males reach a medium 28 inches, between 130 and 150 pounds; females reach an average of 26 inches, between 100 and 120 pounds.

    Related: Fastest Dog Breeds

    7. Leonberger

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    An affectionate dog breed that generally works well with other dogs, the Leonberger is a new large breed that was first recognized by AKC in 2010. Males of this breed stand between 28 and 31.5 inches tall and weigh between 110 and 170 pounds, while females reach a height of 25.5 to 29.5 inches and weigh between 90 and 140 pounds.

    8. St. Bernard

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    Perhaps one of the most notable large dog breeds is the St. Bernard. Thanks to Beethoven movie franchise, of course! According AKC, St. Bernard males typically stand between 28 and 30 inches tall and 140 to 180 pounds; Female Saint Bernards typically stand between 26 and 28 inches tall and 120 to 140 pounds.

    9. Great Pyrenees

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    The Great Pyrenees is a majestic working dog with a thick coat and renowned for guarding sheep and even families. This raise typically weigh over 100 pounds and males are between 27 and 32 inches tall, while females are usually between 25 and 29 inches.

    10. Russian Black Terrier

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    Although we generally tend to think of terriers as a smaller breed (sometimes even a toy), the Black Russian Terrier is definitely one of the largest breeds in the world. On average, male Russian Black Terriers are 27 to 30 inches tall and females are 26 to 29 inches. They can weigh from 80 to 130 pounds.

    11. Anatolian Shepherd

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    The Anatolian Shepherd is an incredibly muscular herding breed. These huge puppies growing up as tall as 29 inches in males and 27 inches in females. Males weigh between 110 and 150 pounds and females between 80 and 120 pounds.

    12. Bernese Mountain Dog

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    An excellent family dog, the Bernese Mountain Dog is another gentle giant that gets along well with children. and other dogs. In this raise, males are about 25-27.5 inches tall and females are about 23-26 inches. Males can weigh up to 115 pounds and females up to 95 pounds.

    Related: 15 Small White Dog Breeds

    13. Cane Corso

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    A fierce protector often used as a guard dog, the Cane Corso is always alert and has enough muscle to scare away any intruder. Males are usually between 25 and 27.5 inches tall while females are usually around 23.5 to 26 inches.

    14. Tibetan Mastiff

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    They shed, they drool, and they definitely need a ton of frequent grooming, but Tibetan Mastiffs are as affectionate as they are big. Males reach a minimum of 26 inches, 90 to 150 pounds; females reach a minimum of 24 inches, 70 to 120 pounds.

    15. Dogue de Bordeaux

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    The Dogue de Bordeaux is particularly known for its abundant moulting and abundant drooling, but it is also one of the largest dog breeds there are also. Males measure up to 23 to 27 inches, 110 pounds and up; females measure up to 23 to 26 inches, 99 pounds and up.

    Next, 30 adorable brindle dog breeds.

    ‘Beyond Van Gogh’ Dazzles the Senses in Downtown Fresno – GV Wire

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    While “The Starry Night” is on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, you can also soak up Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous painting in downtown Fresno.

    “Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” opened today at the Fresno Convention Center.

    The trip 4 trillion pixels, high resolution exposure transforms more than 300 of his works into animations projected on 20-foot walls. Visitors to Thursday’s preview described it as an incredible experience that can be enjoyed by all ages and levels of art appreciation.

    “(It) allows the public to literally set foot in their work to be inside of it,” said Fanny Curtat, the exhibition’s art historian and member of the creative team.

    “If you know a lot about him, it’s just the fantasy of being in the job you know and love. But if you don’t know anything about him, it’s a great way to develop that connection with him, to learn more and appreciate all that he can still show us.

    Watch: Beyond Van Gogh

    Beyond Van Gogh’s Details

    • When: May 27 to July 17 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays except Memorial Day and July 4)
    • Where: Fresno Convention Center (848 M Street, Fresno)
    • Tickets: From $39.99 for adults and $23.99 for children (5-15). Group rates and VIP passes are available. Prices are based on the day of the week (weekends and holidays are longer). Tickets are for a specific time of day.
    • Duration: One hour is recommended to visit the exhibition.
    • Additional information is at this link.

    “Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” brings the viewer into a giant-sized interactive art exhibit. (GV Wire/Albert Baker)

    Three bedrooms, flashing portraits

    The exhibition is presented in three halls, covering 30,000 square feet. In the introductory room, 21 illuminated panels present a timeline of Van Gogh’s life and quotes from his famous letters to his brother Theo.

    Room two is a smaller, more transitional setting. Called the “Waterfall” room, a seven-minute loop projects Van Gogh’s familiar brushstrokes onto a dark room wall. Keep an eye out for the appearance of “ghost” images of Van Gogh.

    The final exhibition, the “immersive room”, is the largest and most spectacular. The most famous works of Van Gogh and others are projected onto walls and columns almost 20 feet high. The resolution and enlargement of the works show Van Gogh’s mastery of color and his fine detail brushstrokes.

    The 35-minute loop is set to a variety of music, from Miles Davis to a lullaby-like version of The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun.”

    His self-portraits and portraits of ordinary people line up digitally one by one on the walls. All of them will blink at you at some point.

    “Almond Blossom”, painted in 1890 in Arles, France, is more than just a static painting. The petals come to life, moving across the screen.

    Six months to plan and design a trade show

    The traveling show started last year, created during the pandemic. Curtat said the show took six months to plan and design. It takes about two weeks in each city to set up.

    Curtat said that Van Gogh never let his personal desperation seep into his paintings.

    “He didn’t show any of that darkness in his work, and it was really about focusing on that, focusing on what his work can bring to people, and really focusing on joy and beauty. and that purpose to share the solutions he found for the darkness,” Curtat said.

    Guests view “Almond Blossom” at a preview event for “Beyond Van Gogh” on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at the Fresno Convention Center. (GV Wire/David Taub)

    Nottinghamshire dog warning: The 10 dog breeds most sought after by thieves and their average price

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    Because of this threat to our furry friends, experts at PuppyHero.com have put together a list of top tips for preventing dog theft and provide owners with useful information about the crime.

    The service has also listed the most common breeds targeted by thieves, which your Chad has rounded up for a gallery below.

    How to protect your pooch on a walk:

    Practice calling and/or using a long leash: In the event of an emergency or a threat to your dog, it’s essential to ensure that he will respond to your calls. Try to use tasty treats for your dog, as this will make recall much easier. Avoid Routine: This makes it harder for dog kidnapping gangs to track you and figure out when to intercept and steal your dog; Walk with a friend: Whenever possible, go safe in numbers, a friend will provide an additional witness and backup if you encounter a dognapper; Don’t Give Your Dog’s Name: Putting your dog’s name on their collar, harness, or ID can make it easier for strangers to lure them away; Stay aware of your surroundings: keep your eyes on your dog and avoid distractions like cell phones. Try to always have a charged phone and don’t wear headphones when walking your dog. Be seen and heard as an owner: to let everyone know that the dog is yours and that you have a constant eye on it, to deter potential dognappers. – Walk in open spaces: if you feel unwell comfortable, try to opt for , populated spaces where you can be easily seen; Follow your instincts: If you think someone is following you or raising your suspicions, quickly leave the area.

    Ensuring the safety of your dog while on the move:

    Avoid location tags on social networks: this prevents thieves from knowing your address or the place where you regularly go with your dog; Highly Vigilant: Report any suspicious activity you see; GPS tracking collar: consider investing in a GPS tracking collar, this will allow you to know the position of your dog at any time; Beware of strangers asking lots of questions: Always beware of a stranger who asks unusual or constant questions about your dog (both online and offline); Dog Walking/Kennel/Grooming Services: Always do full and thorough checks to see if they are reputable and reputable; Take note of the emergency help shortcuts on your phone: they can help you if you feel threatened or in danger. Carry an alarm device: these can help scare off attackers and attract attention; Refuse help from strangers: Unless absolutely necessary, avoid offers of help from strangers for your dog. Tint Your Car Windows: Dognappers have been known to steal canines from cars; Keep your dog on the construction side: keep him away from the sidewalk; An adult should always be in control: make sure children always walk dogs in the presence of an adult, as dog addicts may be more likely to target those they consider less likely to resist; Find local stores that accept dogs: this will ensure that your dog does not need to be left outside or in the car.

    Prevent dog theft from your home:

    Protect the home and secure possessions: think dog cameras, CCTV and video doorbells; Dogs are easily caught in gardens: especially front gardens, so be sure to secure your garden with high fences; Locking and alarming gates: to prevent unwanted intruders; Leave a light on if your dog is home alone: ​​this can be useful in the evening, to give the impression that someone is inside. Along with this, always turn on an outside light for late night supervised bathroom exits so you can see your dog at all times. time; Outdoor kennels should also be alarmed and locked: for all dogs kept outdoors, ensure that kennels are sufficiently secure; Engrave your path or driveway: this makes it more difficult for intruders to approach stealthily; Regularly test your home alarm: to ensure that it is in good working order; Lock your dog’s pet door when not in use: and do not leave the window open in the room where your dog is; Don’t Introduce New Puppies Online: Be careful when sharing too many new pets, puppies are especially valuable to napping dogs.

    Theft prevention by type of dog/breed:

    Puppies that are not chipped are more valuable as they have no identification: be very careful in protecting puppies as they are prime targets; Be very careful with purebred dogs: they are the most valuable and therefore the optimal targets; Neutered Dogs Will Deter Thieves: As some thieves seek to steal pets for breeding, a neutered dog will be less of a target; When selling puppies, make sure another person is present: limiting the number of people and presenting them in one secure place can protect your dogs from theft.

    Prove ownership:

    Proof of ownership: it is important that you have a document of ownership to ensure that there is no dispute in the event of loss or theft of your dog; Keep ID Collar Tags Updated: Make sure your current cell phone number and other contact information is on the tag; Have your dog microchipped: this will be done by your veterinarian, it will be relatively painless for the dog and inexpensive to do. This is required by law in the UK before the dog is eight weeks old; Be sure to take photos of your dog: don’t forget to capture many angles and any identifying features. Take a photo of you with your dog too, and before and after grooming; Your Dog’s DNA: If you’re really worried about dog theft, consider collecting their DNA to match later if necessary. There are services that can help with this.

    Dog breeds most likely to be stolen and their average price:

    Lewis Silkin – FCA issues warning to CEOs of nearly 28,000 credit consumer firms

    The FCA has underlined the fact that it expects to see greater demand for credit while warning that it will closely monitor the sector to avoid unsustainable and unaffordable lending.

    It clearly expects approved companies to ensure that financial promotions are clear, fair and not misleading – as well as compliant with the rules set out in its compendium of consumer credit sources (CONC 3). Drawing attention to unacceptable practices, the FCA noted that it has identified promotions:

    • use terms such as “loans without credit check”, “secured loan”, “pre-approved” or “no credit check”, which may be true for credit brokers, but could falsely lead consumers to believe that the lender will not check the credit status at all;
    • offering brokerage or direct lending services for high cost short term credit without the required risk warning (“Warning: late repayment can cause you serious financial problems. For help, go to moneyhelper.org.uk”);
    • do not include the APR representative; and
    • by credit brokers, failing to declare that they are brokers rather than lenders,

    all of which can break the rules of CONC 3.

    Although the FCA acknowledged that some advertising mediums may appear to create difficulties in meeting FCA requirements, the FCA found that their rules were generally media neutral and amenable to compliance. comply regardless of character limitations.

    In addition, the FCA has reminded companies that they must also comply with the CAP code administered by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). In addition, the FCA cited the ASA’s guidance on short-term and payday loans, which clearly articulates the need for marketing to be socially responsible. The ASA advisory also clarifies that the ASA’s ratings of advertisements are likely to place undue emphasis on speed, ease of access, targeting of vulnerable groups and whether an advertisement may trivialize subscription. ‘a loan. Each assessment may be based on its facts, but these tips provide clear guidance that companies should consider to avoid falling under the CAP Code.

    Despite the list of issues it had identified, CAF was clear, this list should not be considered exhaustive. The FCA has suggested that companies review their financial promotions to ensure they comply with CONC 3, review financial promotions systems, processes and controls to ensure they are sufficient to comply with CONC 3 CONC 3, and draw the attention of their Board of Directors to the letter.

    The FCA will proactively monitor the market to assess compliance and expects companies to put the interests of their customers at the heart of their business, including when drafting their financial promotions.

    Companies should view this letter both as illustrative guidance on certain key areas on the FCA’s radar and as an unequivocal warning that, given the current economic circumstances, action will be taken against companies that fail to comply. to their rules.

    Breed does not determine a dog’s behavior

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    What type of companion dog is right for your family? A new study published this month in Science suggests that a dog’s breed determines only nine percent of its behavior.

    Dog breed is generally a poor predictor of individual behavior and should not be used to inform decisions about selecting a companion dog,” reads the study’s conclusion.

    Focusing on both mixed-breed dogs and many types of purebreds, the published paper acknowledges that while most behavioral studies focus primarily on purebreds, these animals represent only a small minority. of the world’s dog population. Of the roughly one billion dogs in the world, at least 80% are what the study calls “free-living, free-breeding, and not under human control.” And, even in countries with large populations of purebreds, like the United States, pooches are still very common. It is estimated that approximately 50% of all dogs in the United States are pooches.

    What also makes this study unique is its methodology: where others have relied on first-hand observations by researchers, this one solicits behavioral data by interviewing owners and asking them for genetic material to DNA sequencing. The published results are based on behavioral surveys of 18,385 dogs and DNA information on 2,155 of them.

    The study owner survey divides behaviors into certain categories such as human sociability, submissiveness, and toy-directed motor patterns, and uses multiple questions within each category in an effort to create an in-depth understanding of these. behaviours. It then compares these ranked responses between races to determine the correlation.

    While some findings suggest that behavioral traits are hereditary, the association between a race and its behaviors is much less direct than the association between a race and its aesthetic traits.

    “Race offers little predictive value for individuals, explaining only 9% of behavioral variation,” the study concludes. Of the behaviors studied, retrieval was the most inherited trait, but even then the ability of genetics to predict this behavior in an individual dog was five times lower than its ability to predict aesthetic traits.

    “Behavioral factors show great variability within races, suggesting that although race may affect the likelihood of a particular behavior occurring, race alone is not, contrary to popular belief, informative enough to predict an individual’s disposition,” the study said.

    The researchers also explored associations between breeds and behaviors with what the article calls “behavioral stereotypes” — these being the three words the American Kennel Club uses to summarize breeds. For example, the AKC calls border collies “loving, intelligent, energetic.” The conclusions of the study there? “Breeds described with particular words are not behaviorally distinct from other breeds.”

    Regarding mutt behaviors, the paper states that “we show that behavioral characteristics attributed to modern breeds are polygenic, environmentally influenced, and found, at varying prevalence, in all breeds.”

    Similarly, little to no correlation has been found between a dog’s size and behavior.

    In short, each dog is an individual. You can’t expect one golden retriever to duplicate another’s behavior or personality. However, eminent dog researcher Marc Bekoff is quick to point out that the study results do not indicate that genetics do not play a role in determining behavior, they simply play less of a role than perception. popular of purebreds does not indicate this.

    “An individual’s genetics prepare them for certain propensities but do not guarantee them,” Bekoff writes in psychology today. “The odds of observing certain types of behavior will indeed change depending on the breed of dog. That’s how we got all these different-looking dogs in the first place, and their different shapes followed selection for their different functions or breed characteristics.

    While it is possible, for example, for an individual Maltese to exhibit guarding behavior, their ability to serve as a guard dog would obviously be limited compared to, for example, a German Shepherd who also exhibits guarding behavior. guard behavior.

    Bekoff concludes that even though “a dog’s genetics are do not predictive of actually expressed behavior…races can offer a reasonable starting point for setting expectations and clues about what our experiences might be like.

    But Bekoff also cautions against making too many assumptions about behavior based solely on race. I asked him if this study refutes the popular claim that purebreds offer more predictable personalities than mutts. “It does exactly that,” he told me in a phone call.

    The bottom line? The scientific consensus continues to agree that it is both a dog’s breed and the environmental factors it experiences that determine its behavior. Rather, this new study simply puts a new emphasis on the importance of training, socializing, and spending time with your good dog.

    “Breeds can allude to a dog’s personality,” Bekoff explains. “But ultimately it’s nature and nurture that combine to determine the end result.”

    The 10 dog breeds most sought after by thieves and their price

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    More than 200 dogs have been reported stolen on Merseyside in the past five years.

    A missing pets charity has warned dogs are being ‘stolen on command’ following a spike in dog thefts across the UK.

    More than 200 dogs have been reported stolen on Merseyside in the past five years, with 40 registered in 2021, according to a Freedom of Information request from Direct Line Pet Insurance.

    That was down from 42 in 2020, but up from 35 in 2019 – before the pandemic.

    Debbie Matthews, chief executive of charity The Stolen and Missing Pets Alliance, said: ‘Dogs were basically stolen ‘on command’ for people who were looking for a certain breed but would never know they were getting a stolen dog .”

    Across the UK, 2,077 dogs were reported stolen from 35 police forces who responded to the FOI request, although Direct Line Pet Insurance believes the true figure is 2,760.

    Because of this threat to our furry friends, experts at PuppyHero.com have put together a list of top tips for preventing dog theft and provide owners with useful information about the crime.

    The service has also listed the most common breeds targeted by thieves, which we’ve rounded up for a gallery below.

    How to protect your pooch on a walk:

    – Practice calling and/or using a long leash: In the event of an emergency or a threat to your dog, it is essential to ensure that he will respond to your calls. Try to use tasty treats for your dog, as this will greatly help him remember.

    – Avoid routine: This makes it harder for dog kidnapping gangs to track you and figure out when to intercept and steal your dog.

    – Walk with a friend: whenever possible, opt for safety in numbers, a friend will provide an additional witness and backup if you encounter a dognapper.

    – Don’t Give Your Dog’s Name: Putting your dog’s name on their collar, harness, or ID can make it easier for strangers to lure them away.

    – Stay aware of your surroundings: keep your eyes on your dog and avoid distractions like cell phones. Try to always have a charged phone and don’t wear headphones when walking your dog.

    – Be seen and heard as the owner: so that everyone knows that the dog is yours and that you have an eye on it at all times, to deter potential dognappers. – Walk in open spaces: if you feel uncomfortable, try to opt for open, populated spaces where you can be easily seen.

    – Follow your instincts: if you think someone is following you or arousing your suspicions, quickly leave the area.

    Ensuring the safety of your dog while on the move:

    – Avoid location tags on social networks: this prevents thieves from knowing your address or the place where you regularly go with your dog.

    – Highly Vigilant: Report any suspicious activity you see.

    – GPS tracking collar: consider investing in a GPS tracking collar, this will allow you to know your dog’s position at any time.

    – Beware of strangers who ask you a lot of questions: Always beware of a stranger who asks unusual or constant questions about your dog (both online and offline).

    – Dog walking/kennel/toilet services: always carry out full and thorough checks to see if they are reputable and reputable.

    – Note the emergency so-called shortcuts on your phone: they can help you if you feel threatened or in danger.

    – Carry an alarm device: this can help scare off attackers and attract attention.

    – Refuse help from strangers: Unless absolutely necessary, avoid offers of help from strangers for your dog.

    – Tint your car windows: Dognappers are known to steal dogs from cars.

    – Keep your dog on the side of the construction: keep him away from the sidewalk.

    – An adult should always be in control: Make sure children always walk dogs in the presence of an adult, as dog trainers may be more likely to target those they consider less likely to resist.

    – Find local stores that accept dogs: this will ensure that your dog does not need to be left outside or in the car.

    Prevent dog theft from your home:

    – Protect the home and secure possessions: think dog cameras, CCTV and video doorbells.

    – Dogs are easily caught in gardens: especially front gardens, so be sure to secure your garden with high fences.

    – Locking and alarming gates: to prevent unwanted intruders.

    – Leave a light on if your dog is alone at home: this can be useful in the evening, to give the impression that there is someone inside. At the same time, always turn on an outdoor light for late-night supervised toilet trips so you can see your dog in the house. every time.

    – Outdoor kennels must also be fitted with an alarm and locked: for all dogs kept outdoors, ensure that the kennels are sufficiently secure.

    – Engrave your path or driveway: this makes it more difficult for intruders to approach discreetly.

    – Regularly test your home alarm: to ensure that it is in good working order.

    – Lock your dog’s pet door when not in use: and don’t leave the window open in the room where your dog is.

    – Don’t Introduce New Puppies Online: Be careful not to share new pets too much, puppies are especially valuable for napping dogs.

    Theft prevention by type of dog/breed:

    – Puppies that are not chipped are more valuable because they have no identification: be very careful in protecting puppies because they are prime targets.

    – Be very careful with purebred dogs: they are the most valuable and therefore the optimal targets.

    – Neutered Dogs Will Deter Thieves: As some thieves seek to steal pets to breed, a neutered dog will be less of a target.

    – When selling puppies, have someone accompany you: limiting the number of people and presenting them in a single secure space can protect your dogs from theft.

    – Proof of ownership: it is important that you have a document of ownership to ensure that there is no dispute in the event of loss or theft of your dog.

    – Keep ID Collar Tags Updated: Make sure your current cell phone number and other contact information is on the tag.

    – Have your dog microchipped: this will be done by your veterinarian, it will be relatively painless for the dog and inexpensive to do. This is required by law in the UK before the dog is eight weeks old.

    – Be sure to take photos of your dog: remember to capture many angles and any identifying features. Also take a photo of you with your dog, before and after grooming.

    – Your dog’s DNA: If you’re really concerned about your dog’s theft, consider collecting their DNA to match later if necessary. There are services that can help with this.

    The service also listed the most common breeds targeted by thieves who LiverpoolWorld collected for a gallery below.

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    Maren’s Passion for Dog Grooming | Gippsland times

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    Maren Ryswyk with her dog, Sasha, 8. Photo: Stefan Bradley

    Stefan Bradley

    Montgomery resident Maren Ryswyk has turned her love of animals into a dog grooming business.

    “Animals have always been my passion, especially dogs. So I always wanted to do something with animals, but I didn’t know what,” Ms Ryswyk said.

    “I didn’t want to be a veterinarian, because I didn’t want to deal with blood and gore.

    “I started working for Thérèse at Bass Court Dog Grooming in Sale as a bather. I really liked it so I went to Melbourne to take a dog grooming course for a few weeks.

    “After that, I started grooming dogs for Thérèse, and she taught me a lot.

    “I’ve been grooming for seven years now.”

    Ms. Ryswyk launched Marens K9 Grooming in November.

    The business has sprung up at an optimal time, with an easing of COVID restrictions in Victoria, including the end of Melbourne’s sixth lockdown in October.

    This meant the dogs endured a long period of time without grooming.

    “There are loads of requests now. I was going to start the business a year later, but I’m glad I did now because there are so many COVID dogs,” Ms Ryswyk said.

    “When I opened in November it was overwhelming at first to figure it all out, but it’s going really well. I’ve booked four weeks in advance now. It’s great to work in a salon from home when we have two small children so I can work my own hours.My children love seeing all the different breeds of dogs.

    Ms. Ryswyk says the main challenge with dog grooming is uncomfortable pets.

    “It’s not a care day like a human would go to a care day. Some dogs can become quite anxious and therefore require more time and patience, especially puppies and older dogs,” she said.

    “I pet them and get them used to clippers and noise, which can be quite scary.”

    “Patience is the number one attribute you need in this industry. Of course, you have to love dogs and not be afraid of them, and have good attention to detail.

    Ms Ryswyk says she uses a similar grooming process for most dogs.

    “I cut the dogs first, give them a bath, blow-dry, then I cut them again because their hair stands up after blow-drying and you can get a much neater finish,” she says.

    “The whole process can take up to two hours, depending on the coat. I do about three or four dogs a day.

    “Probably the most difficult dog breed to groom is a Samoyed, which can take up to four hours. There’s a lot of brushing. Drying alone takes about an hour. Short-haired dogs like a Boxer or Dalmatians usually just need washing and drying, and their nails are cut.

    Marens K9 Grooming is available on Facebook and Instagram. For more information call Maren Ryswyk on 0421 397 456.

    Maren Ryswyk with Rascal the dog on electric table.

    Maren Ryswyk with her dog Sasha, 8. Photos: Stefan Bradley

    Maren Ryswyk with her dog, Sasha, 8. Photo: Stefan Bradley

    Rascal the dog taking a bath. Photo: Stefan Bradley

    Rascal the dog with Maren Ryswyk. Photo: Stefan Bradley

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    All Senses Went Away After Seeing This Dog’s Stick, Cricketers Also Went Crazy

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    The IPL craze is growing rapidly in India these days. Indians are crazy about cricket. Most people love the stick of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli. In that order, these days a video of a dog started going viral. This dog seems to beat brilliantly. This dog’s stick is so wonderful that after seeing it, Dhoni and Kohli themselves will go crazy for the dog.

    Doggie: In the video, you can also see that the dog is holding a yellow bat with its mouth. Meanwhile, her boss is seen bowling. With that, the dog kicks so fantastically, that everyone watches. This shot of the dog surprised onlookers. Everyone was surprised to see the amazing doggie hitter. The video is so overwhelming that people are constantly busy watching and sharing it.

    The dog took a great photo: The video was shared on Twitter, Doggie is also seen playing terrific cricket with his boss in this video. The video was shared on Twitter from an account named @Yoda4ever. Seeing the brilliant style in which Doggie put the shots in the video, his boss, who plays bowls himself, was shocked. Hardly anyone expected such a shot from the dog on the full ball. The video has already been viewed by more than 3 million people.

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    New Pogi’s Pet Supplies Pet Dog Grooming Wipes Amazon Best Seller List 2022

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    The grooming wipes are very well received on Amazon. The product currently sits at a very positive 4.6 out of five out of 19 ratings. Nearly 90% of users of the product rated it more than four stars and more than three-quarters rated it five stars.

    A five-star product review that 186 Amazon customers found helpful says, “Love these wipes! We have two large rescue dogs, and one has sensitive skin and grass allergies that cause him to constantly chew his paws. He also HATES baths and pretty much refuses to take one, so these things are a miracle. I used about six wipes on him from nose to tail and he seemed to really enjoy the experience. He was visibly cleaner afterwards, with a soft, shiny coat and a MUCH nicer smell! We got the “unscented” variety due to its sensitivity and there were no adverse reactions. The wipes always have a very light scent, something clean and fresh; guessing it comes from aloe, awapuhi, and/or some other ingredient. They also used them to wipe the other dog’s ears and they worked like a charm for that as well. I would definitely recommend them to other pet owners.

    Pogi’s Pet Supplies sells a variety of other pet care products in addition to grooming wipes, including compostable dog poop bags and pee pads, all designed with the earth in mind. Readers interested in learning more can visit Pogi’s Amazon store: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2022/05/17/2445347/0/en/Dog-Wipes-By-Pogi-s -On-Amazon-Best-Seller-List-2022-New-Pet-Wipes-Collection-Launched.html

    Pet wipes are available in regular packs or travel packs. Regular packs are available in two sizes of 100 and 400 wipes. The travel packs are available in two sizes of 120 and 240 wipes. The company claims that 100 wipes are enough to last an entire month for a pet owner. The pet wipes are also available in two different scents. Unscented wipes are great for pets who are picky about scented products and need something non-intrusive for their strong sense of smell. The other option is green tea scented wipes.

    A company spokesperson said: “All products from the Pogi’s Pet Supplies store meet high standards for environmental friendliness and sustainability. We only use the highest quality components when making our products because we understand that our customers only want what’s best and safest for their beloved and adored furry companions. We also want to ensure that the processes we use in making these products are not harmful to the environment and have a net positive impact on the planet. That’s why we’ve sought certifications from the most trusted names in biodegradable standards. When you buy from Pogi’s Pet Supplies, you’re giving your pet and the environment the five-star treatment they deserve.

    Pogi’s Pet Supplies, a sustainable and eco-friendly pet products company, manufactures and sells a line of pet grooming wipes that are proving extremely popular with dog and cat owners who purchase eco-friendly pet wipes company on Amazon. Readers can view the Amazon listing of Pogi Grooming Wipes by visiting the link: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2022/05/17/2445347/0/en/Dog-Wipes-By -Pogi-s-On-Amazon-Best-Seller-List-2022-New-Pet-Wipes-Collection-Launched.html

    As previously announced, the wipes are hypoallergenic, vegan, and cruelty-free. They do not cause allergies or irritation in pets as they are completely free of parabens, alcohol and harsh chemicals. Wipes are manufactured in a Nordic Swan, ISO 9001, GMPC, BRC, GMP and EPA certified facility to ensure the highest quality standards are maintained. Pet wipes use conditioning ingredients such as aloe vera, vitamin E and Hawaiian awapuhi to give them the ability to clean, refresh and condition while giving pet’s coat a healthy shine . The wipes are particularly effective in removing dirt and odor from paws, body and buttocks between baths.

    Contact information:
    Name: Dar Ghafourpour
    Email: Send email
    Organization: Pogi’s Pet Supplies
    Address: E1, 14th Floor, Block E, Tsing Yi Industrial Center Phase 2 1-33 Cheung Tat Road, Tsing Yi, Hong Kong, HK, Hong Kong
    Website: https://pogis.com/

    Build ID: 89075501

    If you detect any problems, problems or errors in the content of this press release, please contact [email protected] to let us know. We will respond and rectify the situation within the next 8 hours.

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    SPRO Wave Tail Grub appeals to the five senses of fish

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    For decades, grubs have ended up in anglers’ tackle boxes for one simple reason: they catch fish! Spro’s new Wave Tail Grub takes the basic shape of a traditional curl-trail grub and improves every aspect. With these modifications, the Wave Tail Grub is highly effective year round in both freshwater and saltwater applications.

    The Wave Tail Grub is the ultimate combination of durability and attraction. Made from premium Japanese plastics, it holds up well to hard and toothy fish. Plus, it’s infused with a heavy dose of Amino Bite Scent. The Amino Bite Spro scent is long lasting and can be reactivated with