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  • Mar 30, 2021 09:25 PM
    Last: 2yr

    I'm glad someone posted about this. I actually watched it last night and came across with pretty similar thoughts.

    Part of it really concerned me and reinforced a lot of the worries I've had about the human impact on not just our oceans, but all water on the globe, but I have to admit I didn't really like the "narrator" on a personal level.

  • Mar 30, 2021 04:06 PM
    Last: 2yr

    More great news continues to come out on the vaccine front after it was reported that the two main vaccines being administered in the United States are not only effective against the virus and the current strains, but also have shown to prevent infection from the virus in the first place. That means, if this turns out to be scientifically proven with further research, a fully vaccinated individual will be highly unlikely to pass the virus onto a non-vaccinated person.

    Put more succinctly by UC Santa Cruz infectious disease researcher Marm Kilpatrick, “[I]f you can’t get infected, you can’t infect anyone else, which means the vaccines can reduce transmission as well as the disease.”

    This news is even more important, at least in my opinion, than the fact that the shots are so effective. Not only are these shots very effective in preventing serious illness from the virus, but they prevent the virus from being spread further.

  • Mar 29, 2021 01:40 PM
    Last: 2yr

    My dog used to be absolutely terrified of the groomer. He has a lot of hair and the noise of the clippers just drove him crazy. He was never aggressive, but instead just tried to curl up in a ball and wear himself out trying to "protect" himself to the point of exhaustion. It was so sad to watch.

    After four years of watching my dog howl in terror every time he was groomed, I reached my wits end and decided something had to be done. I started researching why some dogs are so scared of grooming and what can be done about it. What I found is that our groomer, while not being malicious whatsoever, didn't "listen" to the cues from my dog when he needed a break. He just plowed through to get the job done. Apparently that was a bad miscalculation on his part.

    I thought I had permanently damaged my dog to the point of never being able to get through a grooming without having him take a ton of medication, but after some casual reading I realized that the age old saying "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" isn't a very accurate one. In fact, middle-aged dogs can often be easier to train because they aren't as distracted as puppies.

    Thankfully I found a new groomer who "started from scratch" with my dog. The first couple visits to our house (it's a mobile grooming company) involved "play dates" in the van. My dog literally just went in the van for 30 minutes or so, sniffed around, got to know the groomers smell, and got to eat a lot of treats. After a couple "play dates" he was ready for grooming and I'm happy to say that he loves it now.