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Tag: Health & Wellness

Daisies, Not Damocles

I dodged a bullet yesterday. I had an ultrasound to re-check the DVT caused from a PICC line I had in March. The clot had run the length of my arm and part of my chest. It was resolved. As in: gone. Kaput. Vamos. My vascular doctor did not order the re-check. In fact, on […]

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Something's Buggin' Me

Something's bugging me and it's not the fact that the bug in that photo is slighly out of focus. A few months ago, my brother of TravelMarx, had a bad flu or virus. Despite having a flu vaccination, his illness was out of the ordinary, symptoms were severe and hung on longer than usual so he went […]

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Economizing Gut Health and Dog Treats: Part 2

"Hey mom! Do you need a working dog to help in the kitchen? I think you do." Welcome back to saving your gut and your money while making delicious dog treats! 

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Economizing Gut Health and Dog Treats: Part 1

What do you mean, Poppy says you can’t buy us anymore treats? What did we ever do to him to deserve that kind of punishment? I know what you’re wondering Internet: What does economizing, gut health and dog treats all have in common? Hold on to your hats because I’m about to show you how […]

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Salt Water Therapy

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." ~ Mahatma Gandhi I needed to hear and read this. Yesterday's tragedy in Boston felt like the cherry on top of the pile of human and animal horrors posted daily […]

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Starking Delicious

I've been wanting to use this photo for over a year. I can't think of a more appropriate time than now. Nine and a half days.  I made it through 9 and a half days of a 10 day fast. Yup. I was short just 8 hours.  You may be saying "Doh! You were so […]

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Is It Me, or Does Everything Look Delicious?

It's the end of Day 6 of this ridiculous fast and my dogs are still alive and not missing any parts. Shockingly, things like raw meaty bones and a kong full of Greek yogurt mixed with tinned salmon are starting to look mouth-watering delicious. 

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When Life Gives You Lemons . . .

THESE are my groceries for the next 10 days. O.K. I exaggerated. I still need to buy about 10 more lemons. But seriously, these lemons, maple syrup, cayenne pepper and filtered water. A ten day challenge.  For nutters like me.

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It's Not About the Drug, Silly

It's hard to believe a dog who exhibits such strength and confidence, ok, over confidence, can suddenly turn into a ball of mush, eyes filled with fear and looking to me make him feel better. Last weekend we had a big scare. Normally, the dogs have taken Interceptor for their heartworm medication. When we moved to […]

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Picking Up Where I Left Off

Like the rest of the Western world, there's no snow in Switzerland. We saw this light dusting just before the holidays. Mr. Wild Dingo was on vacation and had the pleasure of a freshly fallen snow walk with the cracker and the criminal in the forest. ***

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