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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Daddddddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy



I miss you.


Tell them you are all trained already.  I know.  I trained you  myself.




'vie

Tasteee Tuesday Kebob my B.O.B

and because it is tasteeeeee tueeeesdayyyyy...


KEBOB MY B.O.B.
BOB= Breast of bird....of course...[chicken, turkey... whatever you fancy]


 
Turkey breast cut in one inch pieces [Yes, she did marinate it in about a 1/2 cup of yogurt for  30 minutes]


 Zucchini, sliced thin, lengthwise, lightly salted and drained for about a half hour. 


Skewer as shown in the picture. [Yes soak the wooden skewers in water or they become matches]


Heat up the grill. Lightly season the assembled skewers with olive oil. Grill until cooked...


Now give it to me... I would like a bit of brown rice on the side... but hey you are getting lazy... no, don't go hiding lazy behind my diet...


You are making a lot! Hmm??? What do you mean "we"??? The hooomans are eating the same thing? Are you kidding me?  What dipping sauce? The stuff you are making on the side.
That is terrible news. Seriously, STOP EATING OUR FOOD!!!!


Who do I complain to about this????


'vie

Have you seen this?


No doubt in my mind... WE, "pets" are the power behind the power.

http://www.people.com/people/package/gallery/0,,20612225_20611807,00.html

'vie

Monday, July 30, 2012

Artie chokes two for a dollar!



Hahahahahaha, gotcha.  But I do love artichokes. The woman  is difficult on me, she is not always happy about holding out each petal for me to scrape the yummies off of it. Yes, petals, artichokes are flowers. I am just tired of having to beg for some artichoke heart. She is sooooooo stingy....

'vie


Can we revisit MY diet????



Berries for Oxidative Stress
Polyphenols, namely anthocyanins, found in berries and other darkly pigmented fruits and vegetables may slow cognitive decline through antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. A study in rats from 2010 showed that a diet high in strawberry, blueberry, or blackberry extract leads to a "reversal of age-related deficits in nerve function and behavior involving learning and memory."[17] In vitro work by the same group found that strawberry, blueberry, and acai berry extracts -- albeit in very high concentrations -- can induce autophagy, a means by which cells clear debris, such as proteins linked to mental decline and memory loss.[18] Berry anthocyanins may also reduce cardiovascular disease risk by reducing oxidative stress and attenuating inflammatory gene expression.[19]

A "Whole" Diet: Make Room for Red Meat?
A so-called "whole" diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and high-quality meats and fish results in a 30% risk reduction for depression and anxiety disorders, compared with consumption of a "Western diet" high in processed foods and saturated fats, according to a 2010 study.[20] Even unprocessed red meat seems to be protective against depressive and anxiety disorders,[21] in contrast to many studies in which red meat often falls into the category of "unhealthy" food. In speaking with Medscape News, principal investigator Dr. Felice Jacka specifically addressed the importance of farming practices: Despite the growing locavore movement, much of the livestock in the United States is still raised on industrial feedlots, which "...increases saturated fat and decreases very important good fatty acids...pasture-raised animals have a much healthier fatty acid profile." A "whole" dietary pattern may also reduce depression risk, as assessed at 5-year follow-up.[22]

Alcohol: Always in Moderation
The Greeks touted "nothing in excess," a refrain that still rings true: Low to moderate* alcohol consumption has been associated with numerous potential physiologic benefits, including improved cholesterol profiles, beneficial effects on platelet and clotting function, and improved insulin sensitivity.[23] According to a recent meta-analysis, limited alcohol use is associated with a lower risk for overall and Alzheimer dementia,[24] a finding supported by a 2011 study of German primary care patients.[23] Moderate alcohol intake may also protect against cerebrovascular disease, with wine potentially having added benefit because of its polyphenolic antioxidant components (ie, resveratrol).[25-27] However, the health costs of alcohol consumption beyond low to moderate intake can quickly outweigh benefits to the brain, as heavy and long-term alcohol use can lead to alcohol abuse and dependence, impair memory function, contribute to neurodegenerative disease, and hinder psychosocial functioning.
*The US Food and Drug Administration defines "moderate alcohol consumption" as up to 1 drink per day for women and up to 2 drinks per day for men. One drink is equivalent to 12 fluid ounces of regular beer, 5 fluid ounces of 12% alcohol wine, or 1.5 fluid ounces of distilled spirits.

Brewed Awakening: Coffee for Depression and Stroke
The world's most widely used stimulant might do more than just wake us up: A 2011 meta-analysis[28] found that consumption of 1-6 cups of coffee a day cut stroke risk by 17%. Although it may increase blood pressure, coffee beans contain antioxidant compounds that may reduce oxidation of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and coffee consumption has also been associated with increased insulin sensitivity and reduced concentrations of inflammatory markers.[29] Another 2011 study[30] reported that women who drink 2-3 cups of coffee per day have a 15% decreased risk for depression, compared with those who drink less than 1 cup per week. A 20% decreased risk was seen in those who drank 4 cups or more. The short-term effect of coffee on mood may be due to altered serotonin and dopamine activity, whereas the mechanisms behind its potential long-term effects on mood may relate to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, both factors that are thought to play a role in depressive illnesses.[29-32]
Chocolate -- and Still More Antioxidants
Chocolate -- the darker the better -- seems to help scavenge free radicals and improve endothelial and platelet function, likely via flavanols (such as catechin), a group of plant-derived polyphenols.[33] A 2010 cohort study published in European Heart Journal found that consumption of 6 g of chocolate daily -- a standard Hershey bar weighs 43 g -- was associated with a 39% lower combined risk for myocardial infarction and stroke in adults,[34] whereas data collected from the Swedish Mammography Cohort demonstrated a 20% decreased risk for stroke in women who regularly consume chocolate.[35] Although chocolate has been associated with a positive influence on mood, possibly mediated by the dopamine and opioid systems, an extensive review by Parker and colleagues[36] suggests that the benefits are not sustained, with emotional "comfort" eating actually contributing to depressed mood.

My take away from all that is : How about switching my lamb for salmon or white tuna a couple of times a week? Also, can you get over your fish breath thing long enough to open a can of sardines for our breakfast occasionally? I also like blueberries... I like chasing them... Get over purple mouth syndrome please.  Hey do commercial dog foods disclose saturated fact %s?  Really, they should. Meanwhile... how about some delish salmon grilled with some olive oil and lemon  dill dressing for din din?

You do know, if the roles were to be reversed, I would be sticking to these guidelines very closely for your diet momma. ... Just saying.... 'vie

Sunday, July 29, 2012

for my feline friends... RECALLCatswell Brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins


Recall -- Firm Press Release


FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.



Arthur Dogswell LLC Voluntarily Recalls Catswell Brand Vitakitty Chicken Breast
With Flaxseed And Vitamins Because Of Possible Health Risk


Vitakitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins


Contact:
Brad Armistead
1-888-559-8833

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 27, 2012 - Arthur Dogswell LLC, Los Angeles, CA 90025, is voluntarily recalling 1051 cartons packed as either 10 or 50 packages per case of Catswell Brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins because it has the potential to contain propylene glycol. High levels of propylene glycol in the treats could result in serious injury to cats. The adverse health impacts could be reducing red blood cell survival time (anemia) and making the cells more susceptible to oxidative damage.
No illnesses have been reported to date.


The VitaKitty treats were distributed nationwide via retail stores and mail order from April 13th through June 14th, 2012.
This product is packaged in a re-sealable 2 ounce orange plastic bag with a clear window. The VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins lot codes affected are as follows: SEW12CH032701/03c and SEW12CH032702/03c with a best before date of 09/10/13 and 09/11/13, respectively (UPC code 8 84244 00057 2). Lot codes can be found on the bottom right backside of the package.


“We are taking this voluntary action because it is in the best interests of our customers and their feline companions,” says Marco Giannini, CEO and Founder. “We will be working with the FDA in our continued commitment to ensure that we meet FDA guidelines.”


The recall resulted from a routine surveillance sample collected by the Company and the Food and Drug Administration. Arthur Dogswell has ceased distribution of the affected product.


Consumers who have purchased VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins from the affected lot codes are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. If the affected product was purchased online, consumers should contact the internet retailer to understand their specific return and refund process. Consumers with questions may contact Arthur Dogswell at 1-888-559-8833 from 8AM to 5PM PST, Monday through Friday, or leave a message at any time.



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Witness MY tragedy!

 
 


OY! The hoooomanity of it!




Look at what they did to my beautiful signature long ears! Chop happy. That woman went chop happy. I know momma is as miserable about it as I am.




I rest this debacle on daddy's shoulders. He is there. It is HIS fault. They gave me a puppy cut! I am a sophisticated five year old, I am NOT a puppy, except when I want momma to hold me. Then I am her puppy.




And daddy, I don't want to hear that the haircut "youthens me up". Seriously. The mere fact that you have to say that makes me feel old. Males... ehh...




Yes, The Wendy and JD also got puppy cuts. I am not happy. They are not happy.




I resisted my instinct to hide in shame because I am a brave girl. I wanted to show you that I can carry on despite the indignity. I have had a talk with momma. We shall have a chat with groomer. Groomer, momma is ready to scalp you.




Sniff It will grow back right??? Like in a 3 weeks???

Do I have a hat or babuska or something until then?




Maybe my tiara, yes that...

'vie

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Heck no I WON'T go!




Did she say Grooooooomer?

I am not moving off this bed!


I am NOT going.


Are you going to make me?


I hate you

'vie 

JD is telling us daddy is coming home

 
So, we had this thunderstorm last night. One of those with the full light show, the big loud kabooms, you know, it felt like one of those rock concerts. Staged to perfection for maximum impact. 


Just ask The Wendy. She hid in the pantry for hours. 


We were ok, but worried about the Daddy who was driving home in what momma called "the mess". [For OCD momma, a mess is anything NOT agreeable to.]


My take on "riding out" any "mess" is to find a comfy spot and sleep until it's over. I did that. The chosen spot was next to momma. JD was pretty much on patrol. He decided to check out the storm from his observation deck, and he kept a sharp ear out for daddy's car.


Well, as soon as he heard that car [we think it was a block or so away] JD came over and woke me up and riled up the momma and the Wendy. Apparently JD felt that the daddy deserved a hero's welcome for... driving in the mess...for coming home...for...being daddy? We really don't know what the thinking was, but we were not given a choice. That boy insisted.


Sometimes I think, the males in this house have some secret code or something. 


As I was all fresh from my nap, I had lots of energy to blitz and who can pass up an opportunity to blitz? 


I must remember to give momma the same kind of hero's welcome the next time she is gone for any amount of time.  I must because last night she commented that she gets treated like staff, not like a hero.  And I need to score some serious points with her.  This girl is no dummy.


'vie

Friday, July 27, 2012

Hero of the day

Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

watching




I am watching 
I am learning
I am thinking


So, that's how you get things done.


you "bark your order"


JD is a pro.
He just got momma to give him what he wanted. 


Wonder if that would work for me.
I would like one of those raspberry icy things.








'vie

No way... No how...

Sometimes, I get to help momma in the kitchen. I am what you would call, an excellent barometer of the palatability of a menu.


The woman gets bored easily and has to constantly be "amused" by her food.  [I am shaking my head here... No, I don't get it.  I want the food in my mouth. That's the level of amusement I require.  Not her.  There has to be some ... motivation [????] to actually make it and eat it.
Go figure hoomans. Call me when you have that answer.


Until then, get a load of what the woman has been working on.... and then do tell me if I am right to wonder if she has lost the grip on that tether of sanity which is now floating away like an illusive butterfly. 


The "proposed menu" as she calls it, mirrors what passes for television these days. 


Heinz  Mad Men Baked Beans    [I know momma... these will NEVER make it in her mouth...  never ever]


Franch dressing  [Breaking Bad of course....] with crudites  she will sniff it and pass on this....




Jim's special Grilled Cheese for PAM


Glee's Mercedes Tater Tots



Hot In Cleveland  COLD Hot Dogs with a vodka chaser


Legend-wait for it-ary MacLaren's Pub style  Buffalo chicken wings


Dr Sheldon Cooper's special spaghetti    [why????]


Drop Dead Diva pake real recipe even...


"Zerts" Waffles served with a rake plain  or topped with whipped cream


Walter Bishop Rootbeer Floats


Weeds Cookies   apparently the ingredients are not season? Pity, I  love cookies.


all eaten while wearing  Food Themed Pjs...


No.  I am putting my paw down on this one.  This meal is not up to standards. It is a bad joke... it is a heart attack on a plate. AND I AM NOT WEARING Food themed PJs...


This menu is a BUST and I am walking away with a look of total, complete... EWWWWW!


Thinks she got the message?


'vie

Thursday, July 26, 2012

How to avoid chores

{it is hard not to laught.... snicker snicker}


Fake sleeping to avoid putting away my toys.


Did she buy it?


'vie 

s'up?

 
The Wendy:  Ohhh Zen Master JD was right.....UPHOLSTERY  it does make a difference!
 SIlvieon4: Mhh it does? S'up with you anyway?
Wendy : Nuffing.  Just hanging... it's hot.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Guess who was on last night? OLATE DOGS on AGT!!!




 and you know I have my own fan club for them!

 http://www.silvieon4.com/2012/05/this-is-olate-fan-club.html




PICKUP THAT PHONE!!!


'vie here is the link to their FB fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/OlateDogsAGT

did you notice???

ehmmm. did you happen to notice that you can view  music videos on my MIXPOD player????

<~~~~~~ LOOOOOOOK    Click on video... It won't bite...


:)  vie

Wordless Wednesday Entry

CAVATELLI
sono
buoni
sono belli

all I can say is, the woman who "tasted" MY turkey Jerkey
BETTER SHARE!!!


'vie

The pitfalls and perils of bloggin'....

Oy the horror. It was mutiny without the bounty. The assistant's assistant... I have a staff, I have to have a staff. I am a busy four legged. You think that all this happens by accident?

I am digressing. Let me start at the top. Our friend Tank pointed out what a PITA it was to have to type out word verification to post. I so agree with him. I am a laissez faire type of quadruped. I am all about the layed back, chilled out, do your theng tude. So I promptly made momma remove that requirement form our setting. And all was right with our world.

UNTIL. Last night, assistant number two, aka The Dowi, called. She was distraught. She was wondering what was really going on. After suggesting a glass of liquid calm [we keep many bottles of that stuff for momma] we asked her why she was as frazzled as frise lettuce. [I love frise, BTW, love it, love it, loves it...I mean it's frise`! Comme moi!] She said she had spent the day fending off spammer comments on this blog. EH? Hundreds...of spam comments...

HUNDREDS ...we saw them, she was not exaggerating. One particular company advertises heavily on TV is a SPAMMER... they make loans. I will only say that. I will be sending them my letter today. Over 200 spams from them...in less than 24 hours!

The rest were a brilliant display of why auto translate does not always work. But the levity they provided did not outweigh my Dowi's distress.

So...  I realize it is a serious PITA to word verify, so to handle this in a more reasonable manner, we are restricting comments to registered users only.  If that does not work, I have no choice and I have to reset word verification to spare my Dowi's sanity. She pointed out that she has a full time job and being my assistant only pays her in licks and tricks. Apparently that does not pay her bills.

Tank, if you have any suggestion as to how to facilitate and keep that girl's sanity... PLEASE SHARE...

Spammers... they SUCK!
'vie

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Turkey Jerkey is done! Part TWOOTH











After forever , about 4 hours of hoooman time, the momma declared the turkey jerkey done. The slices of turkey are now gorgeous and dry and they smell incredible.


What the ... ARE YOU Woofing kidding me???? Did momma just eat a half of one?
OMD, I want to kill her.  Why is she eating OUR treats?  I will have to report to the proper authorities...She ATE one piece of OUR jerkey!


NO NO NO NO!!!  WOMAN!  I am the quality control inspector, don't you dare try and muscle in on my action!  Who do you think you are????  [Barking at her right now... killing frog--- the stuffed green one. DO you see my power?  Do you see what I could do to you???? Grrrr] 


Go eat a speckled bagel or something! You know, the ones you won't share???







The Turkey Jerkey is OURS not YOURS. Looks ok, smells ok ... [smells divine actually]
 
 


 
But you know how it goes... the proof of the pudding is in the eating, so hand it over to the experts...
Oh. Thank you. I would love to try a piece.  They look delicious. 


 
 



Ok it is official.  DELICIOUS.




'vie 

tastee tuesday turkey jerkey part ONETH


IT"S TASTEEEEEEEE TUEEEEESDAYYYYY TIMEEEEEE


No, wait, its TASTEEEE  TURKEYYYYYY TIMEEEE!



we brought the turkey breast at home.
trimmed out the skin and fat,'cause honey nobody needs to eat that!
 


Slice it  up and drained it ... 
 
 
The slices are in a colander because they drip excess moisture.
Then into the oven they go... Convection, at the lowest setting.
Now the hard part....

WAIT

and wait


 

 
Patrol the kitchen, secure the perimeter, sniff and pace... You know the drill GUARD the OVEN!!!
Talk about precious cargo.  This is not one of those stupid chocoldeath cakes.... THIS IS TURKEY JERKEY!!!!  We nap in turns, so that one of us is always awake, in case ....

'vie and the staff

Wendy do you know why we are here?




The Wendy: "Noooh, why? It's not the vet or something awful is it?" [note the worried look]


Momma: "No, baby, we are picking up a fat turkey breast so we can make some turkey jerky treats"


The Wendy " Ohhh I love those.... my mouth is "dripping."..." 


no kidding, her mouth is always dripping.
'vie

Monday, July 23, 2012

Bloggers Unite for DOG RESCUE!!!!

Bloggers Unite for Dog Rescue


DO I THINK RESCUE IS FAB??? HELLOOOOOO, HAVE YOU SEEN THIS BLOG???? I AM A PROUD TIDEWATER BICHON FRISE RESCUE ALUM! AND SO IS MY WENDY!!! 


WE LIVE, BREATHE, PROMOTE, DREAM, BEG, JOIN, REJOICE OUR ONE PHILOSOPHY....ONE BY ONE UNTIL THERE ARE NONE... ALL HAPPILY PLACED IN FOREVER HOMES.



OOOPS... CAps... BUT I am so EXCITED!!! You know my tag line.... FROM RESCUE TO ROYALTY? I mean it too. Check out this blog! And we love doing happy dances. We do a happy dance every time a dog is placed in a forever home! 


Just do a happy dance search on our blog, or do a Bichon Bash search, and you can see all of us "GORGEOUS" BICHONS of TBFR.


Want to know why it is important to open your home? Go here, read the stories:   TBFR

And here is the one truth you need to know.

When you rescue, the life you save might very well be YOUR own.



'vie and family!!!!

MOVIE PROMO!!! My friend Benny is "HAWT*



 *HAWT is a term of art we are crediting our friend TANK for first usage.
 Urban Dictionary take note please.




Benny, oooooohhh Benny.....
'vie and The Wendy...




JD: "Sup dude!"

How long do vaccines last?



THE DATA

Actually the correct question is... how long is the duration of immunity   [DOI]  provided by the vaccines? The quick answer is the duration of immunity for Rabies vaccine, Canine distemper vaccine, Canine Parvovirus vaccine, Feline Panleukopenia vaccine, Feline Rhinotracheitis, feline Calicivirus, have all been demonstrated to be a minimum of 7 years by serology for rabies and challenge studies for all others.
The leading authority on DOI is Dr. Ronald Schultz, a veterinary immunologist who leads vaccine research and  is chair of the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Pathobiological Sciences. He authored Duration of Immunity to Canine Vaccines: What We Know and What We Don’t Know, Proceedings – Canine Infectious Diseases: From Clinics to Molecular Pathogenesis, Ithaca, NY, 1999,  His research has provided the following:

Minimum Duration of Immunity for Canine Vaccines:

Distemper- 7 years by challenge/15 years by serology
Parvovirus – 7 years by challenge/ 7 years by serology
Adenovirus – 7 years by challenge/ 9 years by serology
Canine rabies – 3 years by challenge/ 7 years by serology
Dr. Schultz concludes:  “Vaccines for diseases like distemper and canine parvovirus, once administered to adult animals, provide lifetime immunity.”  “Are we vaccinating too much?” JAVMA, No. 4, August 15, 1995, pg. 421.
So why are vets administering unnecessary, potentially deadly vaccines? According to Dr. Schultz, the policy for annual revaccination was started in 1978, but it is entirely arbitrary and without any scientific support. 
“This recommendation was made without any scientific validation of the need to booster immunity so frequently. In fact the presence of good humoral antibody levels blocks the anamnestic response to vaccine boosters just as maternal antibody blocks the response in some young animals.”
               “The patient receives no benefit and may be placed at serious risk when an unnecessary vaccine is given. Few or no scientific studies have demonstrated a need for cats or dogs to be revaccinated. Annual vaccination for diseases caused by CDV, CPV2, FPLP and FeLV has not been shown to provide a level of immunity any different from the immunity in an animal vaccinated and immunized at an early age and challenged years later. We have found that annual revaccination with the vaccines that provide long-term immunity provides no demonstrable benefit.”

ADVOCATE FOR YOUR DOG

ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS:
1. WHY THIS VACCINE? 
 
2. WHY NOW? IS IT NECESSARY? 

3. DATE OF LAST VACCINE?

4. WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS? CONSIDER, AGE, HEALTH AND MEDICAL HISTORY AND ALLERGIES OF YOUR PET. YOU KNOW YOUR PET BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE. TRUST  YOUR INSTINCT.

5. IS THIS VACCINE NECESSARY AND PROPER OR IS IT "VET POLICY"? [VET POLICY=INCOME DRIVEN, NOT NECESSARILY IN THE BEST INTEREST OF YOUR PET]

6. DO NOT EVER SIGN A BLANKET CONSENT FORM AT ANY VET THAT ALLOWS THEM TO ADMINISTER ANY AND ALL VACCINES.

7. DO NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO INTIMIDATE YOU. TAKE A COPY OF A PRINT OUT OF THIS POST.  TAKE YOUR BEST FRIEND WITH YOU.  GIVE THE VET YOUR WRITTEN POLICY AND HAVE THEM SIGN IT.

On vaccines... RABIES WAIVER new AVMA policy


RESOLUTION  #2 — 2012
Regular Winter Session
Submitted by
AVMA Executive Board
POLICY ON ANNUAL RABIES VACCINATION WAIVER

RESOLVED, that the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) approve the Policy
on  Annual Rabies Vaccination Waiver as noted below and related  form in the
attachment:

Annual Rabies Vaccination Waiver
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) strongly supports the National Association of State
Public Health Veterinarians’ (NASPHV) recommendation that all dogs, cats, and ferrets should be
vaccinated to protect against rabies infection. Rabies is an almost invariably fatal disease for animals and
humans; vaccination of animals is a critical step in preventing infection and protecting public health.
However, AVMA recognizes that some individual animals may have experienced a severe life-threatening
adverse event to a previous rabies vaccination that may contraindicate vaccination, or a waiver might be
necessary for research purposes However, AVMA recognizes some animals might require a waiver from 
rabies vaccination because the vaccination poses an unacceptably high risk to the health of the individual 
animal, or a waiver might be necessary for research purposes. If adequate steps can be taken to minimize
the chance of exposure to rabies virus, the AVMA recommends that such animals be granted a waiver
from mandatory rabies vaccination, upon recommendation of a licensed veterinarian and with the
concurrence of the appropriate public health authorities. The attached “Model Annual Rabies Vaccination
Waiver Form” may be used as a template for this purpose.
Because rabies continues to be a significant public health issue, waivers should not be issued arbitrarily
upon client request and should be based upon clinical evidence that the animal would be at considerable
risk of being harmed by the vaccine because of a diagnosed medical condition. Modern killed virus or
recombinant rabies vaccines have no risk of inducing rabies in the vaccinated animal and are not
contraindicated in most immunocompromised animals. Advanced age of the animal or a desire on the part
of the client or veterinarian to minimize the use of vaccinations (in the absence of a specific
contraindication to vaccination) should not be considered sufficient justification for issuing a rabies
vaccination waiver.
To ensure that the risk to both the individual animal and to public health is considered, a waiver of rabies
vaccination should only be issued when a licensed veterinarian with a valid veterinarian-client-patient
relationship with the animal and the appropriate public health authorities concur that the waiver should be
issued. The client must be informed that, even if a waiver is issued, the waiver only serves to allow the
animal to be properly licensed in compliance with animal control regulations. In the event that the animal
is involved in a potential rabies exposure incident, the animal should be considered unvaccinated against
rabies for the purpose of appropriate public health regulations or when following the recommendations of
the NASPHV Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control. All rabies vaccination waivers
should be reconsidered at least yearly and, if appropriate, may be renewed on an annual basis following a
reassessment of the animal’s condition.
Although the AVMA supports the existence of a process for issuing waivers of rabies vaccination
requirements in every jurisdiction, this policy should not be construed as justification for failing to
vaccinate animals for rabies in jurisdictions where such vaccination is required by law and no waiver or
delay process exists.
Statement about the Resolution
Following a request from the Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents (COBTA) Executive Board
liaison over a year ago that the AVMA consider a policy on rabies vaccination exemptions due to preexisting
medical conditions and an accompanying model certificate, the Council on Public Health and
Regulatory Veterinary Medicine (CPHRVM) has worked diligently with multiple entities to develop a policy
to address exemptions from mandatory rabies vaccination requirements.

waiting for my breakfast


I am oozing out all my patience.

'vie

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Thank you RAMBO!!!



Tour the France!  Do you see us???? We are REPRESENTING!


Ahh Rambo, such talent....




'vie

NUFF' this has to be done..

Ok we warned him. We are NOT putting up with this indignity.  We have a neighbor. He is loud, he is proud, he is lewd and he is crude. We are OUTING HIM. Yes you read it right.  The man calls us:


"The Bitchons"


Eww. Shrug.  We have asked him not to. Politely even. He thinks he is funny. This is a warning post.  Next time you do it, we are posting your picture. And your name. Show you what a "bitchon" is capable of...


Yes, we are offended. This is the man who thinks being dressed up means wearing your baseball cap with the visor upfront...  lower your voice and dig deep from the gravel pit to say this..."Nuff said."


If his wife ever needs a witness , say in divorce court... or something... we will be there! Do you even know what Bichon Frise means? Of course you don't. They don't print stuff like that on beer cans or burger wrappers...or toilet paper... and that just about covers your world, no?


And we are NOT UNFRIENDLY, generally. We just don't like your name calling.


sign us...
The BICHONS FRISE who look down their noses at you.
Princess 'vie,  Princess The Wendy and Sir JD to you!




PS. your daughter promised to read this to you. I am so glad education is compulsory!

We want to go back inside... now... we are HOT




Stop it momma.  Let us back in.  You are not getting any smiles from us here.

'vie
[hoomans!  Can't live with'em, can't live without'em... pass the liver slivers]

Three hot dogs that's what she wants....




I am so sure we are NOT the three hot dogs she had in mind for lunch....

I think she meant something like this.....


unless... she has gone completely mad....
from the heat....
DADDDDDDDDDDDDDYYYYYY



'vie
he better get over here
hm can I have a bite of the one with habanero catsup?


HEYYYYYY DCCCC


LOVE-A-BULL!!! ADOPT!!!!!


OK, JD is partial to DiDi Dumpling... but then who would not love her?


'vie


Saturday, July 21, 2012

I done did it

Remember Emma Watson? Alessandra Ambrosio? Well, lookie lookie... I did my own version!




 
I joined the crowd. Everybody else was doing it. I followed suit. I "pinked up the momma" Howt, no? Zackly my point, she looks like a pink hot mess. I do hope she will not stain my sheets... and I do hope she will fade evenly... and don't worry it's ONLY vegetable dye.


Which vegetable? BEEEEEEET SUGAR BEET, SUGAR BEET BEET BEEEET... I LOVE SEZ ME STREET




DID YOU GET THE MESSAGE WORLD? TURNING ANYONE PINK IS RIDONCULOUS!




'VIE

WARNING WARNING WARNING

The  Veterinary Information Network have reported cases where dogs that have eaten sweet potato treats develped symptoms of kidney failure similar to dog who have been poisoned by Chinese-made chicken jerky treats. http://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=22697 



AND WHILE YOU ARE AT IT... ACCORDING TO THIS ARTICLE.....Treats From China Poisoning Our Dogs  OTHER TREATS MADE IN CHINA BESIDES CHICKEN ARE GENERATING  new cases of unexplained acute kidney failure:


  • Dogswell Veggie Life Vitality 
  • (4 types of Veggie Life brands).* (Note: Dogswell denies having had any reports of problems associated with this product. Dogswell did not deny that the product is made in China.)


OR YOU CAN READ THIS:



OR YOU CAN SKIP ALL THE READING

AND JUST REMEMBER NOT TO BUY ANYTHING WITH INGREDIENTS ORIGINATING IN CHINA.

IT IS POISON. 

LOOK IT'S SIMPLE, IF IT IS MADE ANYWHERE WITH CHICKEN OR SWEET POTATOES  OR ANYTHING FROM CHINA..... PUT IT BACK....

Oh, wait, there is another article you should have seen wayyyy back on April 13, 2012.... 

http://www.silvieon4.com/2012/04/yet-again-warning-on-treats-originating.html

Enough already, let the caca rot in the store. Maybe then they will dispose of it , after all the FDA is "helpless" under present law... 



 shrugging my shoulders... I wonder if anyone is listening...

'vie

an AwwwwwEEEEE moment

I am going upstairs




enough rain drama.  I am going upstairs.
Are you coming up?
Somebody has to rub my belly, I need to relax.


Let's go, momma.


'vie

Friday, July 20, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Zen master JD, what is your advice?

 
"Upholstery my children. Always. It is all about comfort" JD

Happy dance time! Quincy!!!



Quincy got himself a new family!  A forever family! And you know what? I am busting out with joy! I had the privilege of watching him with his new momma. I know he knew who she was. And I know he was thrilled to be going home with her, and I know how much she wanted him to go home with her.   :)  I love it when a plan comes together!


When a senior dog finds a forever home, it is a love fest.


Quincy, we love you, stay in touch and CONGRATS!!!


To Quincy's new family: What had to be HAD to be. He was meant to be with you. :)  Welcome to our TBFR family. 




'vie and family
Hey you can come play with me anytime.  I will get a bigger water bowl for you to splash in!

ZEN JD

Pool side meditation zen master JD

It is over Fats?


Dude!!!! The pool game is not over until Minnesota Fats says it's over. Is it over, Fats?
Fast Eddie Felson

Yea, what he said.
'vie

Check this out: VERY Bad News for Raw Feeders

VERY Bad News for Raw Feeders


ARE THEY SERIOUS?


I suppose healthy dogs cuts down their income level. 

Yes I am being sarcastically accurate.... 



Wait. Who is sponsoring their meeting? Should I say... wait, wait, don't tell... the dog food companies????
The same people who are putting out garbage in fancy packages and sending coupons because smart people are not buying the processed caca??? 


Ohhhhh that makes sense.  Just like the "incentive" programs for Rymadil use. {Don't get me started on that}


FOLLOWWWWWW THE $$$$$$$$ and you will find true motives.


Personally I want vets whose education was not wholly packaged by the dog food company and whose understanding of canine nutrition is not a derivative of an incentive program. How about a REAL nutritional education??? 


The goal should be to keep me healthy, not to make me a patient for life.  WELL CARE not DISEASE PROCESS!!!!




I am so mad,  I need to go cool off....


'VIE

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