Whenever Anyone Says Dogs Don’t Think–Show Them This

 

Of course, the web is rife with made-up stuff, so when Cait first sent me this (after I said, “awwww”) I immediately went to track it down to see if it was real.

And it is. They even have a video.

Dog Always Brings A Leaf To ‘Buy’ Himself Treats At The Store

“Staff have made sure he’s only getting treats safe for dogs to eat, and they do limit his purchases to just a couple a day (to stave off inflation in both the leafy currency and his waistline).”

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By |2019-04-29T21:05:39-04:00May 12th, 2019|Dogs in General|0 Comments

Don’t Get a Call Blocking App – Do This for Free Instead – It Works Better

get text messages in do  not disturb instructions

Can you tell that I’m obsessed with foiling the sh*theads who have nothing better to do than harass people around the world with their nonstop scams?

Can you also tell that after investigating Call Blocking apps like Hiya (the absolute WORST for privacy violation) et al, that I would rather throw my phone away than use apps that are worse perpetrators than scammers for abusing your personal information and selling it over and over and over again to–forget highest–how ’bout any bidder?

This solution is absolutely FREE and absolutely PROTECTS YOUR PRIVACY.

I wrote about step one–using your phone’s Do Not Disturb tool here. That takes […]

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By |2019-04-29T21:29:36-04:00May 2nd, 2019|Life, Tech Tips & Product Reviews|3 Comments

Faces of My Family

These are the faces of my family. Time zone clocks.

With Easter coming up, I think back to when all of my children lived in one time zone, never mind under one roof. That was many moons ago. They’re scattered to the winds now.

We have to work hard to all wind up in the same place.

When they were younger, we always took a week to get together at the shore with our extended families. It was glorious. We all loved it.

In order to entice them all back together, we’ve decided to reinstate that tradition.

So, for at least one week out of every year, there will only be one clock I have to look at.

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By |2019-04-12T10:30:30-04:00April 18th, 2019|Life|0 Comments

How to Beat Scammers and Spammers at Their Own Game – Do Not Disturb

Okay, I’m about ready to lose my mind with all of the scam/spam/robo calls I’ve suddenly been inundated with. Many of them during the middle of the night.

I’m guessing that one of my recently hacked accounts with some company that supposedly “really values my privacy and takes safety seriously” is the culprit. Does anybody have an account anywhere–business, bank, government, medical, etc.–that hasn’t been hacked yet?  We’ve all gotten so many of these notices, “Sorry to inform you that we had a recent breach…” that nobody even blinks anymore.

I’ve researched many apps like Hiya, Truecaller, Robokiller, etc.  If you are also considering one of these, I strongly encourage you to read the […]

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By |2019-04-12T15:18:20-04:00April 12th, 2019|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

Getting Missed Calls from International Unknown Numbers? It’s An Expensive Scam

In recent years, I’ve been doing a fair amount of traveling to far-flung places. So I have some pretty unusual phone numbers in my contact list. Likewise, I’m used to getting calls at all hours of the day or night from different time zones.

But lately, I’ve been getting a rash of calls from Azerbaijan and Georgia. Neither are places I’ve been or plan on going to.

My first thought was that maybe they’re from someone who knows someone who knows me. But they hang up after one or two rings.  Just enough to wake me out of a dead sleep but not long enough for me to answer. And they don’t leave messages.

That’s […]

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By |2019-04-06T08:39:22-04:00April 6th, 2019|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

Three Non-Negotiable Dog Training Commands

As my long-time readers already know, as far as I’m concerned, training never stops. By continually working with our animals to build trust and responsiveness, we have a better chance of ensuring their safety and our ability to fully get to enjoy them.

I recently had a conversation with another dog-loving friend about dog training, and what we would consider the essential must-have-down-cold training commands. While both of us have what others would consider to be highly trained dogs, the only remedial training I absolutely always stay on top of comes down to three commands.

That’s because, in a nutshell, these commands embody what I feel are necessary for my dogs […]

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By |2019-03-14T22:03:15-04:00March 29th, 2019|Dog Training|0 Comments
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