Supersonic Hearing

Graidy is 14ish now. He sleeps the sleep of the dead most of the day. That is, unless he hears a twig snap outside anywhere within a mile radius of the house.

Case in point. Out of a sound sleep, Graidy leaps up, rushes outside and commences barking. I go to check on what it is–because I know he doesn’t bark at nothing. It takes me a while to spot what woke him up…

There is a doe hiding in some trees.

snowy yard

How the heck does he do that?!

Even though dogs can perceive frequencies almost twice that of human ears and they can also hear sounds approximately four times […]

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By | 2017-02-15T09:48:12+00:00 February 17th, 2017|.My Dogs and Me|0 Comments

Animals in Research–Make a Difference With a Single Click

I just received this alarming news. Please help us get the animal use data restored. Don’t let the already slippery slope we’re on get any slipperier.

science research dog

 

In a shocking move, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has just—without warning—deleted its current information pertaining to the use of animals in research from its website.

As part of what it calls online “updates,” APHIS has removed “inspection reports, regulatory correspondence, research facility annual reports, and enforcement records that have not received final adjudication.” It also notes that moving forward, it will “redact, as necessary, the lists of licensees and registrants under the Animal Welfare Act.”

Also now missing from the website is […]

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By | 2017-02-05T09:57:38+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Dogs in General|0 Comments

Quick Fix Solution – “Welcome to Verizon Wireless. Sorry, the number you dialed does not accept calls over Wi-Fi”

Verizon Wireless user smashing cell phoneAre you on Verizon Wireless and are having a problem with making Wi-Fi calls? In other words, you’re getting this: “Welcome to Verizon Wireless. Sorry, the number you dialed does not accept calls over Wi-Fi or from certain devices?”

Here is the simple solution to fix it. Make sure that all the contacts in your phone have the area code prefix included, so that all your phone numbers are 10-digit and your problem is solved.

You’re welcome.

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By | 2017-01-13T14:21:16+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

My New Year’s Wish for the World

My wish for all of us is that, in the midst of political insanity, we remember that we are all connected. We all share the same home–Planet Earth. We all share the same gene strands that make us human. And we need to do a better job of remembering what we have in common rather than always focusing on our differences. There are no winners in war. Just one side that appears to lose less.

To help you remember the depth of our connection to ALL things:

     

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By | 2016-12-25T11:41:21+00:00 January 1st, 2017|Life, Nature|0 Comments