Cat Christmas Cards by Nicola L Robinson. Giveaway! — Katzenworld

Meow! It’s that time of year again, the days are cold and grey, the nights are extra long but there is a festive buzz of excitement building in anticipation of Christmas🙂 As cat lovers, it’s important to include our favourite furry friends at this special time of the year. There are lots of extra toys, […]

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NATIONAL AMERICAN TEDDY BEAR DAY! ~ November 14th, 2015

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I know this is a little late, but after the horrific events in Paris Friday night, I just couldn’t bring myself to post this as I had planned on Saturday.

~ Animated teddies from Sevenoaks Art ~

After being glued to CNN for most of the weekend, I feel the need for something a little lighthearted and fun, so I hope you’ll indulge me. Besides, you know what? It’s never too late to celebrate Teddy Bear Day!

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If you go down to the woods today

You’re in for a big surprise.

If you go down to the woods today

You’d better go in disguise!

For every bear that ever there was

Will gather there for certain,

Because today’s the day the

Teddy Bears have their picnic.

~ Lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy ~

~ Illustration by Michael Hague ~

I stopped there because I’ve always found the rest of the song a little scary.

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Please remember on today of all days you’re never too old to have a teddy bear!

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My bear Philbin

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Even gorgeous vampires have a softer side!

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It’s Ted! Need I say more?

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Okay. I have to admit, this is a little obsessive!

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Even boy bands need some downtime.

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It can’t be a surprise that Ellen’s a Teddy Bear fan.

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And finally, because I know you probably never thought I’d be able to tie in cuddly teddies with the Winchester brothers from Supernatural, well think again!

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And one more ’cause this just never gets old!

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By Hook Or By Book

Je Suis Paris

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I know this is a little late, but after the horrific events in Paris Friday night, I just couldn’t bring myself to post this as I had planned on Saturday.

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~ Animated teddies from Sevenoaks Art ~

After being glued to CNN for most of the weekend, I feel the need for something a little lighthearted and fun, so I hope you’ll indulge me. Besides, you know what? It’s never too late to celebrate Teddy Bear Day!

 32546c17-2ca8-4496-8e93-d9a8bab130e4_570

If you go down to the woods today

You’re in for a big surprise.

If you go down to the woods today

You’d better go in disguise!

For every bear that ever there was

Will gather there for certain,

Because today’s the day the

Teddy Bears have their picnic.

~ Lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy ~

~ Illustration by Michael Hague ~

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SPCA Updates

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Marceline: “Alice, dear, could you possibly manage to look a trifle less bored?”Alice: “Are you kidding? We’re dressed up like cats. What is this accomplishing?”

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Marceline: “It’s keeping us in the spotlight. As every good starlet knows, there are things you simply must do to keep the attention of your fans.”

Alice: “And what fans are those? Witches? The board members at the SPCA?”

Marceline: “Don’t be such a stick, sister girl. Just act sexy and smile a bit more.”

Alice: “I don’t feel very sexy with a fake tail shoved in my ear.”

Marceline: “And how sexy will you feel when we drop off the Lucky Strike Box Office Flames list?”

Alice: “Oh. I didn’t really think about that. Being on the list means I never have to pay for drinks in this town.”

Marceline: “Exactly. Now arch your back and purr like you mean it.”

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Crusty Pie

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Marceline: “Alice, dear, could you possibly manage to look a trifle less bored?”

Alice: “Are you kidding? We’re dressed up like cats. What is this accomplishing?”

Marceline: “It’s keeping us in the spotlight. As every good starlet knows, there are things you simply must do to keep the attention of your fans.”

Alice: “And what fans are those? Witches? The board members at the SPCA?”

Marceline: “Don’t be such a stick, sister girl. Just act sexy and smile a bit more.”

Alice: “I don’t feel very sexy with a fake tail shoved in my ear.”

Marceline: “And how sexy will you feel when we drop off the Lucky Strike Box Office Flames list?”

Alice: “Oh. I didn’t really think about that. Being on the list means I never have to pay for drinks in this town.”

Marceline: “Exactly. Now arch your back and purr like you mean it.”

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Florida Panther Kitten Killed By Car On I-75 Near Naples « CBS Miami

A vehicle struck and killed a 13-month old Florida panther kitten on Interstate 75, wildlife officials said.

Source: Florida Panther Kitten Killed By Car On I-75 Near Naples « CBS Miami

Florida Panther Kitten Killed By Car On I-75 Near Naples « CBS Miami

Mea Culpa

On Sunday 9-20-15 @2:30 PM I will be at Paul’s house for his Back to Eden garden tour. This is likely the last visit to Paul’s until the pruning class in January.

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Montgomery Clift I Confess Alfred Hitchcock 1953

“Bless me Father, for I have sinned.”

“And how is that, my child?”

“It’s been over a week since my last blog.”

Silence on the other side of the confessional wall.

“Father?”

Throat clearing. Then, “Son, I’m not quite sure what this means, but I am here to guide you. What is this blog you speak of? Is it carnal in nature?”

“Oh no, Father. It’s nothing like that, although we probably should talk about those issues in our next session. No, a blog is where I post interesting things so that other people can read them.”

“You post things?” Short pause. “Are you sure this isn’t carnal?”

“Yes, Father. It’s like a diary, but it’s online, it’s on the Internet, and people visit my site to read what I put in this diary.”

“I see. This is a computer thing. Well, my son, we haven’t been allowed to have…

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Bring Goose Home

Via Danielle & Jason Abbott of Texas, United States

Help bring Goose home! Who is Goose? He is our pet pig, a member of our family! We live in the town of Hickory Creek, located in Denton County, Texas. Goose was recently let out of our backyard and picked up by animal control. Goose is a lovable, caring, sweet and fun pig. He is not a nuisance or aggressive. He is neutered and vaccinated, a favorite of our neighbors and a joy to all who interact with him. Our town has an ordinance restricting residents from owning a pig. Our plan is to request a variance in an attempt to bring Goose home. We are scheduled to go before our city council next month. If our request is granted, Goose can return home to his family! Please show your support and sign this petition to urge the town of Hickory Creek, TX to let us bring Goose home!

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Sign this petition: https://www.change.org/p/town-of-hickory-creek-bring-goose-home?source_location=update_footer&algorithm=promoted#petition-letter
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Related: http://www.hilltownfamilies.org. Hilltown Families on Mass Appeal: Back-To-School with Community-Based Education  
August 23, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Community Based Education, Mass Appeal, Suggested Activity)
Tags: 22News, 22News Mass Appeal, Community Based Education, Mass Appeal, self-directed learning, Sense of Place

Hilltown Families on Mass Appeal: August Segment
Community-Based Education, Your Year Round Back-to-School Resource!

Hilltown Families and Mass Appeal (a weekday, hour-long lifestyle program on NBC) have teamed up to offer a live monthly segment on WWLP 22News! Each month, Hilltown Families’ Founder & Executive Director, Sienna Wildfield, joins Mass Appeal hosts to talk about ways to engage in your community while supporting the interests and education of your children (and yourselves!).

This monthly segment continued on Thursday, August 19, 2015, for their back-to-school week, this time looking at how community-based education supports learning all year round! Sienna and Ashley talk about community engagement as a way of supporting self-initiated self-directed learning, or even a classroom-based curriculum or subject, including history, math, architecture, science, art, botany and biology.

Vans US Open of Surfing Pro Invitationals at Huntington Beach, CA

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SCHEDULE: Starts July 26th, 2015
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VIDEO / SKATEJul 16, 2015

2015 US OPEN VAN DOREN INVITATIONAL – SKATE

Praised as one of the most exciting features of the 2015 Vans US Open of Surfing, the Van Doren Invitational brings the world’s best skateboarders and BMX riders from around the globe to battle it out before a live audience in pursuit of coveted podium honors.
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Vans US Open of Surfing Teaser

Get ready for 9 days of surf, skate & BMX action right on the sands of Huntington Beach, California. Check out the teaser of the Vans US Open of Surfing.
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NEWS / SURFJul 09, 2015

US Open of Surfing’s High-Flying Stars

Each year, the Vans US Open of Surfing features the best in the world tearing up the storied break at Huntington Beach.
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NEWS / SURFJul 07, 2015

Break Breakdown: Andersen’s Surf City, USA

One of the oldest events in California, the Vans US Open of Surfingshowcases some the world’s best surfing talent, drawing hundreds of thousands of onlookers to the water’s edge south of the pier in Huntington Beach, Calif. But with the excitement of the crowd comes more pressure to perform.
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EVENT INFOJun 27, 2015

Event Information

Get all the info you need on the 2015 Vans US Open of Surfing
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NEWS / SURFJun 22, 2015

2014 Vans US Open of Surfing: Surf Action Recap

Anticipation was high as the 2014 US Open of Surfing rolled into Huntington Beach, CA and it didn’t disappoint. With another year of Men’s Prime, Women’s WCT, Pro Junior, and longboard competition, there was never a dull moment.
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NEWS / SKATEJun 22, 2015

Don’t Miss Out: 2015 Skate Scheduling Rundown

Be sure to peep this breakdown of the 2015 skate schedule – from Shop Battle to Women’s Contest to the Men’s Pros, we’ve got your scheduling questions covered.
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NEWS / SKATEJun 22, 2015

Keep an Eye Out: Skaters to Look For During the 2015 VDI

Here’s a little sneak peak of what to watch for at this year’s Van Doren Invitational, where the skate competition always adds twists and turns to any expectations of the bowl.
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NEWS / BMXJun 21, 2015

Keep Up with BMX: Scheduling Info

A full rundown of when your favorite VDI BMX events are taking place.
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NEWS / BMXJun 21, 2015

2014 Van Doren Invitational BMX Quick Recap

Check out what went down in the world of BMX during last year’s VDI.
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NEWS / SURFApr 30, 2015

2014 Pro Juniors, Duct Tape Invitational and Skate Winners Awarded

Today we crowned our Pro Junior, Duct Tape Invitational and Van Doren Invitational Skate Champions. Plus we narrowed the field on the Men’s and Women’s event. Want more?
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VIDEO / SKATEAug 07, 2014

2014 Van Doren Invitational – Skate Final Highlights II

It must have been tough being a judge on the 2014 Van Doren Invitational with all the shredding going on at the concrete bowl. Check out the best action of the event’s final.
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NEWS / SURFAug 03, 2014

Toledo and Wright Win Vans US Open of Surfing

The two new Champs of the Vans US Open of Surfing were crowned today at Huntington Beach.
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NEWS / SURFJun 30, 2014

Best of Instagram – US Open Edition Vol.1 – 2014

For the next 8 days, Huntington Beach is the place to be. Check out what the usual suspects have to say about being in town.
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NEWS / SKATEJul 16, 2015

THE VAN DOREN INVITATIONAL SET TO SHINE AT VANS US OPEN

World Class Skateboarding and BMX Lands in Huntington Beach, CA August 1-2
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NEWS / BMXJul 13, 2015

Van Doren Invitational BMX Bowl Competitors

Who will be fighting it out to be crowned the Van Doren Invitational BMX Bowl champion
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NEWS / SURFJul 07, 2015

A Healthy Society: 2020 Goals

Determinants of Health: A Framework for Reaching Healthy People 2020 Goals.  This video demonstrates some of the factors that make some people healthy and others unhealthy. Two examples in this video serve to illustrate determinants of health, as well as interventions which can change determinants of health and lead to a specific health outcome or outcomes. The video then explains the four phases of the intervention life cycle.

This video was created by The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It explores ODPHP’s Healthy People 2020 initiative, and explains a concept known as determinants of health.

For more information, visit http://www.healthypeople.gov

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Zookeepers monitor rare white rhino’s swollen hip

SAN DIEGO — The last remaining northern white rhinoceros in North America is undergoing veterinary treatment Monday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

The 41-year-old rhino, one of only five of its species in the world, was examined Saturday after keepers noticed swelling in her right hip.

“We found the swelling was consistent with a large abscess, filled with pus,” said Meredith Clancy, an associate veterinarian at the Safari Park. “We were able to flush the area with sterile saline and will wait on tests results to determine what is going on with Nola.”

Since Nola didn’t show any other signs of being sick, keepers are hoping the abscess is isolated. They said they plan to monitor her and flush the wound daily. She’s also been put on antibiotics.

Results from testing should be available in a week or two, according to park officials.

Nola’s companion at the Safari Park, Angalifu, died in December. According to the Safari Park, the remaining northern white rhinos are beyond their breeding age.

Safari park officials said the population of the species was reduced by poachers, who killed them for their horns.

The Safari Park will host “Rally 4 Rhinos” on Saturday, May 15.

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SAN DIEGO — The last remaining northern white rhinoceros in North America is undergoing veterinary treatment Monday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

The 41-year-old rhino, one of only five of its species in the world, was examined Saturday after keepers noticed swelling in her right hip.

“We found the swelling was consistent with a large abscess, filled with pus,” said Meredith Clancy, an associate veterinarian at the Safari Park. “We were able to flush the area with sterile saline and will wait on tests results to determine what is going on with Nola.”

Since Nola didn’t show any other signs of being sick, keepers are hoping the abscess is isolated. They said they plan to monitor her and flush the wound daily. She’s also been put on antibiotics.

Results from testing should be available in a week or two, according to park officials.

Nola’s companion…

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