Make a Pet Pledge for 2016

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It’s a new year and while we often make resolutions for ourselves, why not include your furry … Continue reading → The post Make a Pet Pledge for 2016 appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. This post is sponsored by Purina. As always, 4 the Love of Animals only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.

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Wrangler Honored as 2016 Guide Dog of the Year

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Wrangler was honored as 2016 Guide Dog of the Year! The post Wrangler Honored as 2016 Guide Dog of the Year appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. The annual award is given by Canine Company to celebrate the important work of guide dogs and raise awareness of Guiding Eyes for the Blind Wrangler, a 19-month-old yellow Lab. dogs pet stories

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Top ten birds for 2016

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White-breasted Dipper has to be my number one bird for 2016 and it is quite simply a beautiful little bird that we had never observed in the UK! So, that is my top ten for 2016 and I hope that you all had some great times birding this past year. Birding 2016 best bird Top 10Firstly I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas today if you are reading this first thing Sunday morning!

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My Top Ten Birds of 2016

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The year 2016 has been a pretty good year. Here’s hoping your 2016 was as full of great birds as mine was. Birding 2016 Top 10I opened the year in California and even though I flew out in the evening on New Year’s Day I did see some species out there that I would otherwise not have seen for the year. Winter birding around New York City was just so-so but I did add one species to my Queens list.

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Finding Shelter

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Finding Shelter is an amazing documentary about an English family who found themselves unexpectedly rescuing street animals in Bulgaria. The film shares how the family has shared love and compassion for the homeless animals in their town. It’s not just … Continue reading → The post Finding Shelter appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs people helping animals

Highlights from the 2016 Arenal, Costa Rica Christmas Count

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But enough of that, now for some highlights from the first count of the season in Costa Rica, the 2016 Arenal Christmas Count !: The Christmas Count season has begun! For us birders who partake, this is a big deal. You see, we don’t just go outside and randomly watch birds during a set day in December.

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Tennile + SPOT have given Trevor a new meaning to “lifesaving”

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Trevor Thomas has always had a passion for extreme sports, ranging from backcountry skiing to racing cars. Then suddenly, his entire world changed at age 35 when he learned that he had a rare autoimmune disease with no cure, leaving … Continue reading → The post Tennile + SPOT have given Trevor a new meaning to “lifesaving” appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs pet stories

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Top 5 Tips on How To Take Care of Your Dog

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Having a dog is one of the most exciting and profound experiences anyone can have in their life. Dogs are the most devoted companions, and they accept you for who you are, and they do not care about your faults … Continue reading → The post Top 5 Tips on How To Take Care of Your Dog appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs guest post

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First Phoebe of 2016

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I saw my first migratory Eastern Phoebe of 2016 on 18 March at Kissena Park, thus kicking off spring for myself two days early. As I have for the last several years, I will now ask the same question of midwesterners and northeasterners that I ask every year: When did you see your first Eastern Phoebe of 2016? Below are my first dates for the last ten years if you are really interested in such things… 2016 – 18 March.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2016)

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Little things, you may have heard, mean a lot. Montgomery wrote that it’s dreadful what little things lead people to misunderstand each other. That observation hits home this week, but I stand with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who pointed out that the little things are infinitely the most important, not just in solving mysteries but also in our daily lives. If big things are bumming you out, enjoy the little things.

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Giveaway: a perfect stocking stuffer for pet owners!

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We joke all the time about how an outfit isn’t complete without a bit of dog or cat hair on it. If there is one thing all pet parents know, it’s that sometimes our furry friends leave behind hairs on … Continue reading → The post Giveaway: a perfect stocking stuffer for pet owners! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. giveaways reviews

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Football Foods Pets Should Stay Away From

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Football fare is nearly irresistible for dogs — especially when sitting at eye-level on the coffee table— but even cats can grab a piece of the action. Unfortunately, furry fans who intercept game day grub are likely to catch more … Continue reading → The post Football Foods Pets Should Stay Away From appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs pet care

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Dogs in hot cars

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Every summer animal agencies are inundated with calls from concerned citizens alerting us to dogs that have been left or locked in hot cars. It can take less than six minutes for a dog to suffer extreme heat exhaustion and … Continue reading → The post Dogs in hot cars appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

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Memorialize your pet with Pet Perennials

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When our sweet bird passed away we buried her in a pretty place in our garden. Sadly, our dog passed away just a few months later from cancer. We decided to create a garden around her burial spot as well. … Continue reading → The post Memorialize your pet with Pet Perennials appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats DIY for pets dogs gifts for pet lovers

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Tenet Wines: The Pundit Syrah (2016)

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The Pundit is a 2016 Syrah from Tenet Wines , a collaborative brand between Ste. Tenet Wines: The Pundit Syrah (2016). The post Tenet Wines: The Pundit Syrah (2016) appeared first on 10,000 Birds.

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Give your pet a healthy hug!

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This post and FitBit giveaway is sponsored by Purina. As always, 4 The Love Of Animals only shares information we feel our readers would enjoy. More than half of all dogs and cats in the United States are considered to … Continue reading → The post Give your pet a healthy hug! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs pet care

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Pet Safety 101: Poisonous Plants and Flowers

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ProFlowers, an FTD company, created this helpful graphic. With summer in full bloom, they rounded up a list of 199 common flowers and plants that are poisonous for pets, so you can be sure your furry friend is safe all. The post Pet Safety 101: Poisonous Plants and Flowers appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs pet care

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BOBS for Dogs & Best Friends Animal Society

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This is fun news!BOBS BOBS from Skechers has created five styles of a limited collection to benefit Best Friends Animal Society. The collection – featuring fun prints of dogs, cats and the Best Friends logo – commemorates Skechers multi-year partnership with … Continue reading → The post BOBS for Dogs & Best Friends Animal Society appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

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“Ya’ll know Kanye West-ie?”

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The results are in for the 2016 wackiest name contest sponsored by Nationwide. Everyone does now! Categories include both dogs & cats! Starting with the dogs: congratulations to “McLovin the Stud Muffin,” “Kanye Westie,” and “Angus Von Wigglebutton” earning … Continue reading → The post “Ya’ll know Kanye West-ie?” ” appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

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Today is Puppy Mill Awareness Day

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September 19th is Puppy Mill Awareness Day. We think this is an important cause, and one that is dear to our hearts as we watched our Maltese, Baby, suffer from issues her entire life due to being a puppy mill … Continue reading → The post Today is Puppy Mill Awareness Day appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs people helping animals

6 Hacks to Help Pets Beat the Heat

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Petplan veterinarians share simple tricks to keep hot dogs (and cats) cool. As summer temperatures soar, so do incidents of heat-related health risks for pets. Are pets prepared to beat the heat? According to Petplan pet insurance, the answer may … Continue reading → The post 6 Hacks to Help Pets Beat the Heat appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs

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Quokkas are adorable.

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quokka#instaquokka A photo posted by @instaquokka on Apr 5, 2016 at 10:18am PDT Don’t you just love the adorable quokka? ¡Hola! ?? Sadly these little guys are decreasing in the wild. They aren’t fearful of humans, and often can be … Continue reading → The post Quokkas are adorable. appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cute animals cute of the day

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Rescue Dogs, a fun, family film saved over 150 animals

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FAMILY FILM THAT HELPED SAVE 150+ ANIMALS NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES Continues to Give Back to Animal Rescue Community Hollywood, CA (July 26th, 2016) — Busted Buggy Entertainment is proud to announce Rescue Dogs, a first of its kind family … Continue reading → The post Rescue Dogs, a fun, family film saved over 150 animals appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of October 2016?

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Leaf peeping carries a special connotation for those of us more interested in what is flying amidst the foliage. But many parts of the northern temperate zones have attained the height of autumnal splendor just in time for the weekend. Whether you are focusing on leaves or birds, keep your peepers wide open! I’ll definitely be hiking around the Finger Lakes region for the best vantage point from which to drink in the vibrant colors of fall.

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How to Keep Your Dog Happy While You’re at Work

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Dogs are naturally sociable animals. Being left on their own all day is quite an unnatural (and boring) experience for many dogs. As a result, dogs left alone all day tend to get themselves into mischief as a source of … Continue reading → The post How to Keep Your Dog Happy While You’re at Work appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs guest post

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22 Ways Cats Make People Happier And Healthier

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Cats makes us healthier and happier, no jokes. This is backed by research and science on many levels. Wondering just how beneficial they are? Read on! Research has shown that cat owner’s show less signs of loneliness, feel less depressed … Continue reading → The post 22 Ways Cats Make People Happier And Healthier appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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We are Just Money Grubbers

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There are 29 species listed as Extinct in 2016 for which the year of extinction is estimated as 1940 or later. Conservation 2016 best bird Red List Threatened Species Top 10Out of just under 200 bird species I observed this year in SE Europe, there are 6 threatened species.

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Russian Tortoise

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One of the most popular breed in tortoise domestication is the Russian tortoise, also go by several other names like – Horsefield tortoise or Steppe tortoise etc. They are usually found in dry climates – like deserts and grassland areas … Continue reading → The post Russian Tortoise appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. pet care

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of September 2016?

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At last, all around the world, people are noticing how interesting life is becoming. September has always been busy for students and their extended support networks, but running parallel to the course of school and activities is a gradual unfolding of one season into another. Here in the northwestern U.S., leaves are already beginning to turn as migrants filter towards greener lands. What do you see?

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The Grey-Hairs: Growing Old with Pets

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Guest author Katie Kapro holds her MFA in nonfiction writing. When walking around town, she often finds herself talking to more dogs than people. Binkie cringes when I call her dog Mick Jagger. Mickey,” she corrects. His name is Mickey.” … Continue reading → The post The Grey-Hairs: Growing Old with Pets appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. guest post pet care

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Second Chances

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Second Chances A battered pick-up truck rattles up to the curb of a neglected house. The vacant property’s lawn is infused with crab-grass, clover and dandelions. Wispy white puffs of dandelion tufts drift above the yard resembling tiny wayward ghosts. … Continue reading → The post Second Chances appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. guest post pet stories

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of October 2016)

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At least one weekend a year, bats–particularly the vampiric kind–command more attention than birds, at least from most people. Nature lovers, on the other hand, find time for wildlife watching every weekend. Just be sure to choose a Halloween costume that doesn’t obscure your vision too much! I saw lots of different kinds of woodpeckers this weekend, but that big, honking Pileated always wins out over the others for Best Bird honors.

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Where Are You Birding This Fourth Weekend of October 2016?

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In every temperate zone comes a moment in spring and a similar one in fall when, all of a sudden, POOF… like magic, the migrants are gone. Maybe you live somewhere reliable for rarities, in which case that unfortunate time may not fall for some time yet. But other locales, closer to the poles and further from the coast, may see migration drying up already, perhaps even over entirely.

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Cast your vote for military pets!

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This post is sponsored by Purina. As always, 4 the Love of Animals only shares content we feel our readers will enjoy. Two amazing charities, one big donation! Who will win? Well, both of them will, but it’s up to … Continue reading → The post Cast your vote for military pets! appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals

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Where Are You Birding This First Weekend of November 2016?

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Enjoy this last weekend before Election Day 2016… who knows where any of us will be birding next weekend! Here in the United States, we’ve emerged unscathed (well, most of us anyway) from one season of horror , only to find ourselves facing even greater terror, a portentous sense of dread that smothers even the faintest joy or optimism.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (First of November 2016)

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We may not see as many 2016 species as Arjan Dwarshuis ( epic! ), but happiness is a journey, not a destination, right? This calendar year is slipping away, but we still have plenty of time before the ball drops on December 31 to add more birds to our respective lists. I suffered a deficit of happiness this weekend when my scheduled birding time became subsumed by a rare work emergency.

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Where Are You Birding This Final Weekend of 2016?

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Another memorable year pulls to a close with the new one bumping up behind it. Did you see enough birds this year? Do you see the ones you wanted to see, in the places you desired to visit, with the friends whose camaraderie you appreciate? Will there be more in 2017–more birds, more places, more friends? As you take stock of your last 365 days, consider what would have made that span richer, then resolve to have more of that this year.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Fourth of October 2016)

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Another weekend, another opportunity to regret not spending enough time outdoors. Anyone out there know how that feels? Between work and weather, I didn’t see much this weekend, but my kids and I spotted a mesmerizing flock of European Starlings wheeling about in intricate formations. Appreciation of invasive species may be somewhat heretical in some naturalist circles, but watching these huge winter flocks always entertains.

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Pound For Pound: A Story of One Woman’s Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life

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We always love it when we get a chance to read about how dogs help people, and the book Pound For Pound: A Story of One Woman’s Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life certainly fits … Continue reading → The post Pound For Pound: A Story of One Woman’s Recovery and the Shelter Dogs Who Loved Her Back to Life appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. books

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Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of December 2016?

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So you still have time to add species you missed at the beginning of the year to your 2016 list. Mid-December is an interesting time for birding, insofar as winter (or summer, in the Southern Hemisphere) species precede the official arrival of the season. Just keep in mind that Santa sightings are growing more likely than reports of rarities in most areas. Corey and I will be enjoying local birds in our respective localities. How about you?

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5 Most Important Things to Know As A First-Time Dog Owner

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Who doesn’t love a companion that is sweet, loving, caring, protective, and totally cuddle-worthy? Well, for most of us, the ideal pet companion is a dog that is also dubbed as a man’s best buddy and we couldn’t agree more. … Continue reading → The post 5 Most Important Things to Know As A First-Time Dog Owner appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs guest post

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What You Need To Know As a New Dog Parent

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Getting a dog home may be the first step in becoming a dog parent, but it definitely isn’t the last. There are several things that need to be taken into consideration before you even think of getting a dog home. … Continue reading → The post What You Need To Know As a New Dog Parent appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

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Petfinder turns 20! #MetOnPetfinder

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This post is sponsored by Purina. As always, our thoughts are our own. Happy 20th anniversary Petfinder! One of our favorite websites, Petfinder has helped facilitate more than 25 million pet adoptions through its shelter and rescue member organizations. Anyone … Continue reading → The post Petfinder turns 20! MetOnPetfinder appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. cats dogs people helping animals

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