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Salem Episode: The Vow PREMIERE

Sunday, April 20, 2014

In this supernatural drama, John Alden returns to Salem in 1692, after years away at war, to find his hometown in the midst of a witch panic and Mary, the woman he left behind, married to another man.
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9:00 - 10:06 PM WGN Amer (23)

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/20/2014 10:53PM

    Happy Easter!

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SIEGRID 4/20/2014 9:27PM

    As there is a huge hockey game tonight...my TV is already set up to tape it. (actually I wish we were at the game, but the tickets are astanomical!)

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A Blind Veteran Sings a Heartwarming Song to His New Guide Dog

Saturday, April 19, 2014

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SIEGRID 4/20/2014 8:32PM

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DIBANANA 4/20/2014 11:30AM

  How neat

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1CRAZYDOG 4/19/2014 1:20PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/19/2014 12:41PM

    I can't do certain videos right now for some reason.

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12 Surprising Foods With More Sugar Than a Krispy Kreme Doughnut

Friday, April 18, 2014

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MISCHIEFBOI 4/19/2014 12:25AM

    Wow, that was surprising. Thank you for sharing this.

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SIEGRID 4/18/2014 5:09PM

    I am safe, I don't eat any of those. And they don't sell Krispy creame donuts here anymore. In fact the franchise didn't last long here.

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BAMEIBOO 4/18/2014 4:24PM

    Well, I'd rather have a Krispy Kreme donut than any of the other stuff! But having celiac it's not an option. It is my one food I'd have if I gave up being gluten free! I haven't caved yet!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/18/2014 12:34PM

    I'm not a fan of processed foods. Hate canned soup.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/18/2014 11:48AM

  I am also surprised @ the soup, but then again, it's processed. I prefer more whole foods.

Thanks for the information!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/18/2014 11:34AM

    Wow! The soup really got me.

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LOSE4LIFE47 4/18/2014 11:25AM

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7 Dog Breeds Who Love Country Living

Thursday, April 17, 2014

www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/7-
dog-breeds-who-love-country-living?WT.
mc_id=Email;NewsLetter;Petwire;Apr-16;
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SIEGRID 4/17/2014 6:38PM

    A lot of people in the horse world have either Australian Shepherds or Border Collies.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/17/2014 5:37PM

  A cousin of mine had a border collie. Smartest dog!

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CHEBBA 4/17/2014 12:20PM

    Having been 'in dogs' for over 30 years, it's fair to say that pretty much all dogs enjoy country living provided that they are kept well, healthy and are trained to be under, at the very least, basic control. Border Collies are terrific country dogs but, especially if from a farm line and not reared socially in their early weeks and months can be extremely snappy. We had a terrible explosion of BC's going through rescue here in England a number of years ago, owing to the programme 'One Man and his Dog' making many inexperienced dog owners thinking that they could just buy one and it would be brilliantly intelligent and easy to train. farmers started raising litter upon litter in barns where the pups fought to eat from a carcass or big bowl of food placed in their barn stall, with no socialising skills. The result was pretty pups going to well meaning households which then found it was a nightmare at feeding time. Food possession, boredom in a 'regular' domestic household creating serious issues... The list went on and BC Rscues were overwhelmed. BC's are wonderful dogs but, unless they come from a line which has had the sharpness diluted over a few generations, they can be a real trial. They are fantastically intelligent but need a huge amount of both mental and physical stimulus. Generally speaking, I wouldn't recommend this breed for apartment or town/city living, but, even in the country, most need a huge amount of stimulus.


People think that greyhounds would do well in the country - but this breed is one of the ones which is known to be a couch potato! Two bursts of 20 minutes racing around a day is what they love, but all day in the country, hacking and tracking? No! A soft settee and a nice warm fire in winter to doze next to? Yes! I'm sure that there will be owners who refute this,who have. Extremely active greyhounds, but this is a generalisation.

Now that I've retired from showing my Old Englsih Sheepdogs, and judginag them and other breeds too, we have gone over to having rescues. We keep them close clipped and they are brilliant here in the deeply rural countryside where we live. We lost our spaniel-type old girl last year, facially very much like the Field Spaniel which is, even though a numerically small breed, possibly better known here in England. She was wonderful, a bomb-proof temperament, but typical of most spaniels in other respects. On the loose and not thoroughly well trained, spaniels can be very selectively deaf and zoom off after rabbits or pheasants etc, and you can shout until you ae blue in the face, they will only return when THEY want to. We didn't let Shirley off her lead when walking the tracks and fields for that very reason!

In the end, the suitability of most dogs for country living is not so much about the breed but about the training their owners give them from Day 1. Being a good dog owner is not about having a perfect pet, it's about being honest about the dogs nature and tendencies and catering responsibly for them. We've had dogs which we could walk anywhere off leads, knowing they would never ever run off, and we've had dogs which we knew were naughty and, no matter how much training we'd put in, we couldn't, hand on heart, guarantee wouldn't zoom off if something caught their eye! The two OES we have now, both rescues, are not reliable off leads so we don't release them when in the field and tracks. We go to training classes but it's a slow process. Mercifully, we have a huge garden and they get copious stimulus and attention. The amputee GSDxRotti obviously can't go for long walks now, but when she had 4 legs web kept her to long lead walks, mainly because other people seem to be wary of that type and we always sought to protect her from their assumptions.

Every breed or, indeed, crossbreed, will have dogs which are brilliant in the country and others which are not. It can be a combination of breeding rather than breed, a bit of luck sometimes, and what work owners are prepared to put into them. Whatever it is, they are all worth it. Life without dogs, for me, would be no life at all!

A short list of dogs in the links, but isn't that Leopard dog pretty and unusual? Never heard of that one. Thank you for sharing.

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JANET552 4/17/2014 10:54AM

    They all look like great choices! I had never heard of the Field Spaniel.

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TESENISIS1 4/17/2014 10:47AM

    Thanks...that may come in handy when we consider our next dog.

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BOB5148 4/17/2014 10:45AM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/17/2014 10:37AM

    Nice to know. I like the border collie the best but I also like terriers.

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Imagine someone wearing your beloved pet's fur as clothing. IT NEEDS TO STOP!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/
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ur?origin=ETA_041614_CanadaCatDogFur_f
&utm_source=email&utm_medium=animalsta
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1CRAZYDOG 4/16/2014 5:41PM

  Signed also. OMG. That is just appalling!

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GLC2009 4/16/2014 4:15PM

    signed. i'm canadian and i've never heard this before though. although i do know about the baby seals.

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SIEGRID 4/16/2014 3:17PM

    Signed!!! But truthfully I have never heard of such imports. And I have been fighting for years to stop the seal slaughter too. A total disgrace to this country!!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/16/2014 1:49PM

    OMG!! Totally savage!! I would never wear fur of any kind.

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ONECALMMOM 4/16/2014 12:04PM

  Agree. I would never choose real fur but there are some who will.

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