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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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On Friday, September 11 at 7 PM, Turid Rugaas will present a talk about proper leash walking. The latest studies reveal that collars and other walking equipment can actually cause serious injuries to dogs. Yet walks do much more than provide your dog with exercise -- they can help dogs experience the world, provide them an opportunity to use their senses, and build the most optimal body. Turid will discuss how walking can be safe and comfortable while providing physical and mental stimulation. Turid Rugaas got her first dog 64 years ago and has been training dogs for 50 years.... Continue reading
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On Thursday, September 10 at 7 PM, Julia Robertson will give a talk about muscle problems in dogs. She will discuss how actions and behaviors of dogs will allow you to "see" the muscle pain your dog may be having. Julia is leading the field of myotherapy for dogs globally. She established the Galen Therapy Centre in the UK when she identifies and treats muscular dysfunction, postural and loading disorders. She has developed several courses for people to learn about the care and health of dogs and works closely with vets and other professionals. Julia regularly gives seminars, is a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Despite widespread recognition that consumers live in a multichannel world, marketers just have not kept up with the times. According to a new report from Hotwire surveying 300 senior marketing decision makers, almost half (45.7%) admit that "campaigns tend to work in isolation, with different channels being used to implement... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at 123 eGuides
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No doubt you recall riding in the car in past years with your young kids and being bombarded over and over again with the question, "Are we there yet?" Turns out that, today, the same question relates to retirement. For many of us, retirement is a moving bar if not... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Happily Rewired
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A story on About.com, one of the Internet's leading informational websites, features the new book, Let's Make Money, Honey: The Couple's Guide to Starting a Service Business. "Starting a Business as a Couple," discusses how the book's married boomer co-authors started a service business together. In the story, Melissa Phipps,... Continue reading
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Asheville Humane Society is holding a "back to school special" on dog and cat adoptions on Friday and Saturday, August 28 and 29. Adoption fees have been lowered to just $10 each for dogs over 25 pounds and all cats and kittens. Every adoption includes a medical screening, vaccinations, 30 days of pet insurance, a free well check with participating Buncombe County vets, and starter food. The Adoption Center is located at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market). Stop by from 10 AM to 6 PM and see all the cuties... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The Buncombe County Department of Health, Buncombe County Sheriff's Animal Services Division, and Asheville Humane Society are collaborating to provide animal owners with access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging. Come to a low cost vaccination clinic on Saturday, August 29 from 2 to 5 PM at Biltmore Church of Christ, 823 Fairview Street, Asheville. No appointment is necessary. Services provided: Rabies 1 year - (Dogs or cats over 4 months) - $11.00 Rabies 3 year - (Dogs or cats over 4 months with rabies certificate to prove current on rabies) - $11.00 Bordetella - Kennel cough -... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Kudos to Mayfel's restaurant, 22 College Street in Asheville, for supporting local animal welfare groups. On Thursday, August 27, Mayfel's continues their 5th annual "Dog Days of Summer" event. Eat and drink at Mayfel's (New Orleans style cuisine) and the restaurant will donate 10% of its sales all day to Blue Ridge Humane Society. Mayfel's has hosted a different animal welfare organization every Thursday from May through August, again donating 10% of its sales that day. Dog-friendly Mayfel's, across the street from Pritchard Park, has a front patio and back courtyard patio. More about Mayfel's and their Dog Days of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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One of the interesting aspects of retirement is the new dynamic between couples that occurs when you both have a lot of time on your hands. Pre-retirement, your time together may have been limited by such obligations as work (especially if you both worked outside the home) and raising children.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Happily Rewired
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Lead nurturing -- the process of developing relationships with prospects throughout the sales cycle -- is a winning strategy for B2B marketers. eMarketer reports that B2B marketers find lead nurture campaigns to outperform standard programs. According to recent data from Demand Gen Report, "such leads outperformed their standard counterparts throughout... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at 123 eGuides
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National Dog Day (Also known as: World Dog Day, International Dog Day & National Dog Appreciation Day) is Wednesday, August 26th. It serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. Dogs put their lives on the line every day - for their law enforcement partner, for their blind companion, for a child who is disabled, for our freedom and safety by detecting bombs and drugs and pulling victims of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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A Blessing of the Pets will be held at the Mills River Presbyterian Church, 10 Presbyterian Church Road in Mills River, on Saturday, August 22 from 10 to 10:30 AM. All pets (on leashes or in crates) and their owners are welcome. Please bring blankets or chairs to sit on. From 10 AM to 1 PM, Blue Ridge Humane Society will have seven dogs available for adoption (they will be recipients of dog bowl donations at the Blessing). For further information, call 828-891-7101. Image: Vlado/www.freedigitalphotos.net Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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One of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities is the "Hiking Hounds" program. Two Sunday mornings each month, volunteers take shelter dogs on hikes as part of the enrichment programming. You'll spend a few hours in Bent Creek hiking the trails with dogs who will love you for it. The next hike with the Hiking Hounds group is Sunday, August 30. Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up in advance. If you'd like to sign up for this hike, email ahshikinghounds@outlook.com.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Microchips and ID tags are the best way to prevent your dog from getting lost. If you do lose your dog, follow these helpful tips provided by the ASPCA. Be sure to report your missing pet to your local animal shelter as well. Not surprisingly, another way to track down your dog is by using your smartphone and a specialized app. Here are some of the apps available to help you: ASPCA The ASPCA's mobile app offers you the ability to receive a personalized missing pet recovery kit, including step-by-step instructions on how to search for a lost animal in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Today's retirement landscape looks very much different from just a generation ago. Economic realities and the fact that many seniors aren't ready to call it quits are re-shaping attitudes toward working for boomers and beyond. Proof of this can be found in a Merrill Lynch study, conducted in partnership with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Happily Rewired
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There are so many media channels, and so many messages being disseminated through them, that it's increasingly difficult for marketers simply to be heard. Writing for MarketingProfs, Linda Popky recommends three specific strategies for standing out in a noisy marketplace: "Understand and internalize the timeless truths of marketing" "Get up... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at 123 eGuides
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Don't miss South Carolina's largest dog-friendly race and "Mutt Market"! It's the 4th Annual Mutt Strut, benefiting the Greenville Humane Society, on Saturday, August 22, beginning at 8:30 AM. The event will be held at Greenville Tech/Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville, South Carolina. This two-mile race (with or without your dog) begins and ends in the festive Mutt Market, featuring free food, live music and doggie entertainment. A family-friendly event, all proceeds benefit the Greenville Humane Society. This year features better parking, vendors, games, and live demonstrations. For further details and to register, visit http://www.ghsmuttstrut.com/ Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Friends of Madison County Animals will hold a vaccination and microchip clinic on Saturday, August 15 from 2 to 4 PM at Marshall High Studios, Front Parking Lot, 115 Blannahassett Island, Marshall, NC. For more information, visit the Friends of Madison County Animals website: http://www.fomca.org/ or call 828-649-9798. Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Bring your doggy to Asheville Humane Society's Yappy Hour on Thursday, August 13 from 6 to 8 PM. It will be held at Zia Taqueria, 521 Haywood Road, West Asheville. Yappy Hours are the place for cool canines to congregate. They'll enjoy special treats and drinks made especially for them while you and your four-legged friend get to mingle with other dog lovers! Admission of just $5 per person includes light bites, and dogs are free. The Yappy Hour is sponsored by Mix 96.5 and Prestige Subaru. All proceeds go to help the homeless animals of Buncombe County. More information... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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My wife and I made the decision to relocate from the Northeast to the Southeast in our mid-fifties. Ten years later, we are very happy and convinced that it was a great move for us. We never seriously considered relocating outside the U.S. -- but plenty of retirees do just... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Happily Rewired
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A recent article published by Wharton Business School makes a strong case for a simple but compelling notion: Great brands, such as Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon -- "the GAFA four" -- are those that "feel as essential as the air we breathe." The article goes on to state: "The... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at 123 eGuides
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Every second Thursday of the month, from April through October, Greenville Humane Society holds a Yappy Hour from 6 to 8 PM at the Society's headquarters, 305 Airport Road in Greenville. The next Yappy Hour will be on Thursday, August 13 from 6 to 8 PM. For $10, you and your friends can unwind with cold brews and music from local artists. Meanwhile, your dog can run off-leash in the canine courtyard and take a dip in the "doggie pools." Dogs must come on a leash and be friendly, spayed/neutered, healthy, and up-to-date on all vaccinations. For additional information, visit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The second Sunday of every month, a United Pet Honoring Ceremony is held for pet owners to come together and unite in expressing their love and appreciation for their pets. It is a way to have sacred time to honor our pets and loved ones, our relationship with them, and all they give us. People from all over send in names of Pets to be Honored: Cats, Dogs, Horses, Ponies, Rabbits, Birds, Frogs and more. This is a simple ceremony (much like a memorial service). It includes an Opening, Blessing of each pet, Prayer, Silent reflection and Closing. Each pet... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog