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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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The day-long White House Conference on Aging, held on July 13, is, sadly, only a once-per-decade event. However, the timing of this year's event was particularly appropriate, given that it is also the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act, as well as the 80th anniversary of... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Happily Rewired
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Long entrenched as the dominant visual medium, television has finally met its match. Today, people spend more time on their mobile devices than they do watching TV, reports Yahoo, and 88 percent of that time is spent on smartphones and tablets. This fact is supported by recent global statistics reported... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at 123 eGuides
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Asheville, August 5: A pet loss support group meets at 6 PM on the first Wednesday of each month. Location: Jefferson House, 21 Edwin Place (next to the Unitarian Universalist church), Asheville. Donations accepted. Call (828) 254-6001 for additional information. Waynesville, August 19: A pet loss support group meets at 6 PM on the third Wednesday of each month. Location: Kimball Counseling, 258 N. Main Street, Suite A, Waynesville. Donations accepted. Registration required. For additional information and to register, call Susan Kimball, LCSW, at (828) 226-7366. Image: Whittaya Phonsawat, freedigitalphotos.net Continue reading
Posted 15 hours ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Since our dogs live with us and are often fully integrated into the family, we don't always think about the fact that their bodies require different things to keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Here's a very informative, handy infographic that contains complete information on maintaining the appropriate temperatures year round for your dog. It includes helpful tips, dos and don'ts for treating heatstroke, dos and don't for treating hypothermia, and more. Download the infographic by clicking the link below. www.castironradiators4u.co.uk/uk/infographic-cool-cats-and-hot-dogs.php Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Sarge's 10th Annual Downtown Dog Walk is planned for Saturday, August 1, 2015. In 2014, hundreds of dogs and their owners enjoyed the beautiful day in downtown Waynesville. Sponsorships, both business and individual, are crucial to the success of the Dog Walk. The donations raised through the Annual Downtown Dog Walk help supply food, medical care, spay and neuter costs, and shelter for animals at Sarge's Adoption Center, foster homes, and off-site boarding. This funding also supports local and long distance transport. The walk begins and ends at the Courthouse lawn. Participants can register individually or as team dog walkers.... Continue reading
Posted 4 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, July 30, Mayfel's continues their 5th annual "Dog Days of Summer" event. Eat and drink at Mayfels (New Orleans style cuisine) and the restaurant will donate 10% of its sales all day to Friends of Madison County Animals. That's not all -- Mayfel's hosts 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... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Most boomers know about the body-related benefits of exercise. Even 20 minutes a week of vigorous exercise has been shown to have measurable benefits. Recent reports, however, demonstrate that exercise can also benefit the brain. At the Alzheimer's Association International Conference held last week, three separate studies presented suggest that... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Happily Rewired
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Remember when direct mail used to be a dependable standby for marketers, year after year? Well now, it seems, the same is true of email. Marketers may have moved on to all sorts of other media to reach prospects and customers, but email remains effective and responsive and shouldn't be... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at 123 eGuides
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Join internationally renowned dog trainer Turid Rugaas and Associates hailing from Norway and the UK for an amazing journey into the Canine Kingdom in a series of evening talks for the Serious Dog Lover. Learn important new information and research that has been done to assist humans in understanding dogs and their needs better. Give hope to the phrase "Man's Best Friend" as we make the transition to truly advocate for dogs as they so willingly share their lives and love with us as their human companions. Save these dates...You won't want to miss the following evening talks: Thursday, August... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville Humane Society is making a special plea: "Friends, we have over 40 dogs in Asheville Humane Society's Adoption Center and many more waiting in the wings for a spot to open up. Summer is always our busiest time, with hundreds of homeless pets brought to us for care. The animals in our community are never turned away, so we need your help making space for those in need. We are lowering adoption fees for all dogs over 25 pounds to $10, this Friday and Saturday, July 24 - 25, in hopes of inspiring our community to come out and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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I spent most of my professional career in marketing, so I was pretty familiar with how to target certain demographics. As a now semi-retired marketing guy, I see just how many marketers are simply missing the boat, or should I say, the Boomer. Ever notice how the news media, and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Happily Rewired
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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, July 25 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Spring Mountain Community Center, Fairview, NC. 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 - (Dogs... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 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, July 23, 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 Asheville Humane Society. That's not all -- Mayfel's hosts 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... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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There are numerous books on financial planning for retirement, but none sets the artistic tone of "The Art of Retirement" by Gary Williams. In his book, Williams, a Certified Financial Planner, addresses the importance of leaving a legacy, not just financially but spiritually. In reviewing this fine book for ForeWord... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Happily Rewired
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You've seen it for yourself in the media, both in news and advertising: A whole lot of attention is paid to Millennials while Boomers are downplayed if not neglected. Several studies suggest that marketers do so at their own risk. According to Marketing Charts, the Baby Boomer generation is on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at 123 eGuides
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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, July 26. 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 Jul 20, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville Outlets and PetGazette will host the first annual Pet Health, Wellness, Fitness, Fun and Adoption Fest on Sunday, July 19 from Noon – 4 PM. The event will be held at Asheville Outlets on Brevard Road, right off of I-26. Included in the Pet Fest are activities for pets and their families. Dog owners can participate in the PetGazette Cover Dog competition. The winner will be featured on the fall cover of PetGazette. There will be all kinds of information and vendors, as well as a doggie kissing booth, training seminars and dog skills demonstrations by Loehr Animal Behavior,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Grace and Frankie, the situation comedy series starring Jane Fonda and Lili Tomlin, has become an online sensation. Airing only on Netflix, the first season was such a hit that the series has been renewed for another season. The premise is somewhat unusual: two long-married mature women learn that their... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2015 at Happily Rewired
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In late June, Carolina Mountain Dog reported on the relatively new "dog flu" known as Canine Influenza Virus (CIV). You can read the post here. We have just received an alert from R.E.A.C.H., the emergency animal hospital in Asheville, that they have recently seen an increase in cases of CIV. According to R.E.A.C.H., "Two patients have been tested and confirmed to have canine influenza. The flu vaccine may not be effective against this new and different strain. Signs of respiratory disease include coughing, sneezing, runny nose and eyes, fever and sluggishness. If your dog exhibits these signs, contact your regular... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Bring your doggy to Asheville Humane Society's Yappy Hour on Thursday, July 16 from 6 to 8 PM. It will be held at Moe's BBQ, 72 Weaverville Road in Woodfin. (Note new location.) 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... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The Eldercare Locator is a free service provided by the federal government's Administration on Aging, supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This service, the only national information and referral resource related to the broad spectrum of support services for older Americans, is a valuable one-stop resource... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at Happily Rewired
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As digital and traditional media continue to jockey for position, marketers often find themselves in a quandary when it comes to the correct media mix. In fact, three-quarters of marketers aren't confident about it. Only 25 percent of brand marketers think they have the optimal media mix, according to a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at 123 eGuides
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Nishi, just a puppy, was traumatized by an accident that left her damaged and highly dog-reactive. Four years later, she has more zest for life than most other dogs. You will not believe the transformation this dog has been through. Learn what helped Nishi through PTSD and how these techniques can help other dogs get over the horror of trauma and embrace life. Come to a talk, "Nishi Diaries: The Journey of a Brave Dog through PTSD," on Wednesday, July 15 at 7 PM at the Lenoir Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC. The speaker, Sindhoor,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 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 Jul 10, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog