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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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Hiking Hounds is one of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities. 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, January 29. Start time is 10 AM for repeat hikers and 9:30 AM for new hikers. Hikers generally return to the shelter at 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville around 12:30 to 1 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Carolina Mountain Dog
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I'm not sure we are on the cusp of fundamental change in the American workplace when it comes to age discrimination, but there are some promising signs, according to a recent report published by AARP, "Disrupting Age in the Workplace." It is not uncommon for the modern day workplace to... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Happily Rewired
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One of the major reasons for the success of Amazon as an online retailer is its top-notch delivery process. That's a lesson that other online retailers should take to heart. According to a survey of consumers conducted by the delivery solutions company Convey, two-thirds (66 percent) of shoppers "consider the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at 123 eGuides
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A charming new 12-minute movie, "Unleashed Love," is currently available for viewing on www.TheAnimalNetwork.TV. The movie stars Igby, a rescued pit bull, and was directed by Steven Ritt, who has trained animals for TV and film for over thirty years. The movie tells the story of Igby's spiritual journey as he forms a friendship with another dog. Ritt created the movie to call attention to the benefits of adopting shelter pets. Ritt and video producer Andy Mason also started TheAnimalNetwork.TV to produce unique programming for animal lovers and to educate and enlighten people about animals, animal issues, and rescue. Watch... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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You may not think much about it, but before you scoop up your dog the next time, you might want to read this article on Vetstreet by veterinarian Jessica Vogelsang. She says dogs' limbs "are more delicate than you think," and lifting a dog by its front limbs (a common no-no performed by children) can be quite dangerous. Another common error: scruffing an adult dog. While scruffing the neck can work with adult cats, it is uncomfortable and sometimes painful for adult dogs. Dogs cannot verbalize when they are uncomfortable or in pain, so it is up to their human... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Hiking Hounds is one of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities. 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, January 15. Start time is 10 AM for repeat hikers and 9:30 AM for new hikers. Hikers generally return to the shelter at 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville around 12:30 to 1 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Are employers finally waking up to the fact that a Boomer employee's retirement can benefit both the employee and employer? There are signs that some companies have figured out how to make the transition from full-time work to part-time work a win-win for Boomers. Writing for The New York Times,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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There can be no denying that marketing has been undergoing seismic shifts in recent years -- and 2017 promises to be another year of dramatic change. Perhaps one of the most compelling questions you can ask yourself as a marketer this year is, "Are you asking the right questions about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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Carolina Mountain Dog usually does not promote products, but "Walkin' Pets" is such a cool organization it deserves some recognition. Created by HandicappedPets.com, Walkin' Pets offers dog wheelchairs, products, services and support for disabled, injured, and aging pets. Through the month of January, Walkin' Pets is having a major sale. See the details below, and then visit: http://www.handicappedpets.com/on-sale Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Keeping your dog safe during winter weather takes some common sense and preparation. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has several excellent tips for pet owners in the article, "Cold Weather Pet Safety." Among the tips shared by the AVMA are the following: Know the limits: Just like people, pets’ cold tolerance can vary from pet to pet based on their coat, body fat stores, activity level, and health. Be aware of your pet’s tolerance for cold weather, and adjust accordingly. You will probably need to shorten your dog’s walks in very cold weather to protect you both from weather-associated... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville, Wednesday, January 4: 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, Wednesday, January 18: A pet loss support group meets from 6 to 7 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 Jan 4, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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There is a definite yet gradual shift among employers with regard to older workers, and it is to accommodate the notion of gradual retirement. The Wharton School addresses the subject in an excellent article entitled "The Case for Phased Retirement." According to the article, phased retirement, bridge jobs, "un-retirement," and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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AI (Artifical Intelligence) which, according to one dictionary definition, is "the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior," has actually been around since the 1970s. According to marketers, however, AI is just now getting ready for prime time. Research firm eMarketer surveyed senior U.S. marketers and found that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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The new year is a time to make resolutions... and hopefully keep them! Courtesy of PetMD, here are ten of the best resolutions you can make that will make a difference to your dog. 10. Measure your pet's food... every time! 9. Choose an age-appropriate diet. 8. Try a new activity with your pet. 7. Incorporate (more) playtime into your routine. 6. Make a date with your vet. 5. Groom your pet daily. 4. Practice good oral hygiene habits with your pet. 3. Teach an old dog a new trick. 2. Update pet ID info. 1. Consider fostering. For more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Through January, you can get a copy of the print edition of Let's Make Money, Honey: The Couple's Guide to Starting a Service Business at $6 off the regular price. Get your copy of the print edition of this book for just $10.95 -- $6.00 off the regular price of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2016 at GuideWords
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I have long been an advocate of starting a business if you are over the age of 50. As I've mentioned in previous blog posts, my wife and I started a small, local service company in our mid-fifties and ran it successfully for seven years before we sold it. You... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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What consumers are interested in is a moving target -- but understanding consumer interest at any given point in time presents opportunities to marketers who are looking for ways to be relevant, and relevancy is a key attribute of brands that rise to the top. That's why Google's study of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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Carolina Mountain Dog will not publish posts from December 24, 2016 through January 1, 2017. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and Happy New Year! Image: Patrisyu, FreeDigitalPhotos.net Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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For the sixth year, Project-Santa in Flat Rock, NC has launched a pet food donation drive that will last through December 31. The organization is collecting USA-made pet food and treats, along with pet toys, collars and leashes, as well as paper towels and other cleaning supplies. Food collected will help Blue Ridge Humane Society and Foothills Humane Society this year and will also help individuals and families who may need temporary assistance feeding their pets. "Santa" stands for "Supporting Animal Needs Through Action." Donation drop-off locations are available in Buncombe and Henderson Counties. Check the organization's website for an... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Love Actually is a Four-Legged Word! This holiday season, you can find priceless love at Asheville Humane Society. Visit the Adoption Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 AM to 6 PM. (Note: Dog and cat rooms are closed for "Naptime" from 1 to 2 PM daily.) The Adoption Center is conveniently located off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market. Find the love of your life and Asheville Humane Society will waive the adoption fee for dogs 25 pounds and up and for all cats! This special no-fee adoption promotion, sponsored by Prestige... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Boomers undoubtedly remember the time when many in their generation made their voices heard about the big issues of the day, such as civil rights, women's rights, and Vietnam. Nowadays, one of the big issues is elder rights, or an even more insidious version of it called ageism. Boomers are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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Acquiring new customers has never been more challenging for marketers. There is increased competition from all sides, far too many media choices, and the complexity of marketing across multiple devices, not to mention the limited attention span of consumers. Still, for most marketers, customer acquisition continues to be a priority.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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Asheville Humane Society is sponsoring a pet food drive for the holidays through December 31. Food donations of both wet and dry dog and cat food can be brought to the Adoption Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market) Mondays through Saturdays, 10 AM to 6 PM. Specific items needed by Asheville Humane Society can also be found on their Amazon Wish List here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/235J7CAX5V0A3 There are many people in Buncombe County who cannot afford food for their pets. Through the Humane Society's Safety Net program, pet food is distributed to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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During the month of December, Blue Ridge Humane Society will be running a 'Home for the Holidays" adoption promotion. All animals 6 months of age and older will be available for the special adoption fee of just $25. This fee includes spay/neuter, tests, vaccines, de-worming, and a free check-up at participating veterinarians. The Blue Ridge Humane Society Animal Shelter is located at 88 Centipede Lane in Hendersonville. It is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sundays from 12 PM to 5 PM (closed Mondays). If you cannot adopt, stop by their Thrift Store for some... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog