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Forever home dog of the week - Chubbie

Chubbie is a 15 week old Chihuahua mix boy that weighs 8-9 lbs. He was transferred to Seattle with his siblings from a high-kill shelter in California and just arrived in our rescue.

Chubbie is a 15 week old Chihuahua mix boy that weighs 8-9 lbs. He was transferred to Seattle with his siblings from a high-kill shelter in California and just arrived in our rescue.

Chubbie is a very social little guy to both other dogs and humans. He loves to be held and will very quickly jump on your lap once you sit down. He loves being around other dogs and enjoys playing with them.

Left Coast/Right Coast: Be Direct!

Mike Gold, a retired entrepreneur living the good life in the Northwest, explains how people can all be defined as either "Direct" or "Indirect." He contends that "Direct" people "get on with it."

There are basically two types of people in the world. Direct and Indirect.

Direct people, are most often found among these professional career people: fast food servers (you can’t have it your way), automobile mechanics (it’s broken and I can/can’t fix it), and doctors and dentists (you have six months to live and/or all your teeth are about to fall out).

Indirect people include: Lawyers (top of the list,) Politicians (tied with Lawyers), Civil Service employees (your license should arrive between 1 and 10 weeks!), and all Japanese people.

House plants do amazing things, from the Whistling Gardener

Back in the late 60’s when I was finishing up my undergraduate studies house plants were all the rage. In the trade we referred to them as foliage plants and had it not been for the draft and the Vietnam War my path might very well have been through the vast foliage growers of Encinitas California where range after range of greenhouses were packed with ferns, palms, golden pothos, snake plants, philodendrons, Swedish ivy and of course spider plants.

Back in the late 60’s when I was finishing up my undergraduate studies house plants were all the rage. In the trade we referred to them as foliage plants and had it not been for the draft and the Vietnam War my path might very well have been through the vast foliage growers of Encinitas California where range after range of greenhouses were packed with ferns, palms, golden pothos, snake plants, philodendrons, Swedish ivy and of course spider plants.

Forever home cat of the week - Alley

Alley is the sweetest girl cat you will ever meet. She loves people and attention. She loves to be brushed and will rub up against you to say thank you!

Alley is the sweetest girl you will ever meet. She loves people and attention. She loves to be brushed and will rub up against you to say thank you! She is a quiet cat except for her purring.

Alley is not finicky about her food and would never think of going potty outside her litter box! In fact, she loves her canned food. There is not a mean bone in her body. She will come to me when I call and sit in a big chair beside me and watch t.v. She likes the Animal Planet channel.

Food Combining 101, from Kate Towell

Poor food combining can wreck havoc on your digestion and your health. Ayurveda believes that all disease begins in the gut and the foundation of Ayurveda wellness starts by optimizing your digestive fire (Agni).

Do you ever finish a meal and feel tired, heavy or experience gas and bloating? Well you’re not alone. About one in three Americans has some kind of digestive problem. Poor food combining can wreck havoc on your digestion and your health.

Ayurveda believes that all disease begins in the gut and the foundation of Ayurveda wellness starts by optimizing your digestive fire (Agni). Understanding proper food combing is key to maximizing digestion.

Left Coast/Right Coast: Losing a “good friend” this week

We had to put down our English Bulldog this week. She was 9 ½ years old. The vet that came to our house to put her down described the dog (in fact all dogs at life’s end) as stoic. What she meant is that dogs don’t complain.

We had to put down our English Bulldog this week. She was 9 ½ years old. The vet that came to our house to put her down described the dog (in fact all dogs at life’s end) as stoic. What she meant is that dogs don’t complain. They seem to suffer in silence making the best of whatever life has dealt them. If only people were the same.

Time to get back in the groove, from the Whistling Gardener

anuary is typically a time for gardeners to hunker down by the fire and plow through the seed catalogs and dream about the wonderful gardens we are going to grow in the coming spring.

January is typically a time for gardeners to hunker down by the fire and plow through the seed catalogs and dream about the wonderful gardens we are going to grow in the coming spring. It would seem as though nothing much is going on in the yard but I can assure you that any time the mercury gets into the 40’s things are indeed happening. Here are just a few examples:

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