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Posted on July 7 at 9:33 a.m.
As a pet care professional, I see this all the time, and the amazing thing is that people with overweight pets generally don't seem to be aware the pets are overweight! I blame this recent epidemic on marketing, and the fact that pet food companies are STILL keeping us in the dark about what really is in most pet foods, and even worse, most pet treats. Please, please, please read labels and become educated about what is really ok to feed your pets. It's not just obesity - pet cancer is also epidemic in comparison with 20 years ago, and many other illnesses as well. I'm willing to wager it's mostly because of all the chemical cr-p they put in the "food" and treats, and market it as "healthy". There are a precious few companies that manufacture foods and treats in such a way that they do not cause any potential harm to your beloved pets. Buyer beware!
On Fighting Pet Obesity
Posted on May 7 at 9:44 a.m.
Almost everyone who does not die at an unusually young age will eventually know what it is like to lose your looks and have people treat you differently. Especially women. It is one of the aspects of growing older that pushes us into a more spiritual life.
On Finding Beauty in a Brain Bleed
Posted on November 25 at 6:42 p.m.
boycott HAnk - rhymes with wank...
On SBCC Student Sues School Over Hot Coffee
Posted on November 13 at 9:36 a.m.
It is always good to hear about places like Willbridge and other subsidized housing for mentally ill, homeless, and / or people struggling with addiction - however, please BEWARE. These places are owned and managed by people who are also mentally ill and recovering addicts. There does not seem to be any oversight for these facilities, and they FREQUENTLY place people out on the streets suddenly and without cause. If you know who to contact for oversight of these facilities, please post!
On Shea Finds, Then Loses, a Bed to Recuperate
Posted on October 29 at 8:45 p.m.
Go, Scotty and all Coastal Funders - you rock!!! This is an environmental issue of huge importance, and a worthwhile expenditure of Coastal Funds. Thank you, UCSB and EDC for taking initiative on ocean acidification research.
On Coastal Fund Support EDC Ocean Acidification Project
Posted on October 17 at 10:52 a.m.
Agreed x 2! Amazing project - excellent results for wildlife, humans, the airport, and hopefully more coastal airports. Awesome golden sentence, too. =o}
On Goleta Slough Goes Tidal
Posted on July 1 at 8:07 a.m.
Hiking in the forests does not generally cause habitat destruction, unless you are hiking across sand dunes (that should be restricted, too). I would rather have certain commercial and recreational activities stopped or limited to protect endangered species even if that means more work for me to access Forest trails. This is a major victory for preservation of our greatest natural resources
On Rare Species to Get More Protection in Forest
Posted on April 22 at 1:17 p.m.
Willy is such a nice man and a wonderful bartender! I went in to Jill's Place by myself to sit at the bar and have a small meal for dinner - I ordered a "mocktail" (I don't drink alcoholic beverages) and he made a delicious one! His service was friendly and professional, and I felt comfortable and truly cared for. I will definitely go there again because of Willy.
On Willy Gilbert
Posted on March 23 at 7:09 p.m.
4 (letter) words, your choice
On Mystery on Micheltorena
Posted on February 11 at 8:12 a.m.
Excellent news!Welcome, Steve - thank you for bringing a sense of balanced leadership back to the SBBG. We locals who have considered this to be our "back yard" for decades will be delighted to have you as the new executive director with these reasonable goals in mind. One little teeny request for you Steve, with all due respect...could you please see to it that ONLY native plants (not invasive grasses, cultivars, hybrids, etc.) will be grown, planted and sold at the SBBG? Just a thought - Thank you in advance!
On Botanic Garden Reaches Out