After being separated from her family for four years and by thousands of miles, a Lhasa apso named Topaz is home again thanks to social networking. And they say Facebook is good for nothing but wasting time at work!
According to Time magazine, good Samaritan Diane Stess-Kirschner met Topaz when she found the dog wandering alone outside her home in Tamarac, Fla. "I felt something sniffing at my leg, and there was this dog," Stess-Kirschner told the Sacramento Bee. "She was a little grungy. She looked up as if to say, 'Can you help me?'" Upon taking the animal to the vet for a check-up, Stess-Kirschner discovered that Topaz was microchipped, and that the dog's owners were named Glen and Casaundra Greenfelder.
Attempts to find the Greenfelders by phone and search engine proved to be dead ends. It was only when she tried Facebook that Stess-Kirschner found some promising leads. She came up with two hits for Casaundra Greenfelder. Not knowing if either was the woman for which she was looking, she posted a comment about "a little blond dog" on both of their Facebook profiles.
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For the love of Dogs... Who says laughter isn’t the best medicine? Not only is the pup in this video careful around the baby, but he knows that he’s making the baby laugh the more he runs! It's too cute!
WWF Says We May Need A New Planet By 2030...
The WWF (World Wildlife Federation) reported on Wednesday that carbon pollution and overusing Earth's natural resources will leave us needing another planet to meet our needs by 2030.
Yikes....it gets worse...
According to the report, Earth's 6.8 billion humans were living 50 percent beyond the planet's threshold of sustainability in 2007.
"Even with modest UN projections for population growth, consumption and climate change, by 2030 humanity will need the capacity of two Earths to absorb CO2 waste and keep up with natural resource consumption," it warned.
The report, also said if everyone used resources at the same rate per capita as the U.S. or the United Arad Emirates, then four and a half planets would be needed.
Yes...they said FOUR PLANETS!!!
It said that 71 countries were running down their sources of freshwater at an unsustainable rate.
About two-thirds of these countries experience "moderate to severe" water stress.
Temperate zones may be starting from a lower baseline of species loss, which could explain the gradual improvement in recent decades.
The WWF said improvements in pollution control and waste management, better air and water quality, an increase in forest cover and greater conservation efforts may be making headway in temperate countries.
Let's try & make a difference! If one person did something GREEN EVERYDAY it would help the planet out drastically.
Click ON the images below to enlarge to read on easy ways to GO-GREEN TODAY!
Didja know that October is Adopt A Shelter Dog month?!
It's important that you do your research before you find a shelter and decide to adopt from it. In the video (above) Veterinarian Dr. Debbye Turner Bell talks about how to choose the right shelter dog for you.
Here are some questions you may want to ask before you adopt:
--> Where did the dog come from?
--> How long has the dog been at that shelter?
--> Does the dog have any medical conditions?
Save a Life and go adopt...you won’t regret it!
04 October 2010
Didja Know October is a special month for dogs? It’s Adopt-a-Pet Month and Oct. 9 is Dogs Rule Day!
Meet Mj! He is a 5.3 lb. Yorkie. MJ’s B-day is on Sept. 3, 2009. Here’s a little info on MJ that his mommy shared...
Likes: Play, bark, pee, run at the doggie park, social butterfly with other animals,loves belly rubs and right behind the ear too. I don't like it when mommy is on the phone because I like the attention all to myself.
Bamboo fabric is a natural textile made from the pulp of the bamboo grass. Bamboo fabric has been growing in popularity because it has many unique properties and is more sustainable than most textile fibers. Bamboo fabric is light and strong, has excellent wicking properties, and is antibacterial. The use of bamboo fiber for clothing was a 20th century development, pioneered by several Chinese corporations.
Bamboo fiber resembles cotton in its unspun form, a puffball of light, airy fibers. Many companies use extensive bleaching processes to turn bamboo fiber white, although companies producing organic bamboo fabric leave the bamboo fiber unbleached. To make bamboo fiber, bamboo is heavily pulped until it separates into thin component threads of fiber, which can be spun and dyed for weaving into cloth.
Bamboo fabric is very soft and can be worn directly next to the skin. Many people who experience allergic reactions to other natural fibers, such as wool or hemp, do not complain of this issue with bamboo. The fiber is naturally smooth and round without chemical treatment, meaning that there are no sharp spurs to irritate the skin.
Bamboo fabric is favored by companies trying to use sustainable textiles, because the bamboo plant is very quick growing and does not require the use of pesticides and herbicides to thrive. As a result, plantations can easily be kept organic and replanted yearly to replenish stocks. The process of making unbleached bamboo fiber is very light on chemicals that could potentially harm the environment.
In textile form, bamboo retains many of the properties it has as a plant. Bamboo is highly water absorbent, able to take up three times its weight in water. In bamboo fabric, this translates to an excellent wicking ability that will pull moisture away from the skin so that it can evaporate. For this reason, clothing made of bamboo fiber is often worn next to the skin.
Bamboo also has many antibacterial qualities, which bamboo fabric is apparently able to retain, even through multiple washings. This helps to reduce bacteria that thrive on clothing and cause unpleasant odors. It can also kill odor causing bacteria that live on skin, making the wearer and his or her clothing smell better. In addition, bamboo fabric has insulating properties and will keep the wearer cooler in summer and warmer in winter, similar to silk. In addition, the fabric is able to take bright dye colors well, and drape smoothly.
Bamboo is not a tree, but a grass. It is easily sustainable as it can handle drought as well as flooding. Farming bamboo is not harmful to the environment because it does not require any pesticides or herbicides. In addition, bamboo can be replanted each year. The plant actually adds nutrients to the soil, as opposed to cotton crop, which drains the soil of it’s nutrients. One of its greatest qualities, as far as textile production, is that it is very fast growing. Bamboo can grow 75 feet in 45 to 60 days.
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