Now that winter is upon us, it’s time to think about keeping your outside dog cozy and comfortable. Wet, cold weather is especially hard on the older dogs. They need a warm, dry bed out of the wind, at the very least. This seems like such an obvious thing, but it’s easy to forget that our canine companions age quickly and a dog that was fine out in the weather last year is now significantly older and perhaps physically less tolerant of cold, wet conditions.
I have a friend down in Live Oak who regularly fosters dogs needing homes; usually puppies. She lives on a farm and has the resources, working through a Border collie rescue to house pregnant females, until they whelp and the puppies are weaned, when the females are spayed and placed by the rescue in permanent homes. My friend keeps the puppies until placed through the same rescue.
Normally just before Thanksgiving I write about the “hazards of the holidays” concerning dogs; today is no exception. It’s not too hard to figure out with extra food, sweets and alcohol around it can be a problem for the family dog. It doesn’t seem fair, after smelling all those great, unusual cooking preparations all day to not share the bounty with the dogs, at least a little bit. Dinner time is different on holidays and so I feed the dogs when we sit down for Thanksgiving dinner.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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