Genius Dog Challenge

Need a break and looking for something fun?

From the Guardian: “The search for the world’s smartest dog kicks into gear Wednesday  1PM, as contenders compete in a live-streamed event to be crowned top of the canine class.

Researchers in Hungary have spent more than two years searching for dogs who could recognize the names of their different toys, advertising for owners to come forward on social media. Now the canines they have discovered are set to take part in a series of live-streamed experiments, called the “Genius Dog Challenge”.

Dr Claudia Fugazza, of Eötvös Loránd University, one of the scientists behind the project, said they have been hunting for a rare […]

By |2020-11-11T15:01:27-05:00November 11th, 2020|Dog Training|0 Comments

The Question of the 21st Century

If you’ve been a reader of this blog, it will be no surprise that I’m in the camp that’s happy Biden won. I am also keenly aware that nearly half of our country feels as bereft and depressed as I did when Trump won 4 years ago. I am saddened by this divide.

I think the bigger question is how does America get off this seesaw. Is the political rift so deep and irreparable that we really need to figure out how to become two countries?

Or is there a way back to civility, reasoned discussion, politicians on both sides of the aisle who can compromise for the good of the country and fact-based news instead of info-tainment, so that we can […]

By |2020-11-09T11:46:29-05:00November 9th, 2020|Life|0 Comments

If I were King, Small Fonts…

… would be stricken from the hard drives of all computers. Any type size less than 12 px would be illegal. Punishment would be swift and fair. Abusers would immediately find themselves needing +2.75 magnification reading glasses in order to be able to read.

What is it with Web and Blog designers? Are they all 10-year-olds with 15/15 vision? Many of the font sizes I come across on different sites are smaller than the type used in ad disclaimers used for the “fine print.” Please, people, looks are one thing, but if we can’t read it–I’ll speak for myself–if I can’t read it without straining my eyes, I’m outta there.

By |2020-10-28T09:35:18-04:00October 28th, 2020|Life|0 Comments

Dog Stroller Review: No-Zip Expedition Zipperless Entry Pet Stroller

Without Graidy as Wink’s point person, he has become even more attached to me, if that’s possible. Which means he doesn’t do well when I’m not in his immediate orbit.

So I stopped going for walks because Wink, at 12 1/2 years old, can’t walk as far as I like to go. Then I thought–that’s silly, there must be a solution. And sure enough…

I found this No-Zip Expedition Zipperless Entry Pet Stroller on Amazon

cavalier in dog stroller

REVIEW

The details:

  • NO-ZIP, push-button entry; quickly lock and unlock doors without fumbling with difficult zippers
  • Dual-entry, pet can be loaded from front or rear entry, does not have […]
By |2020-09-24T13:42:35-04:00September 24th, 2020|.My Dogs and Me, Dogs in General|2 Comments

Facebook Major Contributor in Spreading Health Misinformation

I’ve been on a bit of a health kick lately, as there are some physically demanding activities I’m planning on doing and I need to make sure my body can keep up.

So, of course, all research leads to the internet. But, as we know, it’s also a place full of minefields; a big one being health and fitness. So when I saw this, I wasn’t surprised.

Infographic: Report: Facebook Poses A Major Threat To Public Health | Statista
(You can find more infographics at Statista)

“The heart of the global misinformation […]

By |2020-08-24T11:12:22-04:00September 7th, 2020|Tech Tips & Product Reviews|0 Comments

Just Appreciate the Meme, Ma

Cait is going through “a phase” where she prefers to be independent in every imaginable way, including relationships. Some of it, I think, stems from being in a time-sucking pre-med program with a concurrent job in an ER, while looking at looming med school debt. So I wasn’t surprised to get this text. Yet I can’t help myself but want to encourage her to be more open to all of life.

And, just like her, she snapped me back to “just appreciate the meme” —not everything has to be a teachable moment. Copy that.

*If you can’t read the yellow text on the photo, it says “I don’t need a man, I need money sweetie.”

text meme

By |2020-08-21T15:24:25-04:00August 21st, 2020|.Cait and Me|0 Comments