The story behind the Onam Festival!

Long, long ago, an Asura (demon) king named Mahabali ruled Kerala. He was a wise, benevolent and judicious ruler and loved by his subjects. Soon he conquered the three worlds. Aditi, the mother of Devas went to Vishnu for help. Vishnu incarnated in the form of a dwarf named Vamana and approached Mahabali while performing a sacrifice (yajn) and asked […]

What are the 5 types of dog breeders?

Professional breeders of show dogs Professional show dog breeders take pride of place among the ranks of dog breeders. They breed dogs because they like what they do and take pride in keeping bloodlines, records, and caring for dogs. If you want a quality purebred dog whose lineage you would like to get to know, these are the guys to […]

The breeding formula for Chinchilla colors

One of the many things that make chinchillas very interesting is the variety of colors of the chinchillas. As a pet owner, you have the privilege of choosing from more than a dozen colors. If you have your own mate, you can even breed chinchillas, with full control of the color they will have. With the proper knowledge of raising […]

Shih Tzu Health Problems – Urinary Tract Infections

If you are having a hard time housetraining your Shih Tzu puppy and she urinates frequently in the house, the problem may not be with your puppy’s learning ability, but with an underlying condition called a urinary tract infection. The condition is more common in females, but the incidence in males is increasing. Signs of urinary tract infection (UTI) The […]

Dog tear stains aren’t just cosmetic

Dog tear stains are a cosmetic problem, caused by an overflow of tears on the cheeks, which is most obvious in dogs with white coats and other light colors. Tear buildup in facial hair can lead to hair tangling, skin irritation, and possibly infection. Hair can act like a lock, drawing tears from the eye. This can be corrected by […]

Burmese and Nawarat

Anyone unfamiliar with Burma, its culture and history, will no doubt be quite puzzled when asked about the meaning of ‘Nawarat’ and will surely wonder what the heck Nawarat means or is. How could he (or she) know? So what is this mysterious Nawarat (occasionally spelled Navarat) and what is it about? Are you puzzled now? You sure are. Well […]

The lifeguard

It was the summer of ’66 when I got my first open water lifeguard job at Holiday Home Camp on the beautiful shores of Lake Geneva. This was the beginning of a career that lasted more than 35 years. Of course, being a lifeguard had its privileges. Every lifeguard since the beginning of time seems to have always had a […]

How To Train A Rottweiler – Unconditional Love

If you recently added a young Rottweiler puppy to your family or are considering this wonderful breed but are skeptical about the training process, you will be delighted to know that the Rottweiler breed is very intelligent. You will also find that training your new dog will be a lot of fun and exciting, the Rottweiler (more so than most […]