Bouncy horse? Check. Bamboo snacks? Check. Long Summer naps? You bet. These giant bears have plenty to keep them occupied while they enjoy the steamy temperatures at the Beijing Zoo in China. One thing's for certain: life is good when you're a panda.
Celebrate your well-being with a weekend dedicated to fun, sun, core, and much, much more! Shake Your Chakra combines the best of Exhale Mind Body Spa's programming with the Northeast's newest beachfront resort destination.
Join the party June 8-10 at Revel's beachfront resort with poolside skin therapies, outdoor yoga classes, and sunrise salutations. The weekend events, led by Exhale experts, kicks off with Rock Your Asana yoga — a mix of fitness, flow, music, and cocktails followed by complimentary admission to Ivan Kane's Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub. Experience Revel — the InOut Pool, the Boardwalk, the SkyGarden, and Bask Spa — as well-being meets one very uncommon destination. Shake your chakra a little, or a lot, with your choice of individual events and weekend packages.
It's amazing what a little frozen water can do! Whether your pup spends hours frolicking outside or scampers indoors most of the day, make sure there's a cool spot to rest and cold liquids to sip during the warmer months.
If your pet's confined to a crate, I strongly recommend you make sure there's A/C or a fan nearby at all times and try placing a reusable ice pack under his crate pad. Because dogs are tempted to taste, I would shy away from the artificial ones for human injuries and DIY with resealable plastic bags instead.
To do this, take two gallon-sized Ziploc Freezer Bags, fill one about 80 percent with water, zip up, put it inside the second, and lay flat to freeze. Double-bagging protects against accidental puncturing and worked perfectly for my pup. If there's no limit to your budget, however, try the official On-Ice Bags favored to keep show dogs cool when they're not in the ring, starting at $50.
See a couple more tips for icy drinks when you read more.
Humans have to give up their formula habit when they reach a certain stage of development, but it's perfectly acceptable for animals to hit the bottle at all ages or hours of the day. If you are in need of a midday smile, drink up these touching pictures of cuties quenching their thirst. Sometimes you gotta let loose and party like an animal.
- Adult cat or kitten? While kittens are adorable, adult cats are often calmer and already trained. Check with the staff to see if the kitty is litter trained and spayed or neutered. If you're choosing an adult, it helps to ask about the cat's background as well.
- How does she look? It's not just about beauty – make sure the cat appears healthy. Look for bright, clear eyes, clean noses and ears, and nice, unmatted fur. Listen to the cat's breathing as well.
- How is she behaving? I'd recommend selecting a few to look at close up. Consider each cat's behavior towards you (e.g., clawing or relaxed), and towards the other cats (e.g., listless or playful). It is important to see how this kitty's attitude will fit into your lifestyle, especially related to other pets and small children.
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The time has finally come for our lucky I'm a Huge Fan: Kristen Stewart winner, Heather, to meet her favorite star. Heather has already taken lessons from Kristen's dialect coach, ridden Kristen's horse, Rusty, from Snow White and the Huntsman, and gotten a fashion and beauty makeover. It's all been leading up to Heather's big interview with Kristen at a castle outside of London. Watch as they talk swearing on set and share a few laughs. Special thanks to Limos.com and Universal Pictures — Snow White and the Huntsman is in theaters today!
It's June, which means that an important animal event is just around the corner. That's right: it's the World's Ugliest Dog Contest! The parade of so-ugly-they're-cute pups will take place on June 22 in Petaluma, CA, but the contest organizers are already giving us a peek at some of the contestants. Between now and the show date, you can check out the competition and vote for your favorite. While the winner of the $1,000 prize ultimately will be determined on the contest day by a panel of judges, we're loving the lineup so far . . . and making guesses as to who will be successor to last year's champ, Yoda!
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I'm a Huge Fan: Kristen Stewart — Our Winner Rides Kristen's Horse From Snow White and the Huntsman!
Our I'm a Huge Fan: Kristen Stewart winner Heather has already traveled to London and met with Kristen's Snow White and the Huntsman dialect coach, but there's even more excitement in store before she finally meets her favorite actress. Watch as Heather learns to ride the same horse that Kristen rode for her big-screen role and see our lucky winner get a fashion and beauty makeover as she gears up for her interview with Kristen. Special thanks to Limos.com, My-Wardrobe.com, Benefit UK, and Universal Pictures. Heather sits down with Kristen in our final episode tomorrow, when you can also see Snow White and the Huntsman in theaters!
We're happy to present this article from one of our favorite sites, Yahoo! Shine:
Summer is officially underway — and for many of us, that means barbecues, cookouts, beach bonfires, and other outdoor affairs. But what's a lot of fun for humans can present dangers to our pets, so before your next big backyard bash, add these pet-safety pointers to your pre-party checklist — it just might save you a trip to the vet. (Or to the grocery store to replace the platter of hot dogs Gracie just wolfed down.)
The summer-party staples your pets should avoid:
The picnic/barbecue spread. Human food isn't indicated for pets the rest of the year either, but it's especially important to keep little snouts out of the potato salad at this time of year. Dr. Louis Murray, interim director of the ASPCA's Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in NYC, explained to Petside's Talia Argondezzi that "Pets are very sensitive to changes in their diets" — and the upset stomach caused by a "middle-aged" potato salad in a heat wave will hit small pets even harder.
Murray added that pancreatitis, a serious and sometimes fatal inflammation of the pancreas, can proceed from eating "greasy, spicy, fatty foods" — all mainstays of barbecues.
And while you might follow the rules and not give your pets cookout food, your guests might not know better. Plus, parties can get chaotic, and many pets will take advantage of a busy backyard to perform a little quality control on the deviled eggs.
So, while it might sound cold-hearted, your pet (and you) may have a better time if she's in a cool basement or air-conditioned room with a bowl of water, a little of her own kibble, and the door closed.