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Saturday, March 8, the 67th day of 2014. There are 298 days left in the year.

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday at 2 a.m. locally. Clocks go forward one hour.

1987 - "A Team" last aired on NBC-TV after 4 years
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1993, Beavis and Butthead first premired on MTV. Beavis & Butthead head is an American animation series created and designed by Mike Judge. The series originated from "Frog Baseball", a 1992 short film by Judge originally aired on Liquid Television.  The Beavis and Butt-Head television show first ran from March 8, 1993 till November 28th of what year???? ****1997

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Tattoo artist who inked dog quits job...

The Brooklyn tattoo master who outraged dog lovers when he bragged about inking his pooch is now out of work over the stunt, his former boss said.

Alexander Avgerakis, who goes by the moniker “Mistah Metro,” quit his job at Red Legged Devil tattoo parlor in Prospect Heights to avoid backlash from furious animal advocates — and that’s just fine with the shop owner.

The tattoo shop was besieged by angry callers — some making death threats — after Avgerakis posted a photo of his sedated pit-bull mix, Zion, sporting a fresh tattoo after her spleen surgery.

“My dog is cooler than yours! She had her spleen removed yesterday, and the vet let me tattoo her while she was under,” Avgerakis posted on Instagram, causing animal lovers to roar.

Despite the brainless move, the tattoo artist loves his pooch and spent big bucks to help keep her healthy. He spent thousands of dollars keeping his dog alive. The pup had a tumor on its spleen. 

The dog’s tattoo features a heart impaled with an arrow and the words “Alex” and “Mel,” short for Avgerakis’ and wife Melanie’s first names.

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They say you can't go wrong by using a cute dog in a TV commercial. But what about a dying dog?

General Motors' Chevrolet is being lauded -- and ripped -- for an emotional new TV spot for the Equinox showing a woman saying goodbye to her pooch "Maddie" before the dying dog is euthanized.

But here's something you might not know. The spot wasn't created by an ad agency. And Chevy has never actually aired the 60-second spot, according to spokeswoman Cristi Vazquez.

The Herd Films produced the spot, which was one of 13 finalists in an Oscars film competition conducted by Chevy and MOFILM. It was the production company, not Chevy, that posted the spot to YouTube, Ms. Vazquez said.

The "Maddie" spot opens with a scene of a woman saying goodbye to her elderly Golden Retriever in what looks like a veterinary clinic.

The story unspools backwards, taking us through scenes of the loyal pooch sticking by her owner's side as she celebrates her birthday, breaks up with her boyfriend, graduates college and moves into her first apartment.

Finally, we arrive back at the day that the owner as a little girl picked out the pup from a litter and named her Maddie.

"A best friend for life's journey," notes the spot as the happy family piles into their Equinox after buying the pup.

The spot is generating strong reaction on YouTube, where it was approaching 500,000 views Friday afternoon.

The spot is getting mixed reviews with some saying it is a sweet story, while others are upset that it reminds us that one day your beloved pooch will die. What are your thoughts? Check out the video on our social media sites and comment. t-a-l-k-i-n has the links right onthe top of the page to our facebook and twitter pages.

Public mourning of deceased pets is gaining acceptance...

Public pet bereavement, a subject once questioned with the gesture of raised eyebrow, is not only accepted, but has become commonplace. Newspapers publish pet obituaries that include a photograph. Private services are given. Even established funeral homes are offering their services.

“People today are certainly more attached to and into their pets than they have been in the past,” says Doug McComb of D.O. McComb & Sons. “I think it’s a lot because our society is changing in regard to our family structure. In the past, we had family members who were close to each other - lived in the same communities and so forth, and now we have people going away to college, and their first thought isn’t to go back home anymore. Now their thoughts are about moving on to New York or California or someplace like that. There isn’t that interaction with your family; sometimes pets can serve at least a part of that role as a companion. I think some of the relationships with pets today are deeper than they were in the past. People, when they lose their pet, it’s a significant deal in their life.”

"There are no rules to follow, no guidelines to go by, when you lose your pet,” Mack wrote in a short essay. “A pet becomes more like your family member. Their loss is deeply felt. The only thing that you can do is to take each step toward all of your feelings. Don’t try to run or block them. Honor all of your feelings of grief. It is OK to cry. It is OK to feel the void and very deep loss of your pet. Always remember it is OK to miss them.

“And remember that down the road you may open your heart to another heart that just wants to be loved.”


5 Simple Ways Anyone Can Support Animal Shelters...

It's staggering to think that each year an estimated 5-7 million companion animals find their way into the care of animal shelters across the United States.

Despite the best efforts of thousands of shelter workers, keeping up with the care of abandoned animals is a daunting task for even the most well-funded rescue organizations. While you may not be able to donate tons of money or time, supporting animal shelters with small contributions can make a huge difference.

Here are some simple ways you can help.

1.     Lend Your Expertise

Shelters often have limited funds to hire individuals capable of setting up websites, writing articles for newsletters, taking pictures of available pets, landscaping the grounds or providing legal advice. Consider your skill set and how you could be a valuable resource for your local shelter.

2.     Get Social

Shelter animals come from diverse backgrounds, and socializing them can be key in making them more attractive candidates for adoption. Animal rescue organizations often need volunteers willing to dedicate a little time to playing with a cat or teaching a dog to sit.

3.     Foster a Pet

Since overcrowding in animal shelters is a constant challenge, many rescue organizations look for foster homes that may help socialize and prepare certain pets for adoption. Contact your local shelter and see if you qualify.

4.     Turn Your Trash into Treasure

Animal shelters go through lots of food bowls and towels each year. While your old blankets and dinnerware might seem ready for a trip to the dump, they could be put to good use. Think before you toss them, because your trash could be treasure to a pet in need.

5.     Click Away

Want to help shelters acquire the essentials without dipping into your wallet? Major pet brands are harnessing the power of the Internet to help pet lovers support animal shelters without spending a dime. A recent GiveLitter campaign saw more than 60,000 voters visiting to donate 100,000 pounds of World's Best Cat Litter to shelters across the country.

Shelters everywhere are looking for help, so see which simple act can make you feel good while doing good!


Are drugs purchased over the Internet safe for your pets?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says consumers should be wary of any online site offering drugs. The agency has found companies that sell unapproved pet drugs, expired drugs and counterfeit pet products, as well as companies that make fraudulent claims.

"People who purchase them may think they are saving money, but in reality, they may be shortchanging their pet's health and putting its life at risk," said Martine Hartogensis of the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine.

If you do purchase your pet's medications online, you should heed the following tips, said Dr. Jennifer Coates of Colorado on her blog Fully Vetted:

• Make sure the company is based in the United States. U.S. pharmacies are bound and overseen by local, state and federal laws and regulatory agencies. Offshore sites that illegally ship medications into the United States aren't. Look for the pharmacy's physical location and a toll-free or local telephone number on its website.

•?Internet pharmacies should be licensed by the Board of Pharmacy for the state in which they reside. Enter the company's Internet address into the search box to check its status. Many pharmacies also display the LegitScript seal of approval, which indicates that they agree to follow the laws and regulations of their state Board of Pharmacy, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FDA.

•?And finally, look for the Vet-VIPPS (Veterinary-Verified Internet Practice Pharmacy Sites) seal and check the list of Vet-VIPPS pharmacies on Sites selling pet medications that have the Vet-VIPPS seal are in agreement with all federal and state regulations and National Association of Boards of Pharmacy safety standards.


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