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2011-05-13 00:00:30

Festive, dog-friendly cruise to support local children and canines. San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) May 12, 2011 Family dogs are invited to be furry first mates on Sunday, June 12, when Hornblower Cruises & Events holds its annual Dog Day on the Bay cruise. The popular event is the one time each year that dogs cruise free with their owners, and this year's cruise navigates new philanthropic waters by benefitting the San Francisco SPCA's Puppy Dog Tales Reading Program for the first...

2011-04-27 11:07:00

NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Day in New York City turned out to be a banner day for the 100% Cork campaign, as hundreds of visitors to Times Square stopped by the campaign's booth to learn about natural cork's environmental, social and economic benefits and to sign the pledge to use only wine closed with natural cork. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110315/MM65231 ) More than 200 visitors (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKcFSkm5QPQ) signed the 100% Cork...

2011-04-18 09:14:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PetSafe, a leading innovator in pet behavior and lifestyle products, announces the launch of "Bark for Your Park," a national contest through which one U.S. city or town will be awarded $100,000 toward building a local dog park. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110418/CL84772 ) "In our hometown of Knoxville, Tenn., we've worked with the community to build several dog parks, and we've seen firsthand the positive impact they've...

2011-04-07 00:00:29

Personalized dog collars are our specialty, and these dog collars offer you the ability to personalize directly on the collar. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 06, 2011 dogIDs, a leading provider of personalized dog collars and dog leashes, announces that its Personalized Soft Grip Nameplate Collar consistently remains a customer favorite. The supple leather-like collars "“ available in brown, black and fluorescent orange "“ are made from an extremely durable soft grip poly-coated nylon...

2011-03-23 13:34:18

A University of Alberta-led research team has discovered that insects that bore into trees as long ago 90 million years, or as recently as last summer, leave a calling card that's rich with information. The information is contained in the resin found within trees and on their bark. Resin is produced in large quantities by a tree when it's under attack by insects. Normally, to assess if a tree is under an attack from boring insects researchers have sometimes had to rip patches of bark from...

2011-03-03 00:00:29

DogIDs' high quality personalized dog accessories include dog collars, dog tags, dog beds, and much more. These high quality products are what separates DogIDs from the rest of the pack. Fargo, ND (Vocus/PRWEB) March 02, 2011 DogIDs, a leading provider of personalized designer dog collars and dog leashes, proudly offers its customers a Mendota Products line. Mendota dog leads, leashes, collars, harnesses and more are among the finest dog accessories available on the market today....

2011-02-03 00:00:44

Unique Dog Collars Feature Laser-Engraved Metal Buckle Fargo, ND (Vocus/PRWEB) February 02, 2011 DogIDs, a leading provider of personalized dog collars, has introduced Flying Dog Designer Dog Collars to its wide selection of unique dog collars. The hand-crafted dog collars are made in the United States and feature 42 colorful designer patterns, super-duty nylon webbing, and corrosion-proof hardware. The collars include a strong, streamlined, solid-cast aluminum side release buckle as well...

2010-12-09 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), a national non-profit organization that breeds, trains and places assistance dogs with children and adults with disabilities, announced today the launch of the Margaret O'Brien Children's Initiative - a fundraising effort that seeks to find donors who will make contributions that help provide skilled companion dogs for children with disabilities. CCI's Northeast Regional office, which spans 13 states from...

2010-11-22 00:00:40

The Calming Face Wrap (tm) helps lessen/end a dog's unwanted barking just in time for the busy holiday season. It's a gentle, easy-to-use and drug free option from the makers of The Original Anxiety Wrap (tm). Huntington, Indiana (PRWEB) November 20, 2010 The Calming Face Wrap (tm) is a gentle, non-pharmacological way to lessen/end anxious, constant barking. It's made by Animals Plus, LLC, manufacturers of The Anxiety Wrap(tm); the product that invented the category of Pressure Wraps in...

2010-11-16 00:00:55

Is it possible that dogs are wonderful teachers of mindfulness practice? According to psychologist Jonathan Kaplan dogs demonstrate an enviable level of concentration and focus on the present moment, and emulating these characteristics can help us feel more grounded and joyful, and less stressed. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) November 15, 2010 "Have you ever tried to eat lunch in front of a hungry dog?" asks Jonathan Kaplan, Ph.D., author of Urban Mindfulness: Cultivating Peace, Presence, and Purpose...

Latest Bark Reference Libraries

2007-12-27 09:16:35

The Par Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis), is a tree belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae. It is the most economically important member of the genus Hevea. It is of major economic importance because its sap-like extract (latex) can be collected and is the primary source of natural rubber. The Pará rubber tree initially grew only in the Amazon Rainforest. Now most rubber tree plantations are in southeast Asia and tropical Africa. Attempts to cultivate the tree in other areas in South...

2007-01-21 19:37:02

The gray wolf also known as timber wolf or wolf is a mammal in the order Carnivora. The gray wolf shares a common ancestry with the domestic dog. Gray wolves were once abundant and distributed over much of North America, Eurasia, and the Middle East. Today, for a variety of human-related reasons including widespread habitat destruction and excessive hunting, wolves inhabit only a very limited portion of their former range. It is listed as a species of least concern for extinction worldwide....

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Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'