Preparing your home for a prolonged absense

December 9, 2010 by Karin · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Your Home 

Shell Busey has some suggestions on preparing your home for a prolonged absense regarding whether you should shut off the water, setting thermostats, etc. Links to his articles are below.

What you should do before going away for long periods of time

Safety Tips When Leaving Your Home During Winter Months

Preparing your Home Before You Leave for Extended Vacations

His main site is http://www.housesmartcentre.com/

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Dog Years: How old is your dog?

December 5, 2010 by Karin · Leave a Comment
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Animal Planet had a show with Dr. Stanley Coren. Rather than adding 7 for each year (a myth) he gave the equivalent dog years to human years based on the size of the breed.

Small Breeds:
1 yr = 15 yrs
2 yrs = 24 human yrs
Add 4 human yrs thereafter for each dog year

Medium Breeds:
1 yr = 13 human yrs
2 yrs = 21 human yrs
Add 5 human yrs thereafter for each dog year

Large Breeds:
1 yr = 12 human yrs
2 yrs = 19 human yrs
Add 7 human yrs thereafter for each dog year