How to take care of your Dog? – The right way!

Hey! To all rookie owners of Dogs, in the next few minutes you’d be educated with some important commitments you ought to make with your dog, so that you stay with a healthy partner and develop a loving relationship with her. While a dog doesn’t need as much care as a small child, she does need attention and regular care to keep her happy, healthy and well-balanced. There are many factors to keep your dog in the pink of her health. Now, if I boil it down and negate some of the all or none factors, there are broadly 5 commitments or say, factors.

#1. FEEDING: Providing good dog nutrition means you need to feed your dog regularly with enough healthy food for his (or her) breed type.All dogs are different and have different nutritional needs. However, all dogs’ diet should include a combination of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats and proteins. If it does, then your dog’s needs for growth and tissue repair will be met.

#2. EXERCISE:

Studies (as well as experience) have shown that dogs who are getting adequate exercise are healthier and happier. They are also more social when they are in public places. When dogs are given regular exercise, they are more calm at home and are less restless when left alone.However, just like feeding, choosing the right amount of exercise for your dog should depend on several factors: age, size, and type of breed.
  • Age: Puppies require daily exercise for proper muscle development. Their high energy levels need to be released in some form of constructive activity, and giving them their daily exercise is the best way to do it. Not being able to release their pent-up energy can lead to destructive behavior such as chewing or digging. On the other hand, a mature, aging dog needs less exercise because of their lower energy levels.
  • Size: Large dogs do not necessarily need more exercise than small dogs. In fact, many large breeds like the Mastiff or Great Dane would rather relax and sit on the porch all day than go out for a 2 mile run. Nevertheless, they also need their daily exercise, perhaps one or two 30 minute walks everyday. On the other hand, many types of small breeds such as the Jack Russell Terrier or Chihuahua still keep on going even after a three-mile walk.
  • Type Of Breed: Your dog’s breed is also a big factor on the amount of exercise required. For instance, dogs that were originally bred to herd such as the Australian Cattle Dog, Border Collie, and German Shepherd need to be exercise daily. Another example of a breed that requires daily exercise are those that were originally bred to hunt (hunting dogs). Examples of these dogs are the Beagle, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, and German Hunt Terrier. And finally,sled dogs such as the Siberian Husky, Samoyed, and Alaskan malamute share the same high level of energy as the herding dogs and hunting dogs and therefore, need to be exercised on a regular basis.

#3. GROOMING: When all is said and done, you may not have the time to carry out these tasks or feel confident enough to do them. That’s okay – you can always hire a dog groomer… and that will leave you to find alternative ways to spend ‘quality’ time with your pooch ;-)Here’s the scoop on regular examinations of your pet:

  • Coat: Look out for bumps, hot spots, inflammation, irritation, vegetative matter, and parasites like fleas and ticks in his coat. Get rid of fleas by using a fine-toothed comb while ticks can be tweezed off. Brushing doesn’t only remove mats, it also takes away dead hair, thus eliminating animal odor. Tangles can also be very painful for your dog that may lead to skin inflammation. Grooming during shedding encourages growth of new coat, so brush especially after physical exercise.
  • Ears & Eyes: Your dog’s ears and eyes must also be cleaned often and watched for diseases. For example, droop ears are inclined to infection which can lead to permanent hearing loss. A damp cotton cloth is used to remove mucus from your dog’s eyes and a coarse rag is appropriate incleaning your pet’s face.
  • Teeth: A dog’s teeth are very important and care is required to keep them healthy. Dental hygiene is maintained by using dog toothpaste and toothbrush with soft bristles twice a week.
  • Paws & Nails: Examine your companion’s pads – dirt, grime, pebbles, chemicals can get caught that can infect his paws. You may also need to clip your dog’s nails on a regular basis. Nails should be trimmed every month, especially if your dog has a hard time walking.
Bathing: Different breeds require varying bath frequency. You can consult your Vet, an online source or a local pet grooming shop if you’re not sure how many times you should bath your dog. When bathing your pet, make sure that you brush away dead hairs first to clear all the mats in his coat. Soak your pet in warm water. Apply a pet shampoo in small amounts. Target areas are the eyes, ears, rectum, toes and under the chin. Avoid getting soapy water in his eyes and ears. You also have an option to apply coat conditioner after bathing.
#4. VET VISITS: It is recommended that you take your dog for an annual examination to the veterinary clinic. Your veterinarian can check your dog for illnesses you may not be aware of and assess his overall health. A heartworm blood test is suggested every year. Veterinarians will also check your dog for any worm infestations and will prescribe correct medication to eradicate any problem they may have with these parasites.The veterinarian can also give you advice about external parasite control. New methods for flea and tick management are always coming out. Discuss the best options for your dog with the veterinarian.
#5. TRAINING: Your dog needs guidelines to be a ‘socialized’ dog and obedience lessons will help you set those guidelines for him.
Who should train your dog? Well, you of course! But you’ll need to be trained to train your dog. That’s what effective obedience training classes do – train the owner in the correct techniques to train their dogs.
There are many dog trainers around and you need to be aware of what you want from the sessions.
Trainers and/or training books and videos can be found online, through word of mouth, the yellow pages, recommendations from your veterinarian or the humane society.

Batman – The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises is an upcoming 2012 American superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brotherJonathan Nolan and the story with David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the third installment in Nolan’s Batmanfilm series, and is a sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008). The Dark Knight Rises is intended to be the conclusion of the series. Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman reprise their roles from Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. The film takes place eight years after the events of The Dark Knight and introduces the characters of Selina Kyle and Bane—portrayed by Anne Hathawayand Tom Hardy, respectively.

Nolan was initially hesitant about returning to the series for a second time, but agreed to come back after developing a story with his brother Jonathan and David S. Goyer that he felt would conclude the series on a satisfactory note. Filming took place in various locations, including locations in Jodhpur, London, Nottingham, Glasgow, Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey, and Pittsburgh. Nolan utilized IMAX cameras for much of the filming to optimize the quality of the picture. As with The Dark Knight, viral marketing campaigns began early during production to help promote the upcoming film. When filming concluded, Warner Bros. refocused its campaign; developing promotional websites, releasing the first six minutes of the film and theatrical trailers, and sending random pieces of information regarding the film’s plot to various companies. The Dark Knight Rises is scheduled for release in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada on July 20, 2012.

Premise

Having assumed responsibility for the crimes of District Attorney Harvey Dent in order to protect his reputation, Batman is chased into exile by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, the appearance of the mysterious Selina Kyle sets in motion a chain of events culminating in the arrival of Bane, a ruthless terrorist with plans to destroy Gotham City. With the future of the city at stake, Batman must emerge from his exile and confront Bane to bring about an end to his reign of terror.

 

Vishwaroopam

Vishwaroopam is an upcoming Tamil-Hindi bilingual spy thriller film written, directed and co-produced by Kamal Haasan that features himself in the lead role. The film, also has Pooja Kumar, Rahul Bose, Andrea Jeremiah and Jaideep Ahlawat in supporting roles. The soundtrack is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, with lyrics by Vairamuthu for the Tamil and Javed Akhtar for the Hindi versions respectively. The film was shot with the same cast in both languages simultaneously, and is titled in Hindi as Vishwaroop.

Development of the project commenced after the release of Kamal’s Manmadhan Ambu, and several of the crew were imported from Hollywood. The direction department was taken over by Kamal Haasan from Selvaraghavan, and reports indicating a comparison with Hollywood films surfaced during the production. The initially estimated budget was around INR150 crore (US$29.93 million), making it one of the most expensive Indian films. Due to delays, casting took a relatively long period of time, with several of the original cast dropping out of the project. The film was shot extensively overseas, in countries including the United States and Canada, while domestic locations included Chennai and Mumbai.

Cast

  • Kamal Hassan as Vishwanathan
  • Pooja Kumar as Dr. Nirupama
  • Andrea Jeremiah
  • Rahul Bose
  • Jaideep Ahlawat
  • Samrat Chakrabarti
  • Zarina Wahab
  • Nassar
  • Shekhar Kapur in a special appearance

The makers of the film were trying to complete the film so it can be a part of the competitive section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.  Cannes bent its rules for Kamal Haasan to accommodate his film. A special screening of the film was arranged for Hollywood-based producer Barrie M. Osborne and make-up artist Michael Westmore.  Before release, it was reported to have been split into two parts, with each one having a separate release. The first look poster and a teaser of the film were released on May Day 2012 as part of the film’s marketing process. The poster consisted of Kamal wearing a green khaki jacket, with a flying pigeon and a skyline of a city consisting of several skyscrapers in the background. Snippets from the film were unveiled during the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) weekend and awards in Singapore in June 2012, as the actor-director screened excerpts from the film, attracting critical acclaim.  He also went on to reveal the synopsis of the film, mentioning that a sequel was already planned and several sequences had already been shot featuring Andrea Jeremiah in a more prominent role.  An one minute trailer was released at the award ceremony, which also saw Kamal Haasan, Pooja Kumar and Andrea all take part in a press conference.

A good reference is all you need!

Seeking a job is not that easy when you come to know that all competitors are wiser than you (I mean the degree they hold). We’ll work and pay four or more years to get a degree, mainly to qualify us for a GOOD job. What if i tell you, you could work for 4-6 months and get paid for it and finally end up with a paper that is more powerful than a DIPLOMA?? You can! It’s called as the “reference”. Basically it’s not a record about where you worked what you did. It’s a personally written letter or a call from your ex-boss to your potential new boss. A good reference is all what you need to ace all you competitors in the interview, and this applies only if you have worked earlier!

Let me illustrate you an example of how a reference works:

A woman of age 20 by the name Jean McWillis was hired by Mr.Williams for his company. Her husband was a freshman at the Idaho estate and she was the soul support for her family. The women ran the entire office operation of the cleaning company, so she had five bosses. She tackled every job with radiance, on the run and Mr.Williams really appreciated that. He treated her well and paid her well. Her husband now had his degree and they were moving to the Salt Lake City where he’d be going for his master’s and this women was his soul support. One afternoon Mr.Williams got a phone call from dry-cleaner/laundry where she’d applied for a $1.65 an hour job. He asked her why she was taking that job while she has ten times the ability. “Jobs are scarce, I mean zero right now. Will, I don’t even have a degree to flash so I’m willing to take anything to work and earn”. He asked Jean what the best job she’d applied for was. Administrative Assistant, was her reply, for the top executive of the national media corporation in a nice office downtown. It paid 4 times what the laundry did. “I’d never get that job. There’s a line of college graduates with qualifications that you won’t believe.” Mr.Williams said “Give me the phone number”. She did. And Will immediately called the giant corporation and went through three secretaries to get to the head honcho. “Mr.Smith, I’m John Williams (he introduced himself in two lines). You’ve had Jean McWillis apply for the position of Administrative assistant? Well Mr.Smith if you ignore her you’d be passing one of the best people who’s been through your door in the past twenty years. This woman did all my payroll, accounting and PR, collections and whole lotta other stuffs. If you don’t hire her you’ll be making a biggest mistake of your career” he said. Within minutes Mr.Smith hired her.

This is how a good reference works. When a candidate plops the reference letter down on a prospective boss’s table, he/she is going to be hard to out do with looks and other diplomas. A good reference is the best part of a portfolio. Bosses really believe other bosses and references are one way they really help each other -and you- out

Winning over your Boss! – What this category is all about?

There might be infinite possible influences on whether you lead a fulfilled and a happy life. suppose if you boil it down and filter narrowly you’d end up with four biggies:

1.Who you marry or choose as your life partner

2.Your Health

3.Your code of ethics

4.Your job/career

If all four of these are pretty good then you can assuredly say that your life is fulfilled. On the contrary if one is lacking to be up to the mark then, it will surely have a grave affect on the rest of the three. By the way, you can realize this truth by negating one of the four and see whether you can excel in rest of the three. Obviously you can’t. Now I’m gonna concentrate only on number 4.

Job/career satisfaction also has infinite possible influences of which you can find that only 3 of them are core influences. And they are basically WHAT YOU DO? and then HOW WELL YOU DO? and finally FOR WHOM YOU DO IT FOR (THE BOSS)?. The same “All or None” principle can be applied here. This category of my blog is gonna handle THE BOSS ANGLE. I’m gonna give you some WOW secrets, solutions and savvy so that you’ll know all the whats whens hows and whys of WINNING OVER YOUR BOSS.

Actually I’ve also taken the reference of the Book “HOW TO BE A FAVORITE WITH YOUR BOSS?” penned by DON ASLETT an American businessman.

So, I would blog one topic per day, on a daily basis. I’m sure that it will help you out in being an apple of your boss’s eye!!

 

Heart melting story!!

There was once a guy who suffered from cancer… a cancer that can’t be treated. He was 18 years old and he could die anytime. All his life, he was stuck in his house being cared by his mother. He never went outside but he was sick of staying home and wanted to go out for once.
So he asked his mother and she gave him permission. He walked down his block and found a lot of stores.
He passed a CD store and looked through the front door for a second as he walked. He stopped and went back to look into the store. He saw a young girl about his age and he knew it was love at first sight. He opened the door and walked in, not looking at anything else but her. He walked closer and closer until he was finally at the front desk where she sat.
She looked up and asked “Can I help you?” She smiled and he thought it was the most beautiful smile he has ever seen before and wanted to kiss her right there.
He said “Uh… Yeah… Umm… I would like to buy a CD.” He picked one out and gave her money for it.
“Would you like me to wrap it for you?” she asked, smiling her cute smile again.
He nodded and she went to the back.
She came back with the wrapped CD and gave it to him. He took it and walked out of the store. He went home and from then on, he went to that store everyday and bought a CD, and she wrapped it for him. He took the CD home and put it in his closet. He was still too shy to ask her out and he really wanted to but he couldn’t. His mother found out about this and told him to just ask her.
So the next day, he took all his courage and went to the store. He bought a CD like he did everyday and once again she went to the back of the store and came back with it wrapped. He took it and when she wasn’t looking, he left his phone number on the desk and ran out…
A few days passed…..
RRRIIINNNGGG!!!
The mother picked up the phone and said, “Hello!!”
It was the girl!!! She asked for the boy and the mother started to cry and said, “You don’t know? He passed away yesterday… “
The line was quiet except for the cries of the boy’s mother.
Later in the day. the mother went into the boy’s room because she wanted to remember him. She thought she would start by looking at his clothes. So she opened the closet. She was face to face with piles and piles and piles of unopened CDs. She was surprised to find all those CDs and she picked one up and sat down on the bed and she started to open one.
Inside, there was a CD and as she took it out of the wrapper, out fell a piece of paper. The mother picked it up and started to read it.
It said: Hi… I think U R really cute. Do u wanna go out with me? Love, Jacelyn The mother opened another CD…
Again there was a piece of paper. It said: Hi… I think U R really cute. Do u wanna go out with me? Love, Jacelyn
 Love is… when you’ve had a huge fight but then decide to put aside your egos, hold hands and say, “I Love You . . . “

Android – Jelly Bean

The next desert from Google for the New Year will be ‘Jelly Bean’, the next version of Android. Android 5 is expected to have some game changing features like full chrome browser, file manager, Android 5 lite for fast technology, user interface on/off toggles and better keyboard, power efficiency and theme options. The release date on this new OS is not disclosed yet.