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Today We Picked 10 Ticks Off Our Harrier, Braxton!

by Anura Guruge


Yes, that is ‘Braxton’ our 7.5-year old Harrier. Yes, basically a bigger beagle. A British hunting dog.
Notice that unlike a Beagle he has no black.


If you count the ticks in the bowl it only comes to 9. I know. But, I picked one, straight from his nose before I brought him into the house. I needed help to remove the rest. Deanna picked the 9 above. She has better nails.

This is crazy. Early in the season & I did NOT take him in the woods. He walked on the road — albeit a dirt road.

Yes, we do spray stuff on them. Nothing seems to work & trust we we have tried so many things. Last night I ordered ‘K9 advantix II‘ from Amazon. That should be here by mid-week.


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Your Quintessential 4-Legged Harrier — Tired From A 3.5 Mile Run.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. With a Sony a7 II.


Just saying ‘Aaahhh’ will suffice.

His name is ‘Braxton‘, he was a rescue and he is 5-years old.

Loves to run but it wears him out. Has to have his rest in the afternoon.


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I, April 2, 2016, With Sequin Hat, Cute Puppy & Big Dog.

by Anura Guruge


I did NOT take these pictures.
They were taken with my Panasonic Lumix LX100.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.






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Puppy Rescue Van Crash In Portsmouth, N.H. — Kind Of Close To Home.

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>> Braxton at play.
>> Getting Braxton.
>> Method to my madness.

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Click to access WMUR news report of puppy rescue van overturn from May 28, 2015.


The van that Braxton came in — to Kittery, Maine, just north of Portsmouth, NH.


Different outfits BUT we got Braxton (who we thought was a Beagle but has proved to be a Harrier) from a rescue van, in Kittery, Maine — just north of Portsmouth, N.H.

Yes, as far as we can tell, there are numerous such vans making the trek north, with rescue animals from the south, weekly. Yes, it is ‘big’ business — though it is worthwhile. We would not have got Braxton IF not for a rescue service like that.

The accident would have been ADDED trauma for the animals, especially the dogs. It took Braxton a YEAR to recover from being a rescue dog who had spent much of his life in a crate — and he, like all our dogs, was pampered and spoilt once we got our hands on him. So I feel bad for these animals. Shame.

Kind of upset me. 


Amazon’s Product Return System Is Temporarily Not Working! But, You Can Get Them To Call You To Handle Return, In This Case A PetSafe Wireless Pet Containment System.

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Anura Guruge


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I don’t even want to talk about it right now, I am so mad. Another $200+ item, highly rated, that proved to be a total failure. I just don’t believe it. It was a wireless Pet Containment System for Maya to keep her in our yard during the Summer – the ‘PetSafe Wireless Pet Containment System, PIF-300‘. We installed last week, I even going to the trouble of fabricating a bracket to have it wall mounted, out of the way, in our utility room.

It sure works — no question about that. The problem is the false warnings to the dog — the audible beep that tells the dog that it is getting close to the boundary. Our collar was beeping even in the house! It was driving Maya nuts because she couldn’t figure out what to do. Deanna, who wanted a containment system, tried every possible setting: ‘Hi’, ‘Low’, the distance setting from 4 to 8. Still INTERMITTENT false audible alarms in the house and also outside. For me it was the false alarms inside the house that was the killer. That is not fair on the dog — and I have had invisible fences in the past.

The instruction book does talk about false alarms in the house! Yes, of course, Deanna did all the suggested rectification steps and the damn thing would still beep while Deanna is holding it in her hand! That was it. It was going back.

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As I have mentioned before, I do the ordering, Deanna handles all returns (irrespective of vendor) — in the case of Amazon logging into my account to do so.

She tried to process the return yesterday. Right at the end, when they are supposed to print a copy of the ‘return authorization’ the Amazon Web site would croak. She tried a number of times — hampered somewhat by the 6 hour TDS outage we suffered. Still no luck.

She tried again this morning. Her computer has a mind of its own. So, I tried it from my computer. Same result, which was this:

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Not a problem. Given my very long, very involved, intimate relationship with Amazon I know how to get them to call me. I had them calling me within the minute.

Yes, they handled the return right then and there on the phone and arranged for an UPS pickup tomorrow. They even sent me all the ‘slips’ by e-mail, though I don’t have to do anything. Was pretty painless. Took less than 5 minutes — though I handled the return with Deanna standing at my elbow telling me what to say.

So just a heads up. If you get this error message when trying to return something to Amazon just get them to call you. Then Bob really is your uncle.