October 8th 2010 7:09 am
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This morning as we were making the usual rounds of our village stroll, we kept hearing sounds like things were falling through the trees.
So under one of the many tree canopies that we walk under, growlmy looked up, while I snuffled in the brush, nearby...clunk, click, OUCH!
Those trees are dangerous!!
All the oak trees are dumping their load of nuts in a nut storm...and it isn't even windy.
Growlmy should have worn pawppy's hard hat!
An umbrella would not have been so useful...those acorns come down so hard that they do make quite a thud when they hit the ground! I think they would just crash through an umbrella!
Perish the thought of what will be the experience of someone walking under a walnut tree! One of those large heavy globes fell on growlmy's car once and left a dent! Better than a cracked windshield, I suppose!
Speaking of nuts...while the oaks seem to have a truly large crop of acorns, the walnuts in our yard hardly have any!
When growlmy was a little girl, the oak tree in their yard had so many acorns that they could hardly clean them all up, even with the help od squirrels. It was a very hard winter after that! Hope all our current nut crops are not an indication or prophecy of that!
Our local squirrels will be busy fur sure, and that means I will have lots of patrolling to do...
This was in our local news station...growlmy thought it was furry interesting, seeing that her sister has one of those devices.
A great way to do recycling!
PACEMAKER IMPLANTS HELP POOCHES LIVE LONGER LIVES
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - More dogs with heart ailments are living longer lives through technology once reserved for their human masters.
Oregon State University professor of cardiovascular medicine David Sisson (SIHS-ehn) says pacemaker implants in dogs have risen from 100 to 200 implants a year in the 1990s to 300 to 500 a year today.
Nearly all pacemakers used in dogs and other animals such as cats and horses are donated by medical device makers that are disposing of pacemakers deemed unsuitable for humans because of ebbing battery life.
The devices are worth $5,000 to $10,000 and are funneled to a clearinghouse that sells the devices to veterinarians for about $500.
Purdue University Dr. Henry Green is one of about 200 U.S. veterinary cardiologists who perform the implants.
I think that is furry clever!
And my pawppy is a Purdue graduate...must be a smart peeps place!
Those nuts are dangerous! Be careful. The pacemaker sounds like a good idea, hope the pups that need them are able to get them!
Be careful out there, MJF and Growlmy!!
Good luck on the squirrel patrols! That's nice more pups have the opportunity of gettin' pacemakers.
It was windy here and the one tree attacked me with things falling from it - not cool tree!