A Florida bicyclist had an unfortunate accident when he collided with a black bear. A Panama City man is recovering after colliding with a black bear while riding his bike to work. John Hearn said he saw something out of the corner of his eye early Thursday morning. The nearly 300-pound bear smacked him off his bicycle and then fled into some nearby woods. Passing motorists stopped to help Hearn, who sustained minor injuries. The back tire of his bike was also ripped off. Hearn, who bikes to work at Tyndall Air Force Base a few times a week, said he still plans to bike to work. Meanwhile, Florida's top expert on black bears calls the whole incident extremely unusual.
But in doing some quick research, the interaction between people and black bears is not that unusual in Florida. Maybe you should pack bear repellent in addition to your sun lotion next time you head to Florida.
Do you have a cat who likes to snuggle in bed... or meow n your ear at 5am .... or stare at you in the middle of the night? If any of these things ever happened to you, you will get a kick out of this Infographic about sleeping with cats. They call it --
Cat's like nothing more than finding a warm and snugly place to sleep - for them your bed provides all the necessary things to make their life a breeze. You can act as their pillow, their warmth provides, a leaning post - cat's love leaning! What's more when they're on or in your bed they have someone close by to play with and annoy, after all why should you sleep when they want to play or be fed!
Take a look at our infographic and you'll see that your bed may not be the peaceful place of rest and relaxation you hoped for! But, if you're a feline lover you'll put up with any annoyance just to have your little friend close by.
Here is a great article by Nathan Bernardo on traveling on a plane with your pet.
We decided to take a trip to San Diego leaving the cold weather to enjoy the California sun. We thought about leaving our 1 year old Jack Russell/ Dachshund with some family members but we knew we’d miss her too much. Besides, she’s part of our family now.
We began doing some research and were pleased to learn that Jet Blue Airways allows your small dog to travel in-cabin with you. We booked all 3 of our tickets and began preparing. We read Jet Blue Airways –JetPaws Travel Guide and here’s what we found.
-Dog’s have to remain in an approved pet carrier of a small size. (17″L x 12.5″W x 8.5″H)
-The combined weight of your dog and carrier should not exceed 20 lbs.
-There’s nonrefundable pet fee of $100 each way.
-Dog license, identification and tags
You should choose a good pet carrier.
The size of your carrier is the most important part. The airline requires a certain size; it needs to fit under the seat in front of you. Some carriers expand to ensure their flying experience is most comfortable. You can also look for carriers with a mesh or zipper feature so they can see or stick their heads out. Here are some airline approved pet carriersto choose from.
Vaccinations should be up to date.
Be sure to research your destination and comply with their vaccination requirements. Then, gather all your dog’s records and their license into a folder and be sure to have this readily available in case of any unforeseen problems.
Helpful Packing List:
Your dog should wear her collar the entire time with ID tags
Keep her leash close by
Snacks (for on the plane)
Food (for a meal or two, just in case you don’t stop right away)
Benadryl (You should talk to your veterinarian about this option)