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Vacation for your dog? New danger, Friday Toy Memory

When you go on vacation, what do you do with the family pet? Here's a new idea. 


When you travel and have to leave your dog behind, you can call a kennel, hire a pet sitter – or find him a new friend online. The website DogVacay is now available throughout the United States and Canada. The site lets pet owners look up hosts in the area who will care for a dog in their own homes, giving a pet the food, exercise and attention you would give if you stayed home – sort of a doggy version of couch-surfing, for an average price of $25 to $30 a day. Hosts are checked out and interviewed by DogVacay and every owner and dog is encouraged to meet the host. DogVacay takes credit cards for payment when reservations are made, then pays the hosts.

I read this story about kids eating detergent...Read on.

Doctors Report Rise In Kids Eating Detergent Packs
Miniature laundry detergent packets arrived on store shelves in recent months as an alternative to bulky bottles and messy spills. But doctors across the country say children are confusing the tiny, brightly colored packets with candy and swallowing them. Nearly 250 cases have been reported this year to poison control centers. Doctors say the symptoms they see in connection with ingesting the packets – such as nausea and breathing problems – are more severe than typical detergent poisoning. No deaths have been reported. Tide, Purex and other detergent manufacturers introduced different versions of the packets earlier this year. The lightweight, colorfully swirled plastic packets contain a single-use amount of detergent that dissolves in water. They’re intended to be dropped into a laundry machine in place of liquid or powder detergent.

Friday Toy Memory: Friday Night Movie Nights with Popcorn. I also remember watching my mom making popcorn with our Hamilton Beach Popcorn popper. I always thought it looked a little space age. Ours was that Groovy 70's avocado green!! We'd either use Jiffy Pop, which was always so cool to watch or we'd use this==============>>>

I saw this blog that seems to be largely dedicated to Jiffy Pop and all things Jiffy Pop. See it here.

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05/25/2012 7:17AM
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