Hug of The Day... to Bob Bamberg... at HubPages

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This hubber is from Southeastern, Massachusetts. (I spent my sixteenth summer in this area, such a beautiful place to live or visit!)

In a career spanning three decades, this hubber enjoyed selling pet food and pet supplies at retail feed and grain stores, including his own store, in southeastern Massachusetts, until retiring in 2011. Before buying his own feed and grain store, he and his wife brought his pet education program to schools and libraries throughout the region, and served as a volunteer educator at a local AZA accredited zoo.

His newspaper column, dealing with pet health, nutrition, behavior, regulation and advocacy, appears bi-weekly in daily and weekly newspapers in southeastern Massachusetts. He also enjoys cooking, listening to talk radio, watching political news programs and is a diehard Red Sox fan. He and his wife are the parents of four children and the grandparents of one grandson.

Pet lovers will especially love this writers articles that cover so much on cats and dogs and with his personal experience you can trust his advice. His animal hubs are so many and varied I will highlight most of those not cat or dog related. For you animal lovers, you are going to have a field day!

So please fellow hubbers; help me give a big and warm hug to the 2014 first Hug of The Day (and the year)...to Bob Bamberg!

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by Jackie Lynnley@hubpages (88/77)


Lets go back here to a beloved time in history with none of today's luxuries. I can only imagine Boston before traffic and big business! It had to be so wonderful.
Lets go back here to a beloved time in history with none of today's luxuries. I can only imagine Boston before traffic and big business! It had to be so wonderful. | Source

Back to the Fifties Tonight

Those were the days my friend

Ah, go back with Bob to his childhood days in Boston and see the horse drawn wagons of fruits and vegetables, see him and his friends carrying ice water to the road crews and the summer carnival with hot dogs and cotton candy! No phone calls to friends; just after-supper shouts of “Red rover, red rover, send Johnny right over”… “Tag, you’re it”…“Oley oley in free”

 There are numerous great things about National Forests besides their beauty!
There are numerous great things about National Forests besides their beauty! | Source

National Park in Autumn

National Forests

Whether you enjoy biking, hiking, horseback riding, using motorized trails, sleeping under the stars, watching birds, painting or taking pictures, there’s a national forest or grassland near you for you to enjoy and not only are they for our entertainment but they bring business and jobs to local communities!

Germ city

Take care to wipe out that nasty, multiplying  world we cannot see but that can have devastating effects on us!
Take care to wipe out that nasty, multiplying world we cannot see but that can have devastating effects on us! | Source

All the Ways to Pick up Germs

Germs

Oh, the 101 ways to pick up germs! There is much more to it than meets the eye. He reminds us of what we really deep down know and that if everyone practiced frequent hand washing, we could greatly reduce spread of harmful bacteria and viruses, therefore increasing general health of everyone!

Mouse in the house.

Did you know what horrors these little cuties can leave behind? You really should find out for you and those you love!
Did you know what horrors these little cuties can leave behind? You really should find out for you and those you love! | Source

Ouch

They look cute but carry a disease that enters the body through cuts and scratches, through the mucous membranes of eyes, nose and mouth; sometimes causing no symptoms, but usually cause many nasty symptoms that can be mistaken for other diseases. Untreated, it can lead to meningitis or liver or kidney failure.

Fly; fly away, fly away home

Help look out for our feathered friends! Never take anything for granted but find out the facts.
Help look out for our feathered friends! Never take anything for granted but find out the facts. | Source

Do Not Feed

There are wildlife that it is OK to feed and those that are not. Get to know which is which and how you may be putting many in danger thinking you are doing a good thing for them when all you are truly doing is putting these beauties at risk of injury or death.

Aging gracefully. Is this too much Bob? I just thought it was so funny and I was sure you would think so too! A bird with no teeth? Hahaha
Aging gracefully. Is this too much Bob? I just thought it was so funny and I was sure you would think so too! A bird with no teeth? Hahaha | Source

Down memory lane

Bob takes us back again to some of his earlier days of how it was then compared to how it is now. How many years since his first color TV? All those years ago quitting cigarettes when they were 72 cents a pack; seeing his son heading for middle age! He shares with us how he is managing somehow to grow old gracefully.

Bird of another color

We must protect those innocent things in this world that have no idea how to protect themselves from greedy murderers with no heart for love of the world of animals and wildlife.
We must protect those innocent things in this world that have no idea how to protect themselves from greedy murderers with no heart for love of the world of animals and wildlife. | Source

CITES

Bob teaches us about an agreement that provides varying degrees of protection to more than 5,000 species of animals and 29,000 species of plants, whether they are traded as live specimens, fur coats or dried herbs. He informs us four tons of African ivory were seized by authorities in Hong Kong in October, 2012 worth $3.4 million dollars and seven people arrested.

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Good 'hug' Jackie. Another deserving winner. I have to check him out soon.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Good Morning, Jackie,

Wow, what an interesting hubber you have chosen for the first "Hug of the Day" and year of 2014! Bob is certainly deserving of a "Hug" and I look forward to reading all of his fascinating work. What a variety of hugs he has written on such interesting topics. Your "Hug" is so well-presented and written. Bravo ... I may just have to turn over the "Hug" giving solely to you this year since you are so great at it in both choosing the "Hug" recipient and writing the "Hugs" due to my schedule.

Of course had to vote up and across and sharing

Going to follow Bob now!

Have a great day. I am off to work.

Hugs, Faith Reaper


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btrbell 2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Thank you, Jackie, for introducing another great hubber! I look forward to reading his hubs! Up+ Happy New Year!


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

There are so many great writers on HP who I do not know. That's one of the benefits of this series; the other is to witness the support and love you give to my fellow writers. Well done my friend.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you John, pleased to have your support and following.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thanks Faith, pleased he is another you approve of. Sorry you might be too busy to do more; I certainly couldn't blame you as it does appear to bring our scores down here for whatever reason. It is just something I enjoy doing and feel so good about seeing such deserving people increase in followers and their profile scores usually shooting up. Getting harder to keep up with them as the numbers grow so I may delete some earlier ones since the purpose has been served and we don't completely fill the hublove page! lol


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

What an amazing hub; I loved it and so well presented.

I have to vote up, across and share all around.

Have a wonderful day.

Eddy.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you so much billy, it is really for you and I and ones like us who want to find these good writers as much as for the "hug". Pleased you approve and support me.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you so much Randi and Happy New Year to you too!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Eddy I so appreciate the share to let as many as possible get to know Bob. Thank you so very much!


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lifegate 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Hi Jackie,

You're on a roll finding all these good hubbers! Another one I'll have to check out. Thanks for the heads up.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Bill, this guy has lived a very interesting and fulfilling life so far it seems and it will be interesting to read more of his hubs. Glad you agree.


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ExpectGreatThings 2 years ago from Illinois

I love, love, love that you do these! This is very well written and a great sell for Bob :) Thanks for introducing us to him! May you have a blessed 2014! - Ginger


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Ginger, I appreciate the encouragement! You are welcome and happy new year to you too.


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Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

A Happy New Year to you Jackie, and thank you for bringing another fine Hubber to our attention through yours and Faith's seemingly ubiquitous ' Hug ' series, which are never a disappointment and always informative, signposting educational, engrossing and fun articles written by some remarkable ladies and gents. I like animals, so anyone who cares for them certainly goes up in my humble estimation, and look forward to what Bob Bamberg has to say in his articles.

Thank you, and sending warm wishes for a pleasant evening;

Yours Sincerely,

R.Q.


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craiglyn 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Love your first hug of the new year Jackie. I have already read one of his hubs and will go back for more. Big hugs for you. :) Lynda


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

R.Q. thank you kindly for all your complimentary words and praise. I do think you will enjoy his writings very much!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Hugs back to you Lynda and it is so nice of you to return the favor to boost this fine writer. Thank you!


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

Jackie the first is just as good as the last ..only problem this hubber is in Patriot Nation.. and I'm in Jet Nation.. rivals!!! also he is in Red Sox Nation and I am in Met Nation :( two strikes... I can go on.. Bruins he Rangers me Celtics he and Knicks me.. so he'll understand why I won't hug him but I will congratulate him...:)


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Aw, well I hate that Frank but while you are congratulating you could check out some good hubs. If you have pets he can give much good advice. Believe me I am not gonna read about the Celtics or the Knicks! lol Bet you would love reading about the 60's in Boston? Thanks for coming by, I appreciate it.


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CyberShelley 2 years ago

Excellent, beautiful and inspiring hub, glad I read your wonderful work. Up, awesome, interesting and beautiful.


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Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

What a beautiful hub, I have shared two images on Pinterest .


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

CyberShelley, thank you so much, pleased you like it and I hope the recipient will agree with you! Thank you.


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Bob Bamberg 2 years ago from Southeastern Massachusetts

Jackie, I'm almost speechless! Notice I said "almost." Me being at a loss for words just ain't gonna happen.

It's an impressive series you've created, and I'm so proud to be your first Hug Of The Day for 2014! It's a humbling experience, I'll tell you, and I'm mindful of the responsibility that comes with it.

What works for me is a combination of science, common sense and humor...and it seems to be popular with readers. It sure caught your attention, and I'm so pleased that it did.

While it's nice to earn accolades from the HubPages staff upon reaching certain milestones, nothing compares to, and compliments like, accolades from fellow writers. You've honored me with what is likely the highest accolade a writer on this site could ask for.

Grammies, Emmies and Academy Awards are so valuable to recipients because they're awarded by colleagues, and your Hug Of The Day is in that spirit.

I now have my marching orders. I'll work hard to write hubs that keep the promises you've made, and will try my hardest to continue to inform and entertain through quality, well-researched hubs that just might leave one with a smile on their face.

Thank you, again, so much, for the recognition you've afforded me.

Warmest regards,

Bob Bamberg


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Wow Bob, I am so pleased that you are pleased! This will no doubt bring you more followers and a higher profile score for it always does and in fact most are above me now for I am not known for playing by the rules for a high score either! lol What it will do for those who read you though; I am sure, will be a great satisfaction finding a gold nugget that has been hidden away until now! I truly hope when you get busy writing though you will bring us some more stories of your youth which can be a good many years of things that will interest us greatly and let us get to know you like family!

Again, thanks so much for appreciating our "hug" for you!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Nadine, thank you. I really don't understand the photo shares but hopefully it shares the hug too which is absolutely great. Thank you!


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

Great hug, Jackie. I am now following him!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thanks so much Flourish anyway! Sure you will enjoy!


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b. Malin 2 years ago

What a neat idea Jackie...I've been away, but now I am back. I rushed over to see what everyone is Hubbing about. Of course I'm Never disappointed when I come here. Bob sounds so Interesting, I will check him out.

A very Happy & Healthy 2014 to you!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Hey girl, we have missed you! Great to have you back! I think you will like Bob, he is a very interesting writer! Thank you.


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

Hi Jackie, Bob sounds like a wonderful hubber to start the new with your Hug of the Day! I am definitely going over to introduce myself! great hub as always! nell


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Nell, really is great as you can probably tell from above here! I love his childhood stories but you know me, I am really into that! Can't wait to give you the shock that I got yesterday, mailed it to ya!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and interesting. Fascinating hug of the day. I'll hop over and check out Bob's profile. Thanks for sharing. Hope you and your family are having a great start to the New Year.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

We are Gypsy and hope you are too! Please do go see Bob, you will be glad you did. Thank you!


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Bob brings a lot of experience to us. Not only did the Bostonians like the Red Sox, all New England did. When I grew up, my friend, Johhnie Tracy and I watched every Red Sox game. We were die hard fans in Maine.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Well great Deb, I bet he has some interesting reads about that and if he doesn't just tell him you want some...that's what I do! lol


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RNMSN 2 years ago from Tucson, Az

I agree with Bob Jackie what a wonderful series!! way to go and absolutely I agree with everyone here, what a great choice for hug of the day!! excellent choice!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

RSMSN - Thank you, so glad you learned of the "hug" and glad too that you agree with this choice! Please check back for the next one too.


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teaches12345 2 years ago

Thanks for introducing us to another great hubpage writer!


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you teaches for checking him out!


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Incredible photos and you have introduced another great talent will have to stop by at his hubs. Thank you for this well shared hub.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Devika for always stopping by to check out the hugs! I know you will enjoy his writing.


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you John. I don't quite recall those days, but I wish I did...it sounds wonderful! Thanks so much for stopping by.


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Venkatachari M 22 months ago from Hyderabad, India

It's so awesome a hug. Highlighting the talents of a hubber with a good selection of his works and beautiful pictures. Thanks for introducing him to us.


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Jackie Lynnley 22 months ago from The Beautiful South Author

Thank you Venkatachari and I hope you will enjoy some of his fantastic stories!


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MsDora 21 months ago from The Caribbean

Missed this the first time. Such a beautiful, warm portrait of Bob. Will visit him this time. Thanks for the intro.


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Jackie Lynnley 21 months ago from The Beautiful South Author

He has some great reading Dora; glad you found it!


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mary615 16 months ago from Florida

Bob and I have been friends here for a long time. I'm glad to follow him and try not to miss any of his Hubs!

Sorry I missed this one before!


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Jackie Lynnley 16 months ago from The Beautiful South Author

Glad you found it too Mary. Quite a few have viewed this; he must have a lot of friends out there!


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Bob Bamberg 16 months ago from Southeastern Massachusetts

Thank you for the kind words, ladies...Mary, nice to see you...Jackie, Mary, Baby and I have been friends here for a long time :)


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Jackie Lynnley 16 months ago from The Beautiful South Author

Glad to hear that Bob. Don't know if you are sharing this with your friends or what the reason, this hug has the most views of all my hugs!

I put some new pics and I love the age gracefully one! Did you notice?

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