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!
by Jackie Lynnley@hubpages (88/77)
Back to the Fifties Tonight
Lost in the 50's tonight
- Echoes & Vapors Of A Baby Boomer's Childhood
Growing up in the 50's and early 60's, we didn't realize how tough we had it. Imagine, no Internet, cell phones, video games or microwave popcorn. Hell, we didn't even have microwave ovens! Suffer along with this baby boomer as he recalls his deprive
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”
National Park in Autumn
More than meets the eye
- The Benefits Of America's National Forests
To some, the term "national forest" evokes images of inaccessible lands with restricted public access. To the contrary, you're likely to be within 100 miles of one and the welcome mat is out.
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!
All the Ways to Pick up Germs
Germs on your hands
- Handwashing: An Ounce of Prevention
Bacteria and viruses cause us to suffer upper respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms, among other problems. Learn how simple hand washing can save us a lot of grief.
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.
Need to know read!
- The Problem With A Mouse In The House
Mice in your house can cause serious illness and damage. Learn a little mouse science and of some ways to deal with the problem.
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
- Woodland Creatures In The Yard
Woodland creatures are showing up in suburban, and even urban, backyards more and more as we continue to encroach upon their habitats. While interesting to observe, you'll learn that the situation is fraught with dangers.
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.
- Fighting Mother Nature and Father Time
They say that age is a state of mind, and now that I've got some age on me, I believe it. Some people my age act like old codgers, others act like seasoned middle agers. The physical and emotional "ravages of time" don't have to be ravages at all. He
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
- Tracking The Word Wide Trade In Animals
It would be a monumental task for an agency trying to control the worldwide trade in animals and plants, so there is no such agency. There is, however, an Agreement between nations to voluntarily comply with the Convention known as CITES. Here it is
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.
Very first Hug!
- Hug of The Day...Very 1st Hug to Clara Kish on HubPages
This is the first "Hug of the Day" and could not go to a more deserving person! In her 80's and here at HubPages serving God with her writings. There is no one here like her & she deserves a big hug!