Monthly Archives: March 2010
Hello! If you’re wondering about my breed, the Beagle, I am a curious, loving breed. If you’re looking for a friendly lap dog, I’m your perfect match! I love lots of attention, and I’ll let you pet me and cuddle as long as you like! I’m not used to playing a lot, but hopefully it’s something you can help me learn to enjoy! I am looking for a home without small children, but I am happy to live with kids over age 9. I am very gentle and affectionate towards older children. I also prefer to be the only dog in the house. A fenced yard would be perfect for me. I need an experienced owner who is willing to do some training with me, although I am mostly housebroken. So, if you’re looking for lap dog, I’m your match! I would love to get to know you better! Please visit Animal Friends to inquire about me!
Throttle Gals Magazine Rumbles to Life Featuring Gearhead Gals
Mass. Tattoo & Art Festival. by Angela Arpin, images by Jolene Perry
At first glance, I may look exactly like the little dog that you have been waiting to find. Take a closer look, and you will discover that I am a survivor of the commercial dog breeding industry. Experiencing a new world that is full of sights, sounds, and sensations can be overwhelming for me. Are you the one that can help me through my journey? I am looking for an extraordinary home. You are the family I am looking for if you: 1) have a quiet adult home with a social dog that can bond with me and help me learn 2) have great patience especially with housetraining and understand that I will need my own “safe haven” (a crate) 3) understand I may never learn to play and accept that I may never become a lap dog 4) are aware that I may have ongoing medical needs Animal Friends does not want to discourage individuals from offering their hearts and homes to a former commercial breeding facility dog in need. We simply want to educate prospective adopters of the potential challenges. Often the commitment of time, patience, training, and health care needs exceed the expectations of the average pet owner. If you choose to adopt one of these special dogs, you will watch them learn about living in a real home with a loving family. Contact Animal Friends for more info.
How Often should we work out?
Our good friend AFA certified Personal Trainer Rich Bready fills us in on how often we should be working out.
David Uhl’s fifth addition to his “Vintage Pin Up” series “The Liberator”.
Initial Spring Fire Up
When it’s time to bring your bike back out of storage and take it for that first spring ride start by putting your bike into first gear, disengage the clutch and push the bike back and forth a few times. This will insure the clutch is working properly and you won’t have to worry about the bike moving at initial start up. Make sure your battery is fully charged and place it back in the bike if you had it removed for charging, or just disconnect your quick connect battery charger. Remove and inspect spark plugs, change if needed. Clean out your air filter, you’d be surprised what can find it’s way in your air cleaner over the storage months. Inspect your tires, make sure you have plenty of “meat” left on them and check your air pressure, fill with air if needed. You can find your air pressure listed on your frame or in your service manual. Inspect your lighting (high and low beam and turn signals and brake light) and horn, make sure all is working properly. Start the engine and let it reach normal running temperature. Check all fluid levels and fill if needed. Be safe out there on the road. Drivers aren’t used to seeing motorcycles on the road and they are distracted themselves those first few warm days. It’s their first ride with the windows down, music playing loud and lets face it, cell phones…. Also pay attention to the debris still in the road, you’ll find a lot of sand and salt at intersections and on the side of the road still. Have fun and Be safe!