A liberal that believes in facts.


July 2015

Is Irregardless a Word? by

Is Irregardless a Word? at

saurian:’s Word of the Day

Word of the Day – saurian: resembling a lizard. at

saxicoline:’s Word of the Day

Word of the Day – saxicoline: living or growing among rocks. at

accouterment:’s Word of the Day

Word of the Day – accouterment: personal clothing, accessories, etc. at

nabob:’s Word of the Day

Word of the Day – nabob: any very wealthy, influential, or powerful person. at

fumarole:’s Word of the Day

Word of the Day – fumarole: a hole in or near a volcano, from which vapor rises. at

scop:’s Word of the Day

Word of the Day – scop: an Old English bard or poet. at

Keep those Doggies Rollin’……Rawhide, Rawhide!

The Science Dog

I have always hoped that someday I would find a connection between the Blues Brothers and dog nutrition. That day has come.

Rawhide, Rawhide: A dog person cannot walk into a pet supply store (or their own grocery store, for that matter) without noticing the explosion in the number of dog chews, dental devices and edible bones that are available for sale today. Some of these are biscuit or extruded concoctions containing a mixture of ingredients, while others originate from cow skin (rawhide chews) or are the left-over body parts of a hapless food animal (pig/lamb ears, hooves, and bully sticks).

If you do not know what a bully stick is, ask your mother. Better yet, ask your father.

rawhide knots    Bully Sticks   Pig ears  Hooves

Even as the selection of these items has expanded, nutritional information about them is still glaringly absent. Since all of these products are intended to be chewed slowly so that pieces or the entire product will be gradually consumed by the dog, we should at least be informed…

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persiflage:’s Word of the Day

Word of the Day – persiflage: light, bantering talk or writing. at

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