A Montreal pooch who disappeared last year has miraculously turned up some 4,500 kilometres away in Kamloops, B.C.The black Labrador named Pollux, shown in a photo handed out by her Montreal owner, is afraid of the water and detests the rain, yet she took an adventurous turn upon fleeing through a gate mistakenly left open at her east-end Montreal home last September 20. The black Labrador named Pollux, a rescue dog who hated water and rain, bolted from the backyard during a soggy day in October 2013 and left her east-end Montreal home. Her owners believe she fled through an open gate. It’s unclear what sorts of adventures the littlest hobo had next. All they know is that she finally wound up just outside Kamloops, B.C. where she was found last month. “She went from the east side of town to the west side of the country”, joked Isabelle Robitaille from her Montreal home on Wednesday. How she got to B.C. remains a mystery. Details of the trip remain a secret to everyone but Pollux. “We don’t know”, said Robitaille, who has a number of theories about what happened. “And she can’t talk”.
A Long Walk
I went for a long walk that lasted more than a week. During my walk I stayed away from my computer, my cell phone, and anything else that would allow me to stay in contact with anyone. The only people I spoke with were people who were physically with me. At times I had no one around me. I found myself standing out in natural surroundings without any walls. I found myself facing something I could not seem to face after so many months of struggling to face it. I found myself facing me. I looked at my thoughts. I remembered what I had gone through. I thought about present, and I thought about future. I recalled two posts, one posted before I took my walk and one scheduled to post while I was on my walk. I realized something. It’s not me anymore. The man who had that fantasy was scarred and hurting, angry and bitter. In those negative emotions, he responded to a slight against him. He visited it in a fantasy world. In real life, he would never ever do something like what happened in that fantasy. But there was a world where he could visit and do something of that nature. There is a place where he could write it out and others could see it. Writing is my means of dealing with things that I struggle with in my life. It became that way when I shared my home with someone whom I could not openly speak with. I found a voice in the blogging world. That blog is now closed, and this blog came to exist shortly after that one closed. I do not have enough room or energy to describe what I went through in this post. I cannot describe what all I felt or all I thought. All I can say here for now is that I think I may have found a means to deal with the anger and bitterness I have been struggling with.
How to Spend your First Salary
The first salary is very important for everyone because it shows the value of the hardwork and the smartness. Recently, someone said that in some parts of the world, it’s necessary totake the whole first salary to your parents and allow them keep a part of it if they want and let them tell you how to spend the rest. We are not quite sure that the yougsters agree with this situation,therefore there are other ways to manage the situation. Do you want a simple way to spend your first salary? Divide it in three equal parts and then: Give some to the people you love. These people may be your mother, your father or your little brother. The greatest joy is when you spend your money with those who have given you everything; Give some money to those people you’ve ever ignored. Yes, those poor people who live near your street and sleep in a box. Or you can also choose to help an organization that takes care of helpless animals; Keep the rest of the money for yourself - It’s your prize.
But maybe you don’t like any of these options and then you can think about another ones. You may want to buy an object that can remember you about your first salary for a long time. A TV can be a good example. Or a pet. Or an advance for your first car. However, not everyone thinks about to spend the first salary in a useful manner. Some of the people choose to have a party with friends. There are also people that don’t want to have something substantial from their first salary. We are talking about those people who choose to do a crazy thing as an extreme sport. You might want to use your money for something but you’re just not quite sure. There’s possible that you will not want to keep them into a bank account just like others. So, after you’ve finished with your monthly expenses, you could start a fund. This will give you the resources when you want to do something spontanuous. Spontaneous occasions are the bonuses of life, so get ready for them! It may sound rather odd to plan for something spontaneous but it is the best way around for you to secure your future fun time.
However, you must be cautious because your first salary can get you into a ton of debt. Do you live with your parents? If so, you surely are accustomed to have no worries about your basic needs. So, you are free to spend your money on clothes, lunch with friends and things like that. And if you have a grandmother who helps you with money from time to time,you are the luckiest person. But things can change when you are a student and you have to cover all kind of costs like books and housing. Or maybe you need to buy a nice business suit to wear to interviews. Think about one thing:the way you choose to spend your first salary can influence your future behavior. This means that your first salary is the perfect opportunity to make an analysis of what contains the real life, lived without any help. There are some useful questions:
1. How much money do I need for food?
2. How much do I have to pay for power/water/internet?
3. Do I afford any of my pleasures,like skating?
4. How much money can I spend for clothes and hygiene?
5. Do I afford to pay a rent all by myself?
No matter how little or how much money you own, spending it wisely it’s always a good idea. The way you choose to spent your first salary talks a lot about your future as consumer. It’s ok wanting to buy something that you wish a lot but, for your own good, you must understand quickly that only few people can affort to buy something when and where they want. Shopping not only covers necessities but also can create addiction. Nowdays, we can easily meet people that admit buying unnecessary things just for the pleasure of shopping. We can also be one of them if we don’t see the limit between need and whim. Author bio: Andrew Doherty, manager of the bridging finance department for Vision Finance London. I love economics and life in general.
Found after 7 Years!
I have some rescue people who don't agree with me on this subject but lately all the cases of dogs being found after year or years missing only proves my point more do not keep found dogs! A women in Arkansas found a young Shih Tzu, 7 years ago. She kept the dog without turning it into the the authorities or having it scanned for a micro chip. The dog got out of the women's yard and was picked up by animal control who scanned the dog and found the chip leading back to the original owner from 7 years ago! The original owner wants his dog back and the women who found the dog is upset. The only thing I feel bad for is the dog. The poor dog has lived with the same person/family for 7 years and is now being up rooted. But at the same time if I were in the shoes of the people who lost the dog 7 years ago, I sure the hell would want my dog back. I don't understand why people keep dogs they find. Frustrates me to no end!
Rent a Car Safety
The rent-a-car companies in Bucharest and in the country are in a continuous competition and the difference between them is only given by the services supplied by each one, by the quality of the cars made available as well as by the promptness that each call is taken and delivered on time. Besides comfort, a respectable car rental Bucharest company that wishes to put itself on record or to maintain it, is also concerned with the safety that its clients' needs, not just with the delivery of the ordered goods. Therefore, in the car fleet made available you will find various other car helping items, meant to increase comfort and safety of any ride, no matter the weather conditions. In the summer time, the air conditioning as car facility is kind of everything you need to travel relaxed, but in the winter, either it is a business or leisure travel, the clients' requirements from a rented car are a little higher.
Winter tyres are mandatory for some time and thus the car should not miss these but the tyre chains are optional. In most of the cases, many drivers don't preventively have them due to the cost or to the certainty that they will not drive in areas that might ask for something like that. There is no way that a rent-a-car company knows exactly the areas that a client will reach by car, or the weather conditions or how well the client handles behind the wheel, if there is snow or glaze. Wishing to be cautious and to guarantee as much as possible the clients' safety, each car that you rent has such chains so that you are able to travel to any place you need without being afraid of the road conditions. Such facility of a car you rent might be sometimes the only solution to safely reach the destination, the winter rides, especially the long ones, carrying many risks and many sudden weather changes.
Europe on the Cheap
Finding where the numerous European discount airlines fly was a tedious task, until Tarom introduced RouteScout, a search engine that allows you to search by airline, airport, city or country for the route matching your needs, saving the frugal flyer both time and money. Now EasyJet has been added to the ever growing list of airlines served by them. EasyJet serves many cities in Europe including London, Athens, Paris, Malaga and Nice, among others. Many discount airlines allow you to book flights only solely through them, which can mean hours of searching individual web sites for coordinating routes. RouteScout allows you to search 31 different European discount airlines for routes matching your search criteria. No longer do you have to go to each of these airlines to find matching routes and also features other travel-lover features such as rich-text based travel journals and photo albums, and the ability to share their experiences with various airlines or get advice on the best places to stay using the message boards. Tarom is dedicated to making European travel affordable.
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