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Food you should NOT give to your dog

We are happy when we see our pet happy. And our dog is happy when we give him food we, human beings, eat. But did you know that some human food can cause stomach upset, diarrhoea, serious health problems or even death of our beloved pet?

Here is a list of some of the many things I found on the Internet that we should avoid giving to him, even if these make his day:

  1. Chewing gum, candies, sweets and mints and artificial sweetener
  2. Chocolate, coffee and caffeine
  3. Grapes and raisins
  4. Avocados – I did not know about this one and shared an avocado with my dog just last month. Fortunately, I did not notice anything serious… this time (there will be no next time)
  5. Onions and garlic – I don’t know about garlic, some say it’s good others say it’s not. I think given the right quantity it’s OK. I found some useful information here (in French only) –
  6. Macademia nuts

What is good for us may turn out to be deadly for them. So next time you feed your dog with what you are eating, think twice.

 Do you know of any other food which can cause health problems to dogs? Thank you for sharing.

April 20, 2012 Posted by | Pets | , , , , | Leave a comment

Yellow Flowers

Beautiful yellow flowers

April 18, 2012 Posted by | Photos, Plants, flowers, nature and gardening | , , | Leave a comment


Photoshop = Plastic surgery for poor people

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Pennisetum glaucum and purpureum

Pennisetum glaucum and purpureum are basically weedy grasses. At the right place, mixed with other ornamental plants, they become more than attractive plants. Probably originating in Africa, in a diffuse belt stretching from western Sudan to Senegal, and domesticated some 4,000 years ago in this region.

This species is adapted to a range of soil types, but is best on sandy or light loam soils.

April 12, 2012 Posted by | Plants, flowers, nature and gardening | , , , , | Leave a comment

Just a few pics

Just a few pics

to keep it alive

A Sunday afternoon out in the nature.

April 2, 2012 Posted by | Photos | , , , , | Leave a comment

Crime Busters

Criminal detection, DNA testing

… vital evidence

I found this book in a pile of old books last weekend and I realised I had not read it.

From the criminal who thinks he can get away with his crime/s, whether it be the perfect poison leaving no trace, the murdered body disposed of so easily. However tiny the clue, it will be more than enough for the forensic expert. We have all watched CSI, haven’t we?

Crucial evidence can be deduced from a bloodstain or a fingerprint, it is possible to detect DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) in the smallest scrap of clothing and vital clues gathered by electronic equipment, voice machines and lie detectors.

This book is the most interesting story of international criminal detection and the crime busting methods of the FBI, New Scotland Yard and Interpol.


March 21, 2012 Posted by | murder stories | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Caesalpinia pulcherrima or peacock flower

Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a well-known plant in Mauritius. It is also known as the peacock flower because of its shape.

This ornamental plant does not require great care. Regular watering, pruning, it is a fast growing plant.

I have seen the orange+yellow here, but never the white+yellow one. The pictures of this particular variety found on the internet are amazing. I hope to get to see the white+yellow one for real someday.

March 19, 2012 Posted by | Plants, flowers, nature and gardening | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A walk to Midlands Dam

As you can see from the pictures below, the dam is finally full!!!

The dog is happy




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And of course, there is no task more unpleasant than getting rid of an unwanted guest.

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Anyway, any way, anyways

I was watching “The Big Bang Theory” yesterday and I heard Penny say “anyways”. Sounded weird. I’m not saying my English is perfect. But… well 🙂  I remember when I was 9 the teacher would pull our ears when we made this mistake

You will hear “anyways” in hindi movies and serials. Indians also say “anyways” instead of “anyway” (pronouncing “w” as “v” LOL) during conversations/chats, in writing too.

I did some online research this morning and


“Anyway” is an adverb, and it means regardless or in any event.

“Any way” is a paired adjective and noun meaning any particular course, direction, or manner.

Then we have “anyways,” a colloquial corruption of “anyway.” It’s universally considered nonstandard and should be avoided altogether. It might help to remember that “anyway” is an adverb, and adverbs can’t be plural.

As indicated in one of the comments to the article at the above link:

“Anyways” might be a US dialect word but it is impolite for public usage.

It’s good to be right! Hehehehe

February 10, 2012 Posted by | Home | , , , , , , | Leave a comment