Joey Houssian of Outdoor Adventures Whistler Speaks to the Media

Monday, February 14, 2011

Joey Houssian of the Outdoor Adventures Whistler company will be speaking to the media about the alleged slaughtering of approximately 100 sled dogs. These dogs were said to have been killed due to a decrease in business and stories have been running rampant through the media. There have been conflicting reports as to how the dogs were actually killed and who is responsible for their deaths. It's easy to see how a story such as this can trigger strong emotions, which is why it's so important to find out what really happened.

I think it's going to be very important for people to take a step back from their initial response of wanting to believe the worst and listen to what the company has to say from their perspective. We can only hope that the animals didn't endure what some reports have stated, and that we can learn how to prevent this type of situation from happening in the future if these animals were needlessly killed. Even if they died a humane death, I think many people are wondering if these animals were ever given the opportunity to be adopted, and I'm willing to hear what Joey Houssian has to say.

Custom Labels and Name Plates for Military Use

As an Army veteran, I didn't think I'd enjoy watching the movie In the Army Now starring Pauly Shore, but I have to admit that it was surprisingly funny. Watching the recruits stumble through basic training reminded me of some of the people in my unit. One particular scene showed Pauly's character trying to shoot the Law Rocket backwards. You'd think it would be self explanatory, but believe it or not, there were several people who would have fired it backwards if someone didn't stop them. This is one reason it's so important to use labels that are designed for military use. It's funny in the movies, but it wouldn't be funny if someone was hurt due to human error.

Labels and name plates should be able to withstand exposure to harsh weather, or they're not going to do any good. In fact, they could do great harm if someone can't read a warning sign or other instructions. We used custom labels for everything in the military, and they're used in the field under extreme weather conditions, so nothing but the best will do when it's a matter of safety. There will always be people who don't read the labels until something goes wrong, but at least they can't say they weren't warned.

What Really Happened to the Whistler Dogs?

If you've been following the story of the Whistler dogs who were allegedly slaughtered in order to reduce business costs, you'll be interested to know that the owner will be speaking out for the first time. He'll be telling his side of the story, and from what I've read, he doesn't deny that the dogs were killed, but he states that his company didn't know how the dogs were killed, and explains that it was his understanding that they were euthanized in a veterinarian's office.

I'm curious to hear more about the dogs and how the company came to the decision to end the lives of these animals. I'm wondering if they were ever put up for adoption before being euthanized or if this was the only consideration for these animals. Some of the reports I've read are extremely graphic, and I'm hoping that they've been exaggerated. I'm sure there's more to the story than we've been told by the media, and I'm interested to hear what the company has to say.

Outdoor Adventures Whistler Owner Speaks Out

The media loves to sensationalize a story, otherwise they usually wouldn't have anything interesting to talk about. When I was serving as a medic in Desert Storm, we would often hear news reports from the media that told an entirely different story than we were witnessing. That experience made me realize that you can't believe everything you see and hear on the news even though they appear to be reporting the facts.

I've recently been hearing a story about a company called Outdoor Adventures Whistler that's being investigated because of dogs that were allegedly slaughtered in order to reduce business costs. I'm an animal lover and would never support a business that would harm animals, but I believe there are two sides to every story, and everyone should have a fair chance to tell their side. The owner of Outdoor Adventures Whistler will be sharing his side of the story with the media, and I'm very curious to hear what he has to say.

Morning Shows and Weather Reports

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Guest written by our friend Sergio Chaney

It's time to get up and start moving around. Turn on the TV and watch as another day dawns and the exercise begins with my favorite girl in great shape. We dance together, stretch together and I listen to everything she has to say about how much better I am going to feel in the next half hour of my life. And she is right! I love to start the day off with a good stretch and run in place to music.

Next I need to begin to get ready for work, but the weather is looking pretty grim so I turn to the local weather station and watch for any warnings or delays that could affect my travel time. Good thing too, because the roads are icy today and another storm is moving in fast. In that case I need to leave earlier than usual and take along emergency supplies like extra clothing, medical kit and lots of chocolate candy bars in case I get stranded for a short while.

I am so glad I invest in a good DVR to record programs on direct tv specials, because I am going to miss my favorite morning show, but I can catch it later when I get home and catch up on all the events of the day across the state.

The Beginner's Guide to San Diego

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

As I sit here trying to thaw out after coming inside from shoveling my driveway, I figured I would get on Facebook and see how my friends and family are doing. My family on the west coast is enjoying a beautiful day, while I'm hiding out in my house because a blizzard is headed our way. I think I've finally had enough of this weather, and it's time to relocate. I've been seriously thinking about moving for awhile now, and I've started looking into the average cost of San Diego apartments for rent. I realize that every area has it's own weather issues, but this cold weather is more than I can take anymore.

Fortunately, I have relatives in the area that I can stay with until my family gets settled, but I don't want to overstay our welcome. It can be a catch-22 situation when it comes to moving. You have to have a job in order to move, but you have to move in order to find a job in that area. Having family that is willing to help out makes the transition so much easier. I've also been talking to people at several San Diego employment agencies to make sure that there's a realistic opportunity to find employment.

I've always dreamed about being able to take my kids to the beach, and I really want them to have the opportunity to enjoy the ocean. We've been searching the internet to learn more about the San Diego Beaches that we'll hopefully be enjoying in the near future. I know it will be a big adjustment to move half way across the country, but I think this will be a change for the better for all of us!

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