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Miss Norma learned she had uterine cancer just two days after her husband passed away. That was one year ago, and today this woman is more well-traveled than most of us can say for ourselves! She decided to ditch the rigorous medical treatment to spend time with son Tim, daughter-in-law Ramie, and their dog Ringo. Norma’s Facebook page reads:
A tiny woman at 101 pounds and under five-feet tall, an exhausted Norma looked the young doctor dead in the eye and with the strongest voice she could muster, said, “I’m 90-years-old, I’m hitting the road.”
The couple makes a life out of road tripping across the country with their 8-year-old Poodle Ringo, who bonded instantly with his human “grandma.” The group’s “Driving Miss Norma” page has nearly 170,000 fans, and documents their journey around the U.S.
Norma sure doesn’t act her age, either. Though she’s less mobile than she used to be, she and her family have been to the beaches of Florida, Bourbon Street in New Orleans, and even took to the sky in a hot air balloon. (Glen here has no qualms about lifting her in and out of the basket.)
The clan has sifted through shells at Sanibel Island, Florida, and even made Norma’s first-ever trip to Disney World. According to the Facebook post:
She had never been [to Disney World] and was decidedly the oldest person we saw all day by at least 15 years! The staff at EPCOT treated her like gold as we traveled around the world and from the past to the future. At the end of the day we asked her to describe the day in three or four words. As she looked up at Spaceship Earth glowing larger than life, she didn’t hesitate and said, “It was a BALL!”
Ringo might say the same for all his adventures! He’s joined the gang for great food, great music, and even a dog-friendly museum. It was out of this world! (I’m sorry.)
A few well-meaning people believe that Norma should have undergone the treatment, but this sharp lady has got better things to do, and she shouts it from the rooftops! We simply can’t wait to see which places she tackles next, with her family and her pup by her side. Go Norma!
We had a lot of great entries, but the results are in and we officially have our winners of Nature’s Specialties Comedy Photo Contest! Congratulations to our 1st place winner, Jane Almond; 2nd place winner, Kathleen Augaitis; and our 3rd place winner, Caren Ross! Winners, we will email you today with the emails you provided to get your shipping information for your prizes! For everyone else, thank you for entering and we will have more contests soon!
In a large mixing bowl combine the oat flour, egg, coconut oil, and chopped herbs; mix well to form a thick dough. If necessary, add flour until dough is no longer sticky.
On a floured surface, roll out your dough and cut out treats with a cookie cutter. Space evenly on a baking sheet topped with parchment paper and bake for 30-35 minutes. For a crispier cookie, flip over halfway through cooking time.
Allow to cool completely before giving to your dog to enjoy!
All set up and ready for the Global Pet Expo this week! Don’t panic if you don’t see us on the registration, we are registered under Totally Natural Treatments! Come check us out tomorrow through Friday at Booth#5667 to see our new products and win some prizes!
If you’re anything like me, you probably have at least one set of identical twins in your life that you have trouble telling apart. Next time you’re struggling to figure out which twin you’re talking to, you might be able to save yourself some embarrassment and ask your dog to help you out.
A recent study has found that dogs are able to tell twins apart by their scent. Variations of this study have been done in the past, but with mixed results, but what this study has determined is that a dog’s ability to tell twins apart could be influenced by their level of training.
For this test, the scientists chose to use police dogs with the highest level of training. This was a logical choice, as we know that police dogs are trained to identify individuals based on their scent.
To test their theory, the team of researchers took swabs from the bellies of two sets of identical twin children and two sets of fraternal twin children and presented them to 10 German shepherds. The dogs went through a series of 12 tests, each of which tested their ability to sniff the swab and find the matching scent from several possible samples.
This study is only the beginning, though. While the results show that there are distinguishable differences between twins, we still don’t know what exactly those differences are. For these researchers, the next question is whether the scents of identical twins start to differentiate with age.