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I agree 100% with the reviewer who said: "It's obvious these 'kennel club' books are cranked out en masse, with the name of the breed replaced and very little that is breed-specific other than the standard and history."
I have shown dogs since the 1980's and handled my two Norwich Terriers to their AKC championships. This book provided very little useful information specific to the breed. Unfortunately, as the Norwich is such a rare breed, there are few books written about them. By far the most informative book on the breed is "The Norwich Terrier" by Marjorie Bunting. It is no longer in print but used copies can occasionally be found here at Amazon or on Ebay.
My suggestion is that you visit the Norwich Terrier Club of America (NTCA) website and the AKC website if you wish to learn more about the breed. Several of the breeders listed on the NTCA website have great websites of their own with lots of information about all aspects of the breed. As for grooming, there are some excellent instructional videos available on You Tube. Enter the search words "Norwich Terrier grooming" or "Norwich Terrier Stripping" and you'll find them. You can also attend AKC dog shows which is an excellent opportunity to meet the dogs, their breeders and handlers. Wait until after the dogs are done showing and most owners will be more than happy to show you their dogs and answer any questions about the breed you may have.
Lastly, be sure to buy your Norwich from a reputable breeders who is a member of the NTCA and who performs all the clubs suggested health checks for the breed, which include hip x-rays, elbow examinations and eye health exams. The results of these tests can be found at "offa.org" Checking for testing verification on the OFA website as this is the only way you can be sure that the breeder has actually had the necessary health checks performed. Also be aware that the Norwich breed has a fairly high incidence of breathing problems that fall under the general title of "Upper Airway Syndrome" or UAS, which includes such problems as elongated soft palate, tracheal collapse and inverted laryngeal saccules. In severe cases, breathing difficulty can lead to death. Another, though not as common problem in the breed, is epilepsy/seizures which often don't show up until a dog is 3-4 years of age. Ask the breeder if she has any of these problems in her dogs or knows of any in their offspring or in any of the dogs she has sold. That cute little "huffing and puffing" sound you hear in many Norwich can be an indication of breathing problems and there is certainly nothing cute about that.
Do your homework, take your time, and you will find an ethical breeder with healthy, happy dogs. The Norwich is one of the most delightful breeds you will ever know, so please do all you can to find the right (healthy!) one.
This watch is from the Timex T-Series line which is no longer in production. The T-Series was Timex's higher-end line and definitely a cut above the regular line in terms of overall quality. I originally purchased this watch several years ago and loved it, but unfortunately lost it while traveling. When I saw that Amazon was offering it again, I ordered it immediately as it had been at least a year since I'd seen it for sale. If you like it -- order it -- new model T2M447 watches are almost impossible to find any more and my guess is that these are the last ones available.
Regarding the size of this watch, it is actually much smaller at 29mm in diameter (case size, less the stem) than the current trend in woman's watches towards 32-40mm case sizes. If you're familiar with the popular Timex Weekender series, this watch is noticeably smaller.
On the wrist, it has a really nice, clean "mid-century-modern" sort of look and appeal. The bracelet and case are high-quality stainless steel and the white face with black markers/numbers/hands is very easy to read at a glance. Most importantly, mine (and the one before it) keeps very accurate time. I own several more expensive Swiss made watches that are no more accurate that this Timex. The icing on the cake is the Indiglo dial light which I originally thought I wouldn't have much use for, but has proven to be surprisingly helpful in low-light situations. This is my favorite watch for daily wear.
Crayola's Oil Pastels are an absolute steal! I'm very much an amateur artist and on a tight budget as well -- these pastels not only met my expectations, but exceeded them by a wide margin. Rich, brilliant color and great blending. Don't be fooled by the Crayola name, these pastels are artist quality....Read more
I purchased this last year as a gift for my Mom. She loves it! I looked at a lot of colanders locally and they all fell short in one important area of another. Everything about this colander screams quality: the steel is very sturdy without being too heavy. The handles are riveted to the main body (as opposed to being welded) and have absolutely no wiggle, for a very solid, stable feel. If you've ever had a welded-on handle fall off of a colander full of boiling hot pasta as I have, you know how important strong handles can be! The drainage holes are well shaped & placed allowing for a quick drain and fast clean-up. The pedestal base/foot is tall enough to keep the colander bowl well above the sink bottom and BEST OF ALL: THE BASE IS SLOTTED so that the water that drains from the colander will drain from the sink as well should the colander be placed over the sink's drain.
While not inexpensive, the old saying "you get what you pay for" holds true with this item. I've no doubt it will last my mother's lifetime and mine as well.
My Vizio VSB200 Sound Bar sounded great for about 1 1/2 years until it died one night recently while I was watching a movie. One minute the soundtrack was rolling along, when suddenly and without warning, there was nothing but instant silence. I checked all of the connections several times (I use the optical hookup) and everything appeared fine. All of the various display lights on the sound bar are still functioning when operated from either the remote or the controls on top of the sound bar -- obviously the unit is still receiving power.
I own a boombox, tabletop radio, clock radio, and 13" TV that are still working fine after 15-plus years of daily or near daily use. A mere one-and-a-half-years of service from a box with six small speakers in it is unacceptable -- this was my first purchase of a Vizio product and will be my last as well.
This watch is just plain fun, but also very functional. The larger-than-traditional face (32mm diameter) is easy to read at a glance and the Indiglo light makes viewing in the dark or in low light a breeze. I find the leather band to be quite comfortable -- so much so that it's easy to forget I'm wearing it. As another reviewer stated, the edge of the band is white. I don't notice it when the watch is on my wrist, but worth a mention nonetheless for those who may factor that information into their purchasing decision.
Before buying this watch, I tried on several other watches from the Timex Weekender line; specifically the ones that have a more "domed" or rounded-edge case style and are matched with various colorful nylon bands instead of leather. The standard women's case diameter in that watch is 31mm and the "unisex" version (which looks the same, only larger) has a 38mm case diameter. The standard men's size Weekender is also 38mm -- in other words, it's a fairly large watch and I felt it was much too big for my average sized wrist. This watch, on the other hand, at 32mm in diameter, balances out nicely on my arm, as did the 31mm women's Weekender with nylon band.
I wanted to give this watch 5 stars, buy have only had it for two weeks now, so am holding off until I've had it long enough to know if it will be reliable or not.
I rarely give anything a 5-star rating, but this pedicure rasp is an outstanding product! I've been using a PedEgg and it works well, but the lack of a handle makes it hard to maneuver for my tendonitis-filled and slightly arthritic hands. With the Microplane Colossal Pedicure Rasp (that's a mouthful!), I can easily and quickly remove calluses from my feet while sitting comfortably in a chair -- couldn't do that with the PedEgg.
* rubber grip on plastic handle makes for a very secure, no-slip hold while filing
* feels almost weightless in hand
* the metal file is made in the USA! (the handle is imported)
* file is slightly curved for improved maneuverability
* hole in handle allows for hanging
* overall length: approx. 10.75"
* handle length: approx. 5"
* width at file end: approx. 2.75"
I've been looking for gloves to hopefully reduce the pressure on the palms of my hands and palm-side of my knuckles while driving. Pressure on my palms, primarily from gardening and remodeling -- and to a lesser extent -- driving, has led to tendonitis in both hands and a small, ganglion-like cyst or lump on the palm-side of the knuckle at the base of the middle finger on my right hand -- all of which has caused mild to moderate pain.
The padding on the palm side of the gloves is well placed to protect pressure-sensitive joints. These gloves have reduced the pain from the pressure of the lump on my right hand. They also allow me to grip the steering wheel less tightly while still being able to maintain a secure grip -- this helps reduce hand fatigue. The leather is comfortable and the mesh inserts allow for easy freedom of movement -- my hands feel in no way constricted. Though I've only had these gloves a few weeks, the lump on my right hand has noticeably reduced in both size and discomfort, a welcome surprise!