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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thursdays Health Tips and {#3 Giveaway} Chewies for Cats and Dogs



Disco received this in the mail last week.  I let him smell it and he grabbed one.  He tried to swallow the whole thing all at once!

I got it from him and brought it down to his pillow so he could calm down to eat it.

I would say he loved it!

I actually gave him two to test out - I usually don't do this -but since it was for a good cause.

Now this is just a little giveaway.  This time Chewies can't give me a gift to pass a long - so I am going to buy one and send it to the winner. I want to do this. 

If you are interested - and they have it for cats and dogs - then you need to be a follower and let me know you are interested.  All in just one comment.

Example - I'm a follower and I'm interested in trying Chewies for of your fur baby. 

Now the reason I'm doing this - besides the fact that I love y'all - is the reason they can't do a lot of giveaways is because they give their extra packets to places that house homeless pets - "We have an extensive Rescue Program in which we spend quiet a bit of time and resources on, which is generally where we would be giving products away."

So this will be a donation like for other animals.

Is that a great company or what?



These Chewies are made from good products and I have no problem giving them to DIsco - great ingredients. 

Mysteries of the Human Body 

The Human Body is a treasure trove of mysteries, one that still confounds doctors and scientists about how it works. It's not an overstatement to say that every part of your body is a miracle.

It's possible for your body to survive without large fractions of its internal organs. Even if you lose your stomach, your spleen, 75% of your liver, 80% of your intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually every organ from your pelvic and groin area, you wouldn't be very healthy, but you would live.

During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two Swimming pools. Actually, Saliva is more important than you realize. If your saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.

The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm. The egg is actually the only cell in the body that is visible by the naked eye.

The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue and the hardest bone is the jawbone.

Human feet have 52 bones, accounting for one quarter of all the human body's bones. Feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day.

The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades. The reason it doesn't eat away at your stomach is that the cells of your stomach wall renew themselves so frequently that you get a new stomach lining ever three to four days.

The human lungs contain approximately 2,400 kilometers (1,500 mi) of airways and 300 to 500 million hollow cavities, having a total surface area of about 70 square meters, roughly the same area as one side of a tennis court. Furthermore, if all of the capillaries that surround the lung cavities were unwound and laid end to end, they would extend for about 992 kilometers. Also, your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.

Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph, while coughs clock in at about 60 mph. Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil. Your body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long.

Everyone has a unique smell, except for identical twins, who smell the same.

Your teeth start growing 6 months before you are born. This is why one out of every 2,000 newborn infants has a tooth when they are born.

A baby's head is one-quarter of its total length, but by the age of 25 will only be one-eighth of its total length. This is because people's heads grow at a much slower rate than the rest of their bodies.

Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood the number is reduced to 206. Some of the bones, like skull bones, get fused into each other, bringing down the total number.

Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents. But if you are a woman, you are a better smeller than men, and will remain a better smeller throughout your life..

The human body is estimated to have 60,000 miles of blood vessels.

The three things pregnant women dream most of during their first trimester are frogs, worms and potted plants. Scientists have no idea why this is so, but attribute it to the growing imbalance of hormones in the body during pregnancy.

The life span of a human hair is 3 to 7 years on average. Every day the average person loses 60-100 strands of hair. But don't worry, you must Lose over 50% of your scalp hairs before it is apparent to anyone.

The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as an encyclopedia. Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream, and is itself made up of 80% water. Though it interprets pain signals from the rest of the body, the brain itself cannot feel pain. The tooth is the only part of the human body that can't repair itself.

Your eyes are always the same size from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing.

By 60 years of age, 60% of men and 40% of women will snore.

We are about 1 cm taller in the morning than in the evening, because during normal activities during the day, the cartilage in our knees and other areas slowly compress.

The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb, even while you are sleeping. In fact, the brain is much more active at night than during the day.

Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Neurons continue to grow throughout human life. Information travels at different speeds within different types of neurons.

It is a fact that people who dream more often and more vividly, on an average have a higher Intelligence Quotient.

The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger.

Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. This is true for men as well as women.

There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee.

A human baby acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.

By the age of 60, most people will have lost about half their taste buds.

About 32 million bacteria call every inch of your skin home. But don't worry, a majority of these are harmless or even helpful bacteria.

The colder the room you sleep in, the higher the chances are that you'll have a bad dream.

Human lips have a reddish color because of the great concentration of tiny capillaries just below the skin.

Three hundred million cells die in the human body every minute.

Like fingerprints, every individual has an unique tongue print that can be used for identification.

A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it has been decapitated.

It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.

Humans can make do longer without food than sleep. Provided there is water, the average human could survive a month to two months without food depending on their body fat and other factors.

Sleep deprived people,however, start experiencing radical personality and psychological changes after only a few sleepless days. The longest recorded time anyone has ever gone without sleep is 11 days, at the end of which the experimenter was awake, but stumbled over words, hallucinated and frequently forgot what he was doing.

Every human spent about half an hour after being conceived, as a single cell. Shortly afterward, the cells begin rapidly dividing and begin forming the components of a tiny embryo.

Right-handed people live, on average, nine years longer than left-handed people do.

Humans are the only animals to produce emotional tears.

Some think all this just crawled out of a slime pit and happened by mere chance? We are wonderfully created & made for a true purpose. That same amazing designer & creator allows us "to choose" to say thank you, honor Him. or just chose to live & die and spend eternity without Him... Only Real LOVE gives you choices like that..

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Carol said...

Hey Sandie...I LOVE your haircut! CUTE!!!!

Thanks for all of the facts on the human body, it is so amazing!

Have a wonderful day!

Jill said...

Your pictures are darling! You and Disco both look so happy!

I'm sure Max would love to try these treats! Thanks for the giveaway!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Awesome and incredible information. I am so glad Disco enjoyed his treats. I am a follower and I bet King Arthur would love to try those treats.

Cheri said...

Human body info brings me back to school...interesting things I have forgotten. Amazing.

Kizzy and Macy would love the treats for sure.

Sandra said...

i am trying to calculate how many pools baby and jake could fill with their drool... Disco is so darn cute. i love the stripe on his head.

Maggid said...

LOVE that Happy Puppy!
Thank you for sharing . .

Munir said...

The facts about sleep deprived people is scary. I cannot even tell how many nights I don't get any sleep at all. Sleep medications are detrimental to asthmatic people.
I am happy for Disco. Treats are nice. Pets deserve them they cannot talk so the only way we can tell that they liked something is the zest that they eat it with.

Nonnie said...

I love your pics of you and Disco. He certainly looks happy, so I must say that I am a follower and yes, I would like to be in on the giveaway 'cause Trudy said, "gimme." Trudy loves a treat.
All the facts are very interesting and I distinctly remember at a very young age wondering why it was necessary to swallow so much and did everyone else have to do that?

Jeanie said...

Interesting facts about our bodies....we are truly amazingly made.

mail4rosey said...

I love your ending.

And the funny is funny too (I think I'm Pindiana Jones' cousin). :)

I knew some of these facts, even the stomach acid one, though that's amazing it's kind of gross too. ;)

Tons of other facts were brand new.

Looks like Disco's a lucky pup :D

TexWisGirl said...

okay, just this once, i'll enter YOUR personal giveaway for dog treats (bb, baron, louise and thelma are keeping paws crossed.) :)

Barb said...

I'm going away from here a little smarter than when I arrived. How about that? Really enjoyed this post. Have a wonderful day, hon.
Love you much.

Renae Simple Sequins said...

I am a follower of Chatty Crone (in every possible venue and then some)


I want to win this prize for my "Lil Girl".

I do hereby consider myself and Lil Girl entered into the Giveaway!

I like your style. ♥

Cathy said...

Now those were some interesting facts and I love the conclusion. So very true.
I'm a follower and I would love for my Lily to be able to try those treats. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Amazing facts....thank you for sharing them. We buy True Chews for Skye!

My Journey With Candida said...

Disco does love his treats doesn't he? I have smelled some dog treats that smell good enough for me to eat.

Donna said...

Love the shots of you and Disco! Too cute!

Sandee said...

I'll pass on the treats. Our Little Bit is allergic to so many things. She only eats what the Vet gives her. Poor thing.

I too love your haircut.

Disco is a cutie pie.

I loved all the facts. Wow, I didn't know most of them.

Have a terrific day. Big hugs. ☺

Ann said...

Duke said I had to tell you I was a follower and he wants to be entered in your giveaway :)
Interesting facts on the human body.

A Quiet Corner said...

Yes, yes, yes...Moon & Copper would love those, I'm sure so count me in please! I guess I 'd better tell the Pres that he'll be around longer since he's right handed...he's not going to be happy about that....:)JP

Ginny said...

These are strange and wonderful facts! A big YES, I am interested in trying Chewies for our cats, Sunny and Simba! LOVE the pictures of Disco chewing them, he is just so cute!

two birds said...

i love facts like interesting! let's see if i can remember them all, after all i have like 5 encyclopedias in my brain!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Yes, I do trees for every season and holiday and really go all out at Christmas time!


Katie Clooney said...

I will look for those treats for my Gypsy! Great facts on the human body!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Cute pic of you and Disco! Love the info. I dream a lot and hubby hardly ever does. Would that mean I'm much smarter than he is? Haha!!

Have a fun day!

Rae said...

Amazing info about the human body. God in his infinite wisdom certainly knew what he was doing.

Elizabeth said...

I suspect our tongue muscle is so strong because we use it so much. I dream a lot, sometimes quite vividly, just sayin' ...

barbara woods said...

My dogs would love those

Janet Morrissey said...

I'm a follower and I'm interested in trying Chewies for our dog, Aidan

jack69 said...

Wow I liked that stuff about my body. Methinks I am important to have that much STUFF!
Gonna be some luck pet owner. YOu are a give-away machine.

One of these days we may have a home and a pet and may enter. HA!

As always the laugh and lift is NEAT!

SweetMarie said...

Disco is adorable! I love the photo of you holding him and he has the treat hanging out of his cute!
I order my dog food from Chewy. It's cheaper than the stores and it's delivered to our front door. :) I really love them now that I know they help rescues!
Roxy, Rambo and Rocket would like to be entered in the contest. :)

Terri D. said...

Wow, what a lot of information to absorb! Very interesting, Sandie. Disco is a cutie!

Betsy Adams said...

No animals at this house, Sandie--except for our deer, squirrels, chipmunks, skunks, raccoons and rabbits..... ha ha

Interesting info about the human body.. Miracle, isn't it?

Fabulous Petite said...

I am sure our Junior would love a treat too. The pictures are darling ! Disco looks happy too.


Fabulous Petite said...

Also i forgot, that humab body facts are interesting. Thanks a lot for sharing. Have a great weekend.


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh count me in. Scooter could use some treats. He works hard on the farm.


Disco deserves a treat. Just too cute for words.

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, Great info that I did not know. I guess I should have listened better in biology! (lol).
I bet my little Inka would love the doggie treats.
Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

Theresa said...

Disco does look like he is loving the Chewies! Yum Yum!

I am cracking up at Pindiana Jones. Simply because I LOVE Pinterest and Live in Indiana. I think that is my official logo lol.

Jackie said...

We are wonderfully and marvelously made by our Creator.

Denise said...

You always make me smile, thanks. I am a follower, and would love to win the chewies for my dog coco.

Dee said...

Bummer about the nose and ears :( Disco is good endorsement...add me to the give away...I have grand doggies and Lucy. Our bodies are indeed amazing....

Catherine said...

That is one happy pup eating those treats!
xo Catherine