Archive for May, 2012
Dog Breeds Info – The Weimaraner:
The Weimaraner is a Gundog, and is a member of the HPR category which means Hunt, Point and Retrieve. This breed was thought to be developed in the Weimar region of Eastern Germany, however they are popular around the world these days, including the UK, Europe, Australia and USA.
The Weimaraner has a really distinctive colour, classed as silver-grey, and also shades of mouse grey or roe-grey. Ideally without any white markings, however a small white mark on the chest is allowed. Their sleek coat and colour really is of a striking silver sheen, and they can be both long haired or the more common short haired.
They are a large dog breed, the height range being from 57cm to 70cm to the withers, with an average weight range of 25kg to 40kg, bitches tend to be at the smaller end of the spectrum and dogs at the larger end.
As a puppy his eyes are an incredible blue colour, but as he matures they generally turn more to amber coloured. Another lovely feature of the Weimaraner are his ears, they are long and floppy, but have a slight fold too.
By the Editors
Who should own a home? From the late 1960s to the mid-1990s, the answer in the U.S. was surprisingly consistent. Homeowners were savers who could muster significant down payments, with incomes solid enough to enable them to start repaying mortgages right away. During war, peace, boom times and recessions, the national rate of home ownership remained steady at 64 to 65 percent of households.
Starting in 1995, a home-ownership craze began. The belief took hold that rising home ownership meant a better society, no matter how fragile new buyers’ finances might be. Down payments started to matter much less; the same was true of income, which came to be ignored through no-documentation “liars’ loans.” By late 2004, a record 69.2 percent of American households owned their homes.
housing market’s subsequent collapse has shown ubiquitous ownership to be a costly delusion. In the past nine quarters, more than 2.1 million homes have been foreclosed on. Lenders have lost countless billions of dollars in mortgage defaults or modifications. Yesterday brought news that the S&P/Case-Shiller index of urban home prices fell 3.6 percent in March from a year earlier, to the lowest level since 2003. The American housing slump isn’t finished yet.
Having our own “Celebration Calendar” was something I had mentioned to Adam fairly soon in the beginning of our relationship. He was totally on board when I shared my ideas so I thought I’d develop it a little more…
For as long as I can remember I’ve envisioned my very own calendar, and someone finally allowed that to become reality without making me feel like a total goofball! The only reason I had even imagined it was due to the anxiety that holidays always brought on for my family. I NEVER understood how it was possible to please all sides of the families around the holidays…how on earth do you choose who you spend your Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc. with. (Assuming you enjoy your families company!) Not only that but I saw so many couples refusing to just separate for the holidays. I knew when I was in a loving relationship that I would do things differently…
The first thing Adam and I have on our “Celebration Calendar” is our very own Christmas (Christmas in July that is!).