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A new study shows droughts are becoming longer and more severe in SA.

Dads should be celebrated
Father Day is this Sunday. No reservations and no tie required to bring Dad in for a Ribeye steak and egg breakfast on Sunday June 16th.
We will also have some soul food features available for you.
Smoked Ribs
We slow smoke and slather them in honey bourbon barbecue sauce. Served up with fries and black eyed peas. 15.99
Chicken Fried Sandwich
Buttermilk soaked and crispy fried with collared greens, remoulade sauce and fried egg on house made bun.…

Cognitive dysfunction syndrome is a condition that is directly related to the aging of a cat's brain; it ultimately leads to changes in awareness, deficits in learning and memory, and decreased responsiveness to stimuli. Learn more about the causes and symptoms of dementia in cats here.

There is evidence to show this monster of the ancient sea was a cannibal, feeding on its own kind.

A genetic study of Iron Age, Roman and medieval era grape pips has revealed that the Savagnin we enjoy today has existed for over 900 years while the Romans did indeed drink wine from the forebears of Pinot Noir and Syrah.

Each year, waterborne diseases afflict hundreds of millions of people, primarily those living without safe, accessible water in developing countries.
Of the seven most common waterborne diseases in the world, diarrhea is the central symptom. The latest research shows that diarrhea is the second leading cause of death for...

Watch for at least 5 FIRSTS from Trever Maur in “Unconventional”. If you catch ‘em - call ‘em out - we’ll see who’s on their…

In spite of their reputation as desert animals, cats do not tolerate heat any better than people. Cats only pant or sweat through their foot pads in order to get rid of excess heat. Learn more about Cat Heatstroke problems and ask a vet today at Petmd.com.

Out in the woods
Finding the shrooms
Lisa and I are up north, somewhere near Cadillac as I write this. So, short and sweet this week.
We are taking a few days off and searching for the somewhat elusive morel mushrooms.
We will be back this weekend, we will be bringing some home and making them available to you. One last time.
We are still offering fresh Whitefish from Lake Superior. We received 10 pounds on Tuesday and will most likely sell out…

In this spotlight, Tony interviews Gregg Johnson, Executive Vice President of Branch Office Development at Securities America.Read More

Ready for a little vacation with your pup? Here are some fantastic, dog-friendly national parks you'll want to visit with your pet this summer.

There are still a few spots
But they are filling fast
The unofficial, official start of summer is Memorial Day Monday, May 27th
We will be closed on that day so we and our staff can celebrate as well.
We will be open on Saturday and Sunday and reopen Tuesday at our normal hours.
We are still offering fresh Whitefish from Lake Superior until June 2nd.
During the week we will offer a lunch plate. Parmesan crusted with fresh asparagus, from Crisp Country…

By far, the biggest source of conflict between urban coyotes and humans centers around pets
By Jaymi Heimbuch
Many urban residents see coyotes or have interactions with coyotes while out walking their dog. Coyotes are rarely interested in humans, but add a dog to the mix and their interest is piqued. Larger dogs may be viewed as competition or threat, while smaller dogs may be viewed as potential prey.
When it comes to urban coyotes, what most parks officials will tell you is…

Albert Pujols takes the "i" out of the Big Mac sign in left field and puts it in "incredible".

If you're wondering what pet reptile to get, here's what you should consider before doing so. Including pet laws in your area, reptile types, and more.

May 18 marks a fun holiday… No Dirty Dishes Day! While you celebrate No Dirty Dishes Day today, we’ve got some hacks to help make doing the dishes easier for you every day of the year.

Puppies are just learning how to regulate their own body temperature. So in the heat of the summer, owners need to provide fun ways for them to cool off.

A cute 7-day-old hedgehog takes a snooze in the palm of his owner's hand.

On Wednesday (8 May 2019), the 2,000th Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane was inaugurated in a formal ceremony at the Ership terminal in the Mediterranean port of Cartagena in southeast Spain.

Dr. Marty Becker takes us through the various steps involved in heartworm treatment for dogs and reminds us why it is important to focus on prevention.

The retina is the light-sensitive tissue that lines the inner surface of the eye. When it becomes detached from the tissue supporting it, a very serious situation exists.