Rescuing Riley

Here’s an amazing story I found on YouTube, of a dog was rescued from a 350 foot slot canyon. The video shows where Riley was discovered and rescued by Zachary Anderegg. Zachary went on to write a book about Riley’s rescue, his struggles growing up with bullying, and a household lacking the love a child needs.

 Zachary Andregg currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a Marine veteran, that has owned two successful businesses – Dream Catcher Yachts and The Wrench-It Center – with is wife, Michelle. While he was exploring a slot canyon in Page, Arizona, he found Riley in 2010. Zachary has appeared with Riley and Michelle on Inside Edition, The Today Show, and The Ellen Degeneres Show.

 Zachary Anderegg’s book is available to purchase at:

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Superchargers and Turbos: How do they work?

Paul Walker and Roger Rodas

First and foremost, I want to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of actor Paul Walker and Roger Rodas. Their deaths were both tragic and unexpected. As details of what exactly happened on the day that these two men met their demise unfolds, we will be able to have a clearer picture of what exactly happened. 

Although the aforementioned event is significant, it is not why I am writing this post, but the Paul Walker and Roger Rodas are significant individuals when it comes to the world of custom cars and car culture. I have been an avid fan of cars, trucks, and basically anything that goes “vroom” since I was a child. With movies like the Fast and the Furious series and other films featuring modified cars, the interest in souped up automobiles and the race culture has risen leaps and bounds the past few years. Two of the most commonly talked about modifications you hear talked about when you’re looking at the various cars featured in these movie are turbochargers and superchargers, but the average person really doesn’t know how either of these modifications work. A while back I found an article that gives a concise explanation of how turbos and superchargers work, and I want to share that with you. I have provided a link to that article below.

How Turbos & Superchargers Work

A Tornado… Made of Fire

I came across this while watching random videos on YouTube. While this often ends up with me finding the “weird section” of YouTube, this did not happen tonight (thankfully) and as a result I have this awesome video to share with all of you.

Using no more than a metal wash bin, lighter fluid, and several electric fans, these guys take playing with fire to a whole new level and create a tornado made of fire!

Chihuahuas!!!

5 years ago, I would have laughed if anyone would have suggested chihuahuas as a good dog for me to own, but here I am now with not one, but two as part of my family. My first chihuahua, Diego, being a rescue taken from an abusive home, really changed my opinion about the breed. I took Diego it and was he part of my life about a year before he passed away. His time with me may have been short, but his character impacted me greatly. Amazingly enough, the two chihuahuas I own now were both given to me free of charge, with no other requirements other than I gave them a loving home.

Not long after Diego’s passing away, someone I met through a chihuahua group (yes, there are groups of people that get together that love chihuahuas – I found this one on Meetup.com), informed me that their long haired chihuahua had just had puppies and said that I could have one of them. Before I the long haired chihuahua pup was old enough for me to take home, another chihuahua owner came into the veterinary clinic I work at and had two short haired chihuahuas that she offered to the clinic staff. One of the puppies found a home with our secretaries – she named him Tanner, and the other went home with me that afternoon – he was named Finley. About a month later, the long haired chihuahua puppies were ready to go to their new homes. The puppy I picked out from the bunch was  the most adventurous of them all. We changed his name to Oliver, not straying too far from his original name of Ollie.

Oliver and Finley have been with me since they were 8 weeks old, and recently had their second birthdays. They have brought a lot of joy into the life of my family these last two years. Despite their small stature, these two chihuahuas have enough character to compensate for their size, and then some!

These are some pics of Finley and Oliver in action:

Would you like to know even more about chihuahuas?!!!

Here are some links that can help:

American Kennel Club: Get to know the Chihuahua

Animal Planet: Chihuahua Guide