Before getting a pet you should know this

While owning pets can be rewarding, it is important to know that pet ownership comes with huge responsibilities. As a pet owner, it is vital that you thoroughly research the pat care basics before you can acquire a pet. This will help you know if you can understand and meet the various needs of the pet. The following are some important factors for pet care.

Long-term commitment

When you decide to rear a pet, remember it is for the pet’s lifetime. Responsible pet owners are committed to caring for the pet throughout its sickness and health. Averagely the lifespan of cats and dogs is twelve years with others living until fifteen or twenty years. Everyone wants kittens and puppies as they are adorable, but you have to be ready to care for these pets while they grow.petsrightfgsahdjfkl,

Ownership cost

The cost owning a pet varies from one animal to another. Pets add to the family thus costs likes desexing, vet bills, deworming, health checks, and vaccination are involved with pet ownership. In case of an accident, you are responsible for paying for emergency treatment or the pet if there is a need.


Expect anything

Throwing, breaking things, chewing on plants, scratching furniture are some of the things you should expect when you become a pet owner. Most people, however, do not expect such behaviors from pets before they bring them home. You should know that they do not do such thing because of anger and these behaviors are controllable. A pet is like a toddler. When young, they are bound to be a little destructive until they are taught otherwise in a good way.

Fitting them in your lifestyle

Companion animals depend on the company of the pet owner to ensure your lifestyle accommodate the pets. Taking regular trips, long working hours and busy social life do not allow having pets. Consider these factors before you start rearing a pet.

Spend enough time

petsleftsagdhfjhgkCaring for pets takes quite some time daily. Socialization, exercise, feeding, playing, grooming, training and providing attention and company are critical aspects of a pet’s life.

Pets bring unconditional love as well as friendship into your life. Before getting one, you should, therefore, ensure you can treat them like your family. Consider these factors before choosing to own a pet.…


Why you need an all-in-one printer

The market today is flooded with many printer models. You, therefore, have to compare different models and brands to get the one that will best suit your needs. An all-in-one printer is the best option when you are in doubt since it has multiple functions.

Advantages of all-in-one printers

Scanning and faxing

Scanning documents are important in modern business. Faxing is not very useful these days as you can send documents via email. Modern faxing functions use the scanning hardware for developing the digital copy that is printed by the receiver.technologyrightesdfknb

LCD screen

These printers have the LCD screen which makes the process very easy. The LCD screen displays what you want and gives printing options in black and white or color. You also get to choose the way you want your images to appear on the printing paper whether you want one image on either side of the paper four images the page.


Various paper sizes

Some office work may need printing on paper sizes bigger than A4. All-in-one printers come with various sizes of paper tray or input tray which contain various paper sizes. This allows you to print A5, A4 and A3 paper.

Convenient copying

Smaller machines work slightly different. Office machines can scan multiple pages placed in a stack. This is programmed differently but works like the input tray. The pages can then be scanned and printed on the other end.

Multiple users

In an office, many people need to access a printer for documents. Wireless printers allow many users to be connected to the same machine. There are also options of adding more users if there is to.

Large feeder tray

technologyleftsagdhfvbgkWith these printers, you can add more paper in the feed tray. This makes easy to print many documents without having to stop to add more paper in the middle of your print.

The printer is a very useful asset in the office. Most companies need a printer so that the employees’ work can flow more efficiently. This improves the workflow of the company and influences productivity and customer service positively. All-in-one printers make office work easier due to its versatility.



Halloween Warm-up: Ghostwatch (1992)

Imagine a cross between Most Haunted and The Amityville Horror, broadcast ‘as live’ on the world’s most reputable TV channel.

Cast genuine TV presenters as ‘themselves’ for that extra air of authenticity and you can only begin to imagine the controversy that was stirred up when this was originally broadcast on Halloween night, 1992.

Looking at it now the age lines are starting to show, the technology is dated and some of the supporting performances (particularly the in-studio parapsychologist and the mother) leave a lot to be desired, but there is no denying the creeping terror that can still be felt as the show gradually descends into supernatural anarchy.

The Early family claims it is being haunted by a ghost they have nicknamed ‘Pipes’ and the Beeb have come to investigate in a Crimewatch style.

They even have phone-ins, which now (obviously) come across as staged, but to the original audience must have been very convincing.

Sarah Greene wanders around the haunted council house with her crew and the family; Craig Charles is outside interviewing neighbours; Mike Smith is handling the phones back in the studio and Parky is co-ordinating the whole show.

All very ‘reality TV’; establishing the template for the live editions of Most Haunted and Dead Famous, but with far more impact than those young upstarts … mainly because things do actually happen! None of this ‘oooh, we’ve just seen an orb’ nonsense.

Like The Haunting, Ghostwatch is frightening not for what you do see (because you don’t actually see that much) but what is heard and suggested.

However, be warned, with the crispness of the DVD image it is much easier to catch elusive glimpse of the evil Pipes – reflected in windows, hiding behind curtains etc

Although only a 12-certificate, Ghostwatch is not for those of a nervous disposition.
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sunday, 5 october 2008

DVD Of The Week: 30 Days Of Night (2007)

Every so often a film comes along with such a brilliant – but, in retrospect, obvious – twist that you wonder why it’s never been done before.

30 Days Of Night has a pack of vampires besieging an Alaskan town near the Artic circle where, for one month of the year, the sun doesn’t rise.

Based on Steve Niles famous comic book, with a script by Steve Niles, Stuart Beattie and Brian Nelson, it’s such an obvious idea – given that vampires traditionally can’t stand sunlight – that now I see it executed so perfectly I am genuinely surprised that no one hasn’t thought of it before.

As Barrow, Alaska, prepares for its “30 days of night”, isolated as it is from the rest of the world, accessible only by air, Sheriff Eben (Josh Hartnett) notices an increase in vandalism around the town and begins to realise that someone is trying to cut them off completely.

With the setting of the sun comes, out of the frozen wilderness, the vampires – having sent in one of their human slaves first of all to lay the groundwork for their arrival – ready to turn Barrow into an all-you-can-eat buffet.

The film has shades of Assault on Precinct 13 …