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See what was brewing with Jen Scordo today. Every day on The Best Show Ever? Jen Scordo shares a few recent weird and interesting news stories. Today that includes new Flyer Oliver Bonk’s mullet and a pregnant woman is now disgusted by her husband’s breath… Here are her stories from today.

New Flyer Defenseman Oliver Bonk Sports A Mullett

New Flyer defenseman Oliver Bonk is paying tribute to his father by sporting a mullet.  Radek Bonk, the elder Bonk, sported one of the best flows in hockey history when he was drafted 29 years ago as the 3rd overall pick by the Ottawa Senators and went on to score 497 points in 969 regular season games.  Oliver’s dad was surprised but very happy about Oliver’s choice.  Oliver said, “I wanted to do it as a tribute to him.  He has been a big part of my hockey career and my life, so I wanted to give some props to him. He had a bit more flow than I did. I tried my best, but I didn’t have enough time.”

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Pregnant Woman Can’t Stand Her Husband’s Breath

A woman in Australia says that every time she gets pregnant, she becomes physically sick by her husband’s breath.  Many women have different cravings during pregnancy, but I have heard of women who love something pre-pregnancy, and then during pregnancy, they can’t stand it.  This is a particular condition called hyperemesis.  She says he husband’s breath is worse than morning breath and makes her want to throw up.  She said this last time she got pregnant, she didn’t even need a pregnancy test, she knew it would be positive when she smelled her husband’s breath.

[Source – NY Post]

8 Ways To Keep Your Pets Safe And Calm During Fireworks

It’s fireworks season, and you may be looking for ways to keep your pets safe and calm during fireworks. If you have pets, you know how spooked they get. The loud bangs make them super nervous, and actually more prone to running away.

It’s actually believed that Independence Day is the day with the highest rates of pets running away. Noises, flashing lights, and sometimes even the smell of fireworks are all factors that can totally freak your pet out. You really never know how your pet is going to react, either. Especially if your pet is young or new to you.

Events with loud bangs don’t happen often around your home. Thunderstorms and fireworks are so uncommon that even if your pet is older, they may still get nervous or scared. When pets get frantic due to the loud pops and bangs, they may hide, tremble, or try to escape altogether. It may be even worse for them if you leave your home to go watch fireworks nearby.

As a pet owner, you really don’t want any of that happening. You want to help your pet as much as you can.

So here are 8 ways to keep your pets safe and calm during fireworks:

  • Try Desensitizing Your Pet

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    If you bang pots and pans or make loud noises, your little buddy may get used to it. As mentioned above, fireworks aren’t a common occurrence, so it makes pets even more nervous. If you teach them to expect loud sounds every so often, they may not get as scared.

  • Comfort Them

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    This may seem like a no-brainer, but a lot of times they just want love. Try not to let them cower in a corner all night. Don’t cross any boundaries with them, just speak calmly and tell them things are okay. Pet them and give them treats. Whatever they like usually!

  • Keep Them Away From Fireworks

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    If your can help it, keep them away from fireworks. Meaning, if someone in the neighborhood is setting them off, or if you live close to an area where a big event is held, maybe take them somewhere else for the night. Closely supervise them when you let them outside.

  • Play White Noise

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    Some white noise may help. It will at least soften the blow of the loud pops. This works well if you have to leave your pet at home. Leave a fan, TV or radio on for them. It makes it feel like someone’s home with them while all the scariness is happening outside.

  • Make A Safe Space

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    Don’t get too upset with them for getting upset. It’s normal. Try to give them a place to go to retreat when they get frightened. If they like their bed best, try to surround it with their favorite toys and blankets. Let them cuddle with you up on the couch or on your bed.

  • Try To Distract Them

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    Giving treats or playing with toys with your pet may help to distract them from the loud bangs outside. As long as you’re calm, they’re calm, so try to assure them in a way that doesn’t heavily acknowledge the scary bad thing.

  • Alternative Calming Methods

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    There are products on the market that are supposed to help with pet anxiety. From CBD treats to calming jackets, you can try a number of things to see what works. Some pets aren’t receptive to calming words and cuddles and may need extra help to zen out.

  • Make Sure They Have Proper ID

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    If you feel your pet is a flight risk, check  their ID tags. Make sure they are wearing their collars on the nights fireworks are going off. Make sure the information on their tags are up to date and correct. If they run away, you want them to be found and found quickly.

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