Posts by Nathan Moench

Issue #32 – Southern Nevada Beagle’s Rescue Foundation

Circles magazine visited SNBRF and had a great time interviewing Regina Harman, meeting the rescue dogs and learning about this awesome rescue operation. SNBRF is a non-profit, all volunteer foundation dedicated the rescue of Beagles, Beagle mixes, hounds and little and education about responsible dog and puppy ownership.

They provide rescue and adoption services primarily in Las Vegas, Henderson, and the rest of Clark County Nevada, they find permanent homes for Beagles who have been surrendered by their owners or have been abandoned or abused. SNBRF does not house dogs and puppies in a shelter as many rescue groups do, our dogs are cared for in healthy, safe, loving foster home environments.

All the dogs are pre-screened for behavior, temperament and health conditions prior to placement. This includes being spayed or neutered. They always welcome any donations. They can be found on Facebook and https://southernnevadabeaglerescue.com

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Issue #32 – DIY Dog Food Recipe

Ingredients

Peas
Green Beans
White Rice
Chicken Breast

The dog food recipe contains rice, meat, green beans, peas and it was a very easy recipe to make for your dogs and it is very healthy for the pets to eat.

Directions

Step 1: Boil chicken (No seasonings added) Boil until fully cooked.

Step 2: Cut chicken to bite-sized pieces.

Step 3: Mix rice and chopped chicken.

Step 4: Add 1 can of peas and 1 can of green beans, mix together

Experience

Michelle: “Making this healthy food was a really fun experience for me.”

Jeremy: “Making the cake was really fun and exciting. I really enjoyed pouring the ingredients and mixing them all together.”

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Issue #32 – Dog Parks of Las Vegas

Circles Magazine visited one of the dog parks in Las Vegas. the name of the park is called Dog Fanciers park. We interviewed Paulie Cunningham about different dog parks. He told us that fanciers is his favorite park in Las Vegas. Paulie has 2 dogs, he has a whipput greyhound mix name Reggie she is 17 years old and he also has a pit-bull named Angel and she’s 7 years old.

We asked what was his “favorite thing about the park ?’ he said dogs get to socialize and have lots of fun, he said dogs always staying at home isn’t good for the dog. He has been to 5 different parks around Vegas with his dog’s, so he is a bit of a dog park connoisseur.

He mentioned the park at Atlantic and Lewis that is by his house, be doesn’t like it, and Dessert Breeze Dog Park, he tells us that is the worst no one watches their dogs. He tells us that indoor park (that just opened) serves beer, he doesn’t think that beer and dogs don’t mix at all. He told us that Barkin Basin and Woofers parks, are really good to take your dog at and let them enjoy running around and playing with other dogs. His dog angel was on the news Fox 5 the night before 4th of July she ran out the house, she got spooked by the firecrackers and ran out an open door.

He did an intense search for her and put up flyers and even contacted the Fox 5 News and Angel was spot lighted. Paulie is the bass player for a popular band in Las Vegas, called Smashing Alice and an avid dog lover.

Clark County Dog Fanciers Park 5800 E. Flamingo Rd Las Vegas Nevada 89122

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Issue #32 – Pet Technology

  • Hoison is an Automatic Pet feeder machine. Designed to help feed your dogs, cats, or any other animal. If you’re running late, stuck in traffic, or unable to feed your pets in any way, simply log on to the Hoison app on your cell phone and with the click of a button you can dispense your pets breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Hoison feeder is equipped with an HD camera and microphone, so you can see and communicate with your pets. You’ll be able to check-in with your pets, and it can give you a peace of mind that they are not alone. You can tell them that you love them, that you will be home soon, and reward them, with a nice dinner all from the convenience of your phone.

  • Pawscout is a low energy Bluetooth radio signal with a range of approximately 300 feet. You can use the Pawscout App on your cell phone to locate your pet and set a virtual pet leash that alerts you it the pet moves outside of the range. If your pet is out of range, you mark your pet as lost. You will be notified of your pet’s location if he or she passes by anyone with the Pawscout App. To best protect your pet, ask friends, family members, neighbors, and caretakers to install the Pawscout App. Tracking will not work unless your pet is within 300 feet of someone with the Pawscout App.

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Issue #32 – How To Respect Animals

All animals should be respected with loving owners that will be dedicated to their wellbeing. There are many different ways to care for your pet’s needs. This is includes their diet, exercise, and proper training. Feeding your pet’s healthy food will keep them fit and happy for a long healthy life. Socializing your pets is always a great idea. Having your pet interact with other animals and people. This will keep your dog active and friendly when entering different environments. Making sure your pets has annual check-ups with a vet is a must. Micro-chip your pet is an easy way to relocate them in case they are lost. Taking your pets to the groomers to get their nails clipped and bathed is recommended. Most of the times they put bows on their little ears that make them oh so cute.

 

  • Run your dog up and down the stairs.

  • Set up obstacle courses.

  • Make your dog work for its treats.

  • Keep away and fetch.

  • Take a socialized outing

  1. Check labels for nutritional value

  2. Avoid feeding shelf-stable foods as a staple diet

  3. Introduce fresh whole foods

  4. Feed a variety of ingredients rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties

 

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Issue #32 – Clark County Wetlands Park

Wildlife consists of

  • Birds– the most common wildlife in the park, birds range in size from the golden eagle with its six-foot wingspan to the tiny black-chinned hummingbird.

 

  • Mammals– the park makes life easier for many desert species. Animals like coyote are found in greater numbers, drawn by water and prey.

 

  • Fish– the park is home to a number of fish species, none of which are native to southern Nevada. Some, like the mosquitofish, were introduced because they eat mosquito larvae and help control mosquito populations.

 

  • Amphibians & Reptiles- a wide range of amphibians and reptiles great home in the park. Some live in ponds and streams, like the large spiny soft shelled turtles that like to sun themselves on rocks in the preserve streams and ponds and the wash, especially during the warmer weather.

 

  • Invertebrates– at the park, the world’s smallest creatures are well established in the habitats, helping to provide a balance to biodiversity and a welcomed food source for birds, animals, and other insects.

The wash is a natural water system that was first discovered by only native American Settlers to what is now our ‘’ Las Vegas Valley’’

The wash became perennial stream as a result of the Valley’s waste water reclamation facilities in the 1950’s.

It receives over 180 million gallons of reclaimed water per day.

Four Habitats make up the park

  1. Aquatic– the water-rich aquatic wetlands found within the wash and the park preserve’s network of ponds and streams provide resources for many plant and animal species that might not otherwise survive in the dry desert valley.
  2. Riparian– adjacent to the aquatic habitats found in the park, these verdant ‘’ strips of green’’ provide important food and shelter for wildlife close to water.
  3. Mesquite woodland – further away from the perennial water sources found in the park, these meadows provide natural drainage for the park when hit by flash floods.
  4. Desert Scrub- This is the general habitat of the Mojave Desert, receiving just over four inches of precipitation per year. The plants and animals living here need to be very resilient.

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Issue #32 – Lazy Dog Restaurant

                                            

                                    

 

The Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar was founded in 2003 by Chris Simms, Gabe Caliendo, Steve Price, and Roshan Mendis, with the group opening the first Lazy Dog restaurant in Huntington Beach, California. They have been serving American food since their opening. The concept for the restaurant was inspired by the Simms family who have a long standing tradition of hospitality going back three generations. Their idea was to create a special place for families including their K-9 members which was inspired by an enduring love of food and fireside conversation.

                                                            

They wanted to share a small mountain town vibe. The restaurant has a happy and friendly atmosphere and the staff are very welcoming. They serve lunch and dinner for both dogs and people. The dog menu consists of hamburger, chicken, brown rice, peas, and carrots. The people menu consists of burgers, soups, salads, pizzas, sandwiches and other items. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar is a very fancy and great location to bring your dog to for lunch and dinner.

                                       

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar also has a special menu just for your dog. All dogs are welcome to eat at the restaurant’s outdoor patio as long as you follow their rules which are written on the doggie menu. They have a luxurious covered patio with lots of fans, a beautiful fire pit, and outdoor heaters so you and your dog are both comfortable in the summer and winter.

          

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Issue #31 – Protein Shakes and Smoothies

Protein Shakes and Smoothies are a great way to replenish the body when you’re on the go. This simple but nutritious concoction can be customized to your taste bud preferences thru the use of a blender or juicer. Different healthy ingredients such as fresh fruits, vegetables, liquids, and protein powders are added to the mix to make a tasty treat.

Protein Shakes can also be used as a meal replacement for weight loss. With certain ingredients combined, you can have amazing results on the body overall both internally and externally. Protein Shakes are beneficial health wise and make great “go to food” for those who live a busy schedule and don’t have time to grab a bite to eat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Issue #28 – Vegas Rat Rods

Rat Rod Interview with Steve Darnell

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“Bringing Junk Back To Life, Bringing Junk Back To Life One Car at Time”

Steve Darnell  is the design mastermind behind the very unique car customization shop, Welderup. He was born in Vegas in 1971. He moved back and forth between Vegas and Montana when his parents divorced. Steve’s crazy creative Rat Rod designs got lots attention at local car shows, which also got the attention of the Discovery Chanel, which got him the Vegas Rat Rods show. Vegas Rat Rods is in its 3rd season and has become wildly popular. The T.V. show made his business grow, but not without growing pains because, they can’t keep up with the public needs. They are THAT busy. Steve also producing short films, music videos, and creative man-interior designs. Most recently, he created the set design, costumes, props, and vehicles featured in the Five Finger Death Punch “House of the Rising Sun” music video. Steve also designed the whole interior décor of his show room at his shop.

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  1. How long have you been interested in this type of work?

    I started building Rat Rods about 2007. My dad was a welder and I and I learned fabrication, I grew up in the atmosphere. I spent a lot of time in my room as a child with mismatched model cars, which became the rat rods of today.

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  2. How long does it take to complete a rat rod restoration? 

    If I do it myself, it takes 2 & a half months. If my crew assists me, it takes 10-12 …days maybe 3 weeks.

  3. Do you design your rat rod concept a head of time?

    Usually have the ideas already in my head. Although I do have an artist on board that can draw up plans if needed.

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  4. What was your most challenging rat rod to make?

    All of them. Everyone is a challenge. His favorite and first project was when he put a 5.9 liter Cumming’s diesel engine from a Dodge pickup truck into a 1933 Dodge sedan.

  5. Where do you find or locate most of the parts to make a rat rod?

    Junkyards all in the desert. Everywhere and anywhere, sometimes out of state, like Montana.

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  6. Who and when started the rat rod’s idea?

    1950’s with hot rods, not really sure, but they weren’t called rat rods. They were called jalopies.

  7. Is there a connection between rat rods and the Mad Max movie?

    Yeah, I think so. Steampunk and Desert people…. a lot of similarities.

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Issue #28 – Circles Yummy Goulash

Ingredients:

3lbs- Ground beef
2 cups – chopped onions
2 Bell peppers chopped
1 small bag frozen mixed veggies
1 small bag frozen corn
3lbs- elbow macaroni
4 to 6 cups of left over spaghetti sauce

Here’s how to make goulash.
1. Brown the meat in skillet
2. Season to taste
3. Add onions
4. Add in the cut bell peppers
5. In an electric roaster add the leftover spaghetti sauce and meat mixture together
6. Add frozen mixed veggies and frozen corn
7. Pour in uncooked pasta
8. Cook on 400 degrees 2 to 3 hours or until pasta is done. Make sure to check and stir occasionally.

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