pet care E eeewwww! … an “exclamation of disgust” is a knee jerk reaction regarding unusual animals when out of touch with Mother Nature and all she offers. Often it is reptiles and “slimy” snakes in particular causing this reaction. Snakes are not slimy at all, they are actually incredibly dry and don amazing skin patterns providing quite the fashion statement which often lead to their demise as their hides wind up on wallets, handbags and boots. The educational arm of Jungle Bob Enterprises, Inc. a Long Island based company through a hands on approach promotes an understanding of these creatures and their place on Earth to audiences of all ages. Transforming Moms from fear and loathing to loving and nurturing, many now enjoy them as pets. According to founder Jungle Bob Smith, “Not everyone is head over heels for snakes, lizards and tortoises but I ask for their respect. I call them the “unloved, the unusual and the unknown”. Ally, the newest member of Jungle Bob’s posse provides an immediate understanding. You will probably want to reach out and touch this amazing creature, the alligator that has outlived even the dinosaur! Jungle Bob’s, more then just reptiles, they have frogs and so much more. -Jungle Bob Jungle Bob’s Reptile World Centereach 40 gemmagazineli.com m e lt t h o s e p o u n d s a w a y walking your dog The treadmill is in the corner...it’s silently channeling you as if to say ‘come on, turn me on..let’s go for a little walk’. This treadmill is the ‘whole enchilada’. It has every program you could ever imagine, speeds of up to 100 mph, and a built-in masseuse, but you find every reason not to exercise at that particular moment. It’s easy to put off exercising when the exercise partner is a piece of equipment, but could you find it as easy to ignore Fido looking up at you with his big brown puppy dog eyes? With more than 60% of women in the United States being overweight, being a couch potato needs to become a thing of the past and nothing can force or inspire you more to get up and exercise then a dog. Well sure, a pooch can’t force you to exercise, but do you really want to deal with the mischief a bored dog will get into without adequate exercise? Whether it’s a leisurely stroll through the neighborhood, or a fast-paced jog through the park, dogs make excellent exercise companions and will help you melt those pounds away while improving your physical fitness! -Jodi Record, Little Shelter Animal Rescue L i t t L e S h e Lt e r AnimAL reScue Get help, volunteer or donate: LITTLE ShELTER 33 Warner Road huntington, NY 11743 631-368-8770 www.littleshelter.com One of Long Island’s oldest no-kill shelters is dedicated to saving all companion animals whose lives are in jeopardy. Through rescue from kill facilities, rehabilitation of sick and un-socialized pets, and a 100% spay/neuter program, Little Shelter hopes to end pet overpopulation and place all dogs and cats in loving homes. Little Shelter is also a part of the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC Animals.