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Apr.12.2014
Sweet Sadie...my privilege to protect her.
         For all people who love dogs, they have long been our best friends. Canine companions are the ones that never leave our side, betray us, tell our secrets, comfort us, inspire us to be better people, and in all things they are our confidant. Heroic dogs have...
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Apr.12.2014
       For all people who love dogs, they have long been our best friends. Canine companions are the ones that never leave our side, betray us, tell our secrets, comfort us, inspire us to be better people, and in all things they are our confidant. Heroic dogs have pulled...
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Mar.28.2014
      Today two living beings were murdered in Manatee County, Florida.  These two souls had a wonderful life interrupted and eventually stolen from them. No one will be prosecuted for their deaths. They were not killed by a single criminal, but by a group of so-...
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Mar.19.2014
      The word shelter evokes images of comfort….of coming in out of the rain to a warm and safe place of refuge. Most places that are funded by taxpayers to rescue animals, to provide for their safety and hopefully send them on to a loving home are called shelters, but I’m...
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Mar.19.2014
      The word shelter evokes images of comfort….of coming in out of the rain to a warm and safe place of refuge. Most places that are funded by taxpayers to rescue animals, to provide for their safety and hopefully send them on to a loving home are called shelters, but I’m...
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Mar.19.2014
      The word shelter evokes images of comfort….of coming in out of the rain to a warm and safe place of refuge. Most places that are funded by taxpayers to rescue animals, to provide for their safety and hopefully send them on to a loving home are called shelters, but I’m...
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Dec.06.2013
Patti and Sadie at Subaru "Share the Love" event
This holiday season, my dog Sadie and I plan on being charitable to canines, both personally and by purchasing from companies that donate a portion of their sales to help homeless dogs (and people, too). We support organizations more consistently and generously during the holidays when...
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Nov.11.2013
Hill's Ideal Balance
Balanced ingredients is the key to healthy nutrition for your dog. Balance is quite the buzz word these days. Magazine covers are filled with stories about balance…in life…in love…in careers and more. Balance is also important in your dog’s food too. You may have made the switch to an all-natural...
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Aug.08.2013
  Sadie, shortly after she agreed to be my dog...not my road to riches or fame.       One of my blog readers sent an e-mail asking me if I’d heard of a certain woman in New York city who aspires to be the next “Martha Stewart of Dogs” I wasn’t sure if this woman...
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May.20.2013
   AbI Gal in front of the Bird of Paradise plant. Now she is a bird in Paradise.    Our house is strangely silent this morning. Sadie walks over to the window in the dining room where AbiGal our cockatiel’s cage has been for almost four years. She sniffs the floor. She runs her...
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Dec.27.2012
     Sadie, my dog is in her usual position at the end of our king-sized bed. She’s stretched across the entire width in a diagonal angle which makes it tricky for me to find my own niche. I haven’t figured out how a medium sized dog can turn into one very long dog at bedtime...
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Nov.30.2012
Island House will soon need a DOGS NOT WELCOME sign.
Island House will soon need a Dogs NOT Welcome sign. Island House is a small condo complex on Hilton Head Island, SC. In a recent letter to homeowners from ASSOCIA, Association Services Management, Inc., signed by Marv DeGraw, "President"... of what the letter doesn't say...they are asking...
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Nov.15.2012
     I first wrote about my brother Claude’s award winning Treeing Walker Coon Dog, Driver, in 2005 when he’d taken up residence with a rooster. Last summer I observed him in his old age and was inspired to write about him again. Sadly, I now am asked to write his epitaph....
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Aug.03.2012
Driver is older...and we are sadder, but wiser.
     Driver is an old dog. He’s had a long and very active life for a big dog. He looks different than when I first met him….thinner…gray around his muzzle…quieter with a very wise aura. I was never much interested in the coon dogs my brother Claude owned and Driver was just one...
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Jun.26.2012
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It’s a cold night in Denver, and a homeless woman sits waiting for a kind stranger to drop some change or even a dollar or two in her container. Whatever the amount is, she only hopes it’s enough for a meal to share with her faithful canine companion. A man briefly enjoys the air conditioning at a...
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