Pets are not iPads: Thinking Outside the Animal Gift Box

If you are a last minute holiday shopper, you may be tempted to buy Christmas or New Year gifts for loved ones without doing your homework.  This time of year, parents and partners can be easily persuaded to get the most heart-warming gift of them all: a cute and cuddly new animal.  It may seem like the sweetest …

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The Season of Giving Back

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give. ― Winston Churchill We call this the Season of Giving, but it doesn’t always feel like that. One of the things that I dislike about this holiday season is that the “consumer” tends to comes out in all of us.  We …

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The Landfill Dogs

“The dog’s agenda is simple, fathomable, overt: I want. “I want to go out, come in, eat something, lie here, play with that, kiss you. There are no ulterior motives with a dog, no mind games, no second-guessing, no complicated negotiations or bargains, and no guilt trips or grudges if a request is denied.”  ― Caroline …

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How to Help Those Affected by Oklahoma Tornado

A record-sized tornado plowed through Oklahoma this Monday, leaving death and destruction in its wake.  People, companion animals, farm animals and other animals are now displaced and injured.   Even in the midst of chaos and destruction, humanity finds a way to shine; dozens of agencies are on the scene helping the injured and homeless by collecting food for animals, bringing in …

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