Ft. Lauderdale International

I’ve had the great good fortune to travel to Bimini three times to spend time with wonderful people and swim with wild dolphins. On each trip, I traveled through Ft. Lauderdale International Airport. I experienced it as a rather crowded and stressful place, best endured in the company of friends. I can only imagine how [...]

“There’s a Puppy at the Dump”LightShine Canine: A Rez Dog Rescue

They have today’s game plan mapped out. On the Pine Ridge and neighboring Rosebud Indian Reservations in South Dakota, this “boots on the ground” group, small enough to sit at the same picnic table, has a list of dogs to pick up from calls that came in over the past couple of days. The plan [...]

Déjà Vu – Could this Happen to You?

Through September 30th, $5 per Not Without My Dog Resource & Record book sold will be donated to help human and animal victims of the August flooding in Louisiana (Click here http://www.8statekate.net/wordpress/?page_id=1715 to order).

Natchez Trace Cayenne: The Rest of the Story

The subject line stopped me in my tracks, “My Experience with Tony (“Mountain Man”) and His 31 Dogs”. Tony… Mountain Man. It had to be him! The first line of the article mentioned that Tony had been living deep in the woods of Natchez Trace State Park in Tennessee. My heart skipped a beat. The [...]

June 2nd is Kindness for Kate Day!

Let’s make the next week Kindness for Kate Week! Think of ways to show kindness throughout the week. What are you planning to do? Thanks for helping to make the world a kinder place.

How Did He Know That?

I recently read Bernie Siegel describing a quantum physics term called ‘nonlocality’, in which a quantum particle can influence another quantum particle instantaneously over any distance, despite there being no exchange of force or energy. Quantum particles that have had any form of contact retain a connection even when separated, so that the actions of one will always influence the other, no matter how far they get separated. Could this have somehow been true for Chase and Ginger as well?

On Eagles’ Wings

The eagles came in February, their striking white heads and bold brown feathers silhouetted against a pale blue sky. I first noticed an eagle perched high in the cottonwood tree across the road. Later that day, two eagles sat in the tree by our garage. When I saw an eagle circling high in the sky, [...]

On the Move

Over the summer I was offered a new job in Wisconsin, the state where I grew up. I wanted to move back closer to my family, and I love the Madison area. So in September, after I had lived in Minnesota for 31 years, and in the same house for almost 26 years, we made [...]

Just Being

Earlier this year I wrote about taking a therapy dog class with Cay, and how far she’s come since she first arrived here as a practically-feral adolescent 8 years ago. I had decided to enter Cay in the class because of the response she’d shown to my niece’s children, fetching the ball over and over [...]

8 Things I Learned from 8 State Hurricane Kate, and Kindness for Kate Day

With hurricane and summer storm season beginning, I was recently invited to be on a radio show called ‘Heroes of Katrina: Ten Years After – Hurricane Preparedness for Pets’. To get ready for the show, I reviewed my classic post, ‘8 Things I learned from 8 State Kate’, the cattle dog who was rescued after [...]