Living with It… and Rocking it Out

First, an update on how Bandit and Chase are doing. Chase completed 21 radiation therapy treatments for colonic adenocarcinoma on August 23rd. He had a stellar follow-up appointment two weeks later. On September 24th he returned to his volunteer mission at the local library, where kids read to him. On October 15th, he had a [...]

Get a Jump on Holiday Shopping–Book Sale Benefits Dogs with Cancer

Get a jump on holiday shopping! The award-winning Not Without My Dog Resource & Record Book is on sale, just $15 + shipping for this hard cover, journal-style book with photo pages, and everything for and about your dog. Quantities of 10 or more are just $12 each (+ shipping–please contact me directly). They make great [...]

My Library Dog

Tuesday was Chase’s library day. It was so inspiring to see the kids read to him. Even over the summer, some of them have improved so much. I love to see kids get excited about books. When many adults don’t read books any more, it’s good to see a younger generation being inspired by them. [...]

Derailing the Train

Well, I certainly didn’t see this coming. My oh-so-special dog Chase has been diagnosed with cancer. As cancer does, it came like a blow to the gut when least expected, and suddenly figuring out what to do about this fast-growing disease was our top priority. Chase had blood in his stools for a few months, [...]

Dolphins and Dogs: Protect Your Heart

First, a quick note: A few weeks ago I discovered that Bandit’s tags were missing. I keep them in a tag pocket on his collar to protect them, and the entire pocket with all the tags was gone. I immediately got him a new ID tag. After my experience with hundreds to thousands of lost [...]