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).

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.

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 [...]

Heroes of Katrina: Ten Years After – Hurricane Preparedness for Pets, Blog Talk Radio – Tuesday, May 5th at 7:00 pm CST

7:00 pm CST on Tuesday, May 5th Call into (347) 637-3939 or listen in via the Internet at https://www.facebook.com/events/1042253162470212/ Please join us this very special evening as we welcome our returning guest, Award Winning Author Jenny Pavlovic, Ph.D., and discuss an extremely important topic….preparing our beloved pets for a hurricane. Jenny will share very valuable advice [...]

Finding Our Way

Fall is here already. Where did the summer go? I had vowed that this summer would be different from last year, when Chase was diagnosed with colon cancer just after the 4th of July. The rest of that summer revolved around his care and cancer treatments. Then we discovered in September that Bandit had multiple [...]

A Decade of Devotion

We lost Bandit to multiple myeloma in March, and our little pack continues to find its way. When Bandit’s body was failing and I realized he was in pain, it became apparent that he was ready to go. But I could tell he was concerned about how we would manage without him. So we spent [...]

June 2nd is Kindness for Kate Day!

Monday, June 2nd is the 8th Annual “Kindness for Kate” Day! In 2007, June 2nd was first declared “Kindness for Kate” Day in honor of 8 State Hurricane Kate. This year, on Monday, June 2nd, in honor of Kate, please do something to make the world a better place. Plant a flower. Say a prayer. [...]

Grateful for the Journey

Chase and I are planning a party. We’re celebrating one year of the Dog Gone Reading Program at the Valley Library, where the kids read to Chase to improve their reading skills. Ginny the librarian, the kids, and their families will join us on a Saturday to celebrate, hear Chase’s story, present participation awards to [...]

My Inner Fire

I recently attended a yoga retreat. We were asked to visualize our inner fire, like as a flame or the sun. In my mind’s eye I saw this blazing orange cattle dog, this intrepid, very yang dog: Bandit. Yang means fast, solid, focused, hot, and is associated with fire, the sky, the sun, masculinity, and daytime. [...]