Cay’s 3rd Week of School

Last night we went to Cay’s 3rd week of obedience school. We had been practicing at home, especially on the stationary exercises. Even after running with the boys for 1/2 hour before going to class, Cay doesn’t like to sit still. She is a champ at heeling and sits promptly at my side when I […]

All That We Can Be: Saving Ratchet

Well behaved women seldom make history.–Laurel Thatcher Ulrich Ratchet the dog from Iraq recently arrived in Minnesota. You’ve probably heard of Ratchet and former Sgt Gwen Beberg, who rescued him from a burning pile of trash and didn’t give up on him. Beberg, now demoted to Specialist rank, stood by Ratchet until she was able to ensure his safety and […]

Announcing the New 8 State Kate Fund Logo and Online Store!

The 8 State Kate Fund Store–Shirts, Bags, Mugs and More–Now Open for Business! The 8 State Kate Fund Store is now open for business at Look for great gift ideas, including buttons, magnets, keepsake boxes, pillows, shirts, bags, ornaments, journals, mugs, tiles and more, ranging in price from $2.50 to $31.99. All items feature […]