My Kitten Rescuers, Zip & Zac

“Come with me, I want you to see something,” implored my husband, Robert. “What is it?” I asked with irritation. It had been a stressful day caring for my 14 year old Yorkshire Terrier Merlin, whose health was rapidly failing. “Just come with me, he repeated. It was a warm spring evening when Robert gingerly opened the...

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The Great Who-Nami

“My idea of a decent dog is simple,” I’d told Ken, my new spouse, “Only three requirements. It should curl up on my lap, readily master commands and never shed. Not much to ask of a canine companion.”

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Sunshine Sammy

Our dog Sammy came into our lives not merely on a whim while passing a pet store, but rather after years of pitching the idea to my husband with little success. When at last Joe changed his mind I wasted no time unraveling the mystery of why. Instead, I made tracks to find us a dog and fast! Lucky for us, a woman I worked with knew of an eighteen-month-old Yorkshire terrier that needed a good home, and I jumped on the opportunity.

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Incredible Dog Bobbie, The Wonder Dog

Here’s Something New To Feel Good About Today! “A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things – a walk in the woods, a fresh...

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Granny

One of my best friends is a whale. I know this might sound strange, but we have been friends for 20 years now. Granny is not just any whale, but an orca, a killer whale, who swims free in Puget Sound. This 100 year-old female is the matriarch of J pod, a family of resident orcas that frequent the waters of Washington State and...

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