Nearly every single day in America a volunteer pilot is helping someone in some way to do good things. These volunteer pilots serve in a number of capacities, from flying patients to much needed medical care, to flying dogs from certain death in kill shelters or from animal rescues.
I felt a surge of love and forgiveness fill my body, and silently thanked Lorraine, who had given me this opportunity to practice the practice of forgiving myself.
1. Take your pet for a wellness exam. I recommend twice-yearly veterinary exams for all pets, and especially seniors, so making one of those visits i...
As someone who needs to stay away from dogs, for reasons that are invisible to the outside observer, I'd like to share some considerations for keeping your dog on a leash, not because it's the law, but because you care about the wellbeing of your fellow humans
It's easy to say "wag more, bark less," but it takes the kindness and love of another to truly help allay their fears. Without it, they will just keep barking away.
We first met Roxanna Elden at Miami Dade College where we were teaching a class on publishing. From the second she opened her mouth (which she did frequently) it was obvious she was a published author waiting to happen.
With the right diet, recreational chew toys and regular home dental care, you may be able to reduce the frequency of professional cleanings for your pet. Dental work can be expensive, and as with any medical procedure, it carries inherent risks.
Get referrals. This may sound obvious, but even if you find a trainer in a phone book, ask if you can talk to a couple of his or her previous clients. They can give you an idea of the trainer's methods, "bedside manner," reliability, and willingness to follow through.
Today is Dress Up Your Pet day. I know we have a holiday for everything, but this extremely adorable holiday must be celebrated and to celebrate I've ...
My colleagues were right -- often dogs that appear to be service or emotional-support animals obtained certification through accessible but illegal means, and they didn't deserve the rights and benefits allowed to legitimate service animals. In the future, I'll continue to love all the dogs I encounter at work, but I'll no longer assume the ones sporting vests deserve to wear them.
Dogs have so much love to give! They are so happy to be around us. There is really no better feeling than coming home after a long day to walk in to y...
I am not a dog person. I am not a dog person. I am not a dog person. And then there was Mattie. The conversation went something like this: "I know you might try talking me out of it, but I think I want a dog," said my husband.
The first thing anyone ever notices about Jenny Vidbel is her smile. It's the purest smile I've ever seen. It emanates from a soul steeped in genuine gratitude, abundant joy and love for her craft.
When choosing a dog breed it is important to think about more than just the dog's appearance and temperament. Thinking about the health problems to which the breed is prone can be very important because it will affect the dog's lifespan
There is no opening sentence that can do justice to the girl that never left my side. I've started and stopped writing this hook so many times that I've finally given up. There is no quirky anecdote or cute line that can say what I need to say.