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Dogs, Shakespeare and The Things We Do For Love

Did Shakespeare ever write a part for a dog in his plays? That is, a dog character, not just a reference? Indeed he did. And I have had the opportunity to have two of my bulldogs play the part of Crab in Two Gentlemen Of Verona. The first time was about five years ago, and […]

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How To Be Happy This Holiday Season

Volunteer It’s a fact. Volunteering will make YOU happier and healthier – not to mention the effect you may have on someone  else. It brings about physiological and psychological changes. It eases pain.  Study after study proves this. And all these good feelings are known collectively as “helper’s high.” But, like jogging or walking, we […]

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Morris Animal Foundation’s K9 Cancer Walks

The Morris Animal Foundation has funded well over 100 canine cancer studies, and significant advances in the detection and treatment of this disease, which will affect more than half of all dogs, have been made thanks to their funding.  If you have been touched by this disease you know the devastation it can wreak. Early […]

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Rescue Ink – An Animal Rescue Group With Real Attitude

Rescue Ink is a rescue group that is, as they claim,  not for your mother! This is a NYC based group with massive amounts of attitude, whose purpose is not just to rescue animals of many species, but to educate people about animal abuse and neglect. While writing the post about Operation Roger, which is […]

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Truckers Volunteer To Move Pets Across Country

DogBreedStore.com is donating $9,000 of dog related gifts to Operation Roger this week. And what is Operation Roger? Operation Roger is based in Joshua, Texas and is a non-profit that was started to help rescue animals move across country to their new homes.  Dedicated truckers volunteer to make this happen. As an advocate for rescue […]

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How Can Autistic Kids and Dogs Work Together?

Children who have “autism spectrum disorder” often have difficulty making friends, expressing their needs verbally,understanding personal space and making eye contact. And with the entire summer looming before them, the end of the school year can mark a difficult time for the families of these children. Traditional camp environments are overwhelming for these kids and […]

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Give Your Dog A Job – Not A Bone

I really enjoy getting involved with my community, which in this case is Austin, Texas.  And I find that my dogs do as well. They are very social, in fact much more social than I am. For them, volunteering  has become an important part of their work week.  It is truly something they enjoy and get excited […]

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