New life

The hours passed on nice summer day. All day the mother dog has panted and stared. Her maiden litter was on its way, and I was there to watch them come. A sweet little golden retriever, she was too sensitive … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss the Lucy Pet Products Paws for Life Parade Float!

New Year’s Day is just around the corner. If your resolution for 2018 is to be the change you want to see in the world, you’ll find motivation for your mission in every “Making a… [[ This is a summary … Continue reading

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Noticeable Results: New Leash On Life Donation Report

New Leash on Life, an animal welfare organization located in Lebanon, TN, is dedicated to improving the welfare of companion animals in the community through shelter, placement, spay/neuter, education and awareness. In addition, they provide pet food assistance to citizens … Continue reading

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Life is Short. Buy the Boots.

If grief were a color, it would be slate. Not an angry obsidian black, or a peaceful dove grey, but that shapeshifting silver somewhere between black and white, a stormy sea that some days seems blue, others almost brackish, depthless … Continue reading

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Humane Society’s Pets For Life Received 25,000 Bowls Of Halo Pet Food

On March 31, because of you, Halo helped donors do more for the Day of Giving donation drive for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The donation drive was in support of HSUS’s Pets for Life program which helps families in low-income neighborhoods care … Continue reading

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SHELTER DOG SAVES PUPPY’S LIFE AND BOTH GET ADOPTED

There are many heroes in animal rescue and sometimes that hero can even be another dog! According to the Saint Augustine Record, a black lab puppy named Gunther came into the Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services in bad shape. … Continue reading

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Why I Tell People I Sell Life Insurance

What do you get when you cross a Dr V with an Apple pencil? (Aside from bad art, but that goes without saying.) A new set of cartoons, that’s what! When I was in vet school, I was (rightfully) proud … Continue reading

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How I Live My Best Life

As a new year approaches, and as we get ready to welcome a new baby any day, I’ve been thinking about the things that inspire me to live my best life. There was a time a few years ago when … Continue reading

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Life is a macaron

My mother was not a great cook. I think she would happily cop to that. She made spaghetti, burnt steak, and stuck underseasoned chicken breasts in the oven until they turned rubbery. Her mother was not a great cook either. … Continue reading

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California’s End of Life Option Act and How it Would have Changed Mom’s Death

In 2014, a young, vibrant woman named Brittany Maynard moved from the home in California she had known all her life so that she could die on her own terms in Oregon. Diagnosed with glioblastoma, arguably one of the most … Continue reading

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