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Bugging Out

It had been a restful weekend in the new attic apartment I was renting in Atlanta, Georgia for my current gig. Tucker was already up on the bed, head up by the pillows. I was in the bathroom, and just finished putting the toothpaste on the toothbrush when a single, large, amber-colored cockroa ...

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Every Day is Earth Day

The year was 1969. Embroiled in a war half a world away, and the country suffering from a loss of their youth being drafted and the world around them crumbling from industrial misuse of resources, pockets of resistance began to grow. The seeds of change took a stronghold in the fertile soil of ...

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The Gift of Spring

CAUTION: may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 10 (contains spoilers about the Easter Bunny) In an age long before man, the German Goddess of Spring, Eostre, was wandering about during the winter time when she came upon a bird in the forest with a broken wing. The bir ...

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Tour Guide Of Life

“Tucker!” That’s how I’m greeted when I walk into a room. Or rather, that’s how my dog is greeted. My existence is an afterthought. It isn’t until after Tucker gets a few butt scratches and he wags his tail, smiling up at the human welcome party whose good cheer reflects Tucker ...

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How to Make Friends and Influence Dogs

Tucker and I headed up a trail in the ancient redwood forest, enjoying the serenity of the silent wood. A brown dog with black markings around the eyes, white muzzle, and giant smile on his face came bounding around the switchback ahead of us. No human was right behind so I paused to wait for ...

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A Spay, A Smile, and a Clinic of Kindness

Looking at the line of people in the parking lot at Whittier Narrows Park at 6:30am this Saturday morning, knowing they ventured out long before dawn to be here, I am reminded of the long lines that used to stretch down Hollywood Boulevard for days and nights before the opening of the newest  ...

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The Key to Kindness

I awaken to the warm glow of pre-dawn light that casts itself across my room. Looking down the bedcovers, I see a furry being, feel his warmth, and watch as his side rises and falls in a gentle rhythm. I shuffle under the covers slightly, and he comes awake ever so briefly to take a stretch. E ...

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The Perfect Present

As I watched Tucker rip open his gifts Christmas evening, a part of my heart reached out to all the shelter pets who didn’t get to share this day with their forever family. While Tucker was here with me, many dogs and cats sat alone in their kennels that night—some mourning the loss of the ...

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Great Nonprofits Awards Baf “Top Rated” Status!

We love the work we do and believe in its impact and importance, but it’s always great to know that others agree and feel strongly about our efforts and us as a group, so we’re over the moon to have achieved “Top Rated” We love the work we do and believe in its impact and importance ...

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