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Blog posts : "Pets Helping Us"

Guide Dogs Offer Yet Another Reason to Love Pups!

I love dogs. Small dogs, large dogs, dogs with one eye (I had one), dogs with two. I didn’t think I could care for pups any more than I do…until I read up on guide dogs. These “critters” are awe-inspiring.

Simply put, the dogs offer more than just helping the visually impaired navigate th…

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Crafting to cut stress

I’ve been busy creating more crochet patterns for pet blankets and researching the topic of “stress-mitigation”, in preparation for my next e-book. I began this research at the end of last year, not knowing how applicable it would be in 2020. One of the many blessings of CFC, which I never anticipat…

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Let Your Pets Help

As any pet-parent will tell you, when a pet enters your life, it’s never the same - and that’s a good thing. It’s a hard thing to explain to someone who has never experienced life with a four-footed friend. During this current crisis, I know I have appreciated my pets even more! I’ve heard this over…

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“Heal” Boosts Hope for a Cure

I fell in love with dogs the first time one surprised me with a lick of my face. I fell a little bit more after reading this book. Didn’t think that was possible.

“Heal: The Vital Role of Dogs in the Search for Cancer Cures” by Arlene Weintraub is an amazing journey into the science, art and im…

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Lessons from our Pets - Part 2!

My humble list continues with many more lessons I’ve learned, sometimes the hard way, from my pets. I’ve cared for just about every type of pet you can imagine, and have learned and enjoyed every minute along the way. Well, for most of those minutes! See if you don’t agree with learning about true b…

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Lessons from our Pets - Part 1!

As I tell my kids all the time, life is all about learning. Learning what works, learning what to never, ever do again. We learn a bit from our success, but far more from our painful failures. Maybe it just helps me deal with the wrinkles and expanding waistline, but I consider myself far wiser with…

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Pets Enhance our Humanity

I firmly believe pets make us more human, which is to say they make us better people. Maybe it’s just me, but given the animal shelters which struggle across the US and the pet store aisles filled with treats and toys, I have the feeling I’m not alone.

As a Christian I worship a God which I s…

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Canine Cellmates - A second chance at life!

Canine CellMates is one of those win-win organizations we love to hear about.*  This program was started in 2013, by Susan Jacobs-Meadows, an Army veteran and dog-lover who seems to always see what's possible. It operates at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, Georgia and rescues shelter dogs from th…

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Prison Pet Pals!

The Dixon Correctional Institute in Jackson, LA is home to more than just inmates. It houses the Pen Pals Dog and Cat Shelter. This combo was created after Hurricane Katrina inundated the area with homeless pets. A makeshift shelter was setup at the prison to house 300 homeless pets, with the inmate…

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Austism Service Dogs - Rock!

“A child who connects to a dog, connects to the world,” says Autism Service Dogs of America. This group, and others like it, provides a unique and valuable service to families affected by this condition. Autism Spectrum Disorder is defined by its leading advocate, Autism Speaks, as “a group of compl…

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Autism Service Dogs Amaze!

“A child who connects to a dog, connects to the world,” says Autism Service Dogs of America. This group, and others like it, provides a unique and valuable service to families affected by this condition. Autism Spectrum Disorder is defined by its leading advocate, Autism Speaks, as “a group of compl…

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