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Living in Peace

Living in Peace All you have to do is pay a visit to Google News and read the headlines, or go to any page on Facebook, or scroll through your Twitter feed, and you’ll quickly see that we are not living in peace. Far from it. Take a look at a random sampling from the […]

Poisonous or Venomous?

Poisonous or Venomous? Sorry it has been so long between posts, but I had the unfortunate luck to have experienced two heart attacks and two strokes last year, and all within a few weeks. And no, they weren’t the result of a poisonous or venomous snake. It kept me in the hospital for four months, […]

The Bad Side of Sanctuaries

Life Is Short I often talk about our sanctuary and how much fun we have with the animals. It’s true. They bring a tremendous amount of joy to us, and great rewards for the work we do. But there is a bad side to sanctuaries, and it’s the part I hate. Last year was a […]

Do Animals Mourn Over Death?

Animal Grieving I’m sure many of you have seen articles or TV shows, or something that depicted animals grieving over the loss of one of their own. Dolphins and elephants seem to comprise the majority of the examples, but the list is far wider than just those two. My wife and I have had an […]

The Perfect Pet

Freckles—The Perfect Pet? I was being a little disingenuous with the title of this post; Freckles is not the perfect pet. At least not for us, but she could be the perfect pet for someone. Freckles is a rat terrier mix. If I didn’t know better I’d swear the “mix” part was wolverine. Thirteen years ago we […]

The Joy of Owning Good Dogs

Good Dogs and Bad Dogs There are good dogs like Gracie (Coffee Dog), who I wrote about here, and here. And there are good pigs like Sweet Pete, who I mentioned here. And then…there are dogs like Mollie. The first post I ever wrote was about Mollie—more specifically, the trouble she caused. And then I wrote about her again […]

What Confidence Can Do For You

Confidence Is A Magic Bullet Why do some people always succeed, while others keep missing the mark? Everyone has different talents and abilities, but some people, even those without a lot of natural talent, seem to rise above the masses and end up at the top. And confidence is often the driver behind that success. […]

Pit Bulls and People Who Suck

Some People Deserve to Die, But This Pit Bull Doesn’t Yes, I know that statement might offend some people, but I don’t care. It’s the truth. Every 11 seconds a dog is put down in this country. Every 11 seconds! That’s sad. The world would be a much better place if we substituted some of […]

What My Dog Taught Me About Life

One Last Lesson From Coffee Dog This is the third post I’ve done about Coffee Dog. The first was back in January, 2013. It was simply titled, Coffee Dog. The second one I wrote six months later. I called that one, A Lesson From Coffee Dog. Each of those posts were difficult to write due to the circumstances. […]

Animal Rescue

Wild Boars and Animal Rescue Any of you who have been following my blog for a while are familiar with Dennis. Today’s blog is dedicated to him because…today is Dennis’ birthday—kind of. It’s the day we celebrate because we rescued him on April 14th, 2010. We estimated him to be about 2-3 weeks old at […]




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