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An Unexamined April

April was a bit of a blur. So I thought I’d dig through my photos and figure out what I’ve been doing for the last month that so profoundly curbed my writing activity. The polar vortex comes to a slow … Continue reading

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The Romance of Rescue

I must say, we humans love a good rescue story, fact or fiction. The princess in the castle tower. The baby in the well. Old Yeller saving Travis from the wild boars, and he in turn saving Old Yeller from … Continue reading

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Five Foolproof Tips for Better “Pit Bull” Advocacy

Recently BAD RAP shared the following message on their Facebook page that is truly some of the most sage advice you can receive when it comes to effective dog advocacy: Question: “How do I best defend my dog when people … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: A Peachful Moment

Peaches has been reading with Gillian at her school for nearly a year now.  And their affinity for one another cannot be overstated.  This was their first visit together since coming back from winter break.

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Heritage News Covers Peaches’ Therapy Dog Work

Many thanks to Amy Bell of Heritage News for her thoughtful news article on Peaches’ therapy dog work in the Southeast Michigan community. Peaches has spent quite a bit of time in the community volunteering once a week at the … Continue reading

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Obsession with breed: As troublesome as discrimination against it

In light of the current political context surrounding both the teaching profession and pit bull welfare right now, I thought this could use a repost.  This piece was originally posted in March of 2012. Most of my professional experience has … Continue reading

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Best Friends Animal Society Training Video: Feral Cat Trap-Neuter-Release

Best Friends just published a fantastic educational video on how to responsibly and safely perform TNR for feral and community cats.  The details provided in the video are exceptional and perfect examples of the expertise that this organization has developed … Continue reading

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