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SPRING 2017 FEATURES

COURTHOUSE DOGS: 4-LEGGED FRIENDS BRING COMFORT TO SURVIVORS OF ABUSE Sean Stephens was born with cerebral palsy. He cannot speak, walk or use his hands and has spent his life in a wheelchair. Years ago his future might have looked pretty bleak, but one day his mother, Ellen O’Neill-Stephens, a Seattle attorney, brought home a very special dog: a Golden Labrador Retriever named Jeeter, trained by Canine Companions for Independence. Sean and Jeeter formed an unbreakable bond and, with his mom, began making public appearances at schools to share information about people with disabilities...

COURTHOUSE DOGS: 4-LEGGED FRIENDS BRING COMFORT TO SURVIVORS OF ABUSE

Sean Stephens was born with cerebral palsy. He cannot speak, walk or use his hands and has spent his life in a wheelchair. Years ago his future might have looked pretty bleak, but one day his mother, Ellen O’Neill-Stephens, a Seattle attorney, brought home a very special dog: a Golden Labrador Retriever named Jeeter, trained by Canine Companions for Independence. Sean and Jeeter formed an unbreakable bond and, with his mom, began making public appearances at schools to share information about people with disabilities...

THOSE OLD SIBERIAN BLUES Some scoundrel mailed me a Siberian Husky statuette 10 inches tall, with warm blue eyes and an electrical bark. It was an ideal Husky, resembling Yukon King, noble lead dog for Sergeant Preston of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. But I hadn’t ordered it, and just what to do with it perplexed me. So I rolled over and stretched, a blissful ease flooding my limbs.  

THOSE OLD SIBERIAN BLUES

Some scoundrel mailed me a Siberian Husky statuette 10 inches tall, with warm blue eyes and an electrical bark. It was an ideal Husky, resembling Yukon King, noble lead dog for Sergeant Preston of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. But I hadn’t ordered it, and just what to do with it perplexed me. So I rolled over and stretched, a blissful ease flooding my limbs.

 

FEATURED COLUMNS

TENNILLE TAKES TO THE TRAIL Tennille, a beautiful and energetic Black Labrador, loves long hikes with her human partner, Trevor Thomas. In fact, they’ve hiked over 6000 miles together over the past four years, many of these miles over rugged terrain. This is pretty impressive! But, what if I told you Trevor Thomas was blind and Tennille was his guide dog? Very impressive, indeed!...

TENNILLE TAKES TO THE TRAIL

Tennille, a beautiful and energetic Black Labrador, loves long hikes with her human partner, Trevor Thomas. In fact, they’ve hiked over 6000 miles together over the past four years, many of these miles over rugged terrain. This is pretty impressive! But, what if I told you Trevor Thomas was blind and Tennille was his guide dog? Very impressive, indeed!...

THE DARK SIDE OF LOVE: GRIEF Dogs come into our lives and bring us a wide range of experiences that come with a wide range of emotions, at times joyous and at other times difficult. We are fortunate to share our lives with them for an average of 12-15 years. And since we live about five times as long as they do, a dog parent will likely be confronted with decisions about end-of-life issues, resulting in grief. This guide was comprised with the hope that YOU may find some comfort in knowing there are others going through the grieving process and to know you are not alone in what you are feeling. Deciding when to say goodbye is a heart-wrenching and extremely difficult decision to make. Even after time goes by, time that allegedly brings healing, we may find ourselves second-guessing ourselves years later. Grief can feel overwhelming; you don’t have to go through it alone and you definitely should not ignore it. There are resources available, some right in your community and some via the internet.

THE DARK SIDE OF LOVE: GRIEF

Dogs come into our lives and bring us a wide range of experiences that come with a wide range of emotions, at times joyous and at other times difficult. We are fortunate to share our lives with them for an average of 12-15 years. And since we live about five times as long as they do, a dog parent will likely be confronted with decisions about end-of-life issues, resulting in grief. This guide was comprised with the hope that YOU may find some comfort in knowing there are others going through the grieving process and to know you are not alone in what you are feeling. Deciding when to say goodbye is a heart-wrenching and extremely difficult decision to make. Even after time goes by, time that allegedly brings healing, we may find ourselves second-guessing ourselves years later. Grief can feel overwhelming; you don’t have to go through it alone and you definitely should not ignore it. There are resources available, some right in your community and some via the internet.

OWNING (& LOVING) A LEMON DOG The word “lemon” usually refers to a car with lots of problems that costs the owner lots of money. This is why when our vet called our new dog, George, a “bit of a lemon,” I was taken aback. And I couldn’t help but agree with him.  

OWNING (& LOVING) A LEMON DOG

The word “lemon” usually refers to a car with lots of problems that costs the owner lots of money. This is why when our vet called our new dog, George, a “bit of a lemon,” I was taken aback. And I couldn’t help but agree with him.

 

EMBRACING A THERAPY DOG Hamlet, or Hammy for short, is the therapy dog at my son’s autism drama school. The Center for Applied Drama & Autism introduces autistic children to the world of theater. The center, founded by Wendy Duke and Laura Valendza, is located in the basement of an old building in downtown Akron, Ohio. Tommy, my 11-year-old son, is just completing his first improvisation class there.  

EMBRACING A THERAPY DOG

Hamlet, or Hammy for short, is the therapy dog at my son’s autism drama school. The Center for Applied Drama & Autism introduces autistic children to the world of theater. The center, founded by Wendy Duke and Laura Valendza, is located in the basement of an old building in downtown Akron, Ohio. Tommy, my 11-year-old son, is just completing his first improvisation class there.

 

PROTECT YOUR PET FROM A BROKEN HEART What is CHF? We all may have suffered from a broken heart at one point in our lives, but when our pets have an actual broken heart it can lead to Congestive Heart Failure...

PROTECT YOUR PET FROM A BROKEN HEART

What is CHF?

We all may have suffered from a broken heart at one point in our lives, but when our pets have an actual broken heart it can lead to Congestive Heart Failure...