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Eight Belles’ Noble Gift

[A version of this article appeared in The Press Democrat on May 10, 2008.] At the 2008 running of the Kentucky Derby, a three-year-old filly named Eight Belles taught millions of onlookers about the other side of horseracing. Just after she crossed the finish line—second in a field of colts—she fell to the ground with [...]

2017-05-11T20:43:30+00:00 May 8th, 2008|Advocacy, Society|

Making Choices

Choices. We make them every day. Some have become habit, like the way we make our sandwiches with Tofurkey slices instead of something made from the flesh of a feathered friend. Some choices are a little tougher, like the first time we say no to a pair of leather shoes. Still others are painful, but [...]

2017-06-22T21:42:39+00:00 February 21st, 2007|Advocacy, Health|

Living Among Saints

My sweet Savannah’s been gone almost four months now. She’s still a treasured part of my life. There are times when I feel I’m walking in her light, filled with the sweetness of her spirit, my heart beating with the love she brought to the world. I can see her face clearly, and I hold [...]

2017-06-22T03:20:37+00:00 February 7th, 2007|Spirituality|

Everyone’s Talking

I met Savannah at the pound, and from very beginning we began to talk to each other without talking. I sat against a tree in the yard behind the concrete-block shelter building, and watched her sniff her way along the cyclone fence. I wanted to get a sense of who she was, and let her [...]

2017-06-22T03:44:00+00:00 January 10th, 2007|Society|

A Season of Joy for Everyone in the Family

The holiday season brings fun and festivity, gatherings and gift-giving with family and friends. It’s a special time, and like everything else it’s more special when our animal friends participate. Holidays can be stressful, too, but with good attention and a bit of creativity, we can maximize the fun and minimize the stress for everyone. [...]

2017-06-22T03:11:35+00:00 December 13th, 2006|Society|