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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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

2018-05-08T16:15:58+00:00 February 7th, 2007|Spirituality|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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. [...]

2018-05-08T16:23:51+00:00 December 13th, 2006|Society|0 Comments