"They are not our property...we are not their owners."

Savannah Blessings

Early last Thursday morning, just as the light was breaking over the mountains to the east, Savannah passed away. I believe that everything that lives is a container for the sacred. Each blade of grass, each squirrel and bug, every dog, cat, horse, fish, ape, human, and all the trees [...]

October 18th, 2006|Categories: Advocacy, Spirituality|

Not in My Backyard

What if you’re passionate about compassion, but still working on building your heart into the nuts and bolts of everyday life? What if you care deeply about the forest, but keep forgetting to bring that canvas grocery sac to the store when you shop? Do you write letters to your [...]

September 20th, 2006|Categories: Advocacy|

School Days Are Here Again

Hard to believe another Labor Day weekend has come and gone. Is it just me, or does each summer go by faster than the one before? No matter. Whenever September rolls around it feels like time to go back to school. But if taking a class at the local college [...]

September 6th, 2006|Categories: Health|

Where Do We Draw the Line?

In Jingling, China, sixteen humans have died of rabies since the beginning of the year. The governor issues an order to kill all dogs within five kilometers of each of those deaths. Rabies squads arrive with clubs and pitchforks, pull dogs from their families, and cart the bodies away. In [...]

August 9th, 2006|Categories: Advocacy, Society|

Supporting the Immune System for Good Health Today—and for Many Years to Come

Every year about this time, Peña Adobe Park near Vacaville, California, fills up with thirty or forty dogs or more, most of whom outweigh the average human teenager, and all of whom have endured abandonment, abuse, or in some cases imminent execution. This is the annual Great Dane Walk sponsored [...]

July 26th, 2006|Categories: Advocacy, Bodywork, Health, Nutrition, Rescue|

Fast Food Can Be Healthy Food

Summertime is play time, and that means we’re on the go more than ever. Long days lend themselves to after-work jaunts to the park, and warm weekends invite us to head for the beach or an overnight campout. With all the fun to be had, who wants to spend hours [...]

July 6th, 2006|Categories: Health, Nutrition|Tags: |

Cool Ideas for Sizzling Summer Days

For five days straight the temperature has soared above 105 degrees. The humidity stays low in this part of the world—often below twenty percent, sometimes into single digits—so it’s easier to beat the heat here than in more humid climates. But we live “off the grid,” and our solar power [...]

June 28th, 2006|Categories: Health|

Changing “Normal”

Savannah invented a new game this morning. That might not sound impressive, but for a 12½-year-old Great Dane dealing with some age-related disability, I think it’s worth writing home about. She’s always been more of a morning person than I am, but lately it’s become difficult for her to get [...]

June 14th, 2006|Categories: Advocacy|
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