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

Eight Belles’ Noble Gift

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 both front ankles shattered.Minutes later, as the race’s winner [...]

May 8th, 2008|Categories: 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. [...]

February 21st, 2007|Categories: 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 [...]

February 7th, 2007|Categories: 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 [...]

January 10th, 2007|Categories: 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 [...]

December 13th, 2006|Categories: Society|
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