Friday, May 31, 2013

We Need More Doctors LIke This

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This is one of the few doctors I would let operate on me and I don't say that lightly. What a wonderful approach to teaching medical students the art of "slow medicine," something we desperately need. Horses are the perfect vehicle to teach med students about patience, trust and healing.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bear Meets Truck

Someone has been driving my truck and he's still there!!! Imagine what you would have thought if you had found a bear in your truck, like this man did. Everyone but the truck survived the encounter.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Guide Dog Saves Woman's Life

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Why should we be surprised at the wonderful things our companion animals can do? This story just enforces what we already know.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

Crisp B. Bacon

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Perhaps not the most typical Memorial Day post, but the story of Crisp B. Bacon, the pig born with a deformity who got a new lease on life from a veterinarian who adopted him rather than euthanize him, is a memorial in itself to selfless acts of love.

Worth a holiday salute!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Horses in Moore, Ok.

Amazing story about the wonderful veterinarians doing all they can to save the horses of Moore, Oklahoma.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

An Eagle Named Freedom

I don't know how I missed this until now but better late than never. This sounds like a wonderful story of man helping beast helping man--the full circle of life.

Friday, May 24, 2013

The Power of Social Media

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The power of social media in connecting owners with pets and parents with a camera containing photos of their newborn son.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Another Tornado Reunion

There is hope for pups separated from their owners in disasters. This one is especially moving since the dog was trapped in his crate that somehow wrapped around a tree until a rescue worker pulled him to safety.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tornado Miracle

A miracle caught on camera. Watch this and pay attention about 2:00 minutes in. Your faith in miracles will be renewed.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Seals Sure Are Noisy!

Who knew seals and sea lions made so much noise? And who knew they sounded just like us?!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Preakness Recap

No Triple Crown and a disappointing run from Orb in the Preakness. He made a nice move down the backstretch to go between horses and settle into third. Then Goldencents passed him on the inside and he found himself boxed in between horses. Although he did have room if he had fired at that point, instead he went backwards and only made a very late stretch run under a lot of crop action from Rosario.

No real excuses except he didn't run his race. Was this because he was on the rail? Maybe. Other jockeys said it was heavy on the inside, but Roasario moved him into the middle of the pack, away from the rail. It was at this point that he looked to have been in perfect position to make his move, and he just didn't fire.

That is how it goes in this most fickle of sports. But kudos to the old guy, Gary Stevens, winning his sixth Preakness at age 52. Wire to wire, out of traffic, just taking charge. He too, in my opinion, beat up on his horse pretty well.

I don't think we will see either Orb or Oxbow in the Belmont but only time will tell.

Sunday, May 19, 2013


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A big Ten-Four to these wonderful truck drivers for making these adoptions happen.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Dog and Lion, Best Pals

The 4 month old white lion cub Kwanza has been hand raised by the owners of the Darling Downs Zoo in Australia and seems to have developed a special bond with Honey, the Zoo dog. I wonder how much longer the two of them will be able to wrestle this way?

Friday, May 17, 2013

Duck and Cover

A new meaning to duck and cover. This duckling is taking refuge under the black cat. Are you my mother?

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Firefighters in Sacramento rescued an adorable dog from a storm drain using air pressure to force it out. Latest word is that the dog, with no tags or ID, is safe and sound looking for a new home.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Orb Is Ready

Could we have a triple crown winner? Here is Orb's latest blazing workout on Monday over the main track at Belmont. Seems he is ready to go.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Best Mother's Day Ever

Woman reunites with missing dog in Elma

Best Mother's Day ever for this owner of two poodle mixes, reunited with each other and with her, thanks to the great work of volunteer firefighter in her upstate New York community.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Sticky Situation

How to fit stick and dog through hole in fence? Watch and learn!

Sunday, May 12, 2013


In honor of Mother's Day, here's a story about a service dog that has made one mother's life a lot easier.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

In Fine Form

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Fred the bulldog just wants to sing along, but only with Pavarotti recordings!

Friday, May 10, 2013


When Domino speaks, he says just what his new family wants to hear, "I love you." See if you can hear it too.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

ice on Tap

Pretty clever. Apparently this five month old Huskie puppy learned to get ice for himself from the refrigerator just by watching people do it! Can't wait to see if he learns to open the door and help himself!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Think Adoption

A cute commercial from The Shelter Pet Project reminding us to think adoption if you are in the market for a new pet.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Rabbit Ears

Ok, the rabbits in my backyard are not this clever!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Derby Recap

I won't say I told you so but I will say that Orb is a very nice horse. Watch this replay and you will see that he flew from the half mile point on--coming four horses wide around the turn and only being nudged with the stick once by rider Joel Rosario. He hand rode the horse down the stretch and kept him under a steady hold for the first half mile. Rosario guessed correctly--that the pace was fast and that the horses in front for the first part of the race would tire themselves out.

That time will hold up especially considering it was a sloppy track.

The families that own this horse have been in racing for generations and never had won a Derby, so that part is fitting. They are throwback owners who truly do respect the horse. The Phipps family raced Easy Goer back in the late 80s and he too was a classic race horse although he did not have the distance in his pedigree that this guy does.

Do I think he can win a triple crown. Actually I do. But I also know that they won't race him unless they think they can win.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Labs in Slo-Mo

7 week old labs in slow doesn't get much better than that.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Derby Day

This is Orb, my pick for the Derby singing about the greatest two minutes in sports!! If he's not your pick, I hope you hold a winning ticket and that everyone comes home safe and sound.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Pilots'n Paws

Kudos to this amazing organization who helped bring a new rescued puppy to two kids and saved the lives of many more.

Thursday, May 2, 2013


A puppy named Pacino has a ways to go before he is ready for the outfield. Very adorable.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Paige, the Border collie

I will admit that some of those toys look familiar but none of the ones in my house end up being put away or carried so gently! And can you believe she only colors on the paper and doesn't eat the crayon?!!