Toronto Dog Saves Owner’s Life Every Day in Different Ways

Sinead Ellis is 25 years old and lives with Parkes Weber Syndrome (PWS), a rare congenital condition. There is currently no cure for PWS. The U.S. National Library of Medicine notes that PWS causes arteries and veins to form abnormally, … Continue reading

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Dog blood donors help save the life of wounded K-9 officer

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Life is Short. Buy the Boots.

If grief were a color, it would be slate. Not an angry obsidian black, or a peaceful dove grey, but that shapeshifting silver somewhere between black and white, a stormy sea that some days seems blue, others almost brackish, depthless … Continue reading

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Why I Tell People I Sell Life Insurance

What do you get when you cross a Dr V with an Apple pencil? (Aside from bad art, but that goes without saying.) A new set of cartoons, that’s what! When I was in vet school, I was (rightfully) proud … Continue reading

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Life is a macaron

My mother was not a great cook. I think she would happily cop to that. She made spaghetti, burnt steak, and stuck underseasoned chicken breasts in the oven until they turned rubbery. Her mother was not a great cook either. … Continue reading

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Catching Our Breath: Life After Beirut and Paris

Catching Our Breath: Life After Beirut and Paris She and her husband had taken that dog to agility classes, where it had bounced and lurched in sheer pleasure. When she found out the dog had died, my friend stopped. Finally. … Continue reading

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California’s End of Life Option Act and How it Would have Changed Mom’s Death

In 2014, a young, vibrant woman named Brittany Maynard moved from the home in California she had known all her life so that she could die on her own terms in Oregon. Diagnosed with glioblastoma, arguably one of the most … Continue reading

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Serbian man devotes his life to homeless dogs

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Best Friends Bash: Where compelling life lessons unfold among patients, dogs

Best Friends Bash: Where compelling life lessons unfold among patients, dogs … The dogs' owners not only love their four-legged partners but “recognize they are on a mission,” says Reiter. They have already spent for diagnostics, anesthesia, surgery, hospitalization, post-operative … Continue reading

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Life at 3MPH

The fraternity of extreme adventurers is actually and quite understandably small.  I’ve reduced the reason down to one simple equation – the glory versus the grind.  If glory>grind no. If grind>glory maybe.  There’s grit in there but that’s a conversation … Continue reading

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