Their Last Day Together

Yesterday Bernie and Leslie went off to their forever homes.  Amy is still waiting for that perfect match.  I couldn’t resist the one last opportunity to take pictures of them all together.  They’ve really started to play more with toys together instead of just wrestling.

Leonard and Penny came for a quick visit before they all got picked up.  It was pretty cute to see how quickly they got into the groove and started playing together although most of my play pictures of them didn’t look that great so instead you mainly get “dogs standing still”.  LOL  Aren’t they gorgeous?  Penny was a tiny little thing and Leonard had such a nice wide head.

Leonard and Penny could do stairs up AND down.  Ours were still struggling with the down part.  Poor Bernie ran upstairs to “protect” a toy she’d been playing with and then got stuck up there.  LOL

I’m really going to miss them but I know they’ll be happy and loved.

Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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Shelter Sunday: Shoshone Pet Rescue – Kellogg / ID

Meet Chico! This handsome Husky mix is living in Kellogg, Idaho with Shoshone Pet Rescue. Here’s what their website has to say about him. This handsome boy is afraid of most things in his world. Picked up as a stray, we do not know what trauma in Chico’s past may have caused him to mistrust […] Dog Blog

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Pet Food Choice Affects More than Meets the Eye(tooth)

New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 02, 2014

Award-winning Hound & Gatos Pet Foods celebrates Pet Dental Health Month in February by advising pet owners about the connection between pet food and pet dental health. A pet?s diet affects its total health far beyond a meal in a bowl.

Less than 1/3 of pet owners regularly care for their pet?s teeth with brushing or periodic oral inspections. 80% of adult cats and dogs have some type of dental issues, whether plaque or tarter build up, dental decay, gum disease or jaw or tooth infections. By the time a pet owner notices a dog?s or cat?s bad breath, or signs of mouth distress, a pet can already be affected by a serious or even life threatening oral illness.

Pets? nutrition comes solely from the food owners feed them. In the wild, the natural environment of dogs and cats, they hunt and eat a meat diet. Their bodies need species appropriate meat protein to keep them healthy and thriving. Cats are obligate carnivores ? must have the nutrients in meat to maintain healthy bodies. They cannot convert what they need from any food source except meat. Dogs are obligate omnivores. They can eat a part grain diet and survive, but they thrive only on a diet rich in animal protein.

Most commercial pet foods contain plant protein as their main ingredient. This artificially developed diet will not meet the nutrition needs of pets. As a result, pets can have suppressed immune systems and imbalanced internal chemistry that cannot effectively regulate and maintain optimal natural body health.

Hound & Gatos Pets Foods are 100% animal protein. They do not contain any plant protein, saturated or trans fat, added sugar or salt, animal byproducts, chemical preservatives, generic liver, artificial flavors or colors. They provide dogs and cats with a natural, balanced diet. Hound & Gatos Pet Foods has been awarded inclusion on the 2014 Most Trusted Pet Foods by

Will Post, Hound & Gatos CEO, said, ?It is critical for all pets to have proper dental care. Hound & Gatos products contain 100% meat and are not filled with ingredients that can cause tooth decay.?

Feeding dogs and cats the food they were designed by nature to eat benefits every square inch of them, inside and out, including their teeth.

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The New York sports writers have their panties in a bunch

Where New York sports writers’ panties usually are. This is their latest outrage… New Yankees pitching star Masahira Tanaka spent $ 195,000 for a one-way trip aboard a Japan Airlines Dreamliner jet to take him, his wife, his Poodle Haru, and a couple of pals from their homeland Japan to New York. The Boeing 787 fits up to 186 passengers. The 25-year-old Tanaka signed a 7-year, $ 155 million contract with the Yankees. Which means that it…
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You’re Going to Be Okay: Encouraging Truth Your Heart Needs to Hear, Especially on the Hard Days by Holley Gerth {Book Review}

You’re Going to Be Okay: Encouraging Truth Your Heart Needs to Hear, Especially on the Hard Days by Holley Gerth My rating: 5 of 5 stars “We all have stress, bad days, and hard times. We all know what it’s like to have life disappoint us. We’re all on this wild and crazy ride together….

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Medical Rejuvenation Centre’s Anti-Aging Treatment Receives Commendable Reviews from Vancouver Medical Spa Patients

Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) February 13, 2014

Medical Rejuvenation Centre?s Venus Freeze anti-aging treatment at Vancouver, BC has received commendable reviews from patients that have undergone the treatment at the Vancouver Medical Spa. Venus Freeze is a non-invasive and safe treatment that aims to be effective in circumference reduction, improving cellulite, skin tightening and wrinkle reduction. It makes use of two phenomenal technologies in medical science, namely Radio Frequency and Magnetic Pulses, to deeply and comfortably remove the signs of aging on the patient?s skin for the finest results. Venus Freeze is one of the 17 aesthetic medical procedures carried out at Medical Rejuvenation Centre (MRC), Vancouver.

What is Venus Freeze?

Venus Freeze is a painless skin tightening treatment that is as short as 15 minutes for the face and 40 minutes for the body. It is for patients that believe skin tightening would improve their appearance or are looking for something similar to Vancouver botox. Venus Freeze heats the skin from inside out to stimulate skin tightening naturally. It does not contain any threats of laser burns.

?I visited the Medical Rejuvenation Centre and had skin resurfacing done on my chin and mouth area. When I finished my treatment, I felt and looked like ten years had been removed from my face,? states Etta B., a patient of MRC in Vancouver. ?I went in looking like a grandmother, which I am, and came out looking pretty foxy. I also want to say that I appreciated how supportive Dr. Morrell (Skin Care Doctor Vancouver) and his staff were.? MRC?s Venus Freeze instigates the body?s natural healing response through the (MP) 2 technology. The treatment causes the skin to produce new collagen, while the production of elastin fibres is also part of the restoring response. When the collagen in the skin begins to contract, the skin looks and feels firmer than before. The function of the elastin fibre is to give skin its unique elasticity. Thus, the result is younger-looking skin which also comes across as natural and beautiful.

To find out more about Venus Freeze and other services by the Medical Rejuvenation Centre, visit the webpage

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How Much I Love My Dog


I can’t describe how much I love my dog!


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Book Review ~ A Christmas Gift for Rose byTricia Goyer

Title: A Christmas Gift for Rose
Author: Tricia Goyer
Publisher: Zondervan
Publish Date: September 24, 2013

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Back in the backlot of an architecturally unassuming Westchester industrial park is the brainchild of two neurologists, Drs. Joseph and Berg, both brewed from the great crockpot of talent that is Manhattan’s AMC.  

The Animal Specialty Center is in many ways not unlike the dozens and dozens of veterinarian clinics I’ve toured around the country.  Dedicated  staff. Check.  Exceptional and compassionate care.  Check.  

One things stands out, however as the focal point.  And it stands tall.  

Say ‘Hello’ to my lil new friend, the Cyberknife.  


Blake and Dr. Sue

To frame the entirety of this part of our story accurately, a bit of history is in order first.  I met Dr. Sue, one of ASC’s medical oncologists back in San Diego 2010 while giving a presentation about our Walk 1 – Austin to Boston – to the attendees of the Veterinary Cancer Society (VCS) Meeting.  

Come full circle, last October at VCS Twin Cities, we met again and she extended an invitation for me to visit their clinic in Yonkers.  A reunion perhaps of greater prescience than either of us could’ve known at the time as Blake, one of two beautiful rescue labs and part of the 2 Million Dogs family was diagnosed only weeks afterwards with meningioma becoming an ideal candidate for the Cyberknife.  

Blake’s mum, Chris, is one of our PUPS out of Baltimore and last week I spent time at ASC filming their story and learning about the relative benefits of Cyberknife vs. fractionated radiotherapy vs. stereotactic radiosurgery.  

Since I’m no scientist, I always try to reduce things down to their most basic elements and from my understanding, the differences between the three are merely a matter of time and precision.    



When he was DX’d with nasal adenocarcinoma just weeks after the conclusion of Walk 1, I chose  IMRT  once Withrow at CSU ruled him ineligible as a surgical candidate. I chose a slow course of radiation for an inoperable tumor and not only did it fail, Murphy developed a secondary Sarcoma in his nasopharynx.  

I got the best clinical advice at CSU but ultimately, I made a decision as a father rather than a patient and that faultline proved fatal and Murphy didn’t even make it a year.  


That’s the trade off between the three types of radiology at least from a textbook perspective.  Time and precision and clinical outcome.   Blake underwent three days of Cyberknife treatment and godwilling, that’s all she’ll ever need.  

I firmly recommend exhaustive research and due diligence for the best most effective long-term treatment plan if you have a companion animal with cancer, along with the wise counsel of a vet oncologist.  


I was grateful to be an honored guest at ASC last week; to herald in their 6 year anniversary, and most importantly, be there for friends of ours, Chris and Blake.  

And although I didn’t get a slice of their birthday cake, I have bigger sights in mind.  To a few trusty friends I texted the image of the Cyberknife and it scared the hell outta them in a RoboCop sorta way.  

Not me.  I’m from Texas and all I could think of was mounting it and riding it like Slim Pickens did a nuke in Dr. Strangelove into a blaze of glory.    

Thanks to the staff of ASC for being generous and accommodating during our time there and to Drs. Joseph and Berg for being pioneers in the field of veterinary medicine.  

2 Dogs 2,000 Miles

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