Today is the third day running that I have had an assaulting headache sapping my motivation and willingness to be a part of the waking world. K2 tells me that it is a migraine, but I hesitate to call it that. I’ve always thought of migraines as lock yourself in a dark, quiet room or […]
Every year approximately 40,000 soldiers return from service physically wounded. That number is dwarfed by the stream of soldiers that return home with some form of psychological problem that is a direct result of their experiences overseas A recent article out of Saint Leo University published in the Journal of Evidence-Informed Social Work sets out to explore […]
After writing a throwback Thursday post recounting the harrowing events of Sully’s rattlesnake encounter, I realized that not taking advantage of the huge nature preserve near our house is a crime of the worst kind. I was home alone yesterday, so I decided to walk there with Sully and Coral. I learned a lesson, even […]
It is becoming a well-known fact, in the dog community, that early spay and neuter can lead to many health problems later in life. But a new study out of Oregon State University is shining a light on the procedure itself and the inherent dangers associated with traditional sterilization.
I got a call a week ago from a frantic K2. Someone in the rescue had come upon a poor soul that had been struck by a car. His front leg was in pretty bad shape. I was informed that he was headed to “doc’s” aka the rescue’s go to vet, and that we were […]
When Sully was around 6 months old, we both were becoming a bit stir crazy. Spring was in the air after an especially cold winter(for Florida). It was Friday, the sun was shining, and I decided that we should take advantage of the huge nature preserve around the corner from our house.
Every now and again a foster dog comes through our door that takes up a special place at the bottom of my heart. Our three legged foster dougie was the first, and our demo boy darby doo’s was the second.
Since the beginning of history, people have sought a path to everlasting life. Myths like those of Ponce de Leon or the Macrobians of Herodotus’ lore have persisted since the dawn of humanity. But in recent decades, science has taken up the torch from legend and set it’s sight on the study of aging, called […]
The ninja turtle crew is doing fantastic. Mom is putting on a bit of weight and is so much more energetic and active since she got here. Her babies are just too stinkin’ cute for me to handle! Going up to their room puts a smile on my face every single time because this is […]
May 15th kicked off National Dog Bite Prevention Week 2016. Every year we are inundated with a tsunami of information from hundreds of different sources regarding the best practices for avoiding bites. For most, it is not immediately obvious what information is useful and what is just fluff designed to draw in readers using the […]