K-9  officer saved his partner’s life; now making a full recovery

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Give Yourself the Gift of a Portrait of All the Dogs from Your Life

More than a decade ago, when I was still living year-round in East Hampton, I discovered a dog portraitist of uncanny skill. Her name was Carol Saxe and working only from photographs, she was able to capture the distinctive essence … Continue reading

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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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Tracie Hotchner: New Leash on Life

A disabled dog finds hope, thanks to her devoted family In celebration of National Pet Week, I would like to share some happy news from a family whose pit bull mix, Callie, has a new leash on life. The Craig … 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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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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SHELTER ME: PARTNERS FOR LIFE, AIRING THIS WEEK IN LA, NASHVILLE, AND MORE

Halo is the proud sponsor of “Shelter Me: Partners for Life,” the fifth episode of the inspiring national PBS series that celebrates shelter pets with positive and uplifting stories. Halo, dedicated to raising awareness about pet adoption, has also proudly … 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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