Thinking About A Puppy?

Puppies!  Who doesn’t love a tiny little furry being?  Puppy breath!  As someone who has always loved senior dogs, having a puppy was a BIG change for me.  Senior dogs are so very special and our time with them is often short, whereas a puppy is expected to be with…

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Allergic Reactions & Antibiotics

Our immune system works around the clock to fight and protect us from bacteria and germs.  When our immune system becomes oversensitive we can develop an allergic reaction that can be very serious.  We can develop an allergy to an antibiotic or food that we have taken or eaten before…

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Giving Thanks In The Face Of Adversity

In the spirit of Thanksgiving I asked seven inspiring people who overcome adversity each and every day what they’re grateful for. Helen Ann lives with ankylosing spondylitis, a painful, chronic inflammatory condition. “I’m most grateful for every day that I’m able to open my eyes and move. This past September…

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Say What?

Recently I was asked “what am I doing for my Mom’s 90th birthday”? Completely shocked, my first instinctual reaction was a silent, “are you f*cking kidding me”?  My second thought was, the same thing I’ve done for the past thirteen birthdays as a daughter, caregiver, and friend…we’ll go out to…

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I Promise, Promise.

Dear Promise, Five years ago today I took a ride to Brooklyn, N.Y. to meet you after seeing you pop up on my screen. A Puggle! I had never known a Puggle. Our beloved Leo had just recently passed and you needed a home and although we didn’t know it,…

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Schizophrenia: Loving A Schizophrenic

Visiting a family member last week I couldn’t help but be reminded how good things are for me and how much worse they could be.   My family member is not only very disabled physically, he’s very disabled mentally.   While ms slowly destroys my physical being with pain, fatigue, and at…

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Rx: Pug Love

My human has this thing called ms Progressive ms  No remissions or cure  Does she have hope? Sure Her legs give out Numb and weak  At times the future looks bleak  I remind her at least her bladder doesn’t leak Mine does. Sometimes I see her cry  At the end of…

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