Request for Your Healing Energy During My Surgery Today

I’m going to cut to the chase, because I am writing this with my left hand only. Well, Siri is helping too.

I had an accident on June 27. I fell and broke my hand and finger. I’m having surgery Thursday afternoon, July 13. There are multiple fractures in my ring finger of my right hand. While it’s a complex surgery, I am very confident in my hand surgeon, and have the utmost confidence in a full recovery. Obviously, my deepest desire is to regain my ability to play the piano at the level I have always been capable. My heart and soul wants nothing less. Continue reading

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5 Tips for Hiring a Dog Sitter

Guest post by Courtney Heitter from

For many people, summer is the season of travel. There are so many places to see, whether by car, train, or airplane. With this happy season comes anxiety about your dog–where will he go when you travel? It’s important that your dog has a good time on his own vacation and that he’s safe, with any special requirements met. Continue reading

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7 Simple Tips for Calming Your Dog During Fireworks


July 4th is quickly approaching. It can be a fun holiday for children and adults, but most dogs don’t share their enthusiasm. In fact, almost all people with dogs in the U.S. declare this day the worst day of the year for their dogs. Veterinarians say July 3rd is usually the most trafficked day in their offices, with clients coming in to get drugs for their dogs. July 5th tends to be the busiest day of the year for shelters. Dogs become Houdini when they hear fireworks and escape from their yards that appear perfectly secure other days of the year. Continue reading

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A Letter to My Dog On Her 8th Birthday

Dear Gina,

Eight already? Really? With your puppy energy and petite size, people think you’re 8-months-old, not years. Yet, I’ve witnessed an emotional maturity in you these past couple of months that’s new.

No, I’m not talking about your new grey furs under your chin. We’ve both been through a lately… Continue reading

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