Posts with tag: "Paws & Reflect"
Why not insure?
Monday, August 11, 2014
Why not insure?

 I've been meaning to write this for over a month, but the craziness of life mixed with the reason for writing this post have prevented me from sitting down long enough to gather my thoughts. So here it is after midnight, and I've finally taken the opportunity to tell you a little story about my dog, Boomer. I recently returned from a week-long business trip to find our little Bichon having walking problems again. He had spinal surgery about 2 years ago, so fortunately we recognized some of the symptoms and issues earlier this time and got him to the vet in pretty short order. Turns out he has IVDD and has had this condition for some time. For those of you unfamiliar with IVDD, ...

A sad case of backward progress
Saturday, June 07, 2014
Why not insure?

This post is a little different for Best Friends & Heroes. It certainly pertains to canines, but it takes an even wider view to encompass all of the animal kingdom. It's prompted by something I read recently in Walking With the Great Apes by Sy Montgomery, a retrospective about the work of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas. These three prodigies of Louis Leakey, one of the world's most renowned paleoanthropologists / archaeologists, went to some of the most remote areas of the world to break new ground in the study of the great apes. Jane Goodall began her journey in her early twenties and spent 45 years among the chimpanzees of Gombe, Tanzania. Dian Fossey, familiar ...

Eat Your Veggies...
Friday, March 14, 2014
Why not insure?

Normal 0 0 1 903 5149 42 10 6323 11.1539 0 0 0 I may catch a lot of flack for this post. I've struggled with it a lot. It's not my intent to offend but to challenge and encourage some serious thought. I “liked” a group called A Peaceful Planet on Facebook, and there are some of the cutest and also some of the most disturbing images of animals on their posts (usually disturbing). You see, A Peaceful Planet is all about the ethical treatment of animals. These images and stories have certainly made me stop and think about the choices I make regarding food and the use of animal byproducts. Some of you are probably further down this road than I am and may have already resolved these ...