Category: Health, Life, and Family

I Love Air Travel

Where do I begin? Was it the fact that the only flight available left at 6 am from an airport 35 miles away? Was it the maniacs on the road driving 90 miles an hour at 4 in the morning? Or was it the truck drivers who couldn’t stay in their lanes? Maybe it was the 300 year old DC9...

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Something to think about after the consumerist craze of the holiday season.

Our Fundamental Being Evelyn Underhill We mostly spend our lives conjugating three verbs: to Want, to Have, and to Do. Craving, clutching, and fussing, on the material, political, social, emotional, intellectual, even on the religious plane, we are kept in perpetual unrest: forgetting that none of these verbs have any ultimate significance, except so far as they are transcended by...

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Love

What does love mean?  Four to eight year olds respond: When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.  You just know that your name is safe in their mouth. Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired. Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day. Love is...

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Dog’s Purpose (according to a 6-year-old)

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform...

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Welcome Riley

Welcome our new little boy – Riley! Our new little boy, Riley arrived November 17, 2007 at 3:18 p.m. He checks in at 11 inches tall and a healthy 9 lbs. Riley was adopted from DownUnder Labradoodles where he was born on Saturday, September 22, 2007 at 1:30 am to proud parents Hannah and Apache. Puppy and parents are all...

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Customer Service Sucks!

It’s truly amazing how bad customer service has gotten. I just can’t understand how companies can continue to ignore the customer simply because they are too cheap to properly train their call center agents. Or maybe it’s because too many people today don’t understand basic human decency and courtesy. Case in point – Healthcare Revenue Recovery Group, LLC sent my...

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Jake and his toys

Jake loved his toys! In fact, this rag bone was one of his favorites. He still had it and loved it to the very end. The morning he passed, we had a good game of tug-of-war. I’m glad I had a chance to have some fun with him that morning.

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Goodbye, Jake.

Our dear, sweet, lovable, best-friend-in-the-world, puppy Jake died this morning. We were with him and held him to say goodbye.We got home last night and the first thing we noticed is that Jake wasn’t barking by the door. In fact, he was just standing upstairs and really didn’t express interest in coming down to greet us. We went upstairs to...

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