Jun 202015
 
Stevie Ray; Spinal Injury and the Value of Great Veterinary Care

Yesterday was what I would call a terrifying day for someone such as myself who loves their dogs, in this case Stevie Ray, as much as they love any person in their life. And this does not mean that I think of my dogs like they are people. Just to be clear; I know they are not people nor children and when I call them my kids, I am not confused by what and who they are. They are dogs and that [More…]

Sep 262014
 
Do we live in "The Matrix?"

So straight out, lets say I’m not happy about my toxic world! Below is a link to an article that started my day in my world of Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) and the death and destruction it causes on a great number of lives! http://www.wric.com/story/26632077/8news-investigates-owners-believe-popular-pet-pill-killed-dogs These are my thoughts that followed on a post in a group of people with dogs suffering through IMHA. Richard Ford: I don’t believe the coincidence crap and I don’t believe the producer can say with [More…]

May 032013
 
Immunity and IMHA - Just another normal?

Let’s start with an assumption, mother nature never designed the immune system to protect us from chemicals or even to work under these toxic conditions. This has occurred over just the last 50 years or so and this can hardly be called a normal time line for the adaptation of the immune system. Rather than calling Dylan’s immune response abnormal, I am calling it normal and it is the toxic man made chemicals on the ground and in the air that are [More…]

Feb 112013
 
Wanna Play? Play Fighting is Constant Communication

Wanna Play? Poke, poke, poke! Stevie Ray being prodded into play fighting with her pup Joey. So cool to watch him as he pokes her pretty hard with his nose, attempting to goad her into a game. Down he goes immediately to his back, tail wagging an scratching it as he wiggles about exposing his neck and chest to Stevie Ray. He is so gentle with her, giving her absolute control. He even knows he needs to be gentle and is far [More…]

Dec 192012
 
All I want for Christmas is Dylan (2012)

Recently I have been trying to get back into writing more often and although a friend once said I might be writing too much about Dylan and her fight with Canine Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (also referred to as Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia); this has been the only important thing going on in my life over the last 3 days. Most people can only imagine what it is like and quite frankly, without the experience of having been through it, the imagination cannot [More…]

Mar 202012
 
Why Do the Little Things Matter in Your Dog?

I had a productive day yesterday despite several intense flashbacks and emotional moments thanks to the 1 year anniversary of Dylan’s Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA) diagnosis. It sure was an intense roller coaster ride of emotion and certainly life changing for both of us. I am so glad for each good day and every great moment. Soft and cuddly Dylan, and certainly happy. I love her her dearly! Today I started experiencing panic attacks as I get vivid, extremely real flashes of [More…]

Dec 272011
 
For the Love & Death of our Dogs

Since the death of my friend SallySue’s dog Bentley (affectionately known as “Mr. B”) from Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) and my Dog Dylan’s subsequent attack of Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA; a specific form of IMHA), I have been unable to write much about anything, so I thought that maybe writing about Mr. B. and his struggle for life and SallySue’s struggle for love and some of the choices we all go through, might help me understand why. There is no doubt [More…]

Oct 102011
 
Please Ensure Public Safety with Responsible Dog Ownership - BSL Does Not Work!

Public safety is protected when all dog bites and all vicious dog attacks are reduced and hopefully stopped! Please fight for Responsible Dog Ownership! Please fight for dog owners to be accountable for the behavior of their dogs! Please fight for education about dogs! Please fight for knowledge for yourself about your dogs! Please fight for our safety! Please fight for the safety of our children! Please fight for the safety of our dogs! Please fight for fairness! Please fight against prejudice! [More…]

Oct 062011
 
Your Dog Has Been Taken By The Law!  What is Normal Behavior Now?

What would you expect from your dog, or any normal dog if some stranger in a uniform came into your home and into your personal space, leaned over you and grabbed you, took you from that home with your family and the love you were used to and placed you in a small cage and took you away from them in a strange vehicle to a strange place.  Then they put you in another cage, albeit a little larger, but likely with [More…]

Aug 082011
 
Ask My Bullseye View?

Ask My Bullseye View? This is the place to ask questions, and tell your favorite stories! Is your dog well trained? How have you helped them? Is your dog healthy? Is your dog stressed? Is your dog aggressive? Are you battling for their life? Do you suffer from Post Traumatic Stress after battling for your dog’s life? Ask anything, or simply tell me your story. I love to hear great stories of dogs and their caretakers.  I like to help with problems [More…]