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TURNING 30! Happy Birthday, Megan!

  Thirty years ago, on August 31, 1989, our daughter, Megan, was born. No C-section, no spinal, but a shot of Demerol for pain, and a very long labor – 30 hours. She’d been due on September 4, but was … Continue reading

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Nala, Nigel, Noah, Nika

Nala is now at least 6 months old and quite comfortable around the house. She’s spayed, has all her shots, and now runs around outside in the backyard, chasing lizards and insects. She also climbs trees. But whenever I shake … Continue reading

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Melissa and the Animal Communicator

  Heather Bristol is a medium/animal communicator in central Florida. After our daughter’s cat, Piper, died suddenly and unexpectedly, Megan had a reading with her that greatly eased her grief about Piper’s death. After our Golden Retriever, Noah, died last … Continue reading

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NOAH

Noah – the red; Nigel the blondie; Nika the black and white   There are times when your heart breaks so completely that the best you can do is not cry for 30 seconds. Our Golden Retriever, Noah, came to … Continue reading

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The Rescues

Someone sent this to Rob and we both got a good laugh about it. A few hours later, we took Noah and Nigel to the dog park. As soon as we entered, a dog we hadn’t seen before came racing … Continue reading

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Synchronicity and Death

With any emotional event, there are synchronicities and when that event involves death, they tend to be powerful and in your face. Anyone who has pets knows that that animals have their own agendas. They can be teachers, creative inspiration, … Continue reading

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DOGS

A hug or a hump?’ The relationship that has developed between Noah and Nigel is interesting. There’s something very human in this hug, Nigel’s legs holding and surrounding Noah’s upper body like this, the human equivalent of, Oh wow, you’re … Continue reading

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Animals sensing the future

Powder cat, figuring how to get off the couch +++ Animals  live in a universe of synchronicity. They are so fully present in the moment that they seem to swim in the flow of time, regardless of where they are … Continue reading

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Really? You’ll shoot my dog?!

  Around 9 p.m. on Friday, February 23, we were working in our respective offices and Rob suddenly said, “Hey, there’s someone out in the yard.” Our yard is completely fenced, and to get into you either have to jump … Continue reading

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Meet Nigel

At the end of August, before Hurricane Irma, I received a text message from a dog park friend asking if I’d like to look at a couple of Golden Retriever puppies. She said they’d been bought by a couple in … Continue reading

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The Emotional Lives of Animals

There’s something so magnificent about these creatures and I think Megan’s painting captures that mystique in the animal’s eyes. Years ago, I remember reading When Elephants Weep: the Emotional Lives of Animals.   Published in 1996, the book became a national … Continue reading

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Archie, Nat, and the White Feather

  Natalie Thomas, a medium who lives in Australia, sent us this story. The “beautiful little man” she refers to is Archie, the dog whose photo is at the top of the post. Mark is Nat’s husband. +++ This weekend … Continue reading

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Nika & Noah, a Love Story

Our daugher’s dog, Nika, has been staying with us since early June, when Megan got her cast for a broken ankle. Since she wasn’t allowed to put any weight on her foot, she was using a knee scooter and it … Continue reading

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