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Through the GenerationsRescue Dogs

No home is complete without the pitter patter of dog feet. Baxter and Jasper came into our lives three months ago. It took three days to learn their personalities, three weeks to adjust, and three months to become part of the family. After tragically losing Kayla, our beloved Irish terrier, Read more…

Through the GenerationsThe Animal Connection

It is a privilege of advancing years to reflect on the memories of experiences to harvest insights that slowly deepen wisdom. Some of the wisdoms I know to be true are that animals are a rich part of our human lives. The study of that connection creates a growing fascination Read more…

Through the GenerationsDog and Man

“Dogs need just you and love, that’s all.” – Jennifer Westfield Two yellow Labradors took our senior neighbor for a walk every morning and evening. We waved and smiled but never met. With sadness I noticed lately, one dog was missing. Surely because of the dog’s age, the owner had Read more…

Natural OptionsIntegrated Health Care for Our Furry Friends

When my little Bandito wouldn’t let me pick him up, I was worried. Seven years ago, he had life-saving back surgery and therefore, I feared the worse. The next day he was unable to walk, so I loaded him and his bed in the car and we headed to the Read more…

Through the GenerationsFurry Friends for Seniors

I recently adopted an adorable furry friend from the Palm Springs Animal Shelter. While there I discovered they now have several programs for seniors interested in fostering or adopting cats and dogs. Studies have shown that pets can be very therapeutic and the shelter’s philosophy is, “we want anyone who Read more…

Through the GenerationsMr. Bingo Gives Back

Mr Bingo

Two and a half years ago, Kate Porter of the Critter Coalition picked up an abandoned puppy, filthy and starving, wandering the streets of Joshua Tree. It was a miracle that the pup was still alive, or that some automobile or wild predator hadn’t polished him off. As he lay Read more…

Desert HealthKnow the Scoop (& the Poop) on Your Dog’s Food

Did you know that your pet’s poop is the best way to determine his health? A dog under the weather will convince you he feels fine. This behavior comes from thousands of years in the wild where sick and weak animals are easy prey, so they do their best to Read more…