Dawn Kairns and Maggie the Dog
Thursday December 5th, 2013 at 11:45 AMYou may wonder how I went from writing about my soul mate dog in MAGGIE The Dog Who Changed My Life to writing about parent care and loss in FINAL YEARS Stories of Parent Care, Loss and Lives Changed. Although they are two different topics, both of my books bring to light difficult feelings and experiences that many find hard to talk about and listen to. Both MAGGIE and my parents touched my deeply and changed my life. Are you a caregiver to aging or ill parents? Have you lost your... Monday December 2nd, 2013 at 03:05 PMVolunteer Camie Kirkevold works with a cat named Kiki on Wednesday at the Longmont Humane Society. (Matthew Jonas/Times-Call) According toThe Longmont Humane Societythey have reached their Phase 1 goal of their "Now and Forever" Campaign. They avoided foreclosure! They were able to make their November payment of$772,227.68 "because of the generous support of our friends and donors in Longmont." They did it "after cashing in its investments," director Liz Smokowski told the LongmontTimes Call.... Monday November 18th, 2013 at 03:38 PMLongmont Humane Society is still working avoid foreclosure. I wrote about them in a previous post on 8/7/13. They are still looking for donations. And still hopeful. I so want to help. Do you? Longmont Humane Society is just a few miles up the road from where I live. They help so many animals. Probably like you, what I can contribute alone is limited. With your help, here is what I will do. My new book, FINAL YEARS Stories of Parent Care, Loss and Lives Changed is on Kindle. Between now and... Thursday November 14th, 2013 at 09:14 AMI have known dogs have emotions, don't you? For us and for each other. Those of us who have and love our dogs can't miss it. My dog, Maggie, (MAGGIE the dog who changed my life)was my main teacher on this one, although I think I always knew. They love, hope, can be sad,disappointed, heartbroken, and more. I think only animal researchers have to fool themselves to believe it isn't so. It began on the streets of Terre Haute, Indiana. Two street dogs, Ben and Jade met and bonded. OK, it seems... Wednesday October 16th, 2013 at 12:26 PMMy second book, FINAL YEARS STORIES OF Parent Care, Loss and Lives Changedis now available on Kindleand Nook. I share this with you in case you are in the shoes of being a caregiver for your parents or know someone else in the caregivers shoes. Here is the description: Helping our parents transition through aging, decline and death changes many adult children's lives forever. It shakes their very foundation. Caregivers often feel lost and alone and don't know where to turn for support in a... Friday May 24th, 2013 at 10:00 AMWe are moved by what we love. First, it was my dog, my constant companion, Maggie, who inspired my first book, MAGGIE the dog who changed my life. Then caring for my declining parents moved me to write once again, and to talk with others to explore and share their experiences in caring for their aging and dying parents. We all lose our parents. I always knew I'd lose my parents, but was not prepared for how overwhelming and life-changing it was. Perhaps you've been there, too, or are now... Wednesday May 15th, 2013 at 06:14 PMToo many innocent dogs have been shot by police officers out of fear and a lack of knowledge on their part of canine behavior. It has broken the hearts of dog guardians and unnecessarily ended the lives of good dogs. A petition circulated to sign a bill into law requiring law enforcement officers to be trained in dog behavior and how to handle dog encounters so that innocent dogs are protected and understood rather than shot when barking at an officer. Colorado Governor Hickenlooper signed... Sunday May 5th, 2013 at 08:40 AMMaddie has been a therapy dog reading dog at Columbine Elementary in Boulder, CO for over 2 years. She's part of a team of five Reading Therapy dogs who come to the school every Thursday for children from first to fifth grade to read to. It's a fun, joyous time. During that entire two years we have all watched Jackie, a young child terrified of dogs due to a bite, slowly warm up to the dogs one by one--except for Maddie. Why? We learned that she was bit by a black dog, and my Maddie is...
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