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  • Why Are There So Many Animal Stories?

    from Dawn Kairns and Maggie the Dog

    Wednesday June 11th, 2014 at 12:07 PM

    Square_140_371 Several months ago I was watching Mark Nepo on the Oprah Winfrey network (OWN). I don't remember how the topic came around to animals but evidently Mark asked a Native American elder why there were so many animal stories. The wise elder responded: Maddie "Animals never forget their original instructions, but human beings do. So we need animals in our lives to remember the constancy of love, to be present, to be immediate to heaven here on earth." Maddie & Tigger in back of truck on way...
  • Possible Cure for Canine Parvovirus?

    from Dawn Kairns and Maggie the Dog

    Wednesday June 4th, 2014 at 10:57 AM

    My Precious Maggie as a PuppyAccording to the AP, a North Dakota company that discovered an antibody technology while trying to cure dying geese is using its research to save puppies. Early tests with Avianax performed on 50 puppies in seven states resulted in a 90 percent cure rate for parvovirus, which kills some puppies while others are often euthanized due to the high cost of treatment. The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a conditional permit for the field trials that are taking...
  • Cooper the Family Dog Protects 3-Year-Old Boy in NorthDakota

    from Dawn Kairns and Maggie the Dog

    Thursday May 8th, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Posted on@GoodNewsCops on TwitterThe family dog, Cooper, protected a missing 3-year-old boy from the elements near his home early Tuesday morning, including a thunderstorm, in Cooperstown, North Dakota. 3-year-old Carson Urness had been missing since about 7:30 p.m. Monday evening. He wandered away from his familys 10-plus acre property while his mother was inside watching their 11-month-old daughter. Cooper was also "missing." "Cooper is the family's German shepherd-Golden retriever mix who...
  • Fight Pet Cancer

    from Dawn Kairns and Maggie the Dog

    Wednesday April 23rd, 2014 at 08:29 AM

    Square_140_2568 My precious black lab, Maggie, was taken way too early by cancer. This is a photo of her taken just days before we had to say good bye. You can see the sadness in her eyes. Cancer is the number one disease in pets. It prematurely ends the lives of more dogs and cats than any other disease. The Morris Animal Foundationhas been funding pet cancer research since 1962; they have funded hundreds of cancer studies. "Our research has led to more effective treatments, better diagnostic tools and...
  • Dog Voice and Sight Program Meeting Correction with Boulder City Council & OSMP

    from Dawn Kairns and Maggie the Dog

    Friday February 28th, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    Square_140_4424 After my last post regarding the March 5 meeting of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) and the Boulder City Council regarding OSMP recommendations to update the Voice and Sight Tag Program in Boulder, I received an email from Steve Armstead, OSMP Environmental Planner and Project Lead informing me of the following: "On March 5, an ordinance modifying the city code to enable the program updates will be presented to the Boulder City Council. As an initial introduction of the...
  • Protect Boulder Dogs' Freedom on Open Space

    from Dawn Kairns and Maggie the Dog

    Monday February 24th, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Square_140_121 From Boulder FIDOS and B4ROS: Help me continue playing on Boulder trailsBoulder City Council will meet to have the first reading of OSMPs extreme proposed Green Tag program changes on Wednesday, March 5th. Please attend to show your support for your fellow dog guardians, and to show your opposition to the proposed green tag program changes. You're asked to come to the meeting wearing your dog leash, to plan to speak at the meetingand/or write to the Council members at...
  • Craigslist Inadvertently Causing Harm to Animals

    from Dawn Kairns and Maggie the Dog

    Friday February 7th, 2014 at 04:21 PM

    Square_140_107898-1391112899-wide According to the Care2 petition site, "Craigslist is helping dog abusers find animals to torture by failing to enforce their own rules." You won't find the animals for sale in the "for sale" section because it is supposedly against the policy of Craigslist. Some dogs and cats are offered for free. The concern is that animals given away on Craigslist could be used for research facilities, as bait animals for dog fighting, or by people who torture and kill animals. Technically, you cant sell...
  • Wasn't It Yesterday?

    from Dawn Kairns and Maggie the Dog

    Saturday January 11th, 2014 at 04:22 PM

    Square_140_img_7727 How did it happen? Wasn't it just yesterday we adopted her at 10 months old from the Denver Municipal Animal Shelter? She is clearly the most agile dog we have ever had. Now, my girl, Maddie is 8 1/2 years old. Still vital and lively, still joyful and loving life. Smart and understanding so much. (She benefited from what Maggie taught me about how much dogs tune in and understand what we are saying and what we want). But I see the changes. The expanding white hair under her chin and between...