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  • The Simpsons Co-Creator Was an Angel to the Animals

    from Dawn Kairns and Maggie the Dog

    Friday March 13th, 2015 at 02:30 PM

    A CARE (Colorado Animal Rescue Express) rescue dogDid you know that Sam Simon, the co-creator of "The Simpsons" spent millions of dollars each year to save the lives of dogs through his establishment of the Sam Simon Foundation? His non-profit organization for dogs was also created to enrich people's lives. Simon passed away on March 8, 2015 after a battle with colon cancer that was diagnosed in 2012. After learning of his prognosis of only several months to live, Simon decided give his...
  • What Is a Puppy Mill?

    from Dawn Kairns and Maggie the Dog

    Sunday February 8th, 2015 at 08:31 AM

    Square_140_amish-dog-auction1 I have written about puppy mills before, but because there are still between 2,000 and 3,000 USDA-licensed breeders (or puppy mills) known to be operating in the United States, we still have much work to do to raise awareness to end this horrific treatment of our best friends. This number does not include the breeders who are not required to be licensed by the USDA or the number of illegal puppy mill breeders operating without a license, it's impossible to accurately know how many there...
  • Dog Rides Bus to Dog Park By Herself

    from Dawn Kairns and Maggie the Dog

    Friday January 16th, 2015 at 09:40 AM

    KOMO Channel 4 reported this Seattle story of Eclipse, a black lab/mastiff mix who has seemed to figure out mass transit on her own! Eclipse jumps on the bus by herself and gets off at the dog park when her owner takes too long finishing his cigarette at the bus stop! He catches up with her later. Passengers and bus drivers alike know Eclipse and she makes their day. Enjoy watching this KOMO news report--I sure did: Read the full story here:Seattle dog's rush hour ride: on the bus, by...
  • The True Story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    from Dawn Kairns and Maggie the Dog

    Monday December 22nd, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Square_140_rudolph__the_red-nosed_reindeer_marion_booksMy friend sent this to me a few days ago. I had never heard this before and found it really beautiful and inspiring. Maybe you have never heard it either? The True Story of Rudolph A man named Bob May, depressed and brokenhearted, stared out his drafty apartment window into the chilling December night. His 4-year-old daughter Barbara sat on his lap quietly sobbing. Bob's wife, Evelyn, was dying of cancer. Little Barbara couldn't understand why her mommy could never come home. Barbara looked...
  • Please Just Give Me a Sign

    from Dawn Kairns and Maggie the Dog

    Tuesday November 11th, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Bailey BearMy friend recently lost her beautiful Golden Retreiver, Bailey Bear (BB), to heart failure. Like so many of us, she was not prepared and it was a devastating loss for her. Again like so many of us when we lose a beloved pet, she experienced guilt. In her case it was concern that she and her husband had left BB alone too much when they went away on trips. Now, mind you, Bailey Bear was taken to a popular, upscale Boulder kennel where she received a lot of attention from people and...
  • 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...
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