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Dawn Kairns and Maggie the Dog

  • 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...
  • From MAGGIE the dog to FINAL YEARS and Parent Care

    from Dawn Kairns and Maggie the Dog

    Thursday December 5th, 2013 at 11:45 AM

    You 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...
  • Longmont Humane Society Now and Forever Campaign Reaches Phase 1 Goal

    from Dawn Kairns and Maggie the Dog

    Monday December 2nd, 2013 at 03:05 PM

    Square_140_20131120__21tcahum-1wVolunteer 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....
  • You and I Together Can Keep Longmont Humane Society From Foreclosing

    from Dawn Kairns and Maggie the Dog

    Monday November 18th, 2013 at 03:38 PM

    Longmont 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...
  • Dog Travels Ten Miles from Adoptive Home to Find Beloved Canine Partner Left Behind

    from Dawn Kairns and Maggie the Dog

    Thursday November 14th, 2013 at 09:14 AM

    Square_140_g0002580000000000007fa056aef184fb2a4f82ee8990b8f85b62375094 I 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...