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How the Tragic Events of September Eleven Motivated My Decade of Personal Transition

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The tenth year anniversary of 9/11 motivated me to recall my personal remembrance of the tragic events of the day.  Fortunately, time has passed, wounds have healed and life has moved on.   In September, 2001, I was living in Washington, DC and working at a veterinary hospital situated three miles from the Pentagon.   […]

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Special Needs Training for Owners of Blind Dogs

Photo of Gillian Young Collie

If are a regular reader of Patrick’s Blog, you have seen my occasional guest blogs. Here is an informative read from my friend and dog trainer, Gillian Young. I specialize in training blind dogs in San Diego County, California through my company, Wonder Dog Institute.  My own collie, Sam, went blind at two years old […]

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Journey into the Jungle from Lima to Iquitos

Photo of Sheraton Lima Peru Hotel View

Considering I stayed up late to where natural (with the help of melatonin) fatigue compelled me to actually sleep, I woke up in Lima feeling quite well rested at 8 am Peruvian time without an alarm. Check out the view from my hotel that greeted me in the morning. A hotel arranged car was transporting […]

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Please Help Swell (Siberian Husky) Keep Her Healthy Eye

Photo of Swell still has one fairly good eye remaining

Swell is a sweet, petite, 3 year old, female spayed, black and white Siberian Husky. She was purchased by a well meaning and caring person from a pet shop in Colorado. Swell and her owner then relocated to San Diego, CA in 2009. Financial constraints lead Swell’s heartbroken owner to surrender her to a San […]

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