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Shouldn’t It Be Fun?

Upon more carefully considering what would draw people in, I started thinking about my history as a pet owner, and I realized that I was guilty of the same irresponsible practices for which I’m always admonishing others. As a teen, I bought all sorts of exotic animals at pet shops (an iguana, a chinchilla, etc.) and then when the honeymoon wore off, I dumped them on my mom. How terrible! Not only that I bought animals at a pet shop, animals that shouldn’t be pets to begin with, but then I abandoned them. This is exactly what others have done to the dogs I foster now. How ignorant I was! Continue reading

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Up For Pups! Goals

If I do 25 presentations a year for an average of 100 people per presentation, and 50% of those people tell three people what they have learned, the presentation will have touched 37,500 people in one year! Maybe those people would go on to tell more people, and well… Change will have to follow. Continue reading

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#Dogtalk – Twitter Just Gets Better and Better

Overall, yesterday was very productive. I finished my slide show for the lecture part of my Up For Pups! presentation, and a wonderful musician named Marilyn Milano, who is putting together a CD to raise shelter-dog awareness, offered to compose the music for my aerial presentation. What a great opportunity for us to work together and co-promote our rescue work. Continue reading

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What are They Thinking in Pennsylvania?

Jessie Smith claims wire flooring is more sanitary – so is cleaning every day which is required by law. Jessie Smith claims the mother dogs will only be on the painful wire, locked away inside, for one week prior to giving birth and for the time it takes to wean their puppies – since the dogs in these facilities are there for the sole purpose of breeding, the mother dogs could spend half of the year facing conditions we all thought we abolished by pushing through the new dog laws. Jessie Smith claims she’s worried about puppies being caught outside in bad weather – better to confine the mother to a small cage inside a sweltering barn than ask the farmer to watch that his puppies don’t get caught outside? Continue reading

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A Humane Revolution

This month, to honor our founding fathers, please take some time to consider how you can create positive change. Simple acts of just speaking up for our “best friends” and educating others about how to end neglect and abuse will create waves. With enough waves we can create a tsunami of compassion that ensures a future without chicken wire cages for breeding companion animals. If you need some ideas or inspiration regarding taking the first step forward, please download Happy Tails Books’ free Mill Dog Manifesto eBook. Continue reading

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This is it…

Yep – just me and my pup, Bill, living the dream (my husband, Dylan, has got a real job, so I guess he’ll just be jumping on the tour bus when he has time). Wish me luck and write me if you have any leads or would like me to come to an auditorium near you! Continue reading

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