Holiday tales of pet escapades from Dr. Duggan (or – how to try and keep pets safe over the holidays) ♥

Good advice for keeping our pets safe.

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         The fall and winter holidays are here again, times of the year when we often change up our routines with extra visits from friends and family, and along for the ride come foods, treats, and appealing decorations, packages and gifts.  Sometimes, these can be a hazard to our family pets. Hopefully, you and your pets have made it through Halloween and Thanksgiving unscathed.

         There are many resources out there which talk about holiday hazards.  Many foods are hazardous to dogs, either because they are toxic (such as chocolate or grapes), or can harm their digestive tract (bones, or food packaging, or bread dough), or for other reasons. Check out this ASPCA link for more:  http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/people-foods-avoid-feeding-your-pets.  Other hazards can be unexpected. The puppy chews an extension cord for the holiday lights. A house cat sneaks outside and gets lost when the front door is left open by a…

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The World Needs More You In It

 

Marginalized.

It is a word that my friends and I toss around.

It describes the feeling we have when the world passes us by. Continue reading “The World Needs More You In It”

A few of my favorite charities (#GivingTuesday)

“Giving Tuesday” is a wonderful idea!

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We’re familiar with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, days that promote retailers and shopping. Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, a day to promote and support nonprofits that make a difference in your local communities and the world around us.

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Celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.), Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable giving season as many people make donations this time of year to charities. Giving Tuesday is a way to donate time, money, items and more to charities in your community and beyond. According to the #GivingTuesday website, last year more than 700,000 people raised $116,000,000 online in 70 countries for charities. That’s amazing! What a positive impact.

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hh_livestrongwalkI’m a firm believer that we can all give back in some way, whether donating a few hours of your time or giving money or sharing information with others or whatever else you decide…

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It’s Just So Good You’re Here!

It was another day of endless rain in Portland. *

I admit, I wasn’t in the best mood. I was tired.  I was sad.

Continue reading “It’s Just So Good You’re Here!”

Happy Thanksgiving!

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In all things give thanks.  We give thanks for faith, family, friends.

Special thanks to my Internet friends who have educated, entertained and comforted me during the past year.

Happy Thanksgiving from Denver!

All the little children of the world…

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Aiden and I colored this together on Sunday afternoon.

At noon, my five year old grandson Aiden returned from kindergarten excited to share all of the news of his morning at school.   Continue reading “All the little children of the world…”

Cicero Says: You Were Born to Work Hard for Your Country

A message from Cicero of ancient Rome for our modern times. (A reblog).

SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

“I would not have hesitated to toss myself headlong into the gravest storms and thunder for the sake of saving my fellow citizens and to win public tranquility at the expense of my own danger. For our fatherland did not bear and educate us with the intent that it should expect no assistance from us, but should, serving only our benefit, provide a safe space for our leisure and a quiet spot for our rest. Rather, it raised us so that it could take the greatest part of our spirit, our intellect, and our counsel for its benefit, and leave to our own private use only as much as was left over.”

“The Young Cicero Reading” by Vincenzo Foppa

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Sunday Thoughts

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I woke up today at 4 A.M. in Portland, Oregon.  By 10:30 I was in Denver, Colorado. Continue reading “Sunday Thoughts”

Quirky Portland

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Street scene in the Pearl District, NW Portland, Oregon

 

In Portland, we think of everything! Continue reading “Quirky Portland”

Election Statement

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I was strengthened, comforted and challenged to read the words below in our church newsletter.

To me, this statement is a call to action that any person of any persuasion, religious or not, can follow.   Continue reading “Election Statement”