I almost made it to Bailey’s hills today.  I had hip revision surgery six weeks ago and each day I challenge myself to walk farther, with longer strides and more challenging inclines. Just a week ago I was dependent on a friend’s walking sticks to keep my balance. The week before that, I walked with…

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Coming-of-age books try to address emotional and social challenges that all children face. Children are buffeted in overwhelming directions during their formative years. There are so many options and expectations from society that often children founder in trying to discern how grow up to be the best they can be. Despite supportive adults, some children…

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I am privileged and honored to be invited to join the Colorado Voters for Animals Board of Directors! CVA was founded in 1996 and has over 8,000 supporters today. CVA conducts candidate surveys, publishes scorecards ranking individual legislatures on their stands on animal welfare issues, testifies at legislative hearings, and helps craft bills that improve…

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“Hello, I adopted a puppy mill rescue dog five weeks ago and cannot get a leash on her. She is ruining my apartment because I can’t get her outside. Can you help me?” This email came through my website (www.sunnyweber.com) a few weeks ago. Because I specialize in working with fearful dogs, my mind’s eye…

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The end of WWII brought American agriculture the dual dichotomy of over-production of food goods, which lowered prices farmers could make on their products. Farming became easier with the advent of new machines, widespread access to gasoline, and the development of chemical fertilizers. However, labor costs rose as men returned from war and re-entered the…

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What is a puppy mill? The HSUS’s definition is: “A puppy mill is an inhumane, commercial dog-breeding facility in which the health of the dogs is disregarded in order to maintain a low overhead and maximize profits.” This unemotional, rational definition doesn’t adequately describe the horrors that dogs experience while imprisoned in mills–where they’re confined…

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