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Discussion Guide for The Dog At The Gate

Introduction to The Dog at the Gate: How a Throwaway Dog Becomes Special Discussion Guide The Dog at the Gate: How a Throwaway Dog Becomes Special is an elementary introduction...
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Story Behind The Story – The Dog At The Gate

Why I Wrote Dog at the Gate: How a Throwaway Dog Becomes Special Christmas Eve Day 1999, my beloved Australian Shepherd died in my arms. I was left, with my...
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The Dog At The Gate – Available Now!

Exciting News! Sunny Weber’s New Book is Here! For all animal lovers and especially young readers who love animal stories, award-winning author Sunny Weber’s new book, The Dog at the...
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The Littlest Role Model

I recently dog-sat for an elderly Dachshund named Cody. He is one of those dogs that wheedles his way into one’s heart by just being around. Cody is fourteen years...
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Brillo’s Not-so-excellent Adventure

Two weeks ago my little Lhasa/ShiTsu/Schnauzer mix dog and I popped into Parkside Animal Health Center in Aurora, Colorado for a routine anal gland expression. Brillo has always needed periodic...
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New Ways to Save Fearful Dogs Through Technology!

Exciting News! Dog lovers can now learn how to work with timid dogs whether they read or listen to Beyond Flight or Fight: A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful...
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Beyond Flight or Fight: A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful Dogs is now available as an Audio-book!

My book, Beyond Flight or Fight: A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful Dogs, is now an audio-book! Download it for free with an Amazon Audible trial! I felt this...
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Ten Years of Extra Life for Jessie

 Jessie had never been inside a house. He had never been alone or confined in a small box. He felt growing claustrophobia and was unable to cope with the new...
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Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part Ten: Onwards and Upwards~Jessie’s Return to Normalcy

Eight weeks of limited movement--restrictions on stairs, substrates, and speed--put some pounds on my boy. But each day I could see the surgery had worked! Jessie's walk was straight, he...
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Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy—Part Nine: First Days at Home

Day One: I became a “helicopter parent” on Jessie’s first day home. Although he mostly slept, I hovered, hoping to answer his every need. I had taken the day off...
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Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part Eight: Home Again

A wet snow and cold wind blew my Subaru south to Parker Animal Emergency & Specialty Center, where Jessie awaited me. He was able to return home on his third...
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Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part Seven: Surgery Eve and Day

The day before Jessie’s surgery we drove to Cherry Creek State Park. I wanted to once again associate the car and the ramp with something positive. I also wanted to...
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Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part Six: The Second Opinion

 If I received a recommendation for surgery for myself, I would research options. If no other option besides surgery was feasible, I would seek a second opinion on the type...
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Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part Five: Researching Physical Therapy

An upcoming field of animal welfare work is the area of physical therapy. Years ago my Australian Shepherd, Miles, had a back surgery which was similar to my current dog...
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Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part Four: Preparing for Surgery

Preparation for Jessie's surgery was an interesting experience. I surveyed my home, yard, on-hand equipment, and cleared my personal and work commitments as much as possible to devote myself to...
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Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part Three: The MRI

  Dr. Curtis Probst of Parker Animal Emergency & Specialty Center, our veterinarian neurologist, examined Jessie in early December, 2016. He took my boy into another room to give him...
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Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy Part Two–Ramp Training

By autumn of 2016 Jessie my Lab mix dog, was unable to jump into the back seat of my Subaru Outback. We had abandoned his jumping into the cargo area...
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Jessie’s Dorsal Laminectomy–Part One: Our History Together

  Jessie, my former foster Lab mix, began showing signs of lower back pain the summer of 2016. His tail carriage was lower than his usual gleeful high waves. I...
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Holiday Financial Opportunities for Rescues Offered by Petco Foundation

The ever-generous Petco Foundation is offering terrific opportunities for rescues to earn needed funds for their work. Check out this link and plan a happy holiday season for the pets...
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Colorado Independent Publishers EVVY Awards Cite Beyond Flight or Fight a Winner!

My book, Beyond Flight or Fight: A Compassionate Guide for Working with Fearful Dogs won FIRST PLACE in the "How To" category in the international CIPA EVVY Awards of 2016! We...
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Make Love, Not War: Dogs’ Appeasing Behaviors Toward People They Are Bonded To

This old bumper sticker was popular during my college years as the Viet Nam war was raging. The Birth Control Pill was new and available enough to protect casual sex...