Frankie was a young soldier serving in Iraq when he was seriously injured by an improvised explosive device and lost both legs. While recovering at the Walter...more

Give Me Shelter

Whatcom Humane Society, located near the Bellingham International
Airport, has animal control contracts with local governments to serve a
population of about 85,000 people, but the shelter will accept animals
surrendered from owners living anywhere. In 2006, almost 3,300 animals
were accepted into the tiny, dilapidated facility staffed by 16 people.
The non-profit organization is assisted by 75 volunteers. The kennels
have no access to sunshine or fresh air, and barking dogs blast out a
cacophony of noise. Areas for exercising and socializing animals are
nearly non-existent. Most animal shelters (including WHS) receive no
government funding with the exception of what amounts to break-even
animal control contracts. They depend entirely on donations to survive. more

The Rescuers

Though rescue groups and shelters are, more often than not, known for
sparring, in San Francisco, cooperative rescue relationships have
earned the city a reputation as a mecca for animal rescuers, a place to
go to be inspired by community involvement and creative solutions that
are saving animals’ lives.   more

Can Dogs Love? A True Story

If you want to cause a commotion in any psychology department or any other place where animal and human behaviour is studied, all that you have to do is to claim that your dog loves you. Skeptics, critics, and even some ardent supporters will pour out into the halls to argue the pros and cons of that statement. more

Guardians of Being

It was seven years ago that I first encountered the teachings
of Eckhart Tolle. I was at a crossroads in my life,
unemployed and searching for the next path I should take.
I decided to enroll in an entrepreneurial course and it was
there, sitting in that classroom, that I first heard a passage from
The Power of Now. I'll never forget the words, as I knew without
a doubt that something very significant had happened to me. I
went out and bought The Power of Now, followed by several of
Tolle's other books. I keep them close at hand and frequently
refer to them. I never put one down without having gained deeper
insight into myself, my relationships, and the world around
me. more


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