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A Time Like No Other

Me and Mom

I had a foundation. I was confident. I was sure of who I was in the world. I knew pretty much where I was going, and how I was going to get there. But then my Mother died. That sounds sudden and harsh, but her death to me was sudden and harsh. Now in these days after, I'm left in a swirl of … [Read more...]

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A Love Like No Other

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Back in April of this year, I learned that my Mom, Mary Laprade, had been diagnosed with an aggressive t-cell lymphoma; and a rare one at that. Even though I was 3000 miles away on the West Coast and she was on the East Coast in Massachusetts, there was no doubt in my mind where I needed to be - … [Read more...]

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Take That Leap of Faith

Guy Clark

This great song reminds us to just do it and have faith. "Leap and the net shall appear" has always been one of my favorite quotes. But it is one of the hardest things for us to do. Mr. Clark has a great line in the song  that says, "he did not know he couldn't fly... so he did." This is a statement … [Read more...]

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All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. ― Charles M. Schulz … [Read more...]

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The wisest follow their own direction. ~ Euripides … [Read more...]

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My Inspiration, My Friend, My Love, My Hero

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On February 12th, 1997 I walked into the North Miami Beach Animal Shelter in search of a special puppy. Little did I know that I would end up finding one of the best friends of my life. Actually, I should say that she found me. I had been scanning all of the cages, saying 'hi' to many sweet furry … [Read more...]

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Just Like A Tripawd Pro

Tripawd Pro!

Hopping around, tail-wagging, and smiling---these are some of the things that Pebbles does a lot these days. She is so very amazing to watch. She charges up the hill just outside our house and most of the time she gets up on her own to drink water, eat and go out. Sometimes she needs a bit of … [Read more...]

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The Pebbles Principle

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Another week has flown by and my sweet little tripawd is getting faster and faster on 3! Below she is modeling what she calls her fancy Tripawd Walking Suit. We ordered it at Tripawds.com to help us help her get up and sometimes walk or balance a bit better. Right after Pebbles surgery (her one … [Read more...]

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Smiling and Laughing: Who Needs Four?

Pebbles New Adventure: outside on 3

"Pebbles New Adventure" has shown me how we can learn lessons everywhere--especially from someone who has overcome adversity and adjusted so quickly to a huge life change such as Pebbles has. You might be saying, "Yeah, she's a dog. Animals adapt more quickly than people do." True, but it makes me … [Read more...]

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