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Two dogs in the car

Take a lesson from us dogs

As we head into the New Year, I hear a lot of humans talk about their resolutions such as losing wait, saving money, exercising more, getting organized and...

A Family Story of Mental Illness

I am photographed here with my father, Edwin,  and my older sister, Gaby, making a gingerbread castle in 1971. Its walls had stained glass windows made from...

A Family Story of Mental Illness

I am photographed here with my father, Edwin,  and my older sister, Gaby, making a gingerbread castle in 1971. Its walls had stained glass windows made from...
Dog and Christmas Decorations

I was curled up next to the Christmas tree last night watching my Mom wrap some presents and I started thinking about how fortunate I am to have a safe happy...

Wishing everyone happy holidays and a healthy new year! A few things to remember this season, RESCUE not RETAIL!  If you are thinking about adding a furry...
The Art of Fielding

by Chad Harbach

A Book Review by Mary Saffell The Art of Fielding begins and ends with baseball. But it is also about college life, families, romance and life choices. The...

Is There A Way to Talk to Children About the Mass Murder of Children?

This morning, while I was reading yet another deeply upsetting piece relating to the mass murder of children at Sandy Hook Elementary online, I began to cry,...
Book Jacket of 11/22/63

By Stephen King

A stimulating read, 11/22/63 kept me interested and entertained.  I won’t go too much into the plot, you all know what it’s about, right?  A "firsthand"...
J Dawg and Christmas presents

Laying Low this Holiday Season I feel like we have reached the 13 mile mark of the Holiday Season Marathon. Thanksgiving is behind us and now we’re jogging...
Musician names for adoptable dogs

Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals has a new group of pups coming to the island on December 14th.  They've made their way from dire situations down south,...

I admit I have a controllilng nature. It's a character flaw I inherited from my family-- an infamous Dowling trait, if you will. Maybe it goes along with...
dog with Christmas tree

Nantucket Pets get Face Time!

I just hope you all didn’t miss Santa Claus when he came to Nantucket and set aside some time just for us pets! The Nantucket Safe Harbor for Animals had...

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