A Young Man And A Dog Forge a Magical Leash Partnership

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It takes two to make that leash-partnership thing work:  the human at one end has to buddy up with a dog at the other end. Together, they are the best and sometimes the worst of each other. Early on, there's a lot of tension between the ends of that leash as they sort out what they have to say to each other, who will take the lead, who will follow. If they begin with honest intentions and a commitment to show up every day, the tension between them starts to lessen until finally, one day, they … [Read more...]

“I’m Just A Guy Who Got Hit By A Car And Started Pup Protector – A Pet Products Company”

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  At first glance, Trevor looks like your above average guy: brown eyes, sandy-colored hair, and just the hint of a smile. You'd never know by looking at his photograph that three years ago, he became an accident statistic as he walked his dog, Naraku, in his neighborhood. Trevor Jensen describes what happened that fateful day: "It was early in the morning and Naraku and I were doing our normal 4 mile loop.  We were almost home and waited at the crosswalk for the light to turn … [Read more...]

A Lollypop Farm Story Ends As a Shelter Dog Starts Her New Life

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The past two days have been a series of "firsts" for Gracie, starting with that moment when we walked her out the front entrance of Lollypop Farm into her next life. A  lot of thought went into making sure that she would go to a home that would be perfect for her: could she have her own pack that included at least one dog playmate? And, in the best of all worlds? Could she keep one of her special humans as part of her forever home? Sometimes you get a part of that perfection and sometimes, … [Read more...]

Today We Bring Her Home to Join Our Human/Animal Pack

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Today's the day we bring her home to join our human/animal pack. She's been patiently waiting for almost three months for a perfect match. You know as well as I do that perfection doesn't always get to happen. But when it does, it's magic. And wonderful things begin to fall into place.  I spent most of yesterday getting ready for her. It was a good drive day: springlike with blue skies, warm enough to slide the sun roof back, let my thoughts float out into the almost balmy air. I headed out … [Read more...]

Kids Grow Up to be Amazing – Mine Did. Yours Will Too.

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Hello, it's me.  I've been behind the scenes here on my blog, writing other people's stories rather than my own. It happens sometimes. You make commitments that you want to keep and, in my case, those commitments have all been tied into posts that I offered to write for friends whose stories I want to share with you. But what I really want to do now, is to tell you the most amazingly wonderful, fantastical story about what it's been like to watch my son come into his own. This is going to be … [Read more...]