• The final day of Francis

    Many dog owners will have the chance to plan their friend's final day on Earth. The endless cuddles, the treats previously held back given in fistfuls, that last final slow wander around the block... But for most dogs, euthanasia is the sweet relief, the end of an illness at a grand old ...
  • An open letter to my mastiff Henry on his third birthday

    I hated you before I even met you. I swore at Chad when he told me he was getting you, threatened to divorce him for not compromising. I vowed to not lift a finger to help with you. I scowled when the barrier went up in our brand new kitchen. ...
  • The day my strays were poisoned in Greece

    Blod was a quiet, friendly retriever who would follow perfectly to heel naturally. He followed us everywhere each time we visited our Greek friend Eleni. I had known him for almost a year. He was originally a stray from another area and was dumped as a puppy. He was castrated ...
  • Born in the wrong country

    They say people like me do what we do because we are broken or have been through something traumatic in life. They say we are looking for something to fix because we can’t fix what happened to us. So what happened to me? Cancer – that’s what… So what is ...