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Book Review: Service Goat by Piers Anthony

Title: Service Goat

Author: Piers Anthony

Published by: Dreaming Big Publications (10/9/2016)

Page Count: 154 (Paperback)

Blurb: Orphaned and blind seven-year-old Callie has a service animal – a goat with extraordinary powers. 568 more words

Books And Reading

Introducing a new member to the family.

Are you considering introducing a new pet to your existing one? We have only ever had dogs in our house, but we were in a position just a few days ago where a kitten was abandoned and we had a chance to bring it home and add it to our family. 330 more words

The Healing Touch of Animals

I live in a large city fraught with homelessness. Many years ago, when I first moved to Portland, Oregon, those living in destitute conditions stationed themselves along one main street called Burnside. 500 more words

Mental Illness

Advocates Submit Comments on Proposed Amendments to Fair Employment and Housing Act Regulations.

Along with a number of other fair housing advocates, I recently participated in the drafting of public comments on amendments to the California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council’s regulations governing, among other things, harassment, retaliation and discrimination based on disability. 272 more words

As if Millions of Voices Suddenly Cried Out

Carrie Fisher was a beloved actress for her role as Princess Leia. Leia was an inspirational character. She was a badass woman. She could handle a blaster. 440 more words

Mental Illness

The Doggie Doctors Used Their Cute Manners to Help People Heal, are on Full Schedules Every Day

This one is trained to respond to seizures!  Photo from online…

Allowing these once-stray animals to have a new purpose in life, also, helping the individuals who’d needed them to get to interact with the animals, benefiting both people AND dogs! 501 more words


A day in the life of a small service dog

Good things truly do come in small packages.

This is especially the case for Cal Poly student, Emily Cohen.  Cohen is owner of a four year-old Maltese named Button who takes the place as not only her furry sidekick, but also as her therapeutic service dog.   509 more words

Service Animals