“Dogs have the ability to forgive, let go of the past, and live each day joyously. It’s something the rest of us strive for.” ~Jennifer Skiff, The Divinity of Dogs While many of my newly retired peers are hitting the road in search of new adventures, I’ve been sticking closer to home, enjoying life as a late-blooming dog owner. This still comes as a surprise to longtime friends who’ve always pegged me as “a cat person.” But current research shows that dog ownership can add a few more healthy years to our lives. Click here to read my essay in Metro Parent’s Guide to Helping Your Aging Parents.
“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.” ~Karen Davison I still get a thrill whenever my byline appears in a national publication — but this one is twice as special to me. Victoria is one of my favorite shelter magazines, and I’m always proud to have my work published in its pages. This time, the March/April issue includes a new piece I wrote about adopting our sweet rescue dog, Coco, shown in the photo here. The issue is available in bookstores, Walgreen’s, and on newsstands this week. ~Cindy La Ferle