Some news regarding the virus remains roughly the same, and some changes daily or even more often.  It's exhausting, and quite frankly, we're sick of it. Every time we turn around, we hear more about COVID: not enough vaccinations for the planet, the booster, the variant, increasing cases, a…

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You don’t want to see it, but you can’t look away.  Daily COVID-19 numbers were finally not the topics of conversation, headlines, or “breaking news.”  But, alas, it didn’t last long.  So, what wave would this be?  Have we lost count?  Are we becoming numb?  Do we have the energy to gear up …

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There are two primary causes of hip dysplasia, genetics and diet.  The genes involved in hip dysplasia have not been conclusively identified, but it is believed to involve more than one gene.  Advances in nutritional research have shown that diet also plays an important role in the developme…

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As we venture down memory lane, we feel a mixture of gratitude for what was and is, loss and longing for what is gone, and grounding in what stays the same.  We have the opportunity to revisit what this Fourth of July has meant to us, a holiday big or small, major or minor.  The passage of t…

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It’s become popular vernacular, an everyday reference whose origins may be, “What I want to do before I kick the bucket.”  Like many things, it has new meaning since our introduction to COVID-19.  We’ve always known that life on the planet is finite.  We understand that some of us cross the …