Mary McGrath and her Mother

The Comfort of a Dog: An Unexpected Gift from My Mother

My mother died yesterday. The five stages of grief have not hit me yet, but I know they are coming. No one can prepare you for the death of a parent, especially your mother. It is a personal journey we all have to endure. I spent the past 24 hours in a whirlwind of emotions

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Saluki with Flamengo plush toy

4 Things I Learned When My Dog Swallowed a Soft Toy

This article about what to do when your dog swallows an unwanted foreign object was a finalist for a Maxwell Medallion Award in the 2016 Writing Competition sponsored by the Dog Writers Association of America. Cori received a Certificate of Nomination for excellence in the category of Article or Blog – Health or General Care. To

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ASPCA Dog of the Year: Pearl the shelter dog turned search and rescue dog

This article about search and rescue dog Pearl, a black Labrador Retriever and her handler Ron Horetski was one of three finalists t0 compete for a Maxwell Medallion Award in the 2011 Writing Competition sponsored by the Dog Writers Association of America. Cori received a Certificate of Nomination for excellence in the category of Internet Features.

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Paso Robles: A dog friendly weekend escape

San Luis Obispo County is a very pet-friendly area.  This is the first in a series of articles showing the virtues of this dog-friendly region of California.  I will begin with Paso Robles, as this was my first stop in my journey discovering fun places to visit with a dog.  My canine companion on this

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