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Posts tagged: Canine compassion

Across the globe – together again

We love our dogs. Each year we spend $$$ on their health and happiness. Last week I spent $700 for emergency care and tests and meds for my beloved Bella. She stayed close to me during my cancer treatment so I figure she should get good medical care, too. And a new gel foam bed for her aging body.

One man says he owes his life to his dog, Casey, a service dog who detected explosives in Afghanistan.  But they were separated when Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach went home and Casey stayed behind.  After some searching, Gundlach learned that Casey was now in Iowa, working. Gundlach pleaded his case for her return to him as her handler. And soon some very kind compassionate Iowans surprised Gundlach with a reunion – and a gift: Casey.  

 A happy story from Afghanistan to home.

(S-R archives photo)

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Writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., addresses issues facing aging baby boomers and seniors as well as issues of serious illness, death and dying, grief and loss.

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