Safety First: Hot Weather = Danger for Dogs

I went to the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland with the Bangor Daily News last Friday. It was a hot day full of lots of fun. Even in a short-sleeved shirt and shorts, I was hot. No doubt, for some, especially our furry friends, it was hotter. Bill and I took Laura with us on […]

Bangor Humane Society Competes in #100KChallenge

When the Bangor Humane Society emptied the shelter of animals in March as part of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ Mega Match-a-Thon, Executive Director Suzan Bell was beyond words. “We were not ready for the emotion of having every animal adopted,” Bell said. “I will never forget standing in dog […]

Maine State Music Theatre Musical Features Rescue Pet

I grew up in Harpswell, Maine, five miles from Brunswick and the Maine State Music Theatre at Bowdoin College. During the summers of my teens, I ushered there. That meant I could see shows for free. It was a great deal for a poor teenager. I wish the Maine State Music Theatre had a show […]

Don’t Let The Summer Heat Harm Your Pet

I wrote this story for the Bangor Daily News publication “The Weekly.” It was published on June 21, but the message is universal and bears repeating. Please, if you’re out with your dog this summer, watch to make sure they’re having fun and not overheating. This summer, ensure your furry friends have as much fun […]

Bark For Life Recap

For those who don’t know, I participated as a photographer and walker in the Greater Bangor Bark For Life. This event raises money for Relay for Life but acknowledges the vital role dogs play in caregiving for people with cancer. Also, dogs get cancer. Yes, they do. Some very pawsome people organized Bark for Life: […]

Summertime Tips to Keep Pooch Happy

Summertime is here and with it comes vacations, sunny days, and lots of activity. Trixie and Agatha want to remind you to be mindful of temps this summer. They also want to remind you to make sure your dog looks fashionable. Some summertime tips to keep pooch happy & safe: 1. Avoid pavement or asphalt. […]

Bark For Life: The Greyhound Gang

Sometimes, you have to Bark for what’s right. Maybe I’m not “barking”, but I am participating in the first Greater Bangor Bark for Life event in conjunction with Relay For Life. My dog Laura will also be coming to “walk” for a cure for cancer as part of the Greyhound Gang. We “bark” as we […]

Make Adoption Your First Option

I adopted both of my pets. I volunteer for animal rescues. The animals in their walls are among the sweetest with more amazing animals out there. The people who work to ensure they’re cared for before adoption are also among the best. On the Bangor Daily News’s website was a great note, well in one […]

They did it! Bangor Humane Society marks first-ever empty shelter!

Bangor Humane Society did it! They emptied the shelter through the Mega Match-a-thon of over 100 animals! Way to go! Here’s what they wrote on their Facebook page: “Because of our HUGE success, we are closing early today at 4 pm. We will be closed tomorrow to regroup for regular business hours next week! Overwhelmed […]

Bangor Humane Society to Participate in ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon

Guest post courtesy of Bangor Humane Society’s website ( Bangor Humane Society announced that they are one of 55 animal rescue organizations receiving grant funding to participate in the first ASPCA “Mega Match-a-thon” event, which takes place from March 30th – April 1st. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals granted nearly […]

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