This is a page to share with you all what we are going through right now; what we are learning, and what we are struggling through, in hopes that we can inspire some of you to research new ways to work through the issues in your own lives.  

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To foster, or not to foster?

Posted by Amanda Beasley on Monday, August 31, 2009, In : Foster Care 
June 9, 2009

Once I learned of Riley's struggle, I was faced with the question: Do I continue to foster dogs with no homes and risk Riley's recovery, or do I stop fostering, and just focus on the dogs that I have?  I was stuggling with this decision a few weeks ago, when I ran into the Stockon Animal Shelter foster program coordinator at the dog park (my other dog was in serious need of play). He understood my predicament, but then told me about two australian cattledog pups about 5 months old...
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New Ways of Thinking, Buying, Living

Posted by Amanda Beasley on Monday, August 31, 2009, In : Cancer Care 
June 1, 2009

Since Riley is fighting cancer, one thing everyone seems to agree on is that you need to make it as easy on their immune system as possible. This means- not feeding them out of plastic, not using harsh chemicals around them...yes that means finding natural cleaners, flea repellent, weed killer (I have just given up on that one...hmm, my dog, or a few less weeds.... that's a no brainer! ), keeping them away from possibly sick dogs (not easy as a foster parent), and trying to keep t...

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The Diet

Posted by Amanda Beasley on Monday, August 31, 2009, In : Dog Food 

May 23, 2009

So, after almost 3 weeks on his new diet, this is what we are now feeding.

1/2 lb of ground chicken or turkey

1/4 cup pureed greens: (cellery, carrot, apple, parsley, and beet are the staples, and then I just throw a little bit of whatever else I happen to have on hand- zucchini, alfalfa sprouts, watermelon, bell peppers, etc.  Note: it is important to know the list of veggies to NOT feed your dog. The list is located at the link above. 

Oils: 1 tsp cod liver oil, 1 tsp flax seed oi...

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