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Henry the Golden Retriever: Autistic Boy’s Savior

This moving You-Tube video tells the story of Henry, a beautiful Golden Retriever, who ended up being a lifeline to Dale, an 8-year old autistic boy.

Isn’t it amazing what dogs can do? The book detailing Henry and Dale’s journey is called “A Friend Like Henry” and is available on Amazon.

Truly inspiring!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Special Boy; Special Dog

Michele Asselin for The New York Times
When a friend referred me to this article from the NY Times, I glanced at it and the first thing I noticed was that it was 8 pages long.  Since I have the attention span of a housefly, I couldn’t imagine reading the whole thing, but I was hooked from the first paragraph.  As an adoptive mother of disabled children, I recognized the struggles this Atlanta family was facing after adopting a boy and a girl from Russia.
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Dogs Can Make Your Kids Healthy

assistanceOK, we all know there are many advantages to sharing your life with a dog, but how about this! The New York Times is reporting on a study being done by the the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health, in cooperation with the Waltham Center for Pet Nutrition in England (part of the Mars candy and pet food company).
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