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Letters from the Front Line:Meals on Wheels: Thank you for your well written blog, very inspirational and informative. “It’s all how you raise ’em” Is the first thing that’s said, When someone is injured Or someone is dead....Anton: I haven’t had the fortune of hugging a Borzoi and watching it react with that lovely embarrassed yet subtle delight for the longest time. But I love reading everything hound and terrier. I was interested to read your last...Geneva Coats: How exciting! Will be watching to see what sort of success you enjoy. Best of luck to Dublin!Kathy Bittorf: What I am reading : Supporters said the therapy can bring subtle improvements, as well as sometimes dramatic changes? I am wondering if the greatest improvements in human and canine in this new option is based on...Anton: Yah it’s so sad for our ageing dogs to inevitably have to end up living with this kind of pain. The fact that non-steroidal and steroidal anti inflammatory analgesics can have extremely tragic results doesn’t help...Kathy Bittorf: Chris I am with you could not let my dogs be in osteoarthritic pain. The quality of life of my canines is likewise critical when it comes to their care. You bet this is catching on stem cell surgery rather than knee and...Bonnie Dalzell: There is a useful test for the defective MDR1 (Multiple Drug Resistance) gene which is relatively common in the collie breeds but has also been reported in other breeds. The gene apparently allows the blood-brain barrier...Anton: After reading Chris’s review I didn’t think I would need to see the movie at all, just sounded all too familiar and Disney, but you’ve made it sound so very much more Kathy…. Maybe on a short haul, but I...Kathy Bittorf: I had to reconsider to some degree this Zootopia by viewing in full context. It occurred to me this movie Zootopia if one replaces the animals with predators black and prey white humans it could be a cop story of...Kathy Bittorf: This moviie suggest to me Anton A statist system—whether of a communist, fascist, Nazi, socialist or “welfare” type—that is what present administration is turning America into. WELFARE State…….. based on the ....Cynthia: Is there any possible way to breed back from the dwarfism? I wanted to try but seeing all the mix breeds I am afraid of making more dysfunctional dogs, but I don’t want to throw away those breed lines either.
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Border Collie owner, breeder and enthusiast. Dog breeder liaison for Genoscoper's MyDogDNA testing platform. Breeding ethics consultant for HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumble segment, "Unnatural Selection." Thought leader and advocate for the modernization and elevation of animal husbandry focusing on science-based information dissemination, advancing genetics appreciation, and placing ethics above tradition.