Angels of Alligator Alley

Angels of Alligator Alley

Cavalier Rescue of Florida

Thanksgiving’s leftovers were barely gone when a few foster families were about to grow for the holiday season. The “Alligator Alley” Cavaliers, as they became known, were in the process of being rescued. As happens with extreme rescue cases, no background information accompanied the dogs. Even the circumstances of this rescue are cloudy. Widely reported as having been tied to trees along Alligator Alley, these were second-hand accounts that might be questionable.

No matter. Angels, earthbound and otherwise, were at work to save these seven Cavaliers; four boys and three girls, between one and six years of age.

The first angels pulled them out of an abusive situation, housed them temporarily, and got Cavalier Rescue of Florida involved. More angels transported them across the state to the angels that would foster them. Buddy took up with Bob Blair in nearby Fort Myers, while . . . Read More

Be Well to cease publishing . . .

Be Well to cease publishing . . .

a fond farewell

OCT 2014: Be Well takes a bow . . . I am announcing today that Be Well will cease publishing. In the last few years I have searched for partners, investors, and in recent months, an acquiring publishing company, in an effort to grow Be Well to its potential while also reducing the demands on myself personally.

We got very close with two large publishing concerns . . . Read More

Being Well

Doggie Style

By Gabriel the Dog. It may be news in itself that a dog gets an opportunity to have a voice in a publication, but I worked hard for it. No one spends more time with the publisher than I do. I lie around, under his desk most of the day. You wouldn't believe the conversations I'm part of. Sure, most of my lobbying is to head out for another walk, go play, or maybe have a treat. But I have my moments of brilliance, too. And eventually he realized . . . Read More

Hypnosis and Children

conquering the boogeyman

Monsters under the bed. Hard math problems. Strange green things on the dinner plate. These are just a sampling of things that may strike fear into the hearts of little ones, even while they are some of the most intelligent, funny, and rambunctious people we know.

Certain fears are healthy. We want our children to stay a good distance from the fire pit. Remembering to look both ways before crossing the street is a way to stay safe. However, when a child . . . Read More

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