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The Duke Diaries – Simon

When you're facing a loss, especially of a loved one, there's a part of your brain that returns to the past. I found Simon as a kitten in the Fashion District of downtown Los Angeles and he only liked me. He tolerated some women and I do have photographic evidence of...

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Hummus Magic

Ok, here's my story about hummus. I hate beans. Lima beans, refried beans, garbanzo beans, and whatever beans are used for baked beans. Yuck. All of it. Note it's not a flavor issue, it's a texture thing. They are grainy. Like eating sand. I love green beans and I...

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The Duke Diaries – Food

Duke, asking about dinner When I woke up this morning I realized it's been a spell since y'all have received an update on Mr. Duke. There's been a nice break from taking him to the vet so frequently; he has blood drawn every three months now and this post brings us...

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The Duke Diaries – Month 1

My Sweet Dukie patiently receiving his fluids. It's just over a month and Duke has been such a trooper. He knows the drill for the fluids and we have a little routine down. This routine includes Ted waiting outside the bathroom door, somewhat patiently, waiting for...

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The Duke Diaries – Toys

An unanticipated challenge with Duke was toys. As an avid hunter, Duke played with his prey. He knew birds, he knew mice, he didn't know string. He did like to steal things. He stole Jerry's socks. He stole pens (or anything small) off the coffee table. We bought a...

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Lymphatic Drainage Special

I know technically the calendar says 2018, but I'm living like it's already 2019! Have you already flipped the calendar? Are you planning and plotting for a better year, a better you?  So many of you are planning detoxes and cleanses to rid your bodies of all the...

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The Duke Diaries – Week Two Fluids

I'm going to open with our major coup! Woke up this morning and got out of bed. Duke followed. It's cold here right now (maybe 60 this morning), so I got dressed and turned on the Keurig. Brought the fluid set up into my bathroom. Duke followed. I busted out some...

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The Duke Diaries – The Purr Pack

By the time we met Duke he was 18 months old and he had cultivated a successful survival routine. In addition to his impeccable human manipulation skills, he was an accomplished hunter. Even though he enjoyed hunting, he really enjoyed air conditioning.

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The Duke Diaries – Week 1 Fluids

I went in to this with some false confidence. I figured if I just believed it would be easy, then it would be easy. In addition to just doing the IV fluids, I’m also “training” Jerry. Thankfully, we do this every other day, so we all get a mini-break.

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Erin Copelan

Licensed Massage Therapist

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