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Monday, March 28, 2011

WOOF: Media Monday - It's Only The Beginning!

Each year, the National Women’s History Project selects a theme that highlights achievements by distinguished women in specific fields, from medicine and the environment to art and politics. The 2011 theme, “Our History Is Our Strength,” emphasizes the importance of learning about women’s tenacity, courage and creativity throughout the centuries. It also pays tribute to the millions of women who helped create a better world for the times in which they lived as well as for future generations.

This year also marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women, which took place for the first time on March 8, 2011. Many countries around the world continue to observe the holiday on that date, often with demonstrations, educational initiatives and customs such as presenting women with gifts and flowers.

WOOF proudly supports WOOFers all over the world by saying, "What's with just one day? We know we're special 24/7 - 365 days a year!"

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Friday, March 25, 2011

WOOF: Dog Tails - Gray Acres

Continuing the WOOF series Dog Tails!

This dog tale began almost eight years ago. My husband adopted a mixed golden lab named Oliver the year before, and he quickly became a member of our family, sleeping on his own bed in the corner of our bedroom.

With us both working and our children at school during the day, we decided to go in search of a play-pal for Oliver, and a lap dog for me. I really wanted a cat, but my husband being a die-hard dog man, and our lab being a natural born cat chaser, that was out of the question. So, while shopping for Christmas presents in the mall, we visited the pet store and fell in love with a rambunctious Jack Russell Terrier we named Chloe. However, we weren’t in love with the price tag that came with her. She cost us $400 and a trip to the vet, netting a grand total of $550, not including what we spent at Pet Smart.

Oliver and Chloe instantly bonded and we were one big happy family of mom, dad, three kids and two dogs. But our fairy fable soon found its tragic story arch. Thinking I had a cold that was often reoccurring, I soon discovered I wasn’t sick at all… just allergic to dog hair. With a sad heart, two of my children had to move from the luxurious accommodation of the having run of the whole house into a deluxe doghouse in the backyard.

Over the next two years, our backyard family grew from two to four as a miniature Jack Russell mix wandered up into our yard, half-beaten and practically starved. After a few days of nursing, we just couldn’t part with the precious blessing that stumbled into our lives. So, Precious was introduced to Chloe and Oliver, who instantly adopted the half-blind and deaf orphan. Chloe mothers her and Oliver keeps watch over her, going to wake her if something is happening in the yard, so she doesn’t miss out.

Our family grew once again when a mixed red-nosed Straffordshire Terrier named Pumpkin, who showed up on our doorstep one morning and refused to leave. We put her in the yard, and she instantly became the new pack leader, allowing Oliver to only THINK he’s the alpha male.

I often shake my head at the medley: A $500 pureblood amid three misfit mutts; it’s the new Gray Acres.

-- T.L. Gray

(click here to visit her website and learn about her book The Blood of Cain!)

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Submission guidelines for:
"Dog Tails:
Stories About Women & Their Best Tail-Wagging Friends”

How to tell your story:
Whether your special canine buddy is still with you or not, we’re looking for nonfiction stories told in first person with action, dialogue and an emotional pivotal ending. Make readers laugh, cry, get chills!

How not to tell your story:
Stories should not be political in nature or preachy. We want original, unpublished stories that are 400 words or less.

How to submit your story:
A Word document e-mailed to
(Remember to save a copy for yourself!)

How to submit your picture:
Jpeg or Gif submitted to

Monday, March 21, 2011

WOOF: Long Live The Queen!

WOOFers, you must remember this...

June 1953. The cornonation of Queen Elizabeth II ... televised! It was like nothing else we'd ever viewed on TV!

Now here's an interesting question. How many United States presidents have served their terms...and some have bid a final farewell... while she remains on the throne?

Well, let's take a little visual walk down memory lane!

So, who was president when YOU were born? And do you think we'll see a female president in our lifetime?

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Monday, March 14, 2011

WOOF Celebrates Women's History Month!




Women's History Month, we reflect on the extraordinary accomplishments of women and honor their role in shaping the course of our Nation's history. Today, women have reached heights their mothers and grandmothers might only have imagined. Women now comprise nearly half of our workforce and the majority of students in our colleges and universities. They scale the skies as astronauts, expand our economy as entrepreneurs and business leaders, and serve our country at the highest levels of government and our Armed Forces. In honor of the pioneering women who came before us, and in recognition of those who will come after us, this month, we recommit to erasing the remaining inequities facing women in our day.

This year, we commemorate the
100th anniversary of International Women's Day, a global celebration of the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. International Women's Day is a chance to pay tribute to ordinary women throughout the world and is rooted in women's centuries-old struggle to participate in society on an equal footing with men. This day reminds us that, while enormous progress has been made, there is still work to be done before women achieve true parity… Click here to read more

How many women pictured above do you recognize? Answers below.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

WOOF: Dog Tails -The Lollipop Incident

Ginger is a wonderful dog with an outward friendly personality. She loves everyone, but she also carries a good sense of people and whether they should be around our three boys or not. But, Ginger has another side, a sneaky side which has brought us several hilarious moments and many that I can only shake my head at!

Ginger caught on very early to my routines and the best times for her to carry out her jaunts. Ginger particularly enjoyed sleeping in my bed if I was gone for the day!

As a general rule I knew where to find her if I had been gone for a lengthy amount of time, I did try to give her the benefit of the doubt. So when I came home one day from running errands with the kids, I wasn‘t surprised to find a very quiet home. Ginger sometimes trapped herself in the boys’ room because the door would close by itself. I went upstairs to check there first but the room was empty. There was only one other place she could be. I took a deep breath, sighed and headed to my bedroom. As I pushed the door open, I could only stand in the doorway, staring in disbelief! Ginger was in my bed, stretched out on her stomach with one of the kids’ lollipops stuck between her two front paws. Clearly enjoying herself, she looked up at me and then very nonchalantly went back to eating her lollipop. I was so fuming mad I chased her off my bed, down the stairs and out the front door!

Ginger and I have had our moments; days where I would have sworn she was purposefully trying to drive me crazy. And we have had our moments where I have said she is the best dog in the world a family could have. When I look back on all the memories we have because of her, because of Ginger's sneaky but loving personality, I just have to laugh and be thankful for that sneaky, lovable dog that we call friend!

Jennifer Brewer

Thanks for submitting your Dog Tail, Jennifer!

For more Dog Tails, Buy WOOF: Women Only Over Fifty!

Submission guidelines for:
"Dog Tails:
Stories About Women & Their Best Tail-Wagging Friends”

How to tell your story:
Whether your special canine buddy is still with you or not, we’re looking for nonfiction stories told in first person with action, dialogue and an emotional pivotal ending. Make readers laugh, cry, get chills!

How not to tell your story:
Stories should not be political in nature or preachy. We want original, unpublished stories that are 400 words or less.

How to submit your story:
A Word document e-mailed to

(Remember to save a copy for yourself!)

How to submit your picture:
Jpeg or Gif submitted to

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Days Of Our Lives - 45 years!

“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives…”

I first heard those words in 1965 and they’ve been with me ever since. Suffering right along with Julie’s shoplifting arrest, teenage rebellion, and the death of her mother, Addie, I shed tears during Susan’s heartbreaking loss of her infant son.

With more people coming back from the dead than a town-full of zombies, “Days” and I have been life-long friends.

A young mother when the soap first aired, I spent much of the day cleaning, washing diapers and caring for an infant…except for that one delicious half-hour (Expanded to a full hour in 1975). All thoughts of cooking, cleaning or laundry suspended—once a day, five days a week.

And, I wasn’t the only one. Several friends and I would yack on the phone for a half-hour or so, rehashing the trials and tribulations of the Horton family and friends.

“Would Bo rescue Hope in time?”

“Would Mickey find out Laura’s secret; that her baby belonged to his brother, Bill?”

We had an absolute ball gossiping about the people of Salem and their laundry list of triumphs and tragedies.

Hard to believe, but I first viewed Days Of Our Lives forty-five years ago? Never mind how long it’s been on the air. How did I get this old?

Were you in on the first episode? Who was your favorite character... crisis... couple? WOOF wants to hear from you!

Days of Our Lives 45 Years: A Celebration in Photos by Greg Meng and Eddie Campbell, is a treasure for all DOOL fans. Never before seen photos!

The Horton Family in 1973: Back Row: Edward Mallory (Bill), John Clarke (Mickey), Marie Cheatham (Marie), John Lupton (Tommy). Front Row: Frances Reid (Alice), Macdonald Carey (Tom), Patricia Barry (Addie)

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For you hardcore enthusiasts: The Official Days of Our Lives Page on Facebook!

(For photography, samples, or any information please contact Juliette Harris of “it” Girl Public Relations at 310-577-1122; Juliette@itgirlpublicrelations.com)

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Friday, March 4, 2011

WOOF Furry Friends Friday: Who's Your Fur-Ever Friend?

For anyone who doesn't know the story of Cuddles, she was a sick pup with a life-threatening skin condition just a few months back.

Through many months of care and nurturing by 2 amazing families, she's a happy, healthy dachshund who's also made some good friends along the way.

Here she is "cuddling" with her brother, Diesel. (Cuddles is the one with the cool pink bandana)

Do you have a Fur-Ever Friend? Or a Fur-Less-Forever Friend (Huh??). Share with the WOOFers!

And, please, if you're thinking of getting a furry friend for your family - ADOPT!

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Gaining your "Emotional Freedom" by Judith Orloff, M. D.

WOOF is proud to participate in promoting the lastest book release, Emotional Freedom by Judith Orloff, M.D.

Picture yourself in a traffic jam but feeling utterly calm. Or not letting your supervisor’s bad mood frustrate you. Imagine being peaceful instead of worrying. Or enjoying nurturing relationships and a warm sense of belonging in the place of loneliness. This is what it feels like when you’ve achieved emotional freedom.

National bestselling author Judith Orloff MD presents new solutions for dealing with emotions in our hyper-tense world. She invites you to take a remarkable journey, one that leads to happiness, serenity, and a mastery over negativity that pervades daily life. You possess the ability to liberate yourself from worry, anger, and fear. True emotional freedom is closer than you think.

Synthesizing neuroscience, intuitive medicine, psychological and subtle energy techniques, Dr. Orloff maps the elegant relationships between our minds, bodies, spirits, and our environments. With humor and compassion, she shows you how to identify the most powerful negative emotions and how to transform them into hope, kindness, and courage. Compelling patient case-studies, stories from her on-line community and workshop participants, and from her own private life illustrate the simple, easy-to-follow action steps that you can take to cope with emotional vampires, disappointments, and rejection.

Emotional Freedom is a road map for those who are stressed out, discouraged, or overwhelmed as well as for those who are in a good emotional place but want to feel even better. As Dr. Orloff shows, each day presents opportunities for us to be heroes in our own lives: to turn away from negativity, react constructively, and seize command of any situation. Complete emotional freedom is within your grasp.

About Judith Orloff, M.D.

A UCLA psychiatrist and a pioneer who bridges mainstream medicine with intuition, energy medicine, and spirituality. She invites you on a remarkable journey where you can embrace more happiness and mastery over negativity than you may have ever known. Our world is in the midst of a meltdown. She describes how to stay intuitively and spiritually centered in our times.

Dr. Orloff celebrates the exciting paperback launch of her New York Times bestseller Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself from Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life. She is treating you to an incredible one-time book-launch offer with special gifts from herself and friends such as Dr. Daniel Amen, Dr. Joan Borysenko, Dr. Michael Beckwith, and more!

In the book, you will discover:

• Four questions to transform fear with courage

• What your emotional type is

• How to stop absorbing the emotions of others

• How to combat emotional vampires with compassion

• The spiritual meaning of depression and hope

To purchase Emotional Freedom and receive your "Celebrate Joy" special gift collection go to:

Publisher's Weekly’s review of Emotional Freedom says:
“Superbly written..Dr. Orloff regards emotions as a training ground for the soul, and views ‘every victory over fear, anxiety, and resentment as a way to develop your spiritual muscles.’”

Emotional Freedom has rave reviews from USA Today, Dr. Candace Pert, Christiane Northrup, M.D., Caroline Myss, Dean Ornish, M.D., and Mary Oliver, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. They call it “spectacular,” “a must-read,” “a heartfelt, accessible guide,” and “resolutely compassionate.”

Dr. Judith Orloff, M. D. - Website

Video Interviews and Press:

To read a previous WOOFers Club guest post by Dr. Orloff on Second Sight, Click Here

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