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Second Annual Blessing of the Animals Is October 6

Everyone who attended last year’s Heatherhope Farm Blessing of the Animals said it was an inspiration to them and they would like to do it again. So, we have planned our second annual Blessing for Saturday, October 6, at 11:00 … Continue reading

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Abbie Has Five Puppies

“And when I die…and when I’m dead, dead and gone, there’ll be one child born and a world to carry on.” Laura Nyro wrote those lyrics and Blood, Sweat and Tears and Peter Paul and Mary sang them. But, in … Continue reading

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Do Our Pets Go To Heaven?

At our first annual Blessing of the Animals service we shared stories. After Sharon told of the way her dog had (perhaps) saved her life when she was worn down with caring for her dying father and she began to … Continue reading

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First Blessing of the Animals Goes Well

On the afternoon of September 25 Heatherhope Farm hosted its first Blessing of the Animals—an event we hope to host annually. We purposely did not advertise this event too widely so that we could keep the numbers small and feel … Continue reading

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Dogs Show Their Stuff at Carol Stream Dog Fest

The dogs of Heatherhope put on a herding demonstration in Carol Stream, Illinois, at the CSBarks Dog Fest. Fighting stubborn ewes they showed how to gain the sheep’s respect. Each dog has its own personality. Continue reading

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Blessing of the Animals September 25

August 25 at 4:00 p.m. we will gather at Heatherhope Farm for a Blessing of the Animals. Continue reading

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Mirk’s Last Hours

Brief chronicle of a beloved dog’s last hours. Continue reading

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Twilight with Mirk

  Mirk and I laid down in the blessed, cool shade. The realization set in with me that he is indeed nearing the end of his sojourn with us; and because of that, I wept. Our time together started almost … Continue reading

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Dogs: Weapons of Mass Redemption

Dogs give us more than we expect and deserve. They can open windows into the grace of God and thereby heal the ravages of our own fear, hatred and violence. They can even heal the wounds of war itself. Continue reading

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