This and That Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: This and That

Thanksgiving Day reflections on a life with pets

Thursday, Nov 23rd, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Quora kisses

This time last year we were eagerly awaiting the arrival of our newly adopted dogs Quin’C and Quill’N, and enjoying the golden years of our Quora, Quixote, and Gracie, as well as our spitfire distemper survivor pup QT Pi Becker, a barn full of cats, and our beloved horses. We didn’t know that our time […]

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The final goodbye came too fast, but the next hello will be glorious

Tuesday, Nov 7th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Being a veterinarian can be a blessing and a curse. A blessing when you’re able to save a pet who shouldn’t have made it, a curse when you know a pet is going to die and there’s nothing you can do except hope for the best or pray for a miracle. It’s the worst when […]

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Tally Becker, world’s cutest kitten, joins the Almost Heaven Ranch family!

Thursday, Oct 26th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker


In the past, Teresa and I made a committment to adopting those cats who didn’t have a chance at the local shelter — the feral, the unfriendly, those who just didn’t like people — to be barn cats at our Almost Heaven Ranch. Caring for them wasn’t always easy, but we always took care of […]

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Quora: Saying goodbye to our angel dog

Sunday, Aug 13th, 2017 | By Mikkel Becker

Heaven gained another four legged angel last week: Our Miss Quora. Despite taking every measure possible, our family was unable to save her, and she died at the age of 14 after unsuccessful surgery for hemangiosarcoma at Washington State University. The loss of Quora is truly heart-wrenching as she’s a treasured member of the family; […]

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Veterinarian’s granddaughter wrote her first book, and of course it’s about animals

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Love of animals and of writing runs deep in our family. I’ve written 25 books, selling over 8 million copies with three New York Times bestsellers. Our daughter, Mikkel, has co-authored five books in the Ultimate Pet Lovers Series, as well as the upcoming book, Fearful to Fear Free. Now the third generation is starting […]

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