This and That Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: This and That

RIP Willy Pug: The four-legged tree fell perfectly

Thursday, Jan 10th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Mikkel and Willy

I’ve been privy and partner to the final breath of thousands of pets. Client’s pets. Veterinary team members’ pets. Neighbor’s pets. Family member’s pets. Shelter pets. And of course, my own pets, which for like most of you, are not only considered family members, but our kids. On Saturday, December 15, 2018, we suddenly lost […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sunday, Dec 23rd, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Christmas at Almost Heaven Ranch

From all of us at Almost Heaven Ranch in Northern Idaho-ho-ho, a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! QT Pi Becker and I will be taking a short break from social media and blogging to reconnect with family and catch up on marauder patrols. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year, and […]

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When the holidays are filled with sadness instead of joy, there’s help

Friday, Dec 21st, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

sad girl and cat looking out the window

I love this time of year. I love the cold, brilliant snow of North Idaho, I love seeing the dogs and horses nosing and tossing the snow around, I love the Christmas lights, and I love reflecting on the blessings that fill my life. But as someone who suffers from depression, I know that this […]

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Monday, Aug 13th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

QT Napping with Dr Dad

QT Pi and I will be catching some ZZZs and taking a break the week of Aug. 13, 2018. We’ll see you on the 20th!    

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A veterinarian’s letter to Delta about their ban on service dogs who they say are ‘pit bulls’

Thursday, Jul 5th, 2018 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Gracie and me

I’ve flown almost 5 million miles on Delta, and this week I sent a letter to them protesting their ban on service dogs they say are “pit bulls.” This ban is not based in science and it puts an unfair burden on people with disabilities. I strongly oppose this policy and hope Delta will reconsider […]

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