Update: Bonnie Plafke, Florida Dog Rescuer, is Still in Need of a Kidney Donor!

Who Chains You Books and founder Tamira Thayne are helping a fellow animal advocate find a kidney donor. Please read and share far and wide, so Bonnie can finally find the donor to help her live a normal life! Thank you.

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bonnieme Me (left) and Bonnie Plafke, who came to hang out with me during testing in Florida.

Update, Christmas 2018:

My wonderful friend, Bonnie Plafke, is still in search of an O Blood Type kidney donor.

A big thank you to those who have also undergone testing since our first post, only to be denied for one reason for another. I join Bonnie in sending out a big THANK YOU for trying on her behalf!

Would you please continue to spread the word about Bonnie’s need for a donor, and contact Bonnie at 954-638-9943 or plafke@comcast.net if you can help? Thank YOU!

Original Blog Post, From July, 2018:

It is with a sad heart that I report today on my efforts to be a kidney donor for my animal rescue friend Bonnie Plafke. In initial testing, our blood matched well, so I flew to Florida last month for two days…

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Now Available: The Eclipse Dancer, Plus Holiday Gifts for Animal Lovers Galore!

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Now Available, in time for the Holidays!

The Eclipse Dancer

By Laura Koerber

Andy thought of flying. She imagined the air under her arms, her hair lifting and floating. She felt her heartbeat separate from the faraway beat and form its own rhythm: light, quick, a dancing thrum. When she opened her eyes, her yard was dusky and her mood had lightened.

She let her gaze drift across the darkening landscape. Andy’s heart filled with exultation. She raised her arms, fanned out her fingers, and arched her feet until she was on her toes.

She was assaulted by memories. Her mother was dying, and Danny had been dead for years. Her daughter was in Minneapolis, and Alana was up in the North Woods someplace. All of her childhood friends—the fairies, Hairy, Mr. Tolliver, and Kenshi—were gone.

Is it true that childhood is never overcome? “I have changed,” she whispered.

The light exploded into a ring of fire in a black sky: total eclipse.

She gently rose up into the warm, dark air and began to dance.

Paper ISBN-13: 978-1-946044-40-2

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About the Author

Laura Koerber is an artist and writer who lives on an island with her husband and two dogs. Laura divides her retirement time between dog rescue, care for disabled people, political activism, and yes, she tells herself stories while driving.

Her first book, The Dog Thief and Other Stories (written as Jill Kearney), was listed by Kirkus Review as one of the Hundred Best Books of 2015. She’s also the author of The Listener’s Tale, I Once Was Lost, But Now I’m Found: Daisy and the Olympic Animal Sanctuary Rescue, Limbo, The Shapeshifter’s Tale, and The Eclipse Dancer.

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Where is Christmas for the Chained Dogs?

Where is Christmas for the chained dogs, this and every year? Author Tamira Thayne reminds us of their suffering, and chained dog activist Jennifer Kanady brings it home in a poem. Art by Rocky Shepheard.

Tamira Thayne's "Untethered"

Even though I consider myself ‘retired’ from the day to day activist fight for freedom for chained dogs, I can’t help but feel the pain of their suffering more at Christmas than any other time of the year.

SantaChristmasart-lo Art we used on a Christmas card for DDB in 2005, by Rocky Shepheard.

After all, most of us get to enjoy the season with our families. We laugh, we eat, we drink, and we revel in the beauty of the lights and the merrymaking we look forward to all year long.

But what do these poor, mistreated beings have at this time of year? Bupkis. That’s what.

Nothing. Nada. The same as the rest of the year.

That’s why this poem by my friend and chained-dog warrior Jennifer Kanady hits so close to home for me. It expresses their pain, their longing, the immediacy of their needs, and so I’ve asked…

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