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In addition to the compassionate 24-hour care provided by
Saint Therese, trusted outside agencies provide hospice care to residents in need. Saint Therese does not provide its own hospice care.

What is hospice care?
When a physician has indicated that a patient is in the final stages of a terminal illness, hospice care provides for the patient s physical, emotional, spiritual, social and cultural needs. The philosophy of hospice is to shift from medical treatments to focus on relieving pain and other symptoms. The caregivers goal is to enhance the quality of remaining life by keeping the patient as alert and comfortable as possible in a soothing environment surrounded by family and friends.

The hospice care team including physician and nurses, social workers, spiritual advisors, nursing assistants and trained volunteers tend to patients around the clock, with special ministering to loved ones to help them through the process.

Hospice care includes medical attention with a focus on pain and symptom control, counseling and social support for the patient and loved ones, guidance with difficult issues, respite care for caregivers and volunteer support.

Hospice Care is Available at These Locations:

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10 best cities for a winter holiday

Lightning up a white Christmas every year.

If you’re arriving in Washington DC by rail, you shouldn’t miss the enormous, 30-foot Christmas tree that was given to Union Station by the Embassy of Norway.

In November and December, the ZooLights show at the National Zoo opens late and stages spectacular light shows.

The White House and Lincoln Memorial look especially beautiful in the snow.

During winter months, the Washington Ballet stages performances the Nutcracker.

Where to eat: Equinox Restaurant specializes in what its head chef refers to as “Mid-Atlantic cuisine.” He basically means fish, and lots of it.

Equinox Restaurant . 818 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.; +1 202 331 8118, Monday-Friday , 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday 5:30-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday 5:30-10:30 p.m. Sunday 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Where to sleep: The Palomar is a small, vibrant hotel just a short walk from the Whitehouse, the National Mall and the Smithsonian.

Hotel Palomar . 2121 P St. Washington, D.C.; +1 202 448 1800

What to do: Zoolights at Washington Zoo kicks off on November 29 and lasts until January 1. Half a million individual LEDS turn the popular attraction into a veritable winter wonderland.

Zoolights at the Zoo . 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.; +1 202 633 4888; November 29-January 1, daily , 5-9 p.m.

10. Edinburgh, Scotland

Cobbled streets, a beautiful castle and lovely public gardens make Edinburgh a beautiful city any time of year, but in winter it’s breathtaking.

Since the launch of Virgin Atlantic’s Little Red service, it’s even easier to get to, with regular flights between other UK cities including Manchester and London.

Princes Street Gardens are transformed into a wonderland, complete with ice skating rink, enormous Christmas tree and a Ferris wheel, all in the shadow of the castle.

On the edge of the city, Arthur’s Seat is the perfect location for a winter walk and the views from the top are second to none.

Where to eat: Edinburgh isn’t about haggis and tatties. For fine dining, One Square restaurant and bar at the Sheraton Grand on Festival Square is the place to go. The drinks menu is impressive — there are 52 types of gin to choose from.

One Square . 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, +44 131 221 6422; daily , 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Where to sleep: Jurys Inn is a short walk from the main attractions and offers a warm Scottish welcome.

Jurys Inn . 43 Jeffrey St . . Edinburgh; +44 131 200 3300

What to do: A tour around Edinburgh’s underground vaults is a great way to learn about the city’s fascinating history.

Princes Street Gardens . Princes Street; +44 131 529 7921

More: CNNGo TV in Edinburgh: City of ghosts, a great coast and spectacular kilts


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The 9 worst U.S. cities to own a car

The number of Americans driving to work alone is on the rise, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. With the increase in drivers comes traffic, which means more time and money spent idling in cars. Some cities are better equipped to deal with the mass of drivers, managing to keep traffic delays and congestion to a minimum. Other cities are equipped with walkable streets and reliable mass transit options, making car ownership less necessary.

We considered these and other factors to find the worst cities to own a car. Specifically, we looked at hours spent in traffic per year for the average driver, the annual cost of traffic for the average driver, the rate of motor vehicle theft, the number of repair shops and parking garages per driver, the commuter stress index and the non-driving options a resident has for getting around. (See our methodology section for more information on how we created our final ranking.)

Cities on the coasts. The nine cities that make the list are all on or close to the coasts. This makes sense, as many of the largest cities in the country are located on the coasts. Plus, on the East Coast in particular, these cities tend to be older, which means they weren’t built to handle car traffic.

Grin and bear it. Traffic can get pretty bad. However, in some cities getting around by car is just about the only option you have if you want to leave your house. As a result, some cities with terrible traffic, such as Los Angeles, didn’t make the list.

9. Seattle, Washington

Seattle has pretty bad traffic. Commuters here probably aren’t surprised to hear the average driver spends 63 hours per year in traffic. And coupled with the traffic is the high number of motor vehicle thefts. Seattle has the fourth-highest rate of motor vehicle thefts per 1,000 residents in the country.

8. New York, New York

New York is the rare American city where public transportation is usually your best bet for getting from point A to point B. All that accessibility makes car ownership unnecessary here. For New Yorkers who do drive, the traffic is not pleasant. New York drivers spend $1,700 per year, on average, waiting in traffic. That’s the third-highest cost in our study.

7. Anaheim, California

Anaheim commuters are well-acquainted with traffic. Anaheim (and the rest of the Los Angeles metro area) ranks third in average hours per year spent in traffic, first for commuter stress index and fifth for annual cost of idling in traffic. Anaheim only ranks seventh because Walkability.com gives the city a 46 out of 100 for non-driving options. That’s the lowest score in our top 10, meaning, while owning a car here is a pain, not owning one makes getting around a real struggle.

6. Portland, Oregon

Of all the cities in our top 10, Portland is the least onerous for the driving commuter. Commuters driving around the Portland metro area can be thankful that, on average, they spent only 52 hours per year in traffic. That traffic still costs each driver about $1,200. However, drivers in Portland looking for a parking garage may be out of luck. Portland has the second-lowest number of parking garages per driver in our study, and if you are looking to get your car fixed, Portland ranks in the bottom 13 for repair shops per capita.

5. Arlington, Virginia

As previously mentioned, the Washington, D.C. metro area has the worst traffic in the country. Unfortunately for the residents of Arlington, they are a part of that metro area. They face the same brutal 82 hours per year spent in traffic, on average. It costs Arlington residents $1,834 per year, on average, waiting in that traffic. For residents of Arlington, a car is more of a necessity than it is for people living in D.C. which is why it ranks lower in our study.

4. Oakland, California

One argument against car ownership in Oakland is the crime. In 2014, there were almost 6,400 motor vehicle thefts in the city of Oakland, or 15 auto thefts per 1,000 residents. That’s the highest rate in the country. The average Oakland driver can also expect to spend 78 hours per year in traffic. On the plus side, if something goes wrong with your wheels in Oakland, it shouldn’t be too difficult to get it fixed. There are more than six repair shops per 10,000 drivers in Oakland – the highest rate in the top 10.

3. Washington, D.C.

The District and the surrounding metro area sees some of the worst traffic in the country. The average D.C. commuter spends 82 hours per year in traffic. Depending on how you slice it, that’s either two working weeks or almost three-and-a-half days of doing nothing but shaking your fist at your fellow drivers. That traffic is equal to an annual cost of $1,834 per commuter.

2. San Francisco, California

The “City by the Bay” grabs the second spot for worst places to own a car. Being stuck in traffic costs the average commuter in San Francisco $1,600 per year. That cost includes both the value of the time spent in traffic and the cost of gas. San Francisco is also one of the 10 worst cities for motor vehicle thefts per resident, another reason to forgo car ownership.

1. Newark, New Jersey

“Brick City” tops our ranking of the worst U.S. cities to own a car. What’s tough about being a car owner in Newark is the traffic. It’s part of the New York City metro area, which has 19 million people, 5 million of whom drive to work. Newark is stuck right in the middle of this bumper-to-bumper traffic. Plus, if you’re a car owner in Newark, the risk of having your car stolen is much higher than it is in other cities. Newark ranks eighth in the country for motor vehicle thefts per 1,000 residents.


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Minneapolis – St. Paul prime places for Creative Odd Performances

Minneapolis – St. Paul prime places for Science History

History Center – St. Paul – more depth than Lake Superior or a list of dates (see history list below)
Science Museum of Minnesota – St. Paul – galleries feature the human body and other fossils (IMAX-2D )

Sea Life Aquarium – Bloomington – Mall of America – formerly Underwater World (coupons at Subway Cub)
Mysteries of the Rainforest – caiman crocodiles, poison dart frogs, piranha, tortoises
Wabasha Street Caves – storied histories of the seedier days of St. Paul and Castle Royal

Minneapolis – St. Paul prime places for Culture

Native American
Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribe. 340 River Road, Mendota, MN 55150 651-452-4141
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe. Mille Lacs Band Gov’t Center, 43408 Oodena Drive, Onamia, MN 56359 320-532-4181
Minneapolis American Indian Center. 1530 E Franklin Av, Minneapoli,s MN 55404 612-879-5913
Prairie Island Mdewakanton Dakota. 5636 Sturgeon Lake Road, Welch, MN 55089
Saint Paul American Indian Magnet School. 1075 3rd Street E, St Paul, MN 55106 651-778-3100
Shakopee Mdewakanton Tribe. 2330 Sioux Trail NW, Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-445-8900
Winona Dakota Unity Alliance. Box 393, Winona, MN 55987

Hmong ( MN history )
Hmong Academy Charter School. 1515 Brewster St, St Paul, MN 55108 651-209-8002
Hmong American Partnership. 1075 Arcade Street, St Paul, MN 55106 651-495-9160
Hmong Archives. 343 Michigan Street, St Paul, MN 55102 651-621-5469
Hmong Cultural Center. 995 University Av W #214, St Paul, MN 55104 651-917-9937
Hmong Freedom Celebration – J4, Lao Family Community of MN, 320 University Av W, St Paul 55103 651-221-0069
Hmong Times. Box 9068, St. Paul, MN 55109 651-224-9395
Hmong Today (Xov-Xwm Hmoob), 1552 White Bear Av, St Paul, MN 55106 651-489-0021
Hmong Village (market, food court, shopping mall), 1001 Johnson Parkway, Saint Paul, MN 55106 651-771-7886

Somali( MN history )
Confederation of Somali Community. 420 15th Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55454 612-605-3222
Ka Joog (artists), at The Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55454 612-460-5628
St. Cloud Somali Radio (KVSC 88.1FM), 720 – 4th Av S, 27 Stewart Hall, SCSU, St. Cloud, MN 56301 320-308-4748
Somali Action Alliance. 2525 Franklin Av E #100, Minneapolis, MN 55406 612-455-2185
Somali Artifact Cultural Museum. 1516 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407 612-998-1166
Somali Senior Center. 3015 Ceder Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55407 612-208-0636
Suuqa Karmel Somali Mall (shopping), 2936-2944 Pillsbury Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55408 612-722-1480

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Events in Minnesota History

January 5 – Walter Mondale born in Ceylon, MN in 1928
January 19 – Tippi Hedren born in New Ulm in 1931
January 21 – Largest protest (Women’s March) in 2017
February 2 – Record cold -60 in 1996
February 7 – Sinclair Lewis born in Sauk Centre in 1885
February 24 – Mitch Hedberg born in St. Paul in 1968
March 1 – 1st MN Capitol burned in 1881
March 3 – MN becomes a territory in 1849
March 3 – Jessica Biel born in Ely in 1982
March 18 – Peter Graves born in Minneapolis in 1926
March 24 – Louis Anderson born in Minneapolis in 1953
April 20 – Jessica Lange born in Cloquet, MN in 1949
April 21 – Prince died in 2016
April 23 – John Dillinger shootout in Hastings in 1934
May 11 – MN becomes 32nd state in 1858
May 24 – Bob Dylan born in Duluth in 1941
May 28 – Latest snow in 1965
June 7 – Prince born in Minneapolis in 1958
June 13 – Mick Jagger met Jimmy Hutmaker in Excelsior who said, “You can’t always get what you want,” in 1964
July 6 – Prairie Home Companion – 1st live broadcast in 1974
July 6 – Philando Castile was killed by a police officer in 2016
July 10 – Edward Lowe, inventor of Kitty Litter, born in 1920
July 15 – Jesse Ventura born in Minneapolis in 1951
July 23 – Snowman built in North St Paul in 1974
August 1 – I-35W bridge collapses over Mississippi River in 2007
August 5 – Loni Anderson born in St Paul in 1945
August 7 – Garrison Keiller born in 1942
August 11 – Mall of America opens in 1992
September 1 – Fire burned the pine forests of Hinckley in 1894
September 2 – 1st open heart surgery at UofMN in 1952
September 2 – VP Teddy Roosevelt gives Speak Softly speech at MN State Fair in 1902
September 6 – Robert Pirsig born in Minneapolis in 1928
September 7 – Jesse James gang attempts to rob Northfield bank in 1876
September 15 – Earliest snow in 1916
September 19 – Mary Tyler Moore show 1st airs in 1970
September 24 – F Scott Fitzgerald born in St Paul in 1896
September 24 – Kevin Sorbo born in Mound, MN in 1958
September 25 – Cheryl Tiegs born in Breckenridge, MN in 1947
September 30 – Mayo Clinic opens in 1889 (as St Mary’s)
October 2 – 1st Peanuts comic strip in 1950
October 4 – Rachael Leigh Cook born in Minneapolis in 1979
October 6 – 1st indoor shopping mall – Southdale – opens in 1956
October 25 – Marion Ross born in Watertown in 1928
October 25 – MN Twins win World Series in 1987
October 25 – Senator Paul Wellstone dies in 2002
October 29 – Winona Ryder born in Olmsted County in 1971
October 31 – 21 inches of snow in 24 hours in 1991
November 13 – Steve Zahn born in Marshall, MN in 1967

November 24 – Mystery Science Theater airs on KTMA in 1988
November 26 – Charles Schultz born in Minneapolis in 1922
December 26 – Dakota executions in Mankato in 1862

September seems the busiest month in Minnesota history. I don’t know why.


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Defending Minnesota from Drunk Driving and Criminal Charges

If you have been arrested or charged with committing a criminal act, one thing is certain—your rights must be protected.

I can stand up for you and protect your rights aggressively.

In my practice as a Woodbury criminal and DWI defense attorney, I defend my clients in courtrooms throughout Minnesota and the Twin Cities Metro Area. I provide experienced, aggressive, and effective criminal defense against a wide range of felony, gross misdemeanor, and misdemeanor charges including:

Your choice of an attorney is critical because defense against these and other criminal charges is too important to entrust with just anyone. Do you really want an attorney without focus or experience, or a criminal defense lawyer who has spent half of their career prosecuting people instead of learning how to defend them?

I am committed solely to criminal defense and have been since I began my career over 27 years ago. I do not practice in areas of law other than criminal defense. I have worked for those individuals charged with criminal and DUI/DWI related offenses.

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1805 Woodlane Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
Phone: (651) 731-6680
Fax: (651) 735-6746

Thomas W. Jakway, P.A.
1805 Woodlane Drive

Woodbury, MN 55125


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Hospice

Life experiences such as a terminal illness, dying, and death are often the most challenging that people face. Such experiences can result in people feeling like they have lost control of their life story. By providing knowledge, comfort, and support, North Memorial Hospice assists patients and their loved ones in continuing to be the authors of their life stories.

The North Memorial Difference

  • End of life care that is individualized to each patient’s specific goals.
  • “Whole person” approach that focuses on the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual health of the patient and their loved ones.
  • Our lakeside hospice residence is built into a serene woodland setting destined to soothe the needs of the body as well as the spirit.

Hospice care, which is a Medicare benefit, is for patients and loved ones that are adjusting to a life-limiting illness. Hospice’s goal is not to shorten or prolong life, but instead supports a patient in having the highest quality of life possible. North Memorial Hospice enhances quality of life by:

  • Focusing on a patient’s life goals
  • Providing care where the patient lives
  • Managing physical symptoms
  • Offering emotional, relational, and spiritual support
  • Reducing hospitalizations
  • Educating about illness and death
  • Assisting loved ones with care, planning, and grief

Grief and Loss Support Programs

We offer monthly, quarterly and seasonal programs for those who are struggling with the loss of a loved one. For information support groups and seminars available, call 763-581-9590 or visit northmemorial.com/support .

Patient and Family Resources

Hospice care is provided by:

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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
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For more information about how North Memorial Hospice can provide care to you or your loved one, please call 763-581-9340.

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Hospice Care in the Twin Cities

In addition to the compassionate 24-hour care provided by
Saint Therese, trusted outside agencies provide hospice care to residents in need. Saint Therese does not provide its own hospice care.

What is hospice care?
When a physician has indicated that a patient is in the final stages of a terminal illness, hospice care provides for the patient s physical, emotional, spiritual, social and cultural needs. The philosophy of hospice is to shift from medical treatments to focus on relieving pain and other symptoms. The caregivers goal is to enhance the quality of remaining life by keeping the patient as alert and comfortable as possible in a soothing environment surrounded by family and friends.

The hospice care team including physician and nurses, social workers, spiritual advisors, nursing assistants and trained volunteers tend to patients around the clock, with special ministering to loved ones to help them through the process.

Hospice care includes medical attention with a focus on pain and symptom control, counseling and social support for the patient and loved ones, guidance with difficult issues, respite care for caregivers and volunteer support.

Hospice Care is Available at These Locations:

Contacts





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American Restores Group provides Full Disaster Restoration Services

We specialize in complete water damage and fire damage restoration services to help put our customer’s minds at ease – minimize loss – when it comes to the property damage that natural disasters, accidents or other acts can cause. No matter how extensive the damage or difficult the job; commercial, industrial or residential, American Restores Group can handle it!

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These Cities Have the Cheapest Luxury Hotels in the World

Hotels around the world are getting more expensive. According a recent report by the behemoth booking site Hotels.com, the average price for a room rose about three percent globally from 2013 to 2014, fifth consecutve year of rising rates. Here in the States, the average room was five percent higher than the previous year (though we still haven’t reached the highs of 2007). But for travelers looking for deals, it’s not all bad news: some destinations saw significant drops on room rates—even at luxury hotels :

  • Asia offers some of the biggest savings: bucking the global trend, hotel room rates across the region dropped by two percent overall from 2013 to 2014. Bangkok. in particular, saw steep declines in the cost of a luxury hotel room: a five-star room was $187, down by 11 percent.
  • Other Asian cities that offer good value on luxury hotels: Delhi. where the average room was $177 a night, and Beijing. which had rooms for $210 a night.
  • In Europe, where a falling euro is making things even more affordable for American travelers, Hotels.com found good five-star room rates in Berlin ($211 a night), Brussels ($202), Budapest ($208), Istanbul ($207), Lisbon ($209), and Prague ($216). But the lowest luxury rooms in Europe are in Warsaw. where they go for just $107 a night.
  • It was harder to find great deals in the United States. Five-star rooms in San Francisco jumped by a full 21 percent to an average to $447 a night. In Seattle they rose 15 percent to $347. In Boston they increased 12 percent, reaching $574 a night. The bright spot for the U.S. was Las Vegas. Although rates there rose, the average price of a luxury room was still just $254 a night.





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    Twin Cities pet hospice volunteers offer dying dogs dignity

    Bella Boo, a 13-year-old Shih Tzu, came to Secondhand Hounds with kidney failure, seizures, one blind eye and arthritis. Still, volunteer Carol Marple welcomed Bella Boo into her Champlin home.

    Marple, who had adopted three of the dogs she had fostered through the Eden Prairie-based animal rescue nonprofit, had no plans to adopt Bella Boo: The gray-muzzled pooch wasn t expected to live long.

    That was in April of 2015.

    Medical care, good food and love can turn things around, said Marple, who calls Bella Boo her baby girl.

    She is among the Secondhand Hounds volunteers who are providing pet hospice in their homes. With financial support from Secondhand Hounds and the guidance of a nonprofit veterinary clinic, these volunteers do what they can to fill the last days of these animals lives with tenderness.

    The volunteers benefit, too, said Taylor Budensiek, a Minneapolis law student who is tending to a rescue dog that has cancer.

    Taylor Budensiek of Minneapolis tried to get Tabitha’s attention while walking the Jack Russell terrier through her North Loop neighborhood. “I’ve been able to watch her blossom,” she said of the hospice dog.

    I m figuring out my priorities, and she has been a reminder of what is important, she said.

    Several times a day, Marple applies drops to Bella Boo s eyes, gives her liquid medicine and adds hamburger to her prescription dog food to coax her to eat. So far, Bella Boo has been thriving.

    She seems to know that she s safe and she s enjoying life. She loves car rides, tummy rubs and just sitting in the sunshine, Marple said. Dogs are everything that is good in the world. I want to be a voice for them.

    Since Secondhand Hounds established its pet hospice program just over a year ago, about 20 terminal animals (mostly dogs and a few cats) are typically being cared for by its volunteers. The goal is not to prevent or even postpone euthanasia, but provide care.

    Our mission is to rescue animals that are abused or neglected and place them in qualified loving homes, said Rachel Mairose, founder and executive director of Secondhand Hounds. We say we re suckers because we can t say no to the broken ones.

    Being old doesn t make a dog a candidate for hospice. In fact, many people prefer older dogs to puppies. But a dog with cancer, organ failure or uncorrectable incontinence issues isn t adoptable.

    It can be very expensive to care for animals that are old, sick and fragile, and a lot of them are dumped at that point, Mairose explained. It s unacceptable to us that they die alone. We as an organization accept the financial burden and cover their doctor visits and medications. The volunteers make sure these dogs live out their lives with dignity.

    The life he should ve had

    Founded in 2009, Secondhand Hounds has grown faster than a Great Dane puppy. The rescue powerhouse has saved 10,000 abused, neglected and abandoned dogs, most of them retrieved from kill shelters across the Midwest and Southern states. The organization has built a network of 2,000 foster families that take in the animals while they await permanent families. The trial run in the foster home helps volunteers discover the best environment for each pet, which improves the odds for a successful adoption.

    Elly Theis calculates that she has fostered 200 dogs and cats over the past three years. While volunteering for Secondhand Hounds, she wound up giving hospice care to a German shepherd mix named Dodge.

    He was pulled from a shelter in southern Minnesota when he was four months old, just the friendliest little guy with brown eyes that could melt your heart, Theis said. We had a family chosen for him when I took him in for his last round of shots.

    After she told the vet that Dodge s gait seemed awkward, the vet discovered that the puppy was born without hip sockets. Because surgery couldn t fix the problem, Dodge was no longer available for adoption. Instead, he stayed in Theis Carver home for hospice.

    We decided his life was going to be about quality, not quantity, she said. We wanted him to have a little of the life that he should have had.

    Theis made a bucket list for Dodge, which included visits to the dog park and swimming in the backyard pool, which took the pressure off his hips. And he was crazy about beef jerky, so I gave him a lot of it, Theis said. I didn t have to worry about whether it s good for him in the long run.

    As he neared his first birthday, Dodge s pain medicine no longer worked. He was immobilized, sleeping most of the time, and Theis decided it was time. A vet came to her home to administer the euthanasia drug as Dodge cuddled in her lap.

    That day is shrouded in sadness for me, but he didn t feel scared, she said. His life was short, but he had known real love and had given it.

    Last chance for love

    While most of the dogs in hospice care aren t as young as Dodge, they are in poor condition.

    We see dogs that are riddled with cancer, but they re eating, drinking, peeing, pooping and wagging their tails, said Dr. Susan Miller. Their quality of life can still be quite good; for some of these animals, this is the first time in their lives they ve been well cared for.

    Miller is founder of Mission Animal Hospital, a nonprofit clinic that shares a building with Secondhand Hounds. Miller not only screens, examines and diagnoses most of the hospice pets, but she also offers regular training to volunteers, teaching them how to monitor and assess the condition of terminal pets, especially as they decline.

    We want the animals to be pain- and anxiety-free, she said. Sometimes in my practice, I ve seen owners who won t say goodbye and the pet suffers too long. I think the foster volunteers can be more clearheaded. They haven t lived with the animal for 15 years; they re prepared and educated about when it s right to let them go.

    Budensiek, 25, thought fostering a rescue dog would be an easy gateway into canine companionship without the commitment of ownership while she s studying for the bar.

    Tabitha, an eight-year-old Jack Russell terrier, arrived in her home last November. After a medical screen revealed that the dog had cancerous tumors, Tabitha became a hospice dog. By then, Budensiek had formed a bond with the 18-pound dog and committed to her.

    I don t think she s had a great life. When I first got her, she had no social skills; I think she knew how to be a mom but not a regular dog, Budensiek said. I ve been able to watch her blossom; this is the happiest time of her life. She s my little sidekick.

    Sometimes Budensiek tears up when she thinks about Tabitha s impending death.

    I hope we have more time together, but whatever happens, she has been a blessing, she said.

    Kevyn Burger is a Twin Cities freelance broadcaster and writer.





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    In addition to the compassionate 24-hour care provided by
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    Hotels around the world are getting more expensive. According a recent report by the behemoth booking site Hotels.com, the average price for a room rose about three percent globally from 2013 to 2014, fifth consecutve year of rising rates. Here in the States, the average room was five percent higher than the previous year (though we still haven’t reached the highs of 2007). But for travelers looking for deals, it’s not all bad news: some destinations saw significant drops on room rates—even at luxury hotels :

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  • Other Asian cities that offer good value on luxury hotels: Delhi. where the average room was $177 a night, and Beijing. which had rooms for $210 a night.
  • In Europe, where a falling euro is making things even more affordable for American travelers, Hotels.com found good five-star room rates in Berlin ($211 a night), Brussels ($202), Budapest ($208), Istanbul ($207), Lisbon ($209), and Prague ($216). But the lowest luxury rooms in Europe are in Warsaw. where they go for just $107 a night.
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