Turtle Time

Nine years ago I adopted three Eastern Box Turtles from a friend at the zoo. She had hatched them for her children, but some of her other turtles started  bullying, attacking them, causing shell damage, and she thought it would be best to find them a new home. When she asked if I wanted to adopt them, the…Read more Turtle Time

Advice from Henry

Enough of this being sick crap, let's live!" Henry said after he got his staples/stitches out on Saturday. Then he suggested I stop worrying about him so much and focus on the finishing touches and promotion of my upcoming book, Giving Paws, which is all about him! My publisher, and I completed the Advanced Review Copy (ARC) of my…Read more Advice from Henry

My Plucky Pup

 Adenocarcinoma is a malignant tumor originating in the glandular and epithelial tissue (the lining of the internal organs). This type of malignant tumor growth can take place in many parts of the body, including the gastrointestinal system of dogs. It may invade any part of the gastrointestinal system, including the stomach, the small and large…Read more My Plucky Pup

Dixie Dog

Hey everybody! Henry here. Here’s something Martha wrote about my sister Dixie, who is very sick. Please keep in mind that I’m keeping an eye on both of them.    Dixie   In December of 2005, I was introduced to three-month old puppy named Dixie. A friend who was working at a veterinary hospital witnessed…Read more Dixie Dog

Will my Button Quail eggs hatch?

  I'm worried that the eggs won't hatch because I couldn't get the incubator to stay at 100 degrees. For the past few days it dropped down to 97, then 95. Anybody home in there? Maybe they aren't fertile. I'm going to keep them in the incubator for a few extra days because I've read that they can still hatch…Read more Will my Button Quail eggs hatch?

Book news!

I'm happy to announce that Koehler Books will be publishing my book, GIVING PAWS: Having a Service Dog for a Hidden Disability. It will be available in October 2017. Like my first book, THE OXYGEN MASK RULE, (2012), GIVING PAWS is about finding hope. The recent popularity of service dogs for people with hidden or "invisible" disabilities has…Read more Book news!

Dogged Hope

Anyone living with a physical or mental illness knows how easy it is to lose hope. I have an immune deficiency disease and colitis, which have made me dependent on a feeding tube, and I battle depression and anorexia, so I often feel hopeless. But over the years I have discovered things that lift me out of the abyss, the most important being my animal family. Currently I have 4 turtles, 4 quail and 3 dogs, one of whom is my service dog, Henry. My experience with Henry inspired me to write my second book, GIVING PAWS: Having a Service Dog for a Hidden Disability, due in October 2017. Martha Thompson

Award winning finalist!!!

I am thrilled to share that my book is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Women's Issues category of the 2012 International Book Awards" The Oxygen Mask Rule: How My Battle With Anorexia Taught Me How To Survive by Martha L. Thompson I will be attending the NY Book Expo next month, yay! For more info…Read more Award winning finalist!!!