About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
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52 Responses to BE MORE DOG

  1. tazzielove says:

    Haha, another grrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat & purrrrrrrrrrrfect one. 🙂

  2. Thanks, Ela! wag wag, Max & Bella.

  3. gita4elamats says:

    I loved it!!! 😆

  4. seeker says:

    Love the Catitude.

  5. Angie says:

    Awesome!!! Loved the ending 😀

    • Me too. BTW: loved the one you posted today about the stray homeless dogs in Chile. Bless those two for doing that. Those dogs were so docile and friendly, even with learning to beg for food there was such a wonderful coexistence between them and the bipeds on the street. If only we could all get along like that and help each other. 🙂

  6. Now that was cool! Thanks for sharing gave me a laugh. Hugs

    • I loved it. Thank you so much! So simple the acts of kindness and yet the impact so terrifically wonderful. I also loved how all the dogs got on so well with the people, didn’t act like abused strays afraid of being picked up and carted away. All coexisting, and they didn’t look like they were starving. Terrific. ❤

  7. barb19 says:

    Awesome video!
    Dogs certainly know how to live and enjoy life to the max . . . we should all learn to be more like them!

  8. I want to be more dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Clanmother says:

    I LOVED this one! I’m going to be more dog! Today when I was having coffee on the patio of my favourite hangout, and a passing bulldog came to visit me! What a wonderful experience to feel the absolute joy of a dog. 🙂

  10. I’m wiping tears of laughter here. Sort of reminds me of Crawford in colouring, a cat I used to have, but he was docile. The free spirit is like my current cat. Boy can she JUMP for the ball–and likes when I throw it…

  11. Lucy says:

    Love it! thanks, Lucy 🙂

  12. This is one cute video. I just don’t understand how technology can make the videos look like the real thing. That is what I call a “break-out” cat.

  13. 68ghia says:

    So cool!!!
    I could be more dog 🙂

  14. Misaki says:

    everyone should be more dog:-)
    Love this advert, mummy laughs everytime it comes on

  15. amazing!! 🙂 🙂 I’ve watched 2x already…sharing to Fuh Beebs…just so fun…>^^< plus imaginary, doggy emoticon.

    (I bet Rumpy LOVED this…:)

  16. Clowie says:

    It’s gone!! It says there’s a copyright claim. I think I know which one it is though and I enjoyed it.

    • Oh, they must’ve just taken it down. It was a cat who did a lot of dog things: catching a ball, chasing a car (not that we want to claim that one, BOL), chewed paper like a puppy… very cute adorable cat was featured. I searched the net to see if I could find it for you but it’s not coming up. But, hey, we have our furry selves and mirrors, BOL. Max & Bella (hi from biped Paulette 😉 )

  17. fournier0917 says:

    “O2: Be more…” This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by O2.

    In any event I reserve the right of comment on dog issues to those who know more than I do, on the subject of these truly deserving and wonderful creatures, who were my full time passion as a child. But life, times and circumstances had it that influences would much later put me in the cat world, and my experience as you may have read in my poems, suggests I have somewhat more understanding of felines, if one can ever understand those wise and marvelous creatures.

    In any event I love them all, those creatures who inhabit our world, from the smallest, as the little, rather minute fellow who is running between my computer keys this very minute as write my apologies for lacking in the dog world. JJ

  18. malctg says:

    Hi Paulette. Thank you so much for liking my poem ‘ Headstone!’ I hope you are well. Best Wishes, The Foureyed Poet.

  19. Mustang.Koji says:

    The vid was marked private… 😦

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