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Dawn Kairns

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Dawn Kairns is the author of the beloved MAGGIE the Dog Who Changed My Life and now her 2013 book, FINAL YEARS Stories of Parent Care, Loss and Lives Changed. She practiced for 20 years as a nurse, family nurse practitioner & psychotherapist until following her passion to write. Dawn has also published in nursing journals and American Fitness magazine.

Dawn is a lifelong animal lover and has volunteered with local animal rescue organizations. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, she traveled to Mississippi to work with the Humane Society of the United States assisting the displaced Katrina dogs.

Dawn grew up in Northwestern Indiana but has called Colorado home for 35 years. She lives in Boulder with her husband, Tom, their dog, Maddie, and

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Excerpt from Maggie: the dog who changed my life (Parenting & Families)
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Description: The connection between Maggie and Dawn was powerful. Maggie's genuine and beautiful essence opened Dawn's heart and she became more real. Through their relationship Dawn learned that dogs are intelligent and emotional beings that can sense human thoughts. From housebreaking to adolescent escapades and on through old age, Maggie's radiant spirit became interwoven with the fabric of Dawn's life. The depth of their bond opens a surprising door to intuition and dream communication about Maggie's fate. Through their journey, Dawn experiences the joys of sharing life with a dog that so touched people as well as the profound grief that comes with the loss of her beloved Maggie.

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