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About respectthepaw

Izzy Tappan-deFrees is proprietor of BuddyBarber: In-Your-Home Pet Grooming - I offer an animal friendy service for all dog and cats, with special usefulness to older, timid, anxious or travel phobic pets, for service-dogs who need to stay near their owners and for owners who struggle with animal transport issues. Serving Metro-West Massachusetts by appointment only. Izzy is also a former IT worker, a musician, a wood carver and a student of spirit around the world.

The Stories We Tell – A Summer Service

First Parish Watertown Unitarian-Universalist – Summer Lay Service August 14, 2016 The Stories We Tell Service Leader – Izzy Tappan-deFrees Prelude – Imagine – John Lennon Imagine there’s no heaven.  It’s easy if you try No hell below us. Above … Continue reading

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An Opening in the Woods

Life has been blurring by – no time for or even thought of blogging. But finally a day to breathe… These past few weeks have been so emotionally full for me. Beyond the crazy turmoil of the world, within one week … Continue reading

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A Sunday Service – Practicing the Art of Transformational Thinking

First Parish Watertown Summer Service – August 3, 2014 Call to Worship We live in an age where life can move too quickly around us, and it becomes easy to feel engulfed in waves of uncertainty. I sense so many … Continue reading

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Revised BuddyBarber Website

Hi all – goodness, it has been too long since I have posted. Frankly, I have just been busy grooming! Under the category of ‘When Life Gives You Lemons…’, my old website for Buddybarber.com (my grooming business website) stopped working … Continue reading

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Cat Calls

I love my dog grooming clients. And as many of you know, I am also a proud cat parent – we have 3 of the most wonderful, beautiful cats around. We spoil them with an all meat diet (with occassional cookies) … Continue reading

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The Gifts

And there we sit Knowing that Without the hands above Our comfort and survival shifts From leisure, warmth and regal rest To wilds, cold with winds and stalking prey. Gleaming trays descend Like heartbeats Drumming in steady line Meats chopped … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Beneath his legs Where no one seems to see But do perhaps smell The fine spun fur is knitted tight. Egg sacks on vine They pull on tender skin In daily kitchen dance Step here, back there, eyes on bowl. … Continue reading

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