Friday, May 26, 2017
By Grateful Heart Photography
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Senior Special

 Class of 2018

 NOW is the time to think about your senior photos!!!

Photographers fill up fast with portraits and weddings this time of year. Senior photos are usually due in December or January, so get them booked now! I have a special going on for the month of June and only a limited amount of spots available. Contact me now to get in on this deal!

Stephanie @307-389-8806 or email at

or contact me through my website!

Tuesday, March 07, 2017
By Grateful Heart Photography
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This dog can steel your heart away! Maverick is such a good puppy! At only 10 months old...and still growing...he is a gentle giant. He loves his humans and he loves to play in the snow!

Wednesday, March 01, 2017
By Grateful Heart Photography
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Should you pursue acupuncture for your pet?


It is definitely a question to ask a veterinarian having been trained in traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (TCVM). Acupuncture can benefit all life stages (juvenile, adult, and senior) and a variety of conditions. 

Our furbaby boxer dog has major arthritis in her rear left knee. She was kicked by a horse and has never been the same ever sense. As she ages, it gets worse, of course. So we talked to our local vet about her condition and pain. It was recommended as an alternative to medication for the rest of her life. So we are giving it a try...

So far, we have seen her turn back into a puppy! It is winter right now and she still has good and bad days...but she loves to run and the second she is outside, regardless of weather, she takes off running. If the weather is below zero she will hold the leg up and not use it for awhile after running hard. But most days she just limps for a bit and will still use her leg. We are amazed at the difference and we will continue to do this and see how it goes.

So what Can Veterinary Acupuncture Do for Your Dog or Cat or even horse?

  1. Veterinary acupuncture stimulates the release of the body’s own pain relieving and anti-inflammatory substances. 
  2. Relaxation of muscles at the site of needle insertion and more distant locations body is achieved with veterinary acupuncture treatment, creating both a local and generalized pain relieving effect.
  3. Veterinary acupuncture improves tissue blood flow, oxygenation, and removal of metabolic wastes and toxins.
  4. Unlike prescription and over the counter pain medications, veterinary acupuncture lacks potential adverse side effects for your pet’s internal organs.
  5. Your pet’s medications or supplements will not adversely interact with veterinary acupuncture treatment; therefore it can safely be used to treat a variety of illnesses.

 How does it work?

The goal of acupuncture is to promote the body to heal itself. Veterinary acupuncture encourages healing by correcting energy imbalances in the body. Acupuncture enhances blood circulation, nervous system stimulation, and the release of anti-inflammatory and pain relieving hormones.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into body tissue where nerve bundles and blood vessels come together. These collections of nervous and vascular tissue are termed acupuncture points, which course over all aspects of the body’s surface on meridians (energy channels). The meridians permit a cycle of energy to occur throughout the entire body over the course of the day’s 24 hours.

What Conditions Can be Managed with Veterinary Acupuncture?

Veterinary acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of conditions, particularly those that involve inflammation and pain.


Arthritis, or joint inflammation, can occur at any life stage (juvenile, adult, senior) and creates a variety of physiologic changes that create pain.

Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)

DJD is the progression of arthritis where joint surfaces become irregular, leading to decreased range of motion and increased pain. 


Surgery, car accidents, animal fights, and falling are forms of trauma that cause inflammation and pain.


Cancer can promote tissue swelling or enlargement of organ systems leading to pain, nausea, decreased appetite, and lethargy.

Metabolic Disease

Kidney and liver failure, pancreatitis, feline hyperthyroidism, Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease, hypothyroidism, and diabetes mellitus cause nausea, appetite and energy changes.  

Our Diesa dog goes every two weeks...if all goes well, we can tapper that off. Generally pets go for 4-6 treatments, some more, some less. It all depends on our pets...just like people, everyone will be different. After the general treatments Diesa may need a treatment once or twice a year. Once our firewood cutting season starts she may need a few treatments.

Monday, February 20, 2017
By Grateful Heart Pet Photography
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Welcome to my new website, blog...and business.


I am so happy for you to view my site! Welcome, Welcome!! 


I have worked very hard on this and will continue to make modifications as I is all a learning experience. I am grateful for Photobiz, especially Sarah from Photobiz, for making things so easy to do. Sarah was so wonderful in helping me with any and all questions! This is such a great company to work with. Thank you, Thank you!!! Please check them out online and make a website of your own!!!

Look around and feel free to contact me with any and all questions and concerns. I look forward to meeting you, working with you and getting to know you...and a lot more blog posts for you to get to know me and my family.




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