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Sunday Surprise…

I spent my Sunday in China giving and grading exams on campus. Afterwards, a colleague showed me this lovely riverbank across from my office–a lovely place to have lunch or meditate in between classes.

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Gelato in China

I have been enjoying gelato flavors in China that are new to me — like egg yolk!

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Anubis in China

Anubis loves to get in his bag and travel the world–perhaps I’ll share some photos from his 18th birthday in China!

Waking up a birthday boy
Bday boy
Bday kisses
Nuby with his bros
Birthday Nuby at a reggae club in China
Birthday Nuby at a bar in China
Bday boy’s fave reggae club in China
Bday Nuby at a reggae club in China getting gifts
Special gift for Nuby
A very happy birthday boy in China

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Charging Chihuahuas in China

One of the best aspects of Anubis’ acupuncture in China is getting to meet so many other disabled chihuahuas getting treatment–including other chihuahuas! Anubis has been enjoying making new friends as have I (fun to practice speaking Chinese with their parents).

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Traditional Chinese Medicine

Anubis and I have both been learning a lot about Traditional Chinese Medicine in China–and we also are both benefitting from acupuncture here.

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Acupuncture: Begin

Anubis began his acupuncture treatment in China in good spirits–at the time, he could not really stand due to his disc disorder, but thanks to his treatments he’s walking again.

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It Takes a Village

Eighteen year old Anubis is still kicking thanks to the help of so many caring hearts in China–grateful for all of the help in keeping him alive!

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The Journey

In the spring, Anubis had an emergency at 3 am, so I ran him to the vet here in China. Long story short, after many tests from x-rays to ultrasounds, we got the bad news that Anubis is dying.

Anubis was told that he only had a few months to live, but he’s already surpassed all the predictions. How? Read on to follow his adventures in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Anubis has spent alot of time these past several months at the vet–he is, sadly, dying, but getting top notch care–including acupuncture! Posts to follow on Anubis’ acupuncture adventures in China!

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Reading in China…

I went book shopping on the river the other evening on my evening stroll and was so happy to find Frankenstein in Baghdad which I have been wanting to read–perfect for my poolside fun in these remaining days of summer here in China.

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Bodhidharma in Xi’an

Bodhidharma Stela in Xi’an

I was very excited to view this stela depicting Bodhidharma who brought Zen Buddhism to China when I was recently in Xi’an.

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Eating Indian in China

Right before the global pandemic, my friend visited me in China from Mongolia. It was the first of what I thought would be many visits by friends–but then the global pandemic forced China to close its borders. Fortunately, because life has mostly returned to normal in China, I’ve been able to do a little travel of my own–perhaps I will share some photos…

Taoist Temple
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