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The Tail of the Dog-A Carson Valley Coffee Roaster 

The tale of the dog is just another tale about life, a tale about change. The kind of change that life just blows in, whether you are ready or not here it comes.

It's a tale about choices, a tale about character. You know, half empty, half full, lemons, lemonade, that stuff. Like many others, I have felt those winds. In 1959 at age two I developed a childhood cancer that threatened my eyesight, and my life. Fortunately, advancements in radiation treatments gave me the needed chance to fight, the chance to live. With loss of my left eye and damage to the right eye, the fight was won and the cancer was gone. I went on to having a wonderful childhood growing up in the wide-open spaces of the Southwest. I married Robin, had five children, Dustie, Luke, Katy, Samantha, and Ian.

I followed my passion in life and in work. Living in the high Sierra in the summer times and on the low desert in the wintertime. Life was going great. Then in my forty-eight year life's winds of change showed up again. My remaining vision was fading. By the fall of my forty-ninth year I was legally blind. No longer could I earn a living as I had done for the past thirty years. No longer was life so great. Then a good friend reminded me of the advancements in radiation that had given me the chance to live, the chance to see. 46 years to see the world, the stars, my children grow, my wife smile. I realized how blessed I had been. The gift I had been given, now needs to be shared it needs to be paid back.

With life's new wind, a passion, and Blind Dog Coffee, was born. With every bean, pound and bag of Blind Dog Coffee that is sold a portion will be given to help fight childhood cancers. Not only to the patient but also to the families in need while they fight their fight I fought so long ago. Blind Dog Coffee is superior specialty coffee. It not only leaves a great taste in your mouth but also a great feel in your heart. Just think, with every cup of Blind Dog Coffee you drink, you will be giving a child the chance to fight, the chance to dream, the chance to live. Those winds of life just blew your way. Make a choice, show character, and support Blind Dog Coffee.

With my Thanks,

Mark Berry
   Owner, Blind Dog Coffee



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