Hal & Friends WebRing Homepage

Greetings and thank you for visiting the Hal & Friends WebRing homepage.  This ring of home pages represents stories and memorials dedicated to our special canine friends with osteosarcoma, lymphoma, or other form of cancer or debilitating disease. 

These stories inform about our experiences with medical treatments, offer support for those going through the same ordeal, and allow us to celebrate the lives of our friends, even though some of those lives were foreshortened by disease. 

All the best,

Roz & Vicky Hallenbeck email us
Visit Hal's Story on the webring

This is our favorite picture of our big buddy.  Roz had a four-wheel drive truck and a passion for "mud bogging."  Hal shared that passion.  They would go off in the morning and return hours later muddy, tired, and blissfully happy.  Hal became so attuned to the words "wanna go for a ride?" that we had to be very careful about how we used them!  A super-excited great dane is something you don't take lightly!

Rules for
Hal & Friends WebRing

and How to Join

  • This WebRing is open to anyone who would like to celebrate the life of a pet with any form of cancer or other debilitating disease.  The pages on the ring must pertain to this subject only.  All pages will be authenticated before being added to the ring. 
  • The navigation bar must be placed on the first page of your pet's story.  Please give the navigation bar a prominent place at the top or bottom of your page without burying it among other links or webring fragments.
  • You may tell your story in as much detail as you like, and may use photographs to accompany your text.  Because of the nature of this webring, there may be some photographs that are painful to view (such as a pet after amputation).  Please be tasteful with these photos, but certainly include them, if you wish.  One of the fears for many people concerns how their pet will look after surgery. 
  • Please refrain from giving medical advice on your page unless you are a veterinarian or other professional (with malpractice insurance!)  No single protocol is appropriate for all animals, all owners, and all circumstances.  You certainly may describe in detail what treatment you chose and why, but be careful not to "sit in judgment" on anyone who chooses another route.  After all, if any single treatment worked, we'd ALL be using it!  Please give equal respect to traditional medical treatment such as amputation and chemotherapy as well as holistic alternatives or additions to treatment such as anti-cancer diets.  
  • Please remember that some people elect, for various good reasons, NOT to pursue any kind of aggressive treatment, but to keep their pets comfortable until it's time to say good-bye.  It's a very personal decision.  Let's be kind to one another.
  • Pages must not contain "adult" material or references.  No commercial pages, please.

How to Join the Hal & Friends WebRing
Please follow these steps carefully.

  • First, get your web page ready.  Write your text, add your graphics.  Upload your page to your hosting service.  Now you to join the webring and add the code for the navigation bar to your page.


  • Go to http://webring.com and create a login if you don't already have one; if you are already registered with webring.com, then just log into the site
  • After making sure you are logged in, go to http://r.webring.com/hub?ring=halsstory and choose "join this ring" in the upper right of the page.
  •  Next, you need to add the code for the ring fragment to your web page.  Follow the instructions carefully when you join the ring and add the code for the navigation bar to each page of your story.  Please give the navigation bar a prominent place at the top or bottom of your page without burying it among other links or webring fragments.
After completing your webpage and passing the navigation bar test, the webring owner will be contacted, your page will be officially added to the webring, and you will receive an email.  If there is a problem with your page or with the navigation bar, you will be notified.  Please give me at least 24 hours to review your page before emailing me.

This is our big buddy, Hal

This Hal & Friends WebRing site is owned by Roz & Vicky Hallenbeck

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