This Tuesday’s Tale: Pigs, Goats, and a Wombat…Oh My!

This week’s tale isn’t about just one animal, it is about 16 of them.

I saw this article called “16 Amazing Animal Stories That Prove 2016 Wasn’t All Bad” on people.com. What really struck me about this article was that it was about people being compassionate. Take the guys below. A bachelor party in the woods turned into helping a mother dog and her puppies. Read the full post here.

#animals, #birds, #cats, #dogs, #goats, #people, #pets, #pigs

Sunday Pause (Paws): Birthday Fun

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back & relax!

I thought I would pause for a thank you. Thank you for all the birthday wishes. It’s been fun celebrating with my favorite Olive Garden dish…Fettuccine Alfredo, some homemade carrot cake, and even a trip to the movie theater to see Beauty and the Beast.

See full post here. 🙂

#animals, #beauty-and-the-beast, #birthday, #cats, #pets

Are Animal Advocates Judgmental?

I’ve heard people say animal advocates are “judgmental.” So, I look at myself and I think…am I? Let me tell you a few stories.

Years ago I worked at an animal hospital. It was a weekend job caring for the animals that were boarded there. I was so excited! I was still trying to figure out where I wanted to put my passion for animals to use. I was so excited to learn and see if this might be the type of business I would want to be in. But I didn’t like the veterinarian and in the end, he said I was always asking questions and “suspicious.” Well…you be the judge.

Read full post here.

#animal-abuse, #animal-advocate, #animal-cruelty, #animals, #cats, #dogs, #veterinarian

This Tuesday’s Tale: It’s My Birthday

Today is my birthday so I thought I would do a little bit different kind of tale, a tale about me. This will be my first “Tuesday Tale” about a human. But hey, as I always say, we humans and animals are all living, feeling beings…so why not?!

At church this past Sunday, the sermon was about fear. In this sermon and the one before the topic of being frozen in life was spoken about. When you’re fearful, you become frozen. They go hand in hand.

What does this have to do with me? Well, here I am another year older and I have been thinking a lot about my life, especially the last few years.

You can read the full post here.

#animals, #birthday, #cats, #fears, #frozen, #music, #one-republic, #pets, #songs, #videos

Sunday Pause (Paws): Playtime

It’s Sunday! A time for kicking back, relaxing, and playing!

Below I have put together some pictures of Cino playing. I also added a few videos. The second video is from my first year with Cino. I hope you enjoy them and Happy Sunday! Don’t forget to play a little yourself. 🙂

See the pics and videos here.

#animals, #cat-toys, #cats, #pet-toys, #pet-videos, #pets, #pets-playing, #wordpress

Service Dogs, Do We SEE Them?

I’m a “people watcher”, but I’m also an “animal watcher.” I always notice when someone has a service dog. I tend to watch them to try to pick up ques to see if they seem happy. I wonder if anyone else notices them. If anyone else worries about their well-being as much as the person’s well-being.

Read the full post here.

#animal-rights, #animals, #dogs, #pets, #service-dogs

This Tuesday’s Tale: Lucky Waffle, Lucky Lisa

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The tale of Waffle (& Lisa)

I found this story and it brought tears to my eyes. Here is a paragraph from it.

“The shelter said police had rescued this rat terrier from an abusive situation in Virginia. Most of his teeth were missing; he had a benign tumor, cataracts, and what was described as “an incompetent heart.” There were also scars on his cheek and jaw, and he couldn’t stop shaking. As my daughter put it, “That dog is a scaredy-cat.” We kept walking. I kept circling back. I mean, Harrison Ford has a scar on his face, and who doesn’t love Harrison Ford?”

Click here for my full post and a link to the story.

#animal-abuse, #animals, #diabetes, #dogs, #huffington-post, #pet-diabetes, #pets