Sunday Pause (Paws): Cino Going Back to the Vet

It’s Sunday! This Sunday I wanted to ask if you’ll take a break from the busyness and once again say a prayer for Cino.

Some of you know that back in January I had to bring Cino in for an ultrasound. Here is the post if you haven’t read it: Sunday Pause (Paws): Prayers for Cino. This Tuesday she will be going in for her annual physical. But we will also be checking to see if there is any blood in her urine as there has been the last few times.

Read the full post here.

#animals, #cats, #pets, #poems, #prayers, #prayers-for-our-pets

Keep An Eye On Your Pet

Are you signed up for “PawBoost Alerts” in your area or something similar? If you don’t know what that is, it is Facebook alerts for when a pet has gone missing. It is a wonderful way to alert communities and get people involved in finding and returning an animal to their family.

I recently saw an alert for a little dog that was missing in my area and the note from the pet parent said the dog had been taken from their backyard. One of the comments was something like “OMG, you can’t even leave your pet outside anymore!” The sad reality is that it has been happening for a long time, we are probably just hearing about it more now with all of the online social media.

Sadly, when pets are taken, what that person has in mind is not always good.

Read the full post here.

#animals, #cats, #dogs, #lost-pet, #pawboost, #pets

This Tuesday’s Tale: Ray and a Battle With Heart-Worm

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The Tale of Ray and a Battle With Heart-Worm

Today’s tale is from a fellow blogger, Collin, at A Dog’s Life? (Stories of Me and Him). Collin is the author of “Who Said I Was Up For Adoption?” The following tale is actually an excerpt from his book.

In the latter part of May, and in preparation for taking heart-worm prevention medication, we took Ray back to the vet so that his blood could be tested prior to taking the medications. A few days later we had a message on our answering machine asking that we call the vet to discuss the test results. He had tested positive for heart-worm, and needed further tests to estimate how advanced he was. We were both in shock as the ramifications of this situation started to sink in.

Our beloved Ray, who would appear to have had such a shaky beginning to his life and who was now having a fresh start, was soon going to be in a fight for his life. Our beloved Ray who seemed so happy being a part of our family now had a very questionable future. Our beloved Ray had found his proverbial “forever home” but did he have much of a “forever” to enjoy it?

Full post here.

#animals, #dogs, #heart-worm, #humane-society, #pet-adoption, #pets

Sunday Pause (Paws): Father’s Day

It’s Sunday! But of course, it’s also Father’s Day!

To all of the fathers out there, including pet fathers, Cino & I wish you a wonderful, relaxing day!

See the full post here including a couple of videos for some laughs.

#animals, #cats, #dogs, #fathers-day, #pet-dads, #pet-videos, #pets

Dominion Over Animals…How Do We Interpret This?

I finally took some time this morning to read over the online debate another blogger participated in and shared with me. They were discussing all animals and what the bible says about them. The discussion started on the topic of elephants in circuses.

There is a lot of confusion out there about the bible and what God says about animals.

Genesis 1:26-Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

For one thing, it says “in our own likeness.” Does anyone believe God would abuse animals?

Some synonyms for the word “dominion” are: power, rule, superior. Who says “power”, “ruling”, or “superiority” is a bad thing, a ticket to harm? Why is that assumed? As loving and beautiful as God is, why wouldn’t it be assumed that it meant to care, provide, guide, teach, and protect?

Please read full post here.

#animal-abuse, #animals, #bible, #bible-on-animals, #debate-on-animals, #elephants, #elephants-in-entertainment, #pets, #proverbs-1210

Time Is Precious

There has been a lot of illnesses and death around my circle lately. Families of co-workers, fellow bloggers, and even in my own family there have been some hard times.

It really makes you stop and think how precious time is.

Time has a way of getting away from all of us. There is never enough time. But as you get older, I think you get wiser and you realize what you should be spending your time on.

Full post here.

#animals, #cats, #dogs, #pets, #time, #time-with-pets

This Tuesday’s Tale: Coolidge & Effie

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The Tale of Coolidge & Effie

Coolidge was one of the rescued kittens from a litter that was found in a field. He was a shy and timid cat, uncertain of his new surroundings, when Lauren and her husband first brought him home. (Lauren’s description sounds similar to what I experienced with Cino when I brought her home). But the patience and love they seem to have had for Coolidge eventually created a beautiful bond.  

Sadly, Coolidge passed away in 2015 in Lauren’s arms. There is no replacing Coolidge (as with any animal) but there is a new cat in Lauren’s life now and her name is Effie.

My full post here.

#animals, #cats, #pet-loss, #pet-photos, #pet-stories, #pets