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

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

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

Sunday Pause (Paws) for Animals

This Sunday, I wanted to try my hand at a little poetry again. So kick back, take a little break and I hope the message I am trying to convey comes through in what I wrote.

Female and male come together
A life is formed in the womb
When it’s time, born into this world
A baby’s life is brand new

Unable to care for itself
This new life needs love and care
Help from another life
And certainly the need for prayer

The full poem is here.

Have a great Sunday!

#animal-cruelty, #animal-petitions, #animal-rights, #animals, #biblical, #dogs, #jesus-and-animals

Humans vs. Animals

Humans and animals, we share this earth together.

But as an animal advocate you’re judged. You’re judged because people think you care more about them than you do humans. Or that their worth is insignificant. Or that they don’t feel pain. To some people they are “just” animals. But to God they are HIS creatures, just as we are, and he never intended for the abuse that is afflicted upon them every day by humans.

As far as the caring more about animals than humans, it’s not about that. It’s about the fact that animals are being abused and are suffering and somebody has to help them.

I heard a story about two young guys who cut off a dog’s ears and then took a selfie.

Read the full post here.

#animal-cruelty, #animal-laws, #animals, #dogs, #justice-for-animals, #pets

Sunday Pause (Paws): Pets Relaxing

It’s Sunday! As I always say, it’s time for kicking back & relaxing. I have put together a slideshow with some of the pet pictures others have shared with me, and some of my Cino. These pets have the right idea! So sweet.

See full post here.

#animals, #cats, #dogs, #pet-photos, #pets, #pets-sleeping