This Tuesday’s Tale: In Sickness and In Health

Vow, let’s look at the definition (taken from google search).

noun
noun: vow; plural noun: vows
  1. 1.
    a solemn promise.
    synonyms: oath, pledge, promise, bond, covenant, commitment, avowal, profession, affirmation, attestation, assurance, guarantee; More

    word, word of honor;
    formaltroth
    “a vow of silence”
    • a set of promises committing one to a prescribed role, calling, or course of action, typically to marriage or a monastic career.
verb
verb: vow; 3rd person present: vows; past tense: vowed; past participle: vowed; gerund or present participle: vowing
  1. 1.
    solemnly promise to do a specified thing.
    “he vowed that his government would not tolerate a repeat of the disorder”
    synonyms: swear, pledge, promise, avow, undertake, engage, make a commitment, give one’s word, guarantee;

    archaicplight
    “I vowed to do better”
  2. 2.
    archaic
    dedicate to someone or something, especially a deity.
    “I vowed myself to this enterprise”

I particularly like the following words used to define “vow”-promise, bond, commitment. 

I read all too often about people giving up their pets or simply abandoning them if they get sick. Continue reading

Sunday Pause (Paws): Keeping Up With The Kattarshians

It’s Sunday and YES you read the title right!

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There is a new hit reality tv show in Iceland called “Keeping Up With The Kattarshians.” This is a live-stream show following four kittens that were found abandoned in a factory. They are Guoni, Briet, Stubbur and Ronja. A local animal shelter nursed them back to health. Continue reading

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.

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Are Animal Advocates Judgmental?

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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. Continue reading

This Tuesday 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. Continue reading

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. 🙂

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