Category Archives: animal cruelty

This Tuesday’s Tale: Tee

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The tale of a lucky cat named Tee

(All photos taken by Amy at Petals Unfolding)

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Doesn’t Tee look so relaxed and comfortable? What could be better than lying in the garden getting some sun? 🙂

Sadly less than a month ago Tee was not so relaxed, but found himself in a terrible predicament. He was found screaming face down in a barn in a pile of junk with his paw stuck in a trap. Below is the actual trap he was found in. Continue reading

What Wouldn’t Jesus Do?

My blog isn’t just about animals, its about how people perceive animals. Humans are to be stewards of the animals on earth and instead are powering over them. Jesus didn’t even do that to us. Although he does have all of the power, he powered under people, serving them. He is loving and peaceful.

What about your boss? They have the power at a job, but does that mean they can or should abuse you? Are they not there to teach, help, encourage, and to keep order?

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This Tuesday’s Tale: Buddy Unchained

This is a tale about Buddy

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Last year I took a course through RedRover called “RedRover Readers.” Here is a paragraph explaining a bit about the program.

The RedRover Readers program promotes empathy by presenting powerful stories, encouraging children to put themselves in the place of animals, and asking questions that promote critical thinking. A 2009 pilot study of the program (then known as the Humane Education Ambassador Readers) conducted by Inverness Research, Inc. suggests that the program:
~Builds self-esteem and motivates students to take an important subject seriously
~Stimulates additional student-directed learning
~Builds students’ knowledge and potentially affects their behaviors related to caring for pets
~Builds students’ empathy and compassion for pets
(Taken from redrover.org)

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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

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’s Tale: Lucky Waffle, Lucky Lisa

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The tale of Waffle (& Lisa)

The Huffington Post

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?”

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