Category Archives: Animals

Sunday Pause (Paws): Photography

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and capture life’s great moments.

One of my friends is a photographer. I’ve seen what great work she does and have seen many of her photos of people with their pets. So I thought maybe she could take some pictures of Cino & I. I had it pictured in my head how great it would look. She found the perfect basket for Cino to sit in and a blanket to put under it that would look good with her coloring. We were set.

We decided to get together last Sunday and do the photo shoot along with just hanging out and visiting since it had been a while for us. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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A Dog Forced In An Overhead Bin

Being an animal advocate I can’t pass by the hot topic right now concerning a precious dog who lost his life on an airplane.  This little 10 month old puppy’s life was lost tragically. A flight attendant forced passengers to put their dog in the over head bin. If you haven’t heard about this, the video below will explain.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): For Creativeness

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and maybe get creative.

This is something I like to do in my leisure time. I like creating artwork pieces from photos and trying different crafts. Have any of you ever done the wine & paint nights? I have gone to 2 classes. Here are my masterpieces.

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We Won! (So The Animals Win Too)

Hello all!

Some of you know that I absolutely love the Red Rover Readers program! I have talked about it before here on my blog. I want so much to make a difference in this world for animals. I always pray that there will be more and stronger laws. But then when I think about this program, I think maybe we need to focus more on human beings and how they treat animals instead of solely relying on the law to take care of it. After all, when the law steps in the damage has already been done.

The Red Rover Readers program is all about teaching empathy. Empathy to animals ultimately helps human beings. As I have pointed out in other posts of mine, there is research that proves the link between animal cruelty and human violence. Children are our future, so we need to start with them to make a change.

Some of you also know I work at a place that cares for children. I took the Red Rover Readers course a few years ago and have been working on implementing it in the classrooms. Just last week one of the classrooms & I read one of the books that is part of this program to the children and held a discussion with the children about how they think the dog felt by looking at his face/posture. I took a picture per the instructions for a drawing, sent it in, and we won!

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Centaur

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax and enjoy amazing talent.

If you live where there is snow you have probably gone to events where they have snow sculptures. This talent amazes me.

Well I didn’t even have to go to an event this year. Someone made this incredible centaur in their front yard right in my neighborhood.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Or Maybe Another Day

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

Sundays are a great day to set aside for things like friends, family, doing things you enjoy, & rest. But sometimes it’s not just Sundays.

I got pretty sick this week and missed two days of work. I was pushing through the beginning of the week and I got to a point where I just knew, no more. I have to stay home and rest.

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Harming Animals Leads To Harming People


“But perhaps when we look at the connection between animal cruelty and human violence, we would focus more attention on those who abuse animals to prevent them from escalating to crimes against people.”

“This is a serious problem. It is also one that will only get worse if left unchecked.”

Taken from “Animal Cruelty and Human Violence”

The tragedies are too much around our world lately, especially in the Unites States. When you think about what the answer is, does empathy towards animals come to mind? Probably not, but I encourage you to rethink that. Here is my latest poem… Continue reading