Category Archives: Animals

Caring For A Cat…Easy?

I was asked today if having a cat is easy. It made me think of how I always hear from others how cats don’t need much care or attention.

I have a cat. Let me tell you a bit about her. My cat follows me around. She loves to be near me, talk to me, and play with me. When I come home she greets me at the door. She loves kisses, hugs, tummy tickles, and being pet on the head. She gets a prescription joint gel for tummy inflammation and pumpkin to help bowel movements. I brush her teeth every week and give her an oral care gel a few times a week. She gets three different kinds of food, has a filtered water fountain and a bowl of water. Her fountain needs weekly cleaning. Her litter box is scooped everyday and emptied, cleaned, and gets new litter every six weeks. She gets combed weekly and annually I have to fight with her to get her into her carrier to go for her physical. So…………….I wouldn’t say it is easy, nor would I say they don’t need much attention.

I think it is all in your perspective. Providing food and a litter box isn’t all they need…it’s just the bare minimum.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): It’s The Best News Ever

It’s Sunday…Easter Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and receive not good news…but the BEST NEWS EVER.

Easter is celebrated with egg hunts and sharing baskets filled with goodies. But this isn’t what Easter is about. It’s not about a rabbit, it’s about what Jesus did for us.

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WWJND?

WWJD became popular in the US in the 1990’s. It was all the rage among Christians. It stands for “What Would Jesus Do?”

This Easter weekend I was thinking about animals and WWJND…”What Would Jesus Not Do?”

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Just one of the many things us humans are doing wrong. We are definitely a society in need of saving. Thank God he did just that! This is what Easter is all about.

Chocolate Rabbits Instead of Real Rabbits

Easter is almost here and sadly many people think a rabbit is a great gift for their child. They are not a thing that should be thought of as a gift or object to be given for a holiday.

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Sadly most people don’t do the research to find out what is required to have a rabbit as a pet. They actually require A LOT of care to be happy and healthy. I am an animal advocate and I had no idea how much care they required until a friend of mine adopted one.

Because of the impulsiveness to get a rabbit on Easter people aren’t educated on the proper care care which leads to a lot of neglected, returned, or abandoned rabbits.
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Chocolate rabbits instead of real rabbits.

Cino’s Grandma

cino-grandma-home-aafbtShe came home almost a week ago which is wonderful! But she is still sick and still trying to recover from pneumonia, the flu, and all the yuck that can come with taking all of those antibiotics. We would appreciate continued prayers for her full recovery. Cino’s grandma is a strong lady who has been through a lot in her life but has always tried to stay positive and press on. She is a good role model in so many ways and we love her so much!

This is my second post today. Be sure to check out “Sunday Pause (Paws): AWWW” also. 🙂

Sunday Pause (Paws): AWWW

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, open your mouth and let out an “AWWW.”

I‘m going to keep this post short mostly because the picture says it all. But also because I am writing this late at night and I have been busy with other things (nothing like waiting until the last minute to get your taxes done). It was a busy week at work, we had a crazy spring winter storm, and, as you know, my mom has been sick. Calgon take me away!

But then you see a picture like this and you can’t help but forget about all of that stuff for a minute and say “AWWW.”

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Sunday Pause (Paws): More Important Things

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and get off the merry-go-round.

Life can really feel like a merry-go-round sometimes. I wrote this short poem with that in mind.

MORE IMPORTANT THINGS

Why is it that we have such good intentions
But before we know it life takes over
We get lost in a culture that’s on high speed
It’s hard to live a life that is slower

In our night prayers and our brand new mornings
We feel refreshed and inspired
But the day turns into a balancing act
And at the end we are left so tired

Sometimes something breaks through the whirlwind
And we know we must jump off the merry-go-round
We are reminded that loved ones and relationships
These are the more important things that should be well-found

©LeeAnn Johnston/Animals Are Feeling Beings Too

Some of my loved ones are in the caricature below that we had done many years ago.

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