Category Archives: Children and Animals

Sunday Pause (Paws): For Change

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and sometimes in our lives…embrace change.

This has been a tough week/weekend for me because our time is coming to an end in our current home. I didn’t think I would feel so emotional. I’m really concerned about how Cino will do with this move, although in time I know she will get adjusted, as I will. Change can be exciting but it also can be scary.

With moving day very near I don’t have a lot of time to write this post. We’re buried in boxes but we wanted to peek in and say HI!

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Happy Sunday!

We can make a change for the future of animals…
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Another change for us is we are now on Instagram. Hope to see you there!

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Moms Are The Best

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and wish all the moms out there a wonderful day!

I chose this picture of my mom because it really does truly portray her. She can be so silly and that is what we love about her!

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My mom is a courageous, strong, beautiful, independent woman. She has been through so much…divorce, cancer, and even the death of her own child (just to name a few). Yet she has always been an example of how in tough times you press on. Continue reading

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): The Cat In The Hat (My Version)

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and listen to a story by me. 🙂

Yesterday was good old Dr. Seuss’s birthday! So I made my own online little rhyming book in honor of him.

This is my first attempt at making something like this where I use my voice and my own images. I found out I still have a lot to learn. The images don’t seem to view very clearly on all screens sizes. But never fear, I am sharing each story page first so you can see them clearly.

So presenting the short rhyming story…The Cat In The Hat (my version).

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Teaching Empathy Saves Lives

I‘m sure most of you have heard about the abduction of the Wisconsin girl, Jayme. As we’re finding out more & more about it all, it has been told that the man who abducted her had killed a dog and had an obsession with road kill. You see my passion for animals isn’t just about my love for animals, it’s something we should all be paying attention to. Research has proven when children show signs of no empathy for animals and harm them, they most likely are just “experimenting/testing” and will move on to humans. This is why I am so passionate about educating children (and everyone) about how important it is to “pay attention” and teach empathy, kindness, & respect to animals. It could just save a life!

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Sunday Pause (Paws): A Very Merry Christmas To You

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and enjoy the holidays!

It’s hard to believe tomorrow is already Christmas Eve. Time got away from me this year that I didn’t even send out Christmas cards. I have never done that before. Since it seems too late to send any out now I made one to post & share with all of my friends, family and with all of you. The picture of Cino & I is from a photo shoot a friend did months back. As you can see Cino LOVED it!

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Things will be busy for the next few days for me as I am sure they will be for you. That’s why I am dedicating this Sunday’s post to wishing you a Merry Christmas. I hope you enjoy the photo and here is a poem I wrote. Continue reading