Category Archives: pets

Happy 12th Birthday Cino

Today is my sweet little Cino’s 12th birthday!

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She is not a pet…she is my baby, best friend, comforter, & entertainer. She is a partner in our mission to change how the world views animals. She is family and so much more.

Happy Birthday to her and prayers for many more! 🙂

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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

Do You Have A Disaster Plan That Includes Your Pet?

It seems really slow out in blogging land lately. But I still wanted to share this bit of info anyway for those who do happen to stop on by my blog because it is so important.

Today is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day.

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Do you have a disaster plan that includes your pet? If it’s not safe for you, it’s not safe for them. Here is a link with some preparedness tips: redcross/petdisasterpreparedness.

There’s Nothing Like A Pet To Make You Feel Better

May is “Mental Health Month.” I do not have a diagnosed mental health condition, you may not either. But in today’s world it is hard to not get down in the dumps at times. Just today the news reported on yet another school shooting. It’s hard enough for us adults but children suffer too. I work around them and many of them are filled with anxiety, insecurity, and so many are experiencing trauma. This all leads to a lot of anger they don’t know what to do with and behavior issues. I keep hearing mental health problems are on the rise. My sister once said to me “I think EVERYONE would benefit from counseling.” She is probably right.

Some of us are very fortunate to have something very special to help us through hard times…our beloved pets. 🐶❤️🐱

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Cino always makes me feel better. 🙂

Sunday Pause (Paws): Happy Birthday To You

It’s Sunday ! Time to kick back, relax, and wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to those in heaven.

Losing a loved one…nothing is harder.

I just got together with a friend who lost her dog that she had for 15 1/2 years. I often hear from people that they know I will understand. It’s sad that not everyone can understand how a pet is family and losing them can be as devastating as the loss of a human.

This coming Tuesday is my sister’s birthday. It will be her second birthday in heaven. She would have been 55 years old. I still have to pinch myself and ask if she is really gone. But instead of feeling overwhelmed by sadness, I am going to celebrate her.

The image I made below is for all of us celebrating a loved ones (human and animal) birthday in heaven. 🎈

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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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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.