Sunday Pause (Paws): Gratitude & Joy

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and for me today I want to express my gratitude & joy.

I was thrilled to see that we just hit 500 blog followers.

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I said we just hit 500 followers!

Although the number of followers isn’t as important as the impact hopefully being made for animals…I am so, so grateful!

I think Cino wanted to thank you too! Continue reading

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Honoring Anders

A pet is not just a pet. A pet is a family member. That is exactly what Anders has been to a co-worker of mine.

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Anders was added to their family when he was just a kitten. Sadly he passed away this past weekend. My coworker is devastated by this loss and was somewhat embarrassed that she was crying about it.  Continue reading

Father’s Day

I don’t usually write two posts in one day but I wrote a poem that reflects some things I have been feeling lately and wanted to share it. I also thought since today is Father’s Day that anyone who has lost their father, doesn’t have one around, or doesn’t have a good relationship with theirs might be encouraged. We all have a Father available if we just look up.

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image from pixabay

When you hear about another shooting
And your emotions are starting to buildup
It’s easy to start feeling scared
But I am going to choose to look up

When you hear about another abused animal
And you’re crying for that pup
It’s easy to start feeling hopeless
But I am going to choose to look up Continue reading

Sunday Pause (Paws): Dad’s Day

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and celebrate dads!

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Jeremy and Sammy

They say a dog is a man’s best friend
But any animal is special in it’s own way
If you have that beautiful human & animal bond
Then to you I wish a Happy Dad’s Day Continue reading

Seriously Sad

Someone I know shared a very sad thing with me that happened to her son. I couldn’t believe it!

Her son, Elliott, who is in college was sharing a house with another guy. They got a dog together and Elliott became particularly fond of this dog. He became very close to him and as most people who care about their pets do, Elliott soon saw this dog as family. He played with him, bragged about him, and took pictures of him all the time.

Fast forward to eight years later, when one morning Elliott couldn’t find his dog anywhere. He was looking all over the house & yard. All he found was his collar on the kitchen table. He asked his roommate numerous times where the dog was but the roommate wouldn’t say anything. Becoming more alarmed, Elliott became frantic and started raising his voice and demanding to know what happened to him. His roommate finally admitted he had taken the dog to the vet in the middle of the night to be euthanized.

This was a healthy, happy, eight year old dog. His life was just ended and why? Because the neighbors complained he killed some of their chickens.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Simply For Rest

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and get some rest.

I am going to keep this post short & sweet. I have been so tired lately and I’m pretty sure it’s because of allergies. I haven’t been feeling very motivated and I’m finding it harder to focus. So personally I really do plan to get rest today.

I‘m going to take it easy and hope I am more energetic next weekend. I have a graduation, two birthdays, and Father’s Day to celebrate!

But for now this is what I am going to do…

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I LOVE the picture of Cino above. I used my cell phone so the quality isn’t that great, but it still turned out pretty good considering the camera on my cheap phone. I think the most precious times are watching pets sleep and soaking in the love you have for them. Don’t you? 🙂

Happy Sunday! Here’s to resting!

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image taken from pixabay.com