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Sunday Pause (Paws): Get Away From The Cliff Edge

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax! But these days it may be harder to do that.

Anxiety is at an extremely high rate among individuals these days and can make people feel like they are standing on the edge of a cliff. I made the following image a few years ago but it sure is appropriate for 2020 with the additions of a pandemic, politics, and a whole lot more. Animals are great for anxiety. True little angels sent from heaven.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Seagulls, Photography, and a Puzzle

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

Last Sunday I shared my first ever Word Search. I plan to create more. Maybe I’ll aim for one a month. We’ll see because truthfully they aren’t that easy to create and they’re very time consuming. This week I decided to share a puzzle that, when put together, is of a large group of seagulls I took a photo of last weekend.

Last weekend some of my family met at a park by the river knowing the weather was going to turn cold and it would be months before we could do that again. Because of the pandemic this had become our spot to visit over the simmer. Each time we were there we watched a number of eagles soar around us. I only had my cell phone with and was having no luck at getting any good pictures of them. So last weekend I brought my camera but this time they were hard to spot so I never did get a picture. I did, however, get a few pretty nice ones of other things. The one I am sharing today, the puzzle, is of a big group of seagulls.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Let The Word Search Begin

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

One of the things I have always found very relaxing and enjoyable is a Word Search puzzle. I am pretty good and can get them done pretty quickly. There have even been times when myself and someone else competed to see who could find all the words first. I think I won every time. 🙂

Well I created my very first Word Search and I am sharing it today. It is not an online interactive one except for you may be able to do so with the PDF version. I have a link for that below. Otherwise you will need to print it out or save the image and use a drawing app or something. I suppose there is always the option of just finding the words while having the puzzle open on your screen and just not marking them.

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It’s About It All

What is my purpose to this blog, to animal advocating?

It’s not about experimenting on animals. It’s not about pets being neglected and abused. It’s not about the horrors of factory farming. It’s not about dog fighting. It’s about ALL of it!

In this world, animals are thought of as “less” than us. Less worthy, less important, and only here for humans. That is an easy way to think about it. One that holds us to no responsibility for how we treat them.

I believe God created animals as he also created us, and that he gave us the responsibility to care for them. That is what “dominion over” means. If we were to sit down in front of God and ask him if he approves of how the world treats them, how we are caring for them, what would he say? In my heart I just can’t believe he would say “job well done.”

If we were suppose to kill them for food, use them to experiment on, and so on, why would he create them with feelings? They feel pain, fear, sadness, loneliness, confusion, and worry, just as we do. Why would a God of love accept that?

This isn’t about crazy animal lovers. This is about God’s creation, his commands, our responsibility, and the respect for all life.

So it comes down to this…those of us who help animals do not need to defend ourselves for our empathy and care for all animals, but others do need to explain why they don’t.

Sunday Pause (Paws): Courage

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax. We can take a break but must never stop.

This past week I was in a conversation with a coworker about why I do animal advocating. I don’t even remember how we got on the topic. I just remember telling her about a video on animal experimentation I watched many years ago. I won’t get into the details but I will say that when I told her one thing I saw them do to a dog she was horrified and said “What?! Why would they do that?!” My response…..”EXACTLY!”

Whatever it is you feel is wrong in the world, stand up, be courageous, and make a change.

Happy Sunday!

Sunday Pause (Paws): Beauty In The Cloudiness

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back and relax!

It’s been very chilly and gloomy lately here. It’s hard to be motivated and, once again, I was drawing a blank in creating a post for today. I don’t always have something to say. Luckily sometimes nature speaks for itself. I saw a bunch of birds flying around the trees and wooded area outside my home. They were chirping away and seemed to be playing…flying from one tree to another, then flying around some more, and again, landing on a tree or the grass. It was so fun to watch. I was trying to get a picture but it was NOT easy. Somehow I managed to get the picture of the bird below about to take off. It isn’t the best quality because it was a very tiny bird, a cloudy day, and I had to zoom way in. But I still was very happy to have gotten it. I actually didn’t even know I had captured it. I didn’t see the bird open its wings when I was snapping the pictures. It was when I was reviewing the images on my camera that I saw it. It was a pleasant surprise.

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Sun and Colors

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

Fall is my favorite season. It’s just too short! I know any time now all the leaves will be completely turned and off the trees. Not only that but the weather is going to get very chilly before we know it.

So I’ll take the lesson from Cino and take it easy and enjoy the warmth of the sun and the beautiful colors while I can. Pets are such great examples of slowing down and enjoying every moment.

Today we’re doing just that. We’re meeting a friend at a park. I hope to get some pics of the leaves and trees. What are your plans? 

Happy Sunday!

Sunday Pause (Paws): Autumn Is Here Once Again

It’s Sunday and autumn is here!

The most beautiful time of the year
Autumn is once again here
Take a walk and enjoy the changing trees
Under your feet hear the crunch of the leaves
Feel the warm sun among the cool breeze
Soak it in because soon comes the time to freeze

copyright LeeAnn Johnston/Animals Are Feeling Beings Too

Relax and have a Happy Sunday!