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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. 🙂

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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.

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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Sunday Pause (Paws): Cino’s Prayer

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and how about saying a prayer.

I made a new cartoon image of Cino. Since our goal with this blog is to advocate for animals I thought I would introduce the image with Cino in prayer.

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That’s exactly what I want…no more abuse! Unfortunately, that may not happen in this Continue reading

Sunday Pause (Paws): The Three Leaf Clover

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (maybe).

I personally don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I do, however, enjoy seeing the children where I work make leprechaun traps and go on a treasure hunt looking for them and their gold. 🙂

I decided to focus on the three leaf clover and what it is said to represent: faith, hope, & love.

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Celebrating Another Birthday

Today is my birthday and it has been a great day!

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(Cartoon image of me and Cino)

I‘ve gotten many birthday wishes, gifs, a peanut butter pie, and even songs shared with me. The best was my niece sharing the “The Beatles Birthday Song” with me along with a memory of her mom playing that song for her and her brothers every year on their birthday. (Her mom is my sister that passed away unexpectedly almost two years ago). Continue reading