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. 🐶❤️🐱
It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and welcome the first day of “Be Kind To Animals Week”.
I wanted to honor this recognition of animals with this Sunday’s post. But we at AAFBT think you should always be kind to animals. In fact we now have a mission statement and here is Cino as “Animal Paladin” to introduce it to you…
I like to say to help animals it takes me, it takes you, it takes WE and that is so true. Here is a great example. A coworker of mine was dropping her son off at school and there on the edge of the sidewalk was a little duck in her words “crying.” He was laying on his side crying and shivering Continue reading →
It’s Sunday ! Time to kick back, relax, and wish a HAPPYBIRTHDAY 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.
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.
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.
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.