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We Won! (So The Animals Win Too)

Hello all!

Some of you know that I absolutely love the Red Rover Readers program! I have talked about it before here on my blog. I want so much to make a difference in this world for animals. I always pray that there will be more and stronger laws. But then when I think about this program, I think maybe we need to focus more on human beings and how they treat animals instead of solely relying on the law to take care of it. After all, when the law steps in the damage has already been done.

The Red Rover Readers program is all about teaching empathy. Empathy to animals ultimately helps human beings. As I have pointed out in other posts of mine, there is research that proves the link between animal cruelty and human violence. Children are our future, so we need to start with them to make a change.

Some of you also know I work at a place that cares for children. I took the Red Rover Readers course a few years ago and have been working on implementing it in the classrooms. Just last week one of the classrooms & I read one of the books that is part of this program to the children and held a discussion with the children about how they think the dog felt by looking at his face/posture. I took a picture per the instructions for a drawing, sent it in, and we won!

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Hunting At Any Age…What Do You Think?

I was just recently told that in Wisconsin a new bill will mean there is no longer an age limit on hunting. This means even a Toddler could hunt.

Although I do have my own thoughts and opinions about hunting, I want to make it clear at the beginning of this post that this post is NOT about hunting itself, it is about the age one is allowed to hunt. Continue reading

This Tuesday’s Tale: A Love Story


The tale of Lacy & Karma

What is the first thought that pops into your head when you see a Pitbull?

It’s not unreasonable that you might be a bit nervous and unsure around them given their reputation. You hear about them attacking people and other animals all of the time. There are all kinds of articles out there saying how dangerous they are, yet on the flip side there are articles that defend them.

Personally, I do not need an article to tell me what to think. I believe Pitbulls are taught by bad people to be dangerous. I hear stories about sweet Pitbulls that are beaten (and a lot worse) so they become mad & mean. Then they will fight for awful people in dog fighting rings.

What is wrong with people that watching two sweet, precious, living, feeling beings tear each other apart and to them it is entertainment?! (My rant for the day) Continue reading

This Tuesday’s Tale: Kurly

This is a tale about a little toy poodle.

There was a couple that had three small children and decided it was time to bring a furry friend into the family. So, one day they all took a drive. The children were told that mom was stopping to get some yarn.

Mom went inside to find a litter of puppies so energetic, so full of wiggles & wags. There was one puppy that caught her eye and she knew he was the one. Mom said the puppy actually picked her. (It seems our pets choose us in most cases, doesn’t it?)

She carried the puppy close to her, hidden, so the children would think it was a black ball of yarn. Surprise! The three children were so excited! They loved this dog so much, especially the youngest one and he soon became the mom’s baby, her “other child.” Continue reading

Sunday Pause (Paws)

It’s Sunday, a day to rest! So pause from the busyness of life. Kick back, relax, and enjoy these precious animals doing just that! (turn up the sound)

The most precious pictures I get of my sweet Cino, is when she is sleeping.



FBI Will Begin Tracking Cases of Animal Abuse

Of course, as an animal lover and a voice for them, the first thing I thought with the prompt “bus” was “abuse.” Although, it is not a fun subject and I realize a lot of people want to keep their head in the sand about it, because it is hard to deal with, it is still reality. So, the first thing I want to say about the following article I have linked in my post is…Hallelujah! It’s about time!

I saw this article in my Newsfeed on Facebook. I recently wrote a post about this very dog they are showing, so it caught my attention. Although revisiting the article on this poor precious dog made me sad, I felt such excitement of the hope and step forward for animals!

There has been studies done on the link between animal violence and human violence for a while now. I wrote an article about this that I submitted to “The Editor” of my local newspaper and it was published. Some of the article is in the post I am speaking of which you can read here.

The future of animals being treated, as they deserve, falls on children. I have a (not as heavy) post you can read here discussing this and it also has some adorable photos of children and animals!

Steps forward for animals like this one where the FBI will be tracking animal abuse cases, (even if the goal is for the benefit of humans, the animals will benefit too-yay!) gives me encouragement to keep on keeping on helping and fighting for God’s precious animals!

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