Tag Archives: Dogs

This Tuesday’s Tale Is Your Story: Ray

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The tale of one very special dog named Ray
as told by Colin

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Having been bitten by a German Shepherd many years ago, I was subsequently very wary of dogs in general. Over the course of quite a few years, I did get to meet a few nice dogs and, in November 2013, I made a life changing decision that perhaps there was a space in my life for one! Continue reading

This Tuesday Tale Is Your Story: Happy, Chou and Haïden

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The tale of Happy, Chou, and Haïden told by Audrey

In my early blogging days when I was still an apprentice. In the days when I would spend hours staring at the computer screen or googling things, researching and using YouTube. I still do that but I’m more of an expert now. Anyways, in those days I was trying out the creation of a photo gallery and customizing it to my menu. I decided to make a photo shoot session with the friendliest being I know…please meet Happy.

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Do You Talk To Your Pet?

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How many of you talk to your pet?

Not too long ago someone told me that they were talking to their dog and that someone else said “you know it’s just a dog.” “Just a dog”, oh how I hate hearing that. I feel it is devaluing an animal’s worth. Another time I overheard two people making fun of people saying “goodbye” to their cats. Continue reading

This Tuesday’s Tale: Buddy Unchained

This is a tale about Buddy

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Last year I took a course through RedRover called “RedRover Readers.” Here is a paragraph explaining a bit about the program.

The RedRover Readers program promotes empathy by presenting powerful stories, encouraging children to put themselves in the place of animals, and asking questions that promote critical thinking. A 2009 pilot study of the program (then known as the Humane Education Ambassador Readers) conducted by Inverness Research, Inc. suggests that the program:
~Builds self-esteem and motivates students to take an important subject seriously
~Stimulates additional student-directed learning
~Builds students’ knowledge and potentially affects their behaviors related to caring for pets
~Builds students’ empathy and compassion for pets
(Taken from redrover.org)

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This Tuesday’s Tale: In Sickness and In Health

Vow, let’s look at the definition (taken from google search).

noun
noun: vow; plural noun: vows
  1. 1.
    a solemn promise.
    synonyms: oath, pledge, promise, bond, covenant, commitment, avowal, profession, affirmation, attestation, assurance, guarantee; More

    word, word of honor;
    formaltroth
    “a vow of silence”
    • a set of promises committing one to a prescribed role, calling, or course of action, typically to marriage or a monastic career.
verb
verb: vow; 3rd person present: vows; past tense: vowed; past participle: vowed; gerund or present participle: vowing
  1. 1.
    solemnly promise to do a specified thing.
    “he vowed that his government would not tolerate a repeat of the disorder”
    synonyms: swear, pledge, promise, avow, undertake, engage, make a commitment, give one’s word, guarantee;

    archaicplight
    “I vowed to do better”
  2. 2.
    archaic
    dedicate to someone or something, especially a deity.
    “I vowed myself to this enterprise”

I particularly like the following words used to define “vow”-promise, bond, commitment. 

I read all too often about people giving up their pets or simply abandoning them if they get sick. Continue reading