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Sunday Pause (Paws): Our Pets, Our Family

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and cuddle with our furry family members.

Many of you who are reading this most likely have a pet and pets are a part of our family. So when they have a health issue, we don’t take it lightly.

Below is Honey who is a furry family member of Deb M. Not too long ago Honey had a health issue that Deb was having a hard time getting diagnosed properly. The staff at the clinic she had been taking Honey to in her words “were awful” to Deb during this. As I mentioned, pets are family so to treat us, the pet parents, awful is simply not acceptable! Deb took Honey to a new clinic who was able to diagnose her immediately, were kind, and now Honey is doing much better!

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Sunday Pause (Paws): In The Cold

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

This weekend here is a perfect time to stay in and cozy up with a book, movie, or take a nap. It’s freezing!

These adorable pets below are having fun playing in the snow.

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It’s Not Enough

You know it really gets to me when someone says all a pet needs is some food & water and they’re fine. Although it is true that they will most likely will be fine physically what people forget to think about is how they feel. To know how they feel all we have to do is listen.

That’s really the whole point of animal advocacy, animal empathy, and love for animals. It’s putting yourself in their shoes and paying attention to what they are trying to communicate. I think if everyone took the time to do that we would see that just throwing some food & water at them is not enough.

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Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021


Well Jack certainly is expressing exactly how we all feel! I just LOVE this picture and it is so appropriate. Everyone is so excited and anxious to say goodbye to 2020.

I am not one who makes resolutions but if I were it would be more of a wish this year. A wish that we start letting go of the hatred. With that in mind, I wrote the following poem to say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021.

LET ALL OF THE HATRED BE DONE

There has been so much happening
It has all been so very maddening
I blame you, you blame me, we blame them
Rather than love, it’s been easier to condemn
Yes, this year has been a tough one
Everyone is surely glad to see it done
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Sunday Pause (Paws): Zzzz

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

I have been getting some great pictures of pets that people have been sharing with me. I just love seeing them so relaxed, comfortable, and safe like this guy below (Sarge).

I hope you’re having a relaxing day too.

Happy Sunday!

Sunday Pause (Paws): Kicking Back, Chillin’

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

Cozying up by a fire and taking a nap in a hammock is not just for humans. 🙂

Relaxing by a cozy fire
With a buddy by your side
Is a great way to enjoy
The colder weather outside

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Sunday Pause (Paws): It’s A Matter Of Time

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

The definition of the word “time” when used as a verb is plan, schedule, or arrange when (something) should happen or be done. Obviously we need to go by time to be at work, meetings, appointments, events and so on. But today I am looking at the words “when things should happen.”

I was looking through some old piles of papers, notes, cards, etc. in my office and came across some of the cards I received when my sister suddenly passed away a few years back. For quite a while I couldn’t look at old pictures of her or see her name come up in a Facebook memory without breaking down and crying.  While it still makes me sad, and sometimes I still can’t believe it’s real that she is actually gone, time has begun to heal my heart.

Speaking of my office, it is still a mess. I haven’t done anything in there for a few months or more. But this weekend I decided to try to weed through some more of it. I am taking my time with getting it in order and decorated because I don’t want to rush and just throw things in closets or just anywhere. I want to throw away whatever I can or bring items to Goodwill that I no longer will use. I want it to be somewhat organized so I can utilize things better and have the room and space for plans that I would like to bring to pass for my blog and animal advocacy. Continue reading

Sunday Pause (Paws): Staying In The Moment

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and stay in the moment.

Restaurants and stores are opening back up, people are going back to work, and people are starting to gather. This trying time is far from over but we’re getting back to our lives (somewhat).

Normally many of us find ourselves on a never ending merry-go-round finding it hard to rest and just be. Some are afraid to because if they allow themselves to rest or sit in quiet, instead of chaos, they may have to think about or face something they don’t want to but maybe should. I have been given the challenge before to just sit in complete silence, to just be, and to set aside all of my worries, focus on just one thing, or just clear my mind. Have you ever tried that? It is not as easy as you may think. Before you know it your mind is wandering back to the to do list or worrying about something. It’s amazing how hard it is to truly just be in the moment.

We can certainly take lessons from our pets on this as this image below wonderfully portrays.
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A Facebook Conversation About Barking Dogs

Hello all. I hope you are all staying healthy & safe!

When it comes to writing blog posts I get most of my ideas from life experiences. I have been in a bit of a dry spell lately but the other day I came across a post in a Facebook Neighbors Group about a guy yelling at another guy for yelling at a dog that was barking. I was interested in people’s opinions about a barking dog, which to me, tells me a lot about how they view animals in general. Most of the time I stay out of these group conversations because they can get ugly but I wanted to praise the guy who stuck up for the dog. I also saw it as an opportunity to discuss a little about how animals are animals and we need to respect them. I have snapshots of the actual conversation below with some editing for privacy. My comments are the ones next to the pink circles. I put “AAFBT” in them to make it easier to distinguish. This isn’t the entire conversation but a good portion of it.

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