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Sunday Pause (Paws): Pause & Rest

 

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

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Hello, hello, hello
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Sunday Pause (Paws): The Job Given To Us

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and take a little time to think about the job given to us in regards to animals.

I‘m so busy with packing that I will once again be keeping this post short. I wrote a short poem and created the following image. I hope you enjoy.

God’s creation entrusted to us 
There’s really nothing to discuss
He made it clear and said to care
For all his animals everywhere

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Seeing More Clearly

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and put on those glasses.

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Sometimes we just don’t SEE
Things around us very clearly
We should try a different angle
And just let our feet dangle
Put on a pair of glasses too
We’ll get a much better view

©Animals Are Feeling Beings Too

How we SEE things around us is what we limit ourselves to. Sometimes we need to see things from another perspective. Sometimes we need another view.

Happy Sunday!

Sunday Pause (Paws): Just Hang Out

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and hang out with those we love.

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Here we are again it’s another Sunday
And we’re stopping by to say hey
So why don’t you grab a chair and sit
So you and I can catch up a bit
Here it has been extremely hot
So we have been sweating a lot
Mom’s busy hoping for a new home
How nice for more room for me to roam
We mourned the anniversary of the death of mom’s sis
No matter how much time passes she is always missed
Planning time to get together with those we hold dear
Catching up on adventures & celebrating another year
But today we’re just hanging out
Because that’s what this day is all about
So that’s what’s up with us, how about you?
We’d love to hear what you’ve been up to
Love, Cino❤️

©LeeAnn Johnston/Animals Are Feeling Beings Too

Happy Sunday!

Sunday Pause (Paws): The Butterfly And The Breeze

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and admire nature such as a beautiful butterfly or a fresh breeze that can do wonders for the soul .

To me one of the most relaxing things is to sit outside when there is a breeze. I’ll even close my eyes and just focus on it. There is something about it that is so comforting, not only to provide coolness when it’s hot out, but comfort for the soul.

Today is the second anniversary of my sister’s death and I remember when a breeze (and a butterfly) comforted me when I was grieving the loss. I wrote a poem about it.

The Butterfly and the Breeze

Their beautiful and colorful wings
Take them high and low, they are free
Fluttering all around us
It is not an uncommon thing to see

But I know on this one day
It was not just a butterfly
In my confusion and dismay
It was my sister stopping by

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Trying To Fit In

It’s Sunday! Time to kick back, relax, and do some thinking.

I‘m not sure how long you have been blogging but have you ever noticed how sometimes you seem to have a lot of interaction (or Likes) on your posts and sometimes hardly at all? When it is hardly at all it makes you start to wonder why. Is it that your blogging community is busy and just not seeing your posts or maybe they just don’t like that particular post?

Some of you have been with me for a while on this blogging journey. You know that I have changed things along the way as probably many of us have. Lately it kind of seems like I am not getting a lot of interaction. It made me start wondering if it could be because I have been using cartoon images a lot more often and not writing as much. I started thinking about that and if I should try to change my posts. But I realized I really don’t want to, at least not right now, because I am finding joy in creating the cartoons.

Thinking about all of this made me also think about how we worry about our popularity or if we are fitting in. Not just with social media but with everything. But is that really what matters?

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Sunday Pause (Paws): Hello “Be Kind To Animals” Week

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…

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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