It's been a year of milestones including (in chronological order) - losing my job, losing my Dad, getting married, losing a dog, changing my career, turning 50 and a family member experiencing a sudden medical emergency with an initially grave prognosis (she's much better now, thankfully). Naturally, I've been thinking a lot of thinks - … Continue reading Anyone Have an Opinion on a Thing?
[The word balance] seems to speak as much to being stuck and immovable, as much as to harmony. There is also the sense of unbalancing that must take place in order to push a person into a new and larger set of circumstances. — English poet and philosopher David Whyte It's been a hell of … Continue reading With little to say, I find some small refuge in the words of others.
Reader Tami writes: Good news in cat rescue can be hard to find. The story of Julianne Westberry in SC has been particularly hard to swallow. She was trusted by so many. I worked side by side with her in the Anderson County Humane Society Spay/Neuter Clinic. She seemed to have a stream of foster … Continue reading Mailbag
Yesterday a dog apparently crawled underneath someone's truck in a parking lot where I too was parked. When the family returned to their vehicle and tried to leave, they said they felt a hump and knew instantly they had run over something. It was the dog, of course. A few of us approached to help … Continue reading One Dog Not Killed by the Pound
The point I was trying to make with my Jokes R Us post the other day was that shelter pets have value to people who love them, whether those people pay an adoption fee or not. Obviously a few people missed the point but it's so important and one I've tried to make repeatedly on … Continue reading Bringing Up from the Comments