I am mostly taking this week off from the blog as I am working on a book (!) about beagles (!!) which hopefully will be finished in 2022 (or one of those other years). Please feel welcome to post anything animal related in the comments including links, questions, observations, etc. Or just enjoy the blessed … Continue reading A Little Announcement
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