Friday, August 12, 2011

A dog is a dog is a dog

A dog is a dog is a dog

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy to have found a good spot on Blogspot!

Hey! There is so much about Blogger that I didn't know! I can create a page? Really? I like the blog, but to have a page is awesome!
Now I can blog about the day to day as well as promote my love of animals, family, and business interests.
My new Blogger Page will be updated very soon with services provided, reviews, character references, photos, and more! Happy to have found a good spot on Blogspot! learn...after some sleep...

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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We Believe That Old Dogs CAN learn new tricks, Pets are Family, and deserve respect, gentleness, consistency, and self control, regardless of breed.

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Things are not what they seem, or are they?

One thing that I have learned in life is that there are always two sides of the "story". I may "get into trouble" saying this, but although a situation may look one way to someone, there is always someone else to see things differently, or to bring a new perspective to light.

What we need to remember is to approach people in a non threatening way, seeking to understand, not always presenting what we think about the issue as being the only way. Outright obvious abuse is not what I am talking about here, please let's be clear on that!

I want to believe that those who love animals desire to do the best for them. If we find that their behavior may be hurting their pet, we need to first approach the situation in a way that can help the owner see that they can do something differently, not assume that they are abusing the animal. Find out the reason. Is there something that you can do (we can do) to help this person care for their pet? Do they have health issues that may be preventing them from exercising their dog? Maybe you know someone that would be willing to walk their dog a few times a week.

Let's remember that everyone has feelings, hard times, and deserves to be treated with respect. They also deserve a chance to change. IF they do not respond, seek to find out why, and help out where you can. IF these steps are not enough to bring about change, or the animal is in danger, well obviously we need to take steps to protect them...that is a given!

I am just saying that it is important to give people the benefit of the doubt BEFORE jumping to conclusions, which leads to more problems and pain. Good intentions can sour when our actions and thoughts are misguided, and that doesn't do anyone any good. Getting to the heart of the issue can help all involved bond when we seek to understand rather than regret misunderstanding and hurt each other in the process.

I urge you to be willing to hear a different perspective, be open enough to realize that there are multiple ways to love and protect our furry (or not-so-furry) babies, and you just might make a new friend!

Saturday, March 6, 2010



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Life Lessons

"Be cautious as a cat guarding your heart; when trust grows, love and live like a dog, unconditional and in the moment." 

This quote came about from thinking about how animals behave, and the important wonderful life lessons that they have taught me throughout my life.
Once trust is established, they love unconditionally, trust completely, live life fully and in the present, exhibit enthusiasm. 

" This is better than catnip!"
This is better than cat nip
They bounce back, heal quickly, learn new things at any age, defy negative circumstances, aim to please, enjoy having a job to do, take time out to play and rest as needed.
They are true to themselves, truthful with others, normally a good judge of character, test the limits, function best with rules, boundaries, and consistency.
They are normally aware of how others are feeling.
They don't necessarily like someone just because that person likes them (or vice versa).
They can be either cautious or overly rambunctious with strangers. They show a willingness to accept help, change behavior, forgive, and give us multiple chances for change. 
These are off-the-top-of-my-head brainstorming observations that I have made in my interactions with animals as they relate to humans, their world, and each other.
Animals look to us to lead or they attempt to take charge, which can cause chaos, physical and emotional issues, and bad behavior. If we are paying attention and open to learning how animals communicate, we will see warning signs prior to issues.
I believe there are positive ways to establish control and harmony in our relationships with animals, and that none are beyond hope. 

How about you?
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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Our Abe

Abe is actually sitting cuddling with me now.

He will let me give him kitty hugs as he sits by me.
I have been gently hugging him while he sits by me,
then I put him back down beside me, pet him a little,
and then he calmly sits there or he plays.
He loves to play, and we love watching.

Initially he was hesitant, more so with me.
I am thinking that he is more open to men.

We are making friends, and so are the boys.

They are such a gift and bless us every day.

I remember when Buddy came into our lives several years ago,
we were so happy to "have" to go buy dog food!
That feeling will never change.

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I invite you to submit them to me at
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Monday, November 2, 2009

Our boy Abraham

The time spent with Abraham has been a special learning experience for many reasons:

~ His owner is a great friend and brother
~ Every animal is different, unique, special in their own way
~ Animals adapt to new surroundings
~ When given the chance, even shy animals can pleasantly surprise us
~ "Old dogs can learn new tricks"
~ Patience waiting for a kitty hug has big rewards

On 10/27/09

Abe was batting at Buttons as he walked playfully behind him!
He was pawing around under a pillow looking for Cowboy.
Yea, our little grumpy sweet boy, kitty lover Cowboy!

Hahaha ~ they will be playing soon :))

Today, 11/2/09 Abe jumped up on the couch with Buttons. Yay!
It has been nice to see him take the initiative.

Progress...sweet progress...
He is part of the family now; he just isn't that into hugs;))
We'll keep workin' on that one...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Today is a special day for a special friend, and WE want to say:


Photos ~ Our Kitties


My computer guy is working on editing pics so hopefully we will have an album up soon.

Here is a preview of the boy! He is playing in the living room with the rest of the family now.
Everyone is getting along for the most part. Cowboy is working on "not chasing the kitty".
Buttons just steps aside or stares at him as if to say, "Here we go again..."

More photos to come...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

He is playing

Yes, Abraham is becoming a little socialite.

He walks around the house, now when the other boys are out and about. Yes, even Cowboy. Cowboy no longer seems to think of him as a toy to chase.
Hahaha ~ Progress is sweet...

It is so cute to see Abe bat at the mouse on a string; he really gets his body into it.
When I get the photos on my computer, I will show you.
I am hoping to get it on video as well.
I need to talk to my Producer about that!

OOH, I can't believe that I didn't tell you yet!

While Abe was playing with the little pink and orange mouse, Buttons came over and stretched out to watch. He was not interested at all, or at least that is what he wanted us to think. He would casually look away as to not show any interest in the game, and when I swung the toy out near him, he would close his eyes.

So much personality! They are so much fun.

Monday, October 5, 2009

In training

Our boys have recently taken to learning each others habits.
Buddy licks us when he wants attention and Cowboy nudges his nose under my arm to get a hug.

Buddy kisses and Cowboy hugs...opposite of how it used to be.
Oh Cowboy still gives kisses and pretends that he doesn't like cats.

Umm, by the way, we are socializing Abraham, our good friend Robert's kitty, and he is doing great.
I think he has helped socialize our boys as well.
They make progress daily.

Abe started out hiding wherever he could. Then he began using Buddy's kennel in the bathroom so he would have a safe place to hide if he wanted to, and be out and about when he wanted to roam.
He hung out in the hall for a few days, walking around, coming out to say "hi" when he felt like it.

He found an excellent hiding place on my birthday, hid out all day.
I had cracked a window to let some fresh air in and hoped and prayed that he hadn't somehow got outside.
Frank looked around and under everything and could not find him even when using a flashlight.
We still don't know where the little stinker was hiding. We were just so thankful to see him at 0' dark thirty!

Buttons and Abe actually laid on the futon together today and shhh... did Cowboy!
He hasn't barked at the kitty for a couple, maybe three days now!

He is a sensitive little guy, knowing when we need loves. He loves to talk and when he does not have his little growl going, we know something is wrong. He is our verbal boy and we love it.
Gotta get audio posted on this so you'll know what I mean.

Toe to toe, under the blanket, over under, whatever makes them think they are not interested in each other, still laying together. They sneak up on the couch, smell and look around cautiously. A dog will lay down unaware that
a kitty is just steps away and vice versa.
It is so fun to watch them learn, grow, play. I am so proud of them.
They are each so different, so precious, we just adore them.

Buddy is the caregiver of the other animals now.
He will go to the water bowl if someone needs more water, the door if one of the others needs to go outside.
If we do not listen, he barks making sure that he gets our attention.
When we open the door and he just looks at us, we know he is speaking for someone else. sweet.

Buddy loves the kitties. Buttons has figured out that it is a good thing when Buddy bites his ears; Abe isn't at that point yet, but he will get close to Buddy, once even allowing him to kiss him. Yay!

I think everyone has been nose-to-nose without having a tizzy now. It is so cool to see.

I'll keep you posted and add more photos soon. Abe's are still on the camera!


Friday, August 21, 2009

View from another planet

There are many times in my life when I look at this life from a different perspective.

One perspective that I like to explore is of someone looking in on our world as a being from another planet.
I usually take on this frame of mind when I see how badly we as humans behave and treat each other.
Why are some people so angry, uncooperative, selfish, disagreeable, and mean?
Isn't there another way to express ourselves that will clearly describe how we are feeling or thinking without causing others pain?
Some claim that they are just being honest. This kind of "honesty" hurts others, causes pain, and can lead to a damaged, broken, sometimes irreparable relationship.

Don't get me wrong, I want people to be honest with me. This is how we build trust and respect. I just don't feel that being mean in the name of honesty is the way to go. In all seriousness, I would rather hear what I don't want to hear than to be told a lie.

Sometimes taking on a different perspective just means putting myself in another person's shoes.
I call this my double-edged sword because my mind naturally goes to this place whenever I hear someone's story.

I firmly believe that there are two sides to every "story", no matter how believable or unbelievable the situation may be.

Can anyone tell me where the following statement comes from?
"One man seems right until another comes forward to tell his story"

More to come...same place, another time...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Happy Birthday To My Family

It's my Daddy's Birthday and Frank and I celebrated by going out to breakfast. We bought a banana cream pie to share with Robert tonight:)
It helped a lot to "celebrate" birthday favorites of breakfast and banana cream pie:]

Sometimes even an hour is too far away...

Mama and Leila had their birthday a few weeks ago.
We spent Mother's Day and the week after together.
Boy! The day that the windows were put in was cold, but I had fun with it. They are so pretty and it was refreshing to be able to see the beauty outside the window. We live in such a beautiful area ~ I have lived many places, none as beautiful as home.

I LOVE YOU GUYS and thank you for the air conditioner ~ too bad it doesn't fit the new windows!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

My Why

I wanted to start this blog to share my life with others.
I have many social networks that I am involved in as well as animal services and a Wordpress blog, but I want something that is personal in order for others to get to know me:]

There are so many people who have influenced my life. They have given me encouragement and shaped my view of the world, human nature, God and
So...that's why I'm here on Blogger to blog a spot for my online presence that reveals my thoughts and reasons behind what I believe and what I do.