The Unconditional Love – I Love It!

It sure does make any day better, doesn´t it? You know, sometimes you just have “one of those days.” Maybe nothing goes wrong but you´re just not quite on the top of your game. Happened to me this week. What made it all better? My four little babies! How can you not look at these […]

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How Much Can We Love?

Do our hearts ever get too full of love? As I sit here with a hot cup of tea, I can feel my heart pounding with all of the love that it feels. Two weeks ago, I added the fourth “fur-child” to our home – and our hearts are just so elated with love! I […]

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“Anthropomorphism”,… are we guilty?

Is this you? I know it´s me! I learned a new word this week – “anthropomorphism” – attributing human characteristics to animals. Well, yes, that´s me! And, I´m proud of it. However, while some people think that this is nuts – I´m wondering if the animals are insulted by it,… After all, isn´t it the […]

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Our time together is short and precious,…

Where-oh-where does the time go? I found this picture of Crisco taken on the day that we brought him home, six years ago,… he was all of a pound and we lovingly deemed him “Blobby Boy!” I look at that photo today and it feels like it all happened just yesterday. Where-oh-where did 6 years […]

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A New Chapter Begins

The Birth of a New Love She was only a year and a half old and had been in the shelter for almost a year, joining the other homeless pets there as a stray. She quickly became a staff favorite with her darling little personality. Moreover, while she did not hate living at the Humane […]

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The most pure form of love remembered.

This past week, I went home to attend the funeral of a wonderful and dear sweet woman,… Aunt Lula would have been 98 years old in November and had an absolutely beautiful life. We were blessed to have her so long and she was equally blessed with a wonderful 97 years. In honoring her memory […]

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The spirit of a pet´s love

Our pets create such a spirit of forever love in our hearts that it amazes me every time I think about it. It does not matter if the pet is living or deceased, the discussion of this love will reach deep down into a person´s heart and bring about such a rainbow of colorful emotions […]

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Honoring Duke,…

Today, I received one of the biggest honors I can think of,… a wonderful and dear family lost their beloved Duke and was having a visitation. They invited me to join them. They wanted me to come and say my good-byes to this boy that I was so privileged to be one of the first […]

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The Second Most Memorable Day For A Pet Parent

As I sat in the sun last evening, enjoying the beauty of the night and the warm light breeze, I glanced down to see my big Golden Retriever, Mike The Dog, also basking in our Maker´s greatness. With Secret Garden softly playing in the background, I looked at his peaceful big white face and it […]

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Is Death God´s Will?

One very natural part of the grieving process is the “Feeling and Fact Finding” part – a part of active mourning where a grieving person asks “why” among a variety of other “questions.” “Why did this happen to her?” “Why did God take her?” “Why did God make her suffer?” “Will I ever see her […]

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