“Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What’s one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every day, very faithfully.” -Jon Katz
“God must have had a blast. Painting stripes on zebras, hanging stars in the sky, putting the gold in the sunset. What creativity!”— Max Lucado
“I wish people would realize that animals are totally dependent on us, helpless, like children, a trust that is put upon us.” ~ James Herriot
Blessings to you and your beloved pets,
If you aren’t in the moment, you are either looking forward to uncertainty, or back to pain and regret. —Jim Carrey
Dogs are some of my favorite teachers, imparting wisdom into my life in ways I never thought possible! One of the most cherished lessons I’ve learned from my dogs is to live in the moment. Dogs are masters of mindfulness. In other words, they are aware of their surroundings and what they are doing moment by moment . . . and I believe that they extract the fullest joy from each moment. I think this is what gives them their seemingly carefree spirit.
What is mindfulness? And what are the benefits? Continue reading “Live in the Moment [Dog Wisdom #1]”
Happy Labor Day!
Quote of the Day
“I work hard so that my dogs can have a better life.” ~ unknown
Labor Day! It’s finally here! Woohoo!!!
A day off work, permission to rest, play, and enjoy life to the fullest without the worries of work.
Hurricane Harvey hit hard! Yet from the floods arose countless heroes!
During a natural disaster, animals are often abandoned, and pets ripped away from their owners. Yet amidst the chaos of Hurricane Harvey, countless men and women weren’t going to leave their pets (or anyone’s pets) behind.
All creatures great and small matter.
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”~ Aesop
The internet is packed with incredible videos and photos of people rescuing all sorts of animals (dogs, cats, horses, cattle . . .) during Hurricane Harvey. In this short blog post I’d like to share a few of those videos to highlight these heroes.
“NO ONE IS USELESS IN THIS WORLD WHO LIGHTENS THE BURDENS OF ANOTHER.”—Charles Dickens Continue reading “They Weren’t Going to Leave Their Pets Behind [Hurricane Harvey Inspiring Rescue Videos]”
Being with a dog can reduce stress!
“It is the intuitive power of animals that can help us heal hurts, lessen stress, feel needed, and express our caring side.” Marty Becker, DVM