Category Archives: Pet Adoption

Of Bunnies, Carrots and Chewed Up Headphone Cords

A couple of weeks ago, I had my headphones on and was happily chair dancing to a little Eddie Rabbit when all of a sudden the music just stopped.  I looked at my iPod and it was still on. I … Continue reading

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Where Did your Purebred Come From?

Purebred dogs come from a variety of sources. At one end, there are breeders that are working to better a specific breed and eliminate or curtail genetic traits and health issues that the breed might have. Each breed has genetic … Continue reading

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A Tribute to the “Spirit” of Shelter Dogs

I got a call last week, asking if I wanted a chance to say good bye.  Spirit’s health was failing and his mom had tearfully decided that is was his “time”. I thought back to the day I’d first said … Continue reading

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The Lay Off

With a recent lay off in my family, I started thinking about how similar a lay off is to getting rid of a family pet. Initially the pet is “hired” with high expectations of how he will benefit the company, … Continue reading

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Pocket’s Life is the Gift Beyond Money

I remember when I saw Pocket’s photo on a mailing that went around from the shelter to local rescues asking if someone could take the tiny being.  All of about 5 pounds and unknown medical conditions swirling about her, my … Continue reading

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