Friday, February 26, 2010

Oh, Danny Boy!

Well I'd like to introduce you to the newest member of my family. Here is Danny!

He's 13 weeks old now. He loves to give "kisses", Loves to play ball and play with all his other "squeaky" toys. He's learned how to "sit" and "shake" (paw), and he's doing real well with the "potty training" but we have to still work on the "chewing" issue. He is just a bundle of energy running throughout the house as fast as he can that I get dizzy just looking at him sometimes LOL!

The cats are not quite sure exactly what he is and are still cautiously looking at him. Of course he wants to PLAY! and he can't quite understand why they run away from him all the time LOL! I guess it will take time for the kitties to accept our little newcomer.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My Precious Little Ms. Katie

It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart I announce today the passing of my precious little pooch "Katie" on February 5, 2010.

13 years ago I rescued little "Katie" from the animal shelter and she became my closest confidant and constant companion. I know she is in a much better place now where there is no pain or suffering and I want her to know that she will ALWAYS be in my heart till the day that I meet up with her again at Rainbow Bridge.

I Only Wanted You

They say memories are golden

well maybe that is true.

I never wanted memories,

I only wanted you.

A million times I needed you,

a million times I cried.

If love alone could have saved you

you never would have died.

In life I loved you dearly,

In death I love you still.

In my heart you hold a place

no one could ever fill.

If tears could build a stairway

and heartache make a lane,

I'd walk the path to heaven

and bring you back again.

Our family chain is broken,

and nothing seems the same.

But as God calls us one by one,

the chain will link again.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Animals In Distress

Animals in Distress is a non-profit, tax deductible sanctuary for animals who have little or no hope elsewhere. Its programs are designed to prevent suffering and to save lives. They keep every animal admitted, providing medical care, behavioral rehabilitation, good food, shelter, and, most important of all, love, until a suitable new home can be found. No animal is killed because it is unwanted, too old, or injured.

The shelter receives no tax or public monies and relies totally on donations and fund raisers for its total operating budget. All the donations it receives are used for animal care expenses, and no one is paid for administrative, fund raising, and other non-animal care duties since they are performed by a dedicated group of unpaid volunteers. These volunteers work hard at events all year round to raise money for the shelter. They have a yearly Radiothon, pet photos at Easter and Christmas, a Walkathon, special setups at malls and festivals, raffles, bake sales, pet gift platters, craft and gift bazaars, and the sale of various items --- which are some of the ways that the shelter raises funds. Its monthly newsletter is its other main fund raising and public relations vehicle.

Take a peek at some of the lovable pets that they have available for adoption. And if your interested you can call them (610-966-9383) to set up an appointment to meet that special "fur kid" in person!

What a wonderful thing it is to bring a loving pet into your home from a shelter. All my "fur kids" are adopted/rescued and the amount of love I get from all of them is just simply amazing!



A Shelter Dog's Poem
Author Unknown

Once upon a time, you see, there was this little pup;
for reasons unbeknownst to me, his family gave him up

Maybe it was chewing everything that he could find,
maybe they were busy and just didn't have the time

They took him to the shelter and they just left him there
Outside, alone, in the cage...shivering and scared

Even though they knew inside, if he went through those doors,
he may never have the chance to find a home like yours

He sat there crying silently wondering what he did
that was so bad that they just had to leave him as they did

However fate was smiling on that little pup that day,
because a lady saw him and she whisked him right away

He got a second chance at life that others may have not
and now he's in a loving home with everything he wants

Everyday he gets that love that he was looking for
And silently is thankful for when she walked through that door.