Coming Out of the Shadows Thanks to Animal Companions

Thank you for being here. I am sincerely grateful to each of you who consciously chose to follow this blog. I realize that there are many other ways for you to spend your time other than reading my posts. I am touched and truly appreciate that you care enough to want to be gently challenged and inspired, and that you want to learn from my musings and mistakes. But if we are going to stay together and grow together, and if I am going to keep sharing with you, I have to be honest.

Foraging Felines!

“I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. That’s living.”—Ursula Andress  It’s Caturday! Let’s get our Cat-Care-Chat on!  (OK I am a little stoked about this post.) I had some down time today, and had a lot of fun with our cats this morning so I was inspired to share one …

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Animal Emotions and That Icky Sticky Fear

 “Lacking a shared language, emotions are perhaps our most effective means of cross-species communication. We can share our emotions, we can understand the language of feelings, and that's why we form deep and enduring social bonds with many other beings. Emotions are the glue that binds.” ― Bekoff   Ants teach.  Earthworms make decisions.  Rats …

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Looking at Fear

Note: This was written four years ago, but the wonderful thing about overcoming our fears is this:  Practicing self empowerment is still relevant for global and personal circumstances we encounter today.  One person's empowerment leads to world empowerment; We are One. May 2016 The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but, it is …

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King Albert The Grey

In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this. I don't know any gods in this life, but I know a king. He is a good king.  This king does not live in a palace made of stone and ivory.   He does not sit on a throne made of jewels …

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Pupcakes and Thanks

She called herself an angel.  She lived every kind of life and dreamt every kind of dream.  She was wild in her wandering, a drop of free water.  She believed in her life and in her dreams.  She called herself an angel, and her god was Beauty. ― Roman Payne   Four years ago, just before …

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Finding Hope Through Writing About Loss

Have you ever lost an animal companion so suddenly and unexpectedly that you struggled to come to terms with it for weeks, months, or even years? If you follow this blog, chances are you view your pets as part of the family, just like I do. I'd like to tell you about my experience of healing …

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Save The Paw!

The question is not, "Can they reason?" nor, "Can they talk?" but "Can they suffer?” ― Jeremy Bentham, The Principles of Morals and Legislation Have you had an experience that changed the way you once viewed something? Have you ever known in your gut that something you were watching unfold or helping with seemed ”so right” …

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