A Love Not of This World

 Lord I want To be up In my heart Be Ohh Just in my heart, oh Lord - Moby, In My Heart This blog post is available as an audio. You can listen here: Hello Bright Light 💛 I hope this finds you and yours well and at peace in all ways.  Today will be a relatively …

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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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Stranger in Black 

There are no ordinary cats. - Colette  August 2, 2015 Have you ever met someone when you least expected it? And not only did you meet them when you least expected it, but they ended up being one of the greatest influences in your life? I have. Many of them, actually, but the one who …

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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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Promises Fulfilled

I feel keeping a promise to yourself is a direct reflection of the love you have for yourself. I used to make promises to myself and find them easy to break. Today, I love myself enough to not only make a promise to myself, but I love myself enough to keep that promise ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the …

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Celebrate Them Every Day.

We seek the comfort of another.  Someone to share the life we choose.  Someone to help us through the never ending attempt to understand ourselves.  And in the end, someone to comfort us along the way.  ~ Marlin Finch Lupus Today I am celebrating the birthday of one of my greatest teachers.  I have had …

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Why Training Is Essential

Training is not a luxury, but a key component to good animal care. There are many reasons people choose to train an animal.  Some people train animals to avoid being bitten, attacked, or crushed by them.  Some people train animals to avoid being their next meal.  Some people train animals to make their lives easier …

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FIRESTARTERS!

According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 1,000 house fires are accidentally started by pets each year.  Yes, you read that correctly; a thousand house fires are linked to companion animals in our homes. When I learned this startling stat I immediately thought of Stephen King's FireStarter, then I began to laugh as the …

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