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March Hares?

Bunny madness or March hares?

crop Tux stands pantry

Blog Paws blog hop “Wordless Wednesday”


Our house rabbit, Tuxedo, loving his litter box and fresh Timothy hay

Want more rescued house rabbit stories and photographs? Please visit our Dog Leader Mysteries “Save Easter Bunnies: adopt, don’t shop“or “Good Luck, Yoshi: Photo Friday.”

Thanks for visiting Dog Leader Mysteries and for hopping around Blog Paw’s pet bloggers sites today (or any day).

Wild hares in art?

Wild Hares in contemporary art? Sure, why not. Check out this Sonoma County, California painter’s site. I loved this artist who noticed how wild hares freeze when facing their fears. Inspiring the artist to try the same approach to her fears.

Yvette Buigues

Yvette Buigues sitting-hare“200 Hares series. The hare has a rich history in folklore around the world. There are stories that tell of it’s courage and fear, its relationship to and use by the moon as a messenger to earth; the hare is associated with the Sun, fertility, the dawn, and even seen as a trickster.”

For more visit Wild Hare Studio Shows

Hey, come hop around
Blog Paws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop


Magic snuggle

A heartwarming cuddle

My new friend, Fran, send me this dear photograph of her two rescue dogs. The black and tan saluki dog came to Fran with the name of Hunter. He’d been abused so his Fran, his new mom, gave him a new identity, Magik Hunter. She calls him Magik.

The whippet rescue dog has helped to calm and to reassure Magik. Of course his mom and a kind dog trainer helped him learn he now lives in a perfectly safe home. It took four to five months for Magkic to re-learn to trust. Now, as you can see, he loves his new family dearly. What could be a better Valentine pet photograph?

Happy Valentines
Fireside snuggle  Photo credit: Fran Claggett
Dog Breed: Saluki
The Saluki, is a dog which was historically bred 
in the Fertile Crescent where agriculture originated. 
The Saluki is classed as a sighthound and has their typicaldeep-chested, long legged body. 
Scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris
Life span: 12 – 14 years
Speed: 43 mph (Maximum, Adult)
Mass: 40 – 60 lbs (Adult) - Google page for Saluki dog

Read more about saluki dogs on the American Kennel Club Saluki Dog Breed page.

Remember to adopt a saluki dog from a rescue, ethical breeders like the one who raised Magkic went to great trouble to find and rescue this handsome and gentle dog. Millions of dogs in America die in animal shelters due to lack of a home. The number of purebred dogs has remained at a steady 25% for the past 30 years. So keep calm and rescue, give foster care,  rehome and adopt dogs. Thanks for reading.

This is a Blog Paws blog hop Pet Love. Please visit the other pet bloggers and leave them a response or thanks for their Valentine photographs and pet blog posts. Thanks for visiting Dog Leader Mysteries, Deborah Taylor-French.

Rescue, foster and rehome
Everyone can do something. Every kindness matters.
Wordless Wednesday
Blog Paws Blog Hop

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Adopt happiness

“No medicine cures what happiness cannot.” – Gabriel Garcí a Márquez

Sydney on beachWhat is happiness?

Your happiness may not include dogs, but mine does. Each dog I adopted gave me armfuls of doggie joy. When we went to a beach with a new dog, what a glorious time we shared. This photograph above, taken on a winter afternoon at an empty beach, shows our beloved Sydney. We adopted him at the Petaluma Animal Shelter, where he earned the nickname “Sid Vicious” for biting and chewing on everyone’s hands. I guess he got sold to early and never learned not to bite from his mother dog. Sydney looks pretty cute for twelve years old, right? Nothing ended up being wrong with any of the five dogs we adopted. They adjusted quickly to our family, our house rules and lived healthy and happy lives.

First time we unloaded Sydney at the county beach, he looked at me as if to say, “All this for me? Really? Oh, wow! Oh, goody goody.”

A Canine woof and “WOW!”

What wild happiness each dog showed by snuffling, listening, digging, running and when completely tired out, napping beside us in the sun. On a super hot day, I took this photograph of Sydney, stretched in the shadow of Marc’s leg. Sydney glows with happiness. Can you see it?

Now I wish I had a video of each newly adopted dog, discovering the beach.

All the dogs I adopted and raised previous families + sad stories full of loss. But each dog came with an open heart and loved us so completely. As always, each dog seemed beside him or herself, at first visit to the beach. Dog lovers know that twitching, wiggling, sniffing madly equals an excited dog. That happens to be one of my all time favorite doggie behaviors, ENTHUSIASTIC whole-hearted excitement.

Hey, come on down the water's fine
Being on Pacific Coastal Beaches = happiness
California Beaches

Know before you go. No dogs allowed on many California State Park Beaches!

We must protect wild seals, the intertidal zone and shore birds.  The one legal dog beach we visit has a dangerous undertow. So the leash serves as a protection for dogs who love to swim.

Most California beaches stay open year round, and our winters are often warm. Lucky me, I lived for a time in Santa Cruz, California and discovered the warm El Nino and La Nina currents. Best time to wade and relax for us came at midday in winter. I often got a suntan on Christmas or New Years Day.

Dogs on leash only!

We do have a local fall lagoon Water Bark event when dogs and their people get to play

Wet & happy dogs
Water dogs having a blast in Spring Lake Park

a fresh water lagoon. The sand and water there cannot be beat. We take Sydney to these weekend events. The entry fee set at $3 includes a doggie shower station. Plus a small dogs only play zone, where Sydney feels safe and enjoys going nose to nose with dog’s his size. The Spring Lake Regional Park also makes for good kayaking.

October is adopt a dog month, so please give your local shelters a shout out on blogs, social media and word of mouth.

Thanks a bunch for reading, sharing and leaving a comment.

Deborah Taylor-French

Please read and share my post, “Pet Stores sell 99% puppy mill dogs.”

Wordless Wednesday
Blog Paws Blog Hop

This is a Blog Paws Wordless Wednesday so please visit the other pet bloggers and get them encouragement for being the change for pets.

Easter in black and white

Happy Easter: Sydney and Paris

Peaceful pets dog + house rabbit
Sydney & Paris guess who’s the boss?

Hearts fill with love for children everywhere, no matter the color of their skin, they deserve love.

Holding a pet rabbit safely.
Every pet wants to feel safe and protected by you

___This is a blog hop. Too bad WordPress does not accept the script to show you all the black and white pet Easter fun.

Are we done yet?
We love the beach.

Pets love all who gently love.

Happy Easter in black and white
Nola & Sugar

Thanks to Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever for hosting this blog hop. You can join the hop by clicking here.


Run wild

Want to run away?

Me first, I'm ready!
Ready to go wild?Wild Calling!

Wild Calling! Pet photo contest

“…time to show us the “wild side” of your pets with the “Wild Calling!” photo contest in the BlogPaws Community. Two lucky winners will win prizes from Wild Calling!” Blog Paws Wordless Wednesday

Let me out.
I want to go wild!

Me too, I love going wild

Loving wild California
Loving wild California

Remember your taking action equals saving dogs’ lives, please visit and sign for the love of dogs. Irish racetrack greyhounds need American signatures.

Jump on it, go sign! My European guest writer and Irish greyhound rescue mom, Rosee Riggs, sent this message, “It’s working. Keep blogging for signatures!”

Do it today.

Sign the Care2 petition to protect the lives of Irish racing greyhounds.

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21. Bicontinental Dachshund
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22. Wag n Woof
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23. Zoolatry ~ Zoey
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24. Pawesome Cats
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25. Sometimes Cats Herd You
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26. Kitty Par-TAY
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27. My GBGV Life
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28. YourDesignerDog
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29. Golden Daily Scoop
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30. Purrs Full of Love
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31. Do Dogs Know When Youre Lying
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32. Talking Dogs
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35. Ooo Surprise Goodies + Coupon!
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36. Tails of Teach
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37. The Swiss Cats
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38. Playful Kitty – Yoga Lessons
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39. Bergies Cat Socks Giveaway
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40. Celebrate with Your Dog
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41. Seeing Eye Dogs at the Bar!
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42. The Cat on My Head Smacky Paws
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43. Sand spring chesapeakes
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44. A Naked Tail
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45. No Treats for Dolly
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47. Sleeping off St. Patricks Day
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49. Pooch Smooches
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50. Walking the Dogs on Sunny Day
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51. Flower Child
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52. Nude in a Pot
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53. Irish Dogs are Smiling
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54. OHHHHH Boothis
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55. Dogs St. Paddys Day
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56. SUGAR: Naptime/Anytime
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58. Sweet Purrfections
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68. Basils Travels
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70. Spencer the Goldendoodle
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71. CK: Wednesday Word—Utensils
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