Tag: Dog Adoption

We don’t need no education!

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This post has a wide scope aimmed on American values. Are we willing to help each other? 

This is a hot topic these days. What we see when disaster strikes is far removed from bigotry and rasism in America. So I share this post with you. 

I wonder if you know the Pink Floyd song “We Don’t Need No Education” and its refrain of “Hey, teacher leave those kids alone.”? That hook made me think of the few truly awful teachers I have had in grammar and high school. Turns out most of my teachers wanted all students to learn.

Well, are we all born with prejudice? 

Turns out there exists scientific research on young children that seems to show that racial prejudice starts early as stranger fear. In fact, we saw this same fear in our child early on. But with education to examine those early fears most people learn to accept a wide range of people in their lives and communities. Our child has grown up and now champions the rights of all people to be free, have mutual rights under the law, and to enjoy the pursuit of happiness. Would that this was the normal educational work of most families.

Turns out, most of us need some help

As we go forward into each day, I hope and pray that each of us can and will offer our empathy, sympathy, and helping hands to others. If we love animals, it starts the opening of the heart to the wonderful and strange world of all animals. Our curiosity and affection can extend our range to those we call friends and family.

Of course, my blog topic and goal is to ‘save dogs’ lives and dog lovers’ sanity’ so I hope you will hop on over to this post on “A Dog’s Life?(Stories of Me and Him) and leave Colin a like or share his blog.

My best to you all,

Deborah Taylor-French at Dog Leader Mysteries

Source: We don’t need no education!

I smell goodies!
Sydney as a one-year-old, “I want it now.”

6 ways dogs help us heal

6 ways dogs heal us

  1. Dogs show empathy.
  2. Dogs give us affection.
  3. Dogs give us their complete attention.
  4. Dogs give us physical comforting. They snuggle and lie in our laps.
  5. Dogs live in the moment, sharing enthusiasm and joy.
  6. Dogs possess sensory abilities  beyond our sensory capacity.

They hear into the distance beyond our hearing range. Dogs alert us to the approach of other people and animals. With their gift of night vision, dogs often guide us, just go camping with your dog or walk a dog at night.

Examples: Therapy dogs of every kind help the blind, the mobility challenged plus visit the sick and in-firmed. Dogs sniff out cancerous tumors, this field is now being explored by science with the goal of creating a laboratory replica of how dogs detect cancer. Many dog lovers witness their dogs seeking out members coping with illness. The world over has many truth stories of dogs comforting the sick or dying.

Dogs sensing seizeures before they happen so they can maneuver their person to a safe position, such as sitting or lying down.


Give back to dogs

Want to help homeless dogs and cats but can’t adopt?

Click here and visit The Animal Rescue Site. Through this site you can download an app, which gives money to feed needy shelterless pets. This app is called Pet to Give. Just like its title, every pet gives a selected shelterless funds to feed dogs and cats.

Check out the Greater Good. I like it because they respect my time. When I signed up for email updates, I learned that I could put in vacation holds on email updates. This is the only site informational source that I have never subscribed from.

Please share to spread the ways dog heal us. In this terrible time following the mass murder in Orlando, Florida. I hope we all will spread loving kindness and healing.

Don’t have a dog right now?

No problem. Make dog friends.

If you do not have a dog, take some fresh sugar snap peas (cut or break them up for small dogs) sit in a park. As dog walkers if their dog is friendly with new people. Once the dog’s person says it’s okay to greet the dog, LET THE DOG COME TO YOU. A friendly dog will wag his or her tail and slink up to sniff your hand. After you have a relaxed connection, ask the dog’s person if you can give him or her a treat. Show them the snap peas. Hold one in the palm of your hand and let the dog eat off your hand like a dinner plate. There you go. You’ve made a good friend. Now go make another.

For eight years we lived in an apartment and could not have any pets. I missed having a dog so much. Most dog lovers know that pain and will be sympathetic. Dogs always have enough love for everyone.Ready-set….Dachshund-Mix.jpeg

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Happy Birthday, Sydney

“They say it’s your birthday.”

a true beach lover, dog
Happy Birthday & adoption day Sydney

Happy Birthday to you, Sydney

Sydney begs, “Adopt, don’t shop.” I had to wait in Petaluma Animal Shelter for three weeks. But I got my forever family. Never letting them go. They said they would keep me forever. So I’m still one happy camper.

Wishing all dogs were as lucky as Sid.

“They Say It’s Your Birthday”

Remix of The Beatles Original


Thanks Readers: Wordless Wednesday

Our list of thanks

Thanks readers
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  1. Thanks readers for giving us a thousand likes!
  2. Thanks to editor, Marc Hoffman, for copyediting and taking photographs.
  3. Thanks, Winnie and Evelyn, our dear sweet loving mothers.
  4. Thanks to blogger pals for commenting and cheering us on.
  5. Thanks to the One Life, Spirit, for good health for our pets and our families.
  6. Thanks to Blog Paws for connecting  pet bloggers.
  7. Thanks for daily abundance of food for our pets and ourselves.
  8. Thanks for the freedom to write and publish on the World Wide Web.
  9. Thanks to Andrew and Alex for love and support.
  10. Thanks to the staff and volunteers at the Petaluma Animal Shelter and the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter for saving our dog, Sydney, and our rabbit, Tuxedo.
  11. Thanks for Save a Bunny volunteers who teach us more about rabbit care.
  12. Thanks to Charlie Reinhart, trainer, at Unleashed Dog Training in Petaluma, California, for rescuing our dog.

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