Robert Cabral ~ bound angels

there is no love like the love a dog gives,

it is selfless and pure,

it is compassionate and always well-timed,

it never dies and has no boundaries…

if only we could love one another in that way…

Robert Cabral,

Michael Vick on Oprah, February 24, 2011

I just read something in USA Today that Michael Vick will be a guest on the Oprah show on Feb. 24th.  It was stated that he has been working with the Humane Society counseling young people about the reality of dog fighting.

It will be very interesting to see this show.  I know Vick’s “people” have claimed that he has been repentant and has been doing some humane volunteer work, but I have never read anything confirming these statements.

If he really wants to make a difference, there is a lot he could do and many wonderful organizations that would help, but in all this time, I have never heard anything confirming that he is out there talking with kids.  It appears to be all a PR cover-up.

Beautiful quote by Sharon Callahan

“Animals have souls and conscious awareness. They experience all the same emotions that human beings experience. They think and feel. They experience sadness and grief. They can communicate their thoughts and feelings to us. And sometimes in the process of doing so they can open our hearts and eyes to new and beautiful ways of looking at ourselves, our lives and the world in general.”

Sharon Callahan,

Most common animal poisons reported in 2010

The ASPCA just released some interesting information on the top 10 causes of pet poisoning in 2010.  Everyone is very familiar with antifreeze (which was actually #10 on the list).

The #1 most frequest cause of poisonings in dogs and cats was ingesting human medications.  This accounted for 25 percent of all calls their poison hotline received.

Check out  to see the rest of the list.

Joy of Dog

I love this quote –although in my mind it isn’t a hillside but a walk on the beach.

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace”.

— Milan Kundera

Therapy dog works in Ohio funeral home

This is very sweet and makes a lot of sense. I’m sure Wilson is offering a lot of comfort and love to people during this sad time in their lives.

Jan 25, 2011: A funeral home in Chillicothe, Ohio, is taking a unique approach to comfort family members who have recently lost a loved one. The Fawcett, Oliver, Glass and Palmer Funeral Home has enlisted the help of Wilson, a therapy dog who is on hand to assist grieving family members, according to the Zanesville Times Recorder.

Check out Lucas, former Michael Vick dog

There is a wonderful update on the Bestfriends Animal Society website (  featuring former Michael Vick dog Lucas. 

The conditions for Lucas going to Bestfriends were that he would not be eligible for adoption and would live his life at Bestfriends.

He has many friends now, both dog and human at the sanctuary.  He is so friendly with people, that he spends a couple of days a week helping out in the office.  And he loves to go for rides in the golf cart.

It’s a wonderful article on a dog who was given a chance.  Check it out!