Happy endings on Petfinder

I have always been a big fan of Petfinder and all of the great work that they do across the country. Now I am even a bigger fan as my sister found her dog Georgia on that site last Fall.

I recently noticed that they have a great section of Happy Endings..which is probably my all-time favorite thing to read.  There are so many heart-warming stories there.  It’s inspiring to hear about all the wonderful adoptions and all the great people helping to save lives.

Check it out!  www.petfinder.com

Beautiful quote

One of my favorite quotes:

“It is said that the beating of a butterfly’s wing is felt by the farthest star. All things are connected. With each act of kindness, with each loving thought, with each prayer, the entire world is lifted closer to a state of grace for all beings.”

Sharon Callahan, Animal Communicator  www.anaflora.com

Lovely video of rescued baby hummingbird

There is a wonderful video of a young man who rescued a baby hummingbird after the little bird was attacked.  One of the sweetest things ever.  His rescuer provides more information on the link too….it’s a proud day for the human race!


Beautiful reminders after your dog or cat’s death

Over the years, I have read many words meant to comfort the loss of an animal companion.  Some helped.  Some not so much.  I know it is a subjective thing.

But I recently saw a page on www.olddoghaven.org that really spoke to me deeply and I wanted to share it.  There is a great deal of wisdom and truth here and well-written.  It is not easy to put these feelings into words.

Here is the link:

ThePetCheckup pet urine test especially helpful in extreme weather conditions

With the excessively warm weather that many of us are enduring, it is important to keep a close eye on our pets.

In the high humidity, most dogs and cats are pretty lethargic – spending more time sleeping and resting.  It is important to make sure that there is not an underlying cause for the lethargy such as a kidney or urinary tract infection.

Using ThePetCheckup monthly is important any time of year, but especially so in extreme weather conditions that could be masking a potential problem.

You can save your dog or cat’s life with ThePetCheckup

Another nice testimonial from a customer for ThePetCheckup.  It really sums up how helpful this product is:

If you love your pet and want to be pro-active in their health care than this is something that you must have. I have 4 dogs and routinely utilize ThePetCheckup to monitor their urine levels. Since so many diseases can be detected through the urine, ThePetCheckup gives me peace of mind by allowing me to monitor my dogs between routine vet exams. I truly believe by using ThePetCheckup along with routine vet care I am giving my pets the best possible care.”
—Marie, New Jersey

Good news for former Michael Vick dog Lucas

Best Friends Animal Society (www.bestfriends.org) had an update  this morning about Lucas.  He had exploratory surgery last week and the biopsy results were good!

The masses found in Lucas’ liver and spleen were not cancerous. His anemia that comes with having babesia will continue to be treated as it has been since he arrived at the Sanctuary.

I had never heard of babesia before, but it is a blood parasite that can be passed between dogs through deep puncture wounds, such as those inflicted during fighting. The condition can be managed with medication, but one of the side effects of babesia is anemia.

(from Best Friends) “He has been discharged from the clinic and back with his caregivers, where he’s getting his usual dose of TLC, with perhaps a tad more “T”!”

You can read more about this very special dog on the Best Friends website.

Another beautiful quote

My family is not confined to mother, mate, and child; but it includes all creatures be they tame or wild; my family upon this earth includes all living things, on land, or in the ocean deep, or borne aloft on wings.

~ Alicia S. Carpenter


Petsmart Charities Grant to help pitbulls

I just read about a pilot program that is being launched at 5 shelters throughout the country to help pit bulls.  Best Friends received a grant from Petsmart Charities for this program that is being modeled after a successful 2009 program.

Many people do not know that pitbulls score higher than most breeds on temperment tests.

This is great news for pitbulls and for everyone who is working towards a day when there will be “no more homeless pets”.

Michael Vick cancels Oprah interview

Two days ago, I mentioned in this blog that Michael Vick was going to appear on the Oprah show.

Today, I read he has cancelled for “personal reasons”.  Read into it what you will.