Tomorrow is National Dog Day. It will be a great day to kiss, salute, hug or recognize the special roles that dogs play (played) in our lives. You can read more about it here:
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Animal rescue groups serve a wonderful purpose. The people who work at these rescue groups typically perform countless hours of behind the scenes volunteer (usually) work. The end results include fabulous, furry or unfurred friends for many people and animals whose lives have been saved.
I got my dog Pappy (see below) from the North East Boston Terrier Rescue Group. As a veterinarian I can confidently say that he is the BEST DOG ever! I had the opportunity to work as a vet at a NYC adoption event, Adoptapalooza, a couple of weeks ago and I interviewed a number of people who work with various rescues. I hope to showcase these videos in the ensuing posts.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Last night I received a call from my neighbors to tell me that they found a lost dog. The adorable little dog in the photo below did not have a collar or any tags to identify him or his pet parents. He could be microchipped but it would expedite things if he had a collar with an address and phone number to contact his pet parents.
Perhaps he was set free by his pet parents. I hope that is not the case because having a pet is a responsibility that must be taken very seriously. If anyone wants to surrender a pet, please, please, please consider finding a rescue group that may take your dog rather than setting him/her free to fend for him/her self in the unknown streets.
Do you know of any really good rescue groups?
Thursday, August 4, 2016
In two days, I will be celebrating a very special day. August 6, 2016 marks the five year anniversary that my dog Pappy came into my life (I also celebrate his birthday that day). I adopted him from the Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue. The truth is that Pappy rescued me during a very tumultous time of my life. It was a difficult time because it was hard for me to accept my mother’s advancing dementia and my career future was unclear. I was dealing with two important issues that had unpredictable and uncontrollable outcomes. All of my life I felt as though I had control over the carefully planned results in my life. Then these (and other) realities taught me some pretty tough lessons. My best companion ever (yes including boyfriends:)) was there for me every step of the way.
Happy anniversary Pappy, I love you!
Thursday, July 28, 2016
I have often said that life should be enjoyed to the fullest. One way to begin having more enjoyment is by taking an assessment of your life. What do you need to keep that is positive and what do you need to get rid of that is no longer serving you?
It is time to get rid of your trash! Watch this funny video of a dog and trash:
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Why do people tolerate things and people who they do not like in their lives? Life is meant for us to experience both pleasant and unpleasant elements so that we can have more of what we like (if we choose to). We do have a lot of control over what we choose to have in our lives. We can choose to get rid of the things that we dislike. So why don’t we do that just like the bird in this video?
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Here is the best news out of Dallas at this time. Dogs are headed there to help heal the people of Dallas who experienced recent traumatic events. Another fantastic example of the powerful healing that pets provide.