I wanted to create a place of my own where I can share what matters to me.  This is and will be a work in progress.  I welcome thoughts, ideas, and feedback.  Together, we can make a difference!


I found this on several sites over the internet.  I don't know who really wrote this but I think it is amazing.  All pet owners should have this and read this.  I think it would shed a different light on how you see your 4-legged family member. Too often owners look at it only from their point of view and not their pets. 

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.




"Four million cats and dogs—about one every eight seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets. Spay/neuter is a proven way to reduce pet overpopulation, ensuring that every pet has a family to love them. " HSUS

For tidbits on pet overpopulation:

For low cost spay/neuter visit:  or

Tell your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family to spay/neuter their pets, especially if they are allowed to roam.  Animals that are fixed are less likely to try and bolt out the door and take off.  You should not be proud to say that your animal is not fixed.