Tag: Rescue Pets

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Prowling Around, and Finding Gracie

Much like a human partner, my pet and I will vacation together, support each other through health ups and downs, comfort and delight each other, and sleep together. So, although I could love and enjoy any pet – I have learned that it nonetheless pays off to find […]

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Mystic

I’ve struggled now for over a week, and I just don’t know how to break the news. Four days after Jazz died last week, Mystic died, too. It was quite unexpected, and the veterinarian could not explain how she got the illness that was too much for her. […]

Orange and white cat

Russell Sprout Gently on My Mind

I’ve been thinking about Russell Sprout lately. (If you missed his passing, it is mentioned in an earlier post about loss in general, 8 Lessons about Letting Go.) He was pretty aloof most of the time, not what I expected. I’ve had such affectionate cats, that I didn’t […]

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Ruby is Gone

I’ve dreaded writing this post, but I can’t avoid it any longer. We lost a member of our flock a couple of weeks ago. We found Ruby, our African Grey, dead on the floor of her cage. As a rescue parrot, she came with a history that we […]

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The Face of Gratitude

It is so easy to take things for granted. If they come every day, we tend to think they will always be there. It was nice to meet Jackson, who took nothing for granted. He showed us how to live the attitude of gratitude. It all started two […]

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Lost and Found

Rescue organizations are full of “lost” pets, right? Not necessarily. An animal communicator I know tells me that many of these animals consciously ran away from a home they didn’t want. They were willing to risk euthanasia to find a home that suited them more. I heard what […]