Hope is what fuels our ability to achieve the unachievable. Light is where we blossom once more. Kindness is what transforms even the most broken. Darkness leads to isolation, fear, despair, uncaring, and malevolence. We choose, each day, in each tiny act, whether to see and act in this life with light or darkness. That choice shapes who we are and who we become. It’s time to fight for the light. Lest we lose ourselves to darkness.
This story has been embargoed for what seems like forever. I could not wait to report the full happily ever after. It began in mid-December, when someone who has long been connected to our rescue saw something out of the corner of his eye as he drove down the road. Instead of continuing on, he stopped. He found two dogs, a German Shepherd and a German Pointer, tied to each other in the mud. The weather had been alternating between […]
“The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.” ~ Dr. Seuss After almost a week of rain, we’re all a little bit stir crazy. So when the clouds broke a bit and the sun shone for oh so short a time, heels kicked up – and they were off! There’s just nothing like dogs or puppies with the serious case of zoomies to brighten your […]
I returned to the river Thursday after the rain finally subsided. It had been a week of almost non-stop soaking in three waves of powerful downpours and winds. Go here for a bird’s-eye view. The Sacramento River is at its highest point since 1997. At the water’s edge, I usually find all sorts of wildlife and birds of different feathers – most were still burrowing someplace warm and dry. And there was very little edge! The crows, however, are opportunists; […]
They call it a Pineapple Express. An atmospheric river. A once in twenty-five year event. We call it water. And lots of it. This was the river just a year ago: This year, Winter announced itself, first with a hard frost, and now, rain. Lots and lots of rain. After five years of drought, the water is welcome – but the height of our rivers and streams is downright scary. This is a warm storm off the Pacific, so the […]