“He’s going to break your heart,” they said. Buster was an emergency transfer from a local shelter. He had been found stray and unable to use his back legs. His fate, if he stayed at the shelter, was clear. Homeward Bound – on Independence Day – was his last chance. His transport angel said he looked like he had given up. She thought he would just sleep on the long journey to safety. But after he was lifted into the […]
It is well over the century mark…again. My brain is too fried to write this week. So I bring you My Summer Boys. We finally have a dog in Yogi that loves to swim – and he taught Jackson, too! Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks??
It doesn’t matter if you were once rich, or poor… are powerful, or petite… young or old. Here, we are all equal dogs, and we’re all in this journey together. At the rescue, we don’t allow mouthy behavior. Being rude will get you schooled. And not playing nicely with others will quickly earn you a time out. Frustration is normal, but it doesn’t give you a green light to hurt others. Good social skills are not just encouraged – they […]
Among those that tower in summer, it is the smallest things that capture our attention – and our hearts. They work to feed, but in the process, they help to pollinate. Without them – there would be no flowers. They are not our only tiny visitors. Recently, we hosted five four-month-old puppies – although to look at them, you would think they were perhaps half their age. “Breeder” rejects (I use that term in quotes because no reputable breeder would […]
A daylily pops into the garden for but a single day. Collectively, they make a big impact, but individually, their time is fleeting. Serving the bees briefly, they take their leave as the sun sets, as if to say “Hello. I’m here. My job was to be beautiful. Now, I bid you adieu..” Brief as their stay is, it’s a valued contribution that adds to the whole. Recently, someone who knows that I have worked and volunteered with different nonprofits […]