Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Woof Wednesday

Welcome to Woof Wednesday. Please meet some great dogs from CA, NY, PA and TX all in need of good, loving homes!

Yuka is a one year old Terrier mix who is sitting in an overcrowded shelter.  This sweet but scared little girl really needs a warm bed, good food and family to call her own.  Please lets find her a loving home!

Yuka # A5026327 - Los Angeles, CA

YUKA
Los Angeles County Animal Control - Downey
11258 South Garfield Avenue
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 940-6898
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Noelle and Ninja are 8 year old Daschunds who grew up together. Noelle is female, and Ninja is male. These two babies were owner surrenders from Alabama. Sadly, their previous people no longer wanted them, stating that they "are going to have a baby and want them gone". We would like to show this pair that not all humans throw away their seniors, that most of us value their friendship no matter what their age is. They are up to date on shots, have been spayed and neutered, and are fine with other dogs and people. Please lets find them a great home!

Noelle and Ninja - New York, NY

Noelle and Ninja
Rescue Dogs Rock, Inc
PO Box 101 Gracie Station
New York, NY 10028
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Washington is Chihuahua/Shetland Sheepdog Mix who is 2-4 yrs old and 12 lbs. He is a shy little guy who startles easily.  For that reason, we recommend that he be adopted to a home with a calm environment and no younger children. Once Washington warms up to you, he'll be very lovely and be perfectly happy for you to pet his very soft and luscious fur all day long. He likes to stay busy investigating everything around him. He was found as a stray. Washington could live with other dogs, but we don't know about cats yet. Lets find him a good home!

Washington - Philadelphia, PA

Washington
PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society)
215-298-9680, ext. 16.
100 N. 2nd Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Gracie is a Yorkshire Terrier mix who is around 2 yrs old.  She is house trained, good with other dogs, she likes to play and snuggle.  Lets find her a loving home!

Gracie - Houston, TX

Gracie
Adopt A Rescued Friend, Inc
P. O. Box 62736
Houston, TX 77205
(832) 539-4004


No paw left behind our mission!

{Please keep in mind a dog is lifetime commitment. They need attention, love and time just like we do. In addition, adding a pet to the family does cost money in the way of food, health care, training,etc. So before adopting make sure you are willing to make that kind of commitment and have the resources to do so.}

If you want to be a part of Woof Wednesdays email Ann Michele, Lauren or leave a comment. Or simply start posting about dogs in need of a home on your blog or facebook page

Friday, January 20, 2017

Its Up To Us To Make America Great

Half the country is excited at the hopes a new president may bring to the United States, half the country is acting like the world is coming to an end.  That's the beauty of America.

Trump's goal is to make america great again. Who can argue with that?  

Love him or hate him he tells it like it is, or at least how he sees it.  I'd rather have someone who is brazen enough to say what he really thinks then hide behind some politically correct script. There is something refreshing about having a non career politician in office. It will be interesting to see what he can accomplish. Maybe we will love the guy, maybe we will hate the guy but first we have to give him a chance to see what he can do.

Personally I don't need to agree with everything the guy says or does, what I want is a leader who can create real change.  Change that will help all Americans. The reality is the United States has too many families struggling, something needs to be done.  Who knows if he will be the answer the country needs but it's worth a try.  Anything is worth a try.

Truthfully I feel annoyed at all the whining posts on social media.  Okay so maybe you didn't vote for the guy, like many didn't vote for Obama or other past presidents....but fact is the guy won and is now officially our president.  It's time to accept reality, move on and try to unite as a country instead of continuing to divide it even further.  No one person can unite a country it takes everyone working together.  

Instead of unfriending those who don't agree with us it's time to start truly listening to each other. It's may seem easier to shut out those who disagree with us then to try and have a open, honest discussion about the differences that exist.  We have become a society that is so quick to judge. What makes any of us better than the other?

What do the protests accomplish but to divide us.  These protesters display the same actions and behaviors they claim to detest....bullying, discrimination, harassment, hate, name calling, judging, labeling, violence, riots and so on.  Seriously if you don't agree with their beliefs and ideals they basically open war upon their victims.

Think this quote says it best "It's okay for you to believe what you believe.  It is not okay for you to insist that everyone else believe the same as you."

We live in a world where not everyone believes the same things, nor holds the same ideals, morals, virtues and so on.  That's life you cannot make people believe in things they don't.  The key is finding a way to compromise so both sides feel content, safe and understood.  For instance by boycotting events like some of the Democrats are doing it only creates more divide, they should be attending and trying to talk the issues out instead of retreating.

We are not only all Americans but humans just trying to live the best life we possibly can. If we can't find a way to unite, work together, keep open minds and stop judging each other it doesn't matter who is president nothing will ever change. Instead of bullying, whining, rioting, vandalizing, even resorting to violence....everyone needs to calm down, focus on creating intelligent discussions and real change.

Nothing will ever change until we can all put aside our differences and truly listen. Fact is both sides are close minded and until both sides can open their minds no real change can take place. 

Truth is making America great again is up to all of us.  The change must begin at an individual level. And if we want our voices heard we must find ways to intelligently do it.

God bless America, it's people and all those who are struggling.  May the new president and administration be guided to do the right thing, to help everyone not just some and truly make this country great.

What would you do to make America great again? 

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Rhyme or Reason

If there is a rhyme or reason to life I have yet to figure it out.

Swear when anything seems to be looking up, actually going right or feelings of happiness feel like they are safe to surface something or even things always seems to ruin some aspect of it.

There is a feeling of anxiety, sometimes even a melancholy of sorts that accompanied some heart issues which popped up out of the clear blue in mid December. The cardiologist says they are a nuisance for sure, yet the fear they produce can't even accurately be described in words. It's an automatic reaction of sorts that seems to just produce more adrenaline making the whole situation worse. Combine that with some other stressors and things have felt plain old nuts.

Of course sure it doesn't help that this happened in the midst of my least favorite season when a sunny day can be hard to come by and the frigid temperatures leave one wanting to just stay in bed. Winter always seems like such a bleak and cruel season, the only thing to make it even remotely okay might be some cool snow storms.  As snow can bring with it a magical and serene feeling.

Sometimes even wonder if I might suffer from some sort of seasonal affective disorder.  Being the summer type who loves sunny days, warm temperatures, being outdoors  and living life in shorts winter feels tough.  Seriously think it might be a good idea to consider a tropical climate the kind with the crystal blue waters.As I look up into a cloudy, grey sky can't help but wonder if sitting on a beach somewhere with a warm ocean breeze and my toes stuck in sand would make a world of difference. Always say my soul seems the most content by the sea.

For now though I'm just trying to make sense of life some days.  The ups and downs could drive one mad.  Maybe that's why it seems like half the world is either on something or trying to escape their reality.  At the same time I wonder if people knew there was a definitive rhyme or reason to everything would it make life feel easier at times?  Would problems, setbacks, issues that pop up along the way feel more manageable?

Or am I just talking in circles now.....

My mind seems to try to find answers, to sort through things that simply can't always be explained. Maybe there isn't so much of a rhyme to life as there is a mystery. Even when it comes to people, some have such different ways of seeing things that to find a common ground seems almost impossible sometimes.  What is right and wrong so often even seems to become a blur in our world today.

As I try to express my thoughts into words have to laugh because I wonder if that psychology degree of mine should have really been a philosophy one.  Think I'd like to sit around a table with some of the great philosophers and simply hear their thoughts.  In this age of technology or phones and computers with things such as social media the ability to just sit around with actual people and hold deeper conversations about the possible rhyme or reason to life seems like a lost of art.

Socrates once said "I only know one thing, and that is I know nothing."  Maybe we will never have the answers we seek but during the challenging times it can't hurt to seek them, even if it only serves as a distraction it may still be useful.








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