This post solidified my next place in life as far as my volition goes. I'm recently laid off from my job as IT support, but I feel like going back to my days now as a certified Animal Cruelty Investigator. Thanks, Scoop.. not everybody can do it, but somebody has to. And if it must be me, then LET it be me.
You know, on this blog we focus on the negative side of human nature- most of which is politics. I have to remember that there's so much more of human nature that is good. Thanks for the video Scoop!
I worked for an animal rescue organization for 5 years and I saw some pretty horrible things. The faces of all those animals still haunt me. My own cat is a rescue from the street. He was two months old when I found him lying in the dirt, all covered with fleas and ticks. Twelve years later, he is a strapping 15 lbs and my best friend.
Off the subject of the dog but an interesting article from the daily caller on the Middle East and how we are seen.
Wow, that was touching and almost made a grown man cry here.
Glad to see that PETA didn't find her. She'd be dead for sure.
OK, Scoop, you know where to hit me. All of my dogs have been rescues - to see something as heartwarming as this....well,...sniff, sniff, sniff. Gotta go hug my dog.
Thank you for the wonderful story. It's almost more than I can bear to even watch things like this-I am such a dog lover and I just cannot stand to see animals mistreated. Fiona was rescued by angels.
I took in a little Shih Tzu once. My brother found her wandering the streets and was going to take her to the pound. She was all matted up and going blind also. Her teeth were almost worn down to the gums. I took her in, cleaned her up, took her to the vet and had her a few years before she died of cancer. Initially I was trying to find her a home and my best friend got a good chuckle out of that. She said that dog won't ever leave your house...she knows me well. I've adopted a few Yorkies from rescues too. They all have some kind of problem that's why they get dumped. Nothing is perfect in life. It's best we learn to accept imperfection in order to learn the perfection of God's love.
Oh my God, I can't even see thru the tears. Heartbreaking and happy all at the same time. Be right back, need kleenex.
Oh geez. I'm sobbing. God bless people like this. God bless all of those poor animals who are never saved. I will be crying for awhile today...
Thanks for that heartwarming vid. I couldn't get through it without tears, but they were happy tears.
Thank you scoop. Just sent a donation to make up for that idiot who put his dog on the roof of his car.
This link is to a story showing that Israel has withdrawn from the UN human rights council. This could be the opening move in WWIII.
Good for Israel. Not one civilized western country should have anything to do with this outfit. It is a barbarian free-for-all forum. Now that Israel is out, Canada may withdraw too - they were Israel's unfailing UNHRC ally - uness they figure they can do more by staying in.
The UN is what Churchill said of Islam in his 1899 book The River War, about the Sudan war - he was only 25
but based his remarks on close-up observance of it:
"No stronger retrograde force exists in the world."
To paraphrase him, far from being moribund, the UN a militant and proselytizing force.
excerpted here, scroll down about half way
For a decent source on UN misdeeds this is a good site
Dogs are the best! I dont know how we would get thru the day without their unwavering friendship and loyality.
Ours have us totally trained.
Dammit Scoop! I almost cannot watch these videos.
Dogs, so loving, trusting, and forgiving that it breaks my heart to see one that is suffering so much. I teared up after the eye surgery part when she started to wag her tail and her body language changed dramatically. She looked like she forgot about her suffering and just became a happy puppy.
Seen some pretty vile stuff in my life and most of it never had a happy ending,glad this story ended with Princess Fiona rescued and safe.Dr Chang the vet that restored her vision(Probably free or low cost) is also a hero in my book.
Bless these souls and everything they might do in life. They're angels on Earth, and, yes, there is such a thing.
Here's oneI've been following for months
Dang, the condensation on my glasses is bad today. I'm going to have to adjust the furnace humidifier. :)
Oh, I have more! I hate to post anything from MSNBS but that's what came up, so I will. Go to the links for Dolly's Foundation, too. They're the ones that saved this miracle baby!!
Made me cry and smile all at once. Thanks for sharing it with us. I'm going to donate to the organization so they can continue with their good works.
I couldn't help but notice all of the terrific inspiring ART, thank god for Nancy Pelosi and Obama care, without them both these Artist's would be cheated out of such brilliance
No matter how you talk to them and sometimes how you treat them, they will always be your best friend.
Your "best" friend doesn't care if you have money, how you live, what the color of your skin is, or what language you speak. They will always be there for you and forgive you.
A true reminder that we can all learn from our four legged friends.
Brilliant! Thanks for sharing that reflection. I've got four cats & three dogs, and I love 'em all the same!
I've got 4 rescued cats -3 of them rescued from my vets' office that their employees rescued off the streets. They know I'm a sucker and a good mommy because they pretty much got my whole paychecks when my other 2 were sick (they were also rescues) Unfortunately, I did lose them both. The 4th one I rescued from a family of ferals that hung out at a friends' house.
My sisters are all the same way too. One is a vet tech and she not only has cats and dogs, but has a squirrel that's missing a foot, so she won't release it...they load up 7 cats, dogs, birds, and a handicapped squirrel in a cage, every time they have to evacuate for hurricanes. Between the 4 of us and my folks, we could almost open a zoo! LOL!
I know, that's sad too. Each person can only do so much. Sucker...yep, they seem to know. God bless you and your family for having such love for these creatures that are totally dependent on us.
I have to fight myself not to be that person. I'd love to save them all, but I know that I can't and I've seen too many hoarder stories where the humans and animals end up living in very unhealthy conditions. I have my hands full with 4. My dad swears they have a "sucker" sign on their house since they also have adopted 3 strays that wandered over.
my best friend is the cat lady. Has 5 or 6-all strays that wandered by her house. I told her-they knew who the cat person was in the neighborhood.