We tend to focus on the special needs element as a hindrance, as something sad or broken. We also focus on things like heart disease, a busted hip, nappy teeth as something wrong - instead of seeing it as a condition that is treatable/ manageable with proper medical care (something everyone should be privy too - both companion animals and human animals). It's time to see life through loving lenses, to become a voice for the voiceless, and to implement Action, together!
I'm often asked this question: "Isn't it hard to let the animals go to their forever homes after you've nurtured and loved them, particularly when they come to you so broken?"
The answer to this is: Yes. It is.
But it's not about me.
Rescue from the rubble (in Cabrera, DR).. with the super life changing, island hopping, non profit, Animal Balance & my incredibly inspiring (mentor and friend), Emma Clifford, the seed of love was planted
Our nuggets are making waves on the front page! Check out this amazing article in today's Union Tribune. We'd like to say a special thank you to Karla Peterson & the Union Tribune for this beautiful write-up about our organization and its quirky, old, spirited animals. We couldn't be happier that senior and special needs animals are finally getting the recognition and love they deserve. Please share this story far and wide... & if you have a moment, shoot Karla an email and let her know how much you appreciate her kindness, support (& wicked writing skills).
I'm often asked this question - "Isn't it hard to let the animals go to their forever homes after you've nurtured and loved them for so long?" Here's my two cents:
Farewell to our little Jack the Russell
Yesterday night, we said goodbye to a stoic little nugget, Jack the Russell. His frail body was ready and we honored him by helping him to be free. We love you & will miss you always.
Check out our nice little write-up in the online edition of San Diego Magazine. We sure are happy about this, because it gives our message of "love and kindness to all animals no matter what" a burst of momentum. So much of what we do requires educating the public, and this write-up has given us a wonderful opportunity to do just that. Thank you, San Diego Magazine! We are truly grateful for what you¹ve done for us.
My Bestie is Blind
The Kearny Mesa Eye Clinic saw Rabbi today. They did a bunch of tests as well as an ERG (think of it like an EKG but for the retina) - which concluded that Rabbi has SARDS. This means Rabbi is suddenly blind...
Question - What do pitbulls and special needs kids have in common?
Answer - Overall Awesomeness & Acceptance (we could all use some of that)
What we are seeing is ~ Awareness + Love + Acceptance = A Kinder Planet.
Visual reference = http://on.fb.me/1mzjWV7
Katie Kisses & Thoughts from a Foster
"For Katie . . .You bounded out of the shelter’s door straight into my arms and heart. A gentle giant of a girl, who took treats from my palm as though they were rare, delicate diamonds of delight.