Archive for the ‘animal rescue’ Tag

Now is All We Have   2 comments

Yesterday was but a dream

Feasting on the weather

Taking rest and deep breaths under a southern golden sun

A polo match in the distance 

Ponies in their paddocks taking ease

Sharing nature with her best

Freezing images for this day to be easily recalled


Then suddenly without warning

Reality was rearranged

Our rescue pup, who has already suffered far too much

Went into anaphylactic shock


It is not what suddenly occurs

But how we choose to respond

Is what matters all the more


Racing to a frantically found local ER

Her very life seemed quickly fading

Vets and skillful techs answered well their call


Today with rest and comfort 

Grateful for life and all its earthly temporary preciousness

Clinging to all that is good

I say, Yes God … Yes I know

And I truly do believe in life eternal with Thee for all

But in this day, and in this moment now, I am so grateful for

Our family still on earth with us in tact




Best Health Tip Ever   Leave a comment

Hugs for optimal health – multiplied benefits for both the giver and the receiver 😉


What’s Most Important   1 comment

Moving unearths memories 

And challenges to surpass

What matters most is not what we possess

But what possesses our heart 



Feeling the Love   4 comments

We attended a birthday party today for a dear friend of ours – that overflowed to a tailgate party for Petunia —

Many of our friends knew of Petunia but didn’t know until today her whole story of recovery after being found in an alleyway in Baltimore, severely burned and starved only one year ago this month – One by one people came out from the party to visit her, making this a very happy day for this girl God has given us all to love – #FeelingTheLove




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Angels & Petunias   1 comment

This presentation, inspired by two of God’s beautiful creatures, ANGEL 1yr.old photo
Angel and Petunia, whose lives transformed mine, I hope will transform the lives of others – Recently presented at the Planetree International Healthcare Conference. –

Speaking for Animal Rights in Chicago   Leave a comment

So thankful to be a presenter at Planetree – an incredible organization that has been a pioneer in patient centered health care. We are at their international conference in Chicago where some of the greatest minds and hearts are gathered to inform, brainstorm solutions, and share recent strides in health care.

I was overwhelmed with gratitude for those who came to hear my speech  about animal abuse and recovery, and have a discussion.  The story began as a result of my deepened relationship with our 14 year old pit bull, Angel. Losing Angel to kidney failure broke my heart, only so that it could be opened to adopt Petunia, another part pit bull, who as a puppy had been intentionally burned, starved, and left to die in a back alley in Baltimore where she was found and rescued. Angel and Petunia inspired me to tell their story and carve a path for animal welfare – 
It saddens me to even call our animal kingdom “animals” – when it is humans who have acted like what we call “animals” who have caused them the greatest harm.

In my presentation I quote Ghandi who once said, “You can judge a nation by the way its animals are treated.”

We are the voice for the voiceless – and I am thankful to be one of the many voices rising for

“Think Occasionally of the Suffering of Which You Spare Yourself the Sight – Albert Schweitzer   Leave a comment

This Monday, October 13, at 9am I’ll be speaking at the Planetree Conference in support of animal rights — and the importance of our all taking a part as rescuers — The animal kingdom has even begun to speak to me in dreams. Last night I dreamed of a dolphin. It was so vivid, I woke up crying — Their crisis is inflicted by human hands and we can do something to help them — In so doing, we rescue ourselves …

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