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  • Little Cutesy Kitten - Support you local Animal Shelter

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    Please support Ethical Animal Shelters in your area by adopting a pet or providing donations to help these organizations. After all every pet deserves to be cared for and loved. There are numerous ways of helping.

    This is my little Blue Point Himalayan kitten Dustin who is still so weeble wobbly when this was taken. He is extremely loved and cherished. Sadly some animals are not as fortunate as Dustin.

    As long as I live I will never understand how man can hurt beautiful defenseless animals. Animals are very special. Pets provide unconditional love. I feel that they are extended members of a family. They help to make a home happy. It sickens me to know that people do not take care of them like they should or abuse them. There is absolutely no reason for an animal to end up in a shelter or even worst abandoned somewhere. People need to realize that an animal is not an object to be discarded. They are a living beautiful creature and they feel pain. They are not a possession. In many ways they are like a child. They rely on us to keep them healthy and safe. Now really how hard is that?

    Before getting a pet please do your research. Pets need to be vaccinated on a yearly basis. In my opinion they should not be left free to roam where they might come in contact with other animals that might be carrying diseases. I have received so many emails and phone calls about sick animals and it breaks my heart. Many of the pet diseases are tragic. They ultimately result in a painful death.

    Overpopulation is a major contributing factor for animals ending up in shelters. There is no reason for that. People need to be educated that if an animal is not spayed or neutered and free to roam, the result can be unplanned and unwanted litters of puppies or kittens. These little fur bundles will need homes. They will need people to love and care for them. Some will be lucky enough to get good homes but perhaps some won't. It would be tragic if they end up going to a shelter. How would you feel to be caged and abandon? Being responsible is a pet owner's job. I have very strong feelings regarding this - there is absolutely no reason for puppy mills or kitten mills in any form be it breeders or just or your average person who thought it would be nice to have a litter of puppies or kittens. Reputable "breeders" will have a spay/neuter agreement in the contract of adoption and will enforce it.

    Know what to look for when getting a pet. How can you tell if an animal is healthy? Handle it - it should have good muscle tone, a clean coat, and bright, clear eyes. The pet should not be sneezing or sniffling. The mouth should be free of any soars and the gums should be a healthy pink. The eyes should be free from discharge and its ears should be clean and pink inside no black looking waxy build-up. There should be no bald patches or short stubbles of fur or signs of dry scaly skin. Check behind its ears and low on its back, at the base of the tail, for flea dirt which looks like black sand.

    How can you tell if an animal is well-socialized? Play with the pet using a non threatening toy, such as a feather or ribbon or ball. After a period of normal caution toward strangers, the animal should relax into a friendly, active and playful attitude. Many perfectly friendly dogs or cats would rather play than be held; however, after becoming acquainted with you, they should let you hold it for a short time.

    What should you do after you bring your pet home? When you bring your kitten, cat, puppy or dog home, make sure you follow the instructions you may have been given carefully. Making the transition to a new home can be very stressful for any animal. Changes in food, water and overall environment can cause minor ailments, even in healthy pets. Hopefully the person or shelter you got your pet from will be responsible and inform you of the pet's diet and give you a little food to take with you. Generally it takes about five days for the animal to adjust to his/her new surroundings.

    Love and cherish you new family addition. In return you will get unconditional love back.

    Please support a legitimate ethical shelter in your area by adopting a pet, making a donation or volunteering. You can make a difference in an animal's life. The reward is priceless♥

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    Miracle is rather a different little kitty. I believe he thinks he is a person. He is a Seal Point Himalayan and was born on August 4th, 2008. He is a tiny boy... just a tad over five pounds. He was hand fed from the time he was a little one. His mom Fawna didn't have the milk she should so every two hours I supplemented Miracle. Despite Fawna not having milk she was a good mom, always by his side. He was carried around so much by her. She would bring him into whatever room I was in. We had some fights over that☺ but she won. We almost lost Miracle a few times due to bad cat food. One of the foods was eventually recalled. Another was recommended by our vet and while perhaps it was or is a good food it certainly was not for Miracle. I never much trusted what went into pet food and because of Miracle's situation and his Grandpa's it has caused me to be even more leery of the industry. Since then Miracle eats only organic chicken I roast in stewed tomatoes we canned from our garden. I make gravy out of the broth, cut the chicken into bite size pieces and add it along with vitamins to the gravy. He still is hand fed - he never did learn to eat on his own. I thought perhaps Miracle was a little depressed at one time and that is we started going for our little walks. He loves to follow me around the yard and in the house. What else can I share about Miracle - he didn't know how to use the stairs for the longest time. He still cannot go downstairs but loves to go up the stairs. He learned to do that just before Christmas 2011. It is a game for him. Every two or three steps he stops to get his back scratched. He has me well trained. He still can be a little talker. He will let me know when he is hungry or even when he has to go to the "potty" box. He for sure is a character☺ I hope Miracle makes you smile.
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  • Bullies and hate Play all

    I don't quite understand why some people bully others and hate on others. Is it because they are unhappy in there own lives? Do they feel so bad that it makes them somehow feel better to put others down? I don't know...

    The saying "sticks and stones may hurt my bones but words will never hurt me" is not true. Words do hurt and they can impact us in ways that do damage to our confidence and self esteem.

    Is it a power thing... wanting to control others? Are they jealous... do they want all the attention on themselves? Are they, the bullies - the haters, sad with themselves, hurting on the inside?

    Is it the cycle of violence - the cycle of abuse perhaps that makes some of these folks need to bully, hate and hurt others? I don't know...

    I would like to believe in general people are good and if circumstances were different perhaps they would not feel the need to be hateful and hurtful or even worst to others. It is so sad. I was taught to respect one another and if you don't have something nice to say then don't say it.

    In my opinion it has all gone too far with the bullying, hate and judging others. I wish there was no hate, no violence, no wars... no person hurting. Our time here is short. We need to make the best of it - love not hate... have compassion; have empathy.
    • Miracle the Kitten - Duration: 103 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      Miracle is now sevens month old. The little guy has gone through a lot in his seven months. Miracle is a fighter. He is spunky and playful and sometimes very bratty. I love that about him. He can m...
    • Side by Side by Marina Florance and Mick Kennedy - Duration: 3 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      When I asked Mick for permission to use "Side by Side" this is what he wrote:
      "I wrote Side by Side as a peace song and Marina recorded it at High Barn in Essex, a while after her album was releas...
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