Monday, April 7, 2014

A Dog's Life

Be good...

Dogs are family and we often regard them as people rather than pets. Some myths about having a rescue pet. The biggest myth is that when you adopt you don't know what kind of a dog or cat you're getting.

Nothing could be further from the truth.
Most if not all shelters are obligated by laws to disclose everything they can about a pet's age, health and temprament. While they absolutely want to have a dog or a cat find a forever home, they don't want a pet to be unhappy. And shelters don't want you to be unhappy either.

Misconceptions also center around the reason why a dog or cat ends up in a shelter in the first place. One of the main reasons is because the animal was abandoned and not because it was a bad dog. Many owners, especially in this economy must move or make the difficult decision to surrender the animal so that it might fare better in better circumstances. Animals are also surrendered when an owner must move over long distances and the animal may not be welcomed in the new home.

The good news is that most shelter pets are housebroken. They are also neutered, evaulated for health issues, up to date on their shots and ready for you to love them. Forever.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Toughest Thing

The Toughest Thing

In life, as in writing, we are subject to criticism, rejection, and plain old mean words that hurt. But the worst thing anyone can do to you or to your work is ignore it.

Part of the human condition is the desire to be accepted, validated, loved. It is no different for the author who writes or the runner who runs. The end goal, whether we want to acknowledge it, is to be noticed. It takes courage to put yourself forward, to do your best to stand out in a crowd. To be competing on any level.

When we take the ultimate step to be noticed by the object of our desire, any type of emotion short of love, feels like a rejection. My advice to writers & lovers: Be not afraid

You will be judged, rejected, scorned and ignored. But you will be loved.

What were the toughest words you ever heard?