Tyson the Shelter Dog

Remember Me Thursday

Remember Me Thursday was brought to my attention by Three Irish Cats an advocacy and awareness blog with occasional tales from the cats. Remember Me Thursday was founded by Mark Arms, CEO of Helen Woodward Animal Center, in an effort to bring awareness to shelter animals awaiting their furever homes and those who unfortunately never make it out of the shelters alive like my buddy, Tyson. ┬áToday let’s honor the lives lost, bring awareness to those in need of homes, and gratitude to all who contribute to the welfare of animals. And my all time favorite, share rescue stories! No…

Know Better Do Better

When we know better we do better or so the saying goes.. Does it go beyond that? Do we actually do better when we know better or is this a phrase we coin off on our children to plant a seed that we hope grows in them while deliberately avoiding our own advice? And if action speaks louder than words is it any wonder that far too many┬ádestructive yet accepted practices take place worldwide? We sit on the sidelines not wanting to leave the comfort zones we have built around ourselves. We push aside truth if it challenges our conveniences…

Still Standing

It would feel rather dishonest and disrespectful to post in┬áregards to anything other than the happenings at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. These happenings have infiltrated my mind and heart. I am shocked by people’s resistance to be involved or even to be aware of this grave issue. More so, I am moved by our brothers and sisters resistance toward the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 3.8 billion dollar project that will affect way more than the 8,000 people living within the Standing Rock Reservation. They stand in peaceful prayer to protect the most sacred, life-giving source, Water. They stand…

Standing in Solidarity with Standing Rock

Where do you stand if you don’t stand with the land? What is sacred if not our source? If you haven’t guessed by now I am referencing the manipulation of power and greed that is the Dakota Access Pipeline. It’s as if we have been given a magnifying glass to have a closer look at the divided nature of humans. On one side we have those protecting the little freedom they were once warranted, protecting all of our rights to clean water, working with nature, protecting our past, present, and future. On the other side we have those protecting greed,…