The Fox & The Mouse

Relationships are based on how we feel about someone. But, for any relationship to work, we must first have an open heart. An open heart accepts even when it does not understand. An open heart celebrates differences in others, as well as shared common ground. Love flows easily from open hearts. I think this video illustrates that quite well. I hope you think so, too.

My Vet Care Team


I adore my veterinary team. We have been clients at this clinic for over twenty years. There are three regular vets and several technicians. Every one of the team cares about each animal they see, and that pet’s health. They have seen it all, know what to do, and they do it with heart. We can count on them, without question.
From birth through old age our vet team has been there. Through our many rescues and adoptions, they have advised us and helped us to provide the life that each pet has deserved. When the time came for some of them to cross over The Rainbow Bridge, our vet team was there to ease their way. They also comforted us. I can recall times when they cried with us as our pet left us to mourn and grieve. 

I am deeply grateful to our vet team for their constant care and their shared love for animals, including mine. I am thankful for everything they do in emergency situations and as routine care every day. I especially appreciate them doing it all with big hearts and a sense of humour

Day Twenty-Seven of my Giving Thanks series.

Animal Blessings

From very early childhood, I have had a mutual bond with animals. I always felt that I understood them and their needs. In return, they seemed to understand my intentions. I am very thankful for the special connection that I have always shared with them.

Animals are genuine in their emotion and their action. They have no ulterior motive. They have no hidden agenda. If they do not trust you or like you, they let you know. Yet, when an animal loves you, it is unconditional.

I have shared my heart and home with many animals. Some passed through, leaving footprints on my soul. Others stayed awhile, teaching me things about nature, life, and even myself. I am better for each and every one of these animals.

You can meet some of my animals on my Critters page and my Rainbow Bridge page. But, there are many more whose stories need to be told. I am working on those stories and will be sharing them in the coming year.

I am thankful to God for all of His creatures. I know He loves them; that is why He made so many kinds of them! That is also why I believe animals go to Heaven. Animals have added so much love, joy, and purpose to my life. They are blessings. I truly believe that they are an integral part of my journey. I am sincerely thankful for each and every one of them. 

Day Three of my Giving Thanks series.

Support for Texas

As Texas struggles with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, there is hope. And there are helping hands to bring that hope and make it happen. Here are some who are involved in storm disaster assistance. Please contact them to see what you can do. Prayers for those affected by this natural disaster, and for those who are helping them in its aftermath.

Love Remembers

On this special Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day, I would like to call attention to my Rainbow Bridge page. On that very special page, you will find many cats, dogs, reptiles, birds, fish, and rodents. I have listed the furkids that have crossed The Bridge throughout my adult life. They are listed in order of the date of their adoption. Pictures will be added in the near future, as possible.

My first dog was Velvet. She was 15 when she crossed The Bridge. I was 25. She is buried in a formal pet cemetery. As I had engraved on Velvet’s headstone, “Love surpasses death”. This still rings true. My life has been blessed by so many critters. I believe I am a better person for having had each of them in my life. I remember and honour each and every one of them with love and gratitude…always. 

The Rainbow Bridge

‘There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because of its many colors. Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills and valleys with lush green grass.

When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this place. There is always food and water and warm spring weather. All the animals who have been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. Her bright eyes are intent; her eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly she begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, her legs carrying her faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.’ 

~Author Unknown