Tag: animals

A Pawsitive Post

A Pawsitive Post

Sometimes I just need to write about what is really going on in our lives: We adopted a puppy! The puppy thing has been in the works for many moons, since we relocated to a home that actually has a yard with a fence around […]

Happiness is a warm rescue kitten… No, really, it is.

Happiness is a warm rescue kitten… No, really, it is.

Decades of research show that volunteer activity is significantly associated with multiple health benefits, both psychological (higher levels of happiness and self-esteem, lower levels of stress and depression) and physical (improved cognition, decreased mortality)*. What’s more, studies show that interacting with animals decreases blood pressure […]

All Creatures Great and Small… Even the Marauding Raccoons on our Porch

All Creatures Great and Small… Even the Marauding Raccoons on our Porch

Last night, we returned home from a family dinner at Nana’s to a bit of mayhem in our yard. A trash bag that had been left outside of the barrel (oops, cleaning people) had been ripped, shredded, and ransacked. The scraps and unsalvageable leftovers from […]

The Best Kind of Gift

The Best Kind of Gift

It’s after midnight on the night before Christmas, and all of the presents are finally wrapped. The kids are asleep, all snug in their beds, with visions of… chickens? dancing in their heads… It was Thursday today, and so, with the kids being on Christmas […]

Attitude Is Everything

Attitude Is Everything

We can learn a lot from animals. Here is Salter, my current favorite resident of our local animal shelter. This friendly feline was surrendered by a family after suffering for days, if not weeks, with an open infected leg fracture. When I first met him, […]