During my trips and volunteer work, my organization has always had very special projects that lays very close to my heart.
If any homeless people need help with their four-legged friends health, we help.
Same are we doing for homeless animals, strays. We know were they are located and we look after them with food or, medicine.
I feel so grateful, honestly, when I meet these incredible people that for some reason live on the street. Their stories!
They become happy when you see them, and when we care about their best friend(s). A four legged friend that truly stays by their side until death part them.
I check the dogs mentallity, and never (yet) have I met a scared or viscous dog (I founded my organization 1999)
We dont give money, we treat on the place. There are most of the time a “soup kithchen” for the people, and those I went to, their dog could also join them.
Yes, there will always be bad people towards their dogs, however, I meet many “wealthy” people that are bad to their animals.
There will always be “bad” humans, but that wont make me stop helping kind hearts which need a helping hand.
I have to admit, my heart is soft for Senior dogs. Having had my foundation now since 1999 and working with rescuing animals (most dogs) I have met hundreds of wonderful Seniors. Yes, it is not for a very long time you get to keep them(years), however, the time seems in a way longer when you are together with them (time). If that makes any sense.
I have had to say good bye to many Seniors, but I have always been by their side. Always!
In my home I have right now eight (8) Seniors that I adore. I don’t like traveling as much as I did earlier, even if I love traveling 😉 I cut down 50% with my travels.
Instead I love laying reading and hearing their deep snoring next to me or on the floor on their own bed(s). How they wake up and takes the day with grande relaxing tempo, like the southern Italian dogs they are (ok one American). And….their love is priceless, their deepness in their eyes when they look at you. They make you feel like a Hero!
This January we had to say good bye to one of our rescue dogs Jazz. For one year she had problems holding her bladder. I rolled away the carpets and mopping buckets on every floor.
My husband growled a little.
I looked at him with a wrinkle between my eyes and said, “When you get old(er) and start to wet yourself, am I going to get ride of you too?”
I have a hard time understanding people who suddenly abandon their old friend just because he is old and smelly. It shows me their (people) evaluation about becoming old.
My heart become warm when I read about more and more Senior Sanctuaries are opening, and …..that so many more people dare to adopt a Senior.
In my weekly columns, I always say we have a lot to learn form the Animals. I always call the stray dogs, (that I documented for soon to be ten years,) they are my Mini Buddhists.
Animals are the one that taught me many things about life, and especially about Humans.
My heart melts when I read about Penguins true love to keep their romance alive. How a male will find the smoothest pebble to give to a female as a gift. Can you imagine his thoughts when he is walking around looking at different pebbles, ” No, not that one! No, this one got to sharp edges. There it is! The most beautiful pebble for my lady.”
If the female penguin accept the pebble, she will place it in the nest.
It feels like when my son is out looking for beautiful rocks to bring home to me. Or, my daughter picking gorgous see shells for me, or a man choosing the rock for his fiancé s ring