Chance In Memoriam

When I was about to drive to Carla’s with the Hole in the Wall Gang, Xak called me. She’d a wee one day old kitten, who’d been brought to friends of hers by their dog. No sign of a mum. The best thing for neonatal kittens is another mum – handfeeding is great, but it’s […]

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I Could Never Work Here

When you say to an animal shelter or humane society employee “I could never do your job, it would break my heart. I love animals too much” or words to that effect, it sounds like you are saying: 1) That we don’t also love the animals, even though we’ve taken minimum wage (or no wage) […]

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How Could You?

Copyright Jim Willis 2001 When I was a puppy I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was “bad,” you’d shake your finger at me and ask “How could […]

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Dear Mr and Mrs Average Pet Owner

Author Unknown, but could be any kill shelter worker or rescuer Thank you for contacting us animal rescuers, shelter volunteers, and foster-homes about your inability to keep your pet. We receive an extremely high volume of inquiries and requests to accept surrendered animals (and none of us is getting paid, OK?). To help us expedite […]

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Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened

I found this on the internet – I don’t know where it originated from unfortunately. ‘Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened’~ Anatole France Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy […]

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The Water Bowl

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them. After a while, they came to […]

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Loss of a Heart

I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep. I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep. I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear, “It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here”.

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And God asked the feline spirit

And God asked the feline spirit “Are you ready to come home?” “Oh, yes, quite so”, replied the precious soul. “And as a cat, You know I am most able to decide anything for myself.” “Are you coming then?” asked God “Soon”, replied the whiskered angel. “But I must come slowly My human friends are […]

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A 14-Year Old Convalescent Cat in the Winter

by Gavin Ewart I want him to have another living summer, to lie in the sun and enjoy the douceur de vivre – because the sun, like golden rum in a rummer, is what makes an idle cat un tout petit peu ivre – I want him to lie stretched out, contented, revelling in the heat, his fur all […]

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Rainbow Bridge Rescue

Unlike most days at Rainbow Bridge, this day dawned cold and gray, damp as a swamp and as dismal as could be imagined. All of the recent arrivals had no idea what to think, as they had never experienced a day like this before. But the animals who had been waiting for their beloved people […]

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The Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge. When an animal that has been especially close to someone here on earth passes away, that pet goes to the Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends where they can romp and play together. There is plenty […]

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