Rest Peacefully, Dear Sasha

We will love you always. You brought joy, frustration, and lots of love to our home. You were a trouble-maker, a pooty-treat guarder, and a sweet little girl. Your first guardian ditched you and Reeve took you in. He saved you from the needle nearly twelve years ago. And then you came into my life.

I love her so very much.

I love her so very much.

We couldn’t save you last night. To keep you alive would have been unkind. Sometimes doing the compassionate thing is the most difficult act someone who loves someone else can make. We had to let you go.

Sasha was no “it.” She, like all animals, was someone.

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Pappy was Scruffy and is Scruffy again. Sorta’ Pappy too, though.

Scruffy helping Kristin (here, aged 9) with her homework. Or, sorta' helping with her homework.

Scruffy helping Kristin (here, aged 9) with her homework. Or, sorta’ helping with her homework.

A heartfelt and inspiring story about being reunited with a longtime companion from the Fayette Humane Society in Washington Court House, Ohio.

I’ve done some work with this shelter to improve it’s policies and procedures and increase its income. Unfortunately, they just missed out on a substantial donation that they no longer fit the criteria / qualifications to have, so perhaps you’ll be so kind as to please drop them a donation right now.

From one of their Facebook pages.

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO!!

Meet Pappy, if you haven’t already. Pappy came to live at the Fayette Humane Society on June 4, 2013. He was surrendered as an abandoned cat from the New Martinsburg area. The person that brought him in said he’dappeared on their front porch one day looking hungry. They fed him and he stayed. They waited for him to return to his home but after two months decided it was best for him to come live with us as it appeared he had no permanent place to stay. So, Pappy, as we called him, became a member of our large kitty family.

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HOLY FRIGGIN’ SMOKES. I had no idea you were following me!

HOLY FRIGGIN’ SMOKES. I really didn’t.

I was just about to transfer one of the wildlife questions that I just received into a blog post – a “Dear Daniel” sorta’ idea. I get questions all the time about wildlife, companion animals, farmed animals, and human rights given the work I’ve done over the years and my current work, too. So, when I was about to paste in my draft response, I noticed the “Follow” button was an option even though I’m the owner and administrator of the blog. So, I thought that I ought to “follow” my blog. So I did. To my shock and amazement (seriously), the WordPress site has 3,299 “other amazing people” following my blog of only a few postings. Oops!

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3,299 people follow this blog with only four blog posts ever placed. That’s pretty decent (!). Thanks for your support and I’m sorry I hadn’t been bloggin’ as I shoulda’ been!

If I had known, I promise I would not have been so lackadaisical about this site whatsoever. Continue reading