You can’t buy happiness

I currently live without any pets.

My dog Wendy died in 2018 and my cat Princess passed away a little over a year ago.

As much as I want to share my life with animals, I recognize that now isn’t the right time on account of my blind father and mother in heart failure.

The last thing they need is a small creature underfoot.

But more than anything I really want to adopt some pets.

A dog and a cat, for starters.

There’s nothing quite like the love and loyalty of a pooch.

And the right cat can be cool and fun.

I’m here to remind you, now that so many people are working from home and have the time to invest in a 4-legged companion, that there are many pets filling the shelters in desperate need of homes.

All my animals have been rescues adopted out of the shelter.

Both my white german shepherds were rescues and they were STELLAR dogs.

Oh sure, there was some separation anxiety and a little leash aggressiveness that I had to work at to overcome but in the end, I got the most loyal and loving companion animals you could imagine.

And my cats have all been great as well, from Princess on down to Riff Raff.

Yes, I named my cat Riff Raff and boy did he live up to his name.

In any case, it’s worth it to point out that although you can’t BUY happiness, you sure can rescue it.

Adopt, don’t shop!

TikTok

Thank goodness TikTok didn’t exist when I was growing up.

I think I would have been one of those girls who posts every romantic moment online for an audience to watch.

Welcome to the love story of my life.

I made my first TikTok today.

In case you were wondering, it was a little difficult.

I’m not used to video editing because it’s not something I routinely do for work.

Nevertheless, here it is:

 

Need a rescue?

Have I mentioned that all my pets, every single one I’ve ever had, has been adopted from the shelter or rescued from the streets?

There are many reasons to adopt a pet rather than buy one from a breeder. The primary reason to adopt is that you when you do, you’ll save a life. About 2.7 MILLION ADOPTABLE dogs and cats are euthanized EACH YEAR in the U.S. 2.7 MILLION ADOPTABLE PETS. That’s a staggering number!

Also, if you adopt, you won’t be supporting puppy mills and pet stores which put profit over the welfare of the animals. Most animals raised in puppy mills are housed in shockingly poor conditions with inadequate medical care. By adopting instead of buying a pet, you can be certain you aren’t supporting cruel puppy mills with your money.

The bottom line is that you can go to your local shelter or contact a rescue group and you will likely find dozens of healthy, well-socialized puppies, kittens, and adult pets – including purebreds – just waiting for that special home.. YOURS!

And just to give a little shout out to my fur babies, here are a few pictures of Wendy (my feisty white German shepherd) and Princess (my adorable Burmese lap cat).

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