My new foster dog is Reginald, who is 8 years old, placid and gentle, but very scared and stressed, so he's staying with me for a while to settle down in a quiet environment and hopefully get stronger. He arrived at the Dog's Home as a stray, but wasn't claimed, then he was adopted out for a short time, but brought back. The noise and activity at the home isn't good for him, and he pants and trembles and his bottom jaw would quiver. A couple of years ago, the home had a hound dog who was so frightened and damaged, he had to be put down. Everything was tried to make him better, but nothing worked, so it was deemed his quality of life was zilch. I don't want that to happen to Reginald. So, fingers crossed.
Esmerelda lived with us for a couple of months, then one night she ripped through a window screen, and disappeared into the night, never to be seen again.
My cousin found Puss as a kitten, stuck in the wall cavity of her shed at Gunns Plains. She convinced me to keep her. She wasn't an affectionate cat when she came here, but became more so as time went on.
"Thousands - millions and billions - of animals are killed for food. That is very sad. We human beings can live without meat, especially in our modern world. We have a great variety of vegetables and other supplementary food, so we have the capacity and responsibility to save billions of lives." - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
"In a perfect world every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog." Author Unknown