I have a soft spot for the older dogs. Grace is eight years old and it seems such bad luck to end up in the Home at that age. She's only little and was really really happy to go for a walk, dear little thing, and she's excellent on a lead. A lot of them aren't good, and they pull so hard at times, that a few volunteer ladies have been pulled over and dragged. Touch wood it hasn't happened to me, but I was pushed over by a very strong beagle not long ago.
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