Category Archives: Animal Love

Vegans and Beekeeping

beeonthistleThere is a debate among vegans concerning bee products.  Most vegans do not want to promote any exploitation of animals, but hearing of the rapidly declining bee populations leaves us with the question “What can we do to help the bees and which stance do we take?”

It can be quite perplexing for a vegan who subsists primarily on food pollinated by bees.

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February Heart Month

The month of February brings so many opportunities to celebrate.   Valentines Day is a top contender in the month of February as is all about celebrating love.
February is American Heart month.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention America’s heart disease burden is about 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.

  •     Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men
  • Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing more than 385,000 people annually.
  •   Coronary heart disease alone costs the United States $108.9 billion each year.3 This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity.

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Gift of Love

Give yourself the gift of love this holiday season and adopt a pet. There are many little fur babies needing a happy home that are sitting in shelters waiting for good home. These animals have been abandoned for one reason or another and their little lives are worthy of love.

Things to consider before adopting:

  • First and foremost-can you make the commitment? Adopting an animal and then taking it to a shelter or giving it away is traumatizing to the animal.  When you make a commitment to adopt, this pet should be a part of your family for the rest of its life.  It’s a golden rule.
  • Spend time with the fur friend you are considering adopting. Sit and play with it. If you have children, have them be with you to see how the pet interacts with them. Understand that this animal is probably very scared being caged and may be cautious with you. Make sure you have all of the family’s commitment. Discuss responsibilities for care, and training, etc. Continue reading

My Little Rescues

A few years ago I noticed a lot of cats and kittens running around my neighborhood that were skinny, having kittens and looking for warm shelter.  I thought I would try to make a difference.  I learned about VNR for vaccinate, neuter, return which helps to reduce the amount of kittens on the streets and that end up in over crowded shelters.

Through this work my husband and I adopted 2 kittens and a dog. They have given us so much joy, love and pure enjoyment over the years that I could not imagine life without my little furry friends.

Beautiful Bella

Beautiful Bella

This is beautiful, feisty Bella.  I found her crying in my neighborhood on a cold November day. We had lost our beloved Mollie who lived to 21 years old just a few months earlier.  When Bella came along she filled our hearts and our home again with her playfulness and attitude.  She plays fetch and she brings back items to toss for her over and over.  She is the queen of our household and quite sassy. Continue reading

Quote: Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King

“Violence anywhere hurts everyone, everywhere.

One day the absurdity of the almost universal human belief in the slavery of other animals, will be palpable. We shall then have discovered our souls and become worthier of sharing this planet with them.

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscious stupidity. “

These powerful statements were taken from a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King March 25, 1965, on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol. Continue reading

Paul and Linda McCartney quote

“We don’t eat anything that has to be killed for us.  We’ve been through a lot, and we’ve reached a stage where we really value life.”  – Paul and Linda McCartney

Paul and Linda shared their message in a simple way by sharing what they believed.  Even though Linda is no longer here Paul still shares his message through a 13 minute you tube video called “Glass Walls.” Continue reading