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January 25, 2012

Have you been rescued? Well, have you?

July 1, 2011

Someone sent me a poem today: “I Rescued a Human” about a dog who enticed a woman to adopt her by promising to love her unconditionally. I was rescued by Mokie, who has made good on her promise to me. Thousands of us humans need rescuing. Have you been rescued? Probably not, if you haven’t been to your local animal shelter and met your lifetime best friend in the whole, wide world! Take it from me, one who knows, you need rescuing! Get in there and surrender to the loving sniffs and licks and purrs of the residents who would so much like to rescue you.

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels.   
I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.  
I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid. 
As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage.  
I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today.  
Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them. 
As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past.  I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life. 
She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me.  I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her.  
Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. 
A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well.

Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.  
I would promise to keep her safe.  I would promise to always be by her side.
I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.  
I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor.  
So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors.  
So many more to be saved.  At least I could save one. 
I rescued a human today.

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Vote against bullying, PLEASE!!!!

June 30, 2011

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Are you part of the illusion?

March 1, 2011
The Weekly Reflection February 28, 2011
If we take our vulnerable shell to be our true identity, if we think our mask is our true face, we will protect it with fabrications even at the cost of violating our own truth. This seems to be the collective endeavor of society: the more busily men dedicate themselves to it, the more certainly it becomes a collective illusion, until in the end we have the enormous, obsessive, uncontrollable dynamic of fabrications designed to protect mere fictitious identities – “selves,” that is to say, regarded as objects.Thomas Merton, Raids on the Unspeakable (New York: New Directions) 15 Thought for the DayTo have an identity, we have to be awake, and aware.Thomas Merton, Raids on the Unspeakable (New York: New Directions) 15

Contemplative Pause 

Throughout this week, pause, take a breath, and listen with your heart. Become aware in that moment to how you are a part of the illusion or sharing your true identity.

This is taken from an email I get weekly.  I LOVE Thomas Merton.  If you like it, you can subscribe by sending an email to  Also, the Merton Institute offers an exquisite study series called Bridges.  I recommend it for anyone who delves deeply into self and spirit.  You won’t regret it. It’s the BEST!

On eagle’s wings

February 23, 2011

A little more of Nick:

Just in case we forget how wonderful our lives really are

February 23, 2011

My dear friend Jana sent me this in an email. I think we could al learn a way to be joyful, not matter what! Enjoy, my beauties!

Almost wet my pants!

February 21, 2011

My wonderful friend, Arlene, sent me this video.  Just had to share it with you all.  Hope your day starts as well as mine has.  I love waking up and having something “tickle my Nancy,” as Curt says.  This one did!  So, I’m off and smilling, ready to greet the new day.  Enjoy!  (Wish I could embed it, but WP is not letting me!)  Just click on it.