Category Archives: Human-Animal Bond

Happy Healthy Holiday Pets

Did you know that the holiday season can be one of the most stressful time in your companion animal’s life? While we are busy preparing for, stressing over, and celebrating the season, our pet may take on unnecessary stress or become physically ill. But there are some simple things that you can do to have […]

When did compassion become crazy?

Welcome guest blogger, Julie Germany, a friend and fellow feline adopter! I asked Julie to write a blog after she adopted 2 brothers this week in the wake of one of her cat’s passing away. She and her husband now have 4 cats and it caused some frustration for me to see people calling her […]

A Tribute to Oscar

Many of you followed my journey the past week as I handled the sudden decline and passing of my dear 14-year-old Oscar. When he passed away this past Saturday afternoon, a little hole the size of a cat paw print was drilled into my heart. I’m now in the grieving process and have been working […]

Our emotional bond to pets … stronger than with people?

In my last post, I discussed the broken human-animal bond that often results in pets losing their homes and losing their lives simply because their people did not bond to them and felt that a change in lifestyle meant to toss away the pet. In this post, I want to celebrate those people who have […]

When People Fail their Pets: The Broken Human-Animal Bond

For over 12 years, I have been volunteering with shelter pets to help them adjust to being in a shelter setting and find a new loving (and hopefully permanent) home. The one aspect that has not changed over the years are the various reasons why people surrender their pet to a shelter: Moving, new baby, […]

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