Michelle’s Weekly Pet Share

Michelle, author of the blog, “Hope* the Happy Hugger, hosts a “Weekly Pet Share” for those who wish to participate to share photos of their pets or other animals. This is my dog, Bria.

 

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Weekly Pet Share

 

Michelle’s Weekly Pet Share Feb 3, 2015

Every week, Michelle, author of the blog, “Hope* the Happy Hugger, hosts a “Weekly Pet Share.” This week I am sharing an adorable little kitten, “Sugar.”

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Michelle’s Weekly Pet Share

 

Michelle’s Pet Share 1/27/2015

This is one of my last images of my beloved dog, Princeton. I wasn’t able to get very good photos of him because he wasn’t the ‘posing kind of dog’. He would move every single time I went to click the shot. So I’m lucky to even have one decent photo of him.

Last March, he had a stroke and I had to make the heartbreaking decision to have him euthanized. I am still grieving.

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When I decided I wanted another dog (years ago), I went to one of our local animal shelters. I saw this poor dog, about 2 years old, who was very badly emaciated, along with being very ill with an upper respiratory infection. I adopted him on the spot and immediately took him to the vet where they kept him on an IV overnight.

He turned out to be a wonderful companion. He would ride in the back seat of my car and stick his head out the window while his ears would flew in the breeze and he just loved it. That was one of his favorite things to do. Children who saw him riding in my car always got a kick of seeing his flying ears.

Having to let him go was excrutiatingly painful.

Today, I am sharing the memory of my beloved pet, Princeton, on Michelle’s (Hope* the happy hugger) Pet Share.

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Princeton


Adopted: June 19, 2003

Passed: March 18, 2014

~ We grew old together ~

 

Nurturing Thursday

Every week, the lovely Becca Givens hosts, “Nurturing Thursday,” and is the author of the blog, “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea.”

Today I have chosen to share this image for Nurturing Thursday.

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This week, Utah, Becca’s Husky is very ill and I want to dedicate a post to him and to his speedy and complete recovery.

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Everyone, have a wonderful and “nurturing” week.  Utah, please get well soon.  Our hearts are with you.

If you would like to join “Nurturing Thursday”, please click on this link:

https://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/nurturing-thurs-1-22-2015/

Michelle’s Pet Share

 

Michelle's Weekly Pet Share. For more information or to join the Pet Share, click on the Weekly Pet Share Icon.

I am featuring “Mamacita.” She was my cousin's daughter's cat and has a story all her own, which now, thankfully, has a happy ending.

One Four Challenge – Week 3

Robyn G., author of the wonderful blog, Captivate Me, hosts the One Four Photo Challenge each week. We select one photo, which we use for all four weeks of the month. Each week we photo edit our selected photo and explain our edits in our post.

This week, for Week 3, I have chosen to put my photo through Photo Shop Express and make it Black and White. That’s it!  That is all I have done to my photo for this week.

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Weekly Pet Share Week 71

Formerly known as “Michelle's Weekly Pet Challenge. Michelle, author of the blog, “Hope*the happy hugger” is the host of this “Weekly Pet Share,” for WordPress bloggers to share favorite photos of animals. These can be pets or any other animals.

Today, I am sharing a photo of a little kitten cutie, “Sugar.”

 

 

If you would like more information on Weekly Pet Share or would like to participate, please click on the icon.

 

 

Challenge 4 – Bliss

Photography 101 Day 4 – BLISS


I went to our local west side dog park today and this young lady was happy to let me photograph her.


Love is Bliss

The Face of Bliss

Of course, I have to put in my beautiful granddaughter! (My favorite photo)

Blissfully Happy

Hope you enjoyed them!

Two Black Cats

Two black cats and it's almost Halloween!


Last night my cousin who lives about 2,000 miles away, called me. She was very concerned about her daughter's cats being abandoned two months ago, when she and her boyfriend moved to Houston, Texas. These poor cats were left to defend for themselves and depend on themselves.


Truthfully, I do not know her daughter. I think I met her once many years ago, but that's about it. I do know that she and her boyfriend are both drug addicts.


Now back to my story. I went over to their abandoned house this morning fully expecting these two cats to be long gone. To my surprise, and heartache, they were both sitting in front of the house waiting for their owner to come home.


I brought a can of tuna fish and two bowls, which I placed out for them. They attacked this meal with great vigor, so they both were obviously starving.


While the larger of the two was eating, I picked him up to put him in my carrier. He struggled and escaped from me and I was no longer able to get even remotely close to him.


I decided to go ahead and leave quite a bit of dry food for them that would last few days, and come back and try again on another day. I knew they would need to get comfortable with me and that might take some time.


On my way home, and feeling a little forlorn, I realized I had forgotten to leave them water. So I returned in order to leave them some water.


The smaller of the two cats, who was eating the dry food, allowed me to approach her. I was able to pick her up and put her in the pet carrier and bring her home.


In a few days I will go back and hopefully, be able to capture Big Boy (don't know what he was named).


Little Girl (I don't know what she was named) is hiding under the bed as far back as she can get. She has allowed me to pet her and she has returned the affection. (I think she might be more afraid of my little dog than she is of me and why she might be hiding).


I don't understand why people will abandon their animals. I will never be able to understand this, because personally, I think it is cruel.


How do you feel about people abandoning their pets?

 

Freedom the Eagle and Jeff



Freedom and Jeff

Freedom and I have been together 11 years this summer.

She came in as a baby in 1998 with two broken wings.

Her left wing doesn't open all the way even after surgery, it was broken in 4 places.

She's my baby.

When Freedom came in she could not stand and both wings were broken.

She was emaciated and covered in lice.

We made the decision to give her a chance at life, so I took her to the vet's office.

From then on, I was always around her.

We had her in a huge dog carrier with the top off,

and it was loaded up with shredded newspaper for her to lie in.

I used to sit and talk to her, urging her to live, to fight;

and she would lay there looking at me with those big brown eyes.

We also had to tube feed her for weeks.

This went on for 4-6 weeks, and by then she still couldn't stand.

It got to the point where the decision was made to euthanize her if she couldn't stand in a week.

You know you don't want to cross that line between torture and rehab, and it looked like death was winning.

She was going to be put down that Friday, and I was supposed to come in on that Thursday afternoon.

I didn't want to go to the center that Thursday, because I couldn't bear the thought of her being euthanized;

but I went anyway, and when I walked in everyone was grinning from ear to ear.

I went immediately back to her cage; and there she was, standing on her own, a big beautiful eagle.

She was ready to live. I was just about in tears by then. That was a very good day.

We knew she could never fly, so the director asked me to glove train her.

I got her used to the glove, and then to jesses,

and we started doing education programs for schools in western Washington .

We wound up in the newspapers, radio (believe it or not) and some TV.

Miracle Pets even did a show about us.

In the spring of 2000, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

I had stage 3, which is not good (one major organ plus everywhere), so I wound up doing 8 months of chemo.

Lost the hair – the whole bit. I missed a lot of work.

When I felt good enough, I would go to Sarvey and take Freedom out for walks.

Freedom would also come to me in my dreams and help me fight the cancer.

This happened time and time again.

Fast forward to November 2000; the day after Thanksgiving,

I went in for my last checkup.

I was told that if the cancer was not all gone after 8 rounds of chemo,

then my last option was a stem cell transplant.

Anyway, they did the tests; and I had to come back Monday for the results.

I went in Monday, and I was told that all the cancer was gone.

 

So the first thing I did was get up to Sarvey and take the big girl out for a walk.

It was misty and cold.

I went to her flight and jessed her up, and we went out front to the top of the hill.

I hadn't said a word to Freedom, but somehow she knew.

She looked at me and wrapped both

her wings around me to where I could feel them pressing in on my back

(I was engulfed in eagle wings), and she

touched my nose with her beak and stared into my

eyes, and we just stood there like that

for I don't know how long .

That was a magic moment.

We have been soul mates ever since she came in.

This is a very special bird.

On a side note: I have had people who were sick come up to us when we are out,

and Freedom has some kind of hold on them.

I once had a guy who was terminal come up to us and I let him hold her.

His knees just about buckled and he swore he could feel her power course through his body.

I have so many stories like that..

I never forget the honor I have of being so close to such a magnificent spirit as Freedom.

Hope you enjoyed this!



But they that wait upon the Lord

shall renew their strength;

they shall mount up with wings as eagles;

they shall run, and not be weary;

and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31


(I am not the author of this post. I am sharing this post from an email I received. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did).