Well tomorrow is Christmas Eve - already. It is hard to believe.
Regardless of whether or not you celebrate the holidays, or which holidays you celebrate, it is a busy time of the year for everyone and I am sure the last thing on people’s minds right now is reading this blog so I will keep it short.
It is said that Christmas is the season of miracles, so I would be remiss if I did not mention all of the animals in shelters across the country who are waiting for their own miracles. They are where they are through no fault of their own.
It is a well-known fact that pets can enrich our lives in many ways and it has been my experience that the love you receive from a shelter pet is quite unlike anything you have ever known. They give us so much and ask for so little in return.
If you are considering adding a pet to your family, I ask that you please visit your local shelter and when you do, please go in with an open heart and an open mind. You may be surprised at who you fall in love with.
If it is not the right time to adopt but you would like to make a difference in the life of a homeless animal, consider fostering. Contact rescues in your area and ask them to match you with a dog or cat that suits your lifestyle.
And, even if you cannot adopt or foster a pet there are still many things you can do to make the lives of the animals waiting for homes just a little brighter and less stressful.
Finally, I want to wish all of my readers of all faiths and persuasions a very happy holiday season. I feel very blessed to be able to follow my own passion to help homeless animals. Your support just makes it all the better. My heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you!
Peace and happiness to all,