There’s a little church, and I mean “little” in the sense of maybe 12 pews, that I frequently pass by on an old farm road. For most of the Covid pandemic, the sign out front read the same phrase: A SERVANT’S HEART.
Back in April, we took in 10 cats from a very overcrowded home. This is the story of their journey, and ours.
This is a rescue story about a semi-feral puppy, Jack. It is also a story about little things accumulated, and the building of our pack. A few months ago, I watched a documentary, Dog Man, about Dick Russell, a dog trainer from Louisiana. This man made a huge contribution to the dog training field inContinue reading “The House That Jack Built”
This is Harley’s story. At first, I didn’t realize he was so underweight. At 40 lbs, he looked okay, if a little thin, but definitely in much better shape than others we have taken in. His head was huge. Still is. He’s approaching 50 lbs now, and I’ve realized he just has a massive skull.Continue reading “Love Letter to a Death Row Dog”
To all the cat ladies and catmen—you know who you are—this essay goes out to you. As kitten season approaches once again, I am reminded of how a tiny mew can become a lifelong friend and companion. I confess that I am a cat lady. I come from a long and illustrious line of catContinue reading “A Tale of Two Kitties”
This is a reflective essay about Nellybelle (aka Nellybelly), a Staffordshire Terrier mix we rescued in June 2019. Not knowing an animal’s history is one of the biggest challenges we face in rescue work. But we must cultivate an eye for positive change, and keep hope alive, especially for the animals who are reactive, fearful,Continue reading “Fear, hope, and tennis balls”
This is the story of Fluffy (aka MC Fluff ‘n Stuff, aka The Flusterclucker), a permanent resident of Finders Keepers Animal Sanctuary. Fluffy came to us as a young chick with symptoms of lameness in one leg, which rapidly progressed to severe tremors and intermittent paralysis in both legs. We suspected a virus, either Marek’sContinue reading “The Little Black Hen”