April 30th is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

Today, April 30 is National adopt a shelter pet day. https://nationaltoday.com/national-adopt-shelter-pet-day/
You may or may not be aware that Ruby is the fourth dog that we have adopted from the shelter. Each one has brought us so much joy that we have become strong advocates for adopting shelter pets.

If you are considering adding a new furry member to your family, I ask you to consider starting you search at your local shelter.

This post is the story of Scout, our first shelter pet. He left huge holes in our hearts when he left us in 2019 but Ranger and Ruby have since helped to fill those holes. We often share found memories of Scout and will forever be grateful for the time we had with him.

It is my intention to make this the first in a series of 4 posts – one highlighting the life of each of our 4 adoptees.

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Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes…

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15 thoughts on “April 30th is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

  1. You have had some incredible dogs. They were blessed to have been rescued from the shelter by the two of you. But they brought great blessings in return.

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  2. That’s a good suggestion Ruth. Too many fur babies are in shelters through no fault of their own and to rejoin a family again must seem like Heaven on Earth to them. I remember the post about Scout and re-read it again just now. I had the same sad feeling reading it. Pets enhance our lives so much. I cannot have another pet – the grief was terrible after my last pet, Buddy my canary, had to be euthanized after he had a stroke. He was a companion pet as I work from home and I have no family as you know, so now the squirrels are my adoptees. Peanuts are a small price to pay for the joy I have interacting with them. I look forward to your other posts about Trooper, Ranger and Ruby.

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    1. I teared up all over again when I revisited and reposted that blog post. We still miss him dearly.
      You have such a big heart, Linda. You furry friends are lucky to have you. ❤

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      1. I tear up when I read my posts about Joey, our beloved parakeet … it will be 40 years this August since Joey passed away and I also wrote about Buddy’s passing and that will move me to tears. Pets are such an asset to our lives. I worry about my furry friends when I’m not around, like bad weather, like they are my own pets. ❤

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      2. Yes, it can … I think of all of them and always on their death dates. I had Buddy and Sugar cremated and have their ashes. We had Joey our parakeet cremated but they put all the birds together when thy are buried. I felt badly hearing about all the birds and a cat that someone just dumped at an animal shelter on Sunday – it was so cold and the birds were in a metal cage. Those poor birds and the cat was pretty scared as well they said.

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      3. I know – I don’t understand it either Ruth. The news story said they will be looking for homes for all of them and that the birds were not as scared as the cat was.

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