Reflections on Life Thus Far

My life. My story: Exploring mental health, spirituality, meditation & random thoughts I have

Adopt An Animal: Save a Life

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The Other Coast( I found this too touching not to share).

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Author: Natalya

Blogging my thoughts and feelings about mostly mental health, meditation and spirituality(non religious). Hoping to connect with other interesting people in the blogosphere. *The name is Russian and is my pseudonym.

13 thoughts on “Adopt An Animal: Save a Life

  1. I adopted my cat in 2010 and our other cat was a stray 🙂 I love them!

    • I know! Wish I could be “Santa” to one of the shelter animals. Unfortunately, being unemployed I can’t afford to have one. Their care costs a lot if you want them to be healthy and go to the vet regularly. 😦

      • True. Animal shelters and feral organizations are always looking for foster families, though, and they often cover the expenses. I used to do that, and it was challenging, but very rewarding. You have to be able to let go, though, or you’d end up keeping all of them! 🙂

      • That’s a good idea but I don’t have much experience with training or working with animals. All my pets growing up were “put to sleep” when they had behaviour my mom didn’t like. So I don’t really know how to look after them. I’d need to become more aware of how to properly care for an animal. Hopefully I can find a good book or website, when I’m financially able to care for a pet, that explains “pet parent” tips/skills.

      • Yes, you might enjoy it at some point. Animals can be very comforting companions, if you enjoy that sort of thing.

      • Absolutely! If I had enough money I’d like to have at least two dogs. One to start would be fine too though. Pets have always been furry children to me. I don’t want human children, I want fur kids! I’m also fond of budgies and rodents.

      • I love all animals myself, although if it were up to me I wouldn’t own any. I find having pets to be more limiting than anything. But my boyfriend adores them, so I help him take care of his. 🙂

      • Aw, well they give so much affection in return and are the best therapists! But to each their own…I am not very fond of children (apart from my niece of course!). It’s nice you help with the boyfriend’s pets.

      • No, animals are great, and I’m actually really good with them. Our parrot just adores me, and will do all kinds of stuff for me that he won’t do for my boyfriend, even though it’s technically his bird. But they’re a lot of work and expense, and you have to find sitters for them when you want to go on vacation and so forth. I’d prefer to have the freedom from that responsibility (which is why I also didn’t have kids). But I know many people love having them, which is awesome, as long as they take good care of them. I agree they can be wonderful therapists.

      • Oh yes, I know. I figured you didn’t dislike animals. As for the getting a sitter that is like being a parent if you don’t bring your children on vacation, or want to go out for more than a couple of hours. To me animals are better than children because they are much less complicated and stay a lot cuter far longer than kids do. Also, as I mentioned, they’re very therapeutic. There’s more information on how to raise your pets healthily too than there is for children. In short, I wish to have a child with four legs and paws!:D

  2. Oh gorgeous, just gorgeous. Santa’s best gift ever 🙂

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