Never pass up a chance to sit down or relieve yourself.
-old Apache saying
Saturday, October 15, 2016
adopt a pet
When we get down south to South Padre Island, we'll be getting a (at least one) dog. This one will be from a shelter, most likely from the Friends of Animal Rescue on the island.
Incredible Face on Pup Who Was Just Adopted Shows What it Means to Adopt Not Shop
If you’ve ever adopted a furry family member from a shelter, then you understand how easy it is to love your new animal companion like they’re your very own human child — and you know how quickly they fall in love with you. And if you’ve ever adopted a dog, chances are that you can recall the unbridled enthusiasm your new canine companion expressed at getting to leave the shelter and start their new life with a complete stranger.
That immediate sense of unconditional love and trust can’t be matched. This photo of Imgur user JackScagnetti1 and their new puppy on the ride home perfectly captures that feeling. Even though the photo of this handsome pup and his new guardian was snapped not long after the adoption took place, there’s no mistaking the expression of love in his eyes.
This lucky puppy will get to spend the rest of his life in his new forever home, and it’s allthanks to adoption. As much as we love cats and dogs in the United States, the sad fact is that every year, a staggering
As much as we love cats and dogs in the United States, the sad fact is that every year, a staggering 70 million stray cats and dogs live their life in the streets, some of them never knowing what it means to be cared for by a human who loves them. 2.7 million pets in shelters are euthanized due to overcrowding — a number that we can help reduce by always adopting new animal companions into our family rather than choosing to purchase from a breeder. Along with spaying and neutering our cats and dogs, we can help control the pet overpopulation and move towards a future where all cats and dogs find their guardian.
Just one look at this pup will show you why it is so important to adopt and not shop! As they say, saving one dog might not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.
It's an example of Lucinda Wierenga's sandcastle skills. Next time you come to South Padre Island, think about taking a sandcastle building class from Lucinda. As expected, Spring Break youngsters (most likely) have destroyed several of the sandcastles on the island. But there's more sand.
I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own - a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that the individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotism. It is enough for me to contemplate the mystery of conscious life perpetuating itself through all eternity, to reflect upon the marvelous structure of the universe which we can dimly perceive, and to try humbly to comprehend even an infinitesimal part of the intelligence manifested in nature.
We atheists lead happy lives, never concerned with the-dying-and-burn forever-in-hell nonsense. We know better. We enjoy happiness with our friends and neighbors and ignore all the greed and rituals that pay the parasite priests. Let them wallow in their medieval superstition while we enjoy all the wonders of our God-free universe.
As a scientist, I can not help feeling that all religions are on a tottering foundation. None is perfect or inspired. The idea that a good God would send people to a burning hell is utterly damnable to me. I don't want to have anything to do with such a God. I am in infidel today.
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