“Donations for the Animals”

The Roses and Thorns of Life

Those who follow my blog each day,  I am donating 100%, every penny, of my personal profits to help animals in the aftermath of Harvey during this time of such immense tragedy.

Please SHARE my blog post, SHARE my books.   Let me help those who inspired me to write so many of my stories…….

Thank you.

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“Always check the wheel….words of advice for all mice lovers”

The Roses and Thorns of Life

If you read my blogs, you know I have a pet mouse.  Having a mouse has made me realize the intelligence these tiny beings have.   Each morning, my Blaze comes to the rungs of his cage and sticks out his tiny nose and mouse paws at this strange creature singing Good Morning……….okay, it’s for the corn muffin or pancake treat that comes with his morning vegetable or fruit.

The one worry of anyone who owns a mouse is his escaping.    Blaze’s cage needs to be cleaned every couple of days……..mice have their own particular “aroma”…..it can be quite pungent……to put it nicely…….I call him stinky  :-).

Anyway, after years of caring for small beings like dwarf hamsters, I have come up with a pretty good method, which I though fool proof.  Until this morning.  I have a large plastic bin, which I put Blaze’s entire cage inside…

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“Just not right”………turning away a life in a storm because it is has fur……….

The Roses and Thorns of Life

There is a face in the news today……..reporters like to take photographs of faces, faces in anguish……it makes for a good story.

Nothing says suffering like capturing the face of someone crying over the ruins of their home, devastated by a tornado…….

Today’s face was just as powerful.

It was the face of a young mother, her child at her side, her furry child wrapped in a blanket in her arms……..

It was the face of hope turned suddenly into despair.    It was the face of someone who had walked in a flood zone, bringing her family to a place of shelter and being told that one member of her family could not come inside……..

People look on in disbelief at the photos of dogs left chained in the yard with flood waters rising around them……….people look on in disbelief as a photo of a dog carrying a big…

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“I Fell Asleep Shirl Knobloch and Awoke June Lockhart”

The Roses and Thorns of Life

This morning, 6:30 a.m.,  I came downstairs to a Lassie episode.   Landon was racing through the house, first barking at me, then at my husband.  This wasn’t just barking hello, this was I’m stuck in a well type of barking………

It was as if I were in a Lassie episode; I was June Lockhart asking…..”What is it girl”……..er..boy?

This persisted a few minutes…….frenzied barking, running to me, running to the bathtub, running to my husband, more frenzied barking………

My husband turned to me and said………..”Landon closed the door on himself last night, he was stuck in the bathroom.”

Landon likes to lie on the bathroom floor; I guess the cold tile feels good, and if ever there was a place for stinky smells to linger……well……….

Anyway, the trauma must have intensified because yesterday was bath day…….Ah, I have a collie stuck in a well….eh……bathroom……….

Signed,

JuneLassie

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