Apparently once I click “publish” today this will be the 500th post of Rescued Insanity. Who saw that coming? I didn’t even realize the numbers were so high until I logged in this morning. I feel bad for not having a speech prepared. At the very least I should have a brass band and free cake for all the children. Maybe even a bouncy castle.
But I guess this is a dog blog and such things are probably inappropriate for noise-sensitive canines. Perhaps it’s even more fitting that today I planned on sharing other posts that have given me pause this week. It feels a little like phoning it in but after our rocky weekend, I think I am in need of a little quiet. When things don’t go as expected it’s so easy for me to get discouraged. I find myself questioning things I was so certain of just a short time ago. When I am treading water like this, I find listening to others helps me regain perspective. Here’s hoping, anyway.
But I digress. I think after 500 articles, I have done enough talking for now. Here is what some of you have had to say recently:
The one that made me want to change the world:
No Dog About It – In their own words “On average, if each animal shelter in the USA adopts out or transfers to rescue groups an extra three animals on June 11, the USA can become a no kill nation, even if it is for Just One Day.” A worthy cause, don’t you think?
The one that made me nod in sympathy:
Doggerel – I march Blue over the sidewalk into the street and, suddenly, he starts beeping. He ducks his head and his tail and then I realize… CRAP. I just walked that dog straight through an invisible fence.
The one that made me fall in love with polar bears all over again:
Fido and Wino – I won’t wreck it for you… actually, yes I will… the baby caribou DOES NOT DIE PEOPLE. I repeat: THE WEE INNOCENT CARIBOU IS OKAY. It’s all gonna be okay.
The one that made me laugh out loud in public:
Life With Sampson and Delilah – Ooops, I guess Hubby’s thinking with his big head because if he was thinking with the little one he’d know he’s not scoring any points with me on this one.
The one that made me feel like a big jerk:
Mindful Leadership – But even caring, positive and relationship-oriented owners can fall prey to pressure and, even if just temporarily, lose sight of the “dog” part in dog sports.
The one that made me feel a tiny big better about myself:
Pawcurious – Posting a picture of a dog with some stuff on his head? OFF WITH YOUR HEAD! Your dog must spend their waking hours at your feet, attending approved positive-reinforcement classes, eating internet approved high end food, or hiking (on lead, of course).
The one that made me want to want to jump around the room with my fist in the air:
I Still Want More Puppies – Captain Pug. He’s my hero. Going to take pollution down to zero. He is cuteness magnified, and he’s fighting on the planet’s side.
The one that made me angry:
The Poodle (and Dog) Blog – They obviously know that there is a problem or they wouldn’t try to secretly bribe a customer whose dog had gotten sick and then lie about it.
The one that made me go awwww:
Kenzo the Hovawart – We loved all our cats equally we thought, but the bond with Pjevs had evolved beyond that. It was the love he gave in return so abundantly, that had given him a special place in our hearts.
Have you read anything you want to share?