Sunday, March 26, 2017

Puppy Love and a Little Dove

We had some wild weather over the weekend, so with clear skies today, I headed out for a morning walk.  My intent always is to nourish body and soul, seek beauty in my surroundings and commune with nature.
And there was some of that along the way.
Because if you're looking, it's there to find.
But there's also things I don't want to really see.
Like the further destruction of the walking path closest to our home, along with the removal of even more trees, because of road expansion.
Garbage everywhere because people can't seem to bother themselves to dispose of it properly.
And even though puppies are super cute and precious, I certainly don't like to see them abandoned and alone.
I found these two sweeties next to a trashcan by a park, and after talking with several homeowners near there who didn't know who they belonged to, I carried them home with me.
 I mean, seriously.
Could you just walk away from these innocent babies?
While they slept on the balcony, I posted about them on Instagram and am so grateful that a very sweet follower, whom I've never met (til now), volunteered to foster until homes can be found.
She came and picked them up with plans to bathe them and then get them vaccinated tomorrow.
My animal whisperer vibes must have been on high frequency today because as I came back upstairs after handing the puppies over, I found this little dove in our stairwell desperately trying to find its way out.  It kept flying into a sealed window over and over and couldn't be shooed downstairs so I had to literally capture it, take it downstairs and release it.  

All I could do was laugh.  Definitely not at all what I had planned when I walked out my door this morning.

Have a blessed day!


Alexandra MacVean said...

YOU are SO incredibly wonderful!! It really breaks my heart what people do anymore. So glad you were there to find them and take them home with you. And blessings to the individual who's willing to care for them until new homes are found. SO heartbreaking to see that. I would have taken them home, too.

Wishing you a lovely weekend. x

Mereknits said...

You're the best. I am so glad you rescued the puppies nd the dove. BLess your friend for taking them in and fostering them.

Quinn said...

I think it's such a gift that sometimes we're SHOWN that yes, we are in the right place at the right time. (I try to remember this at moments when it doesn't feel that way at all.) So glad you were able to capture and release the dove - it IS really difficult to help some critters! - and also find help for the pups. I still sometimes think about the darling kitty you had to find a place for, and hope that there was a happy ending there as well.
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

Linda said...

God bless you for taking care of those sweet babies. :) I firmly believe that the Lord always puts us in the right place at the right time.

Tomorrow, I'll drive my parents to my Uncle Don's funeral. He was last remaining Uncle and now there's only his wife, Aunt Mary (my Mom's only remaining sister - 2 years younger than my Mom) who is left. Part of life, and these are people in their 80s so to be expected at some point, but still never ever easy when someone was such a large part of your life for so long. There are certain people, larger than life, who you never really expect to die. So, this will be 3 or 4 funerals already for us this new year and of course my Mom's health is an ongoing saga. She is basically having numerous strokes at various times - some TIAs and others actual strokes and we learned that the dementia she has is due to the brain damage from all of her strokes over the past 10+ years.

Anyway, that's the start of our week, but better days are ahead with much fun in the forecast for the beginning of April with the arrival of our daughter and her girlfriend from Canada and my sister and her family all here on the same weekend for a great big sleepover in our tiny home. There will be lots of fun in store though and I'm looking forward to those days.

Hope you have a great new week,

Teresa Kasner said...

Just when I didn't know I could admire you more.. I do. Thank you for saving those fur babies. And the bird. You rock! I'm glad you went out today and performed so many good deeds. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Pradeepa said...

So cute puppies! It was very kind of you to find a shelter for them. I wish I could do the same with the puppies that roam around nearby. If I lived in a house that allowed pets I would bring in all the stray pups that I see on the road.

Pam Jackson said...

Oh...I love the puppies! I have one fur baby and he is my bud. They are adorable.

Createology said...

Tammy Dear our world needs more kind and loving souls such as yourself. I believe in general people do not have respect for others or their surroundings. How else can garbage be explained, or those precious puppies left alone and afraid. Bless you for taking the time and care to be a good example of human kindness in our world. The Dove of Peace thanks you too. <3

Maya Kuzman said...

Well, you certainly had an interesting day! Great to hear the pups are safe! There is always an angel on guard - you being one of them!

Tanna said...

You were the Mother Teresa of the animal world this day, dear Tammy!

I never understand people who... leave little animals to suffer... spread their trash around... or basically disrespect the earth and others. Sad.

May you continue to spread beauty and love and compassion in your part of this world. blessings and hugs ~ tanna

miruspeg said...

Oh you are a lovely soul Tammy, a very inspiring one! And your Instagram friend is an Angel.
It has been raining on and off for the whole month of March in Sydney, Australia but the last couple of days have been glorious.
So like you I have been out and about smelling the roses......nature is so so gorgeous when the sun is shining and a slight breeze is blowing.

Well my inspiring friend, keep shining your lovely light.
Big hugs
Peggy xxxx

kathyinozarks said...

Oh Wow Tammy what a special day you had.
That worked out so well with the puppies thank you for doing that for them. and helping the dove too
I get very upset when I see trash around like that too, especially in the parks where I usually bring a bag to pick it up.
Hope the rest of your week is awesome

Betsy said...

You are such a kind and loving person Tammy. Thank you for taking care of those sweet little puppies and making sure they were safe. And then to rescue that sweet little bird too. I'll never understand why people do the things that they do. How difficult is it to find a place to throw away your garbage? You definitely did your part today Tammy and I thank you.
Blessings, Betsy

Phyllis Brandon said...

Hi Tammy, I'm so glad you were able to help the puppies and the dove. And yes, it's a sin and a shame that people are too lazy to do the right thing by animals....or the trash!

Phyllis Brandon said...

Hi Tammy, I'm so glad you were able to help the puppies and the dove. It's a sin and a shame that people are too lazy to do the right thing for animals....AND trash!

Kit said...

Oh my dear Tammy! You are the best person around, my daughter would be so proud of you for scooping those puppies up. :) We need more folks like you in the world. :) Kit

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Tammy, I am visiting you via Mini's blog.
It breaks my heart to hear of animals being abandoned. I'm so glad you were able to help the puppies .... I hope they soon find their forever home ..... if they haven't already!
Funnily only last week my husband and I were travelling in London, when we got on a bus at the same time as a young man with a very young dog .... we got talking, and discovered he had been on holiday in Spain when his little dog "found" him. His dog had been abandoned too! He had tried to find whose dog it was, the people he was staying with told him they were aware of the dog ..... they said it would probably be used for hunting. On the day the young man was due to leave Spain he went to see the dog for the last time. He said as he left the dog it followed him, so close it was stepping on the back of his feet as he walked away! He couldn't just leave the little sweetie, and arranged for his friends in Spain to sort out its vaccinations etc and eventually the little sweetie was with him here in England!!
I'm so glad there are nice people, such as yourself, and this guy, out there to save these helpless animals!
And what a shame plastic bottles and packets were ever invented ..... it's not difficult is it, if people can carry these packages to use them, they should carry them home too!!! Aargh! It's so frustrating!
Barbara x

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
How lucky those babies were that you came passing by to rescue them.
What a great soul to pick them up and taking care till they find a forever home!

Mary said...

Oh, Tammy, I'm thanking God for putting you there to save those precious puppies. It hurts my soul to think of them abandoned ;*(. Thank you for helping the dove, too. You make a difference in your world. Hugs, Mary (vintage comfort)

Jodiebodie said...

Bless you, Tammy, for your kindness towards the animals that needed help!
How wonderful that someone was able to give the puppies a home, thanks to your efforts.

I was surprised to see your picture of rubbish just lying around, especially the plastic drink bottles. Where I live, there is a deposit system for recycling drink containers. Whenever plastic bottles, drink cartons and aluminium cans are presented for recycling, they each earn a 10c deposit. It must be making a difference because when I have travelled between states, one could see a big difference between the amounts of roadside rubbish as soon as the border was crossed (into a neighbouring state that doesn't have a recycling deposit system).

My local council also has a 3-bin recycling system for general rubbish, recyclables and green waste but before a system like that can work, people need educating to use a bin in the first place I suppose!

We need more people like you who are kind and who care about the environment.
I enjoy the pictures from your walk, Tammy. xx

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