By Linda / The Squashed Tomato
Looking up "help" in the dictionary offers a number of definitions and uses. The two that stand out most to me are "Make it easier for someone to do something" and "Improve a situation or problem".
What I find strange is that, when people are asked to help animal rescue organisations, they often tend to assume that they are being asked for money and shake their heads. Others that truly do wish to be of assistance say that they feel helpless as they cannot adopt a rescue pet or cannot afford to make a donation. Read more...
CJ is a lovely, super handsome 2 year old Belgian Shepherd x Border Collie Boy. He was found roaming the streets, abused, full of mange and underfed. The clip show how he arrived at the AACL. Look at the pictures to see what a great recovery he has made! He has a beautiful shiny fluffy coat, is full of life and cant't wait to start all over again. It is time for him to experience the good sides of life, please give him his second chance, he longs for a home! Meet him at the Animal Anti Cruelty League in Bellville, you won't regret it. Call Helen or Alma on 021 951 3010 to find out more.
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South Africa is definitely fast approaching a cold, wet and wintery season for the next few months. When the Western Cape has already had its first snow, during April, it's a good indicator of cold times to come. I'm sure you've already unpacked your woolly jerseys, dusted off your boots and put on your winter sheets. Looking forward to cosy evenings spent by the fire with a glass of wine? You betcha! The change into winter mode has been made. Have you thought about your pet, though? Read more...
Looking at all the animals advertised on Gumtree I cannot help feeling a little sick to my stomach. All those animals being given away for free... is that really the value of an animal's life to the people placing those ads? What kind of person gives the offspring, the flesh and blood, of their own supposedly "beloved" pet away to a stranger without thinking twice or asking for some type of assurance that they can afford to care for him/her financially? Read more...
By Linda Harding / The Squashed Tomato
The music group Supertramp wrote these words in their famous song "Give a little bit of your love". Later in the song, they go on to say:
I think that if this song were written from a pet's perspective, they'd have to be changed to:
My Jack Russell is completely obsessed with her ball. She does not go anywhere or do anything without it. We cannot pick her up, hold her, rub her or stroke her without her staring at her ball. She sniffs every surface that it touches and she even goes to bed with it. Why does she do this and how do we control it?
The same as humans get obsessive compulsive disorder, so do dogs. You need to break this obsession by giving her something else other than her ball but also making sure that the something else does not become her new obsession. The first thing you need to do is hide that darn ball away when she is not looking and exchange it for another type of ball, just to see what her reaction is. Does she cross obsess and...Read more
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