Tag Archives: Animal Human Relationship

Where’s the Compassion?


Like so many other people around the world I am numbed by the death of Harambe, the Silver Back Gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. His death is surrounded by debate, analysis, criticism, critique, judgment, blame, petitions and more. The racket of righteous outpourings is blaming everyone and their dog. On both my personal Facebook page and my […]

Remembering Harambe on Memorial Day

silver back gorilla Harambe

Remembering Harambe this Memorial Day. Please stand with me in support of Harambe, remembering his life, asking his life was not in vain. While I know that many express grief through debate, analysis, criticism, critique, judgment and/or petitions, etc, this post is specifically for sending Harambe support, well wishes and gratitude for his life. Don’t we […]

Are Our Pets Our Children?

dog westie white pink baby carriage

Pets have become an intrinsic part of our family structure. As Nathan Winograd says, in the past decades they have moved from the barnyard, to the backyard, to our bedrooms. Yet it seems as if the pets are taking on a new role in society: becoming our children. We are pet moms and dads, they are our kids, our […]

Lessons From A Cat

black cat plant

It’s coming up to the 16 year anniversary that I had to help my first animal pal, Pookie, transition. Of course, back in 2000, the euphemism I used was “put Pookie down”, I didn’t yet understand about transitions. She came to me when I was 40+ years old, my first ever animal pal (back then, I used the word […]

So, Who Asked the Animals, Anyway?

dog face closeup through wire black and white

In the past I’ve done volunteer work with different humane societies and rescues, communicating with the animals and passing their needs and requests on to the human powers-that-be. I wasn’t surprised by what the animals requested, but often the administration, staff and volunteers were thunderstruck by the animals’ requests and wisdom. One case in particular […]