The ongoing Political Musings of a former (now Stray) Yellar Dawg Dem.
This is a Feminist Blog, in the tradition of Susan B. Anthony.
"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Monday, January 12, 2009
Prayers Answered, Jaclyn Is Back!
Well, I don't usually rejoice when an adoption fails. But in the case of Jaclyn... I had a hard time letting her go to begin with. And the fact that she was adopted, and well loved, by a woman who... it turns out... is likely being abused by her partner .... makes me even more glad that Jaclyn has come back to me.
The reason this is an answered prayer is because the hospice I work for is seeking pet visitors. It's something I have always wanted to do. I even wrote a paper on how animals heal... years ago.... when I was obtaining my BSN. Now, I just know that Jaclyn will be a wonderful therapy dog!
So... this evening I removed my new doggie from the list of adoptables and signed her up to be evaluated and certified for hospice visits. I took her shopping for her own personal leash and harness. She also got a new travel crate all her own, for our trips to and from facilities.
It is nice to have a pet of my own that is not an emotional wreck! LOL. I am soooo lucky that she is mine! (And the fact that she is tiny enough to play dress up doesn't hurt either!)
In "real life" Dawg is a mom, a nurse, a pet rescuer and a tireless advocate for animal rights.
Dawg is happily married for thirty years and has raised three awesome children. She holds an advanced degree in Family Science, wherein her research was focused on women's support circles during parturition. Her dedication to Women's Rights is directly affected by her belief that motherhood should not be a sentence to isolation and disenfranchisement.
Dawg is on hiatus from political bloggery d/t the intense demands of her engagement in the No Kill movement at this time. However, she remains influenced by PUMA politics and reads the blogs of her fellow PUMAs (at right) regularly.
Thanks for the Visit, all you Stray Dogs and PUMAs!
"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.