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Sophie

Sophie

As most of you may have surmised I am an animal lover and advocate. I am active in animal rescue and have a real soft spot in my heart for senior and special needs dogs and cats. I recently found the most wonderful and inspiring blog, Lessons from a paralyzed dog, this blog was started by Sharon an animal rights writer and co founder of an animal rescue group. Sophie is paralyzed and Sharon is the most amazing, generous and kind hearted person you will find. I also have special needs dogs and she invites her readers to tell their story, I did and she featured it on her blog. Click here to read it.

Sharon is an angel,  helping spread love and find forever homes for helpless homeless animals.  When I saw the photo of Sophie I was immediately touched and I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to Sharon and her wonderful blog, please visit and subscribe. The stories are interesting and heartwarming, read Sophie’s story, after you do you will know what love is!

It’s important to give back and recognize acts of kindness and generosity. In my opinion those that give of themselves helping the helpless, innocent animals deserve accolades. Prepare to be inspired.

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  1. Thank you for posting this – it’s utterly heartwarming and inspirational with some adorable photos! And just how gorgeous is Sophie? I totally agree with you about recognising acts of generosity and kindness and will be following Sharon’s beautiful blog

    February 9, 2014
    • I am so glad thank you. Reading about Sophie touched me so deeply I just had to share. Thank you so much.

      February 9, 2014
  2. I admire your love and care for animals, Suzanne. It is really inspiring for someone like me, who has never had a pet in her whole life! I think I missed something there! Viviana x

    February 9, 2014
    • You certainly learn valuable life lessons, and the range of emotions is mind blowing when you have a pet in your life and heart. It’s a tremendous commitment of time and energy and finances but what you get in return is worth every minute and dollar. Thanks so much Viviana.

      February 9, 2014
  3. What a beautiful warm spirited blog! I agree with you too, helping animals blesses us just as much as the animal. I had a cat a few years ago that needed special care from an injury…he couldn’t go to the bathroom by himself, so I had to help him clean him out daily and also had to take him to the vet every single day to have his bladder emptied. It cost me sooo much money but I loved him so much and I tried so much to give him the best possible chance at life and healing. He eventually had to be put down though, his injury never healed and the vet and I realized we were prolonging his discomfort. We all cried and I will forever miss him. He was the best cat ever.

    February 9, 2014
    • I instantly fell in love with the blog and Sophie, what a wonderful story about your special needs kitty, you showed much love and care while that kitty was with you. They may leave us physically but will always be in our hearts.

      February 9, 2014
  4. hcwsblog #

    Suzanne,
    I can’t thank you enough for highlighting Sophie’s story. It is my goal to create a website for everyone with disabled and special needs pets. Thank you for this opportunity to share our story.

    February 9, 2014
    • Sharon;
      I am so happy to share a little bit about your beautiful Sophie and the good work that you do!

      February 9, 2014
  5. This is great Suzanne. I’ll head over and read Sophies’s story. I am an animal lover too. We rescued our Hesster from an animal shelter when he was only 6 months old. Really too young to leave his mother. They didn’t know which dog was his mother because two “nursing” dogs came in with a litter of 9 and the puppies were nursing on both! He’s a big boy! 110lbs. big! He was hit by a car at 2 years old (chasing a rabbit into the street). No broken bones but a collapsed lung! 3 days in emergency and he made it! He has nerve damage on one of his front forelimbs so he hops around on three and puts his damaged paw down when he’s really tired. He is the sweetest most loving member of our family. He is very talkative and no matter what room in the house I am in…he’s there to keep me company, especially while I’m cooking….it’s his favorite show. :)

    February 9, 2014
    • Oh Hester sounds wonderful, I can imagine the pure bliss Hester experiences being in your kitchen, the aroma must be heavenly. It is so amazing how well they adapt isn’t it. I had a little dog that had to have both of his front legs amputated and he was not expected to live, he did and lived for 11 years walking on 2 legs. They are amazing and resilient and we could learn a thing or three from them. Thank you so much.

      February 9, 2014
      • Wow. It is amazing how a dog can adapt to walk on two legs, and for 11 years! True, we could learn from them if only we would open up. :) Really enjoyed your post.

        February 9, 2014
  6. This was very heartwarming, Suzanne. Your pugs are adorable and how lucky they are to have someone so thoughtful and caring there for them every day. My dog, Coco is also a rescue, and we are madly in love. My brother has a pug, like you, who is now battling cancer like a champ. He seems unphased and is still so full of life. They are just trying to keep Buddy happy and comfortable as he is quite old, especially for a pug.
    Loved your story.
    Sophia

    February 9, 2014
    • Rescue dogs are amazing, they are grateful for their new lives. Coco sounds wonderful. My heart goes out to your brothers pug, Buddy. I know that Buddy is happy and comfortable and your brother sounds wonderful. Thank you!

      February 9, 2014
  7. what a lovely story – pets are important family members – I agree – i first heard about pets with wheelchairs when I heard about a sheep, I think it was in the UK. Here is a link to another sheep with wheels http://metro.co.uk/2012/06/28/buster-the-sheep-gets-a-new-fleece-of-life-thanks-to-custom-made-wheelchair-484247/ – my cat is not special needs but I rescued him from Spain where he was in the pound (the swiss animal shelters wouldn’t let me adopt back at the time because I didn’t have a balcony and all my pleading to the tune of “wouldn’t it be better for me to keep an animal where it is loved than you to have it in a cage fell on deaf ears and so I had my cat flown in from Spain, Ridiculous but I love him dearly. And have now moved so he has a garden!

    February 9, 2014
    • OMG, really because you didn’t have a balcony. Thats crazy, you were so right, wouldn’t it be better for the kitty to be in a home where he/she is loved than in a cage in a pound. Thats crazy. Your Spanish cat I’m sure is pampered and given tons of love. Thank you so much, your cat must love the garden!!

      February 9, 2014
    • Oh yes and I love Buster the sheep, what a cool wheelchair. Thanks for the link, its a wonderful story.

      February 9, 2014
  8. Your pugs are lovely. You must devote a lot of time to looking after them and I am sure their health issues are a drain on your finances. But what shines through is the huge amount you love them. With good wishes to you and to Nando and Izzy. ;)

    February 9, 2014
    • Thank you so much, I love my little guys, they are the best, so sweet and well behaved (mostly).

      February 9, 2014
  9. Such a heartwarming story! Perfect prelude to Valentine’s Day because this is real love! By the way, Sophie knows how to wear glasses. ;)

    February 9, 2014
  10. Heartwarming – thank you for posting.

    February 10, 2014
  11. Very nice to see that there are people like this in the world!

    February 10, 2014
  12. Suzanne that was a lovely read. Really touching.
    Radhika

    February 10, 2014
  13. Suzanne, thank you so very much for introducing us to Sharon’s blog, as well as sharing your own story. So touching and inspiring!
    Jessica

    February 10, 2014
  14. ohlidia #

    What a wonderful story Suzanne! How lucky for all three of you to have each other. I can feel the love you have for Izzy and Nando and I know that they have this same love for you!

    February 11, 2014
    • Thanks so much Lidia, I do love my little sweeties, they are the best.

      February 11, 2014
  15. Thanks dear, I love your blog ! You have provided a good info through this blog about a pet. I’ve learned more through this blog.
    Really your your blog is top notch and very classy.
    Many thanks again for sharing.

    March 7, 2014

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