Happy Birthday to Me!

  • Posted: June 30, 2015  by Karen Ragusa   -  
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Trying to cram in a decade of thoughts into the time it takes the hair dye to cover my divine blondness on my head:) I didn’t respond last year for many reasons, but I want all of you to know that the little messages mean a lot. About 10 years

Pet Parenting 101: The Cost of Owning a Pet

  • Posted: June 3, 2014  by Karen Ragusa   -  
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  I received an email recently from a prospective adopter. This man was inquiring about three particular dogs in our organization. I wanted more information from him, so I replied back to ask if he could call me to discuss those three dogs and his needs in more detail. His

Blessed with chickens

  • Posted: May 16, 2014  by Karen Ragusa   -  
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Some eighteen months ago, I sat on a sunny weekend afternoon outside and while watching the dogs romp around and journaling, I made a mental commitment to stay in touch with the universe. Regretfully it did not occur; but now… I sit here now finally willing to be devoted to

The Fencing in Complete!

  • Posted: July 9, 2013  by Karen Ragusa   -  
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We have finally finished with fencing on the Caring 4 Creatures property!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to all of our WONDERFUL volunteers: Darryl, Bobby, Herman, Jose, Tia, and the three boys shown here who brought it HOME and GOT IT DONE!!! After 6 months, our fencing on the new property is finally in

OUR ask to YOU

  • Posted: May 25, 2013  by Karen Ragusa   -  
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To preface this message, please make sure to read part one of this story first. This will help to tell the full story of why this petition of ours is so important. To quote from that original article: At least 6 animals within our organization have passed their one year anniversary

Sometimes all you need is a near death experience to think a little clearer

  • Posted: May 24, 2013  by Karen Ragusa   -  
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So Friday, May 17th started out as a pretty normal day… until I thought I was dying. As usual, too many pups reside here, and of those add on some 7 week old Lab mix babies that don’t need to grow up with us. Jenna and I were just finishing

Through the Eyes of Lennox, the Imprisoned

  • Posted: July 12, 2012  by Karen Ragusa   -  
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Imprisoned…locked up, jailed, incarcerated, behind bars, captive, caged, put away, detained, interned, confined, trapped, shut in, etc., etc., etc…. Whatever the word used, this author’s writing is in honor in memory of Lennox. I am afraid that on July 11, 2012, this “bully breed” dog was sentenced to die in Belfast,

Help! My pet’s shedding is driving me crazy!

  • Posted: July 10, 2012  by Karen Ragusa   -  
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Do I love my pet? YES. Do I love it’s hair? NO! All dogs have 3 types of hair: Primary hair- the outer coat, typically the longest and most stiff and the hardest for water to penetrate Secondary hair- the under coat, usually shorter and extremely fluffy and used for

Dreamer’s Story

The momma, now named Dreamer (cuz her eyes are so dreamy) and her 10 babies are holding their own. One died (which made 11 babies in all) as a result of hypothermia. She was cold when picked up from Dekalb a/c and nothing could be done to bring her back. Thanks

Sylvia

Just spoke to Dr. Watson… He will sedate her one more time for a thorough cleaning and “look see” but it appears that all things have gone better for this girl than we could have hoped for. I have identified a “medical foster” who lives far away but has agreed