Monthly Archives: February 2012

Ignorance is Bliss

When I read about U.S. history, slavery, and the Civil Rights Movement, I often wonder how we could have been complacent for so long in our discrimination and the inhumane treatment of other human beings.  However, I recognize judgment is … Continue reading

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Free-Roaming Felines: Not So Funny Meow, Is It?

There isn’t really anything funny about community cats, but I just couldn’t resist a Super Troopers reference in a blog entry about cats! Community cats are also sometimes called feral cats or colony cats – they’re essentially cats who live … Continue reading

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Everyone Loves an Underdog

Why do we cheer for the underdog? Underdog stories about people tend to be relatable. The underdogs come across as genuine and unpretentious; they succeed with hard work and dedication. They inspire us and give us hope. And underdog stories … Continue reading

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The Power of Pitties and Petitions

It’s no secret that pit bulls have a special place in my heart, so picking Ava as my internship project dog at Best Friends was an easy choice. She reminds me a lot of Slaw – she’s confident, loves to … Continue reading

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How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?

This week I had the pleasure of spending an entire afternoon at the Best Friends Puppy Preschool. Puppies are a lot of work, but it seems impossible to have a bad day while watching them joyfully running around the park, … Continue reading

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Watch, Listen, and Learn

During the last two weeks at Best Friends, I have had the opportunity to work with many types of animals; including dogs, cats, birds, pigs, horses, and various wildlife at the rehabilitation center. In each of these areas, I have … Continue reading

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