Brief pause

I am going to stop writing posts for a short time to give myself time after the death of my husky Bonito, known around the house as Bonito Braveheart. I expect to be back with new recipes, projects, etc after that. Meanwhile, I’m asking all my readers to reflect on what animals mean to us in our daily lives, and consider a donation to a favorite animal-related charity. In economic hard times, often animals are the first to suffer, as scarce resources are diverted away from them to causes that seem more pressing. Donate, offer to be a rescue animal foster parent, or better yet adopt a rescue animal yourself. Please consider adopting an adult animal, since it’s harder to find homes for them. And if you already have pets, enjoy every minute with them. Best wishes, Heather

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Pamela Rogers on October 8, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Good morning, Heather,

    I just read your website via Kitchen Gardeners.

    Let me extend my sympathies to you on the death of your beloved dog. How precious are our pets and all animals. They teach us how to love unconditionally. How they fill our hearts.

    Our own dogs have always come from shelters/rescue organizations. We support these organizations gratefully.

    Pamela Rogers
    Albuquerque, New Mexico


    • Posted by wooddogs3 on October 15, 2010 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind words and for adopting rescue animals. I have seen a bumper sticker around town that’s shaped like a pawprint and says “Who rescued who?” and I think that sums up the rescue-animal relationship. Again, thanks for your response.


  2. I am reading your blog. I know some time has passed now, but I am really sorry you lost your beautiful dog. There is no worse day. When enough time passes, it’s like we get them back a little bit, because you can think of them without the acute pain. I hope the passing of time eases the pain for you.


    • Posted by wooddogs3 on August 27, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment. I have found myself a little draggy lately, and when I got your comment I realized that it was because at this time last year I was walking Bonito through his last days. He was a once-in-a-lifetime dog. But I have to add that I am so grateful for my current and past rescue dogs, including the latest one, Jack, a nine year old black lab who came to me a couple of months after Bonito died. We are so lucky to share our lives with them.


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