Despite the tragedy and profound sense of losses, we can still hope and seek a silver lining this holiday season by giving from the heart to heal hearts.
I have compiled a list of organizations or companies that want to help the greater good by doing good. Please consider their efforts when you are gifting others’ during the holidays or just “any day”.
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Yesterday, I happened upon a dog adoption day at a local pet store. (Karma) I must admit I felt a bit conflicted when I saw families with kids still in strollers making adoption requests. Was this the right time to adopt a puppy? Was this fair to the child? The dog?
I did some online research to find out what would be the best “practices” for having a new dog enter a home with a young child. Some articles were positive, yet many were cautious. I found that little humans and little doggies don’t always mix. Some experts gave suggestions such as teaching the words “gentle” to both and having them co-habitate with constant supervision. Special techniques were offered on sites that had dog rescues with the words “supervision” and “socialization” stressed. The use of a kennel to help contain the dog, if needed, was sometimes suggested, as well.
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