Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Puppy #7 lost is his battle yesterday

Your Short Mortal Visit
> That day full of miracles watching as each pup arrived
> an experience so precious to see them alive
> the first breathe that you took a gift to us all
> a glorious moment to one oh so small
> That night up above a star crossed the sky
> with it's trail so bright it made us cry
> we knew it was a message from the 8th pup that passed
> just a reminder to us that his spirit would last
> The second shooting star was sent as a sign
> that your departed brother the 8th could not leave you behind
> your few days of struggle to stay on this earth
> have come to a close shortly after your birth
> Now your together again with your brother
> leaving your 7 siblings to be nursed by your mother
> your purpose is now to protect from up high
> and watch over the others and comfort our cries
> It's hard to accept this fate which was dealt
> to such a fragile life to which we have felt
> such love and compassion since you were born
> that our hearts now hurt as if they were torn
> Time will help us come to accept
> that you were needed to help others who slept
> an eternal sleep at peace in heaven
> and this special mission bestowed on you number 7.
> This poem a tribute to the pup who has fought
> to remain in our midst but instead he has taught
> a lesson of life beyond what we know
> a place called Heaven for which we will go.
> May your wings carry you swiftly!
> Alan Bridges
> October 26th, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Phoebe a Rescue from a local shelter gave birth

to 9 pups, one did not make it. Our volunteer Alan wrote this poem in memory of puppy number 8 who went to the Rainbow Bridge.

The Joy of Life

A simple breathe a beating heart
a fragile life has found a start
in a world of desperate need
to hold the product of Gods seed

This delicate tiny puppy will grow
to capture the hearts of those who know
the value that these friends can bring
unconditional love that means everything

As I hold this creature oh so small
I will think to myself how lucky are all
who will come to know this puppy in
the gift will be won when smiles do shine

Perhaps a special purpose will be
the mission of this pup we'll see
to warm the hearts of the elder and sick
or bring joy of a pet who loves to fetch sticks

Whatever the case I know we must
care for this precious life and trust
that God will take care of the rest you see
our lives enriched by this creature indeed!!

Alan Bridges
October 2009

Dedicated to number 8 who only made his brief appearance to remind us
how precious and fragile life really is. That was his purpose.
Mission Accomplished!
Gods speed #8

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cat Rescuers and Lovers

Subject: Cat Rescue documentary - help spread the word

Received: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 1:39 PM

Dear Cat Rescuers,

We are the filmmakers who made the documentary Cat City that was recently broadcast on Global Television across Canada.
We are contacting you as we continue to get the word out to as many people as possible about the documentary and the important issues presented in it.
Many animal welfare groups and others have come on board by posting a link to our website (www.catcitydocumentary.com) and to the You Tube trailer of the film on their sites, Facebook groups and blogs.
By doing this they are helping us educate as many people as possible.
We invite you to join us in this important campaign.

Thank you,

The Cat City documentary team

Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=108340139712

YouTube Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9x1sOzaYU0#

Friday, October 9, 2009



Photo of Logan
Name: Logan


Dog (Canine)



Size / Weight:

Medium / 20.0 lbs

Date of Birth:

Jun 6, 2004

Coat Type:

Short Smooth

Coat Pattern:


Coat Colors:

Black / White & Tan

Tail Type:



50% Mini Husky
50% Pomeranian




Logan is 5yrs old Born June/2004
0005456 (Tag)

Date Lost:

Oct 6, 2009

Last Seen:

(Steeles & Hwy 400) Vaughan - Heading north on hwy 400, Ontario , Canada




Was at mothers home. Stranger came to door. Visiting relative opened it and he got out, ran to Steeles then up the exit ramp of hwy 400. Last seen by York Region Police headed north on Hwy 400.

If Found Please Contact:
Lene Francis
Email: francmortgages@sympatico.ca
Phone: 416-648-8226

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Canine thyroid disease By Catherine O'Driscoll

For more information read this interesting
article, here is the link as it was too long to post here.


Why did Oliver Die?????

Why did Oliver die?
By Catherine O'Driscoll

When Oliver was four years old, we awoke one morning to find that his back legs were paralysed. Although we rushed him to the vet and left him there on a steroid drip, our little boy died that afternoon.

For two years, I asked every vet I met: “why?”. Eventually, I learnt that Oliver had had a fatal reaction to a booster vaccine.

One of the known and acknowledged side-effects of vaccines is ‘encephalitis’, which is the Latin name meaning ‘inflammation of the brain’, which can also involve lesions throughout the brain and central nervous system. One of the symptoms of encephalitis is ‘paresis’, which means paralysis of one or more limbs. Some dogs and humans will recover from vaccine-induced encephalitis, others will die.

In the human field, encephalitis is sometimes called polio. Sometimes it is called Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Sometimes it is called meningitis. All of these conditions are well-documented post vaccination. If you would like to read more about the effects of vaccines, particularly in relation to potentially mandatory swine flu vaccines coming up following a predicted human pandemic, please email me at catherine@carsegray.co.uk for a free copy of the July 2009 CHC newsletter.

You might also be interested to know that Prudence, who died when she was six, suffered from leukaemia, which has also been linked to vaccines. Many scientific studies point towards the practice of cultivating vaccine components on eggs. It is thought that an avian leukaemia virus finds its way into the vaccine, causing cross-species infection.

Samson also suffered at the hands of vaccines. Sam had a reaction to his second puppy shot: his back legs became paralysed. Luckily, Sammie recovered but the next year, when he was boosted, his head swelled like a football and he went running around screaming. By the age of two he was diagnosed with autoimmune disease, and he died of cancer at the age of five. There is much evidence, now, linking the practice of vaccination to the rise of cancer in human and animal species. If you’d like to read more about this, click here.

The good news is that, by the time Oliver, Prudence and Samson had died, I had learnt not to vaccinate my dogs, and to feed them real food.

Chappie and Sophie, although suffering from thyroid disease (which can be vaccine induced) and arthritis (which can also be vaccine induced), thrived on the new regime and lived until they were 17 years of age – which is fairly uncommon for Golden Retrievers. Gwinnie, who was only vaccinated as a puppy, lived until she was 15.
Edward and Daniel, now 12, have never received a single vaccine. Their vet bills have averaged around £10 ($20) per year. They continue to teach me.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A Special Day

Dear Friends, Animal Lovers, Animal Rescuers: Today is October 4th, the traditional feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. How lovely to have a day devoted to the Patron Saint of Animals. Whether believer or not, it's a lovely reminder of those who have come before us, a testament to those who dedicate themselves and their lives to the voiceless, and perhaps a little inspiration to continue their goods works in their name. That said, let's take a moment to consider compassion towards each other as rescuers, and towards the little ones, the voiceless, who only have us.
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