What do they all have in common? They are totally in season!
I got nominated twice in the last few days for the Blogger Family Award. I was getting ready to start a post about it and, while looking back through old comments and stuff, realized that I have actually been nominated for a few lately….and totally ignored them. Wow. I’m a bit of an arse, aren’t I? I swear, I missed them by accident and I am so sorry that I didn’t collect! It is so flattering, and it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside every time it happens, so thank you to those of you that nominated me!!! Rather than pick and choose which ones I “collect”, I’m not going to do any of them. That, err, makes sense, right? Seems better than leaving someone out.
Noticing the cute puppies throughout this post? If you have ever spent any time volunteering in a shelter or with a rescue, you know that this is the dreaded time of year: Puppy Season. Yes, puppies are dreaded. Why? Because they are dropped off faster than you can say, “spayandneuter!”
Everyone is left scrambling to secure a safe spot for them outside of the shelter. Even though it’s super heartwarming to see how hard everyone works to save them, it makes you want to scream and shout and cry because the solution to this problem is so simple: spay and neuter and never get here in the first place. There is no good reason for this problem to even exist; we have the tools to prevent it: education, low cost clinics, and vouchers, just to name a few. But for now, I digress.
And last but not least, it’s wedding season! My own wedding is the reason my blog is barely in existence this days. But now that it’s over, we’ve moved, are getting settled into our new house, and I’ve landed a job, I should be able to get back to the important things in life, like volunteering and blogging! I’ll leave you with a couple of my favorite pictures from the wedding:
Ok, I promise no more wedding talk. That’s not why you’re here! If any of the puppies shown here catch your eye, please comment or shoot me an email!