Two articles to be posted next week will focus on my furry family members. We traveled to pay our final respects to their grandfather. The adventure offered contrast to a degree beyond my imagination.
Furry Grand Kids
Various conversations between my father and I came to mind as he was buried on Monday. In his home on the fireplace mantle were pictures of grandchildren. Among them were two photos of his furry grand kids. I am his only child with furry family members. During our telephone conversations, he always asked about their health. At the present time they are considered seniors.
Canine kids travel for a funeral
Traveling from Texas to Ohio is a twenty-one hour journey but when canine kids are in the vehicle the adventure, of course, is longer. The pet areas at rest stops gave all of us time to walk around, meet other pets, and an opportunity for pet lovers to get their fix. Several women and children walked up to me asking if they could pet my canine kids to get their pet fix. My boys acted as if I never give them attention when these strangers touched them.
Children volunteer to assist sheltered pets
The Austin Humane Society’s Humane Heroes program empowers children under fourteen to assist sheltered pets in a variety of ways. In the state of New York, Sean Martin, 11 years of age, has created a program called ‘Kids Adopt A Shelter’. The kids which he calls ‘adoptees’ socialize sheltered pets. Sean volunteers his time socializing cats at a local shelter. This young man feels great to donate and spend time with these pets seeking their new families.