September Blogging Challenge: A Cause I’m Passionate About

For today’s SBC, I’m going to talk a bit about a cause I’m passionate about: pet adoption and pug rescue.

We all know that the terrible reason animal rescues exist. Every day animals are rescued from horrible living conditions, or are simply abandoned, or brought in needing a new home.

Animal rescue is very important to me, and as a pug owner, I follow a lot of pug rescues. What saddens me the most is that the sad stories I see of pugs coming into the various rescues are just a few of hundreds, thousands, millions of stories from animals all over the world. I see pugs needing surgery simply because their owners didn’t care enough to take care of them. I see stories of people who realized they couldn’t care for their pet and brought them into the rescue for the pug to find a better home.

While following the pug rescues on social media can be disheartening, my heart is always uplifted when I see people come together for a common cause, such as saving Pickles from losing an eye or driving a pug to a new home.

I encourage you to donate to your local animal rescues. If you can’t donate with funds, rescues often need volunteers or goods. If you can’t donate time or goods, follow them on social media and use your social accounts to share the animals’ stories. Spread the word and encourage others to do the same.

Now let’s talk about pet adoption.

Pet adoption is fantastic, but it can be challenging. You need to be extremely patient with adopted pets, especially those who may have not had the best life. It can be hard to understand the animal especially if you don’t know their back story. So remember that if you plan on adopting a rescue animal, remember to be extra patient and kind.

Thankful Thursday (Girl Meets Life September Blogging Challenge)

I came across Girl Meets Life’s September Blogging Challenge, and wanted to hop on board.

Here’s my Thankful Thursday. (You can view the entire blogging challenge here.)

I could go on and on about how much my pug has touched my life. She’s taught me so many lessons, especially about knowing when to rest. She calms me and continually surprises me with her strength. She suffers with a back disease that is a form of slow paralysis, and yet she plays like she’s still a puppy.

I’m so thankful to have this little creature in my life.

Thankful Thursday

A Pug and Her Dinner

Happy Friday everyone!For some Friday cuteness, here’s a video my sister took of my pug on the way home from her walk and about to eat dinner. (She runs funny because she has a back disease so she doesn’t have much control of her back legs.)
However, that doesn’t stop her. And we should all feel this excited to eat dinner. Eat good food, with good company, and a tiny furry audience. (I’m looking at you, Jax and Elsa.)

Speaking of dinner, tonight’s main dish was amazing. We had BLTAs. (That, my friend, is a bacon, lettuce, tomato, and avocado sandwich.)

Happy Halloween: A Collection of Cute Things.

Hi everyone! Are you dressing up today?
Here’s a collection of some of my favorite and adorable Halloween-related things from around the Internet:

Recipes:

Homemade Crispy Twix Bars from Oh She Glows.

Pumpkin Cheese Balls from Betty Crocker via Pinterest.

Homemade Mounds Bars from Chocolate Covered Katie

Spiced Applesauce recipe from Emily Ellyn.

Pumpkin Designs:

Lace Pumpkin.

Pugs in Costumes:

Happy Halloween! I plan on watching a few Halloween-related movies: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” “Casper,” and of course, “Hocus Pocus.” Stay safe and have a great day!

~Ashley

Daily Discovery: Beautiful Pets from Operation Beautiful

Happy Monday everyone!

Last week, Operation Beautiful, a site dedicated to ending negative talk, had asked for pictures of dogs and a cute story about why they were special to us. I was hoping my entry wouldn’t be too late, since I took it Friday morning.

We had all three dogs at our apartment (my pug and both of my sisters’ dogs) and usually, taking pictures of my pug is fairly easy to do. Not that day. It took about twelve shots of all the dogs running back and forth, photobombing the camera, and thinking I had treats before I finally got a great shot and submitted it. Phew!

Anyway, I was excited to see, as I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed this morning, that Elsa, along with a few other absolutely adorable dogs, was featured on the Operation Beautiful Beautiful Pets post here. I highly suggest going over to the site if you haven’t already and check out the pets post, along with other posts.

I love Operation Beautiful and it’s mission, which you can check out here. And a huge thanks to Caitlin, who also blogs at Healthy Tipping Point for being such an inspiration.

I’ll leave you with the picture I shared, but I hope you go over to the site to check out the rest (you can click on the image and it will take you there):

Have a great day!

~Ashley