Have you ever tried to give well meaning advice and your friend or family member stubbornly refused it? Perhaps you tried to prevent an obvious disaster but the person you care about wants to do it their way?
Welcome to planet earth! People generally don't like receiving unsolicited advice, although we all love to give it. But if you dive deeper into the nooks and crannies of the human mind, you'll see that fear and ego can sometimes get in the way of the health and well-being of your dog.
Most people genuinely care about their animals and hearing that they could do something differently puts them on the defensive. Although they really want to do things right for their dog, they view well-meaning advice as a way of saying that they are neglecting their dog.
Personally, I am open to any kind of advice that is given to me in any area of my life, especially my dog. There are so many resources out there that can be researched to get the yays or nays about it, so why get on the defense and take offense? By receiving advice from someone doesn't mean you have to do it! Be thankful that there are caring people out there passing along something they experienced and want to share! Its up to you with how you proceed with that information.
Facebook has it's good and bad. A lot of things that are posted are questionable as being factual and a lot that has truth to it. I, to no surprise have a lot of dog pages that I have liked and see a lot of interesting information that can be helpful. There are also a lot of rescue pages that share a lot of dogs that are in need of homes. What an awesome way to get these pups out there and passed along in this country in the hopes of finding a foster home to get them off of the euthanasia list and eventually into their forever home.With statistics showing that there are 9,000 dogs killed a DAY in shelters, the more exposure these babies can get, the better.
Some of the pages that I like and see do wonders for these dogs are.....
~ Lady Bug the Pibble Mix - This page was started for a dog that was found on the streets. Their owner rescued her and called her Lady Bug. They are always passing along dogs that are in shelters and only have hours to live before they are euthanized. Most of the time, a little later that day they will share the same dog as being saved! Always nice to see.
~ Second Chance Rescue NYC - Second Chance is a 501c3 animal rescue organization that specializes in helping the Pit Bull Terrier dog. They focus on medical cases as well as abused & neglected animals. They believe all animals deserve a Second Chance. Their website is http://www.nycsecondchancerescue.org Check out their page, maybe you can save one of their babies!
~Ellie the pit bull - She is a beautiful pit bull who became 2013's American Dog Hero. Awesome as a pit she was recognized. Her page pretty much shows what she does to help people as a therapy dog and spreads the word about pit bulls and how good the breed really can be.
~ Dog Naturally Magazine - This page shares a lot of information if you are looking to care for your pets more holistically. A lot of different things you can do for your dog without having to give them drugs and healthier ways to feed your dog besides a bag of kibble. Their website is http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/ A lot of free online articles. Check them out!
I wont bore you with anymore.... for now. But I will pass along a cutie pie that is looking for their forever home....
Courtesy of Lady Bug the pibble mix page...
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