I Died Today.

Though this is a very hard thing to read, it must be read and shared. Pets deserve respect, dignity,honor, and love just like any living, breathing being on earth. They have so much to teach us and we need to open not only our minds to those lessons, but our hearts. I truly believe if we understood what they are teaching us that the world would find peace. I really do.

I Died Today.

“I died today. You got tired of me and took me to the shelter. They were overcrowded and I drew an unlucky number. I am in a black plastic bag in a landfill now. Some other puppy will get the barely used leash you left. My collar was dirty and too small, but the lady took it off before she sent me to the Rainbow Bridge . Would I still be at home if I hadn’t chewed your shoe? I didn’t know what it was, but it was leather, and it was on the floor. I was just playing. You forgot to get puppy toys. Would I still be at home if I had been housebroken? Rubbing my nose in what I did only made me ashamed that I had to go at all. There are books and obedience teachers that would have taught you how to teach me to go to the door. Would I still be at home if I hadn’t brought fleas into the house? Without anti-flea medicine, I couldn’t get them off of me after you left me in the yard for days. Would I still be at home if I hadn’t barked? I was only saying, “I’m scared, I’m lonely, I’m here, I’m here! I want to be your best friend.” Would I still be at home if I had made you happy? Hitting me didn’t make me learn how. Would I still be at home if you had taken the time to care for me and to teach manners to me? You didn’t pay attention to me after the first week or so, but I spent all my time waiting for you to love me. I died today.

Love, Your Puppy …
Its time to stop animal abuse! Share at will! ♥

NEW! Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog Halloween Magnet Set!

Artist, Brianna Lennox of Silly Dog Magnets is at it again drawing her favoritebreed, the dachshund. Brianna has a soft spot for doxie’s having one of her own named Billie Bumbler. But she adores Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog and always finding new ways in which she can create something new around Frankie.

I’m very excited to introduce you to her latest idea!!

Frankie Halloween Magnet Set!


Frankie’s a hot dog!

Frankie’s a cowgirl!

Frankie’s a biker chick!

When I do presentations at school’s I share photos of Frankie in some of her outfits and the kids giggle with delight!  Keep the giggles going with a set for your child (or you!).  They can be put on the inside panel of a child’s locker or on the family refrigerator for all to enjoy.



(good thru 10/15/11. After that will be $8.99)

Order your set today!!

Makes a great alternative to Halloween candy, or great for upcoming holidays or birthdays.

Special Needs Pet Feature: Sugar

What is your pet’s name?


How old is your pet?


Where did you get your pet?

 She was found next to Sugar Creek

What is your pet’s physical challenge?

Has one eye now, vision is not the greatest, hearing is not the greatest, legs wobble, had to have some teeth removed, and gets a thyroid pill every day for the rest of her life.

What is your pet’s favorite thing to do?

In the summer-sleep on the floor vent and get a cold belly from ac. In the winter-sleep on the floor vent and get a warm belly from heat.

What is your pet’s favorite thing to eat?

Yogurt bites or Duck and Potato dog food roll.

What do you love most about your pet?

How she does not give up and keeps going. Plus how cute she is!

What has your pet most taught you?

She has taught me that if she can go thru everything that she has, I can to.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I like picking up and taking her outside. I like cutting up food for her. I like watching her sleep. She is the smallest of our 6 dogs but she snores the loudest!

 ***If you care for a special needs pet and would like your pet featured, please email me through my website contact. Send a photo and I will forward the questionnaire for your pet to be featured in an upcoming post.***

My life changed for the better and my heart grew ten times it size when my dog, Frankie ruptured a disk and ended up in a doggie wheelchair.  That may sound odd, but it lead me to a calling that has brought me so much joy.

I love being an advocate for pets with special neeeds educating others that disabled pets are just as lovable as any other pet. I also feel so blessed to help kids of all ages see their challenges in a positive way through Frankie’s example. Frankie is an incredbile gift not only in my life, but she has helped thousands of children through the book series about her, as well as the visits we do to schools in WI and schools across the US and Canada via Skype.

Sharing other pets with special needs expands on the message that all animals deserve a chance. Sharing these pets helps to spread a positive message and every time I meet a new special needs pet I feel my heart grow even bigger.  I hope it does the same for you and you pass on the love.

Learn more about Barbara and her love of special needs pets

Learn more about Barbara’s special needs pet, Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog