Christmas Gifts

HOW MUCH IS THAT DOGGY IN THE WINDOW? At this time of year we think of using animals as gifts! To me you cannot set a price on an animal as they are a live living gift from our creator. And since we cannot place a value on a human life nor should we place a price on a an animal life. The answer they are priceless!! If you are thinking of giving one to a friend or child make sure that the person or child realizes, the life you are giving them is a lifetime commitment not to be discarded as soon as the novelty wears off, or with the Christmas wrapping paper. The animal whether it be a dog, cat, bird or any other species requires daily care and nurturing. They are a lifetime companion some lives are too short others such as Parrots are really a lifetime commitment.  They are not a last minute gift – they have to be thought as a precious gift – if children are the recepients they have to realize along with play time they have daily chores such as feeding, making sure they have water and daily walks and taken to veternarians as needed. They are not to be placed outside on a chain and forgotten. They are not a doll or truck that when the novelty wears off spends their time in a corner discarded. They will need some time of their own and if they need discipline they are not to be beaten instead of realizing why they did what they did. I have found that your voice is all that is needed to tell them what they did wrong or a time out with a bad dog immediately following what they dissapointed you in. They are anxious to please and will learn what you teach time again with your voice and not your hand. I have found that A Good Boy or Bad Boy in the way it is spoken is an excellent way of training your new companion. Of course they make dog beds but what is wrong with letting your new friend sleep with a member of your family after all that is why you have him or her. The time spent with any animal is reaching into his soul as he is reaching into your heart you will experience joy and sorrow but you will never regret either.  When they get old and grey like you will one-15 yrday do not discard and remember you made a lifetime commitment. They want to be with you till animals soulthe end. Reflect on the pictures. AMEN 154423_10151237440754792_558604373_n72651_459874830732332_349857183_n281412_10151175999124792_757016545_n

Paul Kattner

I am retired after working as an industrial mechanic for most of my work career. I am married have had animals friends almost my whole life. This project that I have taken on has given me more satisfaction than my whole work career. So far over 600 beds and 60 cat bunks or towers have been made and donated to various shelters. Some new items were dog bunk beds and cat hammocks. I sleep at night knowing that in a small way we have made a difference in the life of the animals who have received our beds. We have sent beds to Nebraska, Texas, State of Washington and New Jersey. We have helped Eagle Scouts in their projects and in turn they have helped us.

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