Happy National Pet Day!

Happy National Pet Day from Shelby and I!

Photos (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley


Happy National Love Your Pet Day!

From Shelby and I, to all the pet owners out there…Happy National Love Your Pet Day! (I love my pet every day!)

Photos (c)2018 Shannon G. Wamsley




“#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.  We have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back. Together, people are creating a new ritual for our annual calendar.

#GivingTuesday is the opening day of the giving season: a reminder of the “reason for the season.” Every act of generosity counts, and each means even more when we give together. #GivingTuesday includes people of all ethnicities, religions and backgrounds. Together, millions of people demonstrate our common capacity to give.

#GivingTuesday is a celebration of America’s greatest traditions: generosity, entrepreneurialism, community. Everyone has something to give. You can give time or expertise, monetary donations large or small, simple acts of kindness, food or clothing.”

Read more about #GivingTuesday at www.givingtuesday.org.

A few organizations I like to donate to are:

Coulee Region Humane Society.

Web site at www.couleehumane.com/

Facebook at www.facebook.com/couleehumane/

#GivingTuesday fundraiser on Facebook HERE.


Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

Web site is www.strayrescue.org

Facebook at www.facebook.com/StrayRescue/

Donations can be made at www.strayrescue.org/givingtuesday.


Promoting Animal Welfare in North Carolina (PAWNC)

Their web site is www.pawnc.org/

Facebook at www.facebook.com/pawnc/

#GivingTuesday fundraiser on Facebook…HERE!

Dona Nobis Pacem – Grant Us Peace

Dona Nobis Pacem - Grant Us Peace.jpg
Blog 4 Peace Day is today! November 4th, 2017. Come Join Us!
This year’s theme is.: Finding Peace in Overwhelming Times.

For me, finding peace is a daily struggle.  Some days are harder than others. It seems that the older I get the more emotional I become. I cry at least once a day The smallest things make me cry or depress me.  I do my best to smile through it.

In my lifetime, i have lost my son, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. The hardest loss was the loss of my son. His death pushed me to the edge.  Each day I find myself on the brink of “screw this”.  And by that I mean, quitting my job, packing my dog and my bags, and going somewhere where no one can find me. Somewhere peaceful.

However, I do not there “some where peaceful” truly exists.  It is up to me to make a peaceful place.  So, each day, I find something to help me be at peace.

Knowing my daughter is happy and enjoying life, helps me find peace.

Hugging my dog, helps me find peace.

After a long day at work, coming home to see the wagging stubby tail of my dog and the smile on her face….her pure joy that I am home, helps me find peace.

A friend offering me a hug when she knows I am having a rough day, helps me find peace.

A friend I have never met in person, reaching out to me via text, Facebook or a phone call, helps me find peace.

Hanging out with family or friends to celebrate a special occasion or just barbecue, helps me find peace.

Basically, I have learned to greatly appreciate the small things in life. Because in this overwhelming times, the small things are what helps me find peace.

“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV
Do you have your Peace Globe? If not please visit:
to get a template for your own Peace Globe.

October is National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month


October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month.

Save a life: Adopt a dog! https://www.petfinder.com

There are a million good reasons to consider adopting a dog. Each year, millions of animals are waiting in shelters for someone to give them a safe, loving home. Please consider adopting a rescue animal or a dog from your local shelter. You will be saving a life and greatly improving yours. Dogs are amazing, supportive, and heroic companions who can make a huge difference in your world.

Visit your local shelter or visit legitimate breed-specific rescue groups. Find out what a shelter or rescue dog can bring to your life this October during Adopt-A-Dog Month

9-11-2001 We Will Never Forget

After sixteen years, it is still hard to believe this horrible day happened.
So many lives lost, so many families ripped apart at the seams.
It just seems so unreal. But sadly, it is real and WE WILL NEVER FORGET

A sad day for America
As rejoicing rang from hell,
Awakening a mighty giant
On the day the towers fell.

Our hearts were saddened
As we watched this vicious act unfold,
As innocence met a fiery death
And seeds of war were sowed.

Shouts rang out from the middle east
That Allah has done his good
But no god joys in faultless deaths
Through certain cowards could.

America just sort of glides along,
But don’t step on her toes …
For her belief in right and justice
Will stomp out freedom’s foes.

~ Author Unknown ~