Say THAT one five times fast! But it’s a story I just HAD to share with you, because Corky is likely on her way from euthanasia endangerment to poster child for the “rescue a disabled pet” movement. I don’t wanna spoil the story, so go on over and read for yourself this heartwarming tale of… Read more »
Posts By: Mary Shafer
When we published Almost Perfect: Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them, there was no other book available that was devoted solely to the stories of special needs pets. Within a year of its publication, there were three other similar titles. Conventional wisdom in the publishing industry is that if there’s no other book… Read more »
Who says “almost perfect” ain’t good enough? Certainly not Gizmo, the sixteen-year-old, blind cat who snagged an unlikely 14th place in the Cat Fanciers Association cat show in February. She had just about everything going against her, including the fact that she lives at the NatCat shelter in Spring Valley, California. But she didn’t let any… Read more »
I’m truly heartened to see that the conversation around special needs pets has truly taken hold of society at large, at least in most developed countries. I’ve seen more and more newspaper, magazine and online media outlets covering this topic, and wanted to share a few of the latest of these with you here. Tulsa… Read more »
No one who’s lived around an aging animal or person can argue that age often brings with it many forms of disability. When those disabilities get too difficult, it’s easy to turn away, not wanting to see. But Philadelphia fine art photographer Isa Leshko has made it a point not to allow us that… Read more »
Inky, a Chihuahua Photo © Carli Davidson Just had to share with y’all this brief post on a professional photographer who felt inspired to do a photo essay on disabled pets. She sees what we see: the unspeakable beauty of the almost perfect pet. Enjoy!
This kitty was born with two faces, one of an uncommon type of cat called “Janus cats,” after the Roman mythological god whose one face looked to the past, while the other looked to the future. And what do you call a two-faced cat, but two names? This one’s Frank and Louie, and I think… Read more »
Found a great post about a brave girl named Sierra, who lost one of her back legs to cancer. Her parents were pretty freaked out at first, but soon Sierra taught them all the meaning of getting over it and getting on with life. So much like the critters we wrote about in Almost Perfect!… Read more »
Just sharing a great article that appeared in today’s edition of the Green Bay Packers’ hometown newspaper about our friends Frankie and Barb over at Joyful Paws. Way to go, you two!!
At one time, Sparky the black & white dachshund was trapped in Nowheresville — a shelter dog with few prospects for any kind of a quality life. After all, who would choose a deaf dachshund from among all the other animals without special needs? But then he was chosen to be trained in a prisoner… Read more »