Posts By: Mary Shafer

HAPPY UPDATE: Edwina Lives!

Posted by & filed under adoption, arden moore, dusty rainbolt, Edwina.

Those of you who’ve been with us a while here at Almost Perfect Pets will remember that back in September, 2009, I posted an angry rant about the cruel person who took a hunting knife to a sweet white-and-gray cat who came to be named Edwina, after the generous benefactor who not only covered her… Read more »

Go Go Update

Posted by & filed under Go Go update, jack russell terrier, new hope, pa..

Okay, just a followup to a post from late last summer. Those of you who were with us here at Almost Perfect Pets then will remember the story I shared of my cousin getting a new (actually used) Jack Russell terrier named Go Go. Remember the skinny little girl whose photo I shared then? Well,… Read more »

Day of Service

Posted by & filed under mlk day of service, tabby's place, tashi.

It’s been a while since I posted, and I wanted to catch up on something I did last month. As a freelance writer, I get assignments to write about all sorts of things, many of which I know little or nothing about. That was the case when I was assigned a story about volunteers in… Read more »

A Quack Grows Quiet

Posted by & filed under, Rainbow Bridge, Sebastian the duck.

As you know, AlmostPerfectPets is a blog about all disabled pets, not just cats and dogs. Today, I’d like to share with you the too-short story of Sebastian the Duck, discovered struggling just to stay alive by her adopted mom, Sharon. Sharon and baby Sebastian She picked Sebastian out of a garbage pile and raised… Read more »

A New Book You’ll Want To Check Out

Posted by & filed under barb techel, Frankie the Walk 'n Roll Therapy Dog Visits Libby's House, new book, review.

Here’s an appropriate title to start out a Happy New Year with: If you’ve been with us for any length of time here at AlmostPerfectPets, you’ve read my mentions of another author of books about disabled pets, Barb Techel. She writes and blogs and gives speaking presentations about her dear little dachsie, Frankie, the Walk… Read more »

Holiday Edition – Thinking About Thankful Things

Posted by & filed under almost perfect, connor beaudet, dwaa, merial, winter solstice, zach wilson.

Wow, can’t believe it’s been over a month since I last posted! Sorry, y’all — I was on the road and then the holidays got here and now…it’s almost Christmas! Here I am addressing a marketing breakout session at this year’s annual Cat Writers Assn. conference in White Plains, NY, just before Thanksgiving. I met… Read more »

Grab a hanky…

Posted by & filed under old dogs.

A friend of mine sent this link to me today, and now I’m sitting here with tears in my eyes. This was one of the most lucid, and just plain true, pieces I’ve ever read on the subject of dogs. It’s an excerpt from the book Old Dogs Are the Best Dogs, text by Gene… Read more »