To date in 2015, 136 dogs like these below have been rescued from kill shelters. I’m grateful for anyone who has helped in any way to make this possible, from donating to going to get the dogs, to reading and reviewing a book, to adopting or fostering, to all the rescue groups that have pitched in, and the endless good people shining a light on the needless overpopulation of dogs suffering in shelters. Can it do a heart more good than to help another? Please pass along an act of kindness no matter how large or small, smiles and touching another included.
It would be good advice to any writer I expect: “If you follow your passion, using prudence and wisdom and an ethical conscience, with your gift you might find luck.” The narrator of Paulette Mahurin’s To Live Out Loud, gives this advice to young Emile Zola as, fresh out of college, the younger man struggles to make ends meet. But perhaps the wisest advice, and that most relevant today, is, “The past doesn’t have to dictate the future.”
In 1985, when Dreyfus, the only Jew to make it so far in the French army, was wrongly accused and found guilty of spying, Zola, already famous as a writer, only complained in private. When rumors of a cover-up surfaced, his complaints against the vagaries of military politics became more public, thus falling foul of social politics too.
To Live Out Loud follows the travesty of Zola’s subsequent trial, revealing a world of patriotic lies, political expediency, and blatant untruths repeated to fire up emotions of uneducated masses — a world that seems, despite its much smaller media presence, not so different from our own. But this short novel concerns far more than politics, revealing how everyone watches through eyes of past experience, surrounding culture, and historical assumption. Even our own valued sense of injustice might be bound in personal bias. And the influential will always speak louder than the wise.
I was eager to read this book as I’d often heard of Dreyfus during my childhood in England. I’ve learned much more from this book, sharing that “moment in the history of human conscience” through the characters’ eyes, and really enjoying the read.
Sure it. ❤
How’s poor Dinah? Didn’t know neck pillows could be so ingenious.
She’s home and healing. Thank goodness. And bless the family that adopted a dog with an injury and medical bills. That neck pillow doesn’t look too comfortable but then it’s probably better than the Victorian plastic one. 😉
Glad for every one of them.
Me too, Helen, me too. Such a good feeling when their “saved” photos arrive. ❤
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More than an Act of Kindness … a gift of life. Support the blog, buy the book!
Thank you for your support. Very grateful. ❤
And my ❤ soars….
My ❤ soaring right along with yours my friend. 🙂
We just fink dat is so pawsum. And what gweat fotos. We hope lots more anipals can be helped and saved in da new year.
Dezi and Lexi
Hi my pals Dezi and Lexi. We’re with you all the way on hoping more anipals can be helped. That would be soooo pawsome. Luv ya, P & gang wagging
Please add my heartfelt thanks to you ❤
Aww thanks so much Emy, very appreciated. I bet the pooches can feeling your loving vibes as we speak. ❤
So happy for all these pups – and Dinah looks so uncomfortable (but adorable!).
We’re so wagging happy right along with you two. Dinah sure does look uncomfortable but THANK GOODNESS she’s alive. Not many would take on a dog with health issues. My hats off to the angles who do this. And to the good people who take on elderly dogs. Lot of good people in this world but then you guys already know that. Happy Holidays SF & C. wag wag & hugs from P & gang ❤
It is always great to hear about those who will take in the dogs and cats who others overlook – and you’re right, there are a lot of good people in the world, and so many of them are dog and cat lovers!
How can anyone resist an offer like that? 🙂 🙂 ❤ ❤
Aww my sweet friend, you exude kindness in so many ways. Such a pleasure to be your friend and get to watch you in action. lots love and hugs and wises for happy holidays to your and your gang ❤
Back at you Darlin’!
Thank you so much. ❤
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Thank you so much for the reblog my friend. ❤
You do such a good job.Thanks.
Thank you so much Lou. Very appreciated. 🙂
You are doing such a great and wonderful thing for the dogs
Thank you so much, Lou. ❤