READ A BOOK SAVE A LIFE

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.

 

 

 

Aristotle is home safe and sound

Aristotle has been rescued

Bonnie's fancy freedom photo

Bonnie’s beautiful freedom photo

Clouseau with new mom-freedom photo

Clouseau with his new momma getting some love

 

Dinah with the broken arm was rescued and is happily healing. Her freedom photo.

Dinah’s freedom ride. Not the most comfortable but she’s now safe and sound in new home

Dinah happy at home

Dinah resting comfortably and safely in her new home

Duke with new mom

Duke the elder with his new mom

 

Lucy's freedom photo

Smiling Lucy’s freedom photo

Lucy with new momma

Lucy getting loved on by new momma

Michael in his new home

Happy Michael in his new home wearing his new sweater

Mindy with new mom

Mindy’s before and after photos. What a difference love makes. Now happy with new mom.

Pinky's been rescued by Pawsitivesouls

Sweet senior Pinky has been rescued

 

RECENT REVIEWS FOR TO LIVE OUT LOUD
VINE VOICEon December 12, 2015

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.

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About The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

The year 1895 was filled with memorable historical events: the Dreyfus Affair divided France; Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta address; Richard Olney, United States Secretary of State, expanded the effects of the Monroe Doctrine in settling a boundary dispute between the United Kingdom and Venezuela; and Oscar Wilde was tried and convicted for "gross indecency" under Britian's recently passed law that made sex between males a criminal offense. When the news of Wilde's conviction went out over telegraphs worldwide, it threw a small Nevada town into chaos. This is the story of what happened when the lives of its citizens were impacted by the news of Oscar Wildes' imprisonment. It is chronicle of hatred and prejudice with all its unintended and devastating consequences, and how love and friendship bring strength and healing. Paulette Mahurin, the author, is a Nurse Practitioner who lives in Ojai, California with her husband Terry and their two dogs--- Max and Bella. She practices women's health in a rural clinic and writes in her spare time. All profits from her book are going to animal rescue, Santa Paula Animal Shelter, the first and only no-kill shelter in Ventura County, CA, where she lives. (see links below on Ventura County Star Article & Shelter) To find out more please go the The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap on facebook or Amazon or e-mail us at the gavatar addresses. Thank you. (photos: of Paulette, her family, and a reading at The Ojai Art Center, July 2012)
This entry was posted in ACTS OF KINDNESS, ANIMAL RESCUE, ANIMALS, Canine Adoption Rescue League, DOGS & CATS GOING HOME, DOGS RESCUED, EMILE ZOLA, HIS NAME WAS BEN, INTOLERANCE, OSCAR WILDE, PHOTOS, PROMO, REVIEW: TO LIVE OUT LOUD, REVIEWS, REVIEWS FOR HIS NAME WAS BEN, REVIEWS: HIS NAME WAS BEN, REVIEWS: THE PERSECUTION OF MILDRED DUNLAP, Reviews: To Love Out Loud, Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center, THE DREYFUS AFFAIR, TO LIVE OUT LOUD. Bookmark the permalink.

32 Responses to READ A BOOK SAVE A LIFE

  1. How’s poor Dinah? Didn’t know neck pillows could be so ingenious.

  2. Glad for every one of them.

  3. seeker says:

    Reblogged this on The Seeker and commented:
    More than an Act of Kindness … a gift of life. Support the blog, buy the book!

  4. seeker says:

    And my❤ soars….

  5. Deziz World says:

    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.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  6. Emy Will says:

    Please add my heartfelt thanks to you❤

  7. So happy for all these pups – and Dinah looks so uncomfortable (but adorable!).

  8. How can anyone resist an offer like that?🙂🙂❤❤

  9. Blynng15 says:

    Beautiful thought.

  10. natuurfreak says:

    You do such a good job.Thanks.

  11. natuurfreak says:

    You are doing such a great and wonderful thing for the dogs

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