“The Furry Loved Ones and Wildlife Friends Who Touch Our Hearts” Excerpt 1…

Boggs, Eleanor and Family…

“One of the lessons the last few years has taught me is that family isn’t just the group of people you’re born into, but the people you choose. I’m seeing one more great reminder of that right now.” Claire Elizabeth Hall

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In kindness and love

Steve and Judy Sparks

Steve and Judy Sparks
Children and Families in Life After Trauma
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“Cooper” Goes Home to The Coast…

Cooper ‘n Mike. It’s a new day on the coast, indeed! Look at the smiles and joy!

“Home at last,” Cooper smiled, looking up at his new Pops. “We are home with the little guy, he’s a great traveler,” Mike responded with joy in his heart, as he and Cooper fell in love…

“Wow!” Cooper barked out as he looked around his new home with mom ‘n pops in tow. He looked out at Yankee Point and barked again, “take me to the beach, Pops, I’m your beach boy, and love to swim and fly with the seabirds by the shore…”

Mike picked up Cooper and took him out. “It’s time to learn where to go pee ‘n poop, smell the blooms, watch the seabirds fly, and breathe the sweet sea breeze by the sea.”

Cooper new right then, he was home at last, with Mom ‘n Pops. It’s a new day, indeed, for Mike and “Cooper. “He’s my ‘Beach Boy,’ indeed,” Mike thought as he looked out at Yankee Pont and watched the waves breaking on the shore…

Mike dreamed of a walk and run on the beach below with Cooper, his ‘Beach Boy.’ He’s beautiful just like the white sand by the shore, sea birds, and balmy breezes by the sea..

The coast. Cooper’s first ocean visit.

This is true love and kindness, to be sure. It’s a good day on the coast today, for Cooper is finally home…

“Let’s go for a run on the beach and for a swim, Pops!” Cooper barked again, as he looked up at Mike with a big grin and twinkle in his eyes…

“Cooper” on the beach trail…
Steve Sparks, Author, Blogger, Mental Health Advocate…and aspiring artisan.
Breathe and feel the sea breezes by the shore…

“Scarlett” My Greatest Gift!

“Scarlett ” My Greatest Gift!
“Scarlett ” looks into my soul.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10215553875280491&id=1848131331 Laura’s favorite quote. I love it too!

Laura Burkett Sparks and “Annie” https://survivethriveptsd.org/2021/03/annie-goes-home-to-a-new-mom-and-loving-home/

Scarlett saved my life! The hungry black bear was on the steps of the porch of the old house looking for a snack or two…

The black bear with cubs in tow, stopped in her tracks when Scarlett looked at her with those eyes that looked into souls.

Scarlett blocked the door so I wouldn’t go out. She knew protecting me was her life’s duty to me…

When I got stuck on the trail, Scarlett pulled me up the steep and slippery slope, never in fear when she was at my side on the high mountain trails…

I was so very depressed in 2009 when she saved my life again…

I was suicidal, confused and frightened sometimes. Scarlett would howl with love in her heart while I cried in the night…

Scarlett would lay her head on my lap and look up at me with her beautiful blue eyes like she was telling me, “I have your back Mom, forever.”

Scarlett is Siberian Husky. She is a pure bred, the most intelligent and loving furry loved one I could imagine…

Scarlett’s love is unconditional with the purest of loyalty, kindness and love for me. I wouldn’t be here if not for her loving and watchful eyes that see my soul…

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Fire_(2018)

The big fire was the truest test of Scarlett’s love we could have ever imagined. She saved my life again, and my family’s too…

Scarlett is the greatest gift I ever received. My love for her is from deep in my soul…

Laura Burkett Sparks

                           About the Siberian Husky

The graceful, medium-sized Siberian Husky’s almond-shaped eyes can be either brown or blue—and sometimes one of each—and convey a keen but amiable and even mischievous expression. Quick and nimble-footed, Siberians are known for their powerful but seemingly effortless gait.

As born pack dogs, Siberians enjoy family life and get on well with other dogs; their innate friendliness render them indifferent watchdogs. This breed is also energetic and can’t resist chasing small animals, so secure running room is a must.”

Steve Sparks, Author, Blogger, Mental Health Advocate…and aspiring artisan.

“Annie” Goes Home to a New Mom…and Loving Home…

“Annie” and Mom, Laura…my sis…

Annie waits for me to get up, make my coffee, sit in my chair for a bit and leads me to her dish. She knows kindness and love…

Annie is a very loving kitty who rescured me awhile ago when I needed her the most. She wanted me to be her mom, I know…

Annie knows when she is loved, and when she isn’t. She knows her new mom loves her with all her heart and soul. Kitty’s know. Annie knows this, I know this too…

I asked myself why anyone would push a kitty or doggie with their boot out the door. “I hate her,” the man said while Annie looked at me with her sad eyes. It was so sad I cried, and cried again and again…

It’s very sad when furry loved ones are abused and abandoned. It is just as sad when children are treated this way too…

I think there is anger and hate in the hearts and souls of others who’s pain hurts other souls who love. For with hate there is no love…

Annie, abandoned with three other kitties in a dirty house. She was pooping and peeing everywhere, and so confused and scared.

“Why?” I kept asking myself. “Why would another human abandon a kind soul, a helpless furry loved one?” I cried again…

“Why!” I screamed with pain in my heart and soul. “Why!” I cried again putting my head down to pick up Annie to hug her so…

Annie felt loved again, I know. I felt her little heart pounding as she started purring in my lap. She felt loved again, I know. She looked up at me and said, “thank you, mom,” with a kindness and love I so needed then…

We took Annie home with us, while the other kitties were taken to a new loving home too. She looked at me with with happy eyes when we were home with her home to her new family, a loving home indeed. Annie knows this too…

For a family who loves is a family to love. Annie is home again. She is loved again…

Steve Sparks, Author, Blogger, Mental Health Advocate…and aspiring artisan.