Allison's Book Bag

Six-Word Saturday #71

Posted on: December 18, 2015

SixWordSaturday

Finding a passion in animal welfare

As a child, our family had dogs. I also loved to read about all kinds of animals. For a time, I even thought I become a naturalist or a veterinarian. Among other changes in my life, my slipping grades in science during high school wiped out those plans.

From my twenties until my forties, I always had one or two pets. As I got older, I put my foot back in animal welfare, in that I volunteered at a no-kill shelter and fed stray cats.

Slowly, I began to increase my involvement in animal welfare. My husband and I fostered. A local Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) group accepted me as a volunteer and my responsibilities with them have increased over the year. I’ve also been writing blog posts weekly for a local animal welfare group.

When I dropped my novel this fall, my world shifted. Now I’m interviewing volunteers who help animals, researching into true stories about shelter animals, and promoting animal causes. Most recently, as part of hosting a writing club, I even wrote a superhero cat story.

A few things reassure me that I’m in the right field. My family continues to praise me for speaking in defense of animals. The more I network in the animal welfare field, the more friends I make. And, despite all the griefs of the past few years, I find myself content in this volunteer work.

We all have a voice in the world. What are you speaking up about?

Advertisements

4 Responses to "Six-Word Saturday #71"

Sounds like you have found your niche. I am trying to be brave and talk about my health problems and awareness and the need for research for a cure.

Back when I was dealing with infertility and miscarriages, it sure helped me to here others talk about those issues and research. I’m sure you’ll bring comfort to others in talking about your health concerns.

Hubby and I volunteer in boating activities. There is a lot of work, and so few that will do that work.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Allisons' Book Bag Logo

Summer Reviews

Books can take connect us with strangers, take us to unique places, and introduce us to new ideas. They can also offer hope in a chaotic world. And so I must share what I read!

Each week, I’ll introduce you to religious books, Advanced Reader Copies, animal books, or diversity books. Some I’ll review as singles and others as part of round-ups. Just ahead, there will be reviews of:

  • Joni: The unforgettable story of a young woman’s struggle against quadriplegia & depression by Joni Eareckson
  • The True Story of the World’s Most Beloved Animal Sanctuary by Samantha Glen
  • Brothers in hope : the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan–refugees by Mary Williams
  • The Inner Life of Cats by Thomas McNamee

Categories

Archives

Cat Writers’ Association
Artists Helping Animals

IAABC

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 310 other followers

%d bloggers like this: