Updated Announcement About Rehoming Cats

Kristina:

from my business site

Originally posted on kristina's critter care:

I am no longer accepting cats for rehoming.
Shelters are inundated with cats and kittens all year long.
They have to vet them, fix them and tirelessly find homes for them.
They spend tremendous amounts of time, their own money and pieces of their heart.
What the public doesn’t see is the tens of hundreds of calls and request one rescue gets in a day.
That means a shelter is trying to re home dozens of cats at one time and the outlook is bleak.
The best thing a person can do is:
1. do not get a cat unless you will keep it lifelong.
2. spay/neuter and vet your cat.
3. if you must rehome a cat, go to Petfinder.com, click on the shelters and rescues tab, right side is ‘find pet adoption groups’, put in zip code, then start calling and emailing down the list. Have a…

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Just Some Junk I have been Doing and Reading

6/26

Faith Crisis: questions. Why did God have to make all the Adam and Eve bullshit… I mean, within the context of the bible it seems to all make sense but in life, it does not. Why did God give us the bible? Or is it just man made religion? Is all this just man made religion? and if it is, then what or who do we believe? what does God really want from us?

I think I let my worship of man get in the way of my faith. So disappointed in frail humans. including myself.

And heaven and hell. I would almost rather believe we are just gone after we die. done. finished. Finito.

Missions Trip: going on a missions trip over the mountains to the Native Yakama Nation reservation. It will be my 5th year and I am super excited to see everyone and do a little bit of good, love on some kids, fix some houses, fellowship. Oh and its supposed to be over 100 degrees. NOT looking forward to that. AT. ALL.

Calvinist snob: I have become what I dislike about others. A Calvinistic snob. Oh, I am trying to rectify it, trust me, but when I made a comment about some church spewing arminian crap… I kinda realized. I’m fixing it.

Rick Scarborough: Wingnut

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7/5

   QUOTE:  “Fulchum, you think you know everything.  But you don’t know the difference between an inconvenience and a problem.”

“If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire- then you have a problem.  Everything else is inconvenience, Life IS inconvenient.  Life IS lumpy.”

   “Learn to separate the inconveniences from the real problems .  You will live longer.  And will not annoy people like me so much.   Good night.”

Missions Trip: hard but good. love being back with all the Sacred Road peeps. Love love love being back with the Sacred Road team and meeting all the church teams that came out this year.

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This medicine pouch was made by and given to me by a native woman who is active with the ministry. She and her kids are dear friends and I am so honored to have received this. sacred road 2015 040picture from Kids club

IMG_20150629_115513 IMG_20150704_094619before and after pictures of the house we helped paint, roof and built a porch

 

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just some stuff i read…..

http://boz.religionnews.com/2015/07/10/when-the-church-prefers-perpetrators/

http://boz.religionnews.com/2015/06/12/responding-to-sibling-sexual-abuse-what-to-do-and-why/

Christians are like manure, in a pile they stink. Spread out on the land they enrich the soil.

Sense of Entitlement: http://outofthefog.net/CommonBehaviors/Entitlement.html

7/11

I keep getting ideas for posts, then petering out. But, for the sake of time and energy, here is some stuff I wrote down.

enjoy.

True Fasting… A Reminder from My Missions Trip

Isaiah 58 

True Fasting

58 “Shout it aloud, do not hold back.
    Raise your voice like a trumpet.
Declare to my people their rebellion
    and to the descendants of Jacob their sins.
For day after day they seek me out;
    they seem eager to know my ways,
as if they were a nation that does what is right
    and has not forsaken the commands of its God.
They ask me for just decisions
    and seem eager for God to come near them.
‘Why have we fasted,’ they say,
    ‘and you have not seen it?
Why have we humbled ourselves,
    and you have not noticed?’

“Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please
    and exploit all your workers.
Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife,
    and in striking each other with wicked fists.
You cannot fast as you do today
    and expect your voice to be heard on high.
Is this the kind of fast I have chosen,
    only a day for people to humble themselves?
Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed
    and for lying in sackcloth and ashes?
Is that what you call a fast,
    a day acceptable to the Lord?

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
    and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
    and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry
    and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
    and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
    and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousness will go before you,
    and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.
Then you will call, and the Lord will answer;
    you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

“If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
    with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
    and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
    and your night will become like the noonday.
11 The Lord will guide you always;
    he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
    and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
    like a spring whose waters never fail.
12 Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins
    and will raise up the age-old foundations;
you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,
    Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.

13 “If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath
    and from doing as you please on my holy day,
if you call the Sabbath a delight
    and the Lord’s holy day honorable,
and if you honor it by not going your own way
    and not doing as you please or speaking idle words,
14 then you will find your joy in the Lord,
    and I will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land
    and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.”
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.

Childhood “mistakes” are long forgotten, but an injury to your soul lasts forever

This post…..

tears me up and makes me furious and weepy all. over. again.

What will it take to make people understand the devastation sexual abuse does to  victims. To the families. To future generations.

I get so angry and frustrated. I don’t know what to do. How to help. What to fix.

The many adults who knew of my abuse including my parents, pastor, and teacher couldn’t fathom that a child, a young boy, was truly capable of this crime. In order to make it easier to stomach, they rationalized in their minds that maybe this was simply kids playing around. These mandatory reporters chose not to report. I still bear the pain of their actions. I was not believed. Nobody protected me. Nobody listened when I cried for help. They chose to believe my rapist instead of me. Over and over again, my abuse was minimized.

 

The next time you defend a predator and say, “Oh, he was just a child,” remember the faces of the innocent little ones whose childhood was stolen. –

 

See more at: http://boz.religionnews.com/2015/05/28/sexually-assaulted-in-a-christian-home-a-victim-speaks/#sthash.WP52lKr0.dpuf

 

This post i wrote still stands today and always. The Home Engineer

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

 Do’s and Don’ts of dog Ownership/Parenting

Do love them always, feed them the best possible food you can afford. Play with them, exercise is good for you both. Train them, go to obedience class, you will be very thankful you did, and it might even stop you from relinquishing them in the future due to bad behaviour.

Let them be a part of the family, they are pack animals, they love their families, they need their families. Keep them fit and healthy. Take them to the vet, give them vaccines and get them fixed.

Be prepared beforehand for all possibilities, for injury, or death, for old age. Put them in the will and make sure you have a plan for them if you die.

Do this BEFORE you adopt. Oh, and adopt, do not buy. Consider adopting an old dog. [or cat] They have most likely been trained and they need a forever family.

Don’t buy anyone else a dog [or cat], its a personal decision. Don’t buy it for the kids, don’t buy for relatives, friends, etc.

Do not get another living breathing thing unless you have researched the heck out of it and know that you can deal with it. Don’t think of a pet as a commodity. Don’t get rid of them when they are old, have no time for them anymore: they don’t understand why they are being left behind. All they want is to be with you.

Don’t assume they will get over it if you do relinquish them to a rescue or shelter.

Don’t leave them kenneled for 8-10 hours a day then watch TV all night and then make them sleep for 8+ hours. Make time for them.

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Black Lab Mix
Female
11 Years Old
60 pounds

Shiloh is a loveable, mellow 11 year old, compact 60 pound black lab mix. She enjoys belly rubs, playing fetch, taking walks and going for rides. She gets along well with other dogs and most people although she is shy of SOME men. She has been tempted to chase the cat. She is house trained and manages stairs very well.We initially thought that Shiloh could stay at home alone all day but have amended this and are looking for someone who is at home most of the day or can take a dog to work with them. Shiloh would be an ideal dog for going to work with her person.

She is an absolute dear and a treasure. We don’t want her to be lonely. She also will need a minimum of a half hour walk every day and some time to play fetch. She is a loyal companion who is happy to hang out quietly with you.
Shiloh’s foster mom says: “Now I am looking for an absolutely fantastic home for her. Every dog I have fostered so far has ended up with a better deal than I could give them if I kept them. I’ve come to realize that’s my gold standard and that’s what I need to find for any dog I foster.”

Can YOU bring home “the gold?”

Shiloh is being fostered in Olympia, WA.

If you want to learn more about any of the pets from Rebecca’s Rainbow or want to meet one of them, please contact us.
If you see an animal that interests you, you can use our online application forms to apply for an adoption.
 
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If for some ungodly reason you must get rid of a dog/cat/pet like say you are getting up there in age and none of your godforsaken family will take your pets, or your house burns down or you become homeless and haven’t set up ‘a pet will’ beforehand then here are a few do’s and don’ts for getting the creature adopted out:
Do tell the shelter/rescue everything you know about your pet, the good AND the bad. It will help them to get just the right family for your pet.
Do go to a reputable shelter/rescue, there is far too many people ‘flipping’ animals on Craigslist. [those people may be going to hell]
to add to above,
Do not lie about your pet, be truthful and honest.
Do not withhold information about your pet, this could result in pets being adopted and given back to shelter, time and time again.
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 *you can teach an old dog new tricks!

Psalm 12:10 Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast,
but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.
Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Luke 12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God.

Psalm 104:24 O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom have you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
25 Here is the sea, great and wide,
which teems with creatures innumerable,
living things both small and great.
26 There go the ships,
and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.
27 These ball look to you,
to give them their food in due season.
28 When you give it to them, they gather it up;
when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.
29 When you hide your face, they are dismayed;
when you take away their breath, they die
and return to their dust.
30 When you send forth your Spirit, they are created,
and you renew the face of the ground.

psalm 147:7 Swing to the Lord with thanksgiving;
make melody to our God on the lyre!
8 He covers the heavens with clouds;
he prepares rain for the earth;
he makes grass grow on the hills.
9 He gives to the beasts their food,
and to the young ravens that cry.
10 His delight is not in the strength of the horse,
nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
11 but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him,
in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Why Do I Still Feel?

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Why is it every morning I wake up with this low-level feeling of sadness and despair? My life is good, basically, I have worries, but nothing I can control.

I have a house, a job, a few friends, a family (albeit a dysfunctional one), nothing that requires this level of sadness.

I used to be a badass… Told myself and others that I was never going to let anyone hurt me, again. Keep the emotions inside, emotions were for babies.

But as I get older, as I found and lost more people, found and grasped onto God,  as I gained a husband, a baby, an extended family, I realized my real self is a ball of mushy disgusting feelings. My heart feels, too much. And I let it. Damn it.

{ I write this one morning and in the evening at my Jobs for Life class, we get to read this}

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Psalm 51

Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin!
3 For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
and blameless in your judgment.
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being,
and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
and sinners will return to you.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God,
O God of my salvation,
and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;
you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
18 Do good to Zion in your good pleasure;
build up the walls of Jerusalem;
19 then will you delight in right sacrifices,
in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings;
then bulls will be offered on your altar.

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Yearn for the Day

The New Heaven and the New Earth

21 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for  the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.

And I saw the holy city,new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God,prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. 

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Do you yearn for this day?

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