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This week’s featured adoptable pets!

This week’s adoptable pets!

Meet Dude! He is an older hound mix who is full of love! Dude enjoys playing rope or ball and is good with other dogs and people of all sizes. He absolutely loves being outside and being around his family. This sweet boy is looking for a special home that will understand and take care of him. Like most dogs from the shelter, he is scared to be left alone. But wouldn’t you? If you think you would like to provide this handsome man with the best remaining years of his life, please come meet him at PAWS! He has been waiting for you!
Castor came into PAWS with his brother Pollux. Both of them have beautiful tabby markings on top of white fur that really brings out the color. Castor is the more out-going brother. He’s happy to get attention from everyone and anyone. Like his brother, he loves to play and get a lot of energy out. The kitten in him is still a big part of his personality. We always suggest to keep siblings together, especially in pairs, and we feel that these brothers will brighten up anyone’s home. Come in and meet these handsome fellas today!
Both of these babies are available for adoption at Plaquemines Animal Welfare Society in Louisiana: 504-392-1601 FAX: 504-556-2944 455 F. Edward Hebert Blvd, Belle Chasse, LA 70037
And donate forget my fundraiser for PAWS in honor of my rainbow bridge babies: Jack and Max: https://givingtuesday.mightycause.com/story/2002jackmax
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Adoptable Pets of the Week

This weeks adoptable dog is Maui!

My name is Maui! I am an older rat terrier mix looking for a good home. I came to PAWS with my teeth in terrible condition, most of which were surgically removed. The workers here at the shelter have been taking wonderful and patient care of me, learning how incredibly sweet I really am. If you have a lap I can lay in or arms I can fall asleep in, you are my favorite kind of person. I absolutely love to cuddle, and you can make me fall asleep as easy as “pick…me…up”. I also get along with other animals, and people of all ages. Please contact PAWS for more information!

I picked Maui because he is a senior dog and I feel like dogs give so much they deserve to spend their golden years in a loving home.

 PAWS: 504-392-1601 FAX: 504-556-2944  455 F. Edward Hebert Blvd, Belle Chasse, LA 70037

This week’s adoptable cat is: Hawkeye!

Hawkeye is a sweet girl with a unique coat! She loves attention and loves to snuggle! She tolerates other cats but prefers to be the only one getting your attention. Bring Hawkeye home today and see what a love bug she is!

I chose Hawkeye because she is about 5 and almost all black. Black animals tend to get looked over and are the most euthanized in shelters (Even though PAWS is no kill). Plus look how stinkin’ cute she is!

 PAWS: 504-392-1601 FAX: 504-556-2944  455 F. Edward Hebert Blvd, Belle Chasse, LA 70037

 

Adoption and Loss

Mental Help For Adoptees

I won’t lie. When I was younger, I struggled with being an adoptee. I didn’t understand why my biological parents would just give me away. Eventually at age 14, I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and Anxiety Disorder. I was in bad shape. All I wanted was to belong somewhere and I just felt alone. Kids were cruel and bullied me about being adopted which only amplified my pain. Around that time, my daddy allowed to me to adopt 2 dogs. Suddenly, I had a purpose. I had a reason to be here! These dogs needed me. The one with white in his coat was Max and the black one was Jack. They were my everything. But out of the two of them, Jack seemed to sense I was struggling and that I needed him. He followed me everywhere like a shadow, always providing unconditional love and support. He was like my child. In the summer of 2012, I suffered an ectopic pregnancy. It destroyed my left fallopian tube and left ovary. I had to have emergency surgery and by all accounts, I should have died. I never even knew there was a pregnancy to feel sad about until I was on my way to the OR. A month later, Jack got sick. My parents were in Houston and I had a broken knee and no money to take him to the vet. I begged my parents to come home. I could sense the situation was dire.  When my parents finally returned from Texas, they said he seemed fine. But I knew my dog, and he was not fine. The next day, they realized how bad off he was and rushed him to an emergency veterinary specialist over an hour away. At the same time, we were being pounded by a small hurricane. All I wanted to do was go and be with my baby and I couldn’t. Despite everything the vets did, he died. It absolutely destroyed me. I felt like I had died with him. Perhaps its messed up that losing a baby to ectopic pregnancy didn’t phase me, but the loss of my dog crushed me. But that’s just my personality I suppose. People have always hurt me, abandoned me, and let me down. All Jack ever did was love me unconditionally.  I felt like I’d lost the only one who ever loved me and wanted me around. To this day, I am not over it. Less than two weeks ago, we had to put his brother, Max down. It was equally hard. I feel like I have no one that needs me and nowhere to belong again. Despite having the best adoptive parents and having had a reunion with my biological parents, I still feel completely lost. I still feel sad about the adoption. I still feel like I’m not good enough. And now I’ve lost the only two beings who were able to help me cope. I am lost. I hurt. And I don’t know what to do. I don’t feel like anyone understands and I could really use a friend.

The Shelter I Adopted My Furkids from

Please consider donating to the shelter. They are non-profit and no kill!

Time For A Change

so I’m waiting for my uniform in the dryer…. and all I can think about is how I am dreading the day tomorrow. Verbal abuse of customers for a wage that isn’t livable. Hence, why I started back to school. I picked a business degree because I knew it would open the most doors. But lately, I’ve been wondering if that’s the right major. I was violently physically assaulted 2 years ago while on the job and have had a wonderful experience with the best lawyer and just felt like I want to help people. I want to make a difference. However, I am far too emotional and bull-headed to be a successful lawyer…and then I started doing an English paper on adoption. Being an adoptee myself, I am fascinated by the history and the process. In my research, I’ve seen so much misinformation and so much hurt caused by the adoption process. I suppose I’ve had a rose-colored view of the whole process because my adoptive family is literally perfect. But there are those who never reunite with their biological parents, those who go to abusive homes, those who are lied to…. and I felt.

The Dark History of the Adoption Process

Maybe that is my calling. Maybe I can somehow help heal the hurt caused by past adoptions and affect further reform in future adoptions to protect all parties involved. I even tried writing a template for a customizable adoption book for kids. I feel telling an adopted child from the beginning is key to their ability to adjust and cope with being different. I wanted to make it customizable for race, religion, ethnicity, gender, families that have 2 moms or 2 dads, biracial families, etc….. If you are adopted as well, what do you think? any suggestions?

Careers in the Adoption Industry

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

“Our generation has the ability and the responsibility to make our ever-more connected world a more hopeful, stable and peaceful place.” — Natalie Portman

Hopefully if you follow my blog as I work through some of my feelings, I’ll be able to help you as well.

Writing A Helpful Blog

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My birthmother, Christine and I at roughly the same age.