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Video: Kitten Gets a Big Snuggle Hug

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Do you need a hug? This video will make you smile. I have no idea who owns these cats or how they got where they are, but they’re perfectly darling and they illustrate a wonderful point. It gets scary sometimes, […]

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The Healing Power of Friendship

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

In the wake of some tough times, I’m finally resurfacing. I describe it all like a hurricane: the storm came through, I evacuated, and now I’m returning back to my life to survey the damage and see what can be […]

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Napping Pugs: A Friend Indeed

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Friends can laugh together and cry together. However, I’ve always believed that a true friend is one with whom you can do nothing. Someone who shares in the silence of a lazy afternoon is a friend indeed. May we all […]

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Barking Cat Gets Caught in the Act

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

This is just a funny, silly video to make you laugh today. If you could write a caption for this video, what would it be? What do you think she’s saying? Watch More Funny Videos: The Laughing Bride Everybody Needs […]

Everybody Needs Somebody: Dog Cries with Baby

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Sometimes you just need someone to commiserate with you. This baby and Siberian Husky found each other. More videos: Babies, Bubbles and the Family Dog Talking Babies Laughing Babies This post makes me feel…Inspired (0) Motivated (1) Happy (0) Better (0) Challenged (0)

Babies, Bubbles and the Family Dog

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

Doesn’t matter how old you are or whether you’re even human or not. Everybody loves bubbles. This video is proof… Baby Cracks Up At Dog Attacking Bubbles – Watch more Funny Videos More Videos: The Royal Wedding Dance Talking Babies […]

If Cats Could Talk

posted by Jennifer E. Jones

A little something to make you laugh today. This goes out to all the pet owners who have watched their cats or dogs play and wondered, What are you two thinking?Read More:Chicken Soup of the Soul: Never High-Five Your CatAre […]

‘Blintzes for Blitzen’ is a Tale About Reindeer Who Enjoys Hanukkah

posted by lbrockway

With Hanukkah 2010 just around the corner on December 1 through 9, and Christmas growing nearer, interfaith families and the interfaith at heart will want to get their copies of this adorable book about a Reindeer who likes Jewish food! […]

National Cathedral Hires a New Resident Mouse Chaser

posted by lbrockway

By JENA LOWEc. 2010 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The newest employee at Washington National Cathedral was nowhere to be found in her office on a recent afternoon. She was probably out and about, staffers said, doing God’s work.    “She […]

Cutest Cat in NYC Winner Izzy Gets New Glasses

posted by lbrockway

A colleague shared this image of her adorable cat, Izzy. You might remember Izzy as the 2007 winner of Time Out New York’s “Cutest Cat in New York City” award. Back then she was a kitten. Now, as a slightly more […]

Orangutan and Hound Dog: Best Friends Forever

posted by shuang

We received an email with sweet photos of Suryia the Orangutan and Roscoe the Hound Dog, two unlikely, inseparable best friends who met at an endangered species sanctuary.  While this story is “old news” by now, we thought it was still […]

Adopt these Adorable and Sweet Chihuahuas Kiki and Mocha

posted by lbrockway

Looking for cuteness and playful sweetness? Look no further! Meet Kiki and Mocha!  These wiggly little house guests are now residing with my newphew, who is a temporary foster dad. They are six and a half pounds between them. Kiki and […]

Two Pound Pup Named Pixie Belle Needs Surgery and a Home

posted by lbrockway

This two pound pup named Pixie Belle has stolen the hearts of many. This differently-abled dog has a spirit that will make you smile. And a story that will make you cry. Born with a bum hind leg, she needs […]

Video: Hero Dog Rescues Another Dog on a Highway

posted by shuang

An amazing video is making the rounds on YouTube.  A dog in Santiago, Chile is shown risking his life by running into the middle of a highway to rescue another dog hit by a car.  The hero dog is shown dragging the […]

Four Incredible Kids Awarded for Kindness to Pets

posted by shuang

Ellen DeGeneres isn’t the only one raising awareness for pets; four kids and teens are being awarded for their humanitarian efforts to help animals. As part of “Be Kind to Animals Week” (May 2-8), the American Humane Association sponsored a contest […]

Video: The Rainbow Bridge

posted by shuang

As our weekly Friday celebration of National Poetry Month comes to an end, I wanted to share a sweet poem, written by an unknown author, called the “Rainbow Bridge.” The poem is a tribute to beloved pets that have passed […]

German Shepherd Saves His Owner from Fire

posted by shuang

One incredible dog is an uncontested hero for his owner and the state troopers of Anchorage, Alaska. When 23-year-old Ben Heinrichs was in his workshop fixing his truck, a fire started after a spark ignited the gasoline.  His clothes caught […]

Beliefnet Celebrates Happy Pet Owners Day

posted by lbrockway

Happy Pet Owners Day! Pay homage to your cuddly ones with our pet quizzes, photo features, stories and more. Visit our Pets Page. More features for your enjoyment:   1. Read Eckhart Tolle’s animal quotes on “our guardians of being“ […]

Another Cat Saves Tennessee Woman from Breast Cancer

posted by shuang

Like Judy Danchura of Winnipeg, Canada, Kathy Minton of Franklin, Tennessee was diagnosed with breast cancer by her cat. While sitting in Minton’s lap last fall, one of her cats–named Honey–began pawing at an area on Minton’s left breast.  The day […]

Stray Cat Saves Canadian Woman from Breast Cancer

posted by shuang

Can cats diagnose you with breast cancer?When a stray cat appeared in the backyard of Judy Danchura’s home in Winnipeg, Canada last June at 3 am, Danchura and her husband heard the cat’s meows and welcomed it into their home. […]

The Cutest Easter Bunnies, Kittens and Pups

posted by lbrockway

See the cutest Easter Bunnies ever, with their kitten and puppy friends. Is this a case of mistaken identity, or an interfaith-interspecies celebration of Easter? Enjoy!   See the Easter Bunny and Friends photo Gallery. This post makes me feel…Inspired (0) […]

Mutt Lynch Winery: Must Love Dogs…and Wine

posted by shuang

If you love dogs and wine, Mutt Lynch Winery in Healdsburg, California would be your idea of heaven. In 1995, married couple Brenda and Chris Lynch paired their love for wine and dogs by founding a vineyard to develop wine that […]

Olympic Gold Medalist Steven Holcomb Adopts Special Pup

posted by lbrockway

Olympic Gold Medalist Steve Holcob has another “gold.” And Golden Retriever Bailey has a new home and new daddy! On March 25, the long anticipated reunion of Olympic Gold Medalist Steven Holcomb and “Bailey,” a 2 year old Golden Retriever […]

Make Way for Circus Elephants in NYC

posted by shuang

Have you ever seen an elephant walk the streets of New York City? How about six elephants in a row? To prepare for and celebrate the arrival of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey circus in New York City, the […]

Celebrate Puppies on National Puppy Day

posted by shuang

Happiness is a warm puppy. –Charles Schulz Puppies! They are warm, wondrous, and wee miracles. Puppies show us how to be insatiable for life with their endless energy to play. They also teach us how to be curious about the […]

Dillie the Blind House Deer is so Dear to Dr. Melanie Butera and Family

posted by lbrockway

Dillie the Deer was brought to Dr. Melanie Butera, a vet affiliated with Elm Ridge Animal Hospital in Canal Fulton, Ohio, when she was three days old. Now she is part of the family and she things the doctor’s dog is […]

Animals in Show Business – Watch the Documetary

posted by lbrockway

Watch Petal the Dog, Amelia the Monkey, and Lulu the Collie pound the Hollywood pavement in search of their big breakFour-legged actors are not unlike their human counterparts. They’ve got pushy stage parents, feisty agents negotiating for top dollar (and […]

Take a Ring Side Seat for the Moscow Cat Circus Theater

posted by lbrockway

Get your popcorn ready and settle in on this snowy weekend for a sweet three minute circus experience that will bring a big smile to your face.You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more unusual circus, or father-daughter performing duo.The Moscow […]

Open Your Heart to a Furry Valentine

posted by lbrockway

I love this Valentine’s Day card we got from Bidawee this morning encouraging us to show some love to dogs and cats–our furry Valentines. It is one of the most positive animal adoption campaigns I’ve seen in a while. The list […]

You Are So Cute–Must See hoops and yoyo Video

posted by lbrockway

I got this adorable hoops and yoyo video over the weekend from a friend. It is an inspiring self-esteem booster so I wanted to share. In doing a little more research I discovered that “hoops&yoyo” (spelled in lower case) are […]

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Poem: In The End
Today’s guest blogger is poet Tara Sophia Mohr Learn more about Tara’s poetry

posted 4:30:02pm Oct. 24, 2012 | read full post »

A Quote to Live By
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." Henry David Thoreau Whatever you were put on this earth to do, do it today. Don't delay. Don't look back. Run like crazy towards your passion and watch God lay the adventure out before you.

posted 9:22:40am Aug. 01, 2012 | read full post »

People Who Do Good: A Cake that Makes a Difference
Our "People Who Do Good" series has been a blast and I've enjoyed highlighting the stories and lives of everyday heroes. This one comes to us from writer Rebecca Brittingham who traveled to Florida to find a cake-maker with a heart for the less fortunate. When most people hear the word art, they

posted 12:10:27am Jul. 30, 2012 | read full post »

The Problem with Pain
I’ve heard people say, “How do I get over something if it still hurts?” And yes, forgiveness is key, whether it’s aimed towards yourself or someone else. However, it’s not really the main issue. What people really want to know is, “How do I deal with the pain?” The problem with pain

posted 11:06:30am Jul. 27, 2012 | read full post »

Oprah and Marianne Williamson on Super Soul Sunday
Photo Credit: OWN / George Burns We have a number of bloggers and writers here who have been inspired  by the writings of Marianne Williamson. Her debut book, A Return to Love, reflected A Course in Miracles for a new generation. She first gained notoriety by an appearance on the Oprah show, and

posted 4:53:44pm Jul. 26, 2012 | read full post »

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