(Main picture is Rodney, a Rotti Mix up for adoption now. For information CLICK HERE).
With every new day, the sun sets a few minutes earlier, leaving us to reflect on the fleeting nature of summer’s brilliance. August’s arrival seems to always bring with it a wave of mixed emotions. We happily welcome the cooling of temperatures, whilst doing so we panic at how fast the past few months have come and gone. The colours at dusk become sweetly more melancholic. (Below, sweet Peach, looking for an adoptive family. For more information CLICK HERE).
The quote “worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles, it takes away today’s peace” has had an immense impact on me.
When I was younger, I used to stress over how to properly utilize my summer vacation, always concerned with having a good time so I could tell people I genuinely enjoyed my break once school commenced. Yes, I was worry wart. I cringe at that little bit of nostalgia. As an adult, this time of year is much less structured and more about finding time to break away from routine responsibility, bask in the weather, and go with the flow of whatever the day shall bring. As I have matured and worked on taming my worrying brain, I have discovered the importance of collecting positive moments throughout the day, however short they might be.
(Below, Gumbo, a Mastiff Mix looking for a home. For more information CLICK HERE).
I accumulated quite a collection of happy moments this summer, and there is still lots of fun to be had! One example of a great night I had was attending the outdoor screening of Beauty and the Beast at the Humane Society back in July. I am always down for movie time, more so if we’re bringing the theatre experience outdoors and helping to support our wonderful furry friends!
You’re going to want to save the date I’m about to throw at you. Sunday September 17th, from 4-9pm, the Village Market Place will be hosting the 2nd Annual Charity Dog Show! Come support the Niagara Falls Humane Society and spend the afternoon mingling with fellow animal lovers. This event has plenty to offer, with a fun dog show to watch, food vendors to get your grub on, and a fabulous silent auction, just to name a few. We hope to see you there!
(Please consider Carlos, the longest resident at the Niagara Falls Humane Society. He is a Rotti Mix and for more information CLICK HERE).
This week’s column written by Alexandra Marianne
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