1.) We Have the Right to be Full Members of Your Family.. We Thrive on Social Interaction, Praise & Love.
2.) We Have the Right to Stimulation.. We Need New Experiences, Games, Toys, & New Smells to be Happy. 3.) We Have the Right to Regular Exercise.. Without it, We could become Hyper & Sluggish.
4.) We Have the Right to Quality Health Care.. Please Stay Good Friends with Our Vet.
5.) We Have the Right to Have Fun.. We Enjoy Acting like Clowns now & then; Don't Expect Us to be Predictable ALL The Time. 6.) We Have the Right to a Good Diet.. Like some People, We don't know what's Best for Us - We Depend on YOU.
7.) We Have the Right NOT TO BE REJECTED Because of Your Expectation that We Be Great Show Dogs, (or Cats) Watchdogs, Hunters, or Baby-Sitters.
8.) We Have the Right to Receive Proper Training.. Otherwise Our Good Relationship could be Marred by Confusion & Strife - We could become Dangerous to Ourselves & Others. 9.) We Have the Right to Guidance & Correction.. Based on UNDERSTANDING & COMPASSION - Rather than Abuse. 10.) We Have the Right to LIVE WITH DIGNITY.. (and to Die with Dignity when the Time Comes.
PETS: PART OF THE FAMILY
** Dogs shown are Tyson and Bear-both new rescues to Mutts Matter
My name is Melanie Samet, and I am an avid lover of all things animal. I have worked with several animal rescue groups over the years, but started my own rescue, called Mutts Matter Rescue, in 2010. Helping animals is my calling in life. I am married to my wonderful husband Brian, and we live with our three beautiful, furry babies named Ferbie, Shiloh and Barney (not including any foster dogs passing through on their way to their forever home).
I felt that a blog would be a great way to talk about anything related to my life involving rescue, my dogs, or just anything that may move me that day. Sometimes it may just be a photo or story that inspired me in some way. Some days I may have to vent and shed light on some animal related issues that are bothering me.
Either way, it's all about the animals. Clearly my life has gone to the dogs....
I would like to dedicate my blog in memory of all my animal friends who have lost their battle for life. This is for you...May you rest in peace.