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May 5, 2017 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Species that bite.

The German. Germans shepherd on outdoor chair. ALL rights reserved. Copyrighted. NO permissions granted.

The German sends her best regards.©

No one wants to be endangered.

Biting may have been routine – even required at one point – but tends to cause invitations to be withdrawn.

Canines figured it out quickly when encountering humans ages ago. (Do not listen to the snorting and snarky comments by the cat.)

Certain species had better get a grip on themselves – instead of others – or they may find themselves to be species non grata.

Someone cautiously poke a FYI to the Komodo dragons. Not the way to win friends and a warm spot by the fire.

As a German Shepherd of formidable stature (my vet always says with great admiration I’m a BIG girl) and trained in skills to gain cooperation from difficult humans, I am aware some are intimidated when I set paw in the door. But wisely, I know my strength and prefer to negotiate with quiet firmness.

However, some people are not lucky enough to have such as I by their side.

Their small fur companions do their best, but sometimes it is dangerous.

Deadly even.

This is the reality – as if victims of domestic violence don’t have enough to fear. I cannot say it better:

Dogs and bFlyer for benefit for pilot program "Safe Paws"creating foster homes for pets of battered women .Bay Area Turning Point Shelter and Friends of League City Animals Shelter.

Flyer for “Safe Paws” program of Bay Area Turning Point Shelter

The most dangerous species of all is out there.

As an intelligent canine, I am not hounding for donations, simply presenting a pet project that might work in your own neighborhood.

Many want to make the world a better place, but are either chasing their tails in overwhelm, or afraid they will bite off more than they can chew.

You could be the pick of the litter for fetching this idea to your community or fostering an endangered pet.

What do you think? Wanna help save a life? Paws up?

I, The German, may be retired to a supervisory role, but still have a good nose for sniffing out good and plenty of encouraging woofs left in me.

Appreciate your sit, stay, and listen

The German

The German has paws working for peace. All rights reserved. no permissions granted. copyrighted

Paws for peace.










  1. shoreacres / May 5 2017 7:06 am

    Very interesting. It reminds me of the programs that exist to provide support to homeless people who have pets. Even those of us who don’t suffer on a daily basis in such dramatic ways know the difference support for a pet can mean. There’s a reason La Quinta is my go-to destination during hurricane evacuations — they bill themselves as pet-friendly.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 16 2017 6:53 pm

      It’s a step in the right direction.
      Did you hear that the ACLU is filing lawsuit to stop Houston’s mayor from stopping homeless encampments and getting people off the streets and into housing? Oy vey. In any case, unless there are shelter provisions for the animals, the plan won’t work. Everyone needs something to care for and something that cares for them.
      Thumbs up for La Quinta! The German gives them 4 paws up for traveling.

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  2. Sarah Ferguson and Choppy / May 5 2017 8:54 am

    I have heard of some shelters changing policies to allow women to bring their pets with them for just this reason – a small change that can make a big one for the women it helps.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 16 2017 6:55 pm

      Animals are an added complication, but they must be part of the equation. Defenders and companions who deserve rescue, too. Thanks for supporting the pack!

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  3. pensitivity101 / May 5 2017 9:13 am

    Sometimes our pets are the only things that keep us sane. I couldn’t leave my GSD behind when I left my previous partner so was grateful my brother was agreeable to take us both in until I could sort my life out.

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 16 2017 7:00 pm

      Pets matter. They can be the leader, the comforter, and the one who encourages a new path – unconditionally. Paws up for pets and their people who seek shelter. Paws up for those who stand with them


  4. Kate Crimmins / May 5 2017 10:42 am

    Just so sad. Men who weren’t animal lovers (in the truest sense of the word) were always deal breakers.

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  5. Gabe Burkhardt / May 6 2017 7:09 am

    This is a very interesting idea. If I read the poster correctly, Safe Paws will find temporary foster homes for pets in abusive homes, in part to help victims to seek safe environments without feeling like they are abandoning their pets. Good luck!

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    • philosophermouseofthehedge / May 16 2017 7:04 pm

      Pets have to be part of the equation. No friends/defenders/companions left behind, right?
      Thanks for leashing an comment here

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