It’s 2016, and you probably thought I was going to list my goals for the new year, etc. There’s many posts on those subject so instead I’m blogging about my recent trip to Ireland and the animals that inspired this post.
While staying in County Wexford, Ireland, I noticed that many Irish people, young or old, alone or in families, were walking dogs. Particularly, dogs with disabilities. I witnessed an older dog missing one eye still wagging his tail at strangers. He limped slowly in the sand to retrieve a ball thrown by his patient and kind owner, an elderly woman.
Animals with disabilities are frequently overlooked. People would prefer a healthy puppy. But consider adopting an animal with a disability when choosing your next pet.
petswithdisabilities.org beautifully states: “Because their spirits aren’t broken.”
In my Christmas novella, A Snowy White Christmas, Margaret Snow, the heroine, adopts pets with disabilities. She’s a former swimsuit model with a generous heart. In the novella, her menagerie includes a deaf parrot and blind kitten.
A Snowy White Christmas is available at the following in ebook or print:
Author Josie Riviera lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband of 40 years. They share their empty nest with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and an old house forever needing renovations.