How To Deal With The Uninformed

February 3rd, 2017|

We have all seen it… The animal rescue community engaging in a 40 plus comment feed of someone who posted that they accidently let their unfixed pet have a cute litter… It’s pretty much the type of post that brings out an inner Satan of anger in every good animal person, and fuels a wildfire [...]

Day 4: I Sincerely Apologize

January 31st, 2017|

I was simply unprepared for this challenge and for that I sincerely apologize. After spending 4 nights in Emmundi, we headed to Mount Tambourine, which is a rainforest on a mountain. Due to it being a rainforest, well… it was always raining. We paid for a power outlet, which couldn’t charge my computer because I [...]

Day 3: Brisbane’s Animal Rescue Units

January 31st, 2017|

I have just completed my training to assist with RSPCA Queensland’s Animal Rescue Units. The program is intense and very dedicated to helping injured, sick and trapped animals all the way from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast. The process involves a variety of people and different departments within the shelter, and although it [...]

My 10 Day Challenge

January 24th, 2017|

Doug and I have reached a point in our journey where we are in between houses and have decided to fill the gap with car camping… That’s right, sleeping in our car. This way we can save money, go where ever we please and challenge ourselves. As if two people sleeping in a tiny Kia [...]

Every Body Tells A Story

January 23rd, 2017|

Most people keep their stories and memories in a vast collection of photos, journal entries, memory boxes and on social media time-lines, but most fail to read the details in a scar or wrinkle. I saw on Facebook a women post a question she asked her costumer. She wondered why the elderly women chose clear [...]

The Importance of Data

December 26th, 2016|

Data... It doesn’t seem like the most appealing thing in the world, especially when you’re in the middle of saving lives. I can assure you, it is truly one of the most important things that every organization should play their part in. If you are located in a state that requires you to report your [...]

What The World Can Learn From Australia’s Wild Life Efforts

December 13th, 2016|

Australia is known for it’s wild life, but it isn’t until you arrive that their passion for saving their native species truly becomes apparent. It’s hard to miss. You see educational signs in every park, wildlife sanctuaries on signs lining highways and even the largest animal shelters here have wildlife hospitals. This week I toured [...]

How to Create a Pet Anxiety Kit

December 8th, 2016|

To make living possible in a new country where we have not yet found jobs, we decided to pet sit, in trade, for free accommodation. Our first roommate is Karma, a dog that shows alarmingly similar characteristics that I find in myself. We’re both a little needy, love to cuddle, get excited about outings and [...]

First Lesson on Seeing Things from the Outside

November 23rd, 2016|

Every person that is involved in non-profit work knows one thing… There are never enough people willing to help push your organization further, and accomplish your mission. My plan when I arrived in Australia was to get involved with rescues, sanctuaries, or other nonprofits I cared about. The plan is to learn from them and [...]

Cane Toads

November 19th, 2016|

Living in a brand new country that is known for it’s wild life… dangerous and poisonous wildlife, is something that takes some adjusting. Although we haven’t seen much yet, we have seen a variety of new birds, lizards, and the Cane Toad… Upon arriving to our first sit, we were warned about a large poisonous [...]