Merry Christmas

Submitted by Debbie:  "Debbie and rescue dog, Zoe (smiling), in Springfield, MO"

Submitted by Debbie: “Debbie and rescue dog, Zoe (smiling), in Springfield, MO”

Submitted by Michele:  "This is my cat Gordy sleeping in my lap. Gordy is deaf so he sleeps very soundly."

Submitted by Michele: “This is my cat Gordy sleeping in my lap. Gordy is deaf so he sleeps very soundly.”

Submitted by Brandi:  "My husband Kelly and my retired American racing dog Sophie sleeping in bed."

Submitted by Brandi: “My husband Kelly and my retired American racing dog Sophie sleeping in bed.”

Submitted by Luanne:  "Little Buttercup was a sweet little rehab squirrel who was released back to where she belongs."

Submitted by Luanne: “Little Buttercup was a sweet little rehab squirrel who was released back to where she belongs.”

Submitted by Luanne:  "Chris Belew, my son, and the neighbor’s new puppy resting on our porch after playing."

Submitted by Luanne: “Chris Belew, my son, and the neighbor’s new puppy resting on our porch after playing.”

Submitted by Jan: “MY MOM, ANNIE LOU DENNING, LOVER OF KIDS, DOGS, FRIENDS, HUMOR, CLOTHES AND SHOES. NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT ORDER!! MEREDITH COLLEGE, 1942″

Submitted by Jan: “VICTOR AND ‘MUGSY’ – TWO GUYS JUST CHILLIN’ IN
PACIFICA, CA”

Submitted by Jan:  "Dan and his rescue dog 'Hula' - Napa, CA"

Submitted by Jan: “Dan and his rescue dog “Hula” – Napa, CA”

Submitted by Kim:  "Jess and Mr. Wellington"

Submitted by Kim: “Jess and Mr. Wellington”

Submitted by Martha:  "This is 5 year old Molly with her Pug, Louie. Louie came to us from an Ohio puppy mill. He had a difficult and sad life but now lives a very happy life in Massachusetts."

Submitted by Martha: “This is 5 year old Molly with her Pug, Louie. Louie came to us from an Ohio puppy mill. He had a difficult and sad life but now lives a very happy life in Massachusetts.”

Submitted by a reader:  "Paco was rescued march 2011  from a puppy mill."

Submitted by a reader: “Paco was rescued march 2011 from a puppy mill.”

Submitted by Niki: “My Son Is going to go to college next year, to study political science, and veterinary. Hoping to one day make a bigger mark on saving more animals.”

Submitted by Gudrun:  "This is Emily in Georgia with our rescue cat Mini Miez (German for kitty)."

Submitted by Gudrun: “This is Emily in Georgia with our rescue cat Mini Miez (German for kitty).”

Submitted by Tonya:  "This is the lady that adopted Shadow from PAWS. The dog with the urinary disease that wasnt treated. This is Kathleen and Shadow."

Submitted by Tonya: “This is the lady that adopted Shadow from PAWS. The dog with the urinary disease that wasnt treated. This is Kathleen and Shadow.”

At Golf Trimmed

Submitted by Aubrie: “Rich and Aspy taking in 18 holes in Alabama (and chasing a few squirrels….)”

Submitted by Callie:  "Callie sitting with Heidi (German shepherd), Chica (chihuahua), and Tip (pit mix)."

Submitted by Callie: “Callie sitting with Heidi (German shepherd), Chica (chihuahua), and Tip (pit mix) in Terrytown, LA”

Submitted by Dot:  "My Friend Cheri comforting "Progie" right after her knee surgery. Yanceyville, NC.  Photo by Dot Kirby"

Submitted by Dot: “My Friend Cheri comforting Progie right after her knee surgery. Yanceyville, NC. Photo by Dot Kirby”

Submitted by Dot:  "My friend Cheri comforting "Celie" at the vets right after knee surgery, Yanceyville, NC"

Submitted by Dot: “My friend Cheri comforting “Celie” at the vets right after knee surgery, Yanceyville, NC”

Submitted by Jamie:  "Lex and my husband the summer before she left us."

Submitted by Jamie: “Lex and my husband the summer before she left us.”

SiriusRepublic

Submitted by Ashley: “Ashley and her rescued American Pit Bull Terrier Athena in Portland, OR”

Submitted by Karen:  "Banana will ride on your shoulder . . ."

Submitted by Karen: “Banana will ride on your shoulder . . .”

Submitted by Karen:  "And Smoochy will hold your hand . . ."

Submitted by Karen: “And Smoochy will hold your hand . . .”

Submitted by Karen:  "But Dorian is Not Impressed."

Submitted by Karen: “But Dorian is Not Impressed.”

Submitted by TN Death Row Dogs:  "Amber at home in Ft. Campbell, KY"

Submitted by TN Death Row Dogs: “Amber at home in Ft. Campbell, KY”

Submitted by Claire:  "My grandson, Julian, and my sorta-lab, Swoopes. Swoopes was rescued from MAS in August of 2002."

Submitted by Claire: “My grandson, Julian, and my sorta-lab, Swoopes. Swoopes was rescued from MAS in August of 2002.”

Submitted by Lisa:  "This is me with my foster half-Boston Jujube."

Submitted by Lisa: “This is me with my foster half-Boston Jujube.”

Submitted by Ona:  "Chef - Katrina Rescue - Memphis, Tennessee. Chef visiting my son's school."

Submitted by Ona: “Chef – Katrina Rescue – Memphis, Tennessee.
Chef visiting my son’s school.”

Submitted by Vania:  "A man helping his dog surf at the 3rd annual dog surfing competition in Imerial Beach, CA in 2008."

Submitted by Vania: “A man helping his dog surf at the 3rd annual dog surfing competition in Imerial Beach, CA in 2008.”

Submitted by Vania:  "Small child with formerly feral foster kitten Tortie in AZ"

Submitted by Vania: “Small child with formerly feral foster kitten Tortie in AZ”

Submitted by Jamie: "One last photo for you - the "family" photo we used for our Christmas card this year.  The brindle boy is Gonzo - the one we found in the culvert two months ago.  He's about 6 months old.  The other is Lollie, our first child.  She's two.  Happy Holidays to you and your family, Shirley!  Thanks for all you do!"

Submitted by Jamie: “One last photo for you – the “family” photo we used for our Christmas card this year. The brindle boy is Gonzo – the one we found in the culvert two months ago. He’s about 6 months old. The other is Lollie, our first child. She’s two. Happy Holidays to you and your family, Shirley! Thanks for all you do!”

And thanks for all you guys do. All of you – your activism, your compassion and your love for animals – are my inspiration. Merry Christmas everyone.

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6 Comments

  1. Wow… All the photos this year are so beautiful. Thank you all for sharing…Merry Christmas everyone.

    Reply
  2. Lita

     /  December 25, 2012

    Such a feel good moment. Thank you Lisa and the people that submitted the pictures. Merry Christmas!

    Reply
  3. Jennifer

     /  December 25, 2012

    Great photos and thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!

    Reply
  4. Karen F

     /  December 26, 2012

    Merry Christmas, everyone — such a joy to look at these beautiful pictures!

    Reply
  5. That was very inspirational and positive. Happy Holidays to you all and a blessed New Year.

    Reply
  6. mary francis

     /  December 26, 2012

    When fearful or filled with doubt – my courage gets a boost with all the love and goodness this blog shares so generously. Thanks to all and you Shirley. Great hope for 2013!

    Reply

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