My name is Cheryl and I am a student at WSU and I've worked in local veterinary hospitals for over 7 years. I love what I do and get a great feeling of satisfaction knowing I'm helping animals everyday. I am a caring dog-mom of three, and I am extremely passionate about animal rights.
Nothing is worth more than this day -Goethe
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
-- Mohandas Gandhi
I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive. ~Gilda Radner
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. ~Josh Billings
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. ~Woodrow Wilson
My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~Author Unknown
A dog is not "almost human" and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such. ~John Holmes
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. ~Roger Caras
What Gives Me Hope
My own dogs, who love me so completely they remind me there is some good left in this unkind world. I love them with all my heart and couldn't imagine my life without them.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
I would do everything in my power to end animal cruelty. Strengthen animal rights laws, strictly enforce animal cruelty laws and see that it is punished to the maximum extent. I would make every effort to globally enforce the rights and protection of all animals, in all countries, around the world.
Put an end to BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) and stop murdering innocent dogs by the masses. Open the eyes of all people in political power as well as our community to the misdirected ignorance and unethical acts of what can literally be described as a holocaust. I would revoke any and all laws that discriminate by banning specific breeds for the acts of a few dogs. which are swiftly becoming legal across America.
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What/who changed my life and why
The person who changed my life? My mom. She allowed me to always express who I am and how I feel. She supports my choices, shares my compassion for all animals, and always sympathized with my ever-bleeding heart. My mother is among the few remaining great people left in this world. If I manage to live to be even half the woman she is today, I will die knowing I lived my life well.
My dogs also should have mention, because they too have shown me true greatness with the love and loyalty they devote to me. I only hope I have brought as much happiness into their lives as they have always brought to mine.
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."
“You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel.”
“Live this day as if it will be your last. Remember that you will only find ''tomorrow'' on the calendars of fools. Forget yesterday's defeats and ignore the problems of tomorrow. This is it. Doomsday. All you have. Make it the best day of your year. The saddest words you can ever utter are, ''If I had my life to live over again. ''Take the baton, now. Run with it! This is your day! Beginning today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or stranger, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.”