Make A Wish!

Posted by Pia

Hey waggers and squaders! Given that today is my b'day- I thought I'd share some reflections and wishes regarding our fellow critters!

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Since I can remember, the only thing I ever wanted on my b'day cake were animals!

1 Since I can remember, the only thing I ever wanted on my b'day cake were animals!

Each year my cake had some scene that included animals...

2 Each year my cake had some scene that included animals...

And to this day, I still have the little plastic figures that were on my cake each year- celebrating my love of animals!

3 And to this day, I still have the little plastic figures that were on my cake each year- celebrating my love of animals!

When I turned 12 however, it seemed fitting that my cake be covered in 12's!  Last year was the ultimate 12/12/12!

4 When I turned 12 however, it seemed fitting that my cake be covered in 12's! Last year was the ultimate 12/12/12!

As long as I have been alive, the animals have been my focus...

5 As long as I have been alive, the animals have been my focus...

I have always felt a connection to our fellow critters... both personally and politically!

6 I have always felt a connection to our fellow critters... both personally and politically!

Each furry soul I have known has broadened my understanding in some way...

7 Each furry soul I have known has broadened my understanding in some way...

Even my stuffed animals engendered my love and affection.  Here I am with rabbit Harvey and my stuffed snoopy that I have to this day!

8 Even my stuffed animals engendered my love and affection. Here I am with rabbit Harvey and my stuffed snoopy that I have to this day!

Wherever I went, it was the souls wrapped in fur, fins or feathers that commanded my attention...

9 Wherever I went, it was the souls wrapped in fur, fins or feathers that commanded my attention...

So for my b'day- I wish for the end to animal suffering in every form.  Everyone can do their part! I'm so thankful to have such a compassionate crew of readers with whom to share my wishes!

10 So for my b'day- I wish for the end to animal suffering in every form. Everyone can do their part! I'm so thankful to have such a compassionate crew of readers with whom to share my wishes!

Please take a moment to love on your fur kid today and consider doing at least one thing to help another worthy soul get a second chance!

In kinship,
Dr. Pia Salk

Comments (13)

  • Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday, Dr Pia!!!!!!
    This world became a better place when you were born.
    Thank you for all you do to protect and defend our furry, feathered and fined friends!
    Brutus and Max

  • Happy Birthday Dr. Pia! :)

    I too am a December birthday girl!

    I share your love of all animals, even stuffed Snoopy's! :)

    Enjoy your day...
    gail

  • Hello Mama Dr. Pia,
    And Happy, Happy Birthday. It sounds like it is a party day for sure at your house. Luna and Minnow, take photos and have fun!!! It is neat to see your childhood photos. You are lucky to have them. I know all the furry critter friends in your life will be having a party!!! Have a GEM of a birthday.
    Love and licks,
    Ruby

  • My three dogs (who are on the floor surrounding me as I type) and I wish you a Most Joyous Birthday!

  • Hi Dr. Pia and Minnow, WOW! it sure is fun to learn that today is your Birthday sweet Dr.Pia and Mom and I hope you have a wonderful day with Minnow and Luna and any other animals that you see! These photos that you shared about your beautiful Birthday cakes and your beautiful animals from years ago are marvelous and I love every one of them! You are a wonderful animal person and we certainly love you and always love your blogs! Sweet Minnow please be sure to hug your Mom for me and hope all of you have lots of fun today and every day! God Bless all of you! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Happy Birthday! I like the idea of taking a photo of each year's birthday cake, which would be a wonderful remembrance when a person reaches adulthood. Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

  • Happy Birthday dear Dr. Pia!
    Your pal,
    Rebel

  • Morning Dr Pia & Glue Squad Buddies-Happy Birthday to you! Wishing you a day of fun, happy memories and lots of hugs and kisses from Minnow &Luna; oh don't forget the cake. Thanks for all you do to keep us and furry kids informed of important information to stY safe and healthy, not too mention all the fun photo's you've posted. Have a great day and Happy Birthday.

    Till next time,
    Missy Chow
    xoxo

  • Happy Birthday Dr.Pia!!!
    Thank you for your wonderful compassionate love for all animals, furry, feathered and scaled!
    You have a wonderful and kind heart and we appreciate your hard work as a veterinarian and animal advocate.
    Puuuurrrrrs and woofs to you!
    James Dean the persian boy cat and Abby the pug/peke/frenchie dog

  • Thank you all for the kind b'day wishes. I am truly grateful to be in this very special circle of animal advocates. The Glue Squad is a remarkable bunch and I cherish the connections we have all nurtured here!
    xxx, Pia and crew

  • Hi Dr. Pia,
    Happy Birthday! And thank you being an advocate for all the animals. What a wonderful gift and blessing to have been able to have such insight and compassion from an early age. Thank You and have a wonderful day with all your furry and not so furry friends!
    PS, I've got the stuffed Snoopy too!
    PS+,I wish you a Happy Birthday too Gail, either pre- or post-!
    Dixie Boy

  • :-) Sweet, adorable, kindhearted Dr.Pia,
    May your Birthday be filled with Love and Happiness...and all the days and years to come!
    You are an inspiration to us and all animals, especially the ones in need. Have Minnow and Luna give a big licking kiss from Kitty and me to you ;-)

    I love the cakes with all the animals and the fact you still have the decorating animals.
    May your day be Blessed with kindness....I will go to adopt-a-pet and do my small part!

    Much love to you,
    delia & Kitty =^. .^=

    Dr. Pia you are our St. Francis (he loved animals and I like him because of that :-)

  • Happy Birthday to you Dr. Pia!

    Chloe, Sophie and Mr. Mayer

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