You may know me from my website Caring for a Senior Dog, and if you do it’s great to see you again. If not check it out and let me know what you think.
A bit of background about the title of my new website if I may.
There are many issues I’m passionate about, and like to express my opinion on. Usually my husband is on the receiving end of my speeches, and he’s often telling me to “get off the box.”
Many years ago, one of my going away gifts from an organisation I worked for was a big cardboard box with the words “Hindy’s soapbox” written on the side. I loved it!!
I’m proud that I have been blessed with passion and compassion. I think it’s wonderful that I am the type of person who doesn’t like to see injustice. I can’t understand why people are so afraid to have an opinion, never mind voice one.
What’s wrong with wanting to make things better? To stand up for what you believe in? Do you have to shove messages down peoples’ throats to get your point across? Of course not. Does it mean you’re going to be rude or bullying? Definitely not. Must you be confrontational or condescending when trying to educate? No you don’t.
I didn’t just wake up one day and jump on my box, but I did just wake up one day and say I’m going to expand my reach… and not jump off again.
I grew up in a wonderful family, but I was “different” then the others in my community and circle. Of course I was often called weird, and no I never fit in. Sadly I spend most of my life frustrated, believing you should fight for change, always knowing there was something else out there, that life didn’t have to be so “small” but knowing and “knowing” are two different things.
I couldn’t even count how many times I was told “you can’t say that” or “what will people think” and I would always counter with “why not?”
I would speak up, then not, speak up, then not.
I finally started to see the light
A few years ago my husband and I were living in Florida, and I discovered Blog Talk Radio and finally found my voice. I started a radio show called Animal Awareness 101, where I interviewed guests in a variety of animal related fields, and finally got to speak. How wonderful, but short lived. I only spent 3 or 4 months a year there, and wasn’t able to do the show from where I was living the rest of the time. We ended up leaving Florida for good, so back to frustration it was.
The quote “Don’t die with the music still in you” (which I originally heard spoken by Dr. Wayne Dyer but I do not know who originally wrote it) really hit me, and it is on my desk as a constant reminder to go out and live.
What’s happening now?
Great things that’s for sure.
I am a senior dog lover and advocate, helping senior dog parents take the best care they can of their old dogs
My website Caring for a Senior Dog
One on One Senior Dog Care Support Service
Facebook page Senior Dog Care Club
Podcast Grey Paws and All
I am a dog care consultant and trainer, helping first time pet parents raise happy, healthy and well-behaved dogs
My website Dog Parenting 101
One on One Dog Consultancy Service
I am an animal welfare advocate, helping to raise awareness about the suffering of all animals everywhere
My website Soapbox Matters
Podcast Soapbox Matters – coming soon!
One on One Support Service for anyone wanting to live a compassionate live but isn’t sure how to get started – coming soon!
Wow…things are busy but then again, what can be better than helping to end the suffering of those who have no voice!