As animal lovers, we all enjoy a heart-warming tale about animals, their intuition and their amazing impact on our lives. For your reading pleasure and as a thank-you to Monty’s Home visitors for their continued support and interest in our programs, we offer a collection of stories about many species of animals.
Some stories you will recognize. They have circulated the Internet via email for many years. Others are interesting news stories saved and collected over time. Some will make you laugh; some will make you cry; some will make you angry; some will reinforce your belief that there is no love like the unconditional love offered by the creatures sharing our planet with us.
Sit back, grab a box of Kleenex, spend a little time with us and enjoy this collection of animal tales. And if you have a story you’d like to see added to our collection, please, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always on the lookout for compelling additions to our collection.
If we know the author or the source, it’s noted at the bottom of the story. Those without footnotes came from unknown sources. If you have information about the origin of any story, please let us know. We want to give credit where credit is due.
A dog’s life – My view
A touching story of life with a geriatric canine.
A good dog story
Find out what happens when Lucky finds out about his mistress’s cancer diagnosis.
A pet’s 10 Commandments
Ten things to remember when you decide to share your life with a dog.
Dogs want you to know
Authored by our own PPPP trainer, Whitney Doremus, this list dispels many of the myths and misconceptions surrounding canine behavior. This is a must read for all of you sharing your life with a canine companion.
Don’t mess with old dogs
An amusing anecdote about how age and skill overcome youth and treachery.
Essay from an unwanted dog
As this story teaches us, animals are not disposable possessions. They look to us for a lifetime of love and care, and remain loyal to the end. (This one is difficult to read.)
Grim Reapurr: The cat that can predict death
Read about Oscar the cat. He lives at the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre in Providence, RI. His uncanny and accurate predictions within four hours of a patient’s death were originally documented in the New England Journal of Medicine.
I am an animal rescuer
Discover the gamut of emotions animal rescuers experience everyday – boundless joy, love and heartache – and why they continue their work.
I rescued a human today
A wonderful story of shelter adoptions from the animal’s perspective.
Just a dog
This essay came from one of the inmates at the Burgaw Correctional Institution, and was shared during the first week of the first class of the Pawsitive Partners Prison Program. Grab your Kleenex. Knowing the story behind the story makes it that much more poignant.
Martha’s Christmas Miracle
The fable of how all animals are granted the gift of speech each Christmas Eve and how one animal rescuer reunited a long lost dog with its forever family.
This one is laugh out loud funny. Anyone who lives with animals will recognize their own animal’s behavior in every paragraph.
The old man and the dog
A touching story of how even a grumpy old man and a recalcitrant canine can change each other’s lives for the better. Keep the tissues handy. You’ll need them.
Untangled – A beautiful story written by a whale
Unconditional love isn’t limited to creatures with four legs and fur.
When I am old
Young or old, you’ll understand if you share your life with a dog.
A gentle reminder to just sit and be with your dog. Their time with us is so short. Take a moment and enjoy the precious time you have together.