It’s quite easy to be negative about things when you listen to the news or read through social media these days. The constant ping of a loadshedding alert every few hours also doesn’t help to calm anyone’s nerves. I often find myself wondering if this is just the way life gets as we get older or if it’s a mindset. Meeting up with Carl Wastie helped me to realise that this is very much a mindset, because no matter how hard things get, you can always decide to be positive. You can always decide to help instead of complain. Whether it be a small donation of food or blankets to a shelter or a share of a post on social media. We all have the power to be a positive influence in someone else’s life. Carl’s article is on page 8, and I hope it inspires you, the way he inspires me!
With the pandemic in the rearview mirror, we’re seeing a lot more events and fundraisers popping up to assist animal welfares with funds and resources, which in itself is a wonderful sight to see. We feature such a fundraising initiative, called Paws-a-while on page 28. If you’re in the Cape Town area, this is a monthly event that is not to be missed. There are plenty of puppies to be cuddled and positivity to go around. If this is something you’d like to get involved in, please contact their organizers.
We also have a new writer in our group! Kiarin Naidoo is an avid hiker and Pitbull parent, over the next few issues he’s going to be sharing his experience of how to keep your dogs safe and entertained while hiking as well as sharing some of his favourite trails with us. You can head on over to page 42 for more on this.
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