a bit of history



Soldier going ashore on D-Day, – by Robert Capa, June 6, 1944

At 6:31 a.m. Robert Capa landed in the first wave on Omaha Beach. He captured ‘bloody Omaha’ in what turned out to be a world famous photo sequence.

Capa described the morning, “After the pre-invasion breakfast at 3 am with hot cakes, sausages, eggs and coffee, served on the invasion ship by white-coated waiters, at 4 am the invasion barges were lowered down into the rough sea. The men from my barge waded in the water. I paused for a moment on the gangplank to take my first real picture of the invasion. The boatswain who was in a hurry to get the hell out of there, mistook my picture-taking attitude for explicable hesitation, and helped me make up my mind with a well-aimed kick in the rear. The water was cold and the beach still more than a hundred yards away. The bullets tore holes in the water around me and I made for the nearest steel obstacle.”

His three rolls of film were rushed to London for processing. There a darkroom technician, eager for glimpses of the landing, dried the film too fast. The excessive heat melted the emulsion and ruined all but 10 frames. The soldier in the picture has been identified as Edward Regan or Alphonse Joseph Arsenault.




Mail! Mail!

I got my book from Eldad today!  It is wonderful!  I wanted to give a huge thank you to Eldad for the book and for everything he and his beautiful wife, Audrey are doing to help save stray, shelter and injured dogs.  It is such a joy to know there are people like them in the world. 

I found this poem online.  The Prayer of a Stray.  I would like to dedicate it to Audrey and Eldad and say that you two angels have answered some of these dogs prayers! 

Sincerely, Chris


The Prayer Of A Stray

Dear God, please send me somebody who’ll care!
I’m tired of running, I’m sick with despair.
My body is aching, it’s so racked with pain.
And dear God I pray as I run in the rain,
that someone will love me and give me a home.
A warm cozy bed I can call my own.
My last owner neglected me and chased me away
to rummage in garbage and live as a stray.
But now, God, I’m tired and hungry and cold.
And I’m afraid that I’ll never grow old.
They’ve chased me with sticks and hit me with stones
while I run in the streets just looking for bones!
I’m not really bad, God, please help me if you can.
For I have just become a “VICTIM OF MAN”!
I’m wormy, Dear God, and I’m ridden with fleas
and all that I want is an owner to please!
If You find one for me, God, I’ll try to be good.
I won’t run away and I’ll do as I should.
I don’t think I’ll make it too long on my own,
cause I’m getting so weak and I’m so all alone.
Each night as I sleep in the bushes I cry,
cause I’m so afraid, God, that I’m gonna die!
And I’ve got so much love and devotion to give,
that I should be given a new chance to live.
So, dear God, PLEASE, PLEASE answer my prayer
and send me somebody who WILL really care…

Author Unknown

Please support them on their mission to save more dogs by buying his beautiful book for $10.00.  http://www.hopeforpaws.org/  100% of proceeds go back to the dogs! 

See my previous post here:  https://feefeern.wordpress.com/2009/05/28/eldad-hagar-someone-you-should-know/

Jewels - waiting to be adopted by Eldad Hagar (Please support Hope For Paws).

photo by Eldad Hagar (one of his rescue dogs)

Eldad Hagar- someone you should know!

If you have $10 to spare and love dogs, you might want to buy this book by Eldad Hagar.  http://www.hopeforpaws.org/ 

Go here http://www.flickr.com/photos/eldad75/sets/72157603933491130/ to view some of the many dogs this wonderful person (and his wonderful wife!) have rescued. 

Fifi by Eldad Hagar (Please support Hope For Paws).

This ones name is Fifi!  :)

Elphy - a minute after coming from the shelter where she was scheduled to be euthanized by Eldad Hagar (Please support Hope For Paws).

This is one minute after this dog was scheduled to be put to sleep.  Elphy found a home!

Kissing Roise  :-) by Eldad Hagar (Please support Hope For Paws).

Eldad kissing one of his foster dogs, Rosie.

Rest in peace Bradley (Please read below) by Eldad Hagar (Please support Hope For Paws).

This is Bradley and here is his story:

“We rescued Bradley from the shelter last night, and today I took him to a neurologist.

The doctor had only sad news for Bradley…

We agreed he should go to sleep and not suffer this severe hydrocephalus. (as you can see, his head is weirdly shaped due to a lot of fluids in his head / brain).

I didn’t want to let him go yet, so from the vet I took Bradley to the beach, I sat with him, played with him, and I fed him many cheeseburgers and fried chicken.

We sat there for two hours, and after that I took him to the vet’s office right on the beach, and he went to sleep forever :-( ” ~ Eldad Hagar

R.I.P Bradley by Eldad Hagar (Please support Hope For Paws).

Bradley was blind and likely had a very bad headache from his condition- which could have been prevented! 

I found out about Eldad and his cause through this blog post: http://desiretoinspire.blogspot.com/2009/05/some-winks-i-had-to-share.html

Most of his dogs are from a shelter or found on the streets of LA.  They are in need of medical treatment due to neglect, being hit by a car, etc.  100% of the proceeds from the book go back to the dogs.  This man goes out on the streets and gets these dogs himself.  He traps them with egg mcmuffins and for a really tough case he uses burgers from Jack in the Box!  He’s been bitten, pooed on, peed on, vomited on and sometimes all 4 in the same day.  God bless him for what he does for these animals! 

Sad and depressed... by Eldad Hagar (Please support Hope For Paws).

Taz- one minute after leaving the shelter- sad and depressed. 

Taz - a few days later - Happy, Happy, Happy by Eldad Hagar (Please support Hope For Paws).

One bath and one week later. Happy Happy Happy!

Runny nose - Please read below by Eldad Hagar (Please support Hope For Paws).

This is Jewels the day she was picked up from the shelter.

Jewels - getting better by Eldad Hagar (Please support Hope For Paws).

Getting better.

Jewels - waiting to be adopted by Eldad Hagar (Please support Hope For Paws).

Awaiting her adoption! 


This is Eldad’s plea (from his profile)


My name is Eldad Hagar. I moved to the U.S 10 years ago, and I LOVE it here :-)

Before you’ll get bored with my profile, I’ll tell you that our Non-Profit Animal Rescue Organization (501C-3) called “Hope For Paws” is in trouble. The economy is bad and we get no donation to help us save the animals, and unfortunately, people are not really buying the book telling the story of our rescued animals.

Without either one of these, we won’t be able to save dogs like Bradley, and Harvey and Dolly, and it’s just not fair that so many animals will die because we had no money.

I have no other choice but begging for help. I know the economy is bad, and I know money is tight now, but that’s why we priced the book so low. (only $9.95 for a 100 page, full color, hard cover book).

All the money we are getting from the sales of this book go directly towards saving more homeless animals… we never get paid… we volunteer our time and some money we have, but when a surgery cost $2,000, it’s just impossible without some help from people who love animals.

Please support our rescue and help us save more animals.




Go here to buy the book: http://www.hopeforpaws.org/book.htm

Go here to see the animals he and his wife have rescued: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eldad75/

and please, if you are considering buying a dog or cat, think about the wonderful thing you can do by adopting from a shelter instead! 

Hugs, FeeFee


All photos are by Eldad Hagar and are just a sampling of what you will receive in his book!