Today I had to meet Kenya, my SPCA boss at Petco in the next town. "Pretty" had to have her stitch out, be vaccinated, get ear medicine, and have her picture taken. They can't use the pictures that I take. Something about the way they have to go onto the Petfinder.com site. We still haven't figured out why the vet didn't use dissolving stitches on the outside. Pretty wasn't crazy about the van ride, but she got used to it. She enjoyed seeing the sights at Petco, and watched us set up all the cages for Adoption Day tomorrow. As you can see, Pretty is still skinny, but she has put on over a pound. She wouldn't have lasted much longer roaming the streets after she was abandoned. I don't know how people can do that!
Traveller commented on my blog last Wednesday, the one about the cat walking, and said... "Hey there, please take a sec and sign my petition, which is linked on my blog, asking the Canadian government to include animal rights in the constitution. And ask others to sign too."" http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/put-animal-rights-into-the-constitution/sign.html This can be signed by US residents, and anyone else, so please do your part and sign to help the animals north of the border.
Horses from the US are trucked there for slaughter, so we want our horses treated humanely before they are killed to make dog food.
It is difficult for me to understand why a big country like Canada would not have animal cruelty laws in force today.
The true cost of a thing is how much "life" must be surrendered to possess it.
"ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION is not a new problem...Native Americans used to call it WHITE PEOPLE."
Life is what happens when you are making plans to do something else !
The Journey Counts.
If we agree that the bottom line of life is happiness, not success, then it makes perfect sense to say that it is the journey that counts, not reaching the destination. —Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that is why they call it the present" Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
...Saving just one pet won't change the world...But, surely, it will change the world for that one pet.....
Don't breed or buy while homeless pets die!
EVERY LITTER BIT HURTS
Spay or neuter your pet
Low Cost Spay/Neuter
From: 'Healing Animals' by Dr. Michael W. Fox
“Our perception of animals determines how we treat them, and whether they suffer under our dominion or not. Behind our perception and treatment of animals lie our needs, wants, values, and cultural and religious traditions.
Until these are addressed and our perception changed so there is empathy, respect, and communication, the holocaust of the animal kingdom will continue. And those qualities or virtues that make us human – humility, compassion, and selfless benevolence – will continue to be crushed by arrogance, ignorance, and the selfishness of our species.”
"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." - John Muir
What is Man Without the Beasts?
"What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons of the earth. Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself." (Chief Seattle, 1855)
As Gandhi once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way it's animals are treated".
Is There An Animal Abuser Near You? Please Report it!
Can They Suffer?
The basic issue is simple:
"The question is not, can they reason?
Nor, can they talk? But, can they suffer?"
(Jeremy Bentham, philosopher and animal rights activist; 1748-1832.)
Wendy: My Daughter in TX
Richard: Wendy's husband in TX
Tony: Their son in TX
Kevin: My younger son in TX
Michelle: Kevin's daughter in TX
Becky: Michelle's mother in TX
Peter: My oldest son in England
Nigel: My brother in England
Pamala: Nigel's wife in England
Heidi: Their daughter in England
Claudia: My friend down the street
Jay: Claudia's son, who helps me.
Ray: Rents my guest house, and helps me.
Shay: Ray's wife.
My Misty Louise, Apr/1996, near blind Miniature Poodle