The temperature on the screen porch was about 50+ degrees when I got up, so I let the cats out there.
My daughter and I spent a long time on our usual Saturday morning call this morning. We were discussing my granddaughter’s way of raising her hyperactive 7 year old. They are temporarily staying at my daughter and son-in-law’s house, so this was affecting all of them, including my daughter’s 13 year old son. My youngest son was/is hyperactive, so I had a lot of sympathy for all of them. We were discussing the pros and cons of prescribing the medications available for it, too. I wish there was a cure, or prevention for it, it is such a nerve wracking situation for all.
The foster cats, Patches and Prime decided they both wanted to be in the new bed:
Ray wasn’t here today, so I was trying to sort out some of the problems I have been having with this computer. I still can’t get signed into Picasa Web Albums from Picasa, so I can’t synchronize the pictures. I tried all the suggested things in Help, but it didn’t work.
The movie “Oklahoma” was on TCM today. That was the only movie that my father ever took me to, so I remember it well. My mother had left us when I was 4 years old, and then he was sent overseas in WWII, so I hardly ever saw him. So I spent the war years with my grandparents. When he returned from the war, he married a couple of times, but I was left to fend for myself, as neither step mother wanted the trouble of a child. I did spend a couple of years with him and my second stepmother in Paris, France, as he was working there, but I hardly ever saw him. Then my step mother made sure that I was sent back to England, so I started work at 15 years old, and rented a room at the YWCA in London. So “Oklahoma” brought all that back, I would loved to have been a “Daddy’s Girl”.
"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson.
"If you drink, don't drive. Don't even putt." - Dean Martin, actor, comedian, singer.
"The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing." - Phyllis Diller, comedian
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.)