Rest Peacefully, Dear Sasha

We will love you always. You brought joy, frustration, and lots of love to our home. You were a trouble-maker, a pooty-treat guarder, and a sweet little girl. Your first guardian ditched you and Reeve took you in. He saved you from the needle nearly twelve years ago. And then you came into my life.

I love her so very much.

I love her so very much.

We couldn’t save you last night. To keep you alive would have been unkind. Sometimes doing the compassionate thing is the most difficult act someone who loves someone else can make. We had to let you go.

Sasha was no “it.” She, like all animals, was someone.

And boy was she ever someone! Continue reading

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats Recall

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According to Dog Food Advisor some Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats have been recalled. You may join their advisory e-mail list here. Below is the recall advisory in its entirety.

November 1, 2013 — Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats LLC of Waleska, Georgia, has announced it is recalling certain packages of dog treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

Georgia Department of Agriculture LogoThe recall includes packages of chicken treats in various sizes and with the following lot dates:

  • June 5, 2013
  • October 8, 2013

According to the announcement on the company’s Facebook page: Continue reading

To the Trash Collectors

  This short TED video features Robin Nagle, the “anthropologist-in-residence at the Department of Sanitation in New York City since 2006.” Her book Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City (mind you, if you purchase … Continue reading

Kids React to Gay Marriage

Check out this video made of kids watching video footage of gay marriage proposals and then being interviewed about the topic. Funny thing is I first caught sight of this video on a homophobic blogger’s site where he (or she or “whatev,” let’s just call this person Hateful) … so Hateful was expressing how “dumb” kids are in California and bemoaning the fall of Christian civilization because dudes are marrying dudes and gals are marrying gals. Sounds as though Hateful is either a self-loathing bully or living in rural nowhere and hasn’t met the friendly local gays who are all around him and he doesn’t know it. Or, I mean, we have haters much like Hateful in cities, too, so then “there’s that.”