Laundry Room Surprise

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I certainly wasn’t expecting to find Rufus on this closet shelf when I entered the room.

This part of the room is normally closed off; yet, he felt comfortable enough to nestle in for a nice nap it appears.

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The Cat is Sleeping on My Face

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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

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Pappy was Scruffy and is Scruffy again. Sorta’ Pappy too, though.

Scruffy helping Kristin (here, aged 9) with her homework. Or, sorta' helping with her homework.

Scruffy helping Kristin (here, aged 9) with her homework. Or, sorta’ helping with her homework.

A heartfelt and inspiring story about being reunited with a longtime companion from the Fayette Humane Society in Washington Court House, Ohio.

I’ve done some work with this shelter to improve it’s policies and procedures and increase its income. Unfortunately, they just missed out on a substantial donation that they no longer fit the criteria / qualifications to have, so perhaps you’ll be so kind as to please drop them a donation right now.

From one of their Facebook pages.

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO!!

Meet Pappy, if you haven’t already. Pappy came to live at the Fayette Humane Society on June 4, 2013. He was surrendered as an abandoned cat from the New Martinsburg area. The person that brought him in said he’dappeared on their front porch one day looking hungry. They fed him and he stayed. They waited for him to return to his home but after two months decided it was best for him to come live with us as it appeared he had no permanent place to stay. So, Pappy, as we called him, became a member of our large kitty family.

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I found this post via Thought Catalog which lists Button Poetry as its source. We see a man named Neil Hilborn. He “recites a poem about his one true love.”

The poem and performance are described as “heartbreaking” …

… “(and beautiful).”

I agree.

For “our gal” whether she calls or not, and the man who lent us money when Reeve was out of work. Thank you for having helped us. For Reeve who watered the babies when I traveled so much and I couldn’t provide them with what they needed to survive. For Mamacita with her foggy eyes – rest peacefully sweet girl with half of a tail. For Rocco and Sasha. You make me cry regularly. And for Shirley. L. left you six or more years ago and you were hanging strong. Please do not suffer tonight. If you pass too, please pass peacefully. I’m on my way to lay with you on the floor.

Good Night. I leave the lights on and the door unlocked. My heart is always open.

I am now a plaintiff.

Today in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) filed an historic lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of “ag gag” laws. Given my years overseeing some of the most important undercover investigations for farmed animals in U.S. history, I am a plaintiff in the case.

Ag-Gag laws are unconstitutional.

What better way to show how much animal agribusinesses have to hide than for them to push for laws that violate our constitutional rights and target a specific demographic of “rabble-rousers?” Some of my biggest heroes are the people who wire up with hidden cameras and pull back the curtain on the meat, egg, and dairy industries. They show us exactly what would happen on any other day.

We legally expose and educate the public on all of the gruesome violations of basic human decency to those who are incapable of fighting back – nonhuman animals – and I ask that you stand with us in this fight.

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Police Stomping on Lives – I’m thoroughly disgusted by this case.

I’m thoroughly disgusted by this case.

Actually, I’m livid.

Police officers in Hawthorne, California, if you haven’t already heard of or seen this situation, handcuff a man who has done nothing but film them from a public sidewalk, which is his constitutional right. He has done what he can and should have done to protect the police from a very calm and pleasant dog by placing his companion animal in his car. After the police have overstepped their authority by handcuffing the man who has, again from what I’ve seen, done absolutely nothing illegal, the dog tries to defend his guardian – as any pooch might – and although the dog has come over and is interacting with the police and his “owner” – who is being, again, completely mishandled by police officers, an officer FIRES at the dog WITH HIS GUN WHILE THE DOG IS IN RETREAT AND DOING NOTHING AGGRESSIVE WHATSOEVER.

Those police officers could have pet that dog and calmed him and coaxed him, frankly.

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