Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Anti-DogFighting PSA




Reminder: Micheal Vick sentencing scheduled Monday, December 10, 2007.. Tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Michael Vick

... has voluntarily surrendered to authorities early and is serving jail time at this moment in hopes judge Henry Hudson will hand down a lesser sentence based on Vicks latest show of remorse. He doesn't fool me, I'm still pushing for the maximum sentence possible.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Despicable

This absolutely needs to be said. It happens all the time on YouTube as well as LiveVideo. To be honest, I'm so effin' tired of seeing all these monsters on the sites glorifying animal abuse. Three cheers to Nash, 1 White Crow of LiveVideo for also pointing this out.

http://www.livevideo.com/video/1WhiteCrow/CF64E3BEAC654B1A94A793F3444AB651/despicable.aspx

Monday, November 05, 2007

Worldwide shit

It happens more than I'd like for it to.

Last night I tried to watch a movie and up to a certain point it was relatively decent. Then it took a nose dive right smack in the middle... and became more lame by the second.
But that's not gonna be what I'm writing about today.

The fact is that before I even started this blog last night, I clicked on some other sites. Now usually they're what I think are important. And that part still remains true. They are important. But lately what happens is that I read this stuff, and it overrides everything else thats happening at the moment. Everything is blocked out by this dark cloud that I find every single time.
People abuse animals, that's been going on for hundreds of years. Its a fact, it's the actions of sick people that motivate me to try putting a stop to it. There's just so damn much of it, not just here in the city and state where I live. Not just in the U.S. It's much worse in China, Spain, Puerto Rico.. anywhere you can think of.
There are entire societies who think nothing of torturing a stray animal, or entire breed, or exploiting certain dogs for financial gain. The lengths they go, the intricate ways they find to inflict pain and death.
Sometimes it just gets so overwhelming. Frustration can build and this feeling of never really being able to help. Yeah, I know its easy to feel that way, but that doesn't mean I'm going to stop. I go through this like maybe once or twice a week. Just thought I'd let you know a little of what its like.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Bait Dog Needs Help in Pensacola

Please repost and speak out against the vile criminal activity called FIGHTING WITH DOGS, damn the insane people that do this to animals...
----------------- Bulletin Message -----------------
From: Kathi "DONT DUMP THAT DOG.COM"Date: Nov 2, 2007 6:39 PMYOU MAY NOT WANT TO LOOK AT ALL THE GRAPHIC PICTURES OF THIS BOY, BUT THEY MADE ME CRY AND THE ONE THAT UPSET ME IS THE ONE IM POSTING. THE REST YOU CAN LOOK ON YOUR OWN. AFTER ALL THE ABUSE AND PAIN HE'S BEEN THROUGH, LOOK AT HIM NOW, HE IS SMILING!! HAPPY!! OMG ONLY A TRUE PITBULL CAN BE THIS WAY AFTER HAVING HIS FACE AND HEAD RIPPED APART. HE NEEDS HELP FOR HIS VETTING AND DESERVES EVERY PENNY.

From: Tina-Marie - Rescuer for LifeDate: Nov 2, 2007 6:22 PMPLEASE CROSS POST --

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR SURVIVOR - BAIT DOG!!You may have seen a previous post on him. He's been to the vet and is safe with Laura, the woman who found him, but he needs donations and a Forever Home. He stands on his hind legs, gently places his paws on her shoulders and gives her kisses.Please send DONATIONS to:Chemstrand Oaks Veterinary Hospital10229 Chemstrand Rd.Pensacola, FL 32534 (850) 474-1922 The wonderful compassionate vets are Dr. Elliot and Dr. D'Ambra!Here's the link to the TV news coverage filmed yesterday at the vet clinic where Survivor is being treated.
Go to the Video List on the right and scroll down to DOG ABUSED AS BAIT DOG FOR DOG FIGHTING
VIDEO OF SURVIVOR AT VET
LINK TO PHOTOS OF SURVIVOR AND LAURA'S

OTHER RESCUES WHO NEED HELP:
LINK TO PHOTOS - GRAPHIC
One is a BLIND pit pup confined to a cage all his short life and another is a starved boy Laura found like she found Survivor. She is an Angel to the dogs in her area. Please be an Angel too...Laura says: "I'm asking folks to call the Escambia Co. Animal Control at (850) 595-3075 to ask them to step up enforcement for dog fighting! Also, the address for Pensacola News Journal is opinion@pnj. com or call (850) 435 8542. The Escambia Co. Sheriff's Office is (850) 436-9580. Ask folks to call WEAR ABC TV Pensacola to thank them for the great coverage, although they did leave out that dog fighting is a FELONY, which most people don't know.(850) 456-3333."Laura CattertonVolunteer with Jr. Humane Society Pensacolawww.jhs.petfinder. comthecattertons@ aol.com (aol.com)(850) 384-149

Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy Halloween

A little precaution never hurt anyone... As with any holiday or event, we need to think of our pets. That means no chocolate for your fur babies. And take extra precaution with your cats and kittens. Please consider keeping them indoors around Halloween. There's always the risk of the wrong kind of people looking to pull some kind of cruel pranks. So to cut down on such cases, it's probably best to keep your pets safe inside.

Boy do I have my work cut out for me, lol. I've been planning a Halloween video and time's running out. I foresee a lot of editing, cutting and pasting, and overlays for tomorrow night. We've had a lot of fun with it so far, and I'm really excited about getting it posted.

The weather's turned off chilly the past week... was starting to think Fall had been cancelled. But it's here now, finally here.
Been catching quite a few scary movies the past couple of days. Jeepers Creepers 2, and some ones on cable they showcased in last year's Horrorfest. They claim those movies are too explicit for a general crowd so they offer a ticket package just for them. But I guess by the time they reach cable they must have really been edited down, cause I don't think there's anything shocking about them. Either I've been desensitized or they really are lame.

That doesn't dim any expectations I have for actual Halloween night. A Ghosthunters marathon, followed by a live investigation at the Waverly Sanatorium. It's supposed to be interactive on the web again so that should be interesting.
Back to the puppies tomorrow, after a my weekend. I've been told it's gonna be a busy season from now till Christmas. So I'm psyching myself up for that.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Abominable

Thank God my weekend is here now. I have a friend on MySpace who used to work where I do. I left a comment on his profile... "Please come back to the shoppe! At least long enough to slap some sense into she who must not be named." For the love of all that is decent, she really has to go. I just can't believe the level of laziness I deal with when I come in some mornings after her shift. She's left the most obvious things undone. It's been like that for as long as I've been there. She's moody, she's fake, she's a slob, and she knows damn good and well I don't like her.

I mean, I take pride in what I do. I try to make things look good. I take the time to socialize these little guys. I try to make their time here fun. And I give a shit. At least I give a shit. She'll do the absolute minimun she can get away with. I can't stand that. I guess you could say it's my pet peeve. Pun intended.

Maybe I'm just in a funk... I've been wanting to do the pictures for their site for months. I wanted to be their regular photographer for the new puppies and kittens. I've done it before, and I've done it well. But you can't rush these things. You have to take a ton of shots before you can get one good one. And you have to go through them all and choose the ones you want to use. But no, they just want to hurry up and slap any old picture up there no matter how crappy it is. Dammit! It could be a much better draw if they did it like I think it should be done. I mean, I look at those pics and then at mine and you can really tell a difference. I get the cutest ones, the ones where you can at least see their face, with some unique quality, some facial expression, some look in the eyes. The photos are so much better when there's some personality coming through. But no, they want to rush things, and that's one thing that can't be rushed. So I'm really kind of pissed off about that.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Please tell ten friends to tell ten today!
The Breast Cancer site is having trouble getting enough people to click on their site daily to meet their quota of donating at least one free mammogram a day to an underprivileged woman.
It takes less than a minute to go to their site and click on "donating a mammogram" for free (pink window in the middle).
This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate mammogram in exchange for advertising.
Here's the web site.
The Breast Cancer Site
Please pass it on to everyone you know.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Am I really ready for this?

It was bound to happen...

I never thought it would be this soon, but I could see it was coming a long time ago.

My status will never be the same.

Meet my granddaughter, Mackenzie




That's right, I'm a "Gramma" now.

Lol, she is adorable though isn't she?

She greeted everyone in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 26, 2007.

Happy Birthday, Mackenzie.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

New Animal Rescue in Camden County

New Jersey Aid ForAnimals:

Dauntless, Dedicated, Educated


CAMDEN COUNTY -- There's a new animal rescue in town: a group that is unfettered by the kind of bureaucracy and politics that seem to bog down the other animal rescue behemoths. And the good news is, New Jersey Aid for Animals (NJAFA) is making a difference.

Kathy McGuire, Founder and President of South Jersey-based NJAFA believes that directly working the problem is the only solution to solving it. This diminutive, dedicated dynamo is so serious about rescuing helpless creatures from the horrific conditions imposed by their abusers, she'll go right into places others fear to tread and is an intrepid traveler checking out tips from all over New Jersey about cruelty and then reporting it to the authorities when others "may not want to get involved".

Topping the list of priorities on her daily to-do list, when she is not investigating the cruelty tips that come in, is educating people about spaying and neutering their pets –

"When funding is available, we are the ONLY non profit that travels regularly into Camden and personally takes animals from people's homes to get them altered and returns them the same night because these individuals don't have the money or transportation to get it done themselves. No one else does what we do. NJAFA is adamant about the importance of spaying/neutering because of the severe overpopulation of cats and dogs. McGuire explains "Checking out cruelty tips and then reporting it to the authorities, is as much of a priority for me as helping to prevent it – and a major way of doing that is educating people on the importance of spaying/neutering and getting it done myself if that's what it takes She is well known in Camden and gets calls daily from individuals to have their animals spayed or neutered.

"We aid animals in all counties of New Jersey but focus our dedication and compassion for Camden City, New Jersey's animals," McGuire explains. "Because we are headquartered in Camden County, a Camden County animal may receive a major portion of our funding for spaying and neutering and, when we have the funds, for needed medical procedures."
Armed with a tough, no-nonsense approach that offers zero tolerance for uncivilized behavior of humans toward the helpless, McGuire doesn't just field calls from concerned citizens who report abuse cases – she acts on them. A seasoned animal rescuer for almost two decades, McGuire is a certified NJ State Cruelty Investigator and Animal Control Officer, she has done due diligence to make sure of her legal standing when putting in her time and efforts on behalf of abused animals and against the abusers.

In fact, when she was newly certified three years ago, the NJSPCA asked her to coordinate the rescue and placement of two major animal hoarding cases because of her unique approach to saving animals. McGuire pulled out more than 100 animals from two hoarders and saved 98 percent of them from being forced to shelters and being euthanized, which is the usual protocol.

In her tireless mission to stop the suffering – one animal at a time – McGuire is all too aware that animal abusers will many times escalate to abusing and even murdering other humans. This proven phenomenon provides even more motivation to eradicate the cruelty and support changes in legislation on the local and state level that give more latitude to investigators and cruelty officers and toughen the consequences for abusers.

Lauded for her "unique quality for investigation" by her instructor at the police academy where she acquired her training, McGuire possesses a rare kind of integrity that is part of her day-to-day routine: whether it is raising funds, attempting to reason with an abusive animal owner or fearlessly obtaining video of the abuse. Her tenacity, coupled with her talent for research and knowledge of the statutes, make her a formidable crusader for animals in distress.

Heads up to animal abusers: Watch out – love her or hate her, she's here to stay.

New Jersey Aid for Animals in privately funded by donations and has no paid staff. The organization has 501-c3 tax-exempt status and is registered with the State of NJ Attorney General's Office to solicit donations.

For more information, to volunteer or to be considered for our Advisory Board, please log on to www.njafa.org or call McGuire directly at (856) 498-3978.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Wanted in Alabama



Looks like another monster on the loose for torturing dogs... Folks, I'm rapidly losing my patience with these "people." This guy is just another in a long list of bad guys I'm wanting to go after. Letters, phone calls, correspondence to the right agencies are needed. We all need to be the eyes, ears, and ultimately the voice of these animals who never had a say in how they're treated.



The abuse and burning of a 2-year-old pit bull has the phones ringing off the hook and donations pouring in at the Montgomery Humane Society.

The dog was beaten with a shovel, soaked with lighter fluid and set on fire while chained to a post Sept. 7.

"We are receiving calls from as far away as Brazil from people asking what possessed a person to torture such an innocent and loving animal as Louis and what can they do to help him," said Steven Tears, director of the Montgomery Humane Society.

The Humane Society named the dog "Louis Vuitton." A dog named Gucci was abused and burned in Mobile in 1994. That case led to Alabama's so-called Gucci Law, which was enacted in 2000 and makes it a felony to torture or kill a dog or cat.

In Louis' case, police have issued a felony arrest warrant for 20-year-old Juan Daniels, the son of Louis' owner. According to Scott Hill, the Humane Society's abuse investigator, Daniels wasn't allowed to borrow his mother's car, so in retribution, he tortured her dog.

Daniels faces a charge of first-degree animal cruelty. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. As of late Thursday afternoon, Daniels had not been taken into custody.

Louis is suffering from severe burns on 60 percent of his body and has multiple blunt-force trauma wounds, said Scott Hill, the Humane Society's abuse investigator.

"We are more concerned with Louis' burns because of the risk of infections from the open wounds and the severe pain he's in from having his foot pads and his claws burned," he said.

Glenda Easterling, who has been volunteering at the shelter for 14 years, said she was horrified to learn what had happened to Louis.

"Do you want to know my true feelings about what should happen to this man or just what you can print in the newspaper?" Easterling said Thursday at the shelter.

"How twisted can a man's mind be to attempt to burn any living creature alive?" she asked.

Tears said the shelter has received more than 50 calls a day about Louis and people have been stopping by the shelter to make donations.

Louis is being treated at an undisclosed location. He likely will need several major operations and could be hospitalized for a year.

"Any donations for Louis will be of great help to us so we can pay for his medical treatment," Tears said.

In 2006, the Montgomery Humane Society investigated about 1,400 cases of animal neglect and cruelty, leading to 300 arrests, Hill said.

Louis will be in pain for months, Hill said, but he's in good spirits, judging from how fast his tail wags every time someone comes to visit him.

"Louis' abuse is one of the most cruel and severe cases that we have seen in Montgomery in a number of years," he said.

"But Louis must be feeling better today because he has gotten into the trash can twice already," he said.

Contact Judge Henry E. Hudson

The sentencing date for Michael Vick is December 10, 2007. For those of you who might be interested in contacting the judge presiding over the Michael Vick case and would like to share (respectful) concern over the outcome, the following is where you can send your letters:

The Honorable Judge Henry E. Hudson

Lewis F. Powell, Jr., U.S. Courthouse

1000 E. Main St. Suite 305

Richmond, VA 23219-3525

Monday, September 17, 2007


I've been looking forward to getting this. It's a step-by-step guide to gaining a better voice as a voter in the political process. A voice for those who have none. A book like this is what I've been looking for. And if you even remotely consider yourself an animal lover, you'll find it an excellent resource to effect change. Its for anyone willing to be there for the long haul, ready to devote the time and effort it's gonna take to show lawmakers you're not gonna disappear eventually. To be honest, I'm really very excited about putting these strategies into practice. I've only browsed through a little of the book so far but I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who wants to help pets and animals.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

The Collective Soul July Collaboration: Bliss

I was asked to participate in a collaborative project on LiveVideo and this is the end result, just posted today. Sedona did a fantastic job with the editing. Watch the video, you'll just be blown away like I was!

Friday, June 22, 2007

"Ah, Mr. Bond, I see you've finally found my secret lair!"

Monday, May 28, 2007

I'm so impressed with this video. It has to be one of my all-time favorites.
Visit StephStance on YouTube to view more of her videos.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Vista, anyone?

Got a new computer. Dude! We got a Dell! (I've always wanted to say that.) Coolness personified, this Dell. It's got Vista home premium, and now I can use the Adobe Premier elements I've had laying around all this time but couldn't use 'cause it wasn't compatable with the old 'puter. That and the webcam that I also couldn't use (for the same reason.) Well, I'm off to play with the Adobe, WMM, and just explore and have some fun... Hope everyone's having a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Madeleine McCann aged 3, missing, please forward to everyone you know

In America, we call this an Amber alert. I don't know what they call it in the U.K. but that's where this little girl is from. She was abucted from her family while on vacation. Please watch this video.

Monday, April 23, 2007

It's devastating. I can't even imagine what the survivors went through... or what the families and close friends are still going through. All I know is that 32 of the most hopeful, talented, caring, giving souls are now gone. A bright future for each of them, gone. A satisfying career, gone. Artistic endeavors, all of it gone.
And that breaks my heart. To be honest with you, I haven't watched this much news coverage since Katrina demolished much of New Orleans; before that, 9-11. Only I'm not watching from some morbid interest, I'm watching to see what's being done to prevent any more of this craziness from happening.
I admit, I've watched the reports voraciously... because I can then find out how the system is flawed. What procedures are in place that no longer work (if they ever worked to begin with.)
The fact that this monster who terrorized the Virginia Tech campus was able to fill out paperwork, pass a background check, make his purchase and walk out of a Roanoke, VA gun shop within an hour is outrageous. What a shocking learning experience this has been. I was mistakenly under the impression that there was a mandatory 14-day waiting period for any gun purchase, regardless of whether an applicant passes a background check. To find out the process was entirely within legal boundaries left me totally stunned. Truth is, the system needs a complete overhaul. Petitions need to be drawn up, polished and put on the books. That would be the first step. The second step is, forget about patient confidentiality when the patient is deemed by a court to be a danger to others. Way before this event ever took place, a judge did in fact state this in a 2005 document. Why was that ignored? Good question. Like I said, there needs to be broad change for there to be any sort of prevention.
I heard it discussed early on about allowing students permits to carry concealed weapons on campus because, apparently, "security can't be everywhere." Really. I'd like to know what idiot came up with this brilliant idea, beacuse if I did, I'd tell him he's just inviting a throw-back to wild west days where stressed-out, sleep-deprived (and possibly drunk) gunslingers would have shootouts on the pavillion, putting even more innocent people at risk. Thank God they seem to have abandoned that idea for the moment.
And this brings me to the issue of gun control. Yeah, I've heard it all before: This country was founded on the right to keep and bear arms. That it would be unconstitutional to change that even a little bit. Give me a large break, because believe it or not, these are different times. I don't believe for one second that the writers of the Constitution of these United States ever could have imagined what they drafted into law could result in the way these whacked-out individuals are going into public places and picking off innocent people like flies. Plus, the intent was for militia to begin with, not the general public. So who misinterpreted the intent over the years? Quite possibly the NRA. I'm sorry, but the NRA can kiss my big toe. They can scream and rant and wave their stacks of documents and legislation all they want, it still won't change this opinion.
(more opinion coming soon)

Monday, April 02, 2007

More recalls

With all these recalls, I'm personally going to recommend that for the time being you don't give your pets any commercial food or snacks whatsoever. Instead give them a diet of cooked chicken, rice, potatoes, etc. Basically, healthy table scraps. By that I mean no fast food, burgers or fries. Veterinarians might not recommend table scraps, but at least by giving them what you eat yourself, you'll ensure that they won't be poisoned by some chemical additive toxin.

Here is the latest expansion of recalls:

Del Monte Pet Products Voluntarily Withdraws Specific Product Codes of Pet Treats and Wet Dog Food Products
SAN FRANCISCO, March 31, 2007—As a precautionary measure, Del Monte Pet Products is voluntarily recalling select product codes of its pet treat products sold under the Jerky Treats®, Gravy Train® Beef Sticks and Pounce Meaty Morsels® brands as well as select dog snack and wet dog food products sold under private label brands. A complete list of affected brands and products is below.

The Company took this voluntary recall action immediately after learning this morning from the FDA that wheat gluten supplied to Del Monte Pet Products from a specific manufacturing facility in China contained melamine. Melamine is a substance not approved for use in food. The FDA made this finding as part of its ongoing investigation into the recent pet food recall.

The adulteration occurred in a limited production quantity on select product codes of the brands below. This recall removes all Del Monte pet products with wheat gluten procured from this manufacturing facility from retail shelves.

No other Del Monte Pet Products treats, biscuits or wet dog food products are impacted by this recall, and no Del Monte dry cat food, dry dog food, wet cat food or pouched pet foods are subject to this voluntary recall. The affected products comprise less than one-tenth of one percent of Del Monte Pet Products' annual pet food and pet treat production.

Del Monte Pet Products has proactively engaged and fully cooperated with the FDA since the start of its investigation. The adulterated ingredients were used in limited production over the last three months for those items identified by specific product codes. Del Monte Pet Products has not used wheat gluten from this manufacturing facility in China in any other pet products except those described below.

Consumers should discontinue feeding the products with the Product Codes detailed below to their pets.

Del Monte Pet Products are 100% guaranteed and all voluntarily recalled products will be refunded.

Del Monte Pet Products customers can contact our Consumer Hotline at (800) 949-3799 for further information about the recall and for instructions on obtaining a product refund. If consumers visit our website, they can click on the "Contact Us" button and submit the Contact Us form, including UPC number, product name, Best By Date, and manufacturing code information (located under the Best By date). Consumers may also write to us at:
Del Monte
P.O. Box 80
Pittsburgh PA 15230-0080.

BRANDED Production Code/Best By Date
Jerky Treats Beef Flavor Dog Snacks Code:
Best By: TP7C05
Aug 05 08 TP7B07
Aug 07 08 TP7B08
Aug 08 08 TP7B09
Aug 09 08 TP6B10
Aug 10 08
Code:
Best By: TP7B15
Aug 15 08 TP7C05
Sep 02 08 TP7C06
Sep 03 08
Gravy Train Beef Sticks Dog Snacks Code:
Best By: TP7B19
Aug 19 08 TP7B20
Aug 20 08 TP7B21
Aug 21 08
Pounce Meaty Morsels Moist Chicken Flavor Cat Treats Code:
Best By: TP7C07
Sep 04 08 TP7C12
Sep 09 08

PRIVATE LABEL Production Code/Best By Date
Ol' Roy Beef Flavor Jerky Strips Dog Treats Code:
Best By: TP7B06
Aug 06 08 TP7B07
Aug 07 08 TP7C05
Sep 02 08 TP7C06
Sep 03 08 TP7C07
Sep 04 08
Code:
Best By: TP7C08
Sep 05 08
Ol' Roy Beef Flavor Snack Sticks Dog Treats Code:
Best By: TP7B19
Aug 19 08 TP7B20
Aug 20 08 TP7B21
Aug 21 08 TP7C08
Sep 05 08 TP7C09
Sep 06 08
Ol' Roy Bark'n Bac'n Beef & Bacon Flavor Dog Treats Code:
Best By: TP7C14
Sep 11 08
Ol' Roy with Beef Hearty Cuts in Gravy Dog Food Code:
Best By: BC6M21
Dec 21 09
Ol' Roy with Beef Hearty Strips in Gravy Dog Food Code:
Best By: BC7A19
Jan 19 10
Ol' Roy Country Stew Hearty Cuts in Gravy Dog Food Code:
Best By: BC6M15
Dec 15 09
Dollar General Beef Flavored Jerky Strips Dog Treats Code:
Best By: TP7C06
Sep 03 08
Dollar General Beef Flavored Beef Sticks Dog Treats Code:
Best By: TP7B20
Aug 20 08 TP7B21
Aug 21 08
Happy Tails Beef Flavor Jerky Strips Code:
Best By: TPY7B08
Aug 08 08 TP7B09
Aug 09 08
Happy Tails Meaty Cuts with Beef in Gravy Dog Food Code:
Best By: BC7A29
Jan 29 10

Sunday, April 01, 2007

This ain't no joke

Another update in the ongoing pet food recall concern.


ALPO® BRAND PRIME CUTS IN GRAVY CANNED DOG FOOD
VOLUNTARY NATIONWIDE RECALL

No Dry Purina Products Involved

March 31, 2007

On March 30, 2007, NestlĂ© Purina PetCare Company announced it is voluntarily recalling all sizes and varieties of its ALPO® Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food with specific date codes. The Company is taking this voluntary action after learning that wheat gluten containing melamine, a substance not approved for use in food, was provided to Purina by the same company that also supplied Menu Foods. The contamination occurred in a limited production quantity at only one of Purina's 17 pet food manufacturing facilities.

Consumers should immediately stop feeding their dogs ALPO Prime Cuts products with the date codes listed below and consult with a veterinarian if they have any health concerns with their pet.

The recalled 13.2-ounce and 22-ounce ALPO Prime Cuts cans and 6-, 8-, 12- and 24-can ALPO Prime Cuts Variety Packs have four-digit code dates of 7037 through 7053, followed by the plant code 1159. Those codes follow a "Best Before Feb. 2009" date. This information should be checked on the bottom of the can or the top or side of the multi-pack cartons.

Importantly, no Purina brand dry pet foods are affected by the recall – including ALPO Prime Cuts dry. In addition, no other Purina dog food products, no Purina cat food products, Purina treat products or Purina Veterinary Diet products are included in this recall, nor have been impacted by the contaminated wheat gluten supply.

At Purina, nothing is more important to us than the health and well-being of the pets whose nutrition has been entrusted to us by their owners, and we deeply regret this unfortunate situation. We will continue to take any and all actions necessary to ensure the quality and safety of our products.

Please see our March 30 press release for more information and click here for an updated list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you have more questions or concerns, please contact our Office of Consumer Affairs at 1-800-218-5898.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Princess Mo needs surgery

This is a pet owner's worst fear. My friends dog hit by a car two weeks ago. Please watch this video and try to help if you can. Thanks, on behalf of Furnifur and Princess 'Mo.
~ Baileykix


Monday, March 12, 2007

The FEAR Chronicles: The Next Community Montage- "Collective WISDOM"

My next project will be a response to this video. LVbianSynic is a teacher who is also a great motivator. I mean who else could light a fire hot enough to get me off my lazy butt and get a video posted? Lol! I totally recommend you check out some of her other projects, most notably The Fear Chronicles on http://livevideo.com

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The FEAR Chronicles: COLLECTIVE FEAR, the MOVIE (Without Introduction)

A number of people were asked to make a video response listing or describing what they fear most... this project is a compilation of their responses, and truly an amazing work.

The FEAR Chronicles: COLLECTIVE FEAR, the MOVIE (Without Introduction)

A number of people were asked to make a video response listing or describing what they fear most... this project is a compilation of their responses, and truly an amazing work.

The FEAR Chronicles: COLLECTIVE FEAR, the MOVIE (Without Introduction)

A number of people were asked to make a video response listing or describing what they fear most... this project is a compilation of their responses, and truly an amazing work.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

This Is Serious, PLEASE WATCH

The great thing about the videos of sites like LiveVideo.com is that you can hear about incredible kids like Shane from Ontario, and do something special to make a huge difference within the time he has left. Watch the video if you're wondering what I'm talking about. I'm sending my card tomorrow, how about you?

10 wishes from a Dog

My friend Marhita, from Norway has this message...
Let me add to that by saying: Remember to spay and neuter your pets... and always be sure they have some kind of identification in case they are lost!

Friday, February 09, 2007

One of Us

Some extreme graphic content here, photos are of abused animals so if this kind of thing upsets you, don't watch. Now, that being said... this is an important message to motivate people to get tough and push for harsher penalties regarding this type of thing. Let's give the monsters more than just a slap on the wrist.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Whisper tree

Marhita, a friend of mine from Norway shares her love of poetry.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Little Kenadie

Photo © garyparker.com 2006

Some of my subscribers may remember the bulletin I posted a few months ago about a documentary airing on The Discovery Channel.

The show featured then 3-year-old Kenadie, the world's smallest little girl, having been diagnosed with primordial dwarfism. With this condition, unlike the more common traits of those with dwarfism, all physical features are proportionate, just extremely small.

I was completely taken with Kenadie, just from watching this documentary, as was many others. What can I say? She's just an adorable little girl.

The reason I'm bringing this up now is there is another update on Kenadie airing on ABC Primetime Special tomorrow at 10 pm eastern time, I believe. If any of you get a chance to see this please do, you won't regret it. You might also go to her website set up by her parents.
http://littlekenadie.com/main.html