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

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Firm believer in Eye For An Eye

Michael Aaron Hughes
Aka: Mr. Potato Head
Evansville man accused of attacking dog with an ax: Police say after 6:00 p.m. Sunday night they were called to a home in the 1700 block of East Illinois Street. They say they found the dog injured, and the suspect locked behind a bedroom door.

This happened in Indiana last weekend. A rural neighborhood where they sometimes let their dogs run loose. Although I'm against the practice, that is not this issue in this story.
This issue is unprovoked animal cruelty. I'm guessing that if they look a little further, they'd probably find domestic abuse there too. The attack was against the girlfriend's dog. What's the fastest way to get back at someone during an argument? Hurt something they love. It happens all the time. The monster takes out his frustration on his wife, his girlfriend, his partner... pretty soon that's not enough so they move on to the kids. Or if there are no kids, the dog or cat, or any other family pet.
That should be a total DEALBREAKER to victims of abuse. Don't feel sorry for him, don't give him a second chance, third chance, fourth or fifth chance. They'll never stop. "Once you raise a finger to anyone or any creature, you are out of here for good."  That should be the stance victims take.  If I was in her shoes, they'd probably have to stop me from going after that guy with his own axe. It's never been a secret I have zero tolerance for anybody that messes with kids or pets - in so many families, they're one in the same.
In case you're wondering, the injuries shown in the photo were sustained during the scuffle when the suspect was resisting arrest.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Blog makeover

I'm revamping my blog, after deciding that's its been ignored long enough. The templates and design will probably go through several changes before I settle on a look I really like.

Facebook is one thing... easy to post news articles, petitions, chip-ins for rescues and whatnot. But I don't feel I have the space and the immediacy runs too fast to go into any detail about anything other than the most urgent info.

This blog used to be about poetry, and if you scroll down far enough its there. It's all still there - and probably always will be. Who knows? I may get Poetri or Beau Sia inspired again and  spew the written word all over the place, lol. 

This also has the feel of some time warped forward from some horror genre novelist... at  least it does for me, dear reader. Speaking of which - I. Can't. Wait. For the new season of the Walking Dead. Who's with me on this?  Begins next month. Just in time for Halloween, don't cha just love it?

As for the near future of this blog, A focus on animal welfare. Photography - probably pics of dogs I've groomed, my own dogs, and random interesting photos of the area. That and opinion. Unfiltered, blunt, uncensored opinion on things I'm passionate about. It's my blog, I can rant if I want to. 

I'm due for a vacation. It's five days away, and then I get two weeks to myself. Then start at the new location. The same one I wanted since before I even started at the company.
Funny thing about that transfer. It took me getting robbed at gunpoint while waiting for my bus for them to take me seriously. Even so, transfers don't happen overnight, so I've taken steps. I can now literally kick the shit out of anybody else who tries to take my shit - and leave a lasting impression.
A new meaning to the name "Baileykix" wouldn't you agree?