Near the Old Man of Storr, Scotland I took this in 2004

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

More reasons to sign

Today I met a woman who is unable to make ends meet which includes feeding her kitty.

I have encouraged her to go to a food bank, if not for her then for her kitty.

This is one more reason to continue to get lots of signatures to my petition.

What's the connection? Well, people who are hungry and have no food, are going to take out their frustration etc. on their starving pets. So, not only do the poor animals have to suffer from hunger but then from maltreatment and abuse and more times then not no one will ever intervene for them.

So, please keep asking people to sign my petition

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/put-animal-rights-into-the-constitution

Friday, September 25, 2009

We're getting there, slowly...

Yes, almost, but not quite...we seem to be inching along..don't know why?

Anyway, in other news, I read an article yesterday about how my government, ie: the Canadian "won't ban imports of cat and dog fur because doing so might undermine Canada's support for the seal hunt..."( The Canadian Press)

First off, what the fuck is this!!? And secondly, if you haven't signed my petition, then please take the time now and do it.
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/put-animal-rights-into-the-constitution


We, as a whole group of humans have not come all that far with respect to lots of issues, specifically how we view animals. Though, by taking steps in positive ways we do have the ability to affect amazing changes! Signing this petition is one way to work in a positive way, collectively to have our voices heard!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Almost at 300!!

We are on the way to seeing 300 signatures well before the week ends, I feel certain of this. Seeing as it's only Tuesday and we've reached 242 signatures already. It's pretty awesome!!

If you haven't yet signed, please do. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/put-animal-rights-into-the-constitution


Thanks!
And here's another picture of our little monkey who died now 2 weeks ago, Rel.
He bit me when he died. He was really sick. Having seizures. And we wanted to know why he died. What made him sick. But all the doctor, (who I went to see about the bite) et all gave 2 shits about was me, not him at all. Cuz he was dead and "only" a kitty after all. It's awful. So this is even more reason to sign the petition, that and a million others, sadly.


But how cute is he? He was so loving. He liked to snuggle in my arms and flop like a little, furry doll, with his head hanging either over the edge or rested in the nook, while lying on his back, in my arms, and purring as loud as anything. He's very much missed here. By us, and his kitty family too.

The day after he died, one of his little sisters, in fact the little runt, Mimsy, came up to me and wanted snuggles! Up to that point she and and her sister and their other brother had all been very stand-offish. But things changed. She began to mourn and now likes snuggles from me all the time, and she purrs a lot. But, unlike little Rel, Mimsy doesn't like lounging in anyone's arms, she just comes for the snuggles, which, I must say, she demands quite loudly:) and the occasional hold, on the shoulder, and then off she leaps!

Monday, September 21, 2009

My petition at Care2: thepetitionsite.com

Hey Everyone!

I see that people are still having problems connecting at the gopetition link.

You can also sign the petition at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/put-animal-rights-into-the-constitution
I haven't done ANY promotion of this one, and it's leaping ahead.


We've now passed 200 signatures, as a combined total at both petition locations!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Here's my petition, also at Care2

This is my same petition, which I have decided to also run at Care2. Just to see if it would pick up at all. I couldn't post a photo cuz they only allow little ones, but all the same after just one day, I think, it's surprisingly gaining on my first one, quite quickly. So, in total, with both petitions going we have 88 signatures in 6 days! Make that 94 now!

That's amazing!
We're getting there!





Saturday, September 19, 2009

Petition Fever!! Part 2

Please keep signing and asking others to sign the petition as well, which is asking for the Canadian government to include animal rights in the constitution.

I know that some of you said you had problems signing on to the link. I have checked it out, and all seems ok. Please let me know if you encounter any other problems

Your support is amazing!!!


Thank you, and keep signing and letting people know about this initiative!

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/put-animal-rights-into-the-constitut
ion.html

Friday, September 18, 2009

Petition Fever!!

This petition is just the beginning of a long, and assuredly very, strenuous uphill battle, that I am 100% committed to, and it heartens me to no end to have such positive feedback from so many of you!!

Keep Signing!

Thank you for your comments, your signatures, your activism.

If you haven't yet signed my petition asking Canada's PM, and other law makers to amend the constitution and include animal rights in it, then please take a second and do it now. If you already have, bask in your well deserved karma, and please don't forget to get lots of people on board, the more people signing, the more good karma all around, and the sooner this petition can actually do its job and save animals from torture, and cruelty, or at least, put those responsible away, with severe consequences for their sick actions!

I want this petition to have sponsorship but either The David Suzuki Foundation and or Senator Mac Harb, so in order to do that I'm hoping we can get more signatures still!!!

Here's the link again, http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/put-animal-rights-into-the-constitution.html
animal

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Another Petition: Amend the Constitution!

Please click on the link below and sign my petition urging the PM of Canada to add federal animal protection laws to the constitution. Whether you are from Canada or abroad, all voices and as many as possibles will be instrumental in legislating change!

http//www.gopetition.com/petitions/put-animal-rights-into-the-constitution.html

Thanks!

And by the way, for any sceptics out there, who feel that petitions are a waste of time or don't work, to you, I say, look at the amazing strides two recent petitions which have been , and still are, featured hare, have made. One was turned into a bill, which was passed in parliament by
Senator Mac Harb, calling for an end to the murdering of baby seals by clubbing death. The second powerful petition that has worked is the more recent victory that Greenpeace won on behalf of ancient, old growth forests. Greenpeace began the campaign 5 years ago, targeting Kimberly-Clark as the worst offender of ancient, old growth clear cutting.

Over the summer, Kimberly-Clark, made it official that they will no longer clear cut or use ancient, old-growth timber in their paper products any longer!

These are giant victories, which started as well-intentioned petitions, too.

So, we begin here, slowly adding our names and voices to a cause that is important, and without a doubt, my petition to enshrine anti-animal cruelty laws into Canada's constitution will become a reality, and more countries will then follow suit!


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Died in my arms




This little boy, Rel, or as I sometimes called him Pushkin, died last night, in my arms. He was only 6 1/2 months. We were rushing to the all night vet, and got there too late. He was gone. And not one of the staff members at the vet could give too shits. We came in with a dead kitty and no one said anything. All the idiot woman,who led us into a room, said, in terms of being "nice" was there was no charge. Isn't that big-hearted of her? No charge to take a fucking stethoscope and confirm kitty was dead. Wow!

Talk about zero compassion!

Friday, September 11, 2009

More Pretty Things: Sunsets




Today I need something to remind me that there is still beauty and joy and things worth striving for.

So here are 2 photos of a sunset in The Outback desert.





And this one is a sunset on The Great Ocean Road


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Why Feminism Still Has So Many Km (or miles) To Go!


The other day I was at the library. Sitting, doing my own thing at a table to myself. At the table in front of me was a woman who looked like she was reading, though I wasn't really paying attention and I could only see her from the back.

I sat there about 10 minutes give or take, and then a man showed up for the woman. He greeted her thusly. "Why didn't you answer your phone? I've called you 4 times? Why didn't you answer it?" She, very meekly began to respond. I couldn't quite hear what she was saying, but I did manage to catch her trying to explain that the phone had died. She showed him her dead phone. He was mildly satiated.

While she was trying to explain, I noticed she seemed scared of him. Though I never did get to see her face, her body posture shrunk when he approached her.
(And I'm pretty sure I wasn't projecting.)
Then he looked at her and said, in the tone one might use with an incredibly idiotic person, "Come on?!", to indicate that he had arrived, berated her, so obviously it was time to go.
This was then followed by some pathetic inquiry about what she was reading; who bloody well knows why? Maybe to see if there was any competition.

I should now describe them. He was short, seedy and blue collar looking. In other words, uneducated, rough and ass-hole like. She, looked at first, ok. The library is in a nice part of the city, and at first glance she looked like she "fit in".

I could only see her back. But, then as she was getting up to go, I glanced up, hoping to see her face, even meet her eyes, maybe give her support. Though, what I did see instead was a very thin string of her g-string showing from above her pants. She no longer looked average or ok or like the kind of patron who "belongs" in that kind of area, she looked like trash. And, more than likely she dressed for 'her man.'

It made me feel so sad and upset, seeing all of that. The way he treated her. The way she cowered. The sloppy way she was put together. Her pants sort of hung on her tall frame.


Usually I speak up when I see a woman being harassed by a 'man' she's with. In this situation I didn't because it was just "normal" shit wasn't it? Only it wasn't. It never is.

I know I wasn't projecting, and all the same I wish someone had opened their mouth, or fuck, their pen for me, nuff times, even now.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

More beautiful birds

A Mallee Ringneck in the Mallee




And 2 Rainbow Lorikeets, in Melbourne!


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Beautiful things from Oz

Today's topic, things that make me happy! And all of the pictures are from the land down under. So, picture 1, a cute little Crimson Rosella in the wild, but waiting for snacks:)






Numbers 2 and 3 are beautiful and are the same place, same time, only moments apart, during a sunset.











And this masterpiece is of course the Apostles. Not, I suppose all 12 of them, but then again, 1 did collapse in June. Pretty breath taking, huh? The real thing is even more so!