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

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Half way there!

It took a year and nearly 3 months, but I'm finally at just over 5,000 signatures on my petition to have animal rights and protections included in Canada's constitution!!!

I have 5,201 signatures..right now. In fact, I re-posted the petition again last night and already have 451 signatures on it. The first one I posted has 913 signatures. So, I am finally half way to my goal of 10,000 signatures.

Here is the latest re-posting :

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's a dark and blustery early fall evening. took my first "sick" day, today since starting my job.
I cried too much last night about my grandmother, who hasn't eaten in days, and is lying in the hospital wasting away or just waiting..It's beyond awful.

I wrote to my class to tell them class was cancelled and not one of the 6 emails I got were even vaguely considerate, just selfish shit asking about themselves. Nothing new.

I feel like I should meet Winnie the Pooh any second, cuz it's so blustery. My kitten's curled up on my bed.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

All things otters, and such like

Best friends
Holding hands, asleep! How cute is that!?
A pile of baby sea otters-sleeping.
Still holding hands; they are just that cute.

Ok, I need a wee dose of I came upon a cute-as-cute picture of sea otters. However, these all too cute mammals are also a threatened species, and the evilness that is the BP disastor, has caused and will contine to cause many otters and other sea faring beings as well as birds to become endangered. As well, obvioulsly many beings died slow, painful deaths.

I found an article, above, about the
threatened sea otters. The article incorrectly has them listed as "extinct", which is not the case. Clearly the writer doesn't understand the meaning of the word. However, they are endangered and were at one point on the brink of extinction. Also on the list of animals on the endangered list, which was a shock to me, Atlantic salmon. is an article about animals who have become endangered as a result of BP's fuck up. ( I was too lazy to link this one, it's kind of long) Here's a link to National Geographic's photos of animals in the BP oil. It's sad and awful. Humans always take advantage of the earth and the beings who live gently on it.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Some Thoughts on The Day of the Dead

I went to a beautiful Day of the Dead celebration, with an incredible Aztec dance circle on Halloween. The dancers were dressed up andsome haf their faces painted as skeletons and had insanely beautiful feathered headpieces, from Mexico.

It's a beautiful tradition to honour one's dead that way, not to be frightened but to celebrate the life and journey of the being; animal or person who has passed.

I forgot to bring my camera, though ):

Halloween is the complete opposite of The Day of the Dead. It's whole aim is to teach children to fear death, darkness, and the mysteries and magick connected with the earth, and of course, to be greedy as anything!