Friday, November 26, 2010

Jimmy's Journey: The story of a dog who wouldn't give up on living and loving

There is NO way you can read the story of this courageous dog and the compassionate people caring for him and not marvel at the unbelievable capacity dogs have to forgive. God bless Jimmy and God bless the people who love and care for his needs.

Jimmy's story is sad but at the same time it lifts you up to read about the people who didn't and won't give up on him and his tenacious will to live and to love.

PeeEss: When you go to visit with Jimmy start at the first entry of his bloggy. We promise that you will be inspired. He's new to blogging so it's an easy read - not too many pages.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

♥HappyThanksgiving FURom alla' us to youz♥

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

♥A new star in the midnight sky - my dear friend, Jessie♥

Jessie 'n her dad (notice her life jacket, how sweet)
She was 'just a shelter dog'. Given up by her family because she wasn't fun anymore and the kids didn't take care of her, Jessie found herself living at my town shelter. A well mannered dog, she was given the job of people greeter. She took her job to heart and never missed the chance to 'meet and greet' those that came to the shelter looking for a family pet. Jessie didn't mind that no one took her home - she had a job to do and a warm place to stay and a good meal at the end of the day. She never complained.

Then, one day a lady came to the shelter because her dog of 15 years had passed away. She didn't know if she'd adopt that day but she came to look. When she walked through the door Jessie, with her warm smile and sweet nature, greeted the nice lady and decided to make her furry best imPURRession - something inside of Jessie told her that this lady was different. This lady would see Jessie for who she was - a really great dog with lots to give to a new family.

The nice lady took notice of Jessie, and after talking with her husband, came back to the shelter and took Jessie home with her. Jessie had a family. Over the years she went camping and hiking and swimming and walking - nearly every day, rain or shine or snow, a walk. Jessie wasn't just a dog any longer, she was a true member of her family - a treasured part that made the family whole.

The years took their toll on Jessie - heart failure, allergies, pneumonia, arthritis - and her family stood by her giving her the best of the best that canine medical care had to offer. But one day Jessie knew, and her family knew, that it was time for her to complete her Circle of Life. With her head on the lap of her adoptive mother Jessie closed her eyes for the last time listening to the words she loved most in her life, "You are such a good dog".

My friend Jessie completed her Circle of Life yesterday, November 22nd. Her mother is one of my dearest friends - someone who feels about all living creatures as I do - that all life is valuable and precious. I will miss Jessie and remember her always.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Never buy - ALWAYS adopt - here's why...

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

♥Verifiably many paws up Thanksgiving Cookies for us doggies♥

Let those humans have their punkin' pie. Scout 'n Freyja can verify that these cookies are some of the best they've ever had the pleasure to munch on when they 'sit nice'.

Milo’s Pumpkin Cookies
1 egg
1 ¼ cup whole wheat flour (or rice flour for a limited ingredient diet)
¼ cup pure canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon all natural peanut butter
½ teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)

In a large bowl, beat the egg.  Add flour, pumpkin, peanut butter, and cinnamon.  Roll out the dough and cut with a very small cookie cutter to make pieces no bigger than the size of a silver dollar.  Bake in your preheated oven for 15 minutes until hard and golden brown.

TIP: If your dough is too dry and won’t stick together, carefully mix in a bit more pumpkin until the dough is just moist enough to stick together without being sticky. (Original recipe from SPCA web site.)

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Our momma cried in happiness - H.R. 5566 HAS PASSED THE HOUSE!

Mimi's note: No cute photos. No funny words. An issue as important as this one stands on its own.

WASHINGTON — The House on Monday voted to ban so-called crush videos that depict the abuse and killing of animals.

The measure would revive, with some modifications, a 1999 law that was struck down by the Supreme Court last April on the grounds it was too broadly written and violated First Amendment free speech protections.

Congress has been trying since then to come up with a more narrowly crafted law, and the measure the House passed still differs slightly from a version approved by the Senate in September. It now goes back to the Senate.

"We need a law that stays on the books," House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., said in explaining the decision to tinker with the Senate language.

The bill was the first to be taken up in the lame-duck session of Congress that opened Monday.

The legislation, which the House originally passed in July, would make it a crime to sell or distribute videos that violate bans on animal cruelty by showing animals being burned, drowned, suffocated or impaled.

Such videos appeal to a sexual fetish by showing women, often barefoot or wearing high heels, stomping small animals to death.

Every state bans animal cruelty, but it has been difficult to apply those laws to crush videos because they often do not show faces, dates or locations. The legislation makes interstate sale of such videos a crime subject to fines and imprisonment.

Conyers said the House took out a Senate provision that made punishments for attempting or conspiring to make the videos equal to punishments for a completed product. He said that could cause constitutional issues.

Betsy Dribben, vice president for government relations at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, expressed frustration at the delay. "We're concerned about the animals being killed and we're also concerned about the social ramifications," she said, citing opinions that cruelty to animals can be a catalyst to violence against humans.

Rep. Elton Gallegly, R-Calif., a sponsor of the original bill in 1999, said in a previous statement that famed killers such as Ted Bundy and Ted Kaczynski tortured or killed animals before killing people.

The legislation makes exceptions for films depicting hunting, trapping and fishing.

The bill is H.R. 5566

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Monday, November 15, 2010

If you l♥ve your dog. If you l♥ve your cat. NEVER...

never, never, ever go to a puppy mill and give them your green papers. If you have a pet store in your town - you know where they got their puppies and kitties, don't you? Don't support those bad peoples - educate them about the terrible thing they are doing when they support puppy mills. Puppy mills are places of torture, both physical and emotional, for momma dogs, dadda dogs and baby dogs.

In some places where they breed kitties the poor things never see the light of day. How to we know that? Because our momma has a FURend who adopted/rescued/saved a kitty who was 9 years old and lived in a basement cage all his life and was only taken out to go to cat shows and to have romance with the lady cats. When he got to his new home he couldn't stop purring and cuddling and running from room to room, he was so happy!

We will lve you all of our lives and until the end of our lives. Please do all you can to make sure that the beginning of our lives is in a lving and clean and wholesome atmosphere. You count on us FUR a lot. Now we are counting on you to help PURRtect our unborn.

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!
Words are not ours. They are taken from One Pibble's Wish (with PURRmission). These are furry imPAWtant words if you live in these areas!

Do Not Adopt Warning - Cathy Bradford aka Ruth Bradford aka Ruth Ann Bradford
by StubbyDog Project on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 7:57am

For Rescues, Shelters, and Private Adopters:

An indivdual going by the names: Cathy Bradford aka Ruth Bradford aka Ruth Ann Bradford has been attempting to adopt dogs, specifically pit bulls. She is suspected of selling dogs to labratories or for using in dog fights. Her husband is convicted dogfighter.

This individual is attempting to adopt from local shelters and private rescues in Missouri and Illinois, as well as contacting Pit Bull Rescue Central and applying for dogs w/PBRC's online adoption application

Description: She is about 5’4” white, on the heavier side, brown, curly (loose curls), shoulder length hair. Approximately – 45 to 50 years old.

Bradford uses multiple addresses:
3205 cotton dodd rd. Cuba, MO
1488 Becker Road Cuba Mo 65453

She is willing to drive up to 200 miles (per her application) to pick up a dog.
She consistently lists other pets on her application, but the pets vary. Often she mentions having a Min Pin. She also lists her husband, the dog fighter, as a resident of her home.

Please do not adopt to this woman or anyone at her address. Do not allow her to transport dogs. Please Cross Post.
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Scout 'n Freyja honor the Second Annual Worldwide Moment

Today, we will take a moment to join paws and s with all of our FURends throughout the world and throughout the universe.
We ask that our creator give comfort to all who are suffering.
 We ask that those who suffer receive comfort from their pain.
 We stop to PURRay for those who go to the dog-tor seeking answers and cures and - time.
 We PURRay that our homeless are sought out and are chosen to become members of a good fambly.
We ask that all creatures find kindness at the hand of mankind and that mankind, itself, will honor all life at all times and in all ways.
 We seek out the comfort and FURendship of others even if they are larger or smaller or not like us because all of us, regardless who our mommas and daddas were, need each other to complete the Circle of Life.
We must take this time to thank TWO SPECIAL WIRES, Jake and Fergi, who are hosting this world-wide event spreading lve and tenderness and caring to all those who are in pain or are sad or are missing a lved one or are lost and FURightened or who are PURRparing to leave this world of ours to make their journey to Heaven.
 Scout an' momma
Freyja an' momma

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Scout 'n Freyja say: Don't shop - adopt!

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