“We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature.”
– Rachel Carson
Have you made your postcard to end BSL yet? Now’s the time! The deadline is just over a week away!
“There are no bad dogs, only bad owners.”
Keep an eye on the blog this week! On Friday, I’m posting a complete update on the Campaign to End BSL: number of postcards, updated link library, donations, how many are printed (and how many are left to print), next action items! Whew! There’s a ton, but I couldn’t do it without your help!
Haven’t made your postcard yet? It’s not too late! Check out the campaign page for full information!
Adorable image: Hotash
One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why.
– Author Unknown
Ridiculously adorable image: NetDiva
“To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”
- Milan Kundera
I looked at all the caged animals in the shelter… the cast-offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness, doom and betrayal. And I was angry. “God,” I said, “this is terrible! Why don’t you do something?” God was silent for a moment and then He spoke softly. “I have done something,” He replied. “I created you.”
– “The Animal’s Savior” by Jim Willis
“Dogs are miracles with paws.”
– Susan Kennedy
Earlier this week, I started a two-month contract at a client site, which is why things have been a little off around here! Thanks, everyone, for stopping by and being patient while I work out my new schedule!
In the meantime… Any tips for interviewing a dog walker? For the first time in four years (four!) the boys will be by themselves during the day. I want to arrange for a dog walker to come by and give them snuggles, a bathroom break/walk, water, etc. mid-day, but I’ve never done this before! Any tips? Questions I should be sure to ask??
I love this quote – and the postcard! Perfect little bit of inspiration for today!
“My doctrine is this: that if we see cruelty or wrong that we have the power to stop, and we do nothing, we make ourselves sharers in the guilt.”
– Anna Sewell, English Novelist
*Have you checked out Be the Change for Animals yet? I’m excited and honored that the Campaign to End BSL is the first featured project, but bookmark the site and check in weekly for simple steps you can take to help animals!
“The awful wrongs and sufferings forced upon the innocent, helpless, faithful animal race, form the blackest chapter in the whole world’s history.”
– Edward Freeman, English Freelance Historian and Journalist
Reminder: Help make a difference in the lives of innocent, helpless animals by participating in the Campaign to End BSL! Create a postcard, post the project on Facebook, tweet it. Every little bit helps!
Adorable, snuggly pit bull puppy image from melgupta.
“I examine the faces of the sleeping dogs beside me, the improbable nature of their existence, the short lives they live with an intensity unbearable to us.”
– Jim Harrison