Thursday, November 21, 2019
The thing was that my parents were thinking of looking for a new dog to replace beloved Jonah. Jonah was black - and hard to see in room with no light on. So, the question came up, should it be a golden labrador puppy - with microchip and background check as to it's genetic lineage - good hips and eyesight etc or should it be an older, established dog. Maybe a rescue dog could work but mightn't they have issues?
I swear I only clicked on one picture. Lucretius was in the pound right now.
Then I saw his soulful eyes and ribs and without another thought sent the photos on to my folks and said what about if I look after him and get him to his former glory or full potential - health and family-dog behaviour wise - then they wouldn't have to worry about that bit. As my back is so weak at the moment, I am here anyway and happy to do that work.
Or was it? Of course, the next morning I woke up and thought, well I can hardly leave him there now, can I?
The brilliant Protecting Pound Dog system means that they knew of the dog, knew he needed fostering before rehoming in his hopefully forever home and they found out that he hadn't been booked to go elsewhere (like PAWS of Dogs Trust I imagine or another local interested in him).
Yesterday, lunchtime, my good friend and neighbour Klaus took me down to collect him. Brian at the pound was great, despite a few jibes about how raw bones and livers and hearts would be the best thing for Lucretius to put condition on - even after he said he remembered I was vegetarian! He even suggested Green Lipped Muscles from New Zealand for my back ache! But I didn't get drawn into my week's topic of 'How To Heal without eating anybody else's body parts or tested, casein-drenched drugs!' He said the dog was 'unsure but really wanted to connect' and in that he was spot on. He microchipped him and carried him out to the car. Very scaredy cat, with tail between his legs but not any more!
- De rerum natura (Latin: [deː ˈreːrũː naːˈtuːraː] ; On the Nature of Things) is a first-century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius(c. 99 BC – c. 55 BC) with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
She told me to do as she does. I realized she is always involved in ‘gainful employment’. Always busy with something useful that brings dividends her way. I asked her to be more specific and she said
Obviously not going to though as the voiceless really need a result. It must be so frustrating for them not to be able to speak. To have so much consciousness and things they want to impart to us but no language we can understand.
It’s like a punishment in itself, to be so misunderstood and ignored, let alone the mistreatment, captivity and killing of so many. Such a buzz to have perfected animal communication, using the pendulum to check my telepathic accuracy.
Monday, November 18, 2019
Less obvious abuse
Justifying Animal Testing?
Justify Toxicity Testing?
Mind over matter
Is wanting to be more attractive good justification?
Is wanting to sell your stuff in China good enough justification?
Should we look at the China's other practices?
Or look first at our own?
We create our own reality
This is what I added for those town dwellers who have a garden but mustn't lose the light into their windows:
Frances MicklemDon't forget that if you only have a small garden you can still plant a tree or three but snip their apex (central stem) after a year so they grow outwards like a shrub or a hedge - fuller rather than higher and yet still ding the good work and happy to be planted xxx
Frances Micklem Thanks. I went looking for links but really the things are 1) to cut stems at an angle so the rainwater doesn't gather and 2) Do it in autumn or winter when it's not busy with sap surging. 3) Leave them a few years so they're established. My first lot werecrabapple, the fruit of which can make a savoury mint jelly or sweet jelly. Now they're a real windbreak for the pony and pet pigs, rather than all trunk and canopy up high. Everything here is an experiment but I know for definite that root systems like company so always plant at least 2 I reckon, even different species relate well! Here's a crab apple link in case there's any gems in it!
Monday, November 11, 2019
Well said. 2.5 tonnes of dead animals taken away and oh, wow, the council won't release the just-previous inspection report which the Myshall puppy farm passed with flying colours and were awarded their license renewal no problem.
But it's not Carlow is it really? it's everywhere and Carlow Kilkenny are in bed together when it comes to the Dog Shelter and the dog wardens. And it's not the council is it really? it's the two or three dog wardens from the Carlow Kilkenny Dog Pound, who do those inspections. They are either not being allowed on to the sites, or don't give a damn, or are being bribed. Or quite probably all three.
When Kilkenny Council were giving the massive public contract to run the Carlow Kilkenny dog pound, to the carcass company, trading as ACS-Four Seasons, Carlow Councillors knew nothing (even though Carlow Council pays a couple of hundred thousand towards the pound annually) about it and were appalled.
This tenderer was recommended whole heartedly by the Kilkenny County vet, so obviously there's money in rounding up the strays and putting them to sleep, without passing go, let alone recovery or rehoming options.
Still, one of the dog wardens jobs are these inspections and it might be them we need to ask for those inspection reports. They are not animal lovers, they are guard dog trainers which people might or might not find appropriate for a dog shelter.
That inspection procedure should be way more accessible for scrutiny. Maybe Carlow Council could first release a blank inspection report for us to consider. Then, instead of looking back and blaming, we could look forward to a more robust system with whatever extraordinary loopholes there were taken out!
I also heard (from one of the dog wardens) there are about 300 puppy farms between carlow and enniscorthy, it's a black spot and so those inspectors are busy too if they are trying to find these places.
The only solution is shut down all puppy farms. They're all God-forsaken hell holes and there are enough dogs already to care for.
Anyway, well done to People Before Profit's Adrienne Wallage for the motion to stop it happening again.
This is a topic close to my heart! I would also take on the job of finding these farms if it could be funded and I guarantee, unlike the current inspectors, my heart would be in it. I would leave no stone unturned!!!
Monday, October 28, 2019
Friday, October 18, 2019
“Minister Madigan has an abysmal record on wildlife protection, and this decision is a total abuse of power and a reckless act of wildlife vandalism. She is pandering to a minority group of people and amoral backbenchers that support this cruel activity, and it’s risking the increased spread of this fatal disease.