More things she says

A few Love Bug gems from the past week or so …

You’re looking good mumma!

You are very clever with a screwdriver mumma.

Your heart is in my heart always.

Naughty people, why did they leave him at the shelter? It’s SO cold. I wish I could cuggle Cooper all up. {On seeing this dog come up on my Facebook feed}

cooper

The pillow came over here all on it’s own. All the way from the chair. It’s silly really, because without legs it might have fallen over.

We really truly did have a snack with the dinosaur. And he did move the table. In the really he did. Other people were surprised.

Yep, life is never dull with Miss 4.5. Her imagination is wonderful!

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This may be the cutest drawing ever 

Love Bug knows that families come in all shapes and sizes. Apparently she knows a thing or two about urban families too. 

You know your urban families – those people in your life who you aren’t related to but spend time hanging out with, sharing meals, looking after each other?

Yesterday she came out to me beaming and holding a lovely drawing of a colourful group of people. When I asked who they were she replied they are a very special family 

A quick headcount {and noting there was not a canine among them} told me it wasn’t our immediate family. Curious I asked who they were. 

Mumma, that’s you, me, Jessi, Rachel, Leo, Luke and Max.

That may be the cutest drawing ever. Luke and Max are two of Love Bug’s best friends. Our families spend quite a bit of time together. I think it’s gorgeous that she sees us all together as a very special family.

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Utterly heartbreaking #StopYuLin2015

bumpyroadtobubba:

Time is now critical. Please speak for those who can’t speak themselves by signing these petitions to #StopYuLin2015.

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Why on earth do we human beings have such a God complex over animals?

It is past time we showed some respect for the creatures we share the earth with. Spoken from my stance as a vegetarian, but also as someone with a heart, values and a strong sense of right and wrong.

The slaughter of thousands of dogs and cats each year at the YuLin Dog Meat Festival in Guangxi province, China needs to stop.

These dogs and cats are captured {many stolen} and caged. They are starved and dehydrated before being publicly slaughtered, hung, skinned and burnt alive or boiled. Horrific for each and every one of them, and for those whose turn it is next.

{source: AP/Humane Society International} Where are my friends? {source: AP/Humane Society International}

Animals are intelligent, emotional and cognitively complex. They sense fear and pain.

This is an unfathomable, barbaric practice and needs to be stopped. Last year…

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Cross everything for Justice

Today I would like all of you to do me a huge favour.

Cross your paws, cross your fingers, cross your toes, visualise, meditate, chant, speak to your guardian angels, your higher beings, your mystical creatures, pray … whatever it is that you do … that Justice is served.

I’ll be breathing into a brown paper bag until we have an outcome.

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Utterly heartbreaking #StopYuLin2015

Why on earth do we human beings have such a God complex over animals?

It is past time we showed some respect for the creatures we share the earth with. Spoken from my stance as a vegetarian, but also as someone with a heart, values and a strong sense of right and wrong.

The slaughter of thousands of dogs and cats each year at the YuLin Dog Meat Festival in Guangxi province, China needs to stop.

These dogs and cats are captured {many stolen} and caged. They are starved and dehydrated before being publicly slaughtered, hung, skinned and burnt alive or boiled. Horrific for each and every one of them, and for those whose turn it is next.

{source: AP/Humane Society International}

Where are my friends? {source: AP/Humane Society International}

Animals are intelligent, emotional and cognitively complex. They sense fear and pain.

This is an unfathomable, barbaric practice and needs to be stopped. Last year the authorities announced that they would not support the Festival. As a result less animals were slaughtered. The Festival still went on, just in a less open manner. Fewer lives were senselessly taken away.

This year the Festival is scheduled for 21 June.

I can not sit by quietly and watch such practices continue. I want Love Bug to grow up in a world which shows empathy, love and respect to animals. If I want that, I need to speak out about it. Sure, I am only one voice, but I can not be apathetic. Hopefully I will be joined by many.

There are a number of petitions to support the cessation of this Festival. Here are links to the petitions of the Humane Society International and change.org. These particular links have no horrific images you need to witness before being able to sign. There are many images around, some of which are now burnt into my brain and wedged into my broken heart.

Please sign them, share them on every social media avenue you can.

Take 30 seconds to be an advocate for animals, to be a voice for the thousands of voiceless so together we can #StopYuLin2015.

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2,190 days of woo

Beary has been singing us the song of his people for six years. Happy Gotcha Day for yesterday to my favourite boy.

His love and concern keep me afloat, his cuddles make my heart happy and his antics make me laugh every day.

Like this – from fast asleep to alert in a second. After looking around for a minute or so, what did my big tough boy do? Nuzzled under my arm so I could keep him safe!

We love you Beary McBearerson.

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Nookie and Bella: a bear and his seeing eye dog

I couldn’t not share these utterly gorgeous bears … Bella and Nookie are BFFs. They are eight years old. Nookie is blind and Bella is his seeing eye dog. Don’t you just want to smoosh into their fur for a big mally cuddle? I can attest to them being some of the best cuddles you’ll ever get. Top 3 at least!

nookiebella

From Arctic Breed Rescue’s Facebook page:

A VERY SPECIAL FOSTER CARER REQUIRED

Gorgeous Malamutes Nookie and Bella are now with ABR family. Straight up we’ll mention that these two bears cannot and will not be separated. You see, Nookie is blind and needs his BFF to be his eyes.

Both are eight years old and love their humans. Nookie has not met a canine he doesn’t call a friend. Bella is social with others, but can be a bit protective if she feels others are picking on Nookie. I hear they’re also social with calm felines who are content to laze about … (obviously careful introduction and supervision).

We would really love to see them in a foster home on account of Nookie’s special needs.

Can you help by sharing them around to find that special family who will open up their heart and home? Here’s a direct link to the Arctic Breed Rescue foster carer form.

Thank you!

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