A close-up of yourself, what's the impulse? How compelling can vanity be? What's the fascination?
Compassion, responsibility, empathy, caring about something beyond self-interest,
let's send that 'face' out to the world.
A shelter dog is a living, breathing message.
A life in peril.
A life saved.
You know what they say about one picture.
So I share these selfies, each snapshot a moment in time riding rescue's underground railroad.
Picture that. Oh snap.
January 22 Angelica and I pulled in with food, leashes, collars, towels, a dog house, 2 kennels and 2 igloos (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152166343803624), every inch of the van was filled. We had a long day of walking dogs, grabbing photos & video, sharing play time and treats. We get the pups out of kennels to play and seeing them stretch and romp is our treat. All but one of our play pals have been rescued!
Abby, Gus, Clifford, G.I. Jane, Crimson, Alfie & Pal, the beautiful big dawgz we met January 6 STILL wait.
Shelters are in the business of killing. Until the public demands a new way of doing business, until we all insist there be a focus on spay/neuter and on education, our municipal shelters will continue to stick to business as usual: housing and killing - which costs millions and millions of dollars and millions and millions of lives each year. Jennie Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>, the coordinator and voice for the little shelter in Delano, CA wrote the perfect description of the crisis "...dogs come in like a flood & go out like a trickle." Slaughter is the day to day method of making room for the tidal wave of the unwanted, neglected and abused. Killing for cage space must stop.
Until then look who's in line to die at Delano, ALL GOOOOOD dogs or they wouldn't still be alive, VIDEO:
Ballot measure Yes on Prop 2 (confinement of chickens, pigs & veal calves) changed my life. Much of what you see on My Story Tails comes from that change.
The People Have Spoken: YES! on Prop 2 - http://hsus.typepad.com/wayne/2008/11/prop2-victory.html