this is one of my foster puppies. adorable, right?
no one wants him either. hmpf!
How sad! Hoping new homes come first!
And look -- I got a new camera, yipee!
And they're not even paying me to say that!
All that fur? Came off that cat! And it would've kept coming... AND it doesn't include all the fur that blew away! How weird, though, right, that a black & white cat sheds THAT color fur. It's the undercoat.. I wonder if that makes a difference?
The best part is that both Oreo and Kitten love to be combed with it. Kitten doesn't love anything, really, aside from trying to eat cereal out of my bowl, so I was really impressed that she even let me touch her with it, nevermind all the purring she was doing.
Amazing on the dogs, too, particularly the boy puggles.
I was just thinking about these folks yesterday and today I got their annual report.
Read up on www.animalsasia.org
Moon bears are kept like this from cub-hood to death with an open wound in their abdomen to extract bile, which is used in traditional Chinese medicine. They often have their teeth and claws removed.
These pictures absolutely haunt me. They put factory farming to shame, as unimaginable as that may seem.
The folks at Animals Asia are trying to put an end to this practice and giving sanctuary to the bears they have rescued from such a life. They also work to help dogs and cats killed for food in Asia and educate people about compassion for animals.
Not to rip on the Asians, but damn. It's hard for me to believe that a difference in culture can cause what I believe to be a complete lack of empathy. One of the bears was kept in someone's KITCHEN in Vietnam for like 14 years. How could you look at a suffering being for 14 years, stuck in a tiny cage, in constant pain.. and live with yourself? I don't get it.
I've given them money in the past. At this point I'm considering sponsoring a bear for $45/month.
Sup, prettiest cat ever! Check out the blog at www.twomamacats.com :)