Saturday, July 21, 2007

Dogfighters are COWARDS.

Everyone is flapping their hands and yelping about Michael Vick being indicted for dogfighting. Yo, people, dogfighting has been going on for a very long time because some people are brain-dead, money-grubbing, low-life, violent, psychopathic COWARDS. Yes, COWARDS.

Think about it.

Do these people risk their own lives in a pit? No.
Are the dog owners shot, hung, electrocuted, drowned or beaten to death if their dogs lose? No.

It's a culture of money and violence that needs to be wiped out. It's a culture of psychopathy.

If Vick is convicted, I hope he and all his cohorts suffer the same fate the losing dogs did.

Friday, July 20, 2007

I'm living Groundhog Day

Did you ever see the Bill Murray movie, Groundhog Day? Where the lead character lives the same day over and over and over again?

Welcome to my life.

As I mentioned before, I'm job hunting. As part of the process, I'm doing "go sees" at personnel agencies. These experiences have not been pleasant.

Why do I send them a resume? They ask me to repeat all the information on the resume. Each and every blinkin' time.

Then there are the asinine tests. Typing. Spelling. Math. Alphabetizing lists. Yo, people, if I couldn't do these tasks, I wouldn't have been working as long as I have.

By the time I get to the "personal" interview, I'm snarling.

Perhaps this explains why I've never gotten a job through a personnel agency.

Added to the frustration is the fact that I've been hit with bird bombs twice this week. Not once, twice. Once on the sleeve of a new jacket that I was wearing for the first time, fortunately on the way home...and the second time, on the collar of a new shirt while I was on my way to work. Didn't know about it until a kind lady on the streetcar mentioned it to me. So I had to do laundry in the office washroom before I could go in. Thank heavens for those "stain pens", had one in my purse and it proved very useful. Being hit with a bird bomb is supposed to be good luck. For whom? I think those little feathered monsters have it in for me.

Onwards and...onwards.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

AFTU needs you!

Advocates for the Underdog needs your info @ (without the spaces, inserted to fool spambots) if you can contribute.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Rebellion against AB1634 in California

An article in the L.A. Times, read it here, detais a grassroots movement to fight the Peta-inspired Bill AB1634 designed to wipe out dogs and cats in california.

Interesting article....

....on the blog It's Nelly's World, read it here. Although the Akita people are going to freak.

But it won't be as interesting as the Auditor General's report on the committee grants slush fund, hehehe.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The NFL had better check ALL its players....

...because what this one is accused of doing is beyond comprehension. If convicted, I hope the judge(s) throw the book at Vick.

NFL star indicted over dog fighting.

I say anyone convicted of dog fighting should be treated like the dogs they killed.

Monday, July 16, 2007

If you think it's just "pit bulls"....WAKE UP.

Dublin, Ireland is banning 11 breeds in its council housing (equivalent to subsidized housing), regardless of the dog's behaviour and regardless of whether the owner is responsible. Either rehome your dog, or kill it.

Read about it here.

Hat tip to Caveat for the article.

Get a diploma for your dog!

The Dog Legislation Council of Canada is offering Canine Good Neighbor Days at the Barrie Kennel & Obedience Club Inc. Show August 4 & 5th, 2007.

Canadian Kennel Club certificate test - conducted by a CKC CGN Evaluator.

Fee for CGN is $35.00 per dog.

August 4th, 2007 - testing will be held on the Barrie Fair grounds. Please note only CKC registered dogs that are entered in either Agility or Conformation will be allowed in the area designated for these events.

August 5th, 2007 - testing will be held at Top Dog K9 Training Facility, 50 Wood Street in Barrie , Ontario

- Aug 4th CGN day will be held on show grounds so dogs must be entered exhibition only to attend show grounds. All dogs non purebred or not entered exhibition only will not be allowed in the designated areas for agility or conformation, but will be allowed in the CGN area. The Barrie Kennel & Obedience Club Show is held at the Barrie Events Centre at Essa and HWY.400 - exit 94

Aug 5th CGN day for all dogs including cross bred dogs.

To be held in conjunction with the Barrie Kennel & Obedience Club show but located at Top Dog K-9 Training Center at 50 Wood St. Barrie , On

From Anne street to Campbell Ave. (which is the last street
Before Essa or the First one depending on which way on Anne St .
you are traveling.) From Campbell Ave you turn right onto
Alfred. Then turn left onto Wood St. We share an entrance with
Wellness Belts.

Pre-book CGN testing by contacting:
or call Lori at (705)435-3481

Blogger's Note: The CGN is a blast to do, it's great fun. I took a foster dog through it....she was passing with flying colours until the stay/come. She stayed...I called her....she came running to me...and PAST me....right to the gate that would let her out of the test area! OK, we flunked...but the audience loved us! *LOL*

If you don't own a "pit bull"....WAKE UP.

Excellent article by a dog owner who has suddenly realized that it's not just about "pit bulls". Read it here.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Weekly roundup, ramble and venom

Another good weekly roundup at KC Dog Blog...scroll down the page for a picture of the loveliest dog, killed by Kansas City Animal Control solely because of the way it looked.

KC Dog Blog is asking where the ACLU is on this issue...same place as the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Which is nowhere. I approached the CCLA several times when the Ontario Lie-berals first issued Bill 132, and they were about as useful as a teat on a log. They chose not to see the obvious constitutional issues and had nothing to say about law-abiding dog owners being legislated into second-class citizenship. I have no respect for and a very low opinion of both organizations. Bite me, CCLA...and I have another interpretation of that acronym.

I see MPPs, mostly female MPPs, are fleeing the Legislature, read about it here and here. They're a bit slow...all women should flee the province until McGuinty and his minions are out of power - October, 2007. When the Premier of the province wants to entrench religious laws in provincial legislation, laws that work against women, it's time to boogie on out. Obviously McGuinty skipped the class on the separation of church and state as a fundamental tenet of democracy.

So, is Mikey Bryant going to crush the BMW of the 61-year old driver who sped on the shoulder, managed to topple a gravel truck and tie up the 427 for hours? Read about it here. Where's Mikey now? Sudden case of laryngitis?

Hat tip to Caveat...cast your vote on whether McSquinty is doing a good job as premier.

Give me a while to think and I'll offend some other people. Or give me some ideas.