Sunday, June 30, 2013
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Favor, all y'all!
Would you please share Carter with your social networks? Your friends, family, colleagues?
Carter is the easiest foster dog I've ever had.
He loves people.
He loves short, outdoor play sessions followed by snuggle time and a nap.
Recently, he sniffed noses with Mina and all was well with the world.
Carter would like a person works part-time (or full-time!) at home. He does not have separation anxiety, but he enjoys life most with his people. And virtually anyone is welcome to be 'his people'. He is very open and flexible.
Carter is blind, and he does not give a damn. His person should not care, either, and should talk to him in a silly voice when he bumps into things so he knows bumping into things is, like, the coolest.
Carter is seven, and so what? Mina is 14.5 and plans on living another bazillion years, what's it to you?
Carter does not want 1.5 hours of exercise a day. In fact, he would like 15 minutes if he feels like it. He enjoys free time in a safe backyard and loves stretching out in the sun, sometimes on patio furniture, so accept his love.
Carter weighs 75 lbs and everyone but me thinks he is a chunky-monkey, so maybe he can weigh 70 lbs. I dunno. He loves his daily ration of food and also feels strongly that cardboard boxes and tennis balls are the best toys. Carter is cheap to please!
Carter wants his forever home. Give it to him, dammit.
Monday, June 17, 2013
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Saturday, June 1, 2013
When I give tours to children and ask them what they think about the veal crate, they never hesitate to proclaim, "It's cruel and mean!" They know it is mean to socially isolate a baby calf and stick him in a crate so small, he cannot turn around.
When I ask kids what they think about eating Patty the pig, with few exceptions, they all say it would be wrong. They see Patty as an individual and relate to her on that level. Not all of them do. Some have already been inculturated at a young age to see certain nonhuman animals as "food". Violently killing other animals has become normalized to these youngsters.
Which is why videos like these make my heart happy. Not merely because it is wonderful seeing a child work through his feelings on whether it is appropriate or not to eat animals, but because he has a wonderful mother who acknowledges and embraces this child's feelings. Too often, parents force their kind-hearted children to engage in behaviors they feel uncomfortable with to maintain the status quo. When your child steps up and wants to avoid violently ending another living being's life - embrace and support them. You are helping a child find his or her own truths.