Archive for July, 2006
As this is a light-hearted blog on which I love showing off my dogs, I rarely post rants. But in light of what is going on in Kansas City, KS and surrounding areas my hackles are raised. After reading a poll on a local radio station website reading “KILL ALL PITBULLS”, they raised even more. I am planning on writing letters, to anyone who will listen. Radio, TV, newspaper. If you would like to read more on what is going on I will post several links.
I will say it is a true tragedy what happened to the women in the story link in which I will post and my heart goes out to her family.
Although understand, my dogs are my family and I will fight for their rights. I do not own a pitbull, but know many. Every dogs rights are at stake when pitbull bans go into effect.
Here are some links to read:Kansas City Channel 5 Scroll down as there is some videos there
A great Pitbull Website!! With a reccent discussion about this that I started
Heres a little bit of what I think should happen in instead of banning Pitbulls. I wrote this on another site but wanted to share here.
IMO, the problem is really just pure irresponsible people. As Siesta stated “Irresponsible guardians and criminals will just go down the list and choose another breed. Goes on and on. Responsible for actions needs to be placed on the owner/guardian! and strictly enforced”
As some here know I have a boxer, Charlie, that is a walking, breathing example of why breeding needs to cease to some extent. Huge aggression problems, seizures, small tumors (no cancer….yet) and he’s 3 years old. Only Three. Where is this going? You’ll see.
SO here is my plan. Extreme…some may say that, but I believe the problems call for extreme measures. But still call me on something if it seems to extreme. Tell me WHY you think it would not work or what would happen. I have actually had this plan in the works for a long time and have thought it out pretty carefully. I haven’t really shared it because I wasn’t sure if anyone would listen.
So here it is……
Currently, I pay $6 a year for each of my dogs. $12 total. I have checked a few websites for other cities in my area. Most are close in price. Why are we paying so little? As dog lover, would you pay more? If it meant being able to keep your pitbull and a few other things for animals rights, which I will go over too, would you pay higher fee? I would. What would you be willing to pay? $35 a dog? $40? Times that by all the dogs in the city. Thats a lot of money. In Kansas City I found a link for a place that spays and neuters for $20!! Maybe one of the things these higher fees can help with would be making this NO COST.
What about people who right now are paying more for unaltered animals?? In my city they pay $5 more. Nope…..that needs to end IMO. If you want to have an unaltered animal you are going to pay a lot more. You will have to get a breeding licsene. Have not decided on the price for that yet. And that will be expensive. And time consuming. Hence, if you want to breed you will honestly have to really care about the breed.
Now this would take a lot of man power and employees. I already have said to myself when thinking of this plan. Sign me up. I’ll work. 70 hours a week. What about volunteers? I believe this could really make a difference for a lot of animals. Would you volunteer a few hours a week?
I know this is not the be all end all solution. I know there needs to be more ideas here and maybe some of my ideas changed. But is this a start? Does some city need to try something similar to this?
Could this mean their would be no more dogs like Charlie born? Probably not. Less Charlie’s Born? Probably. Could this mean that irresponsible owners would never own a dog again? Probably not. Less of them? You bet.
Would this be a lot of work? Hell yes. Would most cities not even consider it because of that? Of course.
Some people have wondered where we have been. First off our mommy got a promotion at work. GO MOMMY!!! But she hasn’t been on the computer as much. Secondly, we are in the middle of a the biggest heat wave we can remember. It has been 109-112 EVERYDAY the past week. Thanks to the heat wave our we (and our mommy complied a list of ways to survive a heat wave….if your a dog that it is.
1. Drink Plenty of Fluids!!!
2. Sit as close to the fan as possible.
3. Visit the Lake/Ocean whenever you can. (oceans are better but sadly we don’t have one near us)
4. Play with fake dogs….they are less competition and not as much work!!
5. Can you say doggie ice cream??
It was so much fun!!! All our family was here and gave us lots and lots of kisses! Here are some pictures of us on the 4th…
I kiss my mommy in a patriotic bandanna!!
Like my bandanna? I wear it every year on the 4th!!(please ignore the drool coming out of the side of my mouth….those hamburgers smelled so good!!!)
I am so pretty!!
I am such a happy girl!! Especially this year since we moved to a city where fireworks are illegal and there was only one city display which I could not hear!!!
My mom tried to get a good picture of me and my dad but I wanted belly rubs!!!
We had a such a good weekend!! Some of our favorite people came to visit us!! We had all of our moms family and our favorite boy Alex!! They had been with us since Sunday night (that’s when our grandma came…she came 1st!!) We love 4th of July and our mommy gave us a Hamburger to split!! It was REALLY good. Our mommy said she ate and ate and ate. And theres STILL leftovers!!! She has so a lot of really good pictures of us that she needs to get off her camera. She says she will do that later but for now here a pic of Charlie having a blast with his toys!!!