To the pound…dum dum dum… oh no !!! (building suspense)…
but first a HOT breaking news story, about the pup heard round the world…
Sweet Patrick in ALL the papers now and on TV this weekend… NOW online
must watch patrick on tv online now http://vimeo.com/22128807
and this next weekend is Give a Gift to your Local Shelter for Patrick… (info below)…
to err is human to forgive divine canine, with sweet brown eyes…
a story of sadness and triumph
who speaks Pig Latin, Jibberish, Dog, French, Venetian, Martian and American English. A feisty, outspoken and dedicated animal lover with an open heart (and really good taste in dogs and writers).
Yesterday, my best friend went missing. I let him outside to go potty and he vanished! I found a place in the fence where he could have squeezed out of. I did the usual thing a mother does, when one of her family members runs away, I called the cops * LOL* Dog Cops as I refer to them.
No luck. I left a message to please call if anyone brought him in… Nothing….
So I spent hours driving around calling him, crying, praying , looking for signs of my baby. Nothing…
I tried to think positive, knowing that in my small neighborhood, someone probably picked him up and took him home* He grows on you like that! I figured if this was the case, as soon as they let him out to potty, he would make a run for it! ( Happened before right?)
After I didn’t hear from the Shelter, I started thinking the worst… he got hit by a car… someone grabbed him up and is doing terrible things to him…* sick what this world has come to…. It saddens me beyond words that this is the REALITY of the way things are.
After spending the past three weeks literally glued to the computer, witnessing the Patrick horror and hundreds of thousands of other unspeakable acts that are committed on animals every second of every day throughout the world, it’s difficult NOT to think the worst.
So this is my revelation. I have spent every moment of every day since March 25th 2011 on FaceBook.
Starting a Wyoming state Patrick’s Movement, witnessing the Patrick’s Law charade. Crying out about DOING things to make a difference, to bring forth a long overdue change.
Key stroke after key stoke,,, Blah Blah Blah…
Back to the doggie Lost/Found madness. My Buddy was picked up by the Dog cops and spent the night in the pokey! Can you say GROUNDED!?
He is no worse for wear but now has a criminal record!
While I was standing at the counter, bonding my little criminal out of doggy jail, I asked Officer Jassek of the Gillette Animal Control\Shelter if they had been following Patrick’s story… “ No” she shook her head. Here’s where my jaw hit the floor! How is it humanly possible that no one in this shelter has heard Patrick’s story????? REALLY??
So I began to tell them all about Patrick, the dog from New Jersey.
They were all busy inputting the newest arrivals into the system, bonding out the innocent, and getting their day started( at 1 PM) My voice became a drone, white noise in the background…. UNTIL….
I said, I’d like to make a cash donation to your shelter on behalf of PATRICK… funny how the mention of the almighty dollar snaps people to attention…..
Now Intrigued, they all listened….
Chapter 2… The saga continues….
While at the shelter, I learned some information I did not even know… I guess in my HOURS of research, I neglected to discover that Animal Cruelty is a FELONY now, in my Fine state… * YAY WYOMING!!!!!
I did not know this and was embarrassed for not knowing… How can I run a page representing my State and NOT know this? The law just passed last year. In my defense, I’ve been a tad preoccupied as of late… Covert spy convoys, private research, and delusions of justice are all time consuming.
But I digress…
So Back to the shelter…
On May 7th there will be a low cost rabies clinic, and I will be setting up a table at the clinic to Promote Animal awareness in my community. This is going to be my contribution to my community. I am hoping to get the local newspaper to write an article this week. No strike that. I WILL get the newspaper to write an article.
I will have a flyer with Patrick’s story… The dog that inspired a nation!
I am creating more bumper stickers to hand out “Don’t delay Spay Today” and “ Dogs are cuter when you neuter.” In my honest opinion the less unwanted animals we have in this world, the less are neglected and abused. I have always had a firm opinion on spay and neutering. STOP BREEDING. This upsets those who breed and sell dogs for a living, tough!
I am following my beautiful friend Jestine’s lead and promoting “ Pay it “Forward for Patrick” in my community! (Paw it Forward)…
More info on that to follow shortly.
I have also volunteered my time at the shelter for whatever they need me to do. It’s the very least I can do, and it will get my butt off the computer!
In closing, I must say goodbye to Patrick’s Law of Burbankrupt California. The bullies behind Patrick’s Law, who try to divert attention away from Patrick and to profit from his tragedy will be seen in the light of day for who they are by all those who have eyes and ears to see and hear what is true.
Now I can separate from my Pack and walk away feeling like I have REALLY made a difference, I will be using my time from now on to make a change for the better… One step at a time… DOING… not SAYING..
Thank you Patrick the pit bull for changing my life in the most dramatic and heartfelt way. I’m so sorry you had to suffer to make the world see what we needed to see. Keep fighting for your life, sweetie. And know We’ve all got your back!
It’s the usual Saturday Blog Hop, here’s the code, thanks to our hosts Confessions of the Plume, Life with Dogs and Two Little Cavaliers … Somehow there is other code but it did not come out right so back to the way I usually do the code…
Give your Local Shelter a Gift from Patrick…
Friday, April 15 at 9:00am – April 17 at 9:00pm
ALL OVER THE WORLD
I would like to urge all the Patrick fans to go to their local shelters this next weekend. It’ll be one month since Patrick was found. Go out and purchase anything ~ a bag or can of food, a toy ~ OR take some old towels/blankets. It doesn’t have to cost you anything but money is always welcomed. Think about telling his story in an attached note or card and just say, “THIS IS A GIFT FROM PATRICK.”
READ PATRICKS STORY ………..
Let all this outpouring of love spread out to dogs and cats in need!! There are so many. Even better, if you’ve been considering adoption, that weekend might be a good time. Do it in the name of those who have been neglected, abused, and thrown away!!
PLEASE INVITE EVERYONE YOU CAN!!! THANK YOU!