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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sepia Saturday Sleeping the snow away



Lots of stuff going on at my house. All smelly, noisy and annoying. Ehhh construction work... And I am in grief mode. Rest in peace Mr. Spock.

How will we ever fill the void you left behind?

Momma got her new puter. After all that debating on its new name... THOR is now SPOCK.

It had to be.

[If she gives it  pointy ears I will need a rehoming form for momma, Auntie Robin you can hook me up with one of those, right?]

I need a nap. And I do have a warm human I can subjugate into napping. Hello Dowi.
Dowi this is your one "op" to prove that Adam has nothing on you.

Look, it's cold and snowy, shop on line, while you rub my belly.

'vie

Friday, February 27, 2015

Let's bust out of here!

The anemic sun is out. Nothing is falling out of the sky, it is not as cold.

I say, it is time to bust out of here and go fuel the economy.

It is a patriotic duty.

'vie

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thursday sequestration

Sigh.  We are sequestered. We are house bound. We are snowed in.

Sigh. That picture perfect snowy postcard scene I spy from my window... left me cold. Ha. tepid attempt at humor. Tepid...  ha ha... more humor... Humor is all we have left at this point as everything else that you can remotely call an emotion is FROZEN.

Sigh. I am momma's daughter. Deep in my bonded DNA [that bond was instant and permanent as of my gotcha day] the sun of Africa shines and beckons me. I blossom and thrive in it's warmth. Or the memory thereof. That's all I got right now.  This white, cold stuff is entirely foreign to my molecules.

Sigh some more.

So... hoomans, Thumbs enabled, big brained, semi omnipotent beings, do you really want me to believe that none of you can do anything about the weather?

Really?  I mean, really?????

Is there no way to use, store some of this coldness to mitigate the summer heat?  Ya, know, even things out a bit?  I am shocked and appalled that nobody has thought of that.  You are welcome for the idea. Now, can you get crackalacking and work on it?




Also, while you are at the board working on solutions, how about figuring out that old remove the calories issues so that we can eat without having to hear momma's diet chant.

And on the same vein. Can we, once and for all get rid of all UGLY sweaters?  I don't ever want to have to battle momma on this.  I mean, really... it should be a national, no international ban. They should NOT be produced. EVAH!



I plan on making the most of today. Captive hoomans, Giggle. Hello, have you seen my belly?
Have you snuggled your puppy?  How is your blood pressure?  Want me to assist you in taking it down a few notches?

I am willing, if you are game.  What else are you going to do? Shovel snow???? Hahahahahaha. I crack me up.

Hey how about putting some bird food out there for the cardinals?  I like those guys.

Come on, snuggle time.

'vie

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SB 1381 HAS PASSED!! DANCING WITH GLEE, JOY AND HOPE!!!

2015 SESSION

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SB 1381 Private animal shelter; clarifies purpose and definition.

Introduced by: William M. Stanley, Jr. (by request) | all patrons    ...    notes add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Definition of private animal shelter. Clarifies that the purpose of a private animal shelter is to find permanent adoptive homes and facilitate other lifesaving outcomes for animals.

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THANK YOU  THANK YOU THANK YOU WILLIAM M. STANLEY JR. FOR SPONSORING THE BILL

THANK YOU FOR STATING IT LIKE IT IS: PETA's Norfolk operation IS "a way station for death" 


SB 1381 Passed 95-2

THANK YOU TO ALL THE YEAS VOTES IN VA HOUSE !
floor: 02/23/15  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 2-N)YEAS--Adams, Albo, Anderson, Austin, BaCote, Bell, Richard P., Bell, Robert B., Berg, Bloxom, Bulova, Byron, Campbell, Carr, Cline, Cole, Cox, Davis, DeSteph, Edmunds, Fariss, Farrell, Filler-Corn, Fowler, Futrell, Garrett, Gilbert, Greason, Habeeb, Head, Helsel, Herring, Hester, Hodges, Hope, Hugo, Ingram, James, Joannou, Keam, Kilgore, Knight, Kory, Krupicka, Landes, LaRock, Leftwich, LeMunyon, Lindsey, Lingamfelter, Lopez, Loupassi, Marshall, R.G., Mason, Massie, McClellan, McQuinn, Miller, Minchew, Morefield, Morris, Murphy, O'Bannon, O'Quinn, Orrock, Peace, Pillion, Plum, Pogge, Poindexter, Preston, Ramadan, Ransone, Rasoul, Robinson, Rush, Rust, Sickles, Simon, Spruill, Stolle, Sullivan, Surovell, Torian, Toscano, Tyler, Villanueva, Ward, Ware, Watts, Webert, Wilt, Wright, Yancey, Yost, Mr. Speaker--95.


 Who did not support it? NAYS--Marshall**, D.W., Scott--2.

ABSTENTIONS--0.

NOT VOTING--Jones, Morrissey, Taylor--3.

Delegate Jones was recorded as not voting. Intended to vote yea.
**Delegate Marshall, D.W. was recorded as nay. Intended to vote yea.


THANK YOU  TO ALL THE YEAS VOTES IN THE VA SENATE:

SB 1381 Private animal shelter; clarifies purpose and definition.

log in | tally sheet 
floor: 02/24/15  Senate: House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N)

YEAS--Alexander, Barker, Black, Carrico, Chafin, Colgan, Cosgrove, Dance, Deeds, Ebbin, Edwards, Favola, Garrett, Hanger, Howell, Lewis, Locke, Lucas, Marsden, Martin, McDougle, McEachin, McWaters, Miller, Newman, Norment, Obenshain, Petersen, Reeves, Ruff, Saslaw, Smith, Stanley, Stosch, Vogel, Wagner, Watkins, Wexton--38.

Who did not support it? NAYS--Stuart--1.



RULE 36--0.
NOT VOTING--Puller--1.


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU  for calling, writing, posting and supporting all of the efforts.

Thank you VA legislators for seeing, understanding and acting properly. Now a slaughter house 
[ like PETA- with a 90+% kill rate] can no longer  call itself and operate as a "shelter" under Virginia law! PETA has lied, murdered, kidnapped and engaged in deceptive practices for far too long while preaching "mercy, love and goodness". Those of us who live in VA have witnessed the bodies of innocent dogs being dumped in dumpsters by PETA, dogs being stolen from their own porches and being murdered by PETA ... dogs and cats being "put down" daily for no reason other than PETA's own "policies". 

WE ARE FED UP. WE DO NOT HAVE THE LUXURY OF IGNORANCE.  AFTER ALL WE ARE NOT VAPID "PSEUDO CELEBRITIES" WHO ARE LOOKING TO HITCH THEIR FALLING STAR TO WHAT THEY PERCEIVE TO BE A WORTHY CAUSE....NO MORE PETA!!!!. 
PETA it is time for you to stop lying and cease to operate.


INGRID dear... retire. GO AWAY.

That gulag PETA operates in Norfolk must shut down. NOW!


Let's keep the fight going until they are no more!!!!

'vie

Snow... Again...really


Personally, I am over this wet stuff. Seriously over it. And it's all over my yard! Again.

And we have more coming! Did somebody forget that this is VA and that we are not "snow country"???

This stuff sticks to everything!  I am a girl and now I have a snow beard. SO NOT COOL!

MOMMMMMMMAAAAAA I need more toasties!!!  Get my warming blankie out.

Dang it.

'Vie

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

BENEFUL lawsuit- BE AWARE

http://www.wptv.com/news/national/lawsuit-purina-beneful-dog-food-may-be-killing-dogs





  • Lucido v. Nestle Purina Pet Care Company :: Justia …

    dockets.justia.com › … › California Northern District Court
    Property Damage Product Liability case filed on February 5, 2015 in the California Northern District Court

    Lucido v. Nestle Purina Pet Care Company

    Defendant:Nestle Purina Pet Care Company
    Plaintiff:Frank Lucido
    Case Number:3:2015cv00569
    Filed:February 5, 2015
    Court:California Northern District Court
    Office:San Francisco Office
    County:Contra Costa
    Presiding Judge:Laurel Beeler
    Nature of Suit:Prop. Damage Prod. Liability
    Cause of Action:28:1332 Diversity-Product Liability
    Jury Demanded By:Plaintiff
  • Class action lawsuit claims that Purina pet food is ...

    www.examiner.com/article/class-action-lawsuit-claims-that-purina...
    Feb 20, 2015 · A lawsuit alleging that Purina's Beneful dog food has sickened or killed countless dogs was filed against Nestle Purina Petcare Company earlier this month.
  • Purina’s Beneful Dog Food Kills Pets, According to Class ...

    www.dogingtonpost.com/purinas-beneful-dog-food-kills-pets...
    California dog owner, Frank Lucido bought a bag of Purina’s Beneful dry dog food in December of 2014 and began feeding it exclusively to his dogs, a German Shepherd ...

  • Beneful Dog Food (Dry)

    Rating: ★☆☆☆☆
    Beneful Dog Food receives the Advisor’s lowest rating of 1 star.
    Want to know why? go here: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/beneful-dog-food-dry/


    For a good history review, look here:
    http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/beneful.asp


    Nuff said. STOP peddling this caca!!!!!

    'vie

    Tasty Tuesday OFFAL the DELICIOUS




    Offal

    • Offal, also called variety meats or organ meats, refers to the internal organs and entrails of a butchered animal. The word does not refer to a particular list of edible organs, which varies by culture and region, but includes most internal organs excluding muscle and bone. As an English mass noun, the term "offal" has no plural form. Some cultures shy away from offal as food, while others use it as everyday food, or in delicacies.
    • en.wikipedia.org · Text under CC-BY-SA license
    This is what preparing meals for JD looks like. 

    Momma has gathered the OFFAL from her butcher and processed it in her food processor to thin, even uniform pieces so that cooking time is effective. This is best done when the individual offal pieces are half frozen. Liver, heart etc slice much better when they are almost solid. Like any other meat product. Momma bags and freezes the various offal components individually by type so that they are available to create the "mix" by choice, when needed.

    A typical week's preparation looks like this.  It starts out as a mountain of frozen "parts". 
    It is followed by a discussion because daddy always wants to know why momma does not use a bigger pot.  But... trust me, momma knows what she is doing,









    Max is visiting and he just got a whiff of this and of course he needed a "lift" to check it out. I mean, guys, the smell is delicious.  WHATEVER Dowi. What do you know from OFFAL? We put up with the stench of your chocolate stuff baking!  Hoomans...




    Max is asking when will this be ready???  Soon, Max, soon.
    Momma is kind, she always manages to give us a taste. Just call it "Quality Control".
    As the OFFAL cooks down, it shrinks and soon you have wonderfully cooked OFFAL ready to be portioned and stored. See the container in the background?  They are ready.

    So... this is where things got dark... Momma asked Dowi to label the containers. Label means... JD - OFFAL one of____.  Date.   We practice good kitchen management in our house.

    Dowi, on the other hand is a creative soul. She decided to exercise or exorcise her creativity. This is her labeling job. Please do not judge her. We just got Max all calmed down and he has been assured that he will always have a place here, if Dowi jumps the shark....















     



    BTW, if you are wondering, we all got some OFFAL and it is DELICIOUS! Dr. R, thanks because let me tell you, without DR's orders these wimpy hoomans would have not gone here.

    Thank you!

    BTW JD, The Wendy and Silvie have all "trimmed " down while feasting on OFFAL and Sweet potatoes and meat mousse.  Max will be glad that momma has frozen some goodies for him as well.

    Licking my chops.
    'vie

    You need more info?
    You don't trust my Dogtor's advice???? Fine, read this stuff then....

    http://www.healthydogtreats.com.au/dog-treats-articles/107-offal-dog-diet-
    http://www.dog-nutrition-naturally.com/offal.html
    http://www.healthydogtreats.com.au/dog-nutrition/63-dog-food-offal-nutrition




    Monday, February 23, 2015

    Monday M IS FOR

    M is for Monday.
    There is good and there is bad in M.


    M is for MELTED snow.
    M is for MUD which is now everywhere.
    M is for MUCK... which is what momma calls the mud, leaves and stuff all over the yard.

    M is for ...Max!  He is here visiting.

    M is for MEAT mousse. YUM.

    M is for Momma who is slowly losing her mind.  Her dead puter pulled a Lazarus, but she says that trust is broken and her heart has moved on. She is waiting for the new puter to arrive. Note to self. NEVER breake momma's trust. That woman will not forget... or forgive...

    M is for Many Many Many petters at hand and that is a good thing!

    M is for the melancholy sky. So gray... but it is perfect napping weather!

    M is


    for ME trying to figure out what you are doing!!! Call me when you get your stuff together and are ready for a snuggle.


    'vie

    Friday, February 20, 2015

    that moment....


    that very moment you realize that snow is still there and that it is cold and that you are not going outside...

    you know... THAT moment...

    UGH
    'vie

    Thank you Max for the visual

    Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Can we have a kill the winter party? Please join me.

    Dear Adam. I wait here for you.


    Dowi, come over?



    Max...just testing it. Seriously dude, it's yours!
    Family, friends are you with me? Come over! Nothing to think about!
    Let's stick a fork in winter, let's tell it it's done!

     'Vie



    Wednesday, February 18, 2015

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015

    SNOW... How do I cope???


    I don't cope.
    I HATE IT!!!!!!!
    And I can't be silent about it.


    Momma, daddy, I have an idea.
    Put a huge part of soup on.

    Let's all go back to bed and snuggle.

    Work?
    What do you mean "work?"
    The governator has declared it a state of emergency.
    Governor? Nahh I like governator better.

    We have food, we have heat, we have each other, this should OFFICIALLY
    be declared a SNUGGLE day!

    1. It sounds better that "state of emergency"
    2. It would best benefit the state of mind of all of us who hate the white stuff.
    3. It would make lemonade out of lemons. Nobody would feel guilty about "work".
    4. Dear Governator, be innovative. Show the world! 

    DECLARE TODAY A MANDATORY SNUGGLE DAY!!! 

    It would be such an emotionally healing thing! Winter would be looked forward to if it included mandatory snuggle days! That would be the one positive way to cope with the white caca.

    I am just saying...

    Come on, momma, let's set an example, snuggle up!

    'vie