Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Wild Horse Slaughter

"The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is the agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior that administers America's public lands, including the animals who call this land home.

As part of its wild horse management program, the BLM has spent the past several years rounding up wild horses and keeping them in private, long-term holding facilities—which is expensive. Now, the agency wants to euthanize thousands of healthy horses, claiming it is too costly to feed and care for them.

The ASPCA encourages the BLM to explore other solutions, including but not limited to reopening additional land for the horses and increasing certain contraception programs that have already proven safe and effective.

What You Can Do
Please visit the ASPCA Advocacy Center to email a letter to your legislators in the U.S. Congress urging them to oppose the BLM’s plan to kill thousands of healthy wild horses.

Thank you for taking action for America's animals."

This is from the ASPCA and very troubling.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Jo Bu and excerpt

Jo Bu took his annual trip to the groomers.

Isn't he just the cutest thing? I love his lion cut. The hh unfortunately doesn't share my opinion. He think's Jo looks just plain weird.

Jo Bu hates getting his fur clipped. He literally goes around co
mplaining for a couple of weeks then it must grow out enough to satisfy him and he settles down.

The hh got the pleasure of taking him in. heh heh. He said all the cats took one look at the carrier, with that 'hope its not me' look
on their face and bolted in different directions.

The annual grooming is a necessary evil. Jo's indoor/outdoor and every cocklebur, leaf and weed seem to jump on him when he walks by. So every spring we take him in and get hi
m shaved down. Not only does it avoid matting but its also nice and cool for him.

Come fall, he'll have his full coat back just in time for winter. And before you know it we'll be starting the whole process over again.

Excerpt from Black Opal
Release Day: Thursday

“I want you like I want no other woman.”

Adam Morelly’s eyes looked deep into hers. She threw back her head drowning in their gold-flecked depths. His mouth drew closer. Her gaze flickered over it, her own lips parted. His breath smelled like fresh peppermint. His lips were on the thin side, chiseled like a finely sculpted statue, delicious and oh so kissable.

His hot gaze shifted from her mouth and traveled over her. Wherever his glance touched it scorched her. She’d swear her clothes would melt right off.

His warm hands rested on her shoulders.

“Darling,” she breathed.

The grip tightened and she was shaken. “Wake up, sugar.”

She blinked. Her erotic dream disintegrated like molecules exploding in the atmosphere. Yawning so wide it felt like her jaws would split, she sat up, the sheet falling to her waist.

Bella laughed. “Who would have thought such a proper little thing sleeps in the nude?”