One of my favorite videos ever - and a good reminder that no matter what obstacles we have in life being loved makes them better....watch and smile
Stepping into 2019, we are entering an era of change - change in the climate, change in the way our government cares about our resources, change in what our children and grandchildren will be able to see only in books rather than in real life.
Each one of us must commit to being a voice. It is time to stop the assault on our earth, and no longer being a passive, tolerant bystander.
*Corporations have lobbyists - people have organizations that fight - support them
*Find ways to make a difference - support companies that are responsible
*Let your voice be heard - sign petitions - contact your local representatives
Don't trade our future, our children's future, for the greed of corporations. Don't be quiet at a time when your voice is needed more than ever. Don't think you can't make a difference - because everyone can.
Dog Food Recall - Is your dog's food on this list? - It's time to start reading labels and researching what you are feeding your pet.
Nov. 29, 2018ELMChicken and Chickpea Recipe
Nov. 28, 2018ANFLamb Meal & Rice Adult Formula
Nov. 27, 2018EvolvePuppy Formula (Chicken & Rice)
Nov. 27, 2018Sportsman’s PrideLarge Breed Puppy Formula dry dog food
Nov. 27, 2018TriumphChicken & Rice Recipe dry dog food
Nov. 20, 2018AboundChicken & Brown Rice Recipe dry dog food
Nov. 20, 2018Nature’s PromiseChicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
Nov. 9, 2018Natural LifeChicken Meal & Potato Formula dry dog food
Nov. 6, 2018OrlandoChicken & Chickpea dry dog food
Nov. 2, 2018NutriscaChicken and Chickpea Recipe dry dog food
Unfit for Humans
Yet Legal for Dog - I decided not to print the list as it is too gruesome to read.
The Bottom LineBy now, it’s probably become obvious the pet food industry can be nothing more than a sinister waste disposal vehicle for human food manufacturers — and a way to profit from its own garbage.
Look for brands made by conscientious manufacturers who take pride in producing quality products — those designed to enhance and extend the life of your dog.
You’ll almost certainly be buying a better dog food.- reprinted from Dog Food Advisor
While many people think of bees as wasps that run after you to sting at holiday picnics and park outings, honey bees are not wasps as all -they are bees who do humans a tremendous service by pollinating our trees and flowers. In addition to that, they provide us delicious honey - which is their surplus food they make, as they too need honey to survive.
This photo is of an Asian beekeeping facility. It is literally sucking the honey right out of the hive. Humans keep finding ways to disrupt the natural process of how nature intended things to be. Mother Nature did not expect there would be RoundUp poisoning the ground, she did not expect factory farming of animals, she did not expect her beloved rain forest to be decimated, and she did not expect that her cherished bees would be worked like slaves.
Mother nature is indeed a mother - and there is nothing more dangerous than an angry mother....
I have a dream - that someday animals can be treated with respect and kindness - not factory farmed and not mistreated. Gene Bauer founder of Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY is helping make my dream come true. This year when 46 million turkeys will be killed, Gene and his sanctuary are helping save a few. So are we - Here are the turkeys we sponsored this year and while we can't save them all - we can save some. We - and you - can make a difference in choosing well-treated animals rather than supporting the horrors off factory farming.
All insects, even spiders, have their role in our world. While seeing them might inflict fear into many of us, it is more likely they are much more afraid of us than we are of them - and who can blame them, look how much bigger we are.
Spiders don't attack and most of the time they have wound up in your house by mistake. Be kind to them and other insects with this handy spider catcher which can be found at Amazon under "spider catcher".
Spiders are an important part of the eco system - be kind to them and in turn help the planet stay balanced.
Thanks to pressure from PETA, Nabisco has changed their image of animals on the box of Animal Crackers. After years of protesting the horrors of animals in circuses, laws have been changed to prevent them being used for entertainment. About time. As well, no longer will the animals on the box of Barnum's Animals Crackers be in bars - the packaging has been redesigned to show animals as they should be - wild and free.
I find all of the amazement surrounding beautiful Koko (who passed in her sleep at 46 years old) so offensive. Why are people amazed animals have feelings? Why are they surprised they can communicate? Why are people surprised that Koko loved? When humans begin to understand that all animals care, communicate, interact, love, feel sorrow....only then will humans understand the tragic unfolding of what we are doing to this earth and their species.
The WWF announced that mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish have declined by 58% between 1970 and 2012. That's what humans should be amazed about. Looking into the eyes of this beautiful gorilla, we should see nothing else but a reflection of disappointment, embarrassment, and sorrow for our lack of understanding and compassion to the world we live in and the animals that unfortunately share it with us.
Everyone loves a circus - except the animals that are in them - Thanks to Andrew Cuomo who signed a bill into law that prohibits elephants in entertainment this practice will go extinct in 2019. So come on UniverSoul - you make claims on your website of your humanitarian efforts - well that should apply to animals as well.
Let your elephants and tigers live out their lives in appropriate sanctuaries and let your audience enjoy the acts of your performers.
This is your time to shine rather than tarnish....
That line came from a favorite song of my dad's - Sixteen Tons by Merle Travis - and it was that song which came to me after preparing syrup to help my bees grow stronger for this coming winter.
My bees, along with many hives in my area this year, had a terrible time of it. Little brood, lack of food, rainy spring - along with a host of reasons why they didn't do well from the local folks. Yet, just like Merle Travis wrote that song for the miners who kept canaries as their signal for the air quality in the mines, I do believe the bees are our signal that things are not good.
And yes, each day we ignore the earth, blazing on with drilling oil, fracking and the like and all the while digging ourselves and our children deeper in debt. A chilling line from the song is, "I owe my soul to the company store." Do we owe our souls to the companies who cut through preserved land for oil, for the politicians who turn deaf ears to the scientists' heeds of global warming, and for the ever mighty stock dollar that must grow despite the tell-tale signs we all see each day?
I know the outlook for my bees this year is not good. I will feed them, wrap them, and watch the hive as the winter bears down upon us, hoping they will survive but knowing they probably won't. Then, in the Spring, when hope is budding and the birds are singing, I will start all over again with a new hive, new bees, a new Queen and a renewed sense of hope. Hope this year they will do better and hope that we are, indeed, not too deep in debt that Mother Earth can't find someway to forgive us.
Enjoy Sixteen Tons here