Monday, September 1, 2008

Farm Sanctuary Internship

I arrive on the farm safe and sound the other day, orientation begins soon.


It is amazing here, most of my posts will be on LJ. I may compile all posts into a complete internship blog, who knows.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Four Paws Inc Dog Toy result in dog's tongue loss (Warning Photos Behind Cut)

This is a heartbreaking story about Chai, 10-year old lab mix, who sustained a severe injury from a product that the company Four Paws Inc, produces on Sunday, June 22, 2008. The toy I'm referencing is the pimple ball with bell. (Item #20227-001, UPC Code 0 4566320227 9).

While chewing on the toy, a vacuum was created and it effectively sucked his tongue into the hole in the ball, his likely occurred because there is not a second hole in the ball preventing the vacuum effect from happening.

The following is a link to an animal treatment clinic that has also documented the same injury to a Shepard mix.

Chai's Owner sent this information along with the reference to Petunia the french bulldog to Four Paws Inc, and it is their position that there just aren't enough instances to do anything about this. She told their Insurance company's case manager that was not a good enough excuse, It was inferred that Chai's value wasn't much and that his pain and suffering don't count as he is just a piece of property.

This should never happen to another animal again!
I'M CALLING FOR AN INTERNATIONAL BOYCOTT OF ALL FOUR PAWS PRODUCTS UNTIL THIS PRODUCT IS RECALLED. We need your help, please take the time to make your voice heard.

Please copy/paste the following into the body of your email in support of this boycott and send it to the address below to let Allen Simon the CEO of four paws know your stand;

Mr. Allen Simon,

I am in support of a boycott of your company until you recall the product pimple ball with bell,
as it is designed is such a way that irreparable damage can be caused by its use.

Chai's full story

Saturday, February 16, 2008

memoir of a bad day

Do you ever forget your insecurities? The issues from your past? Those dark spots in you mind and heart?
Ever start to think, it's over and i'm getting through. I can be happy here, as things are, I need no miracles. And then one bad day, tiny string of events, hopes, expectations.... and it's gone. And your left alone, feeling sad.

That's what today has been.

Friday, January 18, 2008

I am so beyond mad and tired of all this shit. I fucking hate people, every last one of them. I hate being walked on, I hate being taken for grant it I hate being disrespected. I hate when they think somethings funny when it's not, or when it's ok to treat you differently or bad be it because your different, new, not one of them, short, female, old or whatever other bull shit reason they want to try and fly.

I just want to knock those fucking teeth in. I don't like people touching me and certainly don't like fuckers hitting me. I don't feel like being guilted over not wanting to drop everything for you or do what you want, I don't want to bend myself around any longer to make anyone happy.

Fuck people, because none of them are any good.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

New place featuring photos!!

Here it is... not unpacked still...

Box army continues

Cookbooks and desk

Under the desk BOXES! Good thing my PC is still being held at the shop

I have moved!

Ok, so here it is all moved into the new place.
New Phone number 902.344.0291

I believe this too be correct...
1435 Seymour St
Halifax, NS
B3H 3M6
902.494.2075 (a house phone? maybe?)

Proper Mailing Address:

B.A.D. Dickie or Amanda Dickie
Room # 204
1435 Seymour St.
Halifax, NS
B3H 3J8

And yeah, I have a kitchen and 8 other house mates (Presumably all omnis, and so far all males).
The room is cool, actually the whole place seems sweet (way better then before) its just the classes starting, unpacking, cleaning, organising daunting tasks galore lie ahead... wish me luck!