Monday, October 26, 2009

Beauty and The Best (sic!)

A friend just sent me this picture - I thought I would share it with you all.

Friday, October 16, 2009


My latest discovery is an organization named Art Helping Animals.” Their motto is “Helping animals in need- one brush stroke at a time.” Brilliant artists create art for helping animals by donating a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of their artwork to various non-profit animal rescue organizations.

They state:

We are a strong fellowship of professional artists who have come together from different areas of the world with one purpose in mind, to help homeless animals through the efforts of our individual creativity. We are a working entity. We have taken on the challenge of painting and creating for a variety of non-profit rescues. We create art in support of homeless animals in their care A percentage of our sales, as determined by the individual artist, is donated to 501(c)3 rescue toward the care of animals in need.

TOTAL RAISED as of June 2009 updated semi-annually: $64,424.40!

I cannot think of a more worthwhile cause to support.

The painting you see above is, of course, of S├índor – my Pitbull. Don’t you love those luminous lemon eyes? To the rihgt I am posting the original photograph that was used by the artist, SM Violano, as her inspiration.

As you may imagine I am delighted to have my faithful, loving, and beautiful companion immortalized.

The painting was created on behalf of Bama Bully Rescue, the Alabama Pitbull organization that I support anyway I can.l

If you like stuff like this, do yourself a favor and visit Art Helping Animals (click on the name) and also Ms. Violano’s Studio site.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Poor Michael Vick is nothing but a scapegoat

Junious Ricardo Stanton in his blog “From The Ramparts” posts “Michael Vick and Other Scapegoats” positing the thesis that “the punishment” Michael Vick received and the subsequent media coverage is a racial issue and Vick is nothing but an object of hatred by whites. He states that there “aren’t that many hardcore dog lovers” so the media coverage is unwarranted. Well, Stanton, there are approximately 5 million Pitbulls and pit bull mixes, so there are MILLIONS of us.

Interesting spin. I don’t have to wonder who is racist, now do I? Ditto for who qualifies for idiot.

Jay Leno. AGAIN

Last Wednesday (Oct. 1, 2009), The Jay Leno Show, for the second time in a month, managed to “make fun” of Pitbulls. A much maligned and completely misrepresented breed of dog that is being killed at a rate of 1,200,000 per year, is, according to The Jay Leno Show is a fair target for so-called humor. There a millions of owners who have been deeply offended. I understand that Jay Leno had no control over what the stand-up “comedian” said a few weeks ago, but he definitely did bring up the topic with Chris Rock, who proceeded to show his utter ignorance.

I would think that abusing and killing animals are not good subjects for humor in anybody’s book. I think that NBC and Mister Leno will find that this “episode” will be VERY costly to them. The episode in question can be viewed here:

Chris Rock, blithely asks “What did Vick do?” “A dog? A Pitbull is not even a dog.” Nice going, Chris Rock. Thanks for making it easy for me to cross you off the list of comedians to watch.

What did Vick do? Really?