Seven Pups for Adoption

These hound mixes were pulled from a southern high kill shelter and will arrive at their foster home in NJ on August 24th. They will be 10 weeks old when they get here. I have to say, they are pretty big to be chi mixes. so let’s just say, they are hound mixes, and just adorable. There are 7 of them, different colors. They are going to be bigger than chihuahuas, probably medium sized. They will be up to date on their shots and a spay-neuter contract.

Here is the breakdown:

Four females:

black and white

brown and white

little cream pup

lanky tan pup

Three Males:

little tan with white feet – he had a broken jaw

2 lanky brown boys

People email Annette for an application at mysweetbelle@msn.com. Thank you!

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Are We in the US Really Free?

On a Facebook discussion of Donald Trump, a woman just said the following in regard to whether we Americans are “free.” It makes me wonder how much of our freedom is a bill of goods we are being sold, especially after visiting France, where my friends laughed at me over the concept of being afraid of the police.

“Nancy Lee, Americans fear most of the entities in control. The IRS being a really good example, the police and their judicial system. They don’t trust doctors or pharmaceuticals. It’s one of the easiest countries in the world to live in because the only thing a person has to care about is themselves. It’s very hard to explain but every other country I have ever been to had rules in place that took care of your neighbors. And in taking care of others, everyone’s life was improved. I have seen such poverty in the US, no middle class to speak of. I used to think a person could not starve to death in the US, how wrong I was. With what we pay for taxes here, or some of us because most people I know either don’t pay or pay the least they can, medical requirements should be a given for everyone in this country. No person should die leaving their family millions in debt. When I lived in Canada, I had more American neighbors than Canadian. They needed medical help and got it without breaking Canada. I have seen doctors in Europe and Australia and was never given a bill. I can’t even afford to be healthy here.”

She makes some great points. So, have we been been fooled by propaganda that we are “free,” when most of us can barely afford more than the necessities and kids are now slaves to student loans their entire lives if they want to go to college and the public system doesn’t have what they want? When even I, a 54 year old professional white woman, is fearful when stopped by the police? When a letter from the IRS brings visions of financial ruin?

is it all a big sham? Because after being in France, I’m really starting to think it is.

Saving QH Mare from slaughter

The Stanley Brothers of Arkansas run several businesses, and one of them is a horse buy/sell business. they buy horses at auction and send over 1000 of them each week over the border to a horrendous death in Mexico. Think about that for a second: a WEEK. A lucky few get a video and get put on Facebook. A few of them get “bailed” out and escape death. You can see the quality of horses shipped every week on their Facebook site. Ark-La Feed Lot Pens.

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in the last week, a few of those who escaped death are: a momma mule and her foal – many, many foals are shipped and slaughtered; a few Belgian drafts; a lovely riding QH mare, 10 years old; a few other quiet QHs. Some I can’t save – a very quiet 3 year old QH mare; a gained horse they used for fox hunting for a year; and 1200 other horses, mules, donkeys, and foals. This makes me absolutely distraught. No sentient creature deserves to die in such a horrifying and terrifying manner. Additionally, since they regularly ship animals who have drugs in their systems, Europe will no longer buy horse meat from Mexico. It’s dangerously unhealthy for anyone who eats it.

I pulled two but there are more. If I can raise the shipping for the 10 year old QH mare, I will pull another. Would you help? I started a Go Fund Me for this purpose. Anything would help.

gofundme.com/2j3m2y4

As for the Stanley brothers, they are trying to save some, so kudos for that. But they don’t need to do this business to put food on the table. I don’t know how they can live with themselves.

What happens if Trump unravels further?

I’ve asked this in a number of places online, but haven’t gotten any response. But I’m seriously curious and concerned. What happens if Trump continues to spiral downward and loses it? Refuses to debate Hillary, which is where I think he’s headed with his comments about the schedule? Just walks away, because he can’t hide behind his Twitter? Refuses to campaign anymore? Because I have the distinct feeling that the media actually calling him on his lies, like the ones about Putin, are unraveling him.

Does Pence become the nominee? Cruz? If Cruz becomes the nominee, what happens to Pence? Does he slink away, back to his anti-gay home state?

I have lots of questions, but no answers. Any knowledge would be appreciated.