RESCUE DOGS. Please take the time to read this article.

For those who don’t know me this is a subject I’m very passionate about.

Adopt Don’t Shop

Ban Puppy Farms

Dogs are not ornaments to be left outside

Don’t own a dog if you are not going to make it part of your family

I BELIEVE IN SECOND CHANCES, COMPASSION FOR ALL LIVING BEINGS AND KINDNESS. DOGS DO NOT CHOOSE TO LIVE OUTSIDE, THEY DO NOT CHOOSE TO BE ABUSED, THEY DO NOT CHOOSE TO BE DROPPED OFF ST A SHELTER BECAUSE YOU CANT BE BOTHERED, OR WANT A HOLIDAY OR OOPS THIS DOG GREW UP TO BE AN ADULT. OH THIS DOGS IS OLD NOW, LETS GET RID OF IT AND GET ANOTHER PUPPY.

I repeat please take the time to read this

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A Shelter Managers Letter

“I am posting this (and it is long) because I think our society needs a huge wake-up call.

As a shelter manager, I am going to share a little insight with you all – a view from the inside, if you will.

Maybe if you saw the life drain from a few sad, lost, confused eyes, you would change your mind about breeding and selling to people you don’t even know – that puppy you just sold will most likely end up in my shelter when it’s not a cute little puppy anymore.

How would you feel if you knew that there’s about a 90% chance that dog will never walk out of the shelter it is going to be dumped at – purebred or not! About 50% of all of the dogs that are “owner surrenders” or “strays” that come into my shelter are purebred dogs.

No shortage of excuses
The most common excuses I hear are:

We are moving and we can’t take our dog (or cat).
Really? Where are you moving to that doesn’t allow pets?

The dog got bigger than we thought it would.
How big did you think a German Shepherd would get?

We don’t have time for her.
Really? I work a 10-12 hour day and still have time for my 6 dogs!

She’s tearing up our yard.
How about bringing her inside, making her a part of your family?

They always tell me:
We just don’t want to have to stress about finding a place for her. We know she’ll get adopted – she’s a good dog. Odds are your pet won’t get adopted, and how stressful do you think being in a shelter is?

Well, let me tell you. Dead pet walking!

Your pet has 72 hours to find a new family from the moment you drop it off, sometimes a little longer if the shelter isn’t full and your dog manages to stay completely healthy.
If it sniffles, it dies.

Your pet will be confined to a small run / kennel in a room with about 25 other barking or crying animals. It will have to relieve itself where it eats and sleeps. It will be depressed and it will cry constantly for the family that abandoned it.
If your pet is lucky, I will have enough volunteers that day to take him / her for a walk. If I don’t, your pet won’t get any attention besides having a bowl of food slid under the kennel door and the waste sprayed out of its pen with a high-powered hose.
If your dog is big, black or any of the “bully” breeds (pit bull, rottweiler, mastiff, etc) it was pretty much dead when you walked it through the front door. Those dogs just don’t get adopted.
If your dog doesn’t get adopted within its 72 hours and the shelter is full, it will be destroyed.

If the shelter isn’t full and your dog is good enough, and of a desirable enough breed, it may get a stay of execution, though not for long. Most pets get very kennel protective after about a week and are destroyed for showing aggression. Even the sweetest dogs will turn in this environment.
If your pet makes it over all of those hurdles, chances are it will get kennel cough or an upper respiratory infection and will be destroyed because shelters just don’t have the funds to pay for even a $100 treatment.

The grim reaper
Here’s a little euthanasia 101 for those of you that have never witnessed a perfectly healthy, scared animal being “put-down”.
First, your pet will be taken from its kennel on a leash. They always look like they think they are going for a walk – happy, wagging their tails. That is, until they get to “The Room”.

Every one of them freaks out and puts on the breaks when we get to the door. It must smell like death, or they can feel the sad souls that are left in there. It’s strange, but it happens with every one of them. Your dog or cat will be restrained, held down by 1 or 2 vet techs (depending on their size and how freaked out they are). A euthanasia tech or a vet will start the process. They find a vein in the front leg and inject a lethal dose of the “pink stuff”. Hopefully your pet doesn’t panic from being restrained and jerk it’s leg. I’ve seen the needles tear out of a leg and been covered with the resulting blood, and been deafened by the yelps and screams.

They all don’t just “go to sleep” – sometimes they spasm for a while, gasp for air and defecate on themselves.
When it all ends, your pet’s corpse will be stacked like firewood in a large freezer in the back, with all of the other animals that were killed, waiting to be picked up like garbage.

What happens next? Cremated? Taken to the dump? Rendered into pet food? You’ll never know, and it probably won’t even cross your mind. It was just an animal, and you can always buy another one, right?

Liberty, freedom and justice for all
I hope that those of you that have read this are bawling your eyes out and can’t get the pictures out of your head. I do everyday on the way home from work. I hate my job, I hate that it exists and I hate that it will always be there unless people make some changes and realize that the lives you are affecting go much farther than the pets you dump at a shelter.

Between 9 and 11 MILLION animals die every year in shelters and only you can stop it. I do my best to save every life I can but rescues are always full, and there are more animals coming in everyday than there are homes.
My point to all of this is DON’T BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER PETS DIE!

Hate me if you want to – the truth hurts and reality is what it is.
I just hope I maybe changed one person’s mind about breeding their dog, taking their loving pet to a shelter, or buying a dog. I hope that someone will walk into my shelter and say “I saw this thing on Facebook and doesn’t it make you want to adopt”. I believe in second chances. Save a life. PLEASE
That would make it all worth it.”

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Anzac Day 25th April 2018

Bestow

Bestow

25th April 1915

Saw an armada of ships

On the coast line of turkey convene

 

Our troops descended upon the shore

Of foreign lands never tread upon before

In the dark of dawn, the wrong destination

Led sadly to the many casualties of war

 

Australian and New Zealand Army Corps

Courageous & resilient

Let us not forget those casualties of wars

 

Our fathers, our brothers

Sons of proud and sad mothers

Cousins, uncles, our mates

This sad war sealed over 60,000 of our owns fates

 

More wars, more departures followed

In solemn silence,

our nation’s grief was swallowed

 

25th April 2018

Dawn service

Aussie’s all over the world convene

 

We remember there lives 103 years on

Mateship, sacrifice, heroes

The highest honor, the highest award to all of you

Australia bestows

We will never forget

 

Signed A Proud Australian

25th April 2018

Partake

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Partake
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Inspiration

New creation

Find salvation

Partake

Love the world make

 

Happiness

Tenderness

Leave behind bitterness

Take part

Open your heart

 

Motivation

Create sensation

Have ambition

No time for complication

Find your passion in our nation

Partake

For goodness sake

 

Love

Over and above

Be kind

Open your heart

Let it find

Beauty

Goodness, kindness

Your duty

Partake

Love and happiness in your heart

MAKE

Copyright Janette Bendle 2018https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/partake/

Parallel Universe

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The world as we know it
War
Poverty
We have moved too fast.
We have to admit

Another world in parallel
Peace
Equality
Is this the place for us to dwell

The world that we live in
Broken
Dying
We still have to find our peace within

This world, the one we know
Live exports
Circuses
Puppy farming
This is the example of humanity we show

A parallel universe
This can be our new planet
The old one in reverse
No plastic
No deforestation
Come together my united nation

Small changes
All of us, strangers
We are in millions
Affected civilians
We can make a huge impact
This is an absolute fact
To this world we know
Please one act at a time, please give it a go

Where are we now, this current universe
Look what we have done
This could not be worse

Let us unite together and make good, let’s rehearse
That our current planet become our beautiful parallel universe

Be kind ❤️

Copyright Janette Bendle April 18

My wish

Daily post Genie

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Genie

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If I were a genie

I would blink my eyes

I would wish for World peace

No more poverty

Atrocities against  human, all fighting would cease

That would be my first wish

 

If I were a genie

I would blink my eyes

Animals would be hunted no more

Atrocities against animals would cease

Cows, sheep, pigs, all sentient beings exist to adore

That would be my wish

 

If I were a genie

I would blink my eyes

Plastic would not be

We would never cut down a tree

Be technology free

Could that be?

That would be my wish

 

If I were a genie

I would blink my eyes

Materialism

Capitalism

Speciesism

Throw away ism

Would be no more

Lead simple lives

in days before

That would be my wish

A simple life

Janette Bendle (copyright)

What will be will be

Will you catch me if I fall
Laugh at me, laugh with me
Live life with me, have a ball
Tantalise me, tease me
Completely enthral
Hold me, do I have your heart?
Do I have your all?

See the 6 year old, laughing, at play
See the teenager, dancing the night away
See the logic in my crazy plans
Laugh, kiss my face, join me
Hold my hands

Yes yes yes
This is what I need
Someone who sees the real me
Yes yes
this is what I need
I do concede

I do concede
This is my need
Love the real me
That’s what’s I need
Yes yes I do indeed

Let’s go for ice cream I say with glee
You say let’s go for doughnuts
I don’t like doughnuts, do you still not know me?

I like to dream, you are so grounded
Common ground, seems unfounded

I am in the clouds dreaming & soaring
You are down on earth, you find my eccentricities boring

Worlds apart
It seems more evident now
Than at the start
Somehow beautifully
We remain connected at the heart.

We shall see
We shall see
What will be will be
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening Are You Awake

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Awakening

Yawning
Eyes closed
Must I
Really?
I am definitely opposed

Yawning
One eye open
Must I really
I’m lying here just a hopin
Is it time
Are you sure
Give me some allure

Yawning
Both eyes open
Is it morning?
I’m barely copin

Ruffy is still sleeping
Shall I wake him?
I see one eye peeping

Eyes wide open
It’s a new day
Hip hip hooray
A new day to play
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday
Waking is fun on any day
Ruffy are you coming
Or do you plan to stay

Are you awake
The day is here to take
Fun and mess we must make
Wake up, for goodness sake

Our day is just beginning
Let’s start it grinning
We are rescue dogs
We are already winning

This is just the beginning
Our joy is here, just living

Are you listening
Are you ready?
This is our awakening

Our humans gave us a new beginning
The other life is past
Welcome to the awakening

We are forever home