Sometimes I want to be a human. I look up at them eating delicious foods that make my mouth water. Sometimes I'm jealous. I want to eat people food. I want to know why that flickering screen is so darn entertaining. I want that big comfy bed. I want fresh water with ice. I want to communicate as well as they do, AND I want to be on top of the pack! I do! Sometimes I just want to be human.
They have everything and anything! You can tell when they are happy because they talk in that high pitched voice, and their mouths seem to get longer and skinnier. I want to be like that . . . sometimes.
But then I stop. Stop and think. I think long and hard about lots of different reasons I want to human, lots of them. Then I think about lots of reasons I would want to stay a dog. I want to stay a dog because I want to stay, well, me. I like my long walks, playing and sleeping whenever I want. I like to meet new dogs and sniff their rear end. Humans don't do that you know. I don't know why? It's a very easy way to know if you met someone before. I like that I can get dirty and muddy. I like those hot days at the park. And, just because I am not human doesn't mean I can't join them in watching Cesar the Dog Whisperer or sneaking bites of people food! That is why I like being a dog. No wait! That is why I LOVE living a dog's life.
A Gift For Patrick Day was on Friday, April 15, 2011. It coincided with The Day of Silence. I recognized both. You can find out more about Patrick by reading this or watching my video post. For A Gift For Patrick Day you can do something to help animals in honor of him. Luckily this day was near my Birthday and I received a lot of birthday money in the past few days. I started out with 25 dollars that I was ready to donate to Mariah's Promise, a Pit Bull sanctuary that had a lot of construction to do to prevent being shut down. Then, over the weekend, I was given a lot more money. I decided I would donate 50% of my birthday money to Mariah's Promise. I ended up with $250, which means I am giving Mariah's Promise $125!! I am very excited for them and hope all goes well!! I also can't wait to visit the sanctuary in the near future.
It's not too late. If you didn't do anything in honor of Patrick yet, you still can. There are many animals and shelters that need your help. I know that things are tough right now for many people (my Mom reminds me ALL the time!) so instead of cash, maybe you have some old blankets or other items that are on a nearby shelters wish list. Every shelter has a wish list. Maybe you can make some of those wishes come true!
I am a kid. I am 13 and I am proud to say I support animal welfare. Just because I support animal welfare does not mean I don't support people's welfare. I think if we really want to make a difference in this world we all have to support something. I happen to focus on animals and help them. I'm sure there are other kids around the globe who try to help people who may be hungry, abused or homeless. I'm glad that they do. When I help animals I feel happy inside and I feel like I am here for a reason.
In the post it mentioned another blog that had written more about it. I went to the blog: Dog Food Dish by Roxanne Hawn. She had a short survey about Pet Food Ethics that I recommend everyone and anyone fill out. It's interesting to see how many people view that as an issue, and the possible importance of it. But, in my opinion, to make a difference we have to support something. Who knows, maybe if animals keep getting support it will inspire more people to Start The Change and help tons of causes around the world.
Please watch my first personal video blog for a little info about what April 15th means to me, and I hope everyone takes a moment to think of something they can do too.
Reposting to add the Blog Hop for Blog the Change for Pets!!
Love Wordless Wednesday because you get to post pictures of your pets? Well it is now 100 times better! Each week BlogPaws is going to create a link up for the community for you to add a link directly to your Wordless Wednesday Post. That way we can all share and enjoy each others pets. The rules are super simple:
* Show us your pets!
* Leave a link directly to your Wordless Wednesday Post
* Visit other blogs and say hello
* Share the link up with your readers so they can join the community and link up as well.
You can grab the code and place it on your blog or you can refer your readers right back to the Wordless Wednesday post of the week. We need your pictures! If you would like your pets picture featured as our Wordless Wednesday picture of the week you can now share them with us via Facebook as I have figured out how to retrieve them again. Facebook might be able to slow me down for a day or two but no fear I will figure it out eventually.
By Guest Blogger, Chloe DiVita
Miah and I have been learning so much about different ways to help pets, shelters, causes and much more. It's been an overwhelmingly inspiring couple of weeks. One thing we learned about is The Pet Postcard Project. It's simple, fun and it feeds animals.
Basically, anyone can make a postcard using a picture of their pet - or their neighbor's pet or any person they know who has a pet, as long as it's a picture of a pet you know and not a magazine photo - and put a cute phrase on it that falls into one of the 4 categories: confessions/secrets, advice, wishes or "you know you love your dog/cat when." The picture here is from their facebook page profile picture, which is a great example! You can be as simple as you want, or as creative as you want. What a great idea!!
Miah is going to be making a postcard, or maybe two! And I will definitely be making a few of my own. We'll post them when they are finished. We both enjoy drawing so I can't wait to see what we come up with!
Visit their website and their facebook page to find out more about how the cards turn into food, and to view other examples. I think this is a great project for youth groups who want to do something crafty while promoting a cause. What's better than that?
I just wanted to post a quick note to let everyone know that I now have an Adoptable Pet of the Week section in the side bar of my blog! I'm excited about this because I want every animal to find a furever home and I hope this helps. Please check it and share the link.
(Thank you www.dogplayshops.com for the image)
This week it's Ruby, a beautiful dog at the Longmont Humane Society. I hope to change it every Thursday or Friday with another available pet. Not just dogs either. Cats, ferrets, bunnies, mice and every other animal you can adopt from a shelter. And not always the Longmont Humane Society, but I do really like them so don't be surprised if many of my features are available there.
I would also welcome any suggestions if you have them!