Friday, December 14, 2007

my local Humane Society personnel won't do her freaking job!

acts like everything is a pain in her ass! I AM SO UPSET!

I have called about a dog that a neighbor of my grandma has...penned up in a too-small pen consisting of poop/standing water/mud for the floor. He has no place to get in from the elements and can be found outside even when we had a blizzard last year. He walks around in standing water all the time that is mixed with his own poop and mud because any grassy floor got washed away a long time ago and because the owners refuse to go out and clean anything up. He never seems to have fresh water anywhere unless we give it to him. His old igloo dog house is now too small for him and it stands over a HUGE HOLE in the ground that also fills up with shitty water. He has a sore on his right front lower leg that is slowly becoming infected. They do feed him..but that is about it.

I go see my grandma all the time so I have befriended this poor dog. I take him treats and other family members along with me pay attention to him and pet him and try to lighten up his sad life somewhat. However there is only so much we can do. If I had a place where I was allowed to have a dog this dog would have already been removed from his crappy hell hole and taken to a good place to live.

I have about had it with our local Humane Society. The woman working there acts like everything is a pain in her ass to do. I have called a few times now about this dog. She did finally come out and told the owners they had to at least put straw down for him and keep it clean and provide Joe with fresh water. Have they done it yet? NO. I called the Humane Society back..yes.....I am slowly becoming a big thorn in this woman's backside. She said she went back out but no one answered the door. BULLSHIT! These people are always home because they work from home. Grant it...they may have chosen to NOT answer the door but holy crap.....they do not have to answer a door to be served a citation.....which would then require them to go to court to PROVE they have done what they are supposed to do...etc.

NEXT step is court. I called again today complaining that about 2 weeks or so have passed and still nothing has been done. I told the woman working at the Humane Society that I KNEW no one had to be home in order to be served a citation correct? SHE said no they did not. SO...she has no excuse....but what ticks me off even the fact that she acted like it was going to be a big pain in her ass to go back out there and write them up a citation. I told her about the conditions and the dog's sore getting worse.....and she said she would go back out. I told her I would CONTINUE TO FREAKING CALL HER UP until something was DONE about this because this neglect regarding this dog has gone on for too long. SOMETHING has to be done!

She was not happy about me saying I would continue to call.

MY complaint is this. Either shit and do your f'n job or get off the pot and get a different job. I asked WHO WAS ABOVE HER.......which she totally misinterpreted and thought I meant what was the next step if nothing is done from these owners with this poor dog. I actually meant WHO WAS above her..HER supervisor...HER boss.....which I WILL f'n find out and send MY pictures of this dog's conditions and the fact that nothing is being done to help this dog if she doesn't do her job!

I am sorry for my language and attitude but enough is enough. I pray JOE will stay safe and at the very least be removed from this crappy home and placed in a good loving home as he is a wonderful dog and so lovable even through his obviously suck-ass life thus far.

Here is Joe...and some pics of his living conditions and a movie clip I posted is enough to make you sick.

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here he is last year after the blizzard......after most all of the snow had melted.....again....he was outside....the entire f'n time.

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the people who have this dog have had it since it was a puppy...and they put him outside....and that is where he has been left. He never gets out of the pen......never do they spend time with him or play with him or even visit/talk with him. He does get some food from them....but they never clean him up or clean his pen up. They never do squat for this dog. This past summer the pen was completely engulfed by overgrown weeds that stood higher than the fence of the pen. Joe could not get any air through the fence.....or even see out of the pen. MY UNCLE climbed into the pen and cut all the weeds down...NOT the owners of this dog.

The poop has been there from day one......only reducing in quantity by the natural elements and rain and snow washing it away. The owners NEVER clean up the poop.

Once something falls into the pen......that is where it remains. The owners never clean the trash out. They do not make sure Joe has adequate shade in the summer or fresh water. They do not make sure he has adequate shelter in bad weather. He is left out back by himself in this pen all the time.

Meanwhile these owners have another dog they keep inside with them all the time.....they also have a cat or two. Poor Joe remains one but us seem to ever pay attention to him.

Here is a clip of his conditions now....they have been this way the entire fall and early winter thus far.....

Click here to watch 'neglect-of-a-petpoor-Joe'

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Larkin Step...


God he turned and walked away
I couldn't think of what to say
when plane engines fall through your roof
and I broke my knee while walking down the street that I live in
While no one was passing by

Life moves along and it trickles down the cheeks of every beautiful boy
Time comes along and it breaks every bone in your spine

Into the flight of night
Insomnia strikes and hopes alight
We set ourselves up to fall
So we stargaze and we write down all the things that we'll do
Fall into the river our pockets full of stones
Full of stones..

Chorus, etc.

Copyright, 2007
ling86 (less)

I can't get this song out of my brain!

I was listening to Christmas music on the radio last night and this song came on "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" and now I cannot get that crappy song out of my head!!!!!!

Have you heard it? By Gayla Peevey........holy crap......I cannot stand freaks me out!! It has the creepiest sounding voice on the song......reminds me of a Munchkin singing is just creepy.

AND once you have heard is near impossible to remove it from the soundtracks in your brain.....

I have been listening to "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" marathon since I heard it last night.

It is very much like Chinese water torture.....slow.......relentless........persistent......inescapable.

AND NOW SHARE the insanity........go ahead......I triple dog dare you to give it a listen!


Song Lyrics: I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas(1953)
Words and music by John Rox
performed by Gayla Peevey

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don't want a doll, no dinky Tinkertoy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don't think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
He won't have to use our dirty chimney flue
Just bring him through the front door,
that's the easy thing to do

I can see me now on Christmas morning,
creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise
when I open up my eyes
to see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses
I only like hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me too

Mom says the hippo would eat me up, but then
Teacher says a hippo is a vegetarian

There's lots of room for him in our two-car garage
I'd feed him there and wash him there and give him his massage

I can see me now on Christmas morning,
creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise
when I open up my eyes
to see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles or rhinoceroseses
I only like hippopotamuseses
And hippopotamuses like me too!

Click here to listen 'I-Want-A-Hippopotamus-For-Christmas---Gayle-Peevey'

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Sunday......and I am incredibly tired.......

I did not get a lot of sleep last night. I did not sleep in today and woke up with a migraine. BUT I am thankful for so many things......and counting my blessings in my life.