MaryHaight

MaryHaight

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390 weeks ago @ http://peggyfrezon.blo... - Blog the Change and Me · 0 replies · +1 points

This is a really helpful approach for those who might feel they should not speak up when they see people doing silly or just plain wrong things to animals. Each situation is different and circumstances might not always allow for an intervention. As someone from the animal welfare world with lots of board level and volunteer shelter experience, I seem to have no problem giving people a piece of my mind. It was not always this way! Approaching someone and suggesting to them they do not understand why the dog is barking, proof of which is the dog does not "shut up" when told is not easy;) But, there's an opportunity to educate and create change in the bond between that guy and his dog, so why not? As long as there is low risk of violence against you. I find people's expectations of their dogs are sometimes crazy - dogs are not doing it "on purpose" just to aggravate their person. It's the dark side of anthropomorphizing. Often this direct approach snaps people out their anger and makes them look at their own actions. Other times they swear at you to mind your business and hate you forever. But you tried to reach out and help the dog, the guy, and the community. That's how I look at it;) Best of luck!

393 weeks ago @ Healthy Eats - More Help for Healthy ... · 1 reply · +1 points

Where are the share buttons??

394 weeks ago @ Dancing Dog Blog - An Amazon Adventure Ev... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hello Gundrun - so pleased you found this story! Thanks for the confirmation on the ginger plant and all the best for your continued success!

394 weeks ago @ Dancing Dog Blog - Humane Education,The W... · 0 replies · +1 points

I agree - it is a great program and now that Amazon CARES has their own 501c3 to make donations deductible, I hope for many more organizations and individuals to get involved =)

394 weeks ago @ Dancing Dog Blog - Humane Education,The W... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks, Pete - I think that's an excellent idea also!

394 weeks ago @ Dancing Dog Blog - Humane Education,The W... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for sharing - and yes, children are a proven pathway to changing the society they live in. It's wonderful to contribute to these programs however we can, sharing it with all your friends on FB and elsewhere!

394 weeks ago @ Dancing Dog Blog - FDA Update on Jerky Tr... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Kevin! Good to hear your thoughts....it's amazing how quickly a report like this gets reduced to a distortion. That distortion suddenly becomes "fact" in people's re-reporting leaving false impressions in many minds. What is true is not always quickly or easily discerned.

394 weeks ago @ Dancing Dog Blog - An Amazon Adventure Ev... · 0 replies · +1 points

The Ocelot gets walked every day so he or she has a territory to patrol;) And yes, Gudrun caught the butterfly so we could get a photograph which was amazing in itself!

395 weeks ago @ Dancing Dog Blog - An Amazon Adventure Ev... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for taking a look, Edie =) It was an excellent adventure!

395 weeks ago @ Dancing Dog Blog - An Amazon Adventure Ev... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for checking it out, Kevin!