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Winter Storm and Etc…

I live in the area where we were hit by the snow storm in Western , NY. We were not hit as hard as a couple of towns that got 64 inches in 24 hours but it still was a lot of snow for a 24 hour period. We are to get pounded with more snow tomorrow. But I have to say it is beautiful and I have a great big window in the warm to enjoy the view! 

About a week before the storm I took this picture because I thought the moon threw the trees looked awesome

.Last but not least I was at a friends house today and I was looking out his balcony doors and saw this little chubby Robin and had to take it’s picture. This little lovely has been eating well. My friend said his neighbor has a bird feeder at the bottom branches of this tree.

My First Protest

Most  protests that go on are usually in a big city USA and sense I live in what is call way out there in the country I never get to participate in the protests that go on about my animal friends domestic or wild . Anyone that has ever took a peek into this blog knows I love my fur friends. I always take to the internet to fight the many battles for animals. Not today, today I participated in a protest in Holly , NY that is a couple counties over from me. The Protest against what is called the Squirrel Slam. The Holly Fire Dept has a contest every year to raise funds by the killing of innocent squirrels. Friends of Animals.org offered the Holly Fire Dept  money not to go on with the contest and it was more money than they would have made on the contest and they turned it down That in it self is bad enough but to add to it the contest let 12 years old and up participate in this contest/fundraiser of killing of small animals. I see this as a problem especially with the children being taught it is ok to kill a sentient being. It desensitizes the children .   Then they grow up and society has to deal with them.  Then they reward them with a prize for killing . No good can come out of this Protest3 or thisprotest 12 Or this protest 13Those squirrels are the reason I chose to protest as they have every right to live as we  do. I enjoy wildlife and I don’t want it to be killed off because of a contest/fundraiser.  NY Residents: Find your legislators and ask them to support the bills that will ban animal-killing contests in NY   :http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/. I put why I Protested and posted pictures of the end result of this contest Dead Squirrels. Now I will post of what we did as protesters.

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Edita of   Friends of Animal.org given the Fire Chef petiton to stop the squirrel Slam Contest.

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The protesters that are protesting the protesters

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Please take the time to let your Legislators know that animal killing contests should be no more.

Will I ever protest again you bet as long as I can get there I will always try to help my animal friends.

It’s Been Awhile…

It’s been awhile since I have posted anything and I am sorry for this as I do enjoy blogging. We have been having a pretty tough winter here and have been hiding out in the house. Sense the Temp has been so cold here my pups have been house bound. When I did take them outside we didn’t stay out very long as frostbite was a very real threat. Puppy paws and ears  are too important to take the chance. Yesterday we had yet another snow storm and I had to go out in it. Unavoidable.         I rode with my Neighbor who has the all wheel drive because my car is two-wheel drive and it is staying in the driveway.     I will wait until the snow melts to take it out! Right now I am not in shape to be digging out a car. Today we went out for a little while and it is still so cold and the freezing wind did not help at all. But we took a little walk and managed to trek to the mailbox. We all got some needed excersize.

I can’t wait for spring and will be so glad to have something to blog about !

Midnight Found her Career Posing with Sticks!

As I stated in my Blog Exploring our Little part of our World that I left out pictures that had sticks in them because that was a whole other Blog. Well this is that Blog.

Back in Jan of 2012 I wrote a Blog titled Sticks because I seen a fellow Blogger Emily Our Waldo Bungie write about her foster dog  Ginger Rogers Protector from  Sticks.  Sense then I have noticed Midnight prefers a stick over any toy there is.  Midnight is still protector from sticks.  

When Midnight first came to live with me she was put on a 40 ft lead as I didn’t know her well enough yet to let her go un leashed.  She did start her no lead training but even on the lead she managed to find sticks.

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After that stick

After that stick

she actually moved that log to get that stick. The stick got away

she actually moved that log to get that stick. The stick got away

So she found this one and after that she no longer would carry  short sticks . She had to have the long ones.

So she found this one and after that she no longer would carry short sticks . She had to have the long ones.

My friend and guide Kori and Midnight and of course the Stick.

My friend and guide Kori and Midnight and of course the Stick.

So when Midnight lost her stick she tried taken Kori's. I had to go find another stick for her so she would leave Kori's alone abd she would not take a short one it had to be a long one!

So when Midnight lost her stick she tried taken Kori’s. I had to go find another stick for her so she would leave Kori’s alone but she would not take a short one it had to be a long one!

After that she lost that one and decided to Explore with BabyGirl instead.

Exploring and night vision working well LOL

Exploring and night vision working well LOL

So while BabyGirl has had a career in Posing with Yogurt Cups and Midnight did try posing with Yogart Cups and they were to small for her to pose with so she tried this :

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But it didn’t really work out so I guess she found her new career in Posing with sticks  !

Exploring our Little part of the World

We   went on the hike down the creek that ended with waterfalls. I gave the ending away on my Wordless Wednesday. I just had to post the pick of BabyGirl and Midnight looking at them when we first arrived there at the falls.

The hike there was just awesome and we all had a great time. It was about 1  1/2 miles up the creek to the falls. We rested on a ledge by the falls and had our lunch and while everyone else was in the heat we had Mother Natures air conditioning. We started out about 11 am and ended at 4:30 pm for the entire hike and spending time at the falls.  I discovered Midnight could swim as some parts of the creek were deep enough for swimming and of coarse catching little fish and chasing floating sticks.  (next blog will be about the sticks. I didn’t post some pictures involving sticks because that is a whole other blog to write )

BabyGirl looking for the little fish.

BabyGirl looking for the little fish. I noticed her scooping water in her mouth and discovered she was trying to scoop fish.

A look ahead of what we were about to hike.
A look ahead of what we were about to hike.

My friend Kori with BabyGirl. Kori is the one who is showing me all the great spots in our area to explore.

My friend Kori with BabyGirl. Kori is the one who is showing me all the great spots in our area to explore.

BabyGirl stopping to look and see if she can find a fish snack.

BabyGirl stopping to look and see if she can find a fish snack.

Exploring and night vision working well LOL

Exploring and night vision working well LOL

More exploring

More exploring

A look at what's ahead to hike!

A look at what’s ahead to hike!

BabyGirl doesn't even slow down. She a true hiker and tackles it with ease.

BabyGirl doesn’t even slow down. She a true hiker and tackles it with ease.

Still has fish snacks on her mind LOL

Still has fish snacks on her mind LOL

A Happy BabyGirl

A Happy BabyGirl

A look ahead of what we are about to  enter

A look ahead of what we are about to enter

Another look ahead

Another look ahead

More exploring

More exploring

Mother Natures Beauty

Mother Natures Beauty

A look ahead. If you look threw the trees on the right you will see the falls.

A look ahead. If you look threw the trees on the right you will see the falls.

Midnight leading the way

Midnight leading the way

Arrival at the Falls

Arrival at the Falls. Just to note the only way to reach these falls is the creek hike we took.

The girls stopping to take in the Falls

The girls stopping to take in the Falls

A very Happy BabyGirl

A very Happy BabyGirl

Midnight testing her climbing skills

Midnight testing her climbing skills

Climbing skills excellent !

Climbing skills excellent !

Special Thanks to Kori my guide who is showing me many wonderful places to explore in my little part of the world.

Special Thanks to Kori my guide who is showing me many wonderful places to explore in my little part of the world.

 

Interruption of Spring

I woke up this morning and opened the door to let the dogs out and this is what I saw. A interruption of Spring.

 

 

 

 

 

The Birds were out in all this. I wondered how they liked all the ice on the branches.

 

Today Spring Begins……NOT

Today Spring Begins......NOT

Animal Advocacy

For anyone interested in Animal Advocacy I have started another Blog Paws Abilities 4 Paws . 

It is about our Shelter System that needs change, my view of our shelter systems and of course and always there are pets that need help getting out of that system.

I have a dog (Midnight) now a part of my family that was in that system. If I had not seen her on my Facebook page she would have been killed the next morning. I saw her and welcomed her into my home. This was Midnight when in that system Image

New York City Care and Control Manhattan Center

This is Midnight Now

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Please Adopt don’t Shop!

My Nephews First Art Exhibit

 

Art Gallery, Corning, Southern Tier, Market Street, My first piece in an Art Exhibit

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