Monthly Archives: March 2013

Earth Hour 2013 And Me

Yay,  it’s Earth Hour this Saturday at 8:30 p.m. If you have been in the pillows and haven’t heard of this well it’s about time you did.  It all started 9 years ago in Sydney Australia  and  now it is a global event every year in over 7000 cities in 152 countries.  Seriously.

 It is a pack like thing to me-where everyone gets together for one goal-turn the lights off for just one hour to show your concern for the environment.  It’s a movement so you need to jump on board and join the pack.    Check out this video and then go to EarthHour.org for all the pack particulars.

Natural world

BTW-The World Wildlife fund has a very cool challenge.  It’s called “I will if you will” meaning what will you do to help the planet-and if I Willow do it-will you?  Hmm, I have pondered over what exactly would be something apropos...and I have it.

I will request that Lynn refill my abc bones  (already been chewed) instead buying a new one. Brilliant right?  Sometimes I amaze my green self.  J  Just think, the fillings are endless-peanut butter, can food, yogurt, or….ice cream!  Organic of course.  Think how many abc bones we would save, and how many animals, and how many trips to the store, and how much $$$.  It beyond me to add it all up-but I know it would be a ton.

So…if I can do it…you can do it.  Turn your lights off and cuddle up with your fav pack member for an hour or, at the veerrrry least -turn your darn lightboxes off  **

Side note from Lynn  lightboxes are computers and televisions to Willow; she’s so smart-she’s got a clue.

Be green and make the world happy!

Your fav green greyhound,

Willow

The Humane Society’s Animal Oscars-The Genesis Awards

It’s that time when the Humane Society singles out the years’ articles, undercover videos, movies, and television reporting of animal issues for the Genesis Awards-their own version of the Academy Awards. As much as I enjoy the Academy’s, winning movies & actors; I can’t help the level of admiration (and envy) I have even more so, for those who bring awareness to the multitude of animal welfare issues happening now.  These nominees all chose unpopular genres that rub noses, offend sensibilities, buck society, and expose that which needs to be heard, seen, and written about.

Every week someone will say to me “Oh I don’t want to see that” or worse,      “I don’t want to know about these things I will never eat ____ or wear a ____again”.   I say, “Maybe you ought to”.  Ignorance is said to be bliss-but in my mind only.. to the self centered.  What one does not know, does not effect them or their comfortable life routine.

Friends of Elephants

Live An Animals Life

  Maybe if someone read the article on how their eggs in ShopRite came from tortured and lame hens, they would think twice and buy eggs from free range farms…if they care about the pain of a fellow creature.

 Maybe if they saw the documentary of 11,000 elephants a year (30 a day) just in Tanzania alone, that are poached for the Chinese ivory, demand they would think twice before buying anything Chinese…if they mourn for years at losing a family member like the elephants do.

Maybe if they watched the expose video of trusting, docile cows huddling in fear while being shackled, and shocked they would think twice about the road they drive in their leather seats to get a burger. …if they have ever feared being tricked to complacency and then mugged and worse.

The Animal Lovers

The Genesis Awards spotlight an array of animal issues, awarding them with grateful applause and well deserved awards in the humane world.  Some are celebrities that risk their image to bring up any issue they feel must be, while others are everyday people who take their lives in hand going undercover inside mega corporate operations and hostile countries.   Whatever caliber or walk of life-they are all heroes and deserve our admiration and thanks.  Without these inquisitive,  brave, and/or outspoken people; animal atrocities  would continue to be hidden and we would never know the extreme cost paid by, nor the sacrifice these animals have gone through-for our benefit, comfort, and entertainment.

What You Can Do Right Now

I urge you to please, please visit even one link above and learn what is happening to our fellow creatures every minute of every day in every corner of the world.  You don’t need to donate money, pick up a sign, or put your life on the line because as a real human being you will be enlightened, shocked, and feel their pain; and you will change your ways all by yourself and that is the key to helping them-our habits.  If…you know you are not the only one in the world.

 What We Do For You-For The Animals

Shop for the animals in our Flowers For A Cause in store and here online.  Every time you order any of these flower arrangements I donate the 25% profit to the designated cause to help the animals. If you don’t see the animal of your heart-just tell or email me and I will make any arrangement you like for any animal benefit you like.  Because… when there is something wrong, those who have the ability to take action... have the responsibility to take action-and I do.

farm animal rescue

One of our benefits for the Farm Animal Sanctuary.

With a thank you out to my Mother who taught me to remember the animals always-first,

Lynn