piasharn: (Blue Bird)


Meet Baby, the dog that the Obama family recently adopted. If you think something looks a bit odd about Baby, you're not imagining things. Baby only has three legs. She lost one of her limbs after years of mistreatment in a puppy mill, where her former owners also had her vocal cords removed so that they didn't have to listen to her cries.

Thank you, Barack Obama, for adopting a shelter animal. Thank you for choosing one that most people would overlook. Too often, people go straight for the healthy puppies and kittens without giving the older animals a second thought, much less ones who were neglected and abused.

I hope that your actions encourage more people to adopt animals from the Humane Society and raise awareness about the horrible conditions of puppy mills.

Hat tip: Miss Poppy

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] kutsuwamushi has brought it to my attention that Baby has not been adopted by the Obamas. The article I linked to doesn't actually state that they did adopt her. It appears that the photo above was taken to help promote "Baby's Bill", which is designed to close loopholes that allow puppy mill breeders to keep their animals in horrible conditions.

Sorry about that. That's what I get for not being as attentive towards my reading and research as I should be.
piasharn: (Blue Bird)


Meet Baby, the dog that the Obama family recently adopted. If you think something looks a bit odd about Baby, you're not imagining things. Baby only has three legs. She lost one of her limbs after years of mistreatment in a puppy mill, where her former owners also had her vocal cords removed so that they didn't have to listen to her cries.

Thank you, Barack Obama, for adopting a shelter animal. Thank you for choosing one that most people would overlook. Too often, people go straight for the healthy puppies and kittens without giving the older animals a second thought, much less ones who were neglected and abused.

I hope that your actions encourage more people to adopt animals from the Humane Society and raise awareness about the horrible conditions of puppy mills.

Hat tip: Miss Poppy

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] kutsuwamushi has brought it to my attention that Baby has not been adopted by the Obamas. The article I linked to doesn't actually state that they did adopt her. It appears that the photo above was taken to help promote "Baby's Bill", which is designed to close loopholes that allow puppy mill breeders to keep their animals in horrible conditions.

Sorry about that. That's what I get for not being as attentive towards my reading and research as I should be.
piasharn: (Peace by Brom)
I've heard it said that your blog isn't complete until you have posted pictures of your cats.

While I did publish some photos of my first cat upon her death, I have not yet shown any images of the two feline companions who have accompanied me these past few years.

It is time to remedy that situation. )

So those are my babies, and how our lives came to intersect. I've been laughed at before for my love of animals, and I'll certainly be laughed at many more times for it over the course of my life. Still, I'm extremely grateful for their presence in my life.

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