Château d’Alleuze, France (by ©HTO3)
You know, I really like France.
I want to go to Annecy again. It’s such a beautiful place….
just a friendly reminder that for over a hundred years, pit bulls used to be referred to as “the nanny dog” and their main job was as babysitters.
- in temperance tests (the equivalent of how many times your kid can poke your dog in the eye before it bites him) of all breeds the most tolerant was the golden retriever. the second most tolerant was the pit bull. temperament evaluations by the american temperament test society give american pit bull terriers a very high passing rate of 82.6%, while the average passing rate for the other 121 dog breeds tested was only 77%.
- pit bulls are not naturally human aggressive. in fact pit bull puppies prefer human company to their mother’s two weeks before all other dogs.
- no spayed/neutered, indoor pit bull has ever killed a person.
- contrary to the popular myth, pit bulls DO NOT have locking jaws.
- approximately 6000 pit bulls are put to death every day, by far the highest number of any breed euthanized.
we had pit bulls when I was a baby and i climbed on them and did normal baby stuff to dogs and they never once bit me.
If I were ever to have kids and a dog, I’d get a pit bull. They’re definitely one of the sweetest and most loyal breeds, and the most patient with children.
We had a pitbull when I was a little kid and she was the sweetest dog ever. She used to sleep in the bed with me and I’d lay on her and everything.
I got so much back-up on facebook when I made quite a critical comment on a post about happy-(rabbit)meat that my faith in humanity grew a little.
Soycrates Book Giveaway!
It’s finally time for the book giveaway I’ve been anticipating. There will be two winners, each getting two books. The first winner will get their selection of either Down and Out or Existentialism and either Vegan Gourmet or Single Vegan (click images above to see titles). The second runner-up will then receive the books that our primary prize winner opted out of. Simple rules, awesome books.
Here are the details:
- You must be following me to win. But that’s not such a horrible thing, is it? I think I’m a pretty charming blogger…
- Reblogs only, likes do not count. (Please just pretend that the like button doesn’t even exist. If you like this post just like it inside your mind)
- Only reblog once, since re-re-re-re (and so forth) blogging will not raise your chances of winning. Lot less work for you and me and less clutter on your dash.
- I will attempt to be shipping everywhere. If I have problems shipping to your exact location, just give me some time and I’ll work out the details no matter how hard.
- Contest ends 3 weeks from now, Tuesday February 12th, 2013 at noon (eastern time).
I will try to make sure that the books are in good condition but I can’t guarantee safety against the ruthlessness of mailmen. Good luck, and happy reading!
As much as I had liked my new post to be about my Paris trip, I haven’t finished it yet (the post, not the trip). Maybe altogether it’s not even a good idea to share something that personal here, I don’t know.
To another topic - I made some delicious cake yesterday night and while eating it with a lot of non-dairy whipped cream, my boyfriend and I listened to an episode of Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s food-for-thought podcast. I love her approach - she is so joyful, so positive and full of hope. But not only that, she’s also very well informed and a very good talker. Check out her website here: http://www.compassionatecook.com/
It’s not that I love to listen to her podcasts because it’s only brand-new information that she offers (because for a certain part, it’s not for someone who’s read several books about animals & animal rights), but because of her way to communicate this information. I think I can learn a lot from her.
I also recently purchased her book “Vegan’s Daily Companion”. I can only recommend it, really, especially when you’re really down from time to time. I mean, knowing about all the unnecessary suffering that is going on can really pull you down, right? So if you think you can need a little companion for all the 365 days of the year, here it is.
(wow, this sounds like advertisement)
The buns are doing great, btb!
They are so big now! I mean, when they moved in with me their weight was about 0,8 kg and now it’s around 1,7 kg!
Here’s a photo of them with their new bed (a birthday gift to me from my lovely boyfriend). There’s some German stuff written on the photos, but I’m too lazy to translate it. It’s just about the buns checking if the bed’s good stuff, haha.
And something else about bunnies - I ordered (the book) “Watership Down” today. I got myself “Tender is the night” some weeks ago and I also got “A Tale of Two Cities” for Christmas from my Pa, but I can’t get myself to read either of them now. I often experience this - that there’s a right time for a book and you always know when it is.
Now’s the time for neither of the two, but for a story about rabbits (at least I think so, I will only know definitely when I’ve read a couple of pages in the book).
Oh, and a third thing about bunnies - there’s a podcast Colleen did about and for them here: http://ec.libsyn.com/p/5/0/6/506c76088cd7b629/rabbits.mp3?d13a76d516d9dec20c3d276ce028ed5089ab1ce3dae902ea1d01cd8f3fd9cd5f4d22&c_id=2315498
enjoy the day/night !
This is one of my favorite quotes.