Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Calling all Californians (top part of post!)

From an e-mail i got from Animal Place
( http://www.animalplace.org/ )

Californians - Your Help Needed!

SB 1578, a bill that would outlaw the chaining of dogs is headed to the Governor.

Please contact Gov. Schwarzenegger and ask him to support this important piece of legislation.

It is very easy to do - just follow the instructions.

Call (916) 445-2841

Press 1 for English
Press 2 when prompted "to voice your opinion on legislation"
Press 4 (for senate bill 1578)
Press 1 to support

That's it! You don't even need to talk to a person to voice your support!
(i did it & it was painless, trust me!)


Coming up soon (Oct. 2), for anyone interested, is (drumroll, please):
World Farm Animals Day!

A "die-in" staged in Israel for last year's WFAD:


My friend since age 8, Heidi, a cat-loving vegan who lives in Tucson, Ariz. (her Web site: http://intelligentinsights.biz/ ), sent me this link. It's really, really good!

A S.C.U.B.A.-diving cat. Unbelievable!

<----- Heidi, in sweater & blue jeans, is on right, Tammy, the mother of these three cute kids and also a friend of mine since i wuz 8, wearing pink & black, is left.


Jane M said...

OMG!!!! I have never seen anything like that diving cat!!!! Amazing.....Lacey told me not to get any ideas though.

Tanya Kristine said...

crap. that number doesn't work for me. i'll try again tomorrow morning.

unless today was teh last day.

Tanya Kristine said...

ohmygod. i'm getting one for kody!

funny becuase tnoight i actually bought a kid trailer that attaches to my bike and my bro is gonna modify it for me sokody can ride in it...i'll get some pictures..

Anonymous said...

Marty and I were cracking up at the scuba diving cat. How cute and dontcha just love her doggie pal? Those two melt my heart.

laura jesser said...

Good stuff... The "die-in" looks pretty intense. I'm at work right now so I'll have to watch the SCUBA diving cat later! :)

Emmy said...

That scuba diving cat video is amazing. So cute! What a lovely pic of you with your friends. Everyone looks so happy. That leopard print outfit is so adorable on your friend's daughter. And thanks for the heads up about World Farm Animals Day :)

Harmonia said...

Hi! Sorry you are still having problems commenting on my blog! I am thinking about putting a Tagboard on my goodies page for those who are having problems commenting since I don't know how to fix it. What do you think about that? jw

Nikki said...

I am so SO glad that there's that type of legislation on board in CA! It makes me want to move there!

Great picture! Everyone looks so happy!

Shananigans said...

I called the gov to support the bill!

Love the picture of you and your friends :)

That scuba cat is something else! Wild.

Kody said...

okay. it worked. i did it. (tanya kristine)

meesh said...

I will call the govenor on my lunch break today. I remember hearing about that proposal a while back and I think it's a great idea. It's so sad to see a dog just chained up and forgotten in the back yard all the time. Personally, I think if you can't be bothered to take propper care of a pet, then you don't deserve to have one. But then I'm a little nutty about the critters. :)
Who knew that cats could swim, much less scuba dive? Love that video!
Is it weird that I think the idea of holding a "die in" for farm animals would be cool? Maybe next year I could organize something on my college campus. Think the adminsitration would approve? lol

Sonya said...

Cute pictures of you and the kiddies! If I lived in the States, I would TOTALLY try the number.

bazu said...

Since I'm still legally a CA resident, I should call that number, thank you so much for the heads up. That die-in in Israel looks interesting-I"m always interested in animal rights/veg. movements around the world. Are there a lot of Israeli vegetarians? (I'm always so pessimistic about vegetarianism/veganism, since I found out that less than 1% of Americans are veg... booooo)

Kareno said...

A scuba diving cat! Hilarious. Now I have seen everything. I am going to get Ginger her own scuba getup now. She will be so pleased with me.

Candi said...

Hi Kleo! Thanks for all the great links and info! I love World Farm Animals Day! I wonder what they will have in my area! I will totally be a part of it.

THe SCUBA cat is a riot. I was nervous for the cat at first, then I saw it paddling away beside his doggie brother. They really look like they are spoiled and loving it!!

Britty said...

Hi Kleo!!

I liked reading about World Farm Animal Day! I hope they have something in Seattle for that. I know Candi and I will go. :)

Thanks for the info!

Vicki said...

What a beautiful photo of you, kleo -- you all look so happy. :o) that scuba diver cat is amazing -- animals are amazing. very cool stuff.

Gaia said...

That was amazing ! Thank you for the link :)

I agree with Vicki : you really do look happy ! And you are always so photogenic. How do you do it ?

I will I could call the Governor :D

Jennifer C. said...

Hi Kleo,

Thought you might enjoy this link:


Thanks for the heads up on WFAD! I'm going to search for some events in my area right now!

Melody said...

Is it wrong that I will call even though I don't live in CA?

Urban Vegan said...

Every state should have that no-chain law.

That cat is amazing--he really enjoys the water--must be a Pisces. ;)

Vicki said...

thought of you b/c i just clipped dan's bizarro to put with the collection on the fridge -- you know... the one w/Cheney's stuffed foot on the mantle! LOL! :o)

Anonymous said...

Wow - friends since you were 8...that's great that you all are still close.

You always post such interesting things -- it either makes me think or laugh.

Jackie said...

The scuba diving cat is amazing knowing how most of them ate water :)

Great picture of you and your friends.

The Lone Beader said...

That scuba diving cat video is cool. Who would have thunk it? LOL