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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Justice for animals by Skeeter

I just wanted to pass along a bit of justice for animal lovers today. In our GA paper this morning was a nice little article I wanted to share with y’all….

Man to serve 3 years for throwing puppy
Charleston, SC.

A judge sentenced a man to three years in prison for tossing a 10-week old puppy off an apartment balcony during an argument with his girlfriend.

The Yorkiepoo was in a soft-sided container, suffered head injuries and had to be put to death.

Javon Patrick Morris, 22, apologized for throwing the puppy off a North Charleston balcony last March and pleaded guilty to animal cruelty.

The judge, who has owned nine dogs, said he was obligated to hand down a tough sentence.

If only all judges would take animal cruelty this serious. Maybe there would be less of it to happen….

The picture is of our neighbors Rat terrier Zip-Zip when he was a puppy. I snapped this picture when we had our first puppy sitting date with the cute little baby. How could anyone hurt such a cute thing? Just boggles my mind…

posted by Skeeter at 10/27/2007 09:44:00 AM


Blogger Sandy said...

I read the same brief in our paper. I also read one about a well-know case in Nashville, I believe, about a guy being found gulity of a crime he committed last year, where he kicked a dog to death, a little Yorkie named Gizmo.

It's about time animal cruelty is taken seriously by all. Judges need to know that men often harm or kill a girlfriend's or wife's pet as a way to get to her. Makes me wish I were a judge!

And what a cute puppy picture! Reminds me of a terrier mix we had as kids, Misty, a great dog that was black and white like the puppy (no brown though). She died when I was in Korea.

Saturday, October 27, 2007 5:30:00 PM  
Blogger Kitten said...

Skeeter, what a beautiful little neighbor dog you have there. Looking at his eyes, I feel like I have met him somewhere????

You mentioned red beans and rice. I have a fabulous recipe for that dish. Yep, Saint would follow me home for that one. Funny story - I made this dish for my son-in-law once in Denver. It was soooo good. I put lefovers in dish for his next day dinner and turned to put it into the 'fridge and dropped the whole thing in the floor. By the look on son-in-law's face, I wasn't sure if he wanted to smack me or get down on floor and start licking (hee-hee).

Saturday, October 27, 2007 7:23:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

Ha Ha Sandy, when I saw the picture before I read any of the comments, I thought how much that puppy looked like Misty. I had to call mom to look at it too. Misty was that great dog that used to let us dress her up in baby clothes and prop in in the corner of the sofa to take pictures. Of course, in true "Sandy" fashion, you were far away when I had to have her put to sleep and then deal with Mom and Dad's sorrow along with my own.

Now my question is, are people more partial to dogs that look like the FIRST dog they ever owned?

While I certainly love ALL dogs, I do have a special place in my heart for those that look like this adorable little Zip-Zip.

Saturday, October 27, 2007 8:10:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

I would make a real good Judge in handling animal cases. I can see it now, the Bailiff walks into the courtroom and announces, “All rise. The Honorable Judge Dragon presiding.” From that point on, the accused will have nothing but FEAR in their hearts. They could only wish they were getting Judge Judy. I would be what they would call “a hanging judge”. I believe that the punishment should fit the crime. For this idiot that threw the puppy off the balcony, I would tell him, “I have a trebuchet. How much do you weigh?” For those that put a dog on a short chain and stake them out in the hot sun with no food and water and make them sleep where they poop, I would say “What is your neck size?”

I don’t want to give any more heinous examples, because it angers me to think too much about it. But, all you Pet People know exactly the kinds of things that I mean. The punishment should make the abuser realize how it feels to be helpless and hurt. Just like the dogs and cats. For the appropriate humiliation factor, every animal abuser should be placed in the stock in the middle of the busiest part of town, wearing nothing but a red thong.

Speaking of thongs, where oh where is DaisyLouu?? I eagerly anticipate the arrival of those Daisy Duke shorts….oh, I mean I eagerly anticipate her arrival. I’m going into countdown mode now. We are under two weeks until the great Dragon and Daisy meeting. I know all of my wenches are as excited as I am. Well, okay, maybe not. And, does anyone know a good, secure, location where I can stash Guinevere for a few days???

I know I haven’t posted since the Fur Ball Bash. I think they did rather well raising all that money for the poor, precious pets. I’ve got to tell you, Flyboy made the best damn biker dude I’ve ever seen. He definitely reminded me of a few guys I ran with back in my wild younger days.

Red beans and rice. Let me tell you about red beans and rice. When wifey poo first invited me up to the house to impress me with her womanly ways and her domestic abilities, she cooked red beans and rice. My thought was “what the hell is this?” I have never had such a dish in my life. What does a man do?? Does he react honestly and say “what the hell is this?”, knowing he won’t get any later? Or, does he suck it up and close his eyes and actually eat it, hoping not to puke it up all over the table?? Well, come to find out, I decided to eat it, and it actually turned out to be pretty good. So, it worked out doubly nice that night. I got a good meal and a pretty decent piece of a$$. Damn, the things we men go through for you women.

Saturday, October 27, 2007 8:39:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Nice to know that Dragon is only thinking of his precious Daisy coming for a vist, when I'm driving all that way there by my poor little self to join in the pet people fun and finally meet everyone in person INCLUDING Dragon. Sniff sniff

Saturday, October 27, 2007 10:57:00 PM  
Blogger Guinevere said...

Poor dear Adrienne, please don't have your feelings hurt. You see, Dragon (like most males) is very visually oriented. He has seen pictures of Daisylouu in her Daisy Duke shorts, and has been salivating ever since. As far as I know, no photos of you have ever graced the blog. If they had, I'm sure he would be just as eager to see you in person as he is Miss Daisy.

I'm not sure I like the sound of being "stashed" for a few days. I'll have to keep my eyes on the scaly one for the next week or so. Skeeter, check on me periodically to make sure I haven't disappeared. Or, maybe you should check on HIM. A pretty decent piece of a$$ indeed. HMPH!

Sunday, October 28, 2007 1:49:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

What do you mean "In true Sandy fashion I was far away?"


No one stopped you from joining the military!!!

Red beans and rice. I've only ever eaten the kind from a box (Zatarans?) and thought it was pretty good, so I'm sure I'd LOVE a home made recipe!

Sunday, October 28, 2007 9:36:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Dont let that cute little puppy face fool you! This little fellow has grown up and is such a monster at times! Still our bud though…

Dragon, how dare you not be looking forward to meeting Adrienne as well as your Daisy Duke shorts wearing one…. Bad boy… I think Guinevere is on to something with the visuals though. Most men must have a Play book in order to function… LOL Daisylouu, if Dragon locks you up in the Dungeon, I will snap lots of pictures for you to use as evidence in court…. Adrienne, bring a leather whip and I will hold the Dragon down so you can give him a spanking for his mistakes...

Oh my goodness Kitten. The Saint probably would have played doggie and lapped up those red beans and rice on the floor! We were in CO for a year and I found the cooking a bit different while there. Did you find it different when you made the dish?

We gave the girls their winter fur cuts yesterday. Wow, was that a tough one. You would think that after all the hair cuts that the Saint and I give them; they would be okay with it by now. Not so. It took us about 3 hours to clip them this go round. Sheba was the worst wiggle worm ever! I was ready to strangle her. Even though I had given them Puddy cures (clipped claws) before the hair cuts, Cheetah still gave the Saint a good scratch on the neck. My arms are so sore today from holding them down. My punishment hun, Sandy???

Sunday, October 28, 2007 10:33:00 AM  
Blogger dragon said...

Adrienne, Adrienne, Adrienne, what can I say?? I am only a mere male Dragon. I was dazzled by Daisylouu’s Daisy Duke shorts. You know the old saying, “Once you’ve seen it, you’ve got to touch it”. Well, okay, maybe not. But that is the way my Dragon brain thinks. I send a thousand and one apologies for causing you such emotional distress and anguish. Never, never I say, in my adult Dragon days, have I wanted to cause anguish to one of my mere females. But, since I operate on a mere 3 brain cells, it is to be expected at one time or another. If it will make you feel better, I will cause pain to myself for my dastardly deed. I will even go so far as to allow Guinevere to get the belt out and spank me. Speaking of Guinevere, I need to ditch the b***h quick! Maybe I can tell her they are having some big humongous sale over in Knoxville that weekend. Wenches, I am open for suggestions here. But, back to you Adrienne, I offer my humblest apologies. If there is anything I can do to alleviate your pain and suffering, please let me know what it is.

Sandy, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand the statement, "In true Sandy fashion." Maybe one day you will understand, but I doubt it. And also, red beans and rice in a box!! What’s up with that?? Poor Boss. I just can’t understand why he has continued to suffer all these many years. Maybe I can rent Guinevere out to the Boss to provide him with a meal that doesn’t come in a box.

Skeeter, Skeeter—oh please!!! I can only dream of being held down and whipped by my wenches.

And about the Humane Society party, I must confess that I had a really good time, and met some new people. I just want to take this opportunity to say hi to Denise, Rachael, Julie, Vickie, and Charlie. I must say that Charlie was quite a hoot. I enjoyed her quite immensely.

Sunday, October 28, 2007 1:36:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Dragon, Thank you for your humble apology. Whips will not be needed unless requested. As for ending my suffering....Tequila! LOL!!

Sunday, October 28, 2007 7:11:00 PM  
Blogger ashley said...


Monday, October 29, 2007 12:44:00 AM  
Blogger tina said...

It is good judges are sentencing animal abusers seriously, but I think the sentences need to start with animal neglect. Those owners who don't take care of their dogs well and let them run free to be killed or worse. We usually don't hear much about the neglect cases.

Monday, October 29, 2007 9:50:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Dragon, I'm glad to see you admit that you operate on only three brain cells. We all knew that already. :)

Monday, October 29, 2007 12:11:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

It's ok Ashley--test the waters, then jump right in! We won't bite--well, once again I have to point a finger at Skeeter cuz she can nip abit(LOL, I love my Skeeter)--but we're a nice bunch of folks when it all boils down to it. We can be crazy and hazey, but throw us a crisis like the one the Humane Society in Dover is dealing with, and we snap into attack mode.Come on and join us!

Monday, October 29, 2007 1:02:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Hello Ashley...
We are here and awaitin your chit chat... B, I dont bite, well not too hard....Arf arf...

Monday, October 29, 2007 9:20:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Dragon, I've never been prouder of my sweet brother than now after reading how you would rule if you were judge! I think you ahve got it right and the punidhment should fit the crime! I have cried over poor little Gizmo and that piece of crap they call a human who kicked him like a football! I hope he does go to jail and for a long time! If only all judges would order the right jail time for these wastes of good oxygen on our earth.
Now on your coments about Gunievere shame on you! You sure showed your man colors there! You should be licking her feet for the way she treats you. I am taking up for my sister-in-law here.
And Skeeter waht were you thinking with the talk of the whips? You know good and well that is one of Dragon's favorite games, hello there girl.
Yes Tina they need to punish the beglectful people too as well as the ones who tie thier poor dogs to trees. There is a cat I see who has a collar that looks like it is almost growing into it's neck and the bell ( well what used to be a bell but has no clapper anymore ) is so rusted you hardly know what it is. It is so pityful! The cat doesn't seem too bothered by it as it roams the neighborhood when it feels like it but it bothers me!

Ashley, come on in, we really are a sweet and kind group here except when one of the precious animals have been mistreated or necglected then we gang together and all hell breaks loose!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 12:52:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Skeeter, you should adopt Zip Zip, it sounds like he doesn't ahve a very good life at home.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 12:52:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Skeeter, you should adopt Zip Zip, it sounds like he doesn't ahve a very good life at home.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 12:52:00 PM  
Blogger ashley said...

Thank you for the warm welcome! I have been reading the blog for a while now. I just learned how to post comments from reading Staceys' new blog.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 3:06:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

YAY!!!!!! Skeeter and Sweetie were right. They both said I should do an entire topic about how to register for blogging. I have seen lots of new names on my blog since then and now Ashley too! I think those of us that have been doing it for so long just assume everybody else knows how. We forget that when we all first started, we needed help too.

So, Ashley, WELCOME to posting and not just reading. Dive right in. You are cordially invited to join us for the upcoming Pet People gathering.

We do occasionally bite, but we have all had our shots. LOL

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 7:11:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Pam, I think you are confusing Zip with the other neighbors that have Kie the warrior dog and now his two brides. Their names are too hard to remember. Anyway, Kie and brides are the Rhodesian Ridgeback that are not treated as though we think they should be. They are the ones that let the dogs get to the geese and also they let their cats die by being run over in the street and the chicken’s disappeared one by one. I like to think they went through the woods and found a better home.... I don’t like to look at those people much less their tacky yard! Zip on the other hand is one spoilt doggie. He goes everywhere mommy goes and he has a pampered life! He is so ornery, I don’t want him!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 9:14:00 PM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.

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