Saturday, February 19, 2011

1/3 Say Pets Listen Better

Okay, I know it's Huffpost, but this article made a lot of sense to me. I've only been married 3 months today and my pet rabbit Sadie is my official shrink and secret keeper. Interesting idea for a poll. Some interesting comments in there too. Enjoy. Heh heh, Cray Aiken.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bunnies, Bunnies, Everywhere...

...and not a drop to drink! If you can overdose on adorable, then the Colorado House Rabbit Society is the place to do it. I visited last weekend. I met some wonderful bunny people and I start my volunteer training this weekend. They are right in between where I work and live, only about ten minutes away. Does that seem like a sign? Here are some of the bunkind I will be working with. Ah, the air is thick with cuteness and the disapproval of healthy buns!

It's a little bunny stable! I loved it, it smelled just like a horse barn, like clean sweet hay and healthy herbivores.

Here are the outdoor runs where the buns can stretch their legs in warm weather.

The bunny barnyard.

Little Dee was fast asleep when I first got home.

But she woke up...

...and silently judged me, for coming home smelling like other bunnies. I believe from this look that I'm to understand she is deeply disappointed in me. But, she's just going to have to learn to share me.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Meet Joel Sartore

"My job is to...get people to see what's going on. It's not hopeless." -Joel Sartore

No, it's not hopeless. But getting the public to realize that simple things they do every day without thinking about them ( like flushing the toilet, throwing away recyclable things, and using non-biodegradable cleaning products), can have huge impacts on the natural world isn't easy. But we are past the point that thoughtlessness and ignorance are excuses. I came across this article last April and saved it. Giving voice to the voiceless is not hopeless, but it's no easy task and there need to be more people doing it. This is what I want to do, FIGHT THE APATHY! I would like to meet this man and pick his brain. And shake his hand.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Animality Studies @ CSU

This past fall (shortly before I met Marc Bekoff in Erie and had a Wayne's World "I'm not worthy" moment), I came across the Animality Studies program at CSU. And I realized the graduate program I'm looking for is right here in Colorado!

AND this Monday is the day. I get a chance to meet the director of the program. God, it's going to be a long weekend.