bunnylove: (Jack <33333)
Some of you may already know about the slaughter of 100 healthy sled dogs in Whistler (the link takes you to the first article, no pictures of anything bad, but just a warning that if you do read it it does have some graphic details about what happened). Along with most people of the community here, I am disgusted, disturbed and just sad about the whole thing. Also having owned a sled dog (Jackson, who is in my icon) it hits a bit harder to home. I wish I could do the same to the people who did this to these poor dogs. This could have been handled so much better, even if it had to come to putting them down there are so many more humane ways to do it. I am really shocked that the worker who was ordered to do this went through with it or didn't even reach out to the police or an animal agency about this. It was said that this guy spent a lot of time with these dogs and had affection for them. I just don't understand what kind of human being would do that if that were the case. I wish that animal cruelty carried harsher criminal chargers as well, because I think that could help in some cases.

Sadly this isn't anything new, it happens everyday in every country. I just wish the people who did these kinds of things knew what it was like for the animal, then they'd think twice.
bunnylove: (Jack <33333)

I bet this is what Jackson looked like when he was a baby. We got him when he was 11 months old, so he was already pretty much full grown (over 90 pounds). God, they're so effing cute.

I miss my baby.
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They're cutting down tree's. They're putting up reindeer. And singing songs of joy and peace. Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on.

I've been debating really what to write, good, bad, the ugly, the fuzzy, but I'm sitting here still stuck on really how to say how I feel. I guess some things you cannot put into words.

Anyway, some of you have been with me on here and other places a long time and know that the past few years hasn't been the best for our family, but things are finally a bit more stable. Things don't look a whole lot better money wise, but things are moving. Dad has a new job, I'm still at my job and going to school, mum's been at her job almost a year and still hates it. LOL But she does it anyway and for that I couldn't be prouder. Mum's make a hell of a lot of sacrifices and if we know it or not sometimes there's just nothing you can do or say to really say how greatful you are to them. I know I am. I lucked out big time with her and my dad. Even though my family life wasn't the best I still had two loving parents who always wanted the best for me and encouraged whatever I wanted to do. I really couldn't ask for more.

Also all of you here on LJ, on-line and in RL. Sometimes the power of LJ/on-line fandoms just cannot be put in place. You guys lift me up when I'm sad/mad/bitchy/hormonal/happy/sappy/emo/horny :P, and again I cannot put into words at the kindness and joy that I feel for you all. I really is a miracle. 95% I've never talked to in RL or met in person, we just met through here or on another board or whatever. Fandom may have it's wanks and it's idiot fans, but really the power of fandom brings so many people together it's insane. Before I got into LOTR ect., I didn't really have any friends and then I met a select few who really changed my life and took me on a whole different journey. Fandoms may change, crushes may change, but a lot of you I'm still connected to and I feel very blessed.

Thank you, everyone. I wish you nothing but love and laughter and joy for this Christmas and all through the new year. I know sometimes I'm not always there for you, we all have RL things that take away stuff, but know that I am always here. Always feel free to comment or leave me a note if something you want me to look at. Sometimes my mind is like a sieve and I say I'll do something then completely forget. We all do it, we're only human.

This Christmas will be a bit different this year though. I lost my boy this past June. In some ways I still can't wrap my head around it, I don't think it will really ever sink in. Sitting there at the vets that day was just.... I can't say. I don't want to say. That's for me and him. All I know is that it was time and I have very good memories of him. Jackson was my first dog and you never forget your first dog, cat, fish, bird, hamster or whatever. There's nothing else quite like your first fuzzy (or feathered or finned). Sometimes I find myself just tearing up at odd moments about him, then the moment passes and I smile because he was a goof and did some pretty bad stuff that we laugh at now (except on a few matters, but those are for another day).

Miss you lots.

Despite all my trials these past months and few years I am still a very blessed individual. I have my health, my family is in relatively good health, I have a home that we have been in for a year and a half now, I have friends and I have laughs. Many, many people cannot say the same thing. All I can do is wish them that they have some sort of happiness and joy in their life.

I have a cat staring and meowing at me and waiting to be lifted on to the couch, so I'll wrap up.

Even if you don't read this, basically I wish you all the very best in everything for this season and the new year to come (2007, wtf?!).

4th year using this banner and I still love it. *G*
bunnylove: (NCIS - Gibbs DiNozzo)
I owe people comments. I'm sorry, I'm just behind and after the past few days... you understand. ;)

I'm feeling better. Emotionally and spiritually. I'm still sad about Jack, but I'm not crying as much. I'm beginning to look back and smile. I don't think it will ever stop hurting, but like others have said it gets better with time. I'm working on getting a tattoo for him. I just need to get a quote on a price and then save up for it.

So yesterday we found my kitty, Eowyn. After 4 days and nights of worrying ourselves sick, we found her and good thing we did. She got locked in the garage of the house across the street from us. The people who live there are really elderly, so they probably didn't hear her. The ladies sister was staying there and said she thought she heard meowing in the middle of the night. The lady came over to tell this to my mum and said that when she takes her sister home she'll come back and get my mum and she can have a look around the yard/garage. But she never came back.

After walking around the neighbourhood last night for about an hour posting flyers, we come home and I just called out Eowyn for whatever reason. By some miracle I heard a meow and followed it to the garage and there she was. Hearing her broke my heart, she was just so scared and wanted out so badly. No food or water for 4 days, we had no idea what condition she was in. All this was taking place at about 9pm at night, btw. We ring the doorbell and nothing. They were out and we had no idea where or when they'd be back.

Mum and I tried to open the garage door and the side door. Nothing. We even tried taking the hinges out. Nothing. The whole time Eowyn is just frantic, I'm crying and shoving food through a crack in the door and pouring water down it. I could hear her eating and if we even moved 3 feet away from the door she would panic.

For 2 hours we waited out there and still no one came home. Finally one of the neighbours drove past and saw us with flash lights by their door. Luckily he was a friend of the son that visits his mum and dad quite often. He was able to get a hold of the son to get the alarm code and uses his spare key to get in. He opens the garage door and nothing. She bolts back into the garage and hides. Now, they've had the garage door open in the past 4 days, why she didn't run out is beyond us. She was scared and tired, but you would think that she would get out when she had a chance. Nope. Animals are funny that way. Mum had to coax her out from under the freezer and when she did I just took her home and fed her.

She's so thin now. I picked her up and she weighs almost nothing. I can feel all her bones sticking out and everything. We're going to take her to the vet to make sure, but she does seem alright. Just a little under nourished. She was just so happy to be home last night she wouldn't leave us alone.

Again, thank you to everyone for your thoughts and comments. Hopefully she's learned her lesson. It's almost impossible to keep her in (we keep her in at night) because we live on the bottom level of a house, so it's almost a guarantee that she'd slip out a window or a door or something. Plus the cat door, but we can lock that as well.

I'm starving and now I eat.
bunnylove: (Cupcakes)
I still can't quite believe it and neither can my parents. We're still in shock about the whole thing. My dad's doing a lot better than mum and I thought. It's going to be hard for him because it was just him and Jack at his place. I've had my moments today where I want to phone up and see how he is, but then I think "oh, right" and try to get past it.

Some people may thing 'it was just a dog', but as a lot of pet owners know that it's more than that. They affect our lives so much that it's really amazing how much it hurts when they leave us. He was my first dog. I got him when I was 12. My family has been blessed that we had him despite the trials we faced. We haven't had a loss in the family for a very very long time, so really this is the first passing that I've had to deal with as an adult.

For those of you who are curious, he got very sick very very fast. He was in a lot of pain and couldn't walk and it was just the humane thing to do. It didn't make a lot of sense to spend hundreds of dollars to prolong his life when he wasn't going to be happy. The vet said it could be a number of things, but we just don't know exactly what. Even the vet was crying with us yesterday, that's how much he affected everyone.

Thank you everyone, it meant a lot to hear what you had to say. I still don't feel like discussing it much, so again, please don't take it personally if I don't reply.

Last night and today I worked on my layout. I needed to take my mind off of things. I'm happy with the way it turned out, but the only thing I don't like is that I can't use the customized comments page because the original layout was made for free/paid users.

Aye, avast!: [livejournal.com profile] leggyslove

It looks better in Firefox. There are still some bugs that need to be fixed for the IE view.

Eowyn's been missing since yesterday afternoon.


Jun. 29th, 2006 03:24 pm
bunnylove: (Jack <33333)

May 9th, 1995 - June 29th, 2006

[eta] Thanks for all the love and support so far. Please don't take it personally if I don't reply, I don't feel much like talking.

It was quite. It was peacful. It was just his time. It was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do in my life.
bunnylove: (Firefly - Shut up)
Today dad and I took Jack to the doggie park since it was such a gorgeous day out. While at the park I took a few pictures, but after a while I came across someone who was interested in my camera. A little too interested. They tried to steal it. Luckily I got photographic proof of the would be thief. Read more... )


Mar. 20th, 2006 05:46 pm
bunnylove: (Dorks @ Werk)
Sunday dad and I went and took Jackson to the dog park. I brought my camera for a little Inner Viggo™.


+10 )
bunnylove: (Jack <33333)
Mum and I are watching Best In Show on NBC and the Malamute just won the working group category....


Jack shows his support too:

[eta] Aw, moot lost. :(


Sep. 25th, 2005 02:38 pm
bunnylove: (Jack <33333)
Dad's over here putting up some curtain rods and stuff for us and he brought the dog. I thought I'd bring Jack down for a little hello to see dad. Some of you may remember that Jack is not a cat friendly puppy.

Jack: *sees Coda eating cruchies through the sun room glass door*
Coda: *eats*
Jack: *zero's in. kill mode set*
Coda: *pause*
Me: Hi Coda!
Jack: *kill mode still set*
Coda: *looks over, sees Jackson (still in kill mode)*
Jack: *presses nose up to the glass*
Coda: *stares at him, blinks, goes back to eating*
Jack: :O(~

She doesn't give a damn. Poor Jackie. LOL


Sep. 4th, 2005 04:02 pm
bunnylove: (Jack <33333)
There's a dog near my house that whenever sirens go by he/she howls. It's the cutest thing. Jack does that too, and we were once at a White Spot drive in and a fire truck went by and he howled. Everyone near us started laughing.

Currently the dog is howling up a storm. <3333
bunnylove: (Ms Golightly)

This is Pepè the Pepper Plant

After work dad took mum and I out for Japanese and I saw this outside one of those little grocer/deli/flower shops. I thought it was so cute and I begged dad to get it for me. Man, you'd think I was begging for a car the way he went on about it, but he caved and shelled out the astronomical $4.99 for him. :P I guess he was a bit weary, because out front they also had a shelf of Banzai tree's. One was $5000.00. I'm not making that up. It was so gorgeous, but 5 grand for a tree? Nuh uh.

After my tempura udon mum and I shared green tea ice cream. Holy crap was it good. It was like having a frozen version of Crackbucks green tea frappazousawazzit.

Now, I promised minyafalasMy Minya some Jackson, so I have delivered. <333

+4 )

Now for a poll! Why? I dunno. I just felt like making a poll.

bunnylove: (LOTR Kiss: Dom & Orli)
Dear Brown/Tan/White Spotted Bunny at Pet-Cetera,

I would like to apologize on behalf of my dog for trying to kill you earlier today. I didn't realize that he had pulled me over to the cage before it was too late and tried to bite you. Thank goodness there were bars between you two. I'm sorry if you got a concussion or gave any injury to your fellow bunny room mate when you jumped up and hid in the corner. I hope you'll have no problem growing that patch of fur back.

Again, I'm sorry.


Me & Jackson

I swear that dog will be the death of us all.


Aug. 22nd, 2005 06:08 pm
bunnylove: (Jack <33333)
My dad quit his new job today. That's fine because it was a nightmare (it's to long a story to go into details). I'm happy he did, but he has to finish up the rest of the week.

So I have to go puppy sit again from Tuesday until at least Friday. I don't mind being on my own, but I was kinda hoping to stay here. I got shit to do. At least Jack will be happy.

I got P's postcard he sent me from Germany. I told him to send me something with a cute German animal on it. It has a grizzly bear on it sitting on top of Berlin. LOL Are grizzly bears German?

I was way too excited when I got that postcard. It was sad.
bunnylove: (Jack <33333)
Today someone called the SPCA on my dad to report animal cruelty against our my dog.

Riiiiiight. My dad would die for this dog. No, I'm serious, he would.

Dad had was meeting a friend for lunch today and of course he brings Jackson along *points to icon*. He brings him everywhere, always have, always will. Never in the 9 years we've had him have we had a problem bringing him and leaving him in the car. Anycrap, dad is having lunch with his friend and apparently got a table near the parking lot and in view of his van. Halfway through the meal dad sees the SPCA van pull up beside his car and a woman gets out. He goes out to investigate and finds out that someone called the SPCA because Jackson was left out in the car and because he's a malamute X huskey X wolf. Malamute + summer + sun = not a happy camper. But our summer so far has been really cold (today is the first day I've even had to wear a tank top and it's mid July!)

Dad and the SPCA lady (who was quite aggressive towards dad because she got this call against him) talk and proceeded to tell him how bad it is for a dog to be left in the car, and especially since he's a northern dog it's a lot more dangerous. Well, duh, he has more fur.

Now, like I've said before we've had this dog 9 years and we know what he can and cannot tolerate. He's been in a lot worse situations than that, let me tell you. But it wasn't like dad had him locked up with no air. He had all 4 windows down all the way, his travel doggy water dish, and he parked in as much shade as he could. I've seen dogs this past week in cars in the full sun with no windows down. That's when you really need to be concerned. I know there are all these reports out saying how hot a car can get and not to leave your pet in there for long amounts of time, but geeze! My dad was only going to be an hour or so. Not like he's going to leave him there all day.

We know whoever called the SPCA had their heart in the right place. Believe me I'd do the same thing if I saw an animal was distressed or in danger, but I just feel like it was a waste of time for the SPCA and that there are a lot more serious cases of animal abuse out there. Jack had plenty of air, water, and it wasn't all that hot out (about 20°C, and Jack is fine with that). Dad also had had him brushed out last week so all his undercoat was gone. All he does is sleep when he's in the car.

So dad got off with a warning... this time. Oh, and a good thing the lady didn't look at Jack's license, dad has a habit of not getting it renewed. I think it's been about 4 years now? LOL

It's just one of those things that make you go WTF? But kudos to the SPCA for doing their job, even though nothing was wrong (at least I don't think).


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