Hi, it's my turn to post today. I'm Percy, the typist, the accused treat thief, the ... Well, let's just say, I'm the feline version of Buddy -- he's the first dog to get the what-did-you-do-now look from Jan and all the siblings. But I'm innocent of all charges. Except the ones I'm guilty of.
I want to tell you about a new blog we found interesting. All us Funny Farmers used to think the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) was a group dedicated to helping make the world better for our pets. But eventually we came to consider otherwise, as we received their fundraising newsletters and read more about how their money is spent and their reportedly "hidden" agenda to legislate this country into a vegan nation. Hey, I ask you, what cat or dog wants to be vegan? We're meat eaters!
While we all believe every animal, whether living as a pet, on a farm or as a feral deserves to be treated with kindness and without abuse, we do not agree with what we have come to believe to be some of the aims of the HSUS. That is our opinion and we know some of you will disagree. We're not trying to bad mouth them or turn you against them if your opinion differs from ours. The HSUS is a very popular organization, as evident by their donations.But if Jan gave us an allowance, we would donate some of it to a small rescue that does hands on rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of the animals rather than to such a huge wealthy organization.
What we would like to do, for those who are interested, is to tell you about HumaneWatch.org. It's just what it sounds like, a blog that has its eye on the HSUS. The post "Why Humane Watch?" explains the aim, every large group needs a watchdog, including the HSUS. It might not be your cup of catnip tea or beef broth but we might at least learn something from it now and then.
We were over at the Bumpass Hounds yesterday where we learned a beautiful Border Collie named Dagwood left for the bridge on his 14th birthday. We hadn't met Dagwood but we know the pain of losing a furry friend, so we stopped by to leave a note for his family. We hope you will too.
Well, it's colder and dreary today, so we're all going to go snuggle under the covers. Have a purring and tail wagging day. And whatever happens, I am not responsible! I am innocent!