Tuesday, July 12, 2011

A favor


I don't often ask that you visit my Patch piece. Perhaps for good reason.

But would you give a little foot traffic today? It has something to do with community responsibility, outsourcing, and how fundamental obligations got lost along the way.

Don't worry about this guy, though. He lucked out.

27 comments:

  1. Tried to find you on Patch a few hours ago, and there was nothing, which was a surprise as there's usually a list of your past pieces.
    Anyway, will go and look now! Your contributions are the jewel in the Patch crown.

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  2. Your sweet dog's eyes convinced me :D

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  3. It's definitely up now. Nice work, Karin.

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  4. People could be responsible pet owners, in the first place. Too many people view animals as disposable.

    "Men have forgotten this truth,
    but you must not forget it.
    You must remain responsible, forever,
    for what you have tamed."

    Antoine de Saint-Exupery. The Little Prince


    Carolynn

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  5. Well done on the article, Karin. Nicely highlighting the really good, the much improved, and a realistic solution. And best wishes for the little guy...he is well on his way to a good home.

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  6. It's wonderful to see a piece like yours, it raises everyone's awareness of how complicated the problem is but more importantly, what constructive things we can do about it.

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  7. You guys are the best and thank you.

    Yes, it's a complex issue, no easy fix. The only thing I do know is that we're not rescuing animals when all we do is move them somewhere else.

    About Petey -- he was adopted this weekend. Thanks to Susan Campisi, the PHS, and dedicated folks like Veronica.

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  8. There's no easy fix to unwanted pets. I just heard from a lady in Alaska who just got a mastiff puppy. The same weekend, her son forcibly removed a tiny kitten from other kids who were tossing it around and would doubtless have abandoned it to die. Bless her for raising such a Heroic son, and a pox on the parents of those other boys. Sadly, there are too many "other" such people. And with the recession, too many pets are being abandoned due to financial concerns. This was a very nice article. It makes me grateful that our county's shelter is privately owned and very nice.

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  9. I'm glad he's adopted. I didn't relish a flight to California this time of year.

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  10. Doing the Happy Dance a la Snoopy.

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  11. I'm so glad he found a home. Great piece over at Patch. (They're all great pieces!)

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  12. Always happy and glad to do you favours, KB. Especially ones like these.

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  13. Thanks for raising this important issue, Karin. I think your Patch article has started an Altadena movement to do more for our furry friends. At least I feel stirred to start one. And judging by the comments, I'm not the only one. Great work.

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  14. I ranted. Went off -center Got my theres and theirs confused. Animals have this effect on me

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  15. Ha! Great rant.

    "Yer beautiful in yer wrath." John Wayne as Genghis Khan

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  16. Great work my friend. Thank you for caring enough to take the time to start a conversation. Sending you Love and Gratitude

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  17. Nicely done, Karin. I hope it helps get the ball rolling on a worthy effort.

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  18. Ditto the above commentators!
    And, uh, remind me to return, the favor, so to speak.

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  19. and what beautiful people they are!

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  20. I say: That’s your dream.

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  21. Love the conversation thread your piece started on Patch. Great work!

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