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The Official SmokeStik Animal Compassion Discussion Thread....:)

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  1. lorikay13

    lorikay13 Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

    Dec 13, 2009
    Oregon
    I'm listening CES!!!!

    Katya....THANK YOU for the random generation suggestion...there is only three entries so far and your so right....no WAY would I be able to "judge" these stories ! Anyone who thinks life has value is a winner.


    "We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form." --William Ralph Inge, writer and Anglican Prelate (1860-1954).

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    ~Peace to all beings~
     
  2. CES

    CES optimistic cynic Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2010
    Birmingham, Al
    Yep- there's no way to "judge" the stories. Buch of caring people here- I've read some great rescue stories around ECF- i hope more get posted. I love the deer story and the foster dog that stayed permanently, and rescued wet kittens - as well as the contest dedication to a beautiful dog. :)
     
  3. keelalagirl55

    keelalagirl55 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2011
    This is gonna be a total tear jerker.....Thank you for doing this. It is always good to hear of those whose hearts belong to the critters.......I thought I'd share my favorite poem...well one of my favorites...


    DOG (Spelled Backward)

    When God had made the earth and sky,
    The flowers and the trees.
    He then made all the animals,
    The fish, the birds and bees.
    And when at last He'd finished,
    Not one was quite the same.
    He said, "I'll walk this world of mine,
    And give each one a name."
    And so He traveled far and wide
    And everywhere He went,
    A little creature followed Him
    Until its strength was spent.
    When all were named upon the earth
    And in the sky and sea,
    The little creature said, "Dear Lord,
    There's not one left for me."
    Kindly the Father said to him,
    "I've left you to the end.
    I've turned my own name back to front
    And called you dog, my friend."

    ~ Author Unknown ~
     
  4. skydragon

    skydragon ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 7, 2009
    Mountain Cave
     
  5. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 23, 2010
    SoCal
    Epitaph to a Dog

    Near this Spot
    are deposited the Remains of one
    who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
    Strength without Insolence,
    Courage without Ferosity,
    and all the virtues of Man without his Vices.

    This praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery
    if inscribed over human Ashes,
    is but a just tribute to the Memory of
    BOATSWAIN, a DOG,
    who was born in Newfoundland May 1803
    and died at Newstead Nov. 18, 1808.

    (...)

    -Lord Byron
     
  6. player30

    player30 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 10, 2010
    Birmingham AL
  7. CES

    CES optimistic cynic Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2010
    Birmingham, Al
    absolutely!!!!!


    "Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog."

    ~Franklin P. Jones
     
  8. lorikay13

    lorikay13 Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

    Dec 13, 2009
    Oregon
  9. CES

    CES optimistic cynic Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2010
    Birmingham, Al
    GREAT Story LK! They're all tear tearjerkers-especially the one that followed yours- beautiful story bleedingmonk- but with mostly happy endings and lots of love :)
     
  10. CES

    CES optimistic cynic Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2010
    Birmingham, Al
    I want to read more stories!!
     
  11. lorikay13

    lorikay13 Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

    Dec 13, 2009
    Oregon
    Me too! Spread the contest around folks!!! I can't do it...but you can.


    Need a good cry...............

    http://www.amazon.com/Blind-Hope-Unwanted-Woman-Rescued/dp/1601422806/ref=pd_sim_b_7

    be sure and check out the list of related books...............

    This is a picture of Sal.....a "disposable dog" created by an evil breeder of Collies who did not care about the consequences of trying to develope a pure white collie. He and his brother were kept barely alive in a cages inside someones garage. His brother did not make it....but my friend Ann rescued Sal.....he has no eyes.....but he can hear. SHE is HIS seeing eye human.....he has learned dozens of commands that let him him know where to go and what to do...right...left...up .....down....in the truck....etc. He is the sweetest most loving soul. And so is Ann.

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  12. CES

    CES optimistic cynic Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2010
    Birmingham, Al
    Can we take out a hit on the "people" who do that kind of crap to beautiful dogs?
     
  13. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 23, 2010
    SoCal
  14. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 23, 2010
    SoCal
    My God...

    I'd rather blind him. See how he likes it.

    Eye for an eye.
     
  15. CES

    CES optimistic cynic Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2010
    Birmingham, Al
    Ok...I started a thread about the contest in the member contest forum. Will some of y'all help keep the thread bumped please? here

    crap- i ended up with the thread in the members contest forum having the same title as the official contest thread. i should not try to do even mildly complex stuff like linking before I've had my full ration of caffeine. I may have fixed the title- didn't know you could edit titles after posting.... more caffeine please...
     
  16. lorikay13

    lorikay13 Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

    Dec 13, 2009
    Oregon
    Thank you CES!

    Katya....thank you for the video. Here is my opinion regarding passing laws against owning certain breeds of dogs:

    According to a 1997 study done by the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) and Northeastern University, animal abusers are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against people and four times more likely to commit property crimes than are individuals without a history of animal abuse.

    Many studies in psychology, sociology, and criminology during the last 25 years have demonstrated that violent offenders frequently have childhood and adolescent histories of serious and repeated animal cruelty. The FBI has recognized the connection since the 1970s, when its analysis of the lives of serial killers suggested that most had killed or tortured animals as children. Other research has shown consistent patterns of animal cruelty among perpetrators of more common forms of violence, including child abuse, spouse abuse, and elder abuse. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association considers animal cruelty one of the diagnostic criteria of conduct disorder.

    Read more: Pet-Abuse.Com - Abuse Connection - The Link Between Animal Cruelty and Interpersonal Violence Pet-Abuse.Com - Abuse Connection - The Link Between Animal Cruelty and Interpersonal Violence


    So who needs to be removed from society?
     
  17. CES

    CES optimistic cynic Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2010
    Birmingham, Al
    I love the stories on the rescue thread.
     
  18. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 23, 2010
    SoCal
    I know! I wish I could comment in that thread and just say thank you to all those great people. Or hug them or something...
     
  19. CES

    CES optimistic cynic Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2010
    Birmingham, Al
    I know what you mean- it goes a long way towards restoring my faith in people
     
  20. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 23, 2010
    SoCal
    Please say a prayer for Japan, for all of us, and for those dogs....

     
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