Wednesday, April 4, 2007

The Rubbish That Is American Idol

I like to watch the program, American Idol with my mumsy. That Simon is quite an amusing fellow, very interesting. The interaction between the judges themselves adds to my research for this site. I was most disappointed this season as it is nothing that it is supposed to be. It's turned into a silly popularity contest instead of a singing competition. Everyone that has the slightest bit of individuality gets removed from the show whilst those with little to no talent at all go on. I didn't like when that silly boy, Sanjaya continued in favor of Sundance. Sure, the guy didn't pick the best songs to sing but he was better than that silly boy. Then Stephanie got kicked off, also more talented that silly boy and that "forgettable" as Simon would put it, Haley who advances on sex appeal alone. Then the fellow that looked like Jack Osbourne got kicked off. He had the same problem as Sundance, a good deal of talent but poor choices. Tonight was a big slap in the face for those of us that actually have an identity of our own. Gina the rocker chick got kicked off in favor of the no talent Haley. At least Gina stayed on key and she had a neat little lizard toy. I'd like to play with something like that. I love toys. Sorry, ADD Jack Russell moment, a little distraction with the toy rambling, getting back now. Even though the producers didn't like her hair, dress or tongue pearcing she left it in anyway because that is who she is. In truth that is all one can ask or expect from anyone, though it is seldom seen and that is to be real. One should be oneself and not pretend to be anything they aren't. Too much emphasis is put on appearences. In reality, people that wear fine clothes and stare down their noses at others because "they aren't our kind of people" are really ugly. Some of the most beautiful people in the world have pearcings, mohawks or deformities. That is something most humans don't understand. Keep trying to help them pups. There is still hope for them. For the meen time, Rock On, Gina.

Monday, April 2, 2007

A Very Sad Act Of Silliness

There was a couple in India who terminated their own physical existance after their dog, Puppy, who was 13 years old departed his physical body. I'm sorry but I just don't understand why humans doo such silly things. Everything else in the natural world struggles to survive at all cost but humans sometimes destroy themselves. It's really rediculous. I'm sure they loved Puppy but he probably wouldn't have wanted them to harm themselves. Perhaps they thought of him as a child since they didn't have any human children. Sometimes humans do things that are so strange only they understand them I suppose.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Scotland Has a Glut Of Homeless Tripods

There have been many wonderful techniques that have been developed that can save a pet's life after serious injury, usually the cost to the animal is the loss of a limb. Formerly these injuries would have ended in death from the injury or the euthanasia option being chosen. Now there are many pets that are missing limbs but are able to continue with their lives suffering few if and consiquences. A good and loving human companion, like the kind I have, would keep their little fur friend for the rest of his/her life. However, there are the humans who can not stand the look of a "tripod" (said in the most affectionate terms by the way) or just don't want to be bothered anymore. These irresponsible humans abandon their former friends to face their fate on the street, vet office or animal shelter. I ask you, could one be any more cold and unfeeling? They probably can but I'd like to think not. I find humans a rather queer species. They are capably of such compassion and kindness but sometimes inflict unspeakable cruelty upon those in which they share the earth with. Obviously not all humans are bad. However, in all the world humans are the only ones, except Chimpanzees who are so close to being human, that set out to inflict harm on another being without necessarily needing a reason. That's sad. I don't like to think about that. I like to think good, soothing thoughts about my humans playing ball with me. Anyway back to the delama of the tripods. They end up in precarious situations because humans abandoned them. There is a really big problem with tripods running around as strays as well as being left in animal shelters and vets offices. Animals that are tripods can live just as good a quality life as any other dog so if you're able to, consider adopting one. Alois Goodall-Cobbleman

Friday, March 30, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Preserving Flagship Species:A chance For Action

The Human in the place that is known as the White House, you know the peculiar fellow with the funny accent, wants to reduce funding for the Multinational Species Conservational Fund. This fund helps give money for conservational programs in places that are very poor in order to preserve flagship species. Flagship species is a term for very famous animals people are more likely to care about like Rhinos, Chimpanzees and Tigers to name a few. These species are under threat from poaching, human encroachment, disease and loss of habitat. The Bush administration got a silly idea to cut funding by $2,000,000. Many of the animals supported by the fund will disappear if changes are not made and aid is not given. The support of the fund will also assist humans in these poor areas by bringing in jobs that are involved with ecotourism and conservation. If you, good reader, feel so inclined please write your congressperson to ask them to support the Multinational Species Conservational Fund. Let's keep our wildlife alive and free. In saving animals and wild habitats in turn the humans can save themselves. Here is a link to where one can access information on how to contact your representatives. Thank you for your time, Alois Goodall-Cobbleman.

Monday, March 26, 2007

A Very Strange Case Of Human Behavior

It is my duty to write about all sorts of behavior I've observed in the humans. This is by far one of the strangest behaviors I've ever heard of. Apparently a Palestinian woman had attempted to smuggle three small Crocodiles from Egypt to Gaza. This is truly and odd behavior that few canines have ever documented. The strange human taped their mouths shut and strapped the Crocodiles to her abdomen. She was trying to hide them under her dress but border patrol agents from the European Union noticed the strange bulge in the woman's clothes. She claims that she intended to sell the animals to a zoological society in Gaza. Though this story is rather humorous it saddens me deeply to think about the horrors experienced by animals at the hands of human smugglers. At least thousands of parrots, reptiles and other animals die every year being smuggled to various parts of the world. Many of the animals are used for the wild and domestic animal trade.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

An Introduction

Greetings, My name is Alois Goodall-Cobbleman. Most humans think of me as an extraordinary little canine. I have been studying human behavior for the past five years. My experiences have been mixed to tell you the truth, good reader. I did not get the luxury Dr. Goodall did by seeing the best side first. For the first eight to ten months of my life I had seen humans at some of their worse behavior. I was abandoned to wander the streets, had been sorely beaten to the point that I nearly lost my eye and have been left with epilepsy before being captured by the human known as the dog catcher. It was there that I found the better side of humans. I was locked in a little cage with another dog who was no the friendliest but at least I got fed. It was there that I met the good humans. Their dog had just departed his physical, leaving behind my poor brother, Corker. They came and looked at all the little dogs. I was not the first choice, the little Peke was taken but I was surely the second. The humans surrounded my cage making strange noises that resembled kissing sounds and petting me through the cage. Then they did the most wonderful thing. They adopted me. I couldn't go home then. I really wanted to but they had to "fix" me. Frankly I didn't think I was broken but whatever it was I'm all better now. I was very drowsy when the humans picked me up so my initial observations are somewhat unreliable. My brother, Corker was in my face screaming and wanting to play but I was tired. He told mum I was broken but in truth I could not have been because I was fixed. Over the past five years I have lived with this family and they've grown to love me as I do them. However, most importantly I've learned that no matter how bad some humans are there are always good ones. These people are full of compassion, which is the greatest form of love as it is limitless, doesn't necessarily need to go out to one's own species and can go out to creatures we may never even meet in our real lives. I will use this blog to share my knowledge of human behavior with the canine community and to draw attention to animals in need. Until we meet again I bid you farewell, Alois Goodall-Cobbleman