Saturday, March 31, 2007
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
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
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. http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/ 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
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
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