Friday, January 22, 2010

A New Year

No this post isn't about resolutions. I didn't make any this year. It's about looking forward.

I'm currently dealing with a very difficult matter in my business life, and for about a week I found it affecting every aspect of my life. My husband and I were testy with each other, to the point of a "knock down, drag out" fight over nothing. I've been in tears, I've been enraged, and I've been depressed. But I'm done with that, because guess what? It's only money. No one is dying. Now that's something to cry about.

So as of today, I'm pulling up my big girl panties (and I do mean big, but a diet is in not my future) and moving on. Yes there are still issues regarding this matter that will be dealt with over the next 3 months to 3 years, but I'm good with that. Two days ago I wasn't, and I wanted to to horrible things. When I feel that way, I thank god I'm a writer and I can perform those horrible things on paper, because I don't have it in me to hurt other people purposefully. I swear I'll have an ulcer, and maybe a heart attack before this is over. Or I would have, but I've wasted way too much energy on a horrible human being who doesn't deserve it.

Before I move on I have just one thing to say: GREED is one of the seven deadly sins.

Now for moving on. I'm building my business back the best way I know how, with excellent customer service. I can't say that my customers have had this in the past. My life is in my hands, and I'm going to use my hands well.

Our trip to Los Angeles was slightly tainted by the business matter, but it was great meeting new customers, and traveling about L.A. in general. The great thing about traveling is that your mind travels too. And on this trip my husband and I came up with a great new script idea. I've decided to put my mind to work on this script, and on building my future, and leave the rest behind. (except when I have to deal with the rest, so I can move on)

Again, no one died, and I should be glad of that, as that isn't something to recover from. But someone will died in my near future, on the page that is. And it will be gruesome, and I will enjoy writing every single word of it. lol Usually I prefer romantic comedy. This is channelling my energy in a positive way, and I'm glad to be a writer.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Adopt Former Puppy Mill Dogs

I try not to get on my soap box very often, this the puppy mill thing makes me sick. Many of the owners of these mills don't give a shit about these dogs, all they care about is $$$. When regulations in Pennsylvania made the mill owners clean up or shut down, these heartless people decided it would cost too much to give the dogs decent living conditions. So they dumped their dogs on the shelters. Please give these dogs the chance of a good life. I've pasted the information for contact below:
Puppy mill dogs still coming to shelters for adoption
On Thursday, I wrote you about the need for people willing to adopt dogs from puppy mill facilities that had to close by January 1 if they couldn't meet improved operation standards.

As a result of the feedback, I've learned that dogs are still coming into the shelters, with more expected next week.

The Bucks County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reports most are smaller-sized adult purebreds. Due to the conditions in which they lived, some may provide more challenges to ownership than a puppy. The cost of adoption through a shelter is minimal, usually just to cover spaying or neutering.

The Federated Humane Societies of Pennsylvania has developed an informal network of member organizations willing to work with breeding dogs from Pennsylvania commercial kennels and to make them available for adoption.

Some of the dogs are able to be adopted directly from a shelter into a new home. Others are being evaluated and assisted in their transition by rescue organizations.

If you are interested in opening your home to a former puppy mill dog, these groups are working with the breeder-donated dogs and placing those that are ready for adoption:

Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Mohnton, PA. Phone: 610 373-8830
Bucks County SPCA, Lahaska, PA. Phone: 215 794-7425
Hillside SPCA, Pottsville, PA. Phone: 570 622-7769
Humane League of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, Phone: 717 393-6551
Humane Society of Berks County, Reading, PA. Phone: 610 921-2348
Last Chance Ranch, Quakertown, PA. Phone: 215 538-2510
Montgomery County SPCA, Conshohocken, PA Phone: 610 825-0111
Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA, Tamaqua, PA. Phone: 570 345-3510
Women’s Humane Society, Bensalem, PA. Phone: 215 750-3100

For more information on puppy mill dog adoption you can go to the Web site of the Bucks County SPCA, or reach it through my Web site.

As always, if you have any question or comments on this issue or any state-related topic, I welcome you to contact me. Rep. Mike McGeehan