Nifty Mom

Vegan, Eco-conscious, Natural Parenting, Unschooling Wife and Mom

Biden is Big dissapointment December 19, 2008

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Well I guess Biden isn’t on the same animal compassionate side as Obama. But Biden BOUGHT a german shephard dog from a breeder, also not confirmed yet but there is speculation that it may have been from a puppy mill breeder which would be even worse.

Is this a “must have before you move into the white house staff” thing is to have a dog? It almost seems as a accesorie to be there, why didn’t they gets dogs before? 

Well hopefully people wont run out to buy dogs just becausethe  Bidens and Obamas did/are. I saw a article saying that now that Obamas are thinking of getting a dog that people are going to go out and get one… are you serious???!

I know not very bright people have done this in even more ridicolous situations such as 101 Dalmations and then a little while latter the shelters/pounds are filled with dalmation dogs since they aren’t the cute puppies that were in the movie anymore. Seriously, would you buy your kid a tiger because they saw Aladin? um no.. why would you buy your child a live animal just because they saw a movie. Pet sit, even foster an animal from rescue or shelter to get a feel of it, most likely your kid will not be interested any longer at the end of it and will be on the next thing.

I’m sorry if this is a bit ranty but this is a sore spot.


Last Day to Vote!! October 31, 2008

 Care2 is running a America’s Favorite Animal Shelter contest. SO go vote NOW!! you have one day left all it takes is 1 minute of your time to help your favorite local animal shelter or rescue win $10,000!


3 Little Kittens October 7, 2008

We are currently fostering 4 kittens from one of the county’s animal shelters. They are just soo adorable. They just needed to be plumped up to be able to be on the “adoption floor” and no other issues, usually URI (upper respiratory infection) is very common in fostering situations.

Before we brought them home I kept seeing over and over again the commercials for that animated Star Wars movie and so when Hubby brought them home and they started playing….star wars’ names poped in my head. First the little tigger one with the black nose started climbing the cage and shuffling all around the top so I thought of Skywalker and not wanting to seem to obvious and dork like I shortened it to Skyler. Then the other tigger one just kept stumbling and being clumsy so…Binks-short for Ja Ja Binks. Now you probably think “jeez” but honestly I havn’t even seen all of the Star Wars movies and it wasn’t until the past 2 years and thanks to Hubby that I saw my first one! So then comes the “oh so sweet” kitten, just a fluffy ball of grey with these innocent green eyes…Great now pounce! For this sweet and sour personality Anikin came to mind and yet again shortened..Ani. Yep it was alright Ani, we didn’t know the gender since they are young and staff never told us. Until Last week and Ani is a boy! Eh, 1.Not like a cat ever really comes when you’re calling in the first place unless one of your hands has some treats in them and 2. How many people actually keep the name of a pet they get from someone/where else?… And last there was the little “cow” kitten, we really thought he was a she at first since it didn’t look like the other’s stuff down there and I was stumped on a name so Padmae it was. And I thought Ani was bad once we found out he was a he, poor Padmae…now I know for sure his name will be changed. Punkyroo already knows all their names so it’d be confusing to change Padmae’s now so it’s to stay for a while longer. Sorry Padmae.hehe.

So I found a home for Ani and he adoption application through the shelter went great! Yay, 1 kitty homed, 3 to go. I tried asking people I know and if they know of anyone but nothing. So when we had  to take them back to the shelter to get checked up on they asked if we woulnd’t mind fostering for longer seeing they’d be just kept in the back, no public eyes to see, until there was space on the adoption

floor because they were so packed! So they are back home with us, better than staying there and getting sick.


Hubby would rather have them here then in the back but he was looking foward to a break from extra responsibility.  Punkyroo was happy though to have them back home. She’s really opened up to them within the past week! So on the hunt for furever homes for 3 little kittens!