Wednesday, December 21, 2011

How to sign a petition

How to sign a petition.

Find a petition you want to sign. 

You will see two buttons click the one that says create account

You will see a screen pop up fill in your details. Don't forget to type in the captcha at the bottom and click register.It will look like the picture below.

An email will be sent to the one you signed up with... 

The email will resemble this


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click on the link below or cut and paste it into your web browser to confirm  
this is a working email address: 
Right click on the link that will be here in your email click copy

IMPORTANT: If you created your account in the process of signing a  
petition on We the People, you still need to click on the "Sign this  
Petition" button on the petition's webpage.

Here is your account information, including an automatically  
generated password:
e-mail: XXXXX

Once you've verified your email address, click on this link or copy and paste  
it into your web browser to update your profile or change your password:

More information about accounts is available in the's Privacy Policy ( and the  
Terms of Participation  
(!/how-why/terms-participation) for We  
the People.

 If you need any more help please let me know you can reach me by the comment box always!

Enjoy the holiday with your pets.

How to keep your pet safe for the holiday's-

I know holidays are about decorations, food, family, giving and a great time. There are a few things to keep an eye out for to avoid your pet getting hurt or you having to pay enormous vet bills.

Poinsettia's, holiday plants and tinsel seem to always attract pets but these can have very fatal outcomes so try to keep them out of reach from your pet.

Christmas lights and lights on the tree can also cause problems make sure the cords are tucked away so they cannot be chewed on or played with.

If you purchase a real tree be careful about your pet drinking the water because there are toxins that are released so they can be harmful to your pets.

Be careful of glass ornaments especially if you have cats or overexcited/curious dogs these can easily fall and break causing multiple injuries and if you  have that type of pet they might even try to consume the pieces.

Try to only feed your pet their regular food. It's the holidays and they are apart of your family but things like chocolate or bones can be very fatal. Candy can cause many problems and bones can splinter and harm your pet.

Things like cat nip or meat should not be kept in a stocking near a fireplace pets have the best noses!

The best things to gift your pet are new bowls, new treats, collars/leash, toys, soft pet food if you don't already give it to them and cat nip are some idea's.

Remember to dispose of your wrapping paper and ribbon strings as these can become play toys for animals. 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Why America hates pitbulls and why I don't understand

My philosophy is if you can't understand my passion or trust my word for it take a trip to a shelter meet a pit bull and experience it for yourself. Here is where I come from... I have eaten in the same room as pit bulls... hell off the same plate.... shared the same bed.... under the same roof that to me is trust. I was raised with pit bulls since I was born literally I feel if I can trust them with my life then why can't others? I never felt threatened or even close. I always felt secure and loved. I have helped some through parvo and helped another give birth to her babies.

After hearing the same stories and bad rep as you why don't I hate them? I believe It is because I have gotten to know the breed as a whole I do not single out a few stories to base my opinion. My opinion is based off of my PERSONAL EXPERIENCE I knew. I can't show you what I have seen/experienced but you can see for yourself if you will allow it.

Some think why bother who cares? I can answer that simply because pits are hated based on 85% of people who have never owned one and only hear stories. Now cities are following suit banning and killing loving family dogs all because of a few untrue stories or bad apples. These dogs are ripped from families with children because people hate them and do not give them a chance. Please don't get me wrong there are tragedies that happen with pit bulls I will never deny that but not all dogs are the same just like not all people are the same.

I mean specifically where do you hear your information? Have you verified any of it? For example when you read a story "brutal attack pit bull killed" have you ever once verified if it was even a pit bull? What about from a friend does your hatred or fear come from stories told by people you trust? Did you just meet one pit bull and call it quits on the whole breed? Was there a story in particular that you have unbearable fear from? Was causes your dislike is it more fear or hatred?

 I can't blame people for believing what they hear. We trust the media they give us all the gushy details going on in our neighborhoods and warn us when snow is coming our way but you have to remember they have a job to do. News isn't their only job; viewers is a huge part of it without viewers there would be no news right? Flashy titles is the only thing that is going to draw attention in some cases the media fibs quite a bit just for views.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Will YOU take action before tragedy occurs?

I have seen a petition go from 400 signatures to almost 10,000 in two days (against North Carolina's breed ban) I often wonder why people only take action when a crisis occurs? For example I have pushed and pushed a petition to make all 50 states change speculating a dog fight to be a felony.... Even as much as I spread it around I have just under 800 signatures (created it weeks ago) even though the problem is continuously going on  there is no crisis (no laws changing etc) so its not a priority until the facts are laid out to let people know its a problem.

I understand having to see something in order to believe it is a real issue but I see it every day I constantly see new cities banning pit bulls due to the few "vicious" ones (also some are in relation to fighting dogs) or often I see stories about a ring bust (dog fighting ring) or property where many dogs were seized that were suspected to be fighting dogs or many former fighting dogs found hung or starved its sick but until its all laid out on the table people don't see it they don't see that each and every petition has a meaning.

If we keep sharing and working as hard as we do when a crisis occurs I honestly think we can stop bad things from happening sooner. If you have a little bit of time share share share! My philosophy is that when a crisis occurs there is a time crunch yes people take it more seriously but petitions need time for people to take notice so if we start treating everything like a crisis we CAN make a huge difference on our own time and before disaster strikes!!!!!!!!

Facebook and care2 are where I post and share petitions or stories which is fairly easy and really helps the petitioner reach his or her goal. One page I particularly like is on facebook called One petition a day keeps disaster at bay you can find the link here or search them on facebook there are great petitions posted there from various websites. If you have any other suggestions please feel free to leave a comment I spend about half my day on petitions and reposting so I would love to hear about other places.

Dewey's Burger's Spokane WA

First impressions for me are always the most important.

The burgers were pretty basic the fries were good. Both the waiter and owner came and asked my daughter and I how the food was. I like to see when an owner is involved with his business to me that shows that he truly cares about who walks through his door. The place was very clean and had a good atmosphere

I did however feel like I was judged I rolled out of bed to get my car worked on at Ulricks and wasn't up to "par" that day. By judged I mean I felt like the waiter kept a very good eye on me I was with my 3 year old so I can't exactly say what she may have been watching for but I sure wasn't considering doing a dine and dash if that is what she thought lol. I am very young looking so maybe she had reason I don't know but it is nerve wrecking for me to be stared at while I am trying to eat the entire time. I couldn't even finish my burger I was that bothered by it.

The meal was almost $11 and to me nothing really stood out burger was ok, fries were good, service was ok minus the awkward feeling of being watched, owner was nice, and the place was very clean. The prices were reasonable about $10-15 for a meal depending on what you get I think some meals were more too. I honestly think how I was being stared at ruined the whole experience for me I don't think I will ever be returning.

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