This is an unusually wordy post but it is important to me and I hope you'll take a moment to read it. The boyfriend just called to tell me that he read an article about J. Crew and the fact that they support mulesing. I had never heard of this practice so I looked it up & sent a letter to the CEO of J.Crew urging him to take action against mulesing. If you love animals as much as I do, I ask that you please take a moment to do the same.
I am done shopping at J. Crew until they stop supporting this horrific practice. I actually had an order in my cart that I will not be placing. And you can hold me to this. I stopped eating fish when I was 9 because I had a fish and it seemed wrong to eat a pet. I never ate fish again. If you saw the post I published this morning, you may recall that it was all about J.Crew. This post has been removed. It is almost 2012 and there is no reason that animals should be treated this way. All chickens should be cage free. Puppy mills should not exist. The list goes on.
And I have to say it -- please please please adopt a rescue instead of going to a breeder. I know that most people want puppies or a specific breed but as you know, Buddy is a rescue and I got him when he was just a pup. If we're being honest, Chihuahuas are probably one of my least favorite breeds. I almost didn't get him because of this, but his leg was broken and he needed me. I am almost in tears just thinking of his story. He was hit by a car, broke his leg, dropped off at the pound and put on the list to be euthanized [i.e. killed] at just a few months old. A rescue organization picked him up, I adopted him and a space freed up so they could rescue another animal.
To be clear, when I speak of getting a Frenchie, this dog would 100% be a rescue. There are breed specific rescues all over the place! I will never go to a breeder.
If you have a dog from a breeder, I am sure your dog is lovely. If I met your dog I'd probably love him/her. I would certainly not judge anyone. I just feel that rescues need homes and it is our responsibility to help them.
This is one of the reasons I love Lea Michele so much. Sure -- she's crazy talented, but she is also a vegan and is always tweeting about something relating to animals. She uses her fame for something important. Consider blogging about something near and dear to your heart this week. I know it's fun to post about fashion, interiors and things we love [I do this all the time] but we have an opportunity to bring awareness to something. Why not use it?
Skipping the gym to spend the evening cuddling with my sweet, handsome and loving little rescue pup. I may have saved him, but he changed my life and is my best pal. Rescuing Buddy was one of the best things I ever did. Just look at this face!
If you made it this far, thank you!
Please tell me what you are passionate about! I want to know all about it.