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HPD is Thieving Guns Now?

August 26, 2010

I am incensed, completely INCENSED with the Houston Police Department (HPD)!  "Evelyn Maxey said she noticed several horses trampling through her yard and after several attempts to divert the unwanted animals" so she got out her gun and shot a couple of times in the air; not at the animals, mine y…

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California Needs Some of YOUR Time

August 24, 2010

California Needs Some of YOUR Time to protect YOUR rights.  "SB 250 will prohibit keeping unaltered and unspayed dogs and cats over 6 months old without a specific local license, except as specified."  We've been sold a bill of goods when it comes to early spay/neuter; told it's just fine and dand…

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Heat Sick, A Chance to Read

August 24, 2010

I try pretty hard not to whine about my health because it doesn't make me feel any better to do so but I have to admit this heat is just kicking my butt!  19 of the last 21 days we've been under a heat warning and I'll swear that warning was fully justified.  I spend 5 minutes outside with a dog and…

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Wink Wink

August 21, 2010

Some days I think most people lack a basic understanding of the concept of property and of ownership.  Today, I’m sure of it.  We’ve been chatting here about the Gracias and how the HSPCA and others simply trampled all over their real estate.  The claim was that the property and the animals appeared…

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Sorry Everyone

August 19, 2010

It's been a comedy of errors and Murphy's Law around my house for a few days.  Started with the dog food and, hours after I posted that, the AC decided to freeze over due* to a sudden increase in humidity from a temperature drop (pop up storm #1 and daily since).  Today, AT&T internet and Murphy hav…

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No Hayfeed for Dogs = Cruelty

August 18, 2010

Apparently, the SPCA of Texas (SPCAT) and/or the Van Zandt County Sheriff has a new food requirement for dogs: hay, "seized 16 donkeys, 6 horses, 5 cows, 3 miniature horses, and 2 dogs ... what few hay bales that were found on the property were inadequate to feed all 32 animals. "  32 would include …

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PetSMART is DUMB!

August 17, 2010

Today, I need YOUR advice and brainstorming.  I have a nearly 10 year old Shiba Inu, see her here, and she is basically allergic to planet earth.  I need to find an alternative for the next 1 or 2 items linked below, organic chicken or turkey with nothing else whatsoever in the can except water.

A…

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Convicted After Death

August 16, 2010

When one dies, I don’t think one retroactively sprouts wings and becomes an angel in life.  I don’t have even a tiny problem speaking ill of the dead if they were nasty people while alive and I’m even inclined to dancing on graves, literally.  Although we do often find out more about people after th…

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Invaders and Trespassers

August 15, 2010

Do you think that someone who would blatantly trespass to land and even criminally trespass, try to hide it by pointing out the elements of trespass and then slipping up to admit having committed trespass, would be truthful – even under oath?  What if their job depended on them lying?  What if the j…

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Does Prosecutor Linda Speak “Fact” or Rhetoric?

August 14, 2010

As many of you have already heard, the Gracias have perfected their appeal to County Court.  If you’ve been reading my blog entries on this case, you know I have shown complete distain for Prosecutor Linda Geffin from the Harris County Attorney’s Office.  I am completely disgusted with her and her o…

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Nosy People Want to KNOW

August 11, 2010

My second post today is for the NOSY folks out there.  Breaking News: PJBoosinger is an ALIEN!  You have permission to crosspost that breaking news as a quote from me.  Doesn’t that make you nosy types happy?

I grew up in relatively small towns and communities where everybody knew everybody’s b…

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Are You an Oppressor?

August 11, 2010

DCL has accused this blog of being anti-Semitic for use of the term “Fran Dreschery”.  Really?  True, I would have said “Fran Fine-ish” if I’d been the author but it was in a gust post.  I am NOT disavowing the post but merely pointing out that I would have used a different term.  I see either of th…

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Raiders and Rescuers

August 7, 2010

During the hearing about the Gracias' animals, the defense counsel used the term "raid" with regard to the search and seizure of the Gracias' animals.  Prosecutor Linda got all huffy and objected to the search/seizure being characterized as a "raid".  SURELY Prosecutor Linda, Chief of Special Prose…

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The Bear-Bear Tragedies

August 6, 2010

Houston SPCA

August 5, 2010

HSPCA is my topic but before writing of them, I think it only fair that you all know some of my personal philosophies that are pertinent.  I firmly believe that we will never see things truly improve for animals generally without a great deal more education.  More than that, I don't see how things c…

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Policing For Profit (PFP)

August 4, 2010

I want to back up here for just a moment.  In order to understand animal seizures, it helps some to understand where the concept comes from.

Eminent domain has always been with us although its parameters have expanded greatly from land condemnations for necessary roads to condemnation of "blighted"…

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LEOs Shoot Pregnant Cow

August 4, 2010

What do you do when a pregnant cow escapes at (not from but "at", "within") the fairgrounds?  Why, you chase her with an SUV and honk at her, of course!  Freak her out as much as humanly possible and then kill her in a hail of bullets.  "We spent more than an hour trying to coax her into a traile…

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Gracia Hearing Day 5

August 3, 2010

So, the hearing got underway and Prosecutor Linda, who requested they each submit briefs on the 5th Amendment, didn't turn in her homework.  The defense did.  Prosecutor Linda then put them all through the drill of putting each of the Gracias on the stand to have them invoke their 5th Amendment righ…

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Rescued to Death

August 2, 2010

"SOUTHWEST,VA~ALERT 28 CHI's AND CHI MIXES TO BE SEIZED TOMORROW NEED RESCUE COMMITTMENT BY 8 AM TOMORROW"  "We have been advised by AC that tomorrow 28 chi's and chi mixes will be taken from a local hoarder/breeder. Our local shelter can accomedate 30 dogs, presently they have 34. This means a…

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Gracia Defense Funding Update

August 2, 2010

Defense funding includes everything from legal fees, to bonds, to session transcripts, and other costs.  The Gracia family has not requested assistance, but they stand to lose much - including the family home they've worked years to acquire.  HSPCA's fees for animal care totaled over $14,000 last we…

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