Monday, August 31, 2009

New Offerings

My 2 new Harvest-Thyme offerings......
A witch door hanger on Simply Primitives
and a Handsome Pumpkinhead on my selling blog
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Vick: Welcome to Pennsylvania! You've Come to the Right Place

I received this email today. It's from a wonderful gal who lives in Tipton Pennsylvania. She's the founder of Dogs Deserve Better, and not only has she worked for years to get laws passed for more humane treatment of dogs in the US, she has devoted her life to making such changes and is responsible for saving many dogs from a life of hell on the end of a chain. No state has been tougher for her than her own. You can read her words below, and you can visit the website by clicking here.
Myself, I was sick to see a team take Vick. To me his name is MUDD!


Well, it's official. Vick is now an Eagle; he's coming to Pennsylvania.

(I'd like to call it Pennsyltucky, but I get in trouble from the Kentucky folks. I understand, Kentuckians---I wouldn't want Pennsylvania dragging me down either, but doesn't it just have a fun ring to it? You could use it too!)

Come on up, Vick, we've got our welcome mat out for ya'!

While some here in Pennsylvania may be astounded that we care so little about our animals as to put the welcome mat out for Mike Vick, I don't join them in their astoundyism. (Yeah, I know it's not a word, but I like it.)

How could I?

Pennsylvania has been making headlines in the last few years as, amongst other things, the puppymill capitol of the East and the state where abusive puppymillers, backyard breeders, and dog chainers are running rampant, killing and neglecting dogs, and prosecuting activists who videotape the cruelty and then help the animals. The abusers are never even brought to trial.

Anti-chaining legislation in Pennsylvania, now in it's third session, still languishes in committee, whereas in Georgia there are now at least 14 counties with very strong anti-tethering laws in place. Vick, you got out just in time; seems they were about to stop tolerating you there!

But don't worry, Vick, we're your people! Come on up, the water's warm!

Pennsylvania has chosen abusers over animals every day of the week and twice on Football Sunday.

The Philadelphia Eagle Powers that Be decided to bring Vick here despite angry protests and boycotts of their programs and sponsors---having obviously felt bringing him here was well worth any 'temporary discomfort.

''Temporary discomfort' being blogs such as this, articles by animal advocates and organizations, and protests by groups who manage to round up enough bodies to make somewhat of an impression on media folk.

We are told by 'real' sports columnists to "just go away and be quiet," "your actions won't get you anywhere," and "stop behaving like children" because we have the nerve to boycott, protest, and make facebook groups against the Eagles and their actions in bringing Vick to Pennsylvania.

We are told, in disdain no less, that "our actions just bring down the cause of animal advocacy. If we just wrote a gentle letter and 'used this for the next occasion' that we would be better off. Just let Vick play now, slink off to our corners, and admit defeat. Be good little children, for Christ's sake."

I was once told that the difference between France and America is that in France they fear their people, and in America we fear our government.

It's time America started fearing it's people too! Social movements are not brought to fruition by people staying at home and shutting their mouths. They are created by momentum, unison, and righteous action to overthrow unrighteous behaviors.

Someday, and someday soon, enough people will be boycotting the Eagles or their ilk long enough and hard enough to take them out. And then columnists who tell us to step back and be good little girls and boys will be eating their words.

Someday, and someday soon, enough people will be demanding justice for animals that the correct people will be prosecuted, and prosecuted well and hard, for committing crimes against those who depend on us for their very existence.

And someday, and someday soon, enough people will be standing firm around advocates who film cruelty and take actions for animals that the powers that be will find they are no longer the ones in power.

The thought of that day brings a smile to my face.

So people, go for it! Protest! Boycott! Create petitions! And most importantly, create change.

For that day is coming, and soon.

---Tamira Ci Thayne, founder, Dogs Deserve Better

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

It is so hard for me to believe that my mom is 80 years old. Where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday I was a little girl and she would sing to me. I can just about hear her singing "oh the moon shines tonight on little redwing", she would sing it to me when I was in the bathtub, so she could get my hair rinsed good after washing. I'll never forget the calming effect it had on me.

We had pizza, cake and ice cream for her birthday. She wasn't feeling well....she broke 4 ribs when she fell last week, and just came home from the hospital yesterday. She's weak and frail, and we are hoping this will pass once she has time to heal. I'm thankful to be able to celebrate another of her birthdays with her.

I love you mom :)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

August on the Mercantile

This month TDIPT is celebrating all things Autumn.
For this fun theme, I've made a Pumpkinhead named Percy

and a Witch named Hazel (sister to Eloise). Hazel will be hopping on her broom and flying south to take up residency with a fellow TDIPT sister :) I sure hope she likes her!
Be sure to visit the Merc for some of the very finest handmades you'll find anywhere!

Monday, August 3, 2009

TDIPT Presents.....A Candy Corn Carnival....

On EBAY all this week!

The artists of TDIPT will be offering everything Candy Corn all week on Ebay, so be sure to check us out!

Here's one of my offerings

Thanks for stopping by :)