Friday, May 26, 2017

Weekend Lagniappe

Friendly Fill-Ins
   This is our first time to join McGuffy’s Reader & 15 and Meowing for their Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop. We are very excited to be a part of this fun hop.
1.  My idea of roughing it is French fries without ketchup.
2.  I never get sick of talking about my dogs.
3.  My youth was thankfully before Facebook!
4.  My “Golden Years” are going to be the best years of my life and they start now!
                  Flower Friday
We are joining Da DB Boyz for Flower Friday by sharing our favorite blooms.

Pet and Women’s Safety (PAWS) Act
   Did you know there are currently no laws protecting the pets of domestic violence survivors? Women living in violent relationships sometimes stay because they are afraid to leave their pets behind. It is a sad reality that most shelters are not pet-friendly.
•About 1 million animals are abused each year because of domestic violence.
•Abusers of animals are 5 times as likely to harm humans.
•Up to 65% of domestic violence survivors don’t seek safety because they don’t want to leave their pets. Dr. Michael Roguski with Kaiitiaki Research and Evaluation
•52% of survivors in domestic violence shelters leave their pets behind with their batterers. National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
•Animal abuse is often the first visible sign of domestic violence in the home.
•13% of animal abuse involves domestic violence.
By supporting the PAWS Act, you can play a part in protecting all survivors of domestic abuse, including pets. Please take a moment to sign the petition and contact your United States representatives to ask for their support.
   I’d like to thank Bayer for their help in this worthwhile project. You can follow them on Twitter at @Bayer4Pets for updates and please share this video to rally your friends and family.                                             
   It's the Pet Parade Blog Hop!  Join the fun with Rascal and RoccoBionic Basil’s BlogLove is being owned by a Husky, and me. We are open all week so hop in the parade with us!

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  1. I hope the Paws Act will be successful and we get a law what protects domestic violence survivors...
    btw: the mama is glad too that she was a teenie without fartbook and without social medias...

  2. Your spring flowers are just beautiful☺

  3. We purr the Paws Act will be successful. Mommy is thankful that nobody had heard of social media when she was growing up. She would have never had time for it she was always riding her horse or reading a book, or walking her dog or swimming.

  4. Pretty flowers! Love that new, or new for us fill in hop. We may have to check that out. Have a fun long weekend!

  5. Those statistics are very sad, I have read about some womens' shelters now accepting pets, hopefully that will catch on...

  6. Welcome! I love your blog and have subscribed. Our two Shelties would love your dogs. Actually, Chloe Jo loves dogs, too. I appreciate the golden years attitude, too. HUGS!
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

  7. Mom agrees w you on #1
    We love your flowers!
    Hugs Madi and mom

  8. Those are some good answers and pretty blooms! We hate to think of domestic violence to pets.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  9. That's so sad ! We hope the Paws Act is successful, that sounds like a great project. Purrs

  10. I love seeing all the flowers everywhere! I think we're going to start joining that hop, even though we don't have a lot yet. Happy weekend!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  11. Love your flowers, love your fill-ins! Yes, definitely a pawsome lagniappe. Have a great 3 day weekend!

  12. Ha! Great Fill-Ins. Mom isn't much of a "roughing it" human, either...

    Love and licks,

  13. WE sent the letter to our congressmen and senator
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  14. The PAWS Act is so, so important. Such a frightening situation. We'll be sending in our letter for sure! I love your Friendly Fill-Ins!

  15. PS - love your beautiful blooms! You've inspired me to join the Flower Friday hop for my first time!

  16. Gorgeous flowers! And you did great with your first fill ins.

  17. I didn't know there was a Flower Friday! I'll have to check it out!

  18. I'm glad that my youth was before Facebook, too. :)
    Your flowers are beautiful.
    I signed the petition and I have the PAWS sticker in my sidebar at PS Annie! now. I am an adult child of domestic violence. Thankfully, our animals were never held as a threat to keep us in line.

    Have a blessed Memorial Day weekend. :)

  19. The PAWS act sounds like something we should all get behind. Thanks for sharing it. Have a great weekend.

  20. It's sad but true that domestic abuse is not just about the humans, pets are included and many are killed.

  21. I love your answers! I got a kick out of #1. :) I never thought about it really but I agree with #3! Those flowers are so pretty!

    It's so sad about abuse on women and pets. The PAWS Act sounds very important.

  22. Your answer to #1 made me laugh!
    #2, me too.
    I agree with #'s 3 & 4.

    Those are some beautiful flowers. My favorite colors are purple, orange, and yellow.

    Wow, I had no idea of those domestic violence facts!

  23. So much beauty and great info in this post!! We just love those tulips and daffodils!
    Thanks for hopping on Flower Friday this week!
    Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  24. We love your answers and beautiful photos!
    Have a super weekend...

    Noodle and crew

  25. i agree with you--thanks God our youth was before Facebook!

  26. Great flower pics! And what an important initiative the PAWS Act is. We will write to our representatives about supporting it.

  27. Heh - french fries without ketchup would be roughing it! ;)

    Us animal lovers never get tired of talking about our furbabies, do we?

    AMEN to our youth thankfully being before Facebook!!

    I like the way you think about your Golden Years being the best time of your life!

    Beautiful flowers - and I 100% support PAWS Act! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend! :)

    Camping, Youth and Golden Years – Friendly Fill-Ins for Friday Fun while Celebrating the Small Things

  28. Beautiful flowers. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, sorry I am so late reading them. Fries without ketchup is like coffee without cream or milk. Thank you for the kind words you left on the loss of my Snowball.

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