Thursday, January 28, 2010

Jinky's review of "Crazy Heart" and WEHO Ban on Pet Sales

Mom and Dad left us all alone last night (all four of us, ALONE!) to go see a movie called "Crazy Heart." I knew it was a dumb movie and that they shouldn't go out and I tried to tell them by acting it out. My version was more like "Crazy Fart."

When they came home, they seemed like they needed to control things even more than when they left the house. They are such control freaks, actually trying to train us to NOT bark as they are coming in the door. Some really famous trainer (and I'm not allowed to tell you who) told them to stand by the door and NOT come in until we shut up---like that's going to work. So they stand there like a couple of stupid kitties looking at a wall, for like, ten whole minutes.

Another dumb human idea. They don't get it. It goes like this:
"Hey! You're home! You've been out for five hours! I have to pee real bad! Will you hurry up and come in so we can all go out?" They finally came in, we never stopped barking until we got to go outside, just like we always do. It's funny how they think they can train us. They got it backwards.

While we were all outside, they were talking about how they should have stayed home and waited for "Crazy Heart" to come out on video.

Mom: "It wasn't a big screen movie, I could have watched that on an Ipod. That movie was disgusting. That character is so revolting! Ew! How could anyone want to sleep with a chain-smoking alcoholic who throws up all the time?"

Dad: "I could have been just as disappointed in that movie on the small screen. I think there was a glass of bourbon in every shot. Jeff Bridges was dryer in 'Sea Hunt."

Mom: " And the songs were hack songs."

Dad: "It's just a movie about a drunk, when you come right down to it. They got the wrong organ. It shouuld have been called 'Crazy Liver.'$26 for the tickets, $16 for the snacks, a bottle of water for $4.25 and $2 to park. They don't even give you free parking for the whole movie. It turned into a Lifetime movie. They didn't have the balls to get the kid killed---that's what really happens when a kid disappears for several hours. "

I could have told Mom and Dad that they should always stay home to watch movies, that way, the pack stays together at all times, like we're supposed to.

Then Dad started immitating Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart, wobbling around and singing like he was drunk.

Dad: (Singing off key in a real Country twang)
"Your mind is small, but your boobs are big.
You sure are dumb, but you like my rig
You can hardly read, but you like to f**k
You don't like books, but you love my truck"

They laughed like two dummies and sang that fake country song for a while while they watched President Obama's State of the Union speech in a rerun on CNN. the way? The president didn't say a single thing about dogs. Not one thing. It's like we don't even exist. 200 million of us here, 5 million in a holocaust every single year in the "shelters" and about a million of us in concentration camps, puppy mills, and the president doesn't even mention it?

At least Mom is working on getting a ban on dog and cat sales in West Hollywood, where she used to live before she married Dad. Here's what Mom is doing and here's her press release:

Watch the CAPS investigation of West Hollywood's Elite Animals

CAPS Announces West Hollywood City Council Considering Ordinance Banning Sale of Dogs and Cats in Pet Shops

Who: Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS),,

is the only national non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to protecting companion animals from cruelty in pet shops and puppy mills.

What: Following a CAPS undercover investigation of West Hollywood pet stores and a five and a half month protest of West Hollywood pet store Elite Animals, W. Hollywood City Council will be considering an ordinance that will prohibit the sale of dogs and cats in pet shops, with an exemption for the adoptions of shelter and rescue animals.

When: 6:30pm, on Monday Feb.1st

Where: 647 N. San Vicente in West Hollywood, CA, 90069

CAPS investigated Elite Animals and discovered that the store was selling puppy mill dogs and defrauding customers. CAPS obtained undercover footage of employees of the store telling CAPS investigators that their dogs were from “good, private breeders.” Elite Animals was also selling dogs from commercial breeding operations in Russia, outside the jurisdiction of the Animal Welfare Act. The W. Hollywood pet store was in violation of a federal law prohibiting the import of dogs under the age of six months for resale (Farm Bill of 2008).

CAPS investigators also obtained graphic footage of abused dogs from Elite Animals’ suppliers, Gerry and Angie Wensmann, who operate a substandard breeding facility in Minnesota. The puppy mill supplying Elite Animals in WEHO and other retailers around the nation has multiple violations reported by inspectors for the USDA. The dogs are exposed to the elements, caged in harsh and filthy conditions, are injured, sick, and show signs of severe psychological distress.

CAPS assisted the Animal Legal Defense Fund and the City of West Hollywood in drafting the ordinance as well as providing evidence.

“West Hollywood’s City Council has shown great leadership, wise judgment and compassion by considering an ordinance banning the sale of cats and dogs in our city’s pet stores. During this historic recession afflicting our state, we must relieve our overburdened shelters by promoting adoption as the only ethical choice when bringing a companion animal into our hearts and homes. This ordinance, if it passes, will save countless shelter animals’ lives locally and will send a strong message to abusive commercial breeders all over the nation.” ---Carole Davis, W. Coast Director, CAPS

“This could be the beginning of the end of puppy mills and it’s happening in W. Hollywood, one of the most progressive cities on animal welfare issues.” ---Ed Buck, Social Compassion in Legislation Director and West Hollywood resident

Media Contacts: Carole Raphaelle Davis, West Coast Director of CAPS,

310-990- 5758

Deborah Howard, President, Founder of CAPS: 781-210-0938,

About CAPS : Founded by President Deborah Howard in 1992, Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) is the only national nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to protecting companion animals from cruelty in pet shops and puppy mills. CAPS actively addresses the abuse and suffering of pet shop and puppy mill dogs through investigations, education, media relations, legislative involvement, puppy mill dog rescues, consumer assistance and pet industry employee relations.

CAPS undercover investigation of West Hollywood Pet Store:

CAPS protest at Elite Protest of Elite Animals in West Hollywood:

KTLA news story on West Hollywood anti puppy mill protest

West Hollywood children protesting puppy mills:


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