Monday, January 17, 2011

Vintage 1956 Horse Magazine
March 1956 Horse Magazine.
Contents: The Horse in Antiquity
The Great O'Neill
Let's Race to Yon Steeple
A Good Jumping Position is Easy to Learn
Horses Are The Travelin'est Animals
Horse Shows Abroad
Sleighbells In The Snow
My First Horse
Vaughn Flannery and more!

Very good condition with mild corner, edge and spine wear. A deep bottom right corner cover crease. Most items ship within 24 hours of receiving cleared payment, business days only I do combine shipping, international buyers contact me for a shipping quote before purchase. Paypal is accepted, other payment methods available, just ask. International buyers are responsible for customs fees.

A Shelter Managers Letter

  • I am not the original author of this letter, but thought it was important to share with everyone, especially during such tough economic times when many people can't afford to keep their pets anymore. The shelters are OVERFLOWING, so please don't adopt from a breeder or worse yet a puppy mill.

    A Letter from a Shelter Manager

    I think our society needs a huge "Wake-up" call. As a shelter manager, I am going to share a little insight with you all...a view from the inside if you will.

    First off, all of you breeders/sellers should be made to work in the "back" of an animal shelter for just one day. Maybe if you saw the life drain from a few sad, lost, confused eyes, you would change your mind about breeding and selling to people you don't even know.

    That puppy you just sold will most likely end up in my shelter when it's not a cute little puppy anymore. So how would you feel if you knew that there's about a 90% chance that dog will never walk out of the shelter it is going to be dumped at? Purebred or not! About 50% of all of the dogs that are "owner surrenders" or "strays", that come into my shelter are purebred dogs.

    The most common excuses I hear are; "We are moving and we can't take our dog (or cat)." Really? Where are you moving too that doesn't allow pets? Or they say "The dog got bigger than we thought it would". How big did you think a German Shepherd would get? "We don't have time for her". Really? I work a 10-12 hour day and still have time for my 6 dogs! "She's tearing up our yard". How about making her a part of your family? They always tell me "We just don't want to have to stress about finding a place for her we know she'll get adopted, she's a good dog".

    Odds are your pet won't get adopted & how stressful do you think being in a shelter is? Well, let me tell you, your pet has 72 hours to find a new family from the moment you drop it off. Sometimes a little longer if the shelter isn't full and your dog manages to stay completely healthy. If it sniffles, it dies. Your pet will be confined to a small run/kennel in a room with about 25 other barking or crying animals. It will have to relieve itself where it eats and sleeps. It will be depressed and it will cry constantly for the family that abandoned it. If your pet is lucky, I will have enough volunteers in that day to take him/her for a walk. If I don't, your pet won't get any attention besides having a bowl of food slid under the kennel door and the waste sprayed out of its pen with a high-powered hose. If your dog is big, black or any of the "Bully" breeds (pit bull, rottie, mastiff, etc) it was pretty much dead when you walked it through the front door.

    Those dogs just don't get adopted. It doesn't matter how 'sweet' or 'well behaved' they are.

    If your dog doesn't get adopted within its 72 hours and the shelter is full, it will be destroyed. If the shelter isn't full and your dog is good enough, and of a desirable enough breed it may get a stay of execution, but not for long . Most dogs get very kennel protective after about a week and are destroyed for showing aggression. Even the sweetest dogs will turn in this environment. If your pet makes it over all of those hurdles chances are it will get kennel cough or an upper respiratory infection and will be destroyed because shelters just don't have the funds to pay for even a $100 treatment.

    Here's a little euthanasia 101 for those of you that have never witnessed a perfectly healthy, scared animal being "put-down".

    First, your pet will be taken from its kennel on a leash. They always look like they think they are going for a walk happy, wagging their tails. Until they get to "The Room", every one of them freaks out and puts on the brakes when we get to the door. It must smell like death or they can feel the sad souls that are left in there, it's strange, but it happens with every one of them. Your dog or cat will be restrained, held down by 1 or 2 vet techs depending on the size and how freaked out they are. Then a euthanasia tech or a vet will start the process. They will find a vein in the front leg and inject a lethal dose of the "pink stuff". Hopefully your pet doesn't panic from being restrained and jerk. I've seen the needles tear out of a leg and been covered with the resulting blood and been deafened by the yelps and screams. They all don't just "go to sleep", sometimes they spasm for a while, gasp for air and defecate on themselves.

    When it all ends, your pets corpse will be stacked like firewood in a large freezer in the back with all of the other animals that were killed waiting to be picked up like garbage. What happens next? Cremated? Taken to the dump? Rendered into pet food? You'll never know and it probably won't even cross your mind. It was just an animal and you can always buy another one, right?

    I hope that those of you that have read this are bawling your eyes out and can't get the pictures out of your head I deal with everyday on the way home from work.

    I hate my job, I hate that it exists & I hate that it will always be there unless you people make some changes and realize that the lives you are affecting go much farther than the pets you dump at a shelter.

    Between 9 and 11 MILLION animals die every year in shelters and only you can stop it. I do my best to save every life I can but rescues are always full, and there are more animals coming in everyday than there are homes.

    My point to all of this DON'T BREED OR BUY WHILE SHELTER PETS DIE!

    Hate me if you want to. The truth hurts and reality is what it is. I just hope I maybe changed one persons mind about breeding their dog, taking their loving pet to a shelter, or buying a dog. I hope that someone will walk into my shelter and say "I saw this and it made me want to adopt". THAT WOULD MAKE IT WORTH IT.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

For Sale :Piercing and Body Modification, Tattoo Fans

PFIQ Piercing Fans International Quarterly, #47 1996 in excellent condition. This is for fans of body modifications such as piercings and tattoos. A lot more extreme than a nose piercing or a butterfly on the shoulder. This issue takes a look at the Maasai and ritual piercings of people of the Amazon. Also has a piece on the people of Oceana such as Boneo, Bali, and Papua New Guinea. Jo Ann shows her piercings. An extensive article on Tribal jewelry. Erica's piercings. Baaba, shows off his body modifications based on his Aboriginal Heritage. Tons more! Some slight wrinkles/creasing. Visit me at BONANZA, the new alternative to those auction sites!

10 Things Which Irritate Me

1. People who say "ideals" instead of "ideas." 
2. When the person behind the big red clown face, arches, the drive thru says "I'll take your order when u r ready."  So you start to talk and they say "Hold on a minute." Is this rocket science?
3. Parents who allow their children to have screaming fits and tantrums in the  store, bank, cafe...etc.  "Now Johnny, please stop screaming for Mommy..."  GET SERIOUS>>>take that kid outta there !!!
4. People who are close-minded.
5.  People who insist on clothing which is age inappropriate, too tight, too baggy, too loud, too slutty,  just because they make it in your size, or the size you wish you were...Just because it's your size doesn't mean u should wear it.  Do not be a GLAMOUR fashion DON"T.
6. Hypocrisy
7. Parents who never attend their children's plays, sporting events, recitals, etc...unless: They will be on tv, the news will be there, they are making a commercial or are being investigated for something. (Hey everyone, see what a good parent I am)
8. People who ride your ass in the slow lane....because they can't figure it out...(You know the type...YOU are in the SLOW LANE...they are behind YOU....Horns BLARING, on your bumper, fingers FLIPPING, and lights FLASHING....hey dumbass, I am going slow, thats why I'm in the SLOW LANE!!! Pass on the left!
9. People who force us to pass on the right on the know the type. Out for a Sunday drive, doing 45MPH is the passing lane.  WHO OWN THE ROAD AND WILL NOT MOVE!!!  You agonizingly follow them for miles, as traffic builds into the next county...They are the reason "rush hour" is slow.  "Please God, make these idiots to move, I'm begging you...don't make me PASS ON THE RIGHT!" When you do....they flip you off.
10.  When they open a new checkout line in the grocery store and don't say "I'll take the next person in line."  I swear, when that light goes on...if you can't get out of the way, curl up in a ball!!1 Stop, drop, and roll...the stampede will come from the back of the store.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

About Me

A little about me...I'm a married female in my forties, and no, I won't tell you where in my forties I am.  I have one Son, who is almost 17, and a fantastic husband, we've been married 3 months.  We have 4 dogs, 2 chinchillas and 2 fish tanks.

I enjoy selling/buying online. I have sold for years on ebay, and I have recently begun selling on Bonanza.  My booth is here

I have a strong interest in magazine back issues and other paper collectibles such as magazine prints and other ephemera   I have a little of everything, Ford, GM, Chrysler print ads, Jell-o, Bon Ami, and more. I also have a lot of tattoo and body piercing magazines, fiction and non-fiction books, and, once in a while some really bizarre items. You should stop by and check it out.

We picked up some beautiful vintage china today made by the Johnson Brothers from England. It's "The Old Mill" pattern, made from the 40's through the 70's, and it's really exquisite. Went to this old warehouse in Cleveland, Ohio. The place was such a mess it seriously looked as if a bomb went off and scattered the contents of the building everywhere. I managed to get myself trapped in a corner, I went in easy enough, but couldn't figure how to get back out! But the!

The building used to be an old meat packing plant and was really interesting all by itself. I'm sure it would have some stories to tell.
I'm new at this blogging thing, not sure if anyone will be interested, but check back oftion...every once in a while I have something profound to say!