Thursday, June 26, 2008

'Burque Babes & Bullies

You know the saying, " Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach a man how to fish, he'll eat for a lifetime."?

Well, I like to apply a similar sentiment to volunteerism. In other words, we can all bitch and moan about the problems in this world and hope and pray that maybe someone will come along and fix those problems for us. Or we can light some fires under our own lazy ass toes and go out and do something. If you have passion, Party People, you can move mountains. Or maybe a bit o' that ol' dinero to help out a worthy cause or two.

As many of you know, my main cause is animal welfare, specifically as it applies to pit bulls. I won't go into all the reasons why here. Suffice it to say, these dawgs, once America's favorite canines, are presently getting an über bad, totally undeserved rap in these hysteria-motivated times. Le sigh. It's tough out there for da pits.

But plenty of awesome, impassioned people around the United States are fighting back, working towards the day when Breed Specific Legislation is a thing of the Dark Ages past, and responsible people everywhere have the right to own whatever kind of dog they want, including the American Pit Bull Terrier.

One of those people working towards that day, a local gal named Kassie Brown, is putting together a gorgeous calendar inspired by the organization Pin Ups for Pups. It's called "Burque Babes & Bullies" and it's going to feature twelve stunning photos of Albuquerque pin up gals with their pit bulls. Even better, Kassie and her girlfriends are donating 100 percent of net proceeds to help me and other impassioned pittie people continue in our efforts to spring the best of the breed from our shelters, place them in loving, responsible homes, and educate law enforcement and the public at large about this wonderful but misunderstood breed.

Calendar is due out in November. Stay tuned to these pages for ordering info.

Now, go out and inspire some passion in yourself, won't cha?


Doris Rose said...

great idea for a calendar!

she said...

i will buy one! are you in it? ms november? march?

i have foster cared some rescues in the past -i cant now that i have hens. but that felt really good to find homes for dogs that had been given up on.

something ive done frequently is to donate art services where i can ...once i did the poster and playbill for the little theatre up in north georgia for the play the lion the witch and the wardrobe only to have the c.s.lewis foundation threaten me and the theatre with a lawsuit for using their characters in an image -mind you all originally conceived in my vernacular.

*no good deed.....* grrrrrrrrrrherherherhhahaha

anyway. for those about to volunteer: i salute you

moi said...

Sadly, no, I shan't be in the calendar. But if I were, I'd definitely be Miz April. Definitely.

Anonymous Boxer said...

count me in, sistah!

The Poet Laura-eate said...

I think every day every human can do at least one thing for a fellow human and one thing for an animal without busting a gut.

The latest studies show that altruism leads to a longer, happier and often healthier life too as the feelgood en-dolphins of 'doing good' boost us!