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?