Category: animals


  • Remembering Susie

    Remembering Susie

    Obituary originally posted here. Photo slideshow: https://www.tributeslides.com/embed/CFSIFRAM/dem10727/11m61217470d60e0 Obituary May 14, 1946 ~ August 6, 2021 (age 75) Susie Elizabeth Duncan Sexton, 75, of Columbia City, IN, passed away unexpectedly Friday, August 6, 2021, at her home. Born on May 14, 1946, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Roy and Edna (Lewis) Duncan, who, in her words, […]

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  • In a Sense…a Broad!

    In a Sense…a Broad!

    As I consider myself nothing nor nobody more than Peter Sellers in Being There or at my liveliest as Inspector Clousseau, it is difficult to make “Susie” sound interesting? I am proudest of being the Mother of Roy, whom I consider the person I would most wish to be. I grew up in a very […]

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  • Gassing Sentient Beings in 2011?!?

    Gassing Sentient Beings in 2011?!?

    North Carolina is the land of my roots and as of late steeped in religious activities and displays of fervent reverence. How then to explain the manufacturing and distribution of gas chambers…set up in 24 locations I believe… with profits going to a veterinarian/state official? Ghoulish conflict of interest! The videos displayed all over Facebook […]

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  • We must speak up … individually.

    We must speak up … individually.

    In response to yesterday’s post, I received the following from Davidson County (North Carolina) commissioner Fred McClure – my reply follows: “Thanks for writing. However, the videos you see on Facebook are not accurate for our county. There is no terror, no pain and animals are put down one at a time. This has been […]

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  • Part III: May Need to Revisit the Carolinas After All (2011)

    Part III: May Need to Revisit the Carolinas After All (2011)

    Davidson County (North Carolina) commissioner Fred McClure sent another message yesterday – my reply follows: “Thank you, and we are moving more toward the injection. It is a poor testimony for the citizens of our county that we have 7,000 animals at the shelter in the first place. Irresponsible pet ownership is the real problem […]

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  • Experimentation & Research on Sentient Beings (2011)

    Experimentation & Research on Sentient Beings (2011)

    [Feel free to re-use this letter template and send to the email addresses at the end…] Dear Governor Perdue (NC), I am contacting you to voice my concern regarding the conditions the animals are kept in and subjected to in many of the Animal Control facilities in the State of North Carolina. It has come […]

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  • Seemingly Uncivilized…and Perhaps for Profit (Follow-up with NC Governor Bev Perdue) (2011)

    Seemingly Uncivilized…and Perhaps for Profit (Follow-up with NC Governor Bev Perdue) (2011)

    Please realize that so very, very many of us are alarmed regarding 24 gassing locations in the Tarheel state, possible conflict of interest if a public official-veterinarian manufactures those contraptions and also runs seminars at Gaston demonstrating with live homeless animals, and selling of Whiteville homeless beings for experimentation and fertilizer products or for rendering […]

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  • animals are we all…

    animals are we all…

    animals are we all…why politicians choose to ignore that fact must be as Paul Harvey once stated that the other species never vote. time to realize, elected officials, that the numbers of animal advocates grow exponentially by the moment, and it may be to your advantage to pay attention to all living beings. probably the […]

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  • god is present in these beautiful faces…

    god is present in these beautiful faces…

    god is present in these beautiful faces, that we ignore the haunting and pleading expressions on, as we allow other humans to slay these living beings. when we kill, we kill god…we destroy nature…we make ourselves vindictive gods with no concern for the beauty we put an end to…dead is dead. “RIP” is an escape […]

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  • beyond all sense of reason…

    beyond all sense of reason…

    oh, dear…archery prowess encouraged in “youngsters” and thus the youth were prepared for the opening of deer killing season today? (deer flushed out onto roads and highways as a result.) how sad for all involved. safety seminars conducted so that “everyone” involved will not be harmed? huh? turkeys, flying fowl also scheduled for official killing […]

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  • What can you do…to help stop this animal epidemic?

    What can you do…to help stop this animal epidemic?

    keep spreading the word and hoping against hope that folks get their minds and hearts onto this epidemic which can be corrected…people created it and people must solve it…thanks for caring… okay. so an iPAD sports a highly touted 10 hour battery and thus receives great praise and sells well for around 500 bucks? cows […]

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  • I AM A TRUTH SEEKER AND A PUBLICIST FOR TRUTH…WHAT A GREAT CALLING, RIGHT?

    I AM A TRUTH SEEKER AND A PUBLICIST FOR TRUTH…WHAT A GREAT CALLING, RIGHT?

    From my pal Eddie Mah: We don’t need to eat Protein !!Yes, you heard right. We need Amino Acids so our bodies can turn into useful Protein. Animal products do not supply our bodies with the right amino acids which we can use. When we eat flesh, our body has to break down the improper […]

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  • Follow-up to Indiana government officials on deer culling initiative (2011)

    Follow-up to Indiana government officials on deer culling initiative (2011)

    received a generated reply from Shelley Reeves and here is my reply…(and are you aware of the Albion Chain o’ lakes fatality this past week….a buck defending itself from a gunshot, premature dressing and then stabbing may have gored the “hunter” who is now dead…can be read in HUFFINGTON POST here). below is my response to […]

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  • Animals R Us…

    Animals R Us…

    ah, so! the absolutely foolish stubborn nature of those who politicize these dangers, which are actually shouting to us every day to please face facts concerning our jeopardized environment, is shameful. tis either apathy or downright denial…both of which doom us. horrid. it is obvious to the naked eye of any who revere the animal […]

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  • i do not discuss harry potter or vampire sex…I DO discuss animal advocacy!

    i do not discuss harry potter or vampire sex…I DO discuss animal advocacy!

    my modest little book, lamenting the state of the world and extolling my happy childhood which made me the liberal soul i am to this day here in the dull midwest, can be accessed at www.susieduncansexton.com …only an e-book and floating in the air. my little book is NOT a hit with 20 somethings because i do […]

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  • deer…the most dangerous animal alive?!?!

    deer…the most dangerous animal alive?!?!

    hateful, duplicitous, double-talking, snake-oil salesman letter in our little local paper today urging year-round deer hunting cuz “deers are the most dangerous animals alive” from a doc who says why pay the price of even one human life of a driver in a car getting killed…cuz his own cars get dented? we have had bizarre […]

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  • Symbolizing the chasm…some win big while others lose tragically (2011)

    Symbolizing the chasm…some win big while others lose tragically (2011)

    Greenville, South Carolina, is one of the cities which signifies something significant in my life…and I am disheartened that despite its recent spike in achieving opulence, the record number of discarded animals/pets is startling. One wonders why, with the amazing dumping of living beings into the Greenville shelter, that a choice must be made between […]

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  • The Dachshund & The Pink Pig (thx to Pat Heinbaugh for sending!)

    The Dachshund & The Pink Pig (thx to Pat Heinbaugh for sending!)

    Check out the photos here… This Dachshund is fostering this little guy for another mom who couldn’t take care of him. He had his eyes closed, but now they are open. He is just a little bigger than her other pups. She loves this little guy as much as the other puppies and she is nursing […]

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  • there is profit in so-called animal “over-population”…

    there is profit in so-called animal “over-population”…

    there is profit in so-called animal “over-population”…cadavers rendered into fertilizers and pet food incredibly (and gassing machines mass-produced and sold in many states)…not to mention live homeless animals sold for research and experimentation. same with hunters claiming they are all doing us a favor? they love squealing “over-population” so they can play “deliverance” games and […]

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  • Where might all of this competition for residency at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue be leading? 2012

    Where might all of this competition for residency at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue be leading? 2012

    WOW, it seems the presidential candidates better demonstrate that each one of them appreciates animals and treats them allllll nicely. Newt is keenly interested in animal welfare ever since Mitt’s bad press surfaced for carting his dog on top of his woody station wagon 20 years ago. Barack is newly interested in legislation outlawing puppy […]

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  • this link is vital… Squawk Back! Helping Animals When Others Can’t …Or Won’t

    this link is vital… Squawk Back! Helping Animals When Others Can’t …Or Won’t

    this link is vital… the world has become so incredibly crass about animal welfare that it is indeed frightening…violence toward animals is either totally ignorant (my husband’s vote) or just damned mean (my vote)… please invite your friends who care to join us here, as this presidential election seems to be heading toward resolution of this very […]

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  • Urge Emerald Isle, North Carolina, to Halt Deer Massacre (2012)

    Urge Emerald Isle, North Carolina, to Halt Deer Massacre (2012)

    Here is what I submitted in response to this link. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE REVERED LAND OF MY ROOTS? Gassing and ONLY gassing domesticated animals in shelters? Killing deer with bows and arrows on Emerald Isle for what? The sake of human “convenience”? Please, this is horrid and an embarrassment for those of us who […]

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  • The dogs of angel Gabriele

    The dogs of angel Gabriele

    I wrote the below in response to this article: “Geneseo doesn’t welcome 10 rescued dogs” which can be found here. And thanks to Naida Austin who encouraged me: “If anyone can write convincingly and persuasively, Susie, it’s YOU!” Here is the note I sent to zoning@henrycty.com … Please allow this dear soul to live happily with […]

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  • In our sphere…a couple of near and dear animal causes

    In our sphere…a couple of near and dear animal causes

    Facebook pal Tyler Chase gave me the supreme compliment, “Good thing you are in our sphere, Susie. Not many really care or have the compassion to speak out. Susie rocks!” Thank you so much, Tyler! Here are links to a couple of causes near and dear to my heart and the responses I sent them… […]

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  • i cry every day…empathy is the only word i believe captures what seems to be missing

    i cry every day…empathy is the only word i believe captures what seems to be missing

    Following is a series of excerpts from a Facebook conversation I had last night with a wonderful friend and animal rights activist Trish Chambers: ___________________________ i cry every day…those who brag about never crying or wonder about crying? make me really wonder about their ability to feel and empathize…how sad NOT to cry. (and some […]

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  • A brief ode to Issie…

    A brief ode to Issie…

    Anxiety changed to relief…sadness turned to happiness. ♥Pills transform the ailing heart as certainly as a caress.I write of my own tiny adopted best friend, a cat! =^..^=I pray ALL other homeless animals find love–and that’s that!

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  • i am in an eternal state of conflict…

    i am in an eternal state of conflict…

    i am in an eternal state of conflict which i wouldn’t wish on anyone. i want everybody in the entire world to nurture all animals of the world, therefore, CONFLICT — just part of my psyche that i try once in a while to ignore — doesn’t work! i imagine i am not alone in […]

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  • Some musings…on rodeos & feral cats…and everything in between

    Some musings…on rodeos & feral cats…and everything in between

    it is a new world…took me some time to realize this myself! and wow, i am planted firmly in the new world order! my dad attended rodeos in new york…and he would be totally receptive to the world-wide disdain now for rodeos…he would be sensitized…his nature was that of one of the kindest souls ever […]

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  • …where is charlton heston BTW?

    …where is charlton heston BTW?

    …i am appalled that the more i learn the more i am aware of all the money to be made from an overpopulation of cats, dogs, deer, etc. actually being encouraged…bodies for cash move down more avenues than can be imagined. and those who are profiting speak out of both sides of their lying mouths. […]

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  • “Aunt” Trina…good-bye, little precious gentle one… 2012

    “Aunt” Trina…good-bye, little precious gentle one… 2012

    ‎”aunt” trina…age 19…our cat named after little disabled girl in PENNY SERENADE…covered up to her chin with a quilt. good-bye, little precious gentle one…thank you for finding us. =^..^= 1993-2012 trina has been part of our home nearly one third of our lives when i stop to think about her age. she was diagnosed with […]

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  • i shall never ever change my mind…and i feel sorrow for those who refuse to look truth in the face, literally.

    i shall never ever change my mind…and i feel sorrow for those who refuse to look truth in the face, literally.

    need to regroup thoughts to figure out how to reach folks, more and more each day, who can learn to help save lives and realize the beautiful significance of doing so. ULCER ATTACK…again! but stopping the consuming of animals for breakfast, lunch and dinner does help — highly recommend. our entire family now vegan! i […]

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  • speak softly or shout loudly…

    speak softly or shout loudly…

    help to make this a kinder world by speaking up even when speaking up seems to irritate folks occasionally…refuse to accept that deer are “harvested” and beef is “grown” and that any one of us or even one animal are/is expendable… wise up and remember to love, to care, to nurture. sad to say that […]

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  • probably we need some “jerk whisperers”…as animals are more difficult to advocate for than can possibly be imagined

    probably we need some “jerk whisperers”…as animals are more difficult to advocate for than can possibly be imagined

    so tired of all the thuggery in our country. this is the 21st century and not the dark ages…and no longer a primitive world. disgusted with bullying and weaponry and sheer stupidity. time for punishment of those who seem to enjoy killing and have forgotten how to think and to reason and to empathize. …i […]

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  • their magic intimidates the clueless!

    their magic intimidates the clueless!

    cats are too special to be explained or compromised for popular consumption. their magic intimidates the clueless! ;D thanks for that! ♥ =^..^= their sophisticated presence causes those — who pride themselves upon insensitivity — to squirm. felines are other-worldly yet grounded in the importance and possibilities of happy reality. they introduced me to my […]

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  • that’s how life goes when life matters!

    that’s how life goes when life matters!

    From Julie Fletcher, “Susie, you do such a heartbreaking task each day to help them all, I know why you do it but its so hearbreaking to see the abuse all the time, when God looked for the best Earth Angel, he didn’t have far to Go before he found you…I don’t know if you […]

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  • To whom it may concern… 2012

    To whom it may concern… 2012

    How and why and under what circumstances has the slaughter of sentient beings to save plants and trees become acceptable to civilized human beings? Rationalizations for this mass killing boggle the thinking mind. Awareness of this deer culling demands urging that this violence cease wherever it is being perpetrated — in this circumstance and elsewhere […]

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  • Killers too proudly pose…

    Killers too proudly pose…

    Tears HOT run down my face.View hectic human raceIn stills and videos!Killers too proudly poseAlongside fallen prey.“Stop!” Many of us pray.Let our voices be heard —And fresh consciousness stirred. ___________ Inspired by this blog post by my friend Shannon Wright ___________ Some nice comments recently received: From Paul Clifford Schrade: “Thank God we have our Susies who […]

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  • empathy/apathy = ?

    empathy/apathy = ?

    empathy = caring and relating and becoming actively involved in saving lives and ending suffering. apathy = not giving a damn about anybody but one’s self. empathy is so rewarding. apathy leads nowhere except possibly world-wide disaster. Stepping up for beings in a different world… From Vicki Floren Blanche: “Who can underestimate ma’am Sue’s advocacy? […]

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  • it is not good for them or us…

    it is not good for them or us…

    oh, please stop eating pigs — it is not good for them or us…it is 2012…blood money is sooooo mafia-like… artificially inseminate and head ’em out and round ’em up and murder…then take that profit to the bank and perpetuate the myth that evil is not happening. bah, humbug on recipes and dinner fare and […]

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  • Status time…no more killing, no more bullying, no more selfishness

    Status time…no more killing, no more bullying, no more selfishness

    status time–just now read a post stating that record numbers of innocent dogs and cats are murdered (yes killing is killing — a catch-all/short-hand term) in shelters every day now. so, if they are dumped due to the economy –and not out of pure apathy and selfishness… well, for starters, do not be intimidated by […]

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  • My birthday wish… 2012

    My birthday wish… 2012

    On this day, my birthday, I offer this wish… THINKING is how i categorize what i write here. our hearts are totally involved as are our minds, and therefore we can make a vast difference. what a combination… the brain combined with the heart can eventually educate and reverse these tragedies. hope in action. we […]

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  • i’d go before a firing squad on behalf of animal welfare…

    i’d go before a firing squad on behalf of animal welfare…

    i’ll tell you that nothing but nothing holds my interest like working on behalf of animals… i’d go before a firing squad on behalf of animal welfare… for if one loves the most innocent among us be assured one actually loves all animals, including the human race such as it is! ;D

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  • Put others first…all the way from bustling ants to elephants and all the sentient beings in between

    Put others first…all the way from bustling ants to elephants and all the sentient beings in between

    amazing how we can do more than we ever dreamed possible…push our bodies, minds, hearts, resources to the limit and beyond. how? put others first…all the way from bustling ants to elephants and all the sentient beings in between. caring and helping to educate and to save lives whether directly or indirectly cannot be topped […]

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  • heaven?

    heaven?

    “getting into heaven” is the goal?…rather than contributing to a heavenly atmosphere in real time…the only potential heaven available…”believe and ye shall be forgiven” no matter what crap gets pulled. my ventures into heaven?…we know when we are there because we never want to leave and time both stands still yet goes by way too […]

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  • Orphans in the storm…

    Orphans in the storm…

    dear precious orphans in the storm, i have posted your stories and photographs until my fingertips are raw. hopefully, many others will join this cause and share also. NOKILLNATION in 2012!!!!! a wonderful possibility…and somehow we may inch a bit closer to forgiveness for having foolishly ended sweet lives too numerous to even begin to […]

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  • of all the -isms….

    of all the -isms….

    what is interesting is that a professor whose lectures appear on facebook said that of all the ‘-isms’, species-ism is the hottest issue…that the volatility associated with this topic is nearly insurmountable. this is 2012, however, and if we begin to live harmoniously and not desperately, the sensible status of no more brutality and barbarism […]

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  • free will…

    free will…

    free will and will power and the ability to try to communicate with language and to aid others in understanding through literature and film and music and conversation and schooling…that is the very best policy of all. and IF we consider ourselves the superior species and if we tell ourselves we are via human language […]

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  • Three cheers for the animal kingdom forevermore: thoughts and observations from an active life of caring…

    Three cheers for the animal kingdom forevermore: thoughts and observations from an active life of caring…

    …you are such wonderful folks to care about animal welfare and to work to save lives. i am so happy to know you all! thank you…we must never give up…we must educate humans so that every person realizes and appreciates the power and majesty and importance of all beings! bless all creatures great and small! […]

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  • rolling over and playing dead…is not wise

    rolling over and playing dead…is not wise

    EVERY DAY IS THE SAME FOR ANIMALS…..i envy them that, except that every day more of them than not…considerably more…are ignored and abandoned and killed…please care second by second…be aware and help brighten a life or two or three. thanks for pausing to think of another lonely heart and doing something about it! no matter […]

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  • Pot pourri: review of Jim Robertson’s Exposing the Big Game, some additional thoughts on hunting, and some wonderful feedback

    Pot pourri: review of Jim Robertson’s Exposing the Big Game, some additional thoughts on hunting, and some wonderful feedback

    Wanted to recommend to you all the book “Exposing the Big Game: Living Targets of a Dying Sport” by my new friend Jim Robertson. Below is the review I added to the book’s Amazon listing i now have this fabulous book on my desk…often picking it back up and reading aloud to my husband. how stunning […]

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  • Compassion does contain the word passion…

    Compassion does contain the word passion…

    it is a war between good and evil…and apathy…empathy must rule the day. we must never roll over and play dead in the face of cruelty. we must reach those people who have open, caring hearts and urge them to speak up often and emphatically… we can CHANGE those who perpetrate bruitish behavior toward the […]

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  • but think about how those very people treat human beings as well…

    but think about how those very people treat human beings as well…

    we need to include all living beings in our hearts and minds and give them room on our planet once they are born. parenthood isn’t just a human invention. life matters…and birth control matters as well. time to curb reproduction and make room for those already alive to continue living. a-men! ;D ♥!!!!!! i was […]

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  • Mr. Stutzman… (2012)

    Mr. Stutzman… (2012)

    Mr. Stutzman: Extremely disappointed that the votes of a large and burgeoning portion of your constituency do not matter to you. Your advocacy for de-regulation of the farm “industry” is revelatory of self-interest and the resultant desire to please only a certain segment of voters in order to assure your election to office. Received a […]

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  • when human nature gets in the way of animal/nature

    when human nature gets in the way of animal/nature

    every once in a while, in a facebook animal welfare/rights/rescue group, you come across someone more worried about their respective group’s “rules” than the big picture. these officious animal folks always make me put my tail between my legs, and i whimper and i go away forever. i was probably, in another life, one of […]

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  • this is how I use facebook…

    this is how I use facebook…

    this is how I use facebook…cross-posting, sharing, convincing, and caring… please help these beautiful, eager, haunted, expressive orphans who have been photographed, to link US at our keyboards in various locations with their stories and contact information. take 5 seconds to click onto their “life-line” photographs which then fills monitors with contact information…be sure to […]

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  • why wait…when we know it matters to somebody?

    why wait…when we know it matters to somebody?

    we must do the best we are able while we live and do not wait for a rainbow bridge or resting in peace or heaven itself? then we can stop and be nice and help others NOW. why wait when we could be doing that type of stuff right this second when we know it […]

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  • because i pursued her trail, i saved her life…

    because i pursued her trail, i saved her life…

    I thought this exchange was so important and worth sharing in its entirety…it ain’t easy…but it is worth it…something wonderful may be around the corner…or someone like our zelda! yes, someone like zelda! (not to mention friends like Mary Beth, Madeleine, Diane, Dee, Tierra, Edward, and Becki!) Here is the exchange… Susie Sexton: what a hateful […]

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  • yes…they DO deserve better…

    yes…they DO deserve better…

    I received an email today from Thomas C. Kiernan, president of the National Parks Conservation Association, with the subject line: “They Deserve Better.” He writes (the letter was a formatted eblast with photos, links, etc.): “Dear Susie, I urgently need your help to ensure Congress makes critical investments in our national parks . . . to […]

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  • Oh what animals mean to me…

    Oh what animals mean to me…

    Oh what animals mean to me —So frolicking, patient and free!Pure of motive and faithful, too!“Brave hearts”: they remind me of you! ~ _______________________ Love these comments! Shannon Basner: “Thank you, Roy. I enjoy your mother’s posts and think the world of her.” Jan Tansel: “Roy – I loved your review [click here to read]. You write […]

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  • Other musings…

    Other musings…

    last night, i posted a status where i borrowed some excellent words from a lady on a string of a young euthanized dog…i do not want to engage in the posting of the many many tragedies but how do we get the great apathetic middle zone of humans to stop and care and help to […]

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  • thank you for the lives you save…and the hearts you calm

    thank you for the lives you save…and the hearts you calm

    i am sad part of every day and have become a different person since learning to cherish all living beings… and to be as brave as i can for their rights to live…but i do cry daily…i used to look away…now i look at social media posts that a rugged cowboy would wince at and […]

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  • For our animal friends…

    For our animal friends…

    …i cannot believe that we cannot stop these massacres…what would work? how can we help people to understand? what is the magic formula? some of these animals are lined up for their photographs like the romanov family in czarist russia…little do they know? or DO they… instinctive animals know more than we do. how can […]

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  • i wondered if i was alone in my thinking…

    i wondered if i was alone in my thinking…

    maybe i can stop crying on this monday in which so many orphans are on death row…how i deal with the sadness is i SHARE their photographs because i do not look away. they are facts of life and their lives matter. gotta wash my hair now…hoping more and more folks share these “kids” and […]

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  • ….isn’t that the best?

    ….isn’t that the best?

    wrote the below in response to my wonderful friend Pamela Wainwright- Herrera who was able to use Facebook to help get a sweet pup adopted… ….isn’t that the best? you should be really proud of those accomplishments on behalf of these precious ones we love so much. i am thrilled you and i are friends… […]

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  • thoughts on communicating with our animal friends…

    thoughts on communicating with our animal friends…

    thoughts on communicating with our animal friends… my babies respond better to lengthy explanations from me than when i just shout one word like SIT or STAY or FETCH…seriously, they like to know WHY they should do that stuff like WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME IF I DO COOPERATE? i swear by that…unless they just […]

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  • yep, the big picture is quite a lot to take in

    yep, the big picture is quite a lot to take in

    [In response to “Black Dog Syndrome” – click here or here to read.] ISN’T THE HUMAN BRAIN WIRED TO “think” AND “reason”? WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP ALL PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND AND TO HELP SAVE LIVES? WHEN YOU FIGURE THAT OUT, GET BACK WITH ME! ;D as anne frank wrote…”i still believe at heart people are good…” (paraphrased) […]

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  • best i could today….

    best i could today….

    i done did the very best i could today–posting “orphans’ ” faces and facts on grand display!hoping somebody cares and adopts a dear “friend”,leading the way to a fantastic, happy trend~!“let us empty every cage…” ♥ =^..^-

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  • time to stop believing in and hiding behind magic

    time to stop believing in and hiding behind magic

    In response to this information about the abuse of animals at Indiana University’s medical school… …I sent the following note to Betty.J.Goldentyer@usda.gov – please join me in emailing her: PLEASE, let us end our inhabiting of another era which Charles Dickens once documented…the horrors of a backward, victimizing society…ghoulish and ignorant. I register my disapproval and ask […]

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  • i compare that state of being to heaven itself

    i compare that state of being to heaven itself

    i am always exhausted…but i compare that “state of being” to heaven itself…my mind is where it should be…focused on these orphan animals instead of on ME! so happy that i finally figured out how to enjoy LIFE to the maximum. the secret? empathize with those who are as bewildered as i have ALWAYS been […]

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  • Crying when it rains: animal duos…

    Crying when it rains: animal duos…

    my twosome kitties cannot be apart from each other for a second…i saved two dogs from execution over a dozen years ago…one of them died this summer and her pal could not get used to her absence for a solid month and he cried when it rained as if he was worried she was still […]

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  • Moronic Ox Q&A: Secrets of an Old Typewriter, politics, animal rights, classic films, and just about…everything!

    Moronic Ox Q&A: Secrets of an Old Typewriter, politics, animal rights, classic films, and just about…everything!

    In this Q&A with Moronic Ox literary journal, I talk openly about my book Secrets of an Old Typewriter, politics, animal rights, classic films, and just about…everything! Excerpt: “I hold out hope for youthful altruism and acceptance of one another and living and letting live. Perhaps, one day, individuality will trump group-think. EVOLUTION accomplished! Preservation […]

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  • the sensitization must begin

    the sensitization must begin

    my philosophy is we give the homeless animals posted on facebook a beautiful chance/chances to connect with some human angel by sharing their pix that they pose for as if they KNOW that is their LAST chance to hang onto their lives. killing these dolls is just positively evil…nobody can tell me differently…so facebook drives […]

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  • going cold turkey: veganism and me

    going cold turkey: veganism and me

    i was recently asked by my friend pamela on facebook: “hi susie, just wondering when you transitioned to no meat. how did you transition, and was it hard at first. is food still good? did you just buy a vegan cook book and start cooking? just curious as I have thought about it more than […]

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  • across the board. cannot argue one more second…

    across the board. cannot argue one more second…

    let’s all vote correctly? so that peace and love and kindness and caring about those less fortunate all go the head of the class? starting to worry that the wrong decision will be a death knell for our nation. what an incredible pre-election week thus far… obama has my vote…democrats in general have my vote…hopefully, […]

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  • i am quite overbooked…

    i am quite overbooked…

    Thoughts from a cold Saturday morning in November… just watched four people seeming to speak greek about marketing books. did not understand one word except for an author who seemed to lament the e-book rage and he was very young, too. he fears that humans will not accidentally discover those magical books they never would […]

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  • animals have sensitized my soul…

    animals have sensitized my soul…

    Thoughts from a cold Sunday evening in November… i truly identify with animals…always have…and have not always been there 100 per cent of the time for all of them who crossed my path. a failure i am so sad about. animals have sensitized my soul and they are so tickled for one ounce of devotion. […]

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  • Open Letter: REGARDING THE DEER CULLING… 2012

    Open Letter: REGARDING THE DEER CULLING… 2012

    REGARDING THE DEER CULLING SCHEDULED FOR NOV. 13, 14, 26 and 27, maligning our state’s parks’ system (read the story by clicking here): This truly needs to be stopped. We do believe fewer “state parks” are participating in this “operation” this year–we did our best last “season” to protest. We literally cannot believe this horror is allowed, […]

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  • Try to learn something…

    Try to learn something…

    “Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” – T. H. Huxley, English biologist and author (1825-1895) I JUST WANT TO DIE HALF THE TIME…i actually picked up the phone and straightened out a deer biologist with our state DNR and barely allowed him to offer up lame excuses for murdering deer in […]

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  • my photograph is NOT something i like seeing everyday…

    my photograph is NOT something i like seeing everyday…

    i used to feature homeless dogs and cats and all animals all the time via my profile pics on facebook…gotta get back to that…my photograph is NOT something i like seeing everyday…and besides i am not a jailed orphan, yet. i do have a home and warmth and food and security sorta? i want all […]

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  • all living beings matter…even those who are blocking progress…

    all living beings matter…even those who are blocking progress…

    in this 21st century, far too many humans are politicizing this issue of understanding our fabulous natural world which we should regard with reverence every second. stubborn types are ignoring all the warning signs to honor what we are fortunate enough to be experiencing for a nano-second…this is heaven in real time. so tired of […]

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  • their hearts are lumps of coal?

    their hearts are lumps of coal?

    on facebook right now, my profile pic is of a 6 month old skinny little pup who was killed today in a shelter that has an 80% slaughter rate…c’mon, world, we have got to stop this sadness and madness NOW…please help in any way you possibly can if only to sensitize others to this second […]

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  • i want this on my tombstone…

    i want this on my tombstone…

    about facebook… i try my best…what is neat about these homeless/shelter animal posts on facebook is most of them contain the “share” word…and we don’t have to stand on our heads and click the photo to get to that “share” word…i love that. and i do know how to spell “join”, too. thanks to my […]

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  • it is one tall order…

    it is one tall order…

    i am guessing that we need to feel as much pity for those who do not appreciate animals and nature and who do not practice gentleness toward other sentient beings as we do for their innocent victims. but it is one tall order to forgive such behavior from thinking human beings. we need to reach […]

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  • what a fabulous holiday season that would be…

    what a fabulous holiday season that would be…

    seriously…truly…honestly…how do we provide NOKILL shelters? as many animals as are killed every year, there are more than enough…far more than enough…homes which could add a dog or cat as a family member… we could empty the cages tomorrow…and with responsible monitoring, stop this tragic second by second situation right this moment…please adopt and urge […]

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  • appreciated and inspiring… (2012)

    appreciated and inspiring… (2012)

    Thanks, everyone, for your help on December’s charity drive to benefit Symphony Animal Foundation! The friendship and encouragement were so appreciated and inspiring. Open Books will tally the copies of Secrets of an Old Typewriter sold from December 6th through the 9th and send a gift in memory of the late, Los Angeles-based poet Scott Wannberg (www.open-bks.com). […]

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  • no mincing words…

    no mincing words…

    there is no resting in peace…there is the horror of being slain…a living being’s last moments on earth consisting of being frightened and terrified and then killed…accept that fact and we can change the system, the killing system…do not mythologize…do not accept profiteering via slaughter of any living being. please empathize…please. in response to this […]

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  • my status…

    my status…

    MY STATUS: please consider adopting a shelter animal during this festive season which humans celebrate, when carolers carol, when candy and cookies overflow, when gifts are purchased in frenzied shopping fests, when parties happen right and left…stop for just one second and catch your breath and include, include, include those who are left out. among […]

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  • happy new year good humans… 2013

    happy new year good humans… 2013

    happy new year good humans who squawk back! love you all! hey, sentient beings of this earth…so very many of us love each of you and care about your lives and your well-being and your rights…we are here for you…some of these videos and photographs rip out our hearts daily and nightly…but that means we […]

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  • they’ll have my head mounted on a wall!

    they’ll have my head mounted on a wall!

    “grrr,” says a typical man’s man on the boob tube…”i certainly don’t need an assault rifle to shoot a …duck!” how nice of you, big ole “sportsman”, but…oh, big man, how about not shooting a duck, either…”mentally ill” covers gun permits for duck and bunny murderers…a LOT of us believe…wishing we would all stand up […]

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  • (yep, that’s my status and i am sticking to it…until i drop!)

    (yep, that’s my status and i am sticking to it…until i drop!)

    breeders and hunters and meat-eaters are all over facebook…therefore so should those of us who do NOT believe in killing animals and in flaunting weapons … be all over facebook, suggesting alternatives to brutal murder. LOVE IS THE ANSWER…LET US SHARE EMPATHETIC CONCERN AND ENCOURAGE EVERY EFFORT NECESSARY TO ALLEVIATE SUFFERING AND TO EDUCATE AND […]

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  • i could just spit!

    i could just spit!

    “gun culture”? oxymoron! god bless the deer. please god, bless the deer. please? “hunting” is the nuttiest word. “hunt” mushrooms or as we say in indiana…”hunt musharoons” while dribbling a basketball. evolve…oh, evolve. oh, and “harvest deer” and “grow beef”…arghhhhhh. dammit! and “gun safety”! you know those “inanimate objects” called guns? the world is totally […]

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  • …still no good deed goes unpunished

    …still no good deed goes unpunished

    hey, it’s indiana! and america? we have become quite fiendish!embarrassing… humiliating! we should be very ashamed! we are the nation where there are more guns than human beings and animals are in deep trouble alllll of the time! [read the article “Indiana Couple Faces Jail Time For Nursing Deer Back To Health” by clicking here.] i am […]

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  • two kinds of humans…only two kinds

    two kinds of humans…only two kinds

    …two kinds of humans, those who kill and those who would never kill…only two kinds. we must ask which category we fit comfortably into and why. i believe most humans are not murderers…and had better learn to say so…NOW! the same old rationalizations of “ecological, recreational, and economic NEEDS” affixed to the old red-neck tool […]

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  • i try to be nice…

    i try to be nice…

    “I love people and animals — though not necessarily in that order,” Doris Day once said. “I’ve never met an animal I didn’t like, and I can’t say the same thing about people.” i can barely even look at people some days…too many self-centered, clueless turds…i try to be nice…but the older i get the […]

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  • time to reinvent farm LIFE! oppose SB 373 (2013)

    time to reinvent farm LIFE! oppose SB 373 (2013)

    very important story on yahoo! about your rights to know how animals are treated in the farming/food “industry”…click here to read… Animal welfare advocates say all of the focus on secrecy is energy misspent. “I wish the cattlemen actually wanted to stop cruelty, not the documenting of cruelty,” said HSUS California director Jennifer Fearing. “One could think of a […]

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  • work like hell to stop the madness with no apologies

    work like hell to stop the madness with no apologies

    i am bleeding inside from the horror inflicted on all sentient beings, the casual slaughter…when we stop that then we stop murdering each other. thanks to those of you with generous and gracious hearts! …animals face terror and uncertainty and human beings with no brains (but streaks of mean-ness) every nano-second of every day. HOW […]

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  • your vote reveals your heart and your intelligence: Indiana’s Ag-Gag Bill (2013)

    your vote reveals your heart and your intelligence: Indiana’s Ag-Gag Bill (2013)

    Ah, the wonders of communication..by PHONE! Just spoke with Hoosier folks who’ll convey my message of concern regarding today’s “conference” status of S.B. 373, the “Ag-Gag” Bill! They listened patiently and will convey my thoughts to four Republicans: Governor Mike Pence (got his voice-mail!); Senator Jim Banks; and Representatives Kathy Heuer and Dan Leonard. I pray that human health, […]

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  • still waiting though.

    still waiting though.

    our hearts break every day…so we continue to share away! all lives matter so we pray…how? by posting faces like TODAY! please consider clicking SHARE…because you understand and care! thanks for helping each hopeful stare…find a home. Answer a prayer! ♥!!! _________________ WOW! From Helen Melaine Hockemeyer: “Whenever my life is getting low, Susie Sexton […]

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  • karma. i feel naughty…

    karma. i feel naughty…

    wondering if god approves of throwing his name around rather loosely to advance in society and to please the right crowd and to become really popular and achieve monetary gain? i am betting not? good for God then! i wonder if anybody else notices the same ploy on facebook and in social-climbing life in general? […]

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  • and that kind of attitude is not deserving of a heavenly situation

    and that kind of attitude is not deserving of a heavenly situation

    now, here’s the deal from the blue blue sky…arghhh. when we accept the finality of death, then we work to treasure our lives and the lives of others! no meeting in heaven when it is more convenient…no assuming we are so damned good that we’ll all have more time to visit when we graduate and […]

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