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Bellatrix & Melanie
Border Collie, Boxer, Animal Shelter Volunteer, Chronic Illness & Spoonie
Everything tagged as #photography is my own work.

Number of dog beds in the room : 2

Number of dog blankets they can nest in : 3

Places they allowed to climb on and sleep : everything. free access to the people bed and all it’s pillows

Places where my drooly Mel girl sleeps : On my foot on the floor

I think she thinks she’ll get bonus points is she can give my foot it’s own little pool.

Warning, the following is a graphic image: 

pro-bees-anti-feminism:

rescuedbellsandmels:

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If you adopt a stray, formerly chained adult male pit bull and bring him in your house do NOT let him around your kids. It is dangerous. He is going to want to cuddle all day. Your kids will stop listening to you because they are “busy loving Oscar”. He is unstable. We never know when he is going to kiss one of us or try to crawl in our laps. We know this image is hard to look at but we thought America should know the truth about this dangerous dog. - Oscar’s Family

Ok, so this is cute bubbles and sunshine and all, but I do hope that “Oscar’s Family” made damn sure that Oscar wasn’t even slightly dangerous before letting him around their kids. Adopting neglected dogs can be legitimately dangerous, people need to be aware of that.

Any reputable shelter of any kind does temperament tests with all their animals before adoption. Including other dog testing, cat testing, child testing, strange adult testing, noise testing, food testing, distraction testing and many more. Oscar is a very happy member of their family and a very well behaved boy. You are breed stereotyping on how he looks. He isn’t in the least bit dangerous. As someone with two previously neglected and abused rescued dogs and as someone who has worked in animal shelters it’s true that some neglected dogs can be dangerous. But many aren’t. Most aren’t. The dangerous ones are only a tiny percentage and guess what, they won’t  pass their temperament tests. Which means they will either go into rehab or be put down, depending on if it’s a kill or no kill shelter. (Most of those dangerous dogs have been toy breeds and labs in my shelters. Never the bullys.)  Taking two seconds to click on the source link would have told you all about Oscar and his life without you looking at the picture, seeing a bully dog and deciding that his family didn’t know what was best for him and them.

Ferguson Resources! 

If you are just tuning in you’ll find that most of the information is being live tweeted by reporters and photographers who are on the ground. There are also people live streaming events as they happen. Here is a list of resources I’m using to keep updated. This is by no means completely comprehensive but you’ll find that once something big happens nearly all the reporters will retweet it so you are pretty safe following about five to keep updated. They also post suggestions on who else to follow if you find my list lacking. 

http://www.reddit.com/live/tdrph3y49ftn/ - Reddit feed in real time keeping people updated with a mixture of everything going on

http://www.ustream.tv/RealAlexJones - Livestream from the protests (currently offline)

http://new.livestream.com/accounts/9035483/events/3271930 - Livestream from the protests has fantastic night vision (currently offline)

https://twitter.com/YourAnonNews/with_replies - One of the calmer Anon accounts retweeting breaking information as it sees it

https://twitter.com/AntonioFrench/with_replies - Alderman of the 21st Ward in St. Louis - Was arrested on the 13th currently out and on the ground

https://twitter.com/MariaChappelleN/with_replies - Missouri State Senatator demonstrating with her people - Live updates from the ground

https://twitter.com/BmoreConetta/with_repliesProducer at HuffPostLive - On the ground

https://twitter.com/FOX2now/with_repliesKTVI FOX 2 News St. Louis - Retweeting reporters and pretty up to date on what is happening around the clock

https://twitter.com/WesleyLowery/with_replies - Washington Post journalist - Arrested on the 13th along with Ryan Reilly - On the ground with live updates

https://twitter.com/ryanjreilly/with_replies - Justice Reporter for HuffPostPol - Arrested on the 13th along with Wesley Lowery - On the ground live updates

https://twitter.com/PDPJ/with_replies - St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalist - On the ground with live updates

https://twitter.com/mattdpearce/with_replies - Los Angeles Times reporter - On the ground with live updates

https://twitter.com/jonswaine/with_replies - Reporter at the GuardianUS - On the ground with live updates

https://twitter.com/Yamiche/with_replies - USAToday Reporter - On the ground with live updates

https://twitter.com/KMOV/with_replies - News channel KMOV - Retweeting reporters and pretty up to date on what is happening around the clock

https://twitter.com/joelcurrier/with_replies - St. Louis Post-Dispatch Crime and police reporter - On the ground with live updates

Once again by no means a completely comprehensive list but hopefully you can find some resources that will give the information you need to stay updated. 

Ferguson Resources 

Updated post on people to follow for Ferguson information.

http://www.reddit.com/live/tdrph3y49ftn/   
Live feed of tips from people in the area  

http://www.ustream.tv/RealAlexJones
Live stream of the peaceful protest

http://fox2now.com/on-air/live-streaming/  
Live streaming from one of the few media still there - currently on replay since the last tear grenade was launched

http://feed.matthewkeys.net/live3/
Same feed as the fox2

https://twitter.com/MariaChappelleN
Missouri State Senatator demonstrating with her kids - (twitter is public now)

https://twitter.com/CaseyNolen
KSDK Multimedia Journalist posting updates

https://twitter.com/antoniofrench   
Alderman of the 21st Ward in St. Louis posting vines as things happen also twitter updates

https://twitter.com/TefPoe/  
Bungalo/Universal Music Group Distribution recording artist tweeting updates from the area

https://twitter.com/StLAbuBadu      
St. Louis Evening-Whirl journalist tweeting updates from the area

https://twitter.com/PDPJ/       
St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalist somewhere in the area posting updates

https://twitter.com/LauraKHettiger
KMOV Reporter

https://twitter.com/joelcurrier
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Crime and police reporter

https://twitter.com/mattdpearce
Los Angeles Times reporter

https://twitter.com/OpFerguson
Anonymous Operation Ferguson

https://twitter.com/wesleylowery
Washington Post journalist posting updates - Confirmed assaulted and arrested at McD 

https://twitter.com/ryanjreilly|
Justice Reporter for . - Confirmed assaulted and arrested at McD 

https://twitter.com/jonswaine
Reporter 

Ferguson, MO. - Post is updated as I find new sources. Following something I’m not? Send it to me! 

rescuedbellsandmels:

http://www.reddit.com/live/tdrph3y49ftn/   
Live feed of tips from people in the area  

http://fox2now.com/on-air/live-streaming/  
Live streaming from one of the few media still there - currently on replay since the last tear grenade was launched

http://feed.matthewkeys.net/live3/
Same feed as the fox2

https://twitter.com/CaseyNolen
KSDK Multimedia Journalist posting updates

https://twitter.com/antoniofrench  
Alderman of the 21st Ward in St. Louis posting vines as things happen also twitter updates

https://twitter.com/TefPoe/  
Bungalo/Universal Music Group Distribution recording artist tweeting updates from the area

https://twitter.com/StLAbuBadu      
St. Louis Evening-Whirl journalist tweeting updates from the area

https://twitter.com/PDPJ/       
St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalist somewhere in the area posting updates

https://twitter.com/LauraKHettiger
KMOV Reporter

https://twitter.com/joelcurrier
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Crime and police reporter

Currently gone Dark!

https://twitter.com/OpFerguson
Anonymous Operation Ferguson

http://www.ksdk.com/videos/news/local/2013/11/12/3144211/   
Was also there but they’ve gone dark after being told to leave

https://twitter.com/wesleylowery
Washington Post journalist posting updates

From the end of someone sitting at a computer far away from MO it seems like most everything news wise has calmed down. The ferguson and michael brown tags on tumblr have slowed. (There hasn’t been any new information in a while just feel posts.) Most of the tweeters have headed off to bed. The live streams are on replay and the reddit feed is mostly about looters and arrests at the moment. I’m off to bed as well. Hoping that in the morning there is no new horror to wake up to.