Showing posts from March, 2007

RIP Cinder :-(

Our beloved Cinder stopped eating several weeks ago and the blood work from the vet didn't show that there was anything wrong with her. We tried everything to get her to start eating again but to no avail and we had to send her on her way yesterday. As you can see, the kid was down to zero body fat:

We took her out to be with Rory and Baxter yesterday afternoon and just missed getting drenched by the storm doing it. I'm glad she's with her sister again and I'm grateful for every day that we had with her.

Farewell to Cinderella, aka Bones Malone and Skinny Minny...I will miss watching you get your biscuit zen on and I will always look for you whenever I lace my shoes up to see if you're going to attack them like a young kitten. This is how I will remember you:

You never could resist playing with the kitty toys. :)

Watch Out For Those Russian Canned Goods! :)

Ohmigawd, I found this on Keith's blog and couldn't resist passing it along. These pics are pretty gruesome but fascinating and horrifying all at the same time. Can you imagine opening what you thought would be a can of herring and finding this instead???

Check it out.

Pet Food Recall Additional Resources...

If you know anyone who has been affected by the tainted pet food, here are some additional resources for them:

Menu Foods contact information and list of tainted products:

For cats:
For dogs:

Petsmart is doing a big thing and I've heard they're even reimbursing for veterinary care of the affected pets whose food came from their stores. Visit for more information.

Help feed unwanted animals for free!

I visit this site and click the link every day as a part of my reason you guys shouldn't be doing the same! :)

About The Animal Rescue Site

The Animal Rescue Site focuses the power of the Internet on a specific need — providing food for some of the 27 million unwanted animals given to shelters in the U.S. every year. Over 10 million animals are put to death every year in the U.S. alone because they are abandoned and unwanted.

Each click on the purple "Fund Food for Animals" button at The Animal Rescue Site provides food and care for a rescued animal living in a shelter or sanctuary. Funding for food and care is paid by site sponsors and distributed to animals in need at the Fund for Animals' renowned animal sanctuaries (including Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Texas and the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in California), pet shelters supported by the Petfinder Foundation, North Shore Animal League, and other worthy animal care facilities supported by …

Support Independent Film in Dallas!!

Reposted for, Tuesday night presale tickets are officially sold out so it's door sales only on that one. We're going to the Saturday night screening if anyone wants to come along. :)

Living & Dying at AFI Film Festival

It's official! LIVING & DYING will be playing in competition at the American Film Institute Dallas International Film Festival to be held in Dallas, Texas.

LIVING & DYING will be screening on:

Tuesday, March 27 at 9:30pm at the Angelika Film Center
Saturday, March 31 at 7:00pm at The Magnolia

For more information, including ticket information, please visit

Like every filmmaker, I would love to fill the theater. Please pass this information on to everyone you know.

Jon Keeyes

Rat Poison Found in Pet Food! :-(

This is some shit and I hope there will be a criminal investigation coming soon...

Rat poison found in pet food, official says

ALBANY, New York (AP) -- Rat poison has been found in pet food blamed for the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs, a spokeswoman for the State Department of Agriculture and Markets said Friday.

The toxin was identified as aminopterin, state Agriculture Commissioner Patrick Hooker said in a statement. Aminopterin is used to kill rats in some countries but is not registered for that use in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

The officials did not say how they believed it got into the pet food. (Watch why devastated pet owners are suing Video)

The substance was found at a level of at least 40 parts per million in tested cat food samples, according to Donald Smith, dean of Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Aminopterin, also used as a cancer drug, is highly toxic in high doses. It inhibits the growth of malignant ce…

Peace March in the news! :)

We got a little nod from the Star Telegram for yesterday's protest efforts. Check it out!

Pet Food Recall - Read This If You Feed Wet Food to Your Animals!

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pet owners were worried Saturday that the pet food in their cupboards could be deadly after millions of containers of dog and cat food sold at major retailers across North America were recalled.

Menu Foods -- a major manufacturer of dog and cat food sold under Wal-Mart, Safeway, Kroger and other store brands -- recalled 60 million containers of wet pet food Friday after reports of kidney failure and deaths.

An unknown number of cats and dogs suffered kidney failure and about 10 died after eating the affected pet food, the company said in announcing the North American recall.

Product testing has not revealed a link explaining the reported cases of illness and death, the company said.

"At this juncture, we're not 100 percent sure what's happened," said Paul Henderson, the company's president and chief executive officer.

However, the recalled products were made using wheat gluten purchased from a new supplier, since dropped for another source, spokeswo…

Living and Dying screenings...

We're planning to go to the Saturday night showing...anyone else interested? You know I can't resist seeing this film! :)

Just a reminder to spread the word and order your tickets early for LIVING & DYING playing at the AFI Dallas Film Festival. Tickets can be ordered in advance at

Tuesday, March 27, 9:30pm at The Angelika on Mockingbird
Saturday, March 31, 7:00pm at The Magnolia off McKinney Ave

How Many of Me?

HowManyOfMe.comThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.
How many have your name?

Who wants to stand for peace with me Sunday in Arlington?


Sunday, March 18, 2007 4PM

Arlington, Texas: Lincoln Square (at the north end, grassy area at Copeland, near TGIF) and on the Collins St I-30 Overpass

Bring signs and banners with the themes:

I Stand For Peace

A World Without War

Tolerance, Respect, Cooperation

Why Shouldn't Gays Be Allowed to Serve??

I just signed the petition: "Repeal the Discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy". If this sounds like something you agree with, give us a hand (or at least a signature.)

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is the only federal law that mandates firing an American because of his or her sexual orientation.

The Pentagon has spent at least 360 million tax-payer dollars discharging 11,000 service members under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" since 1993. [1] Paying millions of dollars to discharge people who volunteer to serve our country is ridiculous, especially in a time of war.

But the absurdity of this outdated policy does not stop there. "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" has forced the Pentagon to discharge nearly 800 personnel in specialties experiencing critical shortages, including linguists and military intelligence analysts.

The Military Readiness Enhancement Act, HR 1246, has…

Joint Chiefs Chair Calls Homosexuality "Immoral"

I got this note from a friend and couldn't help posting this information...I've already written to show my extreme displeasure at this comment and I encourage you to do the same!

Good morning!

As you may have heard Gen. Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a reporter that homosexuality is immoral yesterday.

Everyone is entitled to their personal beliefs, but those beliefs should not interfere with Defense policy. The numbers of churches and synagogues that accept GLBT members are growing. Thousands of GLBT Americans have served this nation in uniform despite the additional burdens placed on them.

If you want to sound off and let the Joint Chiefs now how you feel, they have a comment page here:

Thanks for taking the time to support ALL of our troops,

Pepe Johnson
Military Equality Alliance

To read an article about this, check out:

3 Minute Management Course :)

Here's one from the Sperm Donor that made me smile...hope you guys enjoy!

3 Minute Management Course

Lesson 1:

A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when the doorbell rings. The wife quickly wraps herself in a towel and runs downstairs.

When she opens the door, there stands Bob, the next-door neighbor. Before she says a word, Bob says, "I'll give you $800 to drop that towel." After thinking for a moment, the woman drops her towel and stands naked in front of Bob.

After a few seconds, Bob hands her $800 and leaves.

The woman wraps back up in the towel and goes back upstairs. When she gets to the bathroom, her husband asks, "Who was that?"

"It was Bob the next door neighbor," she replies.

"Great!" the husband says, "did he say anything about the $800 he owes me?"

Moral of the story : If you share critical information pertaining to credit and risk with your shareholders in time, you may be in a posit…

Friends Fundraising for Good Causes. :)

I have several friends who are doing various fund raising activities so here's all the info. If you have any extra monies to donate, it's much appreciated...

My friend Ami is participating in Relay For Life on Friday, April 20 to fight cancer. To donate to the cause, visit her personal fundraising page.

My buddy Lance is going to be shaving his head on March 24th to raise funds for children who have cancer and typically lose their hair during treatment. The organization is St. Baldrick's Foundation if you want to check them out. To donate to the cause, visit his personal fundraising page.

My friend Brian is going to be participating in the MS 5k Walk on March 31. I'm actually thinking about walking with him but not doing the full-blown fundraising thing. To donate to the cause, visit his personal fundraising page.

Thanks to everyone who answers the call to help, these are all very good causes! :)

How True is This? ;-)

Here's one that The Music Man sent over to me and I can't resist sharing. I've seen it before but it's worth repeating. LOL!

A man in a hot air balloon realised he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The woman below replied, "You're in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You're between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and 60 degrees west longitude."

"You must be in IT," said the balloonist.

"I am," replied the woman, "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I've no idea what to make of your information and the fact is I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help at all. If anything, you've delayed my trip…

The Cat. :)

Here's one The Sweetie Chris sent over that made me giggle. You don't have to own a cat to appreciate this joke! :)

We were dressed and ready to go out for the New Years Eve Party. We turned on a night light, turned the answering machine on, covered our pet parakeet, and put the cat in the backyard.

We phoned the local cab company and requested a taxi. The taxi arrived and we opened the front door to leave the house. The cat we put out in the yard, scoots back into the house. We didn't want the cat shut in the house because she always tries to eat the bird.

My wife goes out to the taxi, while I went inside to get the cat. The cat runs upstairs, with me in hot pursuit. Waiting in the cab, my wife doesn't want the driver to know that the house will be empty for the night. So, she explains to the taxi driver that I will be out soon, "He's just going upstairs to say good-bye to my mother."

A few minutes later, I get into the cab. "Sorry I took so long,"…

Ten Things to Ponder for 2007

Here's a little funny from the Sperm Donor that I thought was worth sharing. Hope it makes y'all smile! :)

# 10. Life is sexually transmitted.

# 9. Good health is merely the slowest rate at which one can die.

# 8. Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich.

# 7. Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach a person to use the internet and they won't bother you for weeks.

# 6. Some people are like a slinky... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

# 5. Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital dying of nothing.

# 4. All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.

# 3. Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars, and a substantial tax cut saves you thirty cents???

# 2. In the 60's, people took LSD to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make…