PhotoFail

I failed miserably at the 365 photo challenge thing. MISERABLY. LeSigh. Maybe I’ll try for a photo a week?? Here’s one of Wicket. This is a before and after. Before: The day we found him running in the street. After: I groomed him a few weeks later. Apparently I still got skillz. ;)
Wicket, Before and After

St. Francis in the news (and Mia too)

Remember my long rants about St. Francis? And the update here?

Their killing of innocent animals and horrible business practices made it to the local news. KOIN contacted me via my complaint at the BBB. The BBB called me about a month ago and told me KOIN wanted to talk to me and got my permission for them to give KOIN my contact info. So that’s how I got involved. I find it funny that the one and ONLY time I’ve ever filed a complaint about a business at the BBB … it makes the news. Sure it’s two years later, but still. :)

St Francis Animal Hospital has an F rating at the BBB. You have to work really hard at SUCKING to get and maintain an F at the BBB. They have killed people’s pets and will nickel and dime people for every cent they can get while mistreating animals. They KILLED Jack’s co-worker’s dog! He’s in the news piece as well. :(

If you love your animal, you won’t take it to St. Francis 24 Hour Animal Hospital!

Here’s the news link: Vancouver vet called out by pet owners, board of health

I am participating in The Komen Portland Race for the Cure(R)! Please support me with a donation.

Friends and Family Ask Banner

Dear Friends & Family,

This September 18, 2011, I will join more than 40,000 runners, walkers and volunteers for the 20th Annual Komen Portland Race for the Cure. As one person in a crowd of thousands, I am accepting a challenge to make a difference.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. My mom and my sister are both breast cancer SURVIVORS!

When I stop to think of the friends, aunts, neighbors, mothers and grandmothers in my life, I can easily think of eight women. And I do not want to see another one suffer from this terrible disease.

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I want to make a difference for our children, so they may have the promise of a full life.
It’s clear that Komen has made a difference in the last 20 years. 20 years ago, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer diagnosed at its earliest stage was 74%. Now we celebrate that it is 98%. But, until no one fears a diagnosis of breast cancer, we still have a lot of work to do.

Will you help me? If you have only $5 to give, I will be as grateful as if you have $500. The size of your gift is not important, because every dollar counts in the fight against breast cancer.

Gratefully yours,

.:Tracie:.