Jan 312010
 

I came upon this article as I was reading the news paper today. (Yes, cats really can read the paper upside down.) The article reports on how a puppy was maliciously burned by a man in front of his children. Yuck.

This is not just a story about animal abuse. It is also a story about child abuse.

According to the ASPCA website, there is a strong connection between child and animal abuse.  Research shows that the occurrence of child and animal abuse go hand in hand (or paw in paw, but animals don’t abuse others). Simply put, if a child is being abused in a home, an animal often is being abused too. And vice versa.

Witnessing the abuse of a cherished pet can be the most horrific of traumatic experiences for a child, as well.  Such trauma can cause long lasting emotional difficulties for the child.

It is important to report both animal and child abuse to authorities. Please do your part to protect both children and pets. Here are some links to get more information.

ASPCA Legislative Services Department
Email contact: lobby@aspca.org

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
http://www.ncdsv.org/

National Network to End Domestic Violence
http://www.nnedv.org/

Office on Violence Against Women
www.usdoj.gov/ovw/

Pet-Abuse.com
Email contact: info@pet-abuse.com
http://www.pet-abuse.com/

Thanks for doing your part.

Just Meowin’.

The Brew

Please vote fur my human and my BFF.

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Jan 292010
 
BFFs

Artwork by BZTAT

Today is the last day for Shorty Award nominations.

If you wouldn’t mind, I would really appreciate it if you would go to the Shorty Awards site and give my human a nomination.

Her Twitter user name is BZTAT.

And while you are at it, please nominate a very special anipal, @FrugalDougal, in the #nonprofit category as well. Dougal is the “Chief Dog Officer” of the Paw Pawty, a monthly Twitter event to raise money for animal charities.

We are havin’ a #ShortyPawPawty to drum up support. Hope you can come!!!

Just Meowin’.

The Brew

Jan 272010
 
BZTAT/FurgalDougal Shorty Awards

Artwork by BZTAT

I would like to ask those of you who are on Twitter to do a favor for me.

My person BZTAT has been nominated for a “Shorty Award” in art, which is a significant thing in the Twitterverse. The top five finalists get their picture and twitter article on the shortyawards.com site, which would be a great thing for this emerging artist and for the Canton Arts District.  Also, there is an awards program in Feb. in New York City.

If you wouldn’t mind, I would really appreciate it if you would go to the Shorty Awards site and give her a nomination. Her Twitter user name is BZTAT.

And while you are at it, please nominate a very special anipal, @FrugalDougal, in the #nonprofit category as well. Dougal is the “Chief Dog Officer” of the Paw Pawty, a monthly Twitter event to raise money for animal charities.

I would appreciate it, as well, if you would share with your followers and encourage their vote as well.

Please vote fast, though.  The nomination phase ends Friday!

BZTAT and I give you permission to cut and past the photo here to PhotoShop your own face into the T-Shirt to use as your avatar on Twitter. That would really show suppawt and encourage others to nominate her!

Twitter has been such a blessing for me in getting my artwork seen all over the world. It would mean a lot to me to receive this award and to share it with all of my new fans and friends. Thank you so much for your support! –BZTAT

Thx for your suppawt!

Just meowin’.

The Brew