Sunday, November 4, 2012

Down the rabbit hole

Ah, the joy of work…
The life of a freelancer has its benefits but also it has its shortcomings, so I guess that there is no point for me to brag about the most recent job. I am sorry for the pause, but the latest gig took me by surprise and it literary made me lose the track of time, which created the gap in my blogging. But, that is over now, so I am back and ready to roll.
What has happen since my last blog? Well, not much, except that the number of owners in my neighborhood rose so now the usual contingent is reinforced with smaller but equally annoying doggies and irresponsible (can it be otherwise?) owners. However these new additions are not pure breed, yet rescued ones but for the cats, that really doesn’t matter, because they are all walked off the leash, as humane practice and elevated 21st century eco- green-spiritual and in sync with the nature, thinking advocates. Never mind the body count…its natural.
Sigh, the craver stays the craver no matter what and where.
On the wider plane, some interesting things had happen. For example, there were two mass fish poisoning here, in which indigenous fish species were reduced to near extinction level. Yet, no one protested, made statement, press conference or anything like that. Not even the NGO sector, which is supposed to keep a watchful eye over the animals. Instead they organized the competition for the best looking stray dogs that got adopted. Yay…The event was sponsored by the fancy doggie food manufacturer, because we all know that the man’s best friend deserves only the best. Here is the link, it’s in Serbian but picture is worth a 1000 words and you will see what I mean, You will also see that this organization receives the money form the USAID for its efforts, so I think that US tax payers should know where their tax dollars go and how they are spent. And the money is spent on the promotion of doggie bonanza, overpriced marketing campaigns, billboards and posters and zero actual work on the animal and environmental protection. The funniest thing is that they also have the sustainable living banner, so I am guessing that they are getting the money from them too, while all they do is promoting and creating unsustainable living conditions for both animals and humans.
Here is the photo of the dead fish:
The river itself is still poisoned and almost sterilized so with the bird migrations that are currently in progress, the body count is bound to extend to other species. But hey, they are not the dogs, so we don’t care. Wof,wof!!!