Wednesday, May 07, 2008
bill moyers +

Last Friday night, Bill Moyers gave a commentary on his PBS show that I think is very very important. I am putting it up right here for you to see.....PLEASE, do yourself a favor and look and listen to this clear and sensitive commentary by one of the saner news people we are lucky enough to have on the airwaves in this year of 2008......

On a different note....Sweetie seems to be very very happy with his new look...And I feel like I have a new little cat....! The same personality; The same sweet disposition, too...but what is surprising is how wonderful he feels.....It is a different experience petting him, but one that is absolutely delightful! There is still fur on his now really small warm body, it's just much much shorter. But it is still as soft as it always was...In fact, in a way....Softer! What has been really nice too, he seems to be staying closer to me than ever, and I LOVE that! And here is a little teaser-preview of things to come......Who are they? Stay tuned........ Do click on these to see them bigger! And there really is a "they".....
One more thing: Two of my dearest and oldest blog friends lost pets in the last few days. Chickie, at Skittering Thoughts, lost Chi Chi. A very special dear little dog who was 17...Yes, SEVENTEEN years old....A long and good life, made better by Chickie, who loved and adored her and who gave this dear little dog the best year of her life! And, dear Rachel, of Sliding Through Life, lost her sweet young darling rescued cat Gooseberry, to the devastation of Feline Leukemia....dear Gooseberry was not even a year old. Both these women have the love and devotion to animals in common....and if you are so inclined, do go visit each of them to say hello during this painful time of loss......Here are these two sweet darling animals, in better days....... Chi Chi was such a good sport! And just about the littlest dog I've ever encountered! Here she is, posing for Chickie and not unhappy about it at all......What a dear dog she was. And dear sweet young Gooseberry, the day Rachel brought him home, having rescued him from the farm where she came every day to feed him and his siblings.....Whatever time he had with Rachel in her loving care, was better than he could have hoped for, given the terrible circumstances of his life in the barn. Without Rachel coming every day to feed Gooseberry and his brothers and sisters, he would not have survived, at all. Bless Chickie and Bless Rachel. And Bless dear Chi Chi and Dear Gooseberry, too, as they cross The Rainbow Bridge.

More To Come.....

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had this to say:

Oh, thank you Naomi for such a lovely post!! I do miss my little dear Gooseberry. Chi Chi is so cute and adorable. Oh, her heart must be breaking after having him for so long!! I cannot even think about Pup passing. He will be 11 this year.

Sweetie is such a dear. His hair will be back soon! I'm glad he's sticking close by you. Maybe he thinks you had this done as a punishment of some sort and he doesn't want anything else to happen!!

I enjoyed the Bill Moyers commentary. What he said made sense. In these times in our country I hope that we get someone who will certainly try to do what is best. It's not going to be an easy job for anyone.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 6:37:00 AM PDT 

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I forgot to mention the cute little baby birds!! I have no idea what they are!! They are so precious though!!! How much fun you'll have watching them as they grow and they grow fast!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 6:38:00 AM PDT 

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Loved the piece by Bill Moyers! Such a reasonable man!

Sweetie is looking so cute - and I can imagine soft feeling. I'm betting the fur will come in really soft...

Dropped by and visited with your two friends who had such sad losses this week. They are in my thoughts.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 8:02:00 AM PDT 

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It's hard to tell the size of the nest from the photos, but it looks rather large which means some bird of prey. If so, way cool.


Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 10:07:00 AM PDT 

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That's sad. I was a self proclaimed animal love cynic until I got my Max. I couldn't imagine losing him and would pay any amount of money to save him. It is amazing the unconditional love an animal can have for a human being. 17 years is quite a long life for a dog and I hope my baby will last as long. Unfortunately, he was bred poorly and has a heart condition and collapsed trachea so at three, living until five or six would be a surprise and a blessing. I remember after his heart scan, I called the breeder and told her she should probably not breed Mom and Dad anymore. She was very nice but asked me if I wanted to send him back for a new dog. It would have been like trading in my own child. (which has been tempting but that is another story all together.)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 10:45:00 AM PDT 

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Those little birds seem to be some kind of raptor, with hooked beak. But I have no clue as to what...

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 5:18:00 PM PDT 

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Great post Naomi..loved all the pics..2 of my dogs got the major groomed today lol, both total long hairs for the long cold winter we had, so they look almost pathetic today with no fur left. I had to actually put one of my little dogs, dresses on, so she would stop shivering..( I secretly love doing this to my husbands total chagrin..even though I rarely do dress them lol) Oddly was hubby himself that suggested I put somethng on her ..hahaha, he is such a big softy!!
Its good to be back from holidays, to catch up on all my fav blogs!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 6:17:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous the fat lady
had this to say:

Bravo Naomi!
The Moyers post is so right-on! It isn't only about racism, but about the "prevent theft-lock your mind" attitude which leads to guilt by association. Our schools fail to teach true critical thinking.
We Southerners are continually accused of racism, but Obama did well in Carolina, but not "northern" Indiana!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 6:42:00 PM PDT 

Blogger VV
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Thanks for sharing the Bill Moyers' Commentary. Very intelligent and insightful. We desperately need more of that in the media.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 7:31:00 PM PDT 

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I'm tired of the Rev Wright issue. Moyers was on target and I've listened to enough of the Rev. to understand what he is about. I'd enjoy a pew at his sermon. Your Chi Chi---adorable.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 9:21:00 PM PDT 

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Cutie looks carefree and fancy with the loss of her

It is hard when you lose a pet no matter how long you have it. We lost our Andie about a year ago. She was 15 years old and, one day, she just disappeared and never came back. I looked all over the place for her but couldn't find her.

The birds look like baby eagles.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 9:26:00 PM PDT 

Blogger Mar
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Sweetie looks comfortable and soft!!
Loved the birds too. And sorry to hear about those two dear pets crossing The Rainbow Bridge (that's another expression I have learned through blogging...)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 11:08:00 PM PDT 

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Thanks for the great Bill Moyers piece. I'm going to put it on my blog.
Are those baby eagles?!!?

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 11:16:00 PM PDT 

Blogger PI
had this to say:

Thank goodness for photographs. For the second time today I have found I can't get any sound so clearly something is wrong. I'll try to sort it out. And I have just had a phone call to say I have missed an appointment this morning so am not having a good day. At least the Joan Didion books have just arrived.
I'm sorry about the commmentary

Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 2:48:00 AM PDT 

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so sorry to hear of the loss of the other animals.. loosing our pet is like loosing part of the family. :o(

I had a feeling Sweetie would like his haircut! I think they like that they feel their toungue when they clean theirself, but don't when they have long hair.. must be something I know the cats here love being shaved!

Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 4:18:00 AM PDT 

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Hi Naomi,
It's really very sad lost our pets... they are very loved and have much meaning to our lives!

Sweetie is very dear! I think he is feeling much more comfortable!

I will return soon to hear Bill Moyers commentary.

Many hugs!

Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 7:18:00 AM PDT 

Blogger PI
had this to say:

Got the commentary which I found very insightful. A blogging friend solved the problem thank goodness. thanks Naomi.
My earlier comment seems to have disappeared - I couldn't get the video sound. All OK now.

Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 7:42:00 AM PDT 

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I'm so sad about the pets that died. I am going over to Rachel's next. I know how much she loves animals, so I'm sure she was very sad to lose Gooseberry.
I'm glad Gooseberry had Rachel's care for awhile, because any animal would be in hog heaven to be cared for by such a sweetheart as Rachel.

I'm eager to see more of those baby birds!!!!!

Sweetie shrunk!!!!!

I'm gonna read your previous post which I could see had some pics of Sweetie.

Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 8:08:00 AM PDT 

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What a considered, critical (in a good way) and intelligent piece of reporting.

I'm glad that Sweetie is happy with his new look. It must be cooler for him too in the heat!

I can't wait to hear more about those baby birds of prey. Those pics are certainly a teaser. What type are they?

I am sorry to hear about your blog friends losses. I will pass on my condolences.

Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 11:27:00 AM PDT 

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Sweetie is probably feeling a whole new sensation lol.
How sad about Gooseberry and ChiChi :(
Our old cat Emma just disappeared one day like one of the other comments said about their cat. She was 14 :(

Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 4:00:00 PM PDT 

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I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friends' pets, they are so much a part of us.

Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 5:39:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Thanks to you, I now want another kitty for Mother's Day. Seriously, it's on "the list." :) (I've always wanted an orange cat, one that looks like Morris, and I want to name it Marmalade.)

Your Sweetie looks soft and adorable, and I'd like to see more of those birds.

Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 5:43:00 PM PDT 

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You're right ... your kitty doesn't seem to mind the new 'do!

Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 7:18:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

I missed this commentary by thank you SO much, Naomi, for sharing it with us. He was spot-on!
The media in this country, unlike Europe, continues to escalate situations and events that would be best left alone.

Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 9:47:00 AM PDT 

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I always try to see Moyer's programs -- one of the few who actually provide rational reasoned thought.

Great pictures -- will be fun to keep track of the baby birds progress and see what breed they actually are as they mature.

Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 11:26:00 PM PDT 

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I saw Moyers interview with Rev. Wright, but had not seen this. I haven't even heard what he said later that week, it's all so biased, I don't even believe the news anymore. It's nice to see that not every media outlet is for sale.

I just learned this week that inter-racial marriage was against the law until 1967, here in the USA. Unbelievable.

And Sweetie, my beautiful boy, he looks so handsome & cool. I hadn't even thought of how warm his body must feel now that you can feel it. I am sending him my love right now.

Friday, May 16, 2008 at 10:26:00 PM PDT 

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