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Valerie B.

"Real men have their own balls - NEUTER YOUR DOG."

West Lawn, AA, USA
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Volunteer / Homemaker / Disabled
Speaks: English
Joined Jun 11, 2006

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Preserve local history! Visit the
Leesport Area Historical Society.
Preserve the local environment and farmland! Visit the
Berks County Conservancy.

Why am I anti-PeTA?
PeTA wants to
ban pit bulls!


Please, learn all you can about an organization before lending them your support. High-ranking members of PeTA were also recently
convicted for animal cruelty.

PETA Kills Animals is just one of many websites showing the other side of the story. PeTA certainly does have some good impact, but there are other organizations much more worthy of support!

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Joined Jun 11, 2006 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
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Groups ADOPTION - Support Group, All About Declawing Facts, All About Pet Foods, American Staffordshire Terrier and Pit Bull Lovers, Animal Abuse and Awareness, Animal Wellness and Holistic Guidance for Animal Companions, Benefit & Resource Assistance For Those In Need!, Bully Breeds & BSL, Cat Rescue/Trap Neuter Release Connection, Complete Guide to Backyard Gardening, Disabled Support, Ecoagriculture, Friends of Feral Cats, Gay-Straight Alliance For Equality And Social Justices more »
Hometown Mt. Penn, PA 
Birthday Sept 16  
Languages English  
About Me Strongwilled. Compassionate. Opinionated but open-mined. Disabled but not un-abled. Moral without religion, spiritual without faith. Wit without malice. Always willing to learn.

Historic preservationist. Animal welfarist. Conservationist. Gardener. Homemaker. Dedicated partner. Committed friend. Parent to three dogs and a cat, all adopted from shelters or rescues. Periodic foster parent for homeless animals. Novice folk artist. Voluminous reader. (Former) prolific writer. Anti-declawing, pro-spay/neuter, pro-adoption spokesperson. Volunteer web designer for rescues. Thrift, Goodwill, and flea market shopper. Music lover and mix CD maker.
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Pets Guinea Pigs, Cats, Dogs  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Agnostic  
Eating Habits Keep it Healthy  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy Making a small difference is still making a difference.
What Gives Me Hope
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Listening. Taking all sides into consideration. Searching for the root of problems to truly solve them, not just a quick fix to make things look good.
What/who changed my life and why I can't think of one particular thing that changed my life. Rather, it has been the cumulative affect of many experiences.
What Bugs Me intolerance, indifference, ignorance, developers, child/animal abuse/neglect, domestic violence, declawing, irresponsible pet owners, irresponsible breeders: 99% of them are, puppymills, people who don't spay/neuter, breed specific legislation/supporters  
Passions my animals, my woobie, family and friends, animals, education, literacy, tolerance, compassion  
Inspirations pit bull cuddles, a warm cat in the lap, hugs and snuggling, morning mists, the scent of warm soil, gentle rain, the wind in my hair  
What Scares Me poverty/homelessness/hunger, people with no respect for life, intolerance/indifference/ignorance, religious extremism of ANY religion, political quick fixes  
Role Models  
Quotation "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." -- Groucho Marx

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man." -- Mark Twain

"The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised." -- Unknown

"Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well." -- Bonnie Wilcox
Interests pit bulls, cats, dogs, senior/special needs pets, spay/neuter, ethnic foods, gardening, disablities/challenged, books, antiques/collectibles, community development, historic architecture/preservation, museums/historic sites, folk art/crafts, flea markets/thrift shops  
Books Edith Wharton, Nathaniel Hawthorne, non-fiction: animal care/welfare, non-fiction: historic architecture, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Aldous Huxley, Walt Whitman, Margaret Atwood, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Emily Bronte, Mark Twain/Samuel Clemens, George Orwell  
Music indie, punk, old alternative, shoegaze, emo - the real stuff, new wave, electro, goth, experimental, folk, etc  
Movies The Shining, Donnie Darko, All the Little Animals, The Butcher Boy, Silence of the Lambs, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Amores Perros, The Meaning of Life, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Shadows and Fog, Full Metal Jacket, Kill Bill, Delicatessen, Brazil, Amelie, The City of  
TV Shows NOVA, Antiques Roadshow, Law & Order, Frontline, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Independent Lens, WHYY, WITF, PBS, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Animal Precinct, mostly I wish to "Kill Your Television"  
Favorite Foods homecooked meals, ethnic foods  
Favorite Places my 1840s home, my yard and gardens, homes of friends and family, historic homes and other historic sites, old barns, museums, libraries, parks and nature preserves, farmland and pastures, Philadelphia, *good* animal shelters and rescues  
Can't Live Without my animals, family and friends, my significant other, a little money for groceries  
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    Sep 15, 2009 6:52 PM

    Kristi K. (2031)
    ~Another year has passed~

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    Kristi K. (2031)
    ~Enjoy your special day and make a wish~

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    Karin B. (328)

    More Care2 Stickies Here! Sorry for being late! A heartfelt Happy Birthday! Love Karin
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    Liz s. (76)
    hope you had a great birthday
    have a wonderful week x x

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    Galadriel L. (556)

    Happy Birthday Valerie!!!
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    Sending wishes for a great birthday!!!

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    have a great week .liz
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    Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket keep up the good work!
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    mary t. (103)

    Valerie, I hope this note finds you well, happy and full of laughter on this special Day of fun!  love and hgs always...mary

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    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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    Just dropping by to say hello.  
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    mary t. (103)
    love, pittie style
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