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Marla de Vries


Eibergen, Netherlands
female, age 38
Speaks: dutch, english, french - a little
Joined Oct 23, 2007

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    Many that are abandoned are in that sad state because they were owned by people who were either uncaring, ignorant, irresponsible, or all of the above.

    Let’s be frank. Inviting an animal into your life means you have a responsibility to that animal throughout its life. That means you do not buy your kids a chick or duckling at Easter so they can have the fuzzy little things around for a week or two and then cast it aside.

    It also means unless you are a responsible, knowledgeable and professional animal breeder you should not have a cat or a dog that is not spayed or neutered.

    And then there are those misguided people who purchase exotic pets only to discover they aren’t exactly what they wanted and no one else will have them either. Remember the Vietnamese pig craze? And how about the utter stupidity of wolf-hybrids?

    The larger abandoned animals such as horses pose special problems because they need space and require more care.

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    All across the country, there are hundreds of animal rescue groups, individuals and associations in addition to well-established Humane Society units involved in taking care of animals that mostly have been turned out by their owners.

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    I was born today. One of ten. My daddy was very famous. I have lots of half brothers and sisters. My mother is very famous. Since she got famous, she only has puppies. No more loving hands. No more fun trips...just puppies. She is always sad when they leave her.
    I left home today. I didn't want to go, so I hid behind my mama and my 3 littermates that were left. I didn't like you. But one day they said I would be famous. I wonder-is famous the same as fun and good times? So you picked me up and carried me away, even though you were concerned about me hiding from you. I don't think you liked me.

    My new home is far away. I am scared and afraid. My heart says, "BE BRAVE". My ancestors were. Did they go to "good homes", like mine? I'm hungry because I can't eat too much because it will be bad for my bones. I can't bite or snap when the children are mean to me. I just run and play and pretend I am in a big green fields with butterflies and robins and frogs. I can't understand why they kick me.

    I am quiet but the man hits and says loud things. The lady doesn't feed me good things like I had with my mother. She just throws dry food on the ground, then goes away before I can come too close for touching and petting. Sometimes my food smells bad but I eat it anyway..

    Today I had ten puppies. They are so wonderful and warm. Am I famous now? I wish I could play with them, but they are so tiny. I am so young and playful that it is hard to lay here in this hole under the house nursing my puppies. They are crying now. I am so hungry. I scratch and worry at my fur. I wish someone would throw me some food. I am also very thirsty.

    Now I have eight puppies. They got cold in the night and I could not make them warm again. They are gone. We are all very weak. Maybe if I take them all out on the porch, we could get some food?

    Today they took us away. Someone grabbed my puppies. They cried and whimpered. We were put into a truck with boxes in it. Are my babies famous now? I hope so because I miss them. They are gone, and this new place smells of urine, fear and sickness. Why am I here? I was beautiful and proud like my ancestors. Now I am hungry, dirty, in pain and unwanted. Maybe the worst is unwanted. No one came although I tried to be good.

    Today someone came. They put a rope on me and led me to a room that was very clean and had a shiny table. They put me on the table and someone held me and hugged me. It felt so good!! Then I felt tired and laid down in the arms of someone who cared.


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    Groups "SAVE OUR WILD MUSTANGS & OUR HERITAGE & STOP SLAUGHTER", "Thought For Today", (AGR) A Green Road, (APPPN) A Petition Posting & Peoples Network, A VOICE FOR THOSE WHO DONT HAVE ONE, A group to be greenforever, ANIMCORD: Would you like to save abandoned animals?, Abolish Animal Abuse, Activists Against Factory Farming, Adoption Center, African Wildlife Foundation, All Animals Great And Small, All Natural HealthWorks!, Animal Wellness and Holistic Guidance for Animal Companions more »
    Hometown Eibergen 
    Birthday April 06, 1977  
    Languages dutch, english, french - a little  
    About Me Loving, caring
      Introduce yourself to Marla
    Pets 3 fish, 3 dogs, 2 birds  
    Activist Aspirations Rabid
    Political Leaning
    Religions Agnostic  
    Eating Habits vegan, I love food  
    Wild Fact About Me I allways sing out loud when I'm alone ( or THINK I'm alone ! )
    I talk to animals.
    My Philosophy
    What Gives Me Hope The thought that there are still people who care !
    If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Make everybody go vegan !
    What/who changed my life and why The death of my 42 year old uncle, Rob in 2002,because then I realised how short life can be !
    We were very good friends and I miss him every day !
    The death of my best friend Miranda in 2009. She was also 42.
    What Bugs Me any one that would hurt living being, hypocrisy, hate, Evil people, cruelty  
    Passions reading, photography, peace, other cultures, mythology, nature, my friends, my family, music, making a difference, love, LIFE!!!, learning, laughter, environment, earth, children, books, art, animals  
    Inspirations love, life itself, my family, nature, music, good people  
    What Scares Me war, Losing the ones I love, hate, global warming, death, cruel people, being alone  
    Role Models people who care for others, my grandparents, my parents  
    Quotation It's not enough to be must act ! (Dalai Lama)
    Interests wildlife, Travel/Adventure, reading, pets, Mythology / Folklore, music, movies, gardening, archaeology  
    Books romance novels, poetry, history, fantasy, cook books, Books About Nature, Childrens books  
    Music George Michael, Fergie, Foo fighters, Mozart, celtic music, acoustic, Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys, Prince, John Legend, Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, Beyonce Knowles, Loreena McKennit, Flogging Molly, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, all kinds of music, alternative, world music, pop, R  
    Movies Braveheart, A walk in the clouds, The Pianist, The Princess Bride, Titanic, Sound of Music, Ace Ventura Pet detective, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Dances with Wolves, Gone with the Wind, Forrest Gump, Fantasy movies  
    TV Shows Wildlife SOS, Animal Planet  
    Favorite Foods veggies, mexican, italian  
    Favorite Places the mountains, forests, Ireland, Italy, France, The Netherlands, de Achterhoek !  
    Can't Live Without my man, nature, water, sunshine, sleep, peace, sex, my dog, music, love, laughter, hope, food, family, books, art, animals  
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      Apr 22, 2015 9:48 AM

      Phil D. (170)

      Happy Earth day Marla
      Lot of hugs
      Apr 6, 2015 1:57 PM

      Phil D. (170)

      Have a beautiful birthday dear Marla
      Love and best wishes to you
      Apr 4, 2015 1:31 PM

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      Dec 23, 2014 10:29 AM

      Phil D. (170)

      A world of peace and Joy To you and
      those you love
      Happy Holidays Marla
      Dec 5, 2014 11:40 AM

      Phil D. (170)

      Enjoy your week end Marla
      I hope you're well my friend
      br />Love and smiles
      May 1, 2014 4:07 AM

      Phil D. (170)

      Have a happy May Day my Friend
      May Lily of the Valley bring you Love and Happiness
      Apr 6, 2014 9:05 AM

      Phil D. (170)

      Happy birthday Marla
      I wish you a beautiful special day my friend
      Much love to you and best wishes <3
      Apr 4, 2014 10:10 PM

      Dalia H. (1282)

      My Beloved Marla!

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      Jan 1, 2014 10:58 AM

      Phil D. (170)

      The Greatest Speech Ever Made

      Happy new year to you Marla and your loved ones
      May the year ahead brings you good health, success and lots of love
      Dec 31, 2013 2:03 PM

      linda b. (186)
      catHappy New Year Marla. All The Best For 2014. Cheers!
      Dec 30, 2013 5:07 PM

      Radwen T. (578)
      Love , peace and light

      Dec 28, 2013 9:47 AM

      Phil D. (170)

      Thank you Marla for the beautiful ecard <3
      Happy week end
      I hope your Christmas day has been beautiful
      Giant hugs
      Dec 25, 2013 1:27 PM

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      Catman P. (961)
      Wishing You Joyous
      Celebrations Of Life
      On Your Special Day

      Hope Everyone Behaves
      At The Party

      Love & Laughter
      Today ~ Always & Forever
      Happy Birthday

      Apr 4, 2013 1:37 PM

      Dalia H. (1282)
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      Many Happy Returns of The Day my Beloved, Marla!
      Much LOVE, Light, and a very Big HUG
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