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Mary Cook

"“Whether it has gills, wings, whiskers or roots, every living being shares the will to live and grow. We are all earthlings.”"

Wichita, KS, USA
female, age 65
married, 3 children
Speaks: English
Joined Feb 9, 2006
What I Want to Do: Make a difference for animals


 
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One Man's Special Tribute To A Dog

The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.


A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground where the wintry winds blow, and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer, he will lick the sores and wounds that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince.


When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in it's journey through the heavens. If misfortune drives the master forth an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him to guard against danger, to fight against his enemies.


And when the last scene of all comes, and death takes the master in it's embrace, and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by the graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws, his eyes sad, but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true, even in death.


- From a speech given by Former Senator George Graham Vest of Missouri. Delivered in 1870 when he was acting as a lawyer in a suit against a man who had killed the dog of his client. . . He won the case.

 
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Groups ANIMCORD: Would you like to save abandoned animals?, ANTI-FUR SOCIETY, Abolish Animal Abuse, Activists Against Factory Farming, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animal Lovers, Antivivisection, Aquarium Enthusiasts, Ask the Vet Techs, Barack Obama, Best Friends Animal Society, Boycott Animal Circuses, Boycott Animal Testing Companies, Canine Concerns: Stop Puppy Mills / Dog Chaining & Fighting more »
Hometown Wichita, KS 
Homepage http://www.myspace.com/277507192  
Birthday March 20, 1949  
Languages English  
About Me "When you arise in the morning, give for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself."
~Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief, 1768? –1813
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  Lifestyle
Pets Molly Mouse, 14 Rescued Cats, 2 Golden Retrievers, Tropical Fish  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Secular Humanism, Science not Religion  
Eating Habits Vegan Wannabe  
Wild Fact About Me I take in too many stray cats...Welcome Home!
My Philosophy ”There are times, and these not infrequent, when tears come to my eyes when I see, or read, or hear of the wretched plight of animals in the hands of humans. Their pain, their suffering, their loneliness, their innocence, their death. Anger. Rage. Pity. Sorrow. Disgust. The whole creation groans under the weight of the evil we humans visit upon these mute, powerless creatures. It is our hearts, not just our heads, that call for an end to it all, that demand of us that we overcome, for them, the habits and forces behind their systematic oppression. The fate of animals is in our hands... ~Tom Regan, 1938- In Defense of Animals
What Gives Me Hope "Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." ~Margaret Mead
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Remove lobbying from politics...expose fraud in government.
What/who changed my life and why Book Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call To Mercy By Matthew Scully; DVD Earthlings Narrated by Joaquin Phoenix http://www.isawearthlings.com/;
What Bugs Me Animal Abuse/Neglect/Cruelty/Testing, Indifference, Apathy, Greed  
Passions Nature in all it's glory!, Animals! Animals! Animals!  
Inspirations Nature and its creatures, Animals' unconditional Love  
What Scares Me Sarah Palin!, Corrupt Politicians, Indifference to Animals, Animal Slaughter Industry, Global Warming, War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference  
  Favorites
Role Models Albert Einstein, John D Rockerfeller JR Conservationist, Stephen Mather Conservationist, John Muir Naturalist, Theodore Roosevelt for National Parks, Barack and Michelle Obama, Al Gore, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr  
Quotation “We are the most dangerous species of life on the planet and every other species, even the earth itself, has cause to fear our power to exterminate; but we are also the only species which, when it chooses to do so, will go to great effort to save what it might destroy.” ~Wallace Earle Stegner,
Interests Doing what I can for all the animals, Learning something new every day, Caring for the animals I live with, Walking with my dogs  
Books Dominion: The Power of Man, Al Gore, Dr Michael W Fox, Ingrid Newkirk, Peter Singer, Edward Rutherfurd, James Michener  
Music 60's, Modern Country Music, Native American Flute  
Movies Planet Earth, Blue Planet Seas of Life, King Arthur, Apollo 13  
TV Shows Fareed Zakaria GPS, Real Time With Bill Maher, Crime and Forensics Like The Closer, Sci Fi Like Fringe, Discovery Channels, Animal Planet, History Channels, National Geographic Channel, Science Channel  
Favorite Foods Pasta, Tomatoes Ripe Off The Vine, Fresh Baked Breads, Coffee, Mexican Food, Milk-Skim, Chocolate, Popcorn, Pepsi  
Favorite Places National Parks of America, Wichita KS Hometown, Lake Powell Utah, Grand Canyon Arizona, Oahu Hawaii  
Can't Live Without My Animal Family, Wildlife In Natural Environment, Computer and Fast Internet, Freedom of Choice, Learning/Education/Growth  
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Abby, Lucky, Kokopelli, & Rocky in "Cat" Room

Abby & Rocky

Rocky 2006
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    *Happy Birthday Mary*......hope your day is indeed special....thank you as well Mary for ALL you do for our animal friends!  Best wishes, your friend Valerie up in Manitoba xo
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