Diary Of A Hollywood Refugee

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Mutts & Moms - MORONS!!

Mutts and Moms is a non profit mixed breed dog rescue, which was started by Marina Baktis, a volunteer with Los Angeles city shelters who saw ll the beautiful animals that are euthanized daily and wanted to do something!

But two days ago, Mutts and Moms swooped in, and snatched a dog from a loving family in what can only be viewed as nothing more than egotistical and misguided actions of an organization that clearly no longer cares more about by the book policy than it does about animals and their welfare!

This has to fall under the category of STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES!!

Shame on Marina, & shame on Mutts and Moms!

From Craigslist:

Ellen DeGeneres adopted a dog from Mutts and Moms, then spent a ton of money on general training and training so the dog could get along with her cats. The dog was ultimately unable to get along with Ellen's cats, and Ellen found a great home for the dog with her hairdresser and her hairdresser's two daughters, who fell in love and bonded with the dog. Mutts and Moms said Ellen violated her contract by not returning the dog to Mutts and Moms, so they SWOOPED IN AND SNATCHED THE DOG FROM ITS FAMILY.

Why didn't they just interview the family and have them fill out paperwork right then and there so the dog could stay with the family who was caring for the dog and had fallen in love with it? Why did they snatch the dog from two girls who had bonded with the dog (and with whom the dog had bonded)? This is a case of employees "going by policy" instead of MAKING THE EFFORT to work out the best solution for all parties involved! This is not the behavior of an organization that cares about animals first and foremost! They have disrupted the dog's life and the family's life instead of working to create a harmonious solution.

Mutts and Moms MUST issue an apology for its rash and thoughtless actions and return the dog to the family it loves and who loves it!

Mutts and Moms is affiliated with Paw Boutique. Mutts and Moms does not have a listed phone number, but Paw Boutique's number is (626) 394-0946 and their email address is pawboutique@yahoo.com.

Further info:

Mutts and Moms
Paw Boutique
523 S Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
Email: pawboutique@yahoo.com

Friday, October 12, 2007

Haunted Hero: A Tribute To Our Troops.

Tonite, I watched a special episode of Ghost Whisperer titled "Haunted Hero".

It was a dramatic, touching, sad, moving, authentic, honorable, elegant, dignified, uplifting beautiful, emotional, and evocative tribute to our troops.

Mark Tyler Jacob plays Matt, a soldier who, after serving in Iraq, returns to Grandview with a medal in hand and to a heroes welcome, but who is haunted by noisy nightmares and deeply troubled by suppressed and confusing memories of the night he lost his men.

Those memories come to life for Melinda, a Ghost Whisperer, who finds herself experiencing that same fatal battle over and over.

In effect, Matt has brought the Iraq war home with him.

Truth is the first casualty of war. So in order to help Matt, Melinda must first figure out why his soldiers have followed him home. But in order to do that,she needs to know the truth about how and why they died. Is Matt truly a hero, or is he a coward who deserted his men when they needed him most?

Mark Tyler Jacob served in Iraq. Recent vets who also served in Iraq and Afghanistan play members of his unit, and his neighbors at a backyard bbq.

Mark says the cast,crew and writers were dedicated to accuracy, the action sequences were very reminiscent of his real life experiences in Iraq and the entire subject was handled in a positive way.

The cast and crew felt that the soldiers brought dignity, integrity, and honor to the episode. They got to meet real heroes, got to say thank you, and were forever changed.

This episode was a tribute to those who have fought and are now fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan; to their families who wait, wonder, hope and pray; to those who came back physically and emotionally wounded, and to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Tonite, Hollywood done me proud.

Spotlite on Iraq Themed Films Fades To Black

Those who spread the word:
Pundit Review: A Hollywood Anomaly
Michelle Malkin: The Ghost Whisperer Does Right By Our Troops
David M - The Thunder Run
Web Reconnaissance for 10/15/2007