Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Wonderful Thing

A  L  O A!

" The animals already
 live in harmony. 
They are waiting for us
 to join them there. "

Julie Draper

"  A pessimist is a man 
who thinks all women 
are bad. . .

 An optimist is a man 
who hopes they are. "

Chauncey Mitchell Depew 

" There's no such thing as nerves
 when you're playing games. "

 Shaquille O'Neal 


This week
the European Union
cosmetics with
ingredients tested 
on animals.

This is as historic
in my opinion
as any Civil Rights law.

How we treat
the helpless
what we are made of.

The rest of us
need to push for this
in our own

Congratulations, Europeans!

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Brian Miller said...

oh i agree on the animal we treat our animals in many ways reflects how we treat others....

aloha from va

the walking man said...

If 311 million people simply quit using the crap and started looking and smelling like humans again not only would they quit testing but we'd all be better for it.

bea's blog said...

What a lovely post!
Always love to read and follow your blog. These quotes are so precious and yes, animal rights should be even more important, mind:
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated
― Mahatma Gandhi

Daryl said...


RoeH said...

I could not agree more with you. And thank you for saying it.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You are so right. The things humans do to animals...
Your photos are much fun. We had snow last night, again! Spring is in the air.
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Vanessa V Kilmer said...

I love the fun pictures. Yay for the EU. I voted for not makeup, too.

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Anonymous said...

We are celebrating over here in Europe - finally! Now the US can follow our lead...

Adam said...

I like the shaq quote

Erika said...

I share. I like very much the yellow grass of your shots. Ciao dall'Italia. Baci=kisses

Teresa said...


PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hear, hear! Love the sprinkler shots Cloudia, so fresh on a hot day.

Charles Gramlich said...

Had a good laugh at the quote on women!


We just need that law passed here! I hope it sets a good precedence as our cosmetics industry is huge. I'm also chuckling over the pessimist/optimist quote:)

Cloudia said...

I love each of you. Thanks SO much

rosaria williams said...

We have quite a list of things we shouldn't be doing. It comes down to our priorities, and the cost we are willing to bear.

Bob Bushell said...

The pictures are perfect, the quotes are necessary, but, things that you said are truly beautiful, good for the Europeans.

TexWisGirl said...

that's good to hear.

loved the 2nd quote. :)

Hilary said...

Good for them. I hope that Canada and our neighbours to the south follow suit soon.

Karen S. said...

Optimists rule....and oddly enough I have three eager tails waiting at the door to go outside! :)

The Elephant's Child said...

What a brilliant law. I wish that more people were aware that make-up and shampoo and perfume ARE tested on animals.
I loved the joyous action shots on this post as well - thank you.

Filip and Kristel said...

The water sprays brings fun in warm weather. Good pictures.


KrippledWarrior said...

color me optimistic

Myrna R. said...

Yay. At least some of the world is beginning to show respect for our animal relatives.

A said...

Wow, congrats to the EU, this is a great step.

Cloudia said...

Great party because YOU dears come over today!!!!!


黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

She is just cute running around !

rupam sarma said...

Lovely post and pics.
Have a nice Friday.

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Jenny Woolf said...

What delightful cheerful photographs, it looks idyllic! Are they of someone you know?

magiceye said...

So true!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Krishna said...

Nice decision...

Kay said...

I wish America would do the same thing! Animals should have rights too.