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  • Bella's Still At Home Journal

    Bella's Still At Home Journal

    It's Tuesday.  Over a year I go I got sick.  Mom found me downstairs and I was breathing hard. We still don't know what happened but I was on antibotics for months and finally I was  finally cured.    I am better and I am grateful. 

    Pet owners get very attached to us when they are sick.  Mom was very torn when I got sick because she does not believe in keeping us alive for her sake .  Sometimes I just want to whack her on the side of the head so she believes I am alright.   

    My Sister Hermonie died three weeks aqo.  Mom noticed she kept hiding and then coming out later in the day.  Initially when Mom took her to the vets, Dr. Battle, who is veternarian we go to the most at Penn Animal Hospital in Pittsburgh, was going to give Hermonie steriods and antiobotics to keep her alive. By the end of the visit Dr.Battle decided it was her time and she was put to sleep.  Mom said it was the most humane thing to do.

    We are featuring "Hermonie" with her sister "Mimzy" on this blog. "Hermonie" is the calico cat. Mimzy is a tortie and very much still with us.

    When it comes to animals most humans have a soft spot in their heart.  You can watch ASPCA commercials and get wqrm and fuzzy about animals.  

    Mom does not like the ASPCA because when you see their ads it looks like your money is going to help animals and animal shelters when the majority of the money goes to paying their CEO and lobbying with Political groups to help animals. Lobbying is important but it's more important to help animals in shelters.

    The CEO of ASPCA Matthew Bershadker makes on average around $770,000,00 per year with his salary and bonus package.  We are sure other key people in the organization do well too.

    In fact we discovered that "The independent watchdog CharityWatch finds that ASPCA spends up to 40 percent of its budget on overhead, and up to 38 cents on every dollar earned goes to advertising, giving the organization a middling “C” rating in its Summer 2019 rating guide." 

    The best way to help animals in need is to find a local shelter and give them the money directly. If you can't afford to give any money you could consider volunteering at a shelter or fostering some cats and dogs looking for a good home. 

    Bella and Lukey's Movie Picks of The Day- A Dogs Journey- This is a movie that is the sequel to "A Dogs Purpose" and continues the journey of "Bailey Bailey Bailey" voiced by Josh Gad and "Ethan" voiced by Josh Gad.  This time "Bailey" is sent on a mission to look after Ethan's grand daughter "CJ".   It's not as a good as "A Dogs Purpose" but it is entertaining.     

     Be Safe- Bye Bye Bella and Lukey

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  • Worth



    Bella Gives this:

    5 Paw

    Once we heard about this movie "Worth" we had to see it.  "Worth" is based on the true events that happened after the September 11th tragedy.  Michael Keaton stars as "Ken Feinberg". An attorney and law professor at Georgetown University. 

    After September 11th Ken Feinberg was appointed Special Master of the U.S. government's September 11th Victim Compensation Fund.  The film deals with how he and his staff worked to help the people whose loved ones died during this tragedy.

    Amy Ryan plays "Camille Biros", Ken Feinberg's right hand who helps manage the team who is working on this project.  Stanley Tucci plays "Charles Wolf" whose wife was loss at the Twin Towers.   The cast also includes Talia Balsam and Tate Donovan.   

    The story shows how the victims share their grief and the how Ken Feinberg's team dealt with dispensing the fund. 

    It sounds boring the film is engrossing and definitely worth a look.  Michael Keaton once again delivers an oscar worthy performance.   

    The film is airing on Netflix.  Check it out!!

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