So I came to the end of my working day about an hour ago. I went downstairs and made a cup of Early Grey tea with honey. I switched on the small, ketchup coated television in my kitchen and watched an episode of the Simpsons. Then I washed the dishes and thought to myself how bored I was. And then it hit me. I remembered that I had a new online diary / blog! Ta-da! So, I’m going to settle in with yet another cup of flaming hot tea (Assam this time though) and publish my thoughts on the internet.
So, I want to give you some background as to why I’m so passionate about animals. I’ve always been an animal lover, as far back as from day one. I’m a vegetarian (surprise, surprise) and I’ve always had a cat or dog as a pet. At one point, I had a cat and a dog (and the answer is yes, they got on just fine thanks!). I feel sad that humans around the world don’t seem to appreciate that animals are sentient beings just like us, many of whom are at our mercy, be it in a domestic capacity such as a pet gerbil or even if it’s wildlife at large (deforestation and displacement of animals from their natural habitats). They sincerely need our help and attention to live good, decent lives.
I’m frequently appalled by the way a lot of humans in Western society treat their own pets (be it cat, dog, fish, hamster…) where we are apparently a lot more civilised and ought to know a lot better. I had a neighbour back in 2007 when I lived in Kings Cross who had a Pit Bull terrier. She had the flat below mine and most nights, I’d see the poor creature shaking and shivering even in the depths of Winter, out on the balcony facing the open canal – and trust me, it’s a lot colder round that area of London that in most other places. I also once caught her slap him on the head for what I personally deemed to be no reason whatsoever as I came down the stairs and she was waiting for the lift and evidently did not hear me approaching. I was so shocked but sort of expected it from her as she seemed a little unhinged. I often heard her and her boyfriend / husband (don’t know which one he was) arguing about the smallest things through the thin floor that divided us and I basically think that she was very unhappy and taking it out on the dog when he could have been a source of comfort instead.
I don’t wish to be judgemental and knock her for being unhappy and having relationship issues as that would be very unfair, however, I really don’t believe that it was right to take out her unhappiness on her lovely pet who was at her mercy for food, water, shelter and care. I thought so many times about reporting her but I was so worried that she might lie and say the dog bit her and they’s subsequently put it down. So I never did. Maybe I didn’t do the right thing, maybe I did. But from now on, I will always take appropriate action and regularly donate to charities that help animals. I’m not wealthy, in fact, I’m in a lot of debt right now, but that doesn’t matter. I will still donate all that I can from time to time.
The logo I designed today (for a web design company) was accepted by the client within literally just 10 mins of emailing so I am super super super happy about that! They seemed incredibly unsure to begin with about a month back so it came as a very pleasant surprise indeed and I actually logged off my mac at 4.30pm! Anyone who knows me will know that this makes a change as I’m usually designing away until quite late, even on a Saturday night now and again!
The logo I designed last week and took an entire week for completion was for this website: www.treesurgeonsofnottingham.com
I can see that they are currently using it. It’s by far the plainest logo I have ever designed, albeit with some funky font that I have never seen before and pale green colour I have never used before, but it came as a relief that they finally accepted one of the designs (the plainest) after I submitted 9 other designs that were a hell of a lot more interesting and elaborate. People will be people, I say. When the web design company has their site up, I’ll post that link or an image of the design up too. Rate it if you’re reading, comment, critique it, and so on. Thank you for reading or just stopping by. I appreciate it. It gets lonely sometimes working from home!