Candy’s Bar and Dog Treat Cafe, Tampa, Florida, USA

Candy's Bar and Dog Treat Cafe, Tampa, Florida, USA

Doggie Foster Care, Dog Sitting services, fundraising events for animals

Candy’s Bar and Dog Treat Cafe, Tampa, Florida, USA, is run by Dianne Reeger, who I know personally, and is simply an amazing woman with a a great heart for animals. She has rescued her own, and has provided tender loving care for those she fosters, and more. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs assistance in the matter of their dogs, should it be doggy daycare, foster care, and more because she is responsible, trustworthy, and repeatable.

You can contact Dianne Reeger, on her facebook page for services:

https://www.facebook.com/dianne.reeger

Drink from the educational fountain for free! Check out Open Culture, and Thirsty rabbit, drawn by Belinda Baardsen, Artist, for Animal Rescue, http://www.openculture.com/

Drink from the educational fountain for free! Check out Open Culture, and Thirsty rabbit, drawn by Belinda Baardsen, Artist, for Animal Rescue, http://www.openculture.com/

Drink from the educational fountain for free! Check out Open Culture, and Thirsty rabbit, drawn by Belinda Baardsen, Artist, for Animal Rescue, http://www.openculture.com/

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Spike Lee Shares His NYU Teaching List of 87 Essential Films Every Aspiring Director Should See
in Education, Film | July 29th, 2013

I’m sure you’ve heard by now: wealthy, successful film director Spike Lee hopes to fund his next film via a Kickstarter campaign. Yes, that’s right, he wants you to pay for his art. His campaign, perhaps needless to say, is hardly popular with the average film fan, many of whom find it hard enough scrounge up the skyrocketing prices of tickets these days. Lee has responded to his critics, but somehow I doubt his reasoning will go over well.

But we’re not here to talk about alleged crowdfunding abuses (have at it in the comments if you must). Instead, today we have for you—in the tradition of our many posts on famous teachers’ syllabi—one of Lee’s teaching tools in his role as an NYU professor. Where all of our previous posts have featured reading lists, Lee’s is a list of films, which he hands out to all of the students who take his graduate class–not required viewing, but recommended as “essential” for every aspiring director.

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In the video at the top of the post, see Lee introduce the list of what he considers, “the greatest films ever made.” “If you want to be a filmmaker,” he says, “you should see these films.” The list, above and continued below, includes some of the usual critical favorites—Rashomon, Vertigo, On the Waterfront—and some pretty left field choices, like Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto.

Slate, which first published the list, notes the omission of usually revered directors like Howard Hawks, John Ford, Fritz Lang, and Yasujirō Ozu as well as the paucity—or near non-existence—of female directors (only one makes the list, the co-director of City of God). In addition to possibly ranting about, or defending, Lee’s use of Kickstarter, many of you may find yourselves quibbling over, or defending, his definition of “essential.” And so, I say again, have at it, readers!

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Curious bunny, drawn by Belinda Baardsen, July 29th, 2013, CO, Why should you adopt a rabbit? Rabbits are intelligent — just because they do not vocalize as cats and dogs, it does not mean that they are “dumb”. So why adopt a rabbit? Because they are worthy. They need homes. They need love and companionship just like we do. Rabbits suffer so much at the hand of Man — we humans can change that, one rabbit at a time. Why not try opening your life a rabbit as a companion animal? Fill your life with fuzzy softness, acrobatic “binkies” (bunny jumps), and sleepy-eyed love. Adopt a rabbit. They need you. http://www.wildrescuetexas.org/dshould.html

Curious bunny, drawn by Belinda Baardsen, July 29th, 2013, CO,   Why should you adopt a rabbit?   Rabbits are intelligent — just because they do not vocalize as cats and dogs, it does not mean that they are “dumb”. So why adopt a rabbit? Because they are worthy. They need homes. They need love and companionship just like we do. Rabbits suffer so much at the hand of Man — we humans can change that, one rabbit at a time. Why not try opening your life a rabbit as a companion animal? Fill your life with fuzzy softness, acrobatic “binkies” (bunny jumps), and sleepy-eyed love. Adopt a rabbit. They need you.  http://www.wildrescuetexas.org/dshould.html

Curious bunny, drawn by Belinda Baardsen, July 29th, 2013, CO,

Why should you adopt a rabbit?

Rabbits are intelligent — just because they do not vocalize as cats and dogs, it does not mean that they are “dumb”. So why adopt a rabbit? Because they are worthy. They need homes. They need love and companionship just like we do. Rabbits suffer so much at the hand of Man — we humans can change that, one rabbit at a time. Why not try opening your life a rabbit as a companion animal? Fill your life with fuzzy softness, acrobatic “binkies” (bunny jumps), and sleepy-eyed love. Adopt a rabbit. They need you.

http://www.wildrescuetexas.org/dshould.html

Thirsty rabbit, drawn by Belinda Baardsen, July 28, 2013, CO Sadly, there are far more domestic rabbits coming into DFW area shelters than we are able to adopt out – we currently have approximately 150 domestic rabbits located in foster homes and at the Rescue. Our goal is to find them all loving families to live with, but until we do, they have the Rescue as a place to call home. http://www.wildrescuetexas.org/about.html

Thirsty rabbit, drawn by Belinda Baardsen, July 28, 2013, CO  Sadly, there are far more domestic rabbits coming into DFW area shelters than we are able to adopt out – we currently have approximately 150 domestic rabbits located in foster homes and at the Rescue. Our goal is to find them all loving families to live with, but until we do, they have the Rescue as a place to call home.  http://www.wildrescuetexas.org/about.html

Thirsty rabbit, drawn by Belinda Baardsen, July 28, 2013, CO

Sadly, there are far more domestic rabbits coming into DFW area shelters than we are able to adopt out – we currently have approximately 150 domestic rabbits located in foster homes and at the Rescue. Our goal is to find them all loving families to live with, but until we do, they have the Rescue as a place to call home.

http://www.wildrescuetexas.org/about.html

Happy rabbit, drawn by Belinda Baardsen, July 2013, CO Why adopt a rabbit? Rabbits are bred for everything from medical and cosmetic research, to food, to providing a child’s delight at Easter time. Over 500 domestic rabbits are surrendered at local DFW animal shelters in a given year. The majority of those surrendered are Easter gifts that the family is no longer interested in, or because the rabbit has now matured and shows unwanted behavior (which can be solved by spaying/neutering). The fun news is that rabbits are mesmerizing companions that amaze any human willing to take the time to discover what a rabbit is: a bundle of unconditional love who provides complete joy and boundless hours of companionship and bonding. http://www.wildrescuetexas.org/dshould.html

Happy rabbit, drawn by Belinda Baardsen, July 2013, CO  Why adopt a rabbit?  Rabbits are bred for everything from medical and cosmetic research, to food, to providing a child’s delight at Easter time. Over 500 domestic rabbits are surrendered at local DFW animal shelters in a given year. The majority of those surrendered are Easter gifts that the family is no longer interested in, or because the rabbit has now matured and shows unwanted behavior (which can be solved by spaying/neutering).   The fun news is that rabbits are mesmerizing companions that amaze any human willing to take the time to discover what a rabbit is: a bundle of unconditional love who provides complete joy and boundless hours of companionship and bonding.   http://www.wildrescuetexas.org/dshould.html

Happy rabbit, drawn by Belinda Baardsen, July 2013, CO

Why adopt a rabbit?

Rabbits are bred for everything from medical and cosmetic research, to food, to providing a child’s delight at Easter time. Over 500 domestic rabbits are surrendered at local DFW animal shelters in a given year. The majority of those surrendered are Easter gifts that the family is no longer interested in, or because the rabbit has now matured and shows unwanted behavior (which can be solved by spaying/neutering).

The fun news is that rabbits are mesmerizing companions that amaze any human willing to take the time to discover what a rabbit is: a bundle of unconditional love who provides complete joy and boundless hours of companionship and bonding.

http://www.wildrescuetexas.org/dshould.html

Baby bunnies in the nest, drawn by Belinda Baardsen, July 28, 2013, CO, “I have picked up the babies – won’t my scent keep the mother away?” No – the mother will not abandon her babies just because the scent of a human is on them. If you are doubtful, then wash your hands and rub them in the grass and soil around the nest before gently replacing the babies, making the nest up as it was before you disturbed it. http://www.wildrescuetexas.org/wildrabbit.html

Baby bunnies in the nest, drawn by Belinda Baardsen, July 28, 2013, CO,   “I have picked up the babies – won’t my scent keep the mother away?”  No – the mother will not abandon her babies just because the scent of a human is on them. If you are doubtful, then wash your hands and rub them in the grass and soil around the nest before gently replacing the babies, making the nest up as it was before you disturbed it.  http://www.wildrescuetexas.org/wildrabbit.html

Baby bunnies in the nest, drawn by Belinda Baardsen, July 28, 2013, CO,

“I have picked up the babies – won’t my scent keep the mother away?”

No – the mother will not abandon her babies just because the scent of a human is on them. If you are doubtful, then wash your hands and rub them in the grass and soil around the nest before gently replacing the babies, making the nest up as it was before you disturbed it.

http://www.wildrescuetexas.org/wildrabbit.html

Wild bunny at rest, drawn by Belinda Baardsen, ’13/CO ~ WILD RABBITS DO NOT MAKE GOOD PETS. They are wild things and have wild instincts. They do not trust humans and do not accept other domestic animals as companions. Please do not consider keeping these incredible and fragile creatures as a pet – to keep a cottontail in a cage for the rest of its life is to doom it to a life of sadness and broken spirit. For further information, please contact us! WildRescue, Inc./Rabbit Rescue Phone: 972-891-9286 E-mail: wildrescuetexas@gmail.com

Wild bunny at rest, drawn by Belinda Baardsen, '13/CO ~   WILD RABBITS DO NOT MAKE GOOD PETS.   They are wild things and have wild instincts. They do not trust humans and do not accept other domestic animals as companions. Please do not consider keeping these incredible and fragile creatures as a pet – to keep a cottontail in a cage for the rest of its life is to doom it to a life of sadness and broken spirit.  For further information, please contact us! WildRescue, Inc./Rabbit Rescue Phone: 972-891-9286 E-mail: wildrescuetexas@gmail.com

Wild bunny at rest, drawn by Belinda Baardsen, ’13/CO ~

WILD RABBITS DO NOT MAKE GOOD PETS.

They are wild things and have wild instincts. They do not trust humans and do not accept other domestic animals as companions. Please do not consider keeping these incredible and fragile creatures as a pet – to keep a cottontail in a cage for the rest of its life is to doom it to a life of sadness and broken spirit.

For further information, please contact us!
WildRescue, Inc./Rabbit Rescue
Phone: 972-891-9286
E-mail: wildrescuetexas@gmail.com