CHANGE IS IN THE AIR… WE NEED YOUR HELP! On August 19, the county zoning board, fueled by a few neighbors who think that OFSDS has grown too large for the neighborhood, gave us 60 days to move Sanctuary Dogs and operations. The change will be positive. We are currently trying to work through a lease and also looking at other options that are more public than we are now. This will allow growth with the ability for more volunteers, supporters and potential forever families to visit. The time crunch, however, is not good and we will have to come up with a solution soon to avoid fines and legal penalties. We have promised our Old Friends that we will care for them for the rest of their lives and we will NEVER go back on that promise.
Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary is currently under attack by neighbors and other townspeople who now think that the dog sanctuary has grown too large. In an effort to keep their promise to keep the dogs and give them a safe place until they cross rainbow bridge, the dog sanctuary needs to move within 60 days.
Moving is expensive and requires a lot of work. OFSDS is asking for donations to help them move their belongings, essentials, and of course the dogs, safely.
Please follow this link to donate; remember, every donation counts!
A set of Carmilla doodles I did in these days while I was on vacation! Ignore the derps and errors, I lost the sense of the stuff I drew since the 2nd day… (I posted some of them on twitter and instagram, so if you lost them, now they are all there. :D)
A U.S Army soldier in Vietnam, 1965. The iconic picture taken by Horst Faas, was always left uncaptioned and the face unidentified until it was revealed that the man was Larry Wayne Chaffin.When Chaffin was discharged from the army his wife, Fran Chaffin Morrison, met him at the airport. She remembers that after getting off his plane he showed this portrait in a Stars and Stripes publication to which he joked that this “picture is going to make me rich sometime.”
On this day in 1955, 60 years ago, the Disneyland theme park was officially opened in California. Walt Disney began working on cartoons in the 1920s, with his iconic Mickey Mouse character debuting in 1929 and Snow White becoming the first Disney film in 1937. By 1955, Disney’s films had found popularity and critical acclaim, leading Disney to seek to expand into other fields. He had visited various amusement parks in the 1930s and 1940s, which inspired him to build a similar park. Construction began on the 160-acre former orange grove in Anaheim, California in 1954, and ultimately cost around $17 million. On July 17th 1955, Disneyland was officially unveiled in a televised press event hosted by actor and future President Ronald Reagan and watched by 90 million people. The opening event did not go entirely smoothly, with the asphalt on Main Street USA - which was only poured that morning - being so soft that shoes sank into it, over 10,000 people arriving with counterfeit tickets, a lack of refreshments, and closed rides. However, these early blips were soon forgotten when the first guests arrived in droves the following day, paying admission prices of $1 for adults and 50c for children under 12. By September, over one million people had been to Disneyland. Despite contemporary concerns that the park would fail, Disneyland has since expanded to more sites both in the United States and abroad, and is one of the largest tourist destinations in the world, boasting over 650 million guests since 1955.
“To all who come to this happy place, welcome. Disneyland is your land.
Here, age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor
the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the
ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America, with
the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the
world.” - Walt Disney
at the opening of Disneyland, 60 years ago today