Shades of Grey

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Shades of Grey: the Road to High Saffron

Jasper Fforde
Viking Penguin, 2009

Excerpt from the dust jacket: “It’s summer, it’s hot, it’s our world, but not as we know it. Entire cities lie buried beneath overgrown fields and forests. Technology from another time litters the landscape, and there is evidence of great upheaval. Welcome to Chromatacia, where for as long as anyone can remember society has been ruled by a Colortocracy. From the underground feedpipes that keep the municipal park green, to the healing hues viewed to cure illness, to a social hierarchy based upon one’s limited color perception, society is dominated by color. In this world, you are what you can see. … In a world of enforced simplification, answers are in short supply, and every question begets another: What was the “Something That Happened”? Why does no one ever return from the long-abandoned village of High Saffron?…

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Tuxie Tuesday & News Worthy!

reporter-bobbiesue-small BobbieSue reporting for WTWC news… it’s been a while since my last report but I found an excellent story to share with all of you. 

The local newspaper, the Virginian-Pilot reported on Jan 14, 2017 that the Virginia Beach SPCA received 5 dogs from South Korea.


Leo, a mixed breed puppy

The Humane Society International rescued 200 dogs from a farm in South Korea where dogs are butchered and sold for human consumption (OMC!!!) The HSI has been fighting the dog meat trade and since January 2015 they have rescued 770 dogs.


 Faith, a Korean Jindo mix

To prevent the farmers from just setting up another dog farm, the HSI helps the farmers transition to another type of farming or help them find a new career. It’s a drop in the bucket considering an estimated 2 million dogs are slaughtered and eaten each year in South Korea; but it matters to those 770 rescued dogs and their forever families. The dogs are raised in cages (like puppy mills) and are traumatized when rescued.


Sundance, a mixed breed, reacts to being on the ground for the first time in his life

The 5 dogs that came to Virginia Beach SPCA will live with foster families until they are rehabilitated and ready for adoption. No more cages for these guys!!!


Leo, a Korean Jindo mix enjoys his first taste of outdoors

Ten other shelters around the country also received rescued dogs. This latest rescue was due to the farmer’s daughter urging her father to get out of the dog meat business. While we celebrate these dog’s new life, we also will be praying for those dogs still in cages. 

026 I hope you enjoyed this story. It’s a mix of happiness and sadness but it is important to bring to the forefront things we don’t normally talk about. That’s the only way change will happen.  

BobbieSue reporting for WTWC News!!