Inspired by the title of my last post, I decided to set up my own page on Facebook as an advocacy site. Other pages that I’ve “liked” forward different petitions, articles, and such to me, so I decided to try and get my own page so I can forward things from there to others that might want to join the fight.
The title is Pet Patriotism. I came up with this because I feel we should take pride in our pets and other Earthly creatures the same way we take pride in our nationalities. I’m a little nervous at taking on something like this when my time is already kind of chewed up with these things and page administration is going to add to that. But I started it, and that rock is now a’ rolling.
I reached out to someone on Facebook with whom I’ve networked asking for help, and SHE networked for me to get followers who will do the same. I was even invited into her private group on there of others like us who have pages of our own. Before I jumped over to WordPress to write this, I was up to 12 followers within a half hour. Crazy!
For my logo, I chose the American flag, obviously, because I’m American, fulfilling the “Patriot” part of the title. The lavender paw is a symbol of animal rescue and animal rights (you will often see lavender ribbons for the same). I’m rather technologically challenged, so I went ghetto, pulling up a “googled” dog paw print, and tracing it and coloring it with a Sharpie. I then cut it out, laid it on top of a small flag I had, and took the picture. The background is actually the blanket on my couch. It works, though.
Now I just have to live up to the faith the folks networking on my behalf have placed in me!
Photo © Jordan Alan Fox