If you only do one thing today...
Originally posted by xanthe at If you only do one thing today...
Originally posted by the_proofreader at If you only do one thing today...
Originally posted by itinerant_vae at If you only do one thing today...
Originally posted by cassie_black12 at If you only do one thing today...

Dear UK Flisters,

I know I'm preaching to the choir with you guys when it comes to LGBT equality, but believing something is fair and actually getting off your bum and doing something about it doesn't always follow like it should. So here's a little (and slightly preachy) reminder!!

Three things I'd like you all to do before you go to bed tonight (if you haven't already)

1/ Go here and sign the C4EM's petition for marriage equality. This is the simplest and probably most visible way to show your support. It currently has 60,000 signatures -- the petition against (by C4M) has over 500,000!!!

2/ Go here and fill out the government's consultation. It might take a little bit longer, but you can bet that for every pro-person who doesn't find the time, there will be dozens of 'anti' people who will.

3/ Email your MP. There's a handy template there for you to use so you don't even have to think of what to say. Also, you can go here to see where your MP stands on the issue. A hugely important thing to do because the majority of MPs will be voting with their conscience rather than following the party line, so make sure you let yours know your feelings.

4/ Okay, so I lied. There's actually a fourth thing. And that is simply spread the word. The consultation ends in two day - it's our last chance to get as many people mobilised as possible. So tweet it, Facebook, blog it, beat your friends and family around the head with it until they give in!!! And if you want to repost to your own journal (and please feel free to edit), here's an ever-so helpful button

Writer's Block: Don’t look back in anger

Wow!  I've been overwhelmed by the kind words from so many people about Charley and I just wanted to thank everyone for their support.  There's still no sign of  him but all your messages have really lifted my spirits and I'm staying hopeful :)

The picture below is of  Charley lazing in the garden last year.  He's two years old and very loving.  I got him and his sister, Boo, (she is my icon pic), as twelve week old feral foster kittens from Cats Protection.  By the time I'd tamed them, I loved them too much to give them up for re-homing and my two dog, two cat household got two more permanent residents!

My dog, Jake, is sixteen now and has become very aggressive towards the cats, growling and barking at them if they come too close, so I am wondering if he has scared Charley enough to make him stay away.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that as the weather gets colder, he'll find his way home.



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