Friday, September 13, 2013

March Against Monsanto - May 25, 2013

This is a very late post but I wanted to share it. After reading lots of information I didn't like about our food and my dogs food, I decided to join in the March Against Monsanto in Austin, Texas.

The morning of the March, I woke up with bad allergy symptoms, it was raining and the meeting place to start the March was over an hour from my house. Zooey and Seymour weren't crazy about the rain, either. But I decided it was important enough to attend. I put Seymour in a bee costume because the bee population is decreasing - and he doesn't mind dressing up. Unfortunately, I don't have a good picture. But if you look closely, you can see a little bit of Seymour and his yellow bee costume in my arms in the picture someone took of us.

When we got to the starting point, I was excited to have found a parking place nearby. I found a ticket on my car when we got back, but that's another story. I put the dogs in their stroller and we joined the March. What a great feeling to be marching for a cause with families, friends and even other people with their pets. I had tears, not just rain in my eyes! Seymour wasn't impressed because if you have read my blog you would know that he hates live music, which includes marching bands. So, that is why he was tightly held by me throughout the parade while I pushed Zooey in the stroller.

During the march my phone rang and it was my daughter. I said "Sorry, I can't talk right now, I'm in the middle of a protest march". How often can a mother say that to her daughter?

When we marched to the Capitol I decided not to stay for the festivities. If my dogs could clap, they would have. Here is a picture of Seymour and Zooey in their stroller - which was the only doggie stroller in the March. My dogs will do just about anything to be with me and I was happy to have my best friends there for this important experience.

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Location:Austin, Texas

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