My "Jewel" Alicinha

New York's Fith Avenue
Easter Sunday Parade

my “jewel” Alicinha. She is a fantastic doggy ( by the way I see her as a "girl"). She made a big difference in my life since I adopted her almost 11 years ago. In 1998 I adopted her in Brazil and she was my 1st dog. A few months later my love towards pets was “so intense” that I started paying attention to street dogs in our country, Brazil. Suddenly I started rescuing dogs from the streets, bringing them home, taking care of them, taking them to vets and then finding a good home for them. Soon some vets started knowing me better and started helping me with the cost of the treatment for sick dogs and cats. After some years many vets and many people knew me as an “animal advocate”, people used to come to me whenever they wanted to adopt a pet and also to offer help. We used to live in a capital, named Goiânia, with 2 million inhabitants, but that had never had a Pet Therapy going on in hospitals. My dream was to take my dog, Alicinha, into the biggest public hospital for patients with cancer. Everybody told me I was insane ‘cause I would never get it, however I went on searching on internet about pet therapy/animal assisted therapy and found a lot of american sites on which I based to write a projet to present to the hospital. Soon Alicinha and I were doing this wonderful job, visiting children with cancer and children undergoing treatment for Aids! We got it! I was sooooo proud of her cause the children in the hospital loved her! They were so happy every Friday with Alicinha’s presence. A lot of Newspapers, TVs, Radios were talking about her. At the hospital I used to teach the children how to take “good care” of our animals and our nature. As a teacher I had a lot of skills in getting them involved in activities to learn how to treat animals. At that point I achieved my goal: to draw the population’s attention to the “healing power of pets” and I expected people to treat their pets with love and don’t abandon them. Soon I got many great partnerships with vets and animal hospitals there. I got a website and many volunteers.Since then we have been rescuing animals from the streets as well as abused animals. We have our Non Governamental Organization since 2007. I am a Law graduate and I am in charge of the NGO as well as the website updating. My partner, Doctor Amorim, is the veterinary responsible for all the pets we rescue. My father plays a big role also; he has a large place where he takes care of many dogs and cats for us while waiting for adoption. We count on many volunteers who do believe we do a good job. I must say that we take “no money” as donation. My father has some quartz mines and a factory where they polish the gems and made jewelry, sculptures, etc…therefore whenever we need money it comes from my dad’s business or from me because I also make jewelry and sell them to help with the cost of treatment for sick rescues. Alicinha, Laika ( my schnauzer) and I moved into the US on 12/2007 because I got married here in NY. Since then I became a volunteer member for the ASPCA , the SPCA of Westechester, where my two dogs, Laika and Alicinha were approved to become Therapy Dogs in NY and for the American cancer society. We have been visiting a Nursing Home in Mount Vernon-NYwhere they make patients' day!

Alicinha was born on 07/15/98 and since then we were never far from each other more than 4 days. Whenever I travel abroad she goes with me. In NY I work as a Pet Nurse in a Pet Hospital, Banfield inYonkers. Alicinha, Laika and I are very happy here!


 New York's Easter Sunday
Parade in 5th Avenue

Well known New York Litigation Counsel David G. Liston from Hughes-Hubbard & Reed
dancing and celebrating with old and new friends at the
famous New York Easter Sunday Parade held each year in Fifth Avenue New York



At New York's 5th Avenue Easter Sunday Parade everyone attended,
even Superman....there to save  New Yorkers from the credit crunch,
also Easter Bunny was there and a lady with a floral hat taller than her...


Boyle's Got Talent

by Mike Krumboltz

April 13, 2009 12:53:39 PM

  • 3,065 Votes

"American Idol" isn't the only launching pad for aspiring singers. Across the pond, "Britain's Got Talent" scored a huge boost in the Buzz after an unassuming contestant gave an amazing performance.

Susan Boyle (remember that name) became a Web phenomenon after singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables. The performance brought the audience to its feet and left the judges (including Simon Cowell) either speechless or in tears.

Before going on stage, Ms. Boyle admitted some self-deprecating facts about herself (she's never been kissed and lives alone with her cat, Pebbles). For those reasons and more, audiences were expecting the female William Hung. They were wrong.

Lookups on the sudden star posted huge gains. A no-name just the other day, Ms. Boyle quickly surged into our top 5,000 overall searches. Blogs and gossip rags went wild. The Mirror jumped on the story, reporting that while Ms. Boyle thought she "looked like a garage" on TV, she received a standing ovation when she showed up at her local church.

Other sources write that as a child, Ms. Boyle was the target of bullies because of a disability. But, with her newfound fame, she is getting the last laugh. In fact, she's already meeting with officials from Mr. Cowell's Sony BMG label. This may have been the first you've heard of her, but it certainly won't be the last. You can watch her performance below...

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