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    These photographs are just a few I have taken over the last ten years at The Albany Bulb, also known as the Landfill, the Waterfront and just The Bulb. It is a place I feel passionate about. That much is obvious. There are many of us who believe that this piece of the much hyped Eastshore State Park should have been left untouched and unmanaged - because it is a unique example of what happens when a place naturally and organically self regulates. But the dogma of 'preservation' and 'conservation areas' 'resource protection', 'habitats' and 'liability' overrules all individual identity. They cannot leave anything untouched, un-designed. It is as if if they (the park planners) didn't make it, it has no value. Rules, guidelines, regulations, interpretive signage, fences, safety, sanctioned art - it leaves nothing to the imagination. That is what the landfill meant to us - a place of unlimited imagination.
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July 09, 2007


Deb in Minnesota

Jill, give the mother doggy a pat on the head from me. You gave me something to think about with your post about late term pup abortion.


thanks Deb, sometimes I think I go too far with what I say. But if it provides paws for thought, I think it's good...


Why is it that I still cry at the mention of Yogi and Mama? and Mike cries watching a movie where a dog has to be put down? You speak of guilt, I have so much I don't think it will ever subside. I loved those dogs, I miss them, I miss you Jill. Thanks for all you do.


Michele, I have the same feelings, trust me. I can't go near West Oakland without my heart sinking. When I drive along 7th, I think of the day we realised the first set of pups had moved from the warehouse to that abandoned lot, so near the road, so close to disappearing like the others, and we knew we had to act fast. Maybe I'll write a blog about that whole thing. It was a beautiful thing we did.
I don't forgive myself for not making extra effort after Mama mauled Roo. One thing I know - they would have died horrible deaths had we - you, Mike, me, Sue, Karen and the vet Mary Allen - not gone out of our way to bring them off the streets. Remember the time Yogi was impounded in Emeryville, and it was only because Karen recognized him in quarantine, that we got him back? You gotta be kind to yourself about what you did do, not what we were unable to do.


Thanks Jill, I am glad we did what we could for them and their pups, Good God, remember all those pups, cleaning up after them several times a day 7 days a week, what a job that was, and how loving a dad Yogi was, and Mama letting us touch them, and you finding them all good loving homes, it was a great thing we did. I have wonderful memories of them. I know none of us will ever forget them, they were quite a pair!!
I will look forward to reading their story in your blog. Take care.

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