Archive for February, 2012

So, what did you think of that? Pretty cool, huh?

Kindness. That’s what we’re all about. We critters thrive on kindness and closeness, and – aw, let’s get mushy – love! We have love to spare, and no anger or hatred whatsoever. Of course we’re not all gifted with tremendous good looks like me, but we do our best.

Typing my blog

My name is Sidney Puddin. I’m from the Arizona Puddins – I’m not sure how many brothers and sisters I have – I honestly haven’t seen any of them since early 2004. UJ and I met at the Phoenix Sky Harbour, and we just instantly hit it off. We went and had a beer and I said – “what the hey!” and bought a plane ticket to Calgary, where we both still live. Just one of those things. I had no trouble getting through Customs, probably because I had my Pawsport with me. All good and legal.The Society wasn’t formed until 2008, although there was an ad hoc movement afoot even before that. The Society, when it came to be, resulted from a TV commercial I saw for some kind of windshield protectant, in which literally hundreds of critters were very badly abused – supposedly in the name of humour. Well, I saw nothing funny about it, and immediately fired off a reprimand to the makers of that product. I told them off, and once all the critters saw what I’d done they decided a formal society would be a good idea. And so the SPCSA was born.

Since then we’ve helped countless critters achieve a better life, and the work continues to this day.

Anyway, it’s time for me to retire for the night, so we’ll add to this again soon.



Let’s get this out of the way early, for those of you who doubt us. UJ set up his camera so we could prove to you that we’re alive, so click on the link to see the results.

I de boss

We are sentient, cognitive, thoughtful beings.

Now you know.


Media Stuff

Posted: February 7, 2012 in Humor

Hey, check out our Media Collage. Eugene has been working on it and he says he’s going to keep adding new pictures for you.

There are lots more photos like that of us in our natural environment. Enjoy! :)


I know, I’ve been putting this off for some time now – frankly I’ve been just too darned busy – I’m sorry already. Visitors, challenges, social issues, finances. The Society is certainly a whirl of concerns and anxieties, and pretty much all of them land at my door. Some days I don’t know why I took this job on in the first place.

Eugene is our webmaster – he’s supposed to be updating this thing constantly, but he lives in the basement with Murray Moose, and between you and me I think they party more than they work – hence, what gets done is done by me. I can’t tell you how many blogs and articles I’ve submitted to Eugene that have never made it to the site. What’s that? Fire him? Have you any idea how hard it is to get volunteers?

Anyway, to continue with getting the message out I’ve decided to start doing this blog thing myself, and so I guess it’ll be me getting the message out.

The SPCSA is the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Stuffed Animals. This is a very important organization, whether you believe it or not. We have paying and non-paying members in numerous locations around the world, and concerned humans everywhere froth in support of our cause.

Even so, we still suffer miseries every day, everywhere. Our daily plight remains uncertain. Even as we serve faithfully, with love and caring, and diligence, our brothers and sisters are often beaten, squashed, squished, thrown around, driven over, driven under, and tied up and left for dead at road side accidents.

People – this kind of abuse must STOP! None of us were born for this! We were born to serve, and to love, but not at the expense of our own dignity and development! Please – if you are hard on your critter friends, stop a moment and think about what you’re doing! Or, if you see someone beating up on their critter, take them aside and ask them gently to find another way to communicate! It’s not hard to be nice. It actually takes a lot more work to be horrid and mean than it does to be nice. So take the easy way out – be a nice guy and hug your critter friend every day!

Someone told me once that they didn’t believe we were real. Now, I didn’t try to address the irony in the fact that he was telling me that he didn’t believe in me, but I did promise him one thing. I promised a video as Proof of Life. Well, I have that video – I just haven’t figured out how to upload it yet. I’m working on it, so stay tuned.

Until then, here is a picture of us having a meeting a couple of weeks ago. That’s me in the red shirt, presiding. The critters, around from left to right are Snerk, Snick, Sir Reginald, Snuk, Sneek, Snook, Barney, Snak, Benny and Snip. Sir Reginald is visiting from Toronto – he’s on a learning junket, funded by the Toronto chapter. He’s absorbing methodologies so he can take more effective charge of Society activities in that part of the world. He’s a very good learner.

Stay tuned then. I’ve been watching a bunch of things in the world lately, and I’ve got some things to say.  By all means, FOLLOW us.

Sidney, President and CDO – SPCSA