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Adventures in Dog Exploitation- First World Edition

Thanks to social media, we now can watch lots of videos of cute dogs and cats doing incredibly funny things. But some of those videos make me cringe. Let’s review the latest craze- the videos of a dog in a spider costume scaring people. I am hoping those are staged, because I keep thinking it will only … Continue reading

Where Have You Been?

I’m sorry I haven’t been around. I am working a case that is taking a lot of my attention right now. Saturday night I got called out at 10:30 PM, and I didn’t make it back home until 10:30 Sunday morning. Needless to say, the gang was NOT happy. Rumpy refused to eat his breakfast. … Continue reading

Are We Animal Lovers? Or Users of Animals?

When I began writing about animal welfare issues, I naively thought that what was missing in the community was a lack of focused leadership, and that if only more people knew the truth about the plight of many animals around the world, we could join together and make positive changes. Oh, what a fool I … Continue reading

The Rewards of a Difficult Job

To some, the work of a child abuse investigator can seem filled with misery and despair. It’s true that it’s pretty dark when you’re up to your elbows in a sex abuse case. But there is also much joy to experience in this line of work, if only you look for it. Many of the families I … Continue reading

It’s a Question of Compassion

As an animal welfare blogger, I am often dismayed to read that some who advocate for animals can be quite cruel when it comes to one certain animal- humans. Whenever I write about product testing on animals, someone invariably comments, “Why not do that to prisoners and leave the animals alone?” Each time I read … Continue reading

The Miracle That is Dog

Did you ever stop and think what is this miraculous creature, Dog? Rumpy lives to please me. When I come home from work, he is the happiest living thing in all the world. When I’m angry, he is upset. When I am sad, so is he. Never once has he become frustrated with me and just … Continue reading

I Am A Superhero! No, Really!

I am a powerful person. How so, you ask? I have the ability to change the way people feel. Let me explain. Yesterday, I stopped to fill up the car before heading home. Soon afterward, a man came outside and began emptying the trash cans at the gas pumps. He didn’t seem to be in a … Continue reading

Suffering From Trauma Exposure Through Social Media?

We all have that friend that’s constantly posting things we’d rather not see. The graphic photos of animal cruelty. The pleas to sign yet another petition to stop this or that atrocious act. Or the cross-posting of companion animals needing a home. Except they couldn’t just post a cute photo of a sweet dog or … Continue reading

Helping Others Means I First Take Care of Myself

I just came off a week of being on call. During that week I remained in a state of anxiety. I carried my work cell around as if my life depended on it, and I checked it regularly to make sure the battery was charged and that I hadn’t missed any calls. But Friday at 8 … Continue reading

The Gifts Companion Animals Bring #DVPAW2014

Last week was Dog Vacay’s Pet Appreciation Week. I wanted to write about what it means to me to share my home with companion animals, but I couldn’t quite put into words what I wanted to say.   But yesterday, when Rumpy and I were out in the yard, I noticed a ripe apple on the … Continue reading

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Rumpy Dog

Rumpy Dog

All About Me!

Hi! My name is Rumpy, and I am an Alaskan Malamute. I used to live in Middle Tennessee, but now my family and I reside in southeast Alabama. I have this cool blog that I started in 2011. Here at rumpydog.com we talk about all things animal, with a focus on animal welfare and responsible animal companion guardianship. But we also like to throw in a heaping helping of cute! cute! cute! I mean, how could you look at me and not melt, right?

My story? Well, I was found on the side of a busy street. Jenny thought she would help me find my home, but nobody claimed me. So now I live with her. She's a pretty good ole' gal, but she is mighty stingy with the dog cookies. *sigh*

There are also some cats- they each have their own story. June Buggie is their chief spokesperson. He is 16 years old, crotchety, and not afraid to say what's on his mind.

All writings and photos are the copyright property of Jenny Threet (unless the writer is a guest blogger, in which case it is the property of that guest blogger) and may not be used without permission.

You can contact me at rumpydog@hotmail.com.

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