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June Buggie Escapes; Jen Freaks

He did it again this morning. June Buggie ran outside. I confess that I haven’t been as diligent lately as perhaps I should. But this is the first time he’s tried to run outside in over a year. I’d dare to hope he was finally too old for his little escape attempt routine. But no, … Continue reading

The Dog Food Wars- A Battle for the Hearts and Minds of Dog Owners

Ah, the dog food wars. Dog food is big business!According to the Pet Food Institute, here in the US we spent 11.3 BILLION dollars on dog food in 2013, and another 2.6 billion dollars on dog treats. Cat food is also big business; Americans spent 6.4 billion dollars on cat food and another half-billion on cat … Continue reading

Animal Cruelty Near My Own Hometown…..

Moulton is a small town of 3,000 people located in northern Alabama. It’s less than an hour from the town where I grew up. The people are friendly, church-going conservatives. And it’s the home to horrific animal cruelty. . Meet Carolyn Atchison. For a decade, she contracted with Lawrence County, Alabama, to operate the holding facility for … Continue reading

Why I Suck at Outdoor Photography

Ever wonder why most of the photos of Rumpy are taken inside? Simple: I suck at outdoor photography. Of course, it would help if I had a better camera, but I don’t. So this is what happens when I take photos outside.          

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

FOUND!!!! Seattle Area: We Need Your Help!

TINY DANCER HAS BEEN FOUND AND IS SAFE AT HOME! We need your help, Seattle! This is Tiny Dancer. She is missing from a foster home for Whisker City, a cat rescue in the Seattle area.  She went missing last Friday from an enclosed back yard. We’ll save the lectures about why cats, especially those … Continue reading

Hissy Fit Jones Says…..

Yesterday was annual shots day for several of the gang, including Hissy Fit Jones. As you would expect, it didn’t go well. Thank goodness that only happens once a year!  

So Hawaii Wants to Kill Cats…..

Originally posted on Rumpydog:
Have you heard of the study conducted by Cheryl A. Lohr & Christopher A. Lepczyk of the University of Hawaii where they asked Hawaiian residents what to do about unowned cats? It was published this past April in Conservation Biology.  Well, let me fill you in. Seems Lohr and Lepczyk have determined that, at…

So Hawaii Wants to Kill Cats…..

Have you heard of the study conducted by Cheryl A. Lohr & Christopher A. Lepczyk of the University of Hawaii where they asked Hawaiian residents what to do about unowned cats? It was published this past April in Conservation Biology.  Well, let me fill you in. Seems Lohr and Lepczyk have determined that, at least according to rural … Continue reading

A Heartfelt Thank You!

Voting for the DogTime Petties has now ended. *whew* The winners will be announced sometime in September. So, for now, we’ll bask in the glow of knowing we were a finalist. A heartfelt thank you goes out to those of you who have supported us throughout this contest, and, indeed, throughout the life of this blog. It’s … 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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