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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

Des Moines, Iowa Mall: Scene of Animal Welfare Showdown!

Des Moines, Iowa, isn’t exactly known for its great strides in animal welfare. But there is a fight brewing there, thanks to a brave woman by the name of Rita Mason. Mason started the online petition to end the practice of allowing Pella Wildlife Company, a so-called wildlife education program, to set up a portable … Continue reading

Puleeezzzzzeeeee Help Me!

As many of you may know, it’s once again time to accept nominations for the Dogtime Petties Awards.   In 2012, I was a finalist for Best Cause Blog. Last year I asked not to be nominated. Instead, we helped our fellow bloggers at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life win. This year, I’ve decided to throw my … Continue reading

Product Testing on Animals- a Dirty Little Secret

A recent search for job openings in the field of animal welfare was quite unsettling- almost all the jobs listed were for research lab assistants.  I was shocked. I mean, it’s one of those things we all know goes on, but how many of us know the extent of product testing on animals? I’ll bet … Continue reading

Kuruk: The Little Bear That Could

Are you a follower of Haiku By Ku? Kuruk is an Alaskan Malamute like me. He writes haiku! And, also like me, he lives with kitties! Ku was rescued in 2011 as a part of a puppy mill bust in Alaska, and he traveled 3000 miles to be with his mama. He and his mama wrote … Continue reading

Suffer the Children…… of all Species

Yesterday I held the sweetest 3-month-old baby boy. I watched in amazement as he shivered when I lightly rubbed my finger over the bottom of his foot. He showed me how he could kick his legs and wave his arms, and I called him a little wiggle worm. He had wisps of curly hair and … 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

I Can’t Save a World that Won’t Be Saved

I sat in the hallways of a courthouse recently waiting for my turn to testify in a custody case. You might be surprised to learn that, as a Child Protective Investigator, I am far more likely to have to testify in a custody dispute than in a criminal trial. As I listened to the families in … Continue reading

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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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