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.
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
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
Each year the Humane Research Council surveys the attitudes and behaviors of Americans toward animals. The results of this year’s Animal Tracker study, sponsored by Alley Cat Allies, American Anti-Vivisection Society, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animal Welfare Trust, Farm Sanctuary, the Humane Society of the United States, Maddie’s Fund, New England Anti-Vivisection Society, & the Pettus Crowe Foundation, were … Continue reading
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
Hissy Fit Jones. Born to a feral mom, he became quite ill while young, so his mama brought him to us and left him there. Jen doctored him up and got him better, and had him neutered. But he decided he liked us, and hung around. For the longest time, the most of what Jen saw of … Continue reading
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
There’s a photo of DeDe on the bookshelf. It was taken at the vet’s office the same day she was diagnosed with cancer. It’s been almost six months since she journeyed on. In many ways, we’re doing just fine. We have a regular routine, and we stick to it. But then things happen that make … Continue reading
Happy Fourth of July to all my USA friends! woo woo woo!!!
Oh Dog! Not Monday AGAIN! Well, at least this week is going to be one day shorter for us. I want to thank each of you who nominated me for the DogTime Petties Best Cause Blog! I am overwhelmed with your love for my blog- and me too! Nominations are being accepted until June 30th, … Continue reading