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Wednesday is National Dog Day….. Whatever….

Oh, how exciting! Wednesday is National Dog Day! We’re going to celebrate all that’s right with the world because of dogs. And spend money. We’re going to show our dogs how much we love them by buying them treats and toys. We’ll get them groomed and smelling good. We’ll commission art so the world can remember our … Continue reading

Emergency Planning: Katrina Taught Us it’s Essential

Today marks the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. According to the ASPCA’s Olivia Melikhov, Katrina left 600,000 pets dead or homeless. Almost half of the people who did not evacuate during Katrina said it was because they didn’t think they could bring their animals with them. Yet, even after all that, 35% of you DO NOT … Continue reading

When Your Dog Needs Veterinary Care You Can’t Afford…

I told you all about Phoebe, a certified therapy dog and the mascot for Working to Halt Online Abuse, and how she needed help paying for cateract surgery, but I didn’t tell you the whole story. I’ll rectify that right now. Phoebe is an 8-year-old Siberian Husky. She spent the first three years of her life … Continue reading

Divide and Conquer: How Animal Advocates Always Manage to Lose

Divide and Conquer. It’s one of the oldest and most effective strategies for getting and holding power. Divide and Conquer works by creating in-fighting within a group of people. Take animal advocates, for example. Our numbers are staggering. If effectively harnessed, we are a force to be reckoned with. But the movement is divided between animal welfarists and animal rights … Continue reading

What We’ve Learned About Ourselves Since Cecil was Murdered

Unless you’ve been hiding from social media for the past few weeks, you know that Cecil, the beloved African lion of Zimbabwe, was lured from the Hwange National Park and killed by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer to become a trophy on Palmer’s wall. So what’s happened since? The world has learned that the numbers of animal welfare advocates … Continue reading

Calling out a Killer of a Much-Loved Lion

We now know that the hunter who lured Cecil the lion away from Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park using a dead animal tied to a vehicle, put a spotlight on him, shot him with a cross-bow, tracked the injured Cecil for 40 hours, then shot him with a rifle, skinned him, and cut of his head, is none other … Continue reading

People Let Me Tell You About My Best Friend

Harry Nilsson wrote a song about friendship called, appropriately, Best Friend: People let me tell you ’bout my best friend, He’s a warm hearted person who’ll love me till the end. People let me tell you bout my best friend, He’s a one boy cuddly toy, my up, my down, my pride and joy.  People … Continue reading

Monday at Jelly Roll Dog Park- A Review

Kid’s books are aplenty, and these days, they’re often about animals. Dogs and kids are usually a lucrative combination. So here we have writer Jennifer Schreiber using dogs to teach us how to handle bullying in her children’s book, Monday at Jelly Roll Dog Park. What did I think of the book? I don’t like … Continue reading

As Long as Animals are in Prison, It’s OK. Otherwise, Let’s Kill ’em.

One of my duties as a bitter old crone is to tell you people how fucking stupid you are.  For instance, let me introduce you to Bruiser Bear, an inmate at the animal prison known affectionately as Single Vision, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit endangered species educational wildlife facility located in Melrose, Florida. This … Continue reading

It’s My Blogaversary!

I just checked my blog and saw in the notifications that today is my 4th anniversary as a blogger. Well, how about that? I should be having a huge celebration! An amazing giveaway! There should be cookies with big 4s painted on them with peanut butter! So what am I doing? Hiding from the vacuum … Continue reading

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