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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

A New Partner in the Humane Animal Practices Movement

Tail docking. It’s a common practice in the dairy industry whereby part of a dairy cow’s tail is amputated in order to help keep the udders clean. It causes pain to the cow, and it leaves her defenseless against fly attacks. But for some dairy farmers, tail docking will no longer be an accepted practice, thanks to … 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

Hissy Fit Jones Says…..

  Dear trolls, First of all, thank you for coming. While you can be annoying, you are a blessing in that you show me my words are being heard. So thank you for that gift. For all of us, Use your anger wisely. I channel my anger into writing, thus giving a voice to those … 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

Hissy Fit Jones Says…

  (with apologies to Gloria Steinem) 

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

US Attitudes Toward Animals: HRC’s Animal Tracker- Year 7

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

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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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