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Happy Gotcha Day, Rumpy!

Today is Rumpy’s 9th Gotcha Day. It was 9 years ago today I was driving down the street in Winchester, Tennessee, and found a pup hanging dangerously close to the road. He had no cares, no tags, and no microchip. The vet estimated he was between 6 and 9 months old. I looked for his … Continue reading

Fired Lake County Shelter Director Speaks Out!

Here’s an update on the Lake County Animal Shelter Media Frenzy. . Wednesday I told you about Lake County Florida’s Sheriff Gary Borders fired Animal Services Director Jacquelyn Johnston after 147 animals were sheltered during her 9-day tenure. Today Ms. Johnston fired back with a letter penned by her attorney that accused shelter supervisor Jennifer Ferguson for … Continue reading

The Politics of Animal Shelters

Lake County, Florida, has an animal shelter problem. The shelter had traditionally been a high-kill shelter, and had, in the past, taken little action to rectify the situation, to the consternation of the community.  The shelter had been through two directors recently. But on October 1st, Sheriff Gary Borders’s office took control of the shelter, … Continue reading

Ebola: Fatal for Dogs! And Maybe Cats!

No matter what part of the world you live in, I’m sure you’re aware of the Ebola outbreak in Africa. Never mind that we’re being told it’s not easy to get it from another person, and that it’s mostly caregivers of the sick that are infected. Nope, we’re all in panic mode, and that means going … Continue reading

Will My Dog Go to Heaven?

When I was growing up, the consensus of religious scholars was that animals have no soul, and therefore, there’s no place for them in heaven. Indeed, that was the philosophy of Descartes, who wrote in Meditations that animals are automatons with no souls, mind, or reason. But as I have grown older, I have watched … Continue reading

Friday Cute!

After waiting for what seems like forever, DogTime will announce the winners of the 2014 Petties on September 26th. Can we all wait another week to find out who won? In the meantime, here’s some cute to get you through Friday and the weekend underway.    

Adventures in Dog Exploitation- First World Edition

Thanks to social media, we now can watch lots of videos of cute dogs and cats doing incredibly funny things. But some of those videos make me cringe. Let’s review the latest craze- the videos of a dog in a spider costume scaring people. I am hoping those are staged, because I keep thinking it will only … 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

Natural Balance Grain-Free Dental Chews Giveaway!

Recently my friend Lisa at Natural Balance sent me an email. Would I like to try their new Dental Chews dental treats for dogs? She didn’t have to ask THIS DOG twice! Soon, this is came for me in the mail:   The yellow package are limited ingredient treats with duck meal. They’re grain-free, have added … Continue reading

Spring Naturals #BestOfBreeds Campaign! HINT: There’s a Giveaway!

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed the tweets by Spring Naturals that mention me. It’s a part of their #BestofBreeds campaign. Each month they profile a different breed of dog, and this month is the Alaskan Malamute! They tweet interesting facts about the breed and promote adoption. There are LOTS of Alaskan … Continue reading

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