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Smells Like Teen Spirit- Or Maybe Week-Old Pastrami

One thing is true about every walk I take with Rumpy- it will be filled with stops to sniff things. There’s the trees in front of the insurance agency where the neighbor dog does his thing. There are squirrels to sniff around trees. It seems as though Rumpy can tell how long ago a squirrel was … Continue reading

What Makes Me a Dog Lover?

What Makes Me a Dog Lover? This question was posed to me in an email sent by a manufacturer of sports apparel for dogs. And it got me thinking. Why do I want to greet every dog I meet? Why do I smile whenever a dog wags his tail at the sight of me? This … Continue reading

Photo op and autographs with Mr Rumpy T Drummond. What a dog! What a cat!

Originally posted on the crafty sisters:
rumpydog:Look who else came to visit me- the Crafty Sisters gang! What a cat!!!! Originally posted on the crafty sisters: View original

Choosing My Battles and Moving On

March 11th is Humane Lobby Day in Tallahassee, Florida. It’s an opportunity for ordinary folks like me to talk to my elected officials about my stance on legislation impacting animals. I’m not going to attend. I know! I know! If I wasn’t going to go, why did I make such a big stink about how I was … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day here in the US. We’ve all been taught the holiday was set aside by the Pilgrims to express gratitude for having survived their first year here in the New World. The truth is, the holiday, while touted as a sacred time to share with family and friends, has been a tool for … Continue reading

The “New Age” of Shock Collars: Are Static Correction Collars Safe?

Recently I received an email touting “research” proclaiming that most people that try static collars are happy with the results. The press release was sent by PetPR.com on behalf of Radio Systems® Corporation (RSC), the maker of PetSafe®,Invisible Fence® and SportDOG™ According to the press release from PetPR.com, “The survey of more than 1,000 pet owners reveals … Continue reading

Scenes From A Celebration!

There’s a video too, and if Youtube will ever let me upload it, I’ll post it.

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

Wordless Wednesday- DeDe’s All a Blur!

No Pet Store Puppies Day and a Giveaway!

Oh Dog! DeDe here! Each Sunday we offer beauty tips to look and feel your best. This week I’m going to share with you a way you can feel good on the inside while helping puppies! How cool is that! Today is the third year the ASPCA is promoting No Pet Store Puppies Day! When … Continue reading

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