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A Heartfelt Thank You to the Media Types!

I am happy to report the Polar Vortex has moved on down the road! YAY!

Oops! It was so cold, Hell froze over!

Oops! It was so cold, Hell froze over!

It was very cold here, but now we’re expecting regular winter weather- highs in the 50s/60s and lows above freezing, along with a chance of rain every other day.

I was heartened to learn that many people brought their dogs in during the extreme cold. Jen’s co-workers talked about keeping their dogs inside or at least in a safe, warm outside building such as a barn. At shops, people were talking about their pets being inside.

And the neighbor’s dog that lives his life on the end of a chain was not outside last night. That made us all feel relieved.

I want to personally thank all the weather forecasters and other media type folks that mention bringing pets inside whenever the weather turns ugly. It might not seem like much, but your mentioning this fact is what is slowly changing the hearts and minds of people around the world.

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26 thoughts on “A Heartfelt Thank You to the Media Types!

  1. I’d have hoped that people loved their animals enough to want to keep them inside when the weather gets so bad. Imagine as a person being left outside in extreme weather and how crazy that would be!
    But you’re right Rumpy! I’m glad this was mentioned – hopefully someday it will become second nature to all animal owners and not just the select few.
    Have a great day 🙂

    Posted by originalapplejunkie | January 9, 2014, 2:12 AM
  2. Good advice indeed! What concerns me though, is that some people had not the sense and compassion to do that many days before, due to the extreme temperature. What a sad world :(. Like you have said though Rumpy, hopefully, it will slowly change the hearts and minds of people that would not have automatically considered these lovely creatures before.

    Posted by Fiona (@Fizza09) | January 9, 2014, 2:26 AM
    • It’s not about compassion, but about what you’ve been taught is true. Many people were taught a dog or cat is an animal no different from a cow or pig, and you wouldn’t bring a cow or pig inside. But that is slowly changing, and thank Dog it is!

      Posted by rumpydog | January 9, 2014, 3:38 AM
  3. Sad that people need prompting for something that should be second nature. Thanking you for posting this.

    Posted by dianaroggenbuckebrown | January 9, 2014, 3:19 AM
    • Yeah well I don’t want to put myself above or below anyone who thinks differently from me. I merely want to convey to them a message that there is another way of doing things, and that other way may be better. 🙂

      Posted by rumpydog | January 9, 2014, 3:38 AM
  4. some people are like children if they are not told they do not know what to do to take care of themselves or their pets. growl 😦

    Posted by fredrieka | January 9, 2014, 4:48 AM
  5. That Hell sign? It happens to be in Michigan, yep, “Hell, Michigan” it truly does exist and YES it froze over (I live in Michigan, also in Hell, but not THAT Hell lol)

    Posted by Dakota/Caren/Cody | January 9, 2014, 6:59 AM
  6. It’s one of the great things to step forward for animal safety! 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | January 9, 2014, 8:17 AM
  7. We hope all the animals were safe during that horrid cold.

    Posted by Frankie and Ernie | January 9, 2014, 8:53 AM
  8. I LOVE that sign!!! Hell froze over LOL!!!
    And Yea, I noticed the news stations and radio stations seemed really big this year on talking about keeping your pets indoors, and props to them for doing so!
    ((Husky hugz))
    “Love is being owned by a husky”

    Posted by HuskyCrazed SibePage | January 9, 2014, 9:21 AM
  9. So happy for you that awful frigid weather has move on out of your area. We having freezing rain right now and we are hoping for warmer weather to melt all the ice. Enjoy those warmer temps sweet Rumpy. Hugs and nose kisses

    Posted by Mags Corner | January 9, 2014, 9:44 AM
  10. We didded it, we didded it, cold is away from you!

    Purrime Ministerette pawwer.

    Posted by Shiva & Jaya | January 9, 2014, 10:54 AM
  11. Good grief…could not imagine leaving Jasmine outside at night..she is scared od the dark. 🙂

    Posted by granny1947 | January 9, 2014, 12:38 PM
  12. So glad to here that the animals were safe. Stay warm. Winter’s not done yet.

    Posted by dogdaz | January 9, 2014, 3:48 PM
  13. Isn’t it great? Our news stations mentioned it a lot too.

    Posted by ILoveDogs | January 9, 2014, 5:59 PM
  14. Sad that your neighbor’s dog lives on the end of a chain. Glad at least he was brought in last night.

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | January 9, 2014, 6:24 PM
  15. It is a good thing that the media kept talking about this but unfortunately there were also some horror stories about dogs suffering in the cold. I think that no dog should live on a chain!

    Posted by Linda Trunell | January 9, 2014, 6:39 PM
  16. That is so cool that they do mention it. TW was worried about the community cats she feeds cos she hadn’t seen them in over a week but they were all there today waiting for food.

    Posted by Cathy Keisha (@CathyKeisha) | January 9, 2014, 8:03 PM
  17. The news is good.
    Why do your neighbors have a dog? I feel sorry for the dog.

    Posted by whydowepaythem | January 9, 2014, 8:20 PM
  18. Well said !! the news here is also telling people to take care of their animals and sotck in the heat that’s coming next week…talking about pets in cars etc…it does start to get around and hopefully sink in HUgs Fozziemum xxx

    Posted by fozziemum | January 9, 2014, 8:29 PM
  19. Hi rumpy et Jenny
    oui avec le froid que vous pouvez avoir c’est bien de pouvoir parler des animaux, nous en tant qu’humains nous pouvons nous habiller chaudement mais les animaux eux n’ont que leurs pelages !!!
    caresses et bises vers vous

    Posted by Gaël LOAËC/Paul ANDREWS (Blog 3) | January 11, 2014, 10:08 AM
  20. Life at the end of a chain is against the law in many states…

    Posted by Lindy Lee | January 11, 2014, 4:53 PM

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