//
archives

animals

This tag is associated with 736 posts

Going Vegan

I recently had my cholesterol tested. Though still healthy, the LDL number has creeped up, and it was recommended I start now to make changes to keep those levels from creeping higher. This is a big deal, because there’s a significant history of heart disease on both sides of my family. So I’ve ramped up my exercise … Continue reading

Numbness to the Plight of Dogs

So each year when the Yulin Dog Meat Festival takes place, lots of dog-loving people around the world throw a hissy fit. They post horrible things about the Chinese on social media sites. They sign petitions calling for an end to this barbaric practice. They send money to groups who purport to save dogs from slaughter. … Continue reading

Fireworks, Idiots and Sociopaths

Last night at 12:30 am, some idiot set off powerful fireworks here in the neighborhood. Approximately 5 minutes later they set off a second time. I know what time it was because the explosion woke me from a sound sleep. It also startled the neighbor’s dog who lives his life at the end of a … Continue reading

On the Death of Harambe

Harambe was a 17 year old Western Lowland Gorilla kept at the Cincinnati Zoo. OK, he was a prisoner at the zoo. I don’t care how nice the enclosure, I doubt, if given the choice to remain there or be free, he’d choose to stay. So a 4 year old kid decides he wants to … Continue reading

Lessons Learned from Homeless Cats

When Rumpy and I are out for walks, the homeless cats remain still until we pass by.    It’s a smart strategy. When afraid, most animals either fight or flee. But being still throws a predator off guard. “Hmmm…. not afraid? Maybe I should keep looking.” When I’m afraid, I tend to start running my … Continue reading

I Call Him Sam

Among the many ferals that inhabit our neighborhood, one has truly captured my attention. He’s a Siamese cat I call Sam. Sam has only one eye and a ragged coat. He is one of the regulars at Beth’s Diner, the feeding station for all the homeless cats in the neighborhood. Recently during our afternoon walk, Rumpy and … Continue reading

How a Curmudgeon Learns to Be Positive

She was a petite cream-color kitty with black facial markings and striking blue eyes. I often noticed her seated in the upstairs window of the apartment building Rumpy and I passed by on our morning walks. And then a week ago we spotted her outside. She was fearful of Rumpy, though he was across the … Continue reading

The Gift of Health, Courtesy of Rumpy and JB

Among the many gifts given me by Rumpy and June Buggie is the gift of health. Because of Rumpy I get out and get moving each day. June Buggie keeps me on a regular schedule with his insistence he be fed at the same time each morning. And then there is the gift of mental … Continue reading

Cats Defeat Dogs in the Photography Department!

MEOW! June Buggie here. It’s always chapped my ass that dogs seem to get more of everything in this world. They have more money spent on them. There are more medications available for dogs than cats. There are dog parks, dog weddings, dog food out the butt. But FINALLY it looks like us cats have … Continue reading

There’s a Mouse in the House!

There’s a mouse in the house! From where? I don’t care. The evidence of his arrogance: Footfalls on the ceiling, A shelf containing tiny poo. What’s a woman to do? I worry not if mice are here. My cat reports he enjoys the sport. Cabinet doors are found ajar as he hunts the little runts. A mouse … Continue reading

Want to get regular email from Rumpydog? Then follow my blog! Just click here.

Join 12,355 other followers

Follow @Rumpydog on Twitter!

RumpyDog Fan Club!

I'm on Instagram!

BBQ Chickpea Salad and Chocolate Cupcake with Peanutbutter Frosting from Don't Have a Cow Cafe in Clarksville TN #foodporn #vegan #yummy

Follow Rumpydog on Bloglovin!

Follow on Bloglovin

Rumpydog is on Pinterest!

Follow Me on Pinterest
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 12,355 other followers