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Hisses and Purrs….. Our New Feature!

Welcome to our new feature: Hisses and Purrs! 

Here June Buggie and Hissy Fit Jones will feature the good….. and the not-so-good, in animal welfare.

For shame! For shame!

For shame! For shame!

First off, a big hiss to Michigan governor Rick Snyder for signing into law SB 288, which prevents residents from advancing a ballot initiative to protect endangered wildlife, such as wolves.

A big hiss to Pakistan for electing Nawar Sharif. I hope that doesn’t mean there will be tigers on permanent display now in that country.

And a big hiss to Stuart Timothy Radbourne and Benjamin George Pethers of the UK, who were recently found guilty of damaging a badger sett (den). They were found in the area of the sett and one of the men’s dog emerged from a tunnel wearing a location collar and with injuries consistent with those caused by badger attack.

Good job. Have a cookie.

Good job. Have a cookie.

Purrs to the people of Australia! A 2009 survey conducted by the RSPCA found that 59% of shoppers felt animal welfare was  an important factor when choosing food products in the supermarket.

Purrs to Tennessee governor Bill Haslam for vetoing the state’s Ag-gag bill.  I’m sure the bill will come back next year, because the bill was supported by the Walking Horse industry as well as animal agriculture.


What about you? Do you have any hisses or purrs to dole out? Post them in the comments and share with the rest of us!

About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


35 thoughts on “Hisses and Purrs….. Our New Feature!

  1. what a great new feature 🙂

    Posted by humanrescuesdog | May 14, 2013, 7:24 AM
  2. I have a purr for the turkish writer Buket Uzuner, he started a petition against a dolphinarium in Kas, Turkey for animal abuse and they were successful. The “show” is over now and the dolphinarium is closed. The two dolphins are now under “statutory protection” and I hope they will do the best for them.

    Posted by easyweimaraner | May 14, 2013, 7:31 AM
  3. “like”

    Posted by jimmie chew | May 14, 2013, 7:43 AM
  4. Oh this is such a good idea! Love it! Purrs to June Buggie and Hissy Fit Jones for coming up with it 😉

    Posted by Ann "Paws" Staub | May 14, 2013, 7:50 AM
  5. Purrs for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s “Toad Patrol” – helping the toads (and frogs and newts!) of Stroud’s Five Valleys cross busy main roads to get to their breeding ponds safely 😀

    Posted by The Barkshire Post | May 14, 2013, 7:51 AM
  6. They should have a love button, not just a like. Whee LOVE this new feature.

    Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil

    Posted by hutchagoodlife | May 14, 2013, 8:12 AM
  7. personally i like the “purrs” from June Buggie ………..Great new feature …….. June Biggie – You’re a little supehero and i love you xo C

    Posted by Cat Forsley | May 14, 2013, 8:45 AM
  8. Great new idea! my hissy is to the people up Far north Queensland who despite the desperate plight of the green sea turtle still think it’s their right to drive ATV’s across the sand and dunes where they lay eggs…big hiss also and a scratch for the person who poured kerosene on a family cat and set it alight today….i will get no solid sleep tonight …again..i am without words really. Bless those who care and the rest well pffftt ..

    Posted by fozziemum | May 14, 2013, 8:47 AM
  9. Very good, I like the purrs especially.

    Posted by Roxy the traveling dog | May 14, 2013, 8:47 AM
  10. What a great idea. We’d second June Buggy’s purrs.

    Posted by mariodacat | May 14, 2013, 8:47 AM
  11. Snort oink – love the photo’s! Come on over and check out my blog in a few. I’m leaving you something there my friend. XOXO – Bacon

    Posted by PigLove | May 14, 2013, 8:52 AM
  12. this is a GREAT new feature–concise and of huge interest to animal advocates. My huge hiss is the disassociation between the abomination of factory farms–and the consumer choice in the supermarket. I want to see photos of what’s really going on there in the meat case, fear crazed animals as opposed to “happy cows”–then maybe people would wake up, and stop buying this misery in a package–this moral failing of humankind on Styrofoam.

    Posted by Charron's Chatter | May 14, 2013, 9:32 AM
  13. Well! That first kitty is definitely upset in the picture! Quite the look. 🙂

    Posted by Marcie | May 14, 2013, 9:48 AM
  14. Wow! What a great new feature this is, June Buggie and Hissy!
    My kitties brofurs purrrrr for all of you, your family and furpals, their humans who care about animal welfare!!!! 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | May 14, 2013, 9:49 AM
  15. Pretty sure you will be on Letterman in no time – great idea.

    Posted by Will and Eko | May 14, 2013, 10:13 AM
  16. Your posts always interest me, and your animals always keep me laughing.

    Posted by ashthehusky | May 14, 2013, 11:31 AM
  17. Great new feature!

    Posted by gwynnem | May 14, 2013, 1:06 PM
  18. And my love for Australia just grew a little more, if that is possible! 🙂

    Posted by kirbysdawgblog | May 14, 2013, 1:57 PM
  19. Hiss at this mean ole lizard for scaring the little kitty…http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lu5MYS7804k

    Posted by Renae Downey | May 14, 2013, 2:18 PM
  20. What a great new feature…love it!

    Posted by wigglebuttryker | May 14, 2013, 2:36 PM
  21. What a terrific new feature! We really like it. Hugs and nose kisses

    Posted by Chancy and his cats | May 14, 2013, 5:50 PM
  22. Hiya, whee have a little surprise waiting for you . . .


    Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil

    Posted by hutchagoodlife | May 14, 2013, 6:12 PM
  23. Love your new feature! Shared on FB & Tweeted! Very disappointed in the Michigan governor BOOO!

    Posted by Maria Appleby | May 14, 2013, 7:49 PM
  24. Do you take woofs & growls too? Me is a SARDOG & I love to give some woofs & growls!

    Posted by SAR DOGS NEPAL (NFP) (@sardogsnepal) | May 14, 2013, 7:53 PM
  25. Hey June. Election’s not yet over here but I do hope it will be soon. We aren’t sure what to be happy about yet. I know the politicians have great platforms, but sometimes none of their promises get to be set in action. Let’s just hope this new batch takes action.

    Thank you for dropping by

    Posted by haopee2 | May 14, 2013, 9:53 PM
  26. What a fantastic idea,great big purrrs to you.Rumpy ya got,some smart kittysibs.To think of this and Jen to.MOL BOL XX

    Posted by melanie | May 14, 2013, 11:44 PM
  27. Love this! A purr to Texas because gas chambers for animals were outlawed this week!

    Posted by josie Joplin | May 15, 2013, 1:11 AM
  28. I’m glad we got purrs and not hisses!

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | May 15, 2013, 5:15 AM
  29. Great new feature! Paws up!

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | May 15, 2013, 10:42 AM
  30. Fantastic feature x

    Posted by mythreemoggies | May 15, 2013, 11:50 AM
  31. Like? I love this! Could be a whole blog dedicated to this alone………… but I like your entire blog 🙂

    Posted by paulineking2013 | May 16, 2013, 2:05 PM
  32. Purrs to my local animal hospital / rescue society, Southern Animal Foundation, for their continued fight for the welfare of animals in New Orleans and the surrounding area. They’ve been my vet for years now, and I’ve managed to refer several friends to them for help when money was tight or another vet was charging outlandish prices for something relatively simple. They’re non-profit, and use proceeds to from vet trips to help fund their animal rescues, spay/neuter clinics, and funding for the odd pet emergency. When Izzy hurt her paw last year just past closing time, they took my call and kept the shop open for me so I could rush her in, saving her from the stress of more travel with an injury, and me from the $$$ of an emergency vet. They’re just the nicest folks ever, and are saving dogs & kitties left and right around here! 🙂 http://southernanimalfoundation.org/

    Posted by Anna | May 18, 2013, 12:00 AM
  33. Oh, and another purr for SAF for letting me come in to play with their rescue kittens whenever I’m in the area. I’d take them all home if I could!

    Posted by Anna | May 18, 2013, 12:02 AM
  34. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after checking through some of the
    post I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be
    book-marking and checking back frequently!

    Posted by Weiter | October 18, 2013, 4:48 PM


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