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My Dog

Much is changing with our new president making sure he returns us to 1950s America. But there is one who is not affected by it all. My dog. Rumpy still lies at the foot of my bed each night, and at my feet whenever I’m home. Rumpy still walks the perimeter of our yard each … 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

It’s a Question of Compassion

As an animal welfare blogger, I am often dismayed to read that some who advocate for animals can be quite cruel when it comes to one certain animal- humans. Whenever I write about product testing on animals, someone invariably comments, “Why not do that to prisoners and leave the animals alone?” Each time I read … Continue reading

DeDe: Want to Look Beautiful? Read This!

Oh Dog! DeDe here with another tip to make you look and feel your best. This week’s tip: You are beautiful. Last night I was watching TV with Jen, and I found myself asking why the world on TV doesn’t look like the Real World? On TV there seems to be two types of dogs- … Continue reading

Billions of Spoiled Brats Can’t Be Wrong…. Can They?

A recent news story got me thinking. It seems that some residents of Fairfax County, Virginia, are putting up a fight, complete with well-paid lawyers, against….. the Girl Scouts? Yep. The Girl Scouts want to build a storage building on camp property, and nearby residents claim the building will decrease their property value. *cue crocodile … Continue reading

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