Category Archives: animals

I cried

I really did. I looked at this photo and wept. What. Is. Wrong. With. People. We have homed skinny ribby dogs but this? Our abuse of animals never fails to amaze me. Let alone our hypocrisy. Eat dogs, cats, horses. … Continue reading

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Gender neutral?

We’d never had a bitch. We both grew up with dogs, but none of them were bitches. And when, as a couple in our own houses, we started to home rescue dogs, they were always male. But Tosca was a … Continue reading

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Legal drugs

In this case, ibuprofen. Nurofen. Ibuprofen is an NSAID, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. In other words a painkiller, and one of the weaker NSAIDs, so, at low doses, it carries the risk of fewer side effects. So we have so-called specific … Continue reading

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Do come to dinner :)

It’s always interesting when men write about becoming vegetarian/vegan, because it is really a soft soppy girly thing to do. Real men eat meat not quiche. At one point I was following a blog by a man who was going … Continue reading

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Raggy trousers part dos

Such a dilemma. Animals or people. Animal rights, people rights. Dead lions, dead elephants, well just dead animals really. What to write about? Jo posted a nice one about it all and the hypocrisy surrounding okay to kill these animals … Continue reading

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Hunting (shooting and fishing)

The Ark pointed me towards a rather unpleasant blog post that linked hunting, women and vegetarianism. Sneaky, he knew I would have a view. And I did. In fact he pointed all his readers towards it as he devoted a … Continue reading

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How to fall out

What better to do with a million things on the ‘to do’ list than write a blog post to avoid doing what I should be doing? Writing about comments over on Kev’s stuff, I was minded to think about issues … Continue reading

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You are what you eat – GMO

Genetic engineering. It’s a bit like nuclear power, pesticides, feeding cows on sheeps brains. You either think it’s a great idea, don’t care either way because it doesn’t affect you, or you think it is an extremely bad idea. The … Continue reading

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Some Saturday thoughts on blogging

Another gem from WordPress. If you write a long post, you need to tag it as a long post. Not with the obvious word ‘long’ of course. You now have to tag your post using WPLongform. What is a long … Continue reading

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Crufts – nice doggies and all that

Primp. Preen. Parade. People and Pups (so cute to call dogs pups) run around the ring indistinguishably, hair and fur floating elegantly in the breeze. Unless they are a Mexican Hairless, or a Hairless Chihuahua, of course. Pose and gait … Continue reading

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You are what you eat (2)

And now it’s donkey burgers. Seriously people. Wake up. I can’t be bothered to say any more. You want to condone vicious animal cruelty and slaughter for a few bucks and a cheaper meal, go ahead. You want to eat … Continue reading

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You are what you eat

A short and pithy post. Honestly! Would you believe that from me? Horse meat in lasagna. I confess, I couldn’t resist writing about it. I see four issues here: 1) Hypocrisy. OK to eat cows, pigs, sheep, but not horses … Continue reading

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A primitive society?

I haven’t written about the recent American gun shooting. Or even the Chinese knifing. Although I have read plenty of views on both. I did read one article that pointed out that every time there is yet another shooting in … Continue reading

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The LCD

As the whole world seems to like talking and writing about dog crap, I thought I would add my two penn’orth. Last month, Gibraltar introduced a campaign against dog fouling. Or rather against people who do not pick up after … Continue reading

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Mothball –

– is what I am going to do with this blog. Because basically, I have men and women readers who don’t consider prostitution to be a societal issue. (previous post) Nor do they understand anything about gender-based language. I am … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Animals – different cultures

It doesn’t matter where we live in the world, but our environment and culture invariably shape our views and behaviour. Unless we want to stand out from the norm for being ‘strange’ or ‘eccentric’ we tend to fit in with … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Animals

Nice donkey pic over on Everypic for those of you who want to avoid real life – and for those of you who accept real life, and therefore deserve a decent pic.

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Travel theme: animals

I thought I would do a challenge for once. Aw, some cute animal photos? It’s from ‘Where’s my backpack?’ who, like half the blogging world, does a weekly challenge theme. The current one is animals, to celebrate World Animal Day … Continue reading

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Elephants

I always wanted an elephant when I was young. Thought our front garden was big enough. Why on earth do people want ivory? Greedy nasty humans. A Pitiful Tragedy We Could Have Prevented She was the oldest and the wisest. … Continue reading

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It doesn’t matter to me*

Passion and me don’t really sit comfortably together. After all, I was brought up to think that emotion was something best left alone. But we all move on in life, and, there are the odd few things I can be … Continue reading

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