Category Archives: dogs

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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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

Posted in animal rights, animals, Atheism, food, humour, Religion, rescue dogs, vegan, vegetarian, vegetarianism | 175 Comments

On being called a liar

What annoys me … … is being called a liar. Three examples. Number One We’d just moved into our new house in the UK. By new, I mean the next one, it was actually 1930s. The next day, seriously, the … 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

Posted in animal rights, animals, blogging, dogs, feminism, gender-specific language, pedigree dogs, rescue dogs, WPlongform | 40 Comments

Real men eat quiche ?

There is something intrinsically annoying about people’s assumptions about why people choose a vegetarian diet. Back in the UK, whenever Partner said he was vegetarian, the guaranteed question was, ‘Is that because your wife is?’ as though he didn’t have … Continue reading

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Clothes – you are what you wear?

The Emperor’s New Clothes. Or maybe those of the Empress. Sitting in the bus station the other day, ie a bus station in Spain, I was watching everyone faffing around with their ‘phones. As you do. Even I do it. … 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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Lost

There were times when I thought we almost understood each other. Something special something together shared laughter love sorrows trust life. Until one day it stopped.

Posted in childhood, death, dogs, family, friendships, life, love, parents, poetry, thoughts | 12 Comments

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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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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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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Dog eat dog

Journalism was a tough world out there. Apparently so much so that we ate each other. Dog eat dog was regularly applied to my trade/craft/profession. But that’s metaphorical. This isn’t. This is literal – I’ve deleted the photos as I … Continue reading

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Falling off the end

Sometimes it is easier that way. Although it isn’t always even intentional. People just do fall off the end however, perhaps even moreso in our increasingly busy computerised lives. Some years ago I received a card from a former work … Continue reading

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Consumerism (7) – it doesn’t matter to me

The much-heralded post and the final one in the series. Perhaps the most important one too. Oh. Why? Because it is the one where you can make a difference. I was going to insert a terribly clever digression here to … Continue reading

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Saving Sergeant Rex.

Originally posted on Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge:
He’s done his part. Hunting IED’s keeping the others in his group safe in Iraq. Wounded in action. Braved blazing sun, mind dulling heat, and freezing temperature. All without complaint. Got up…

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Paleo, paleo ….

When I first read about the paleo diet I was puzzled. In the extreme. I’d never heard of it of course. Why would I in my sheltered vegetable patch? I read these absolutely glowing evangelical reviews. This, apparently, was the … Continue reading

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Adoption? Adopted?

I never realised adoption was such a grey term. I thought it meant you took something/someone when it was unwanted. But browsing around the dogblog world, as you do when you have a dog with a blog, I have become … Continue reading

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A Cloudy 2011? – A Happy 2012

As the dogblog and my news/reportage blog are getting their annual reviews of 2011, I thought I would write one on here too, of the more personal type. Readers may remember my dilemma back in March when I was invited … Continue reading

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I want that dog/puppy/designer lifestyle :(

Today on Facebook (which I really try not to look at very often) – I saw a dog who looked just like mine. It is the strangest feeling to look at a dog in a KILL shelter – THAT MEANS, … Continue reading

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Babies, kids and all that crap or whatever I called it before Blogger spat out the dummy

Some of my dear friends may already be aware that the maternal instinct thing fortunately passed me by. That’s if you even subscribe to the theory of maternal instincts as opposed to cultural gender indoctrination. Which, put simply, means women … Continue reading

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