Category Archives: rescue 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

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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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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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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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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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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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My mother-in-law

Mothers in law occasionally (!!) comes up as a topic of coversation among some of my friends. It is beyond me why male comedians seem to poke fun at their wife’s mother, ie their mother-in-law. I think my women friends, … Continue reading

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Facebook – Now you see me ..

Now you don’t. For those of you who don’t know, I have deactivated my Facebook account for a while, to take a break from my busy round of internet social networking. There are a number of reasons for this so … Continue reading

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Seems there is nothing more guaranteed to set feminists against each other than the subject of animal rights – in whatever form. For no particular reason, I want to say, for possibly the millionth time, that I do not agree … Continue reading

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On going out

I am not a big fan of social engagements. It’s ironic because in my younger days I would love to have led an exciting life full of nights out and partying-on. Every night spent in alone felt like I was … Continue reading

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What rescue dog?

Well done Obama, you fucking hypocrite. You have just done jack shit nada for promoting the attractions of rescuing dogs from shelters. Despite the much-publicised comments from the family during the presidential campaign that they wanted a rescue dog – … Continue reading

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We’ve had four dogs in around 20 years. The first three came from rescue homes in the UK, the last one found us on the street in Spain. We were both brought up with dogs, so once we got our … Continue reading

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