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The Bad Side of Sanctuaries

Life Is Short I often talk about our sanctuary and how much fun we have with the animals. It’s true. They bring a tremendous amount of joy to us, and great rewards for the work we do. But there is a bad side to sanctuaries, and it’s the part I hate. Last year was a […]

Do Animals Mourn Over Death?

Animal Grieving I’m sure many of you have seen articles or TV shows, or something that depicted animals grieving over the loss of one of their own. Dolphins and elephants seem to comprise the majority of the examples, but the list is far wider than just those two. My wife and I have had an […]

The Joy of Owning Good Dogs

Good Dogs and Bad Dogs There are good dogs like Gracie (Coffee Dog), who I wrote about here, and here. And there are good pigs like Sweet Pete, who I mentioned here. And then…there are dogs like Mollie. The first post I ever wrote was about Mollie—more specifically, the trouble she caused. And then I wrote about her again […]

Animal Rescue

Wild Boars and Animal Rescue Any of you who have been following my blog for a while are familiar with Dennis. Today’s blog is dedicated to him because…today is Dennis’ birthday—kind of. It’s the day we celebrate because we rescued him on April 14th, 2010. We estimated him to be about 2-3 weeks old at […]

What If My Dog Is Gay

Is Your Dog Or Cat Gay?  Do you know? I did a post a few weeks ago about the haters. Much to my surprise it did not solve the world’s problems. So I started thinking about these issues again. What issues? You ask. Prejudice against people of color, against different religions, and against people of […]

Sanctuary News

Sanctuary News It’s me, Dennis. By now ya’ll should know that if I’m doing the post it’s either because there is something funny to tell, or, sad news. Unfortunately, today it’s sad news. We lost one of our own last week. Her name was Pearl. She arrived at the sanctuary long before I did, so […]

Invisible Signs

I have never believed in invisibility, unless you count that time when I was six-years old and saw The Invisible Man for the first time. For three days I pretended I was invisible. It was a hell of a lot of fun, until my dad—tired of playing the game—spoiled everything. “You know I can see […]

Help Save Animals At No Cost To You

A Chance To Help Animals As many of you know, my wife and I have an animal sanctuary where we take in abandoned, abused, and orphaned animals of all kinds. We’ve been doing this for 20 years, and for the past 10 years we’ve had between 35 and 50 animals. We currently have 45. We […]

5 Ways To Make Your Dog Listen To You

It’s me, Dennis—again. Today I’m going to try and teach you humans how to discipline a dog. In order to make it simple, I’ve put together a few pointers. Proven Formulas 1. Holler at them. We know this works. Think about it. Don’t your kids, especially teenagers, always listen to you when you holler? Of course […]

Have You Thanked A Pig Today?

Have You Thanked A Pig Today? My name is Dennis. Most of you know me. Either that or like all humans you have a bad memory. Us pigs, though, we never forget. (No, that saying didn’t start with elephants. They stole it from us.) Anyway, the reason I’m writing this post is to provide a […]




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