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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 Perfect Pet

Freckles—The Perfect Pet? I was being a little disingenuous with the title of this post; Freckles is not the perfect pet. At least not for us, but she could be the perfect pet for someone. Freckles is a rat terrier mix. If I didn’t know better I’d swear the “mix” part was wolverine. Thirteen years ago we […]

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 […]

Pit Bulls and People Who Suck

Some People Deserve to Die, But This Pit Bull Doesn’t Yes, I know that statement might offend some people, but I don’t care. It’s the truth. Every 11 seconds a dog is put down in this country. Every 11 seconds! That’s sad. The world would be a much better place if we substituted some of […]

What My Dog Taught Me About Life

One Last Lesson From Coffee Dog This is the third post I’ve done about Coffee Dog. The first was back in January, 2013. It was simply titled, Coffee Dog. The second one I wrote six months later. I called that one, A Lesson From Coffee Dog. Each of those posts were difficult to write due to the circumstances. […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Lesson From Coffee Dog

What I Learned From Coffee Dog A few months ago I did a post about Gracie, the coffee dog. What I didn’t say in that post was that Gracie had been suffering from diabetes for a few years. Now the disease has progressed rapidly, bringing on complete blindness. She gets insulin shots twice a day, […]




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