Category Archives: Random Woofs

My thoughts and opinions on various animal issues.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished


No good deed goes unpunished. That was something my mom used to say, and when I was a kid, I never really got it. But, since working in animal rescue, I’ve come to a clear and intimate understanding of what … Continue reading

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Year End Update – Up on the Woof


To close out the year, I wanted to update you on some of the things I wrote about in 2017. Continue reading

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In the Company of Wolfie


She was given a court-appointed guardian, and Wolfie was taken away from her and put into the care of an appointee. Continue reading

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Beautiful, Beautiful Boy


I didn’t think I would ever love a dog the way that I had loved Dillon, my heart dog, but my love for Waldo surpassed even that. Continue reading

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How Much Crating is Too Much? After the New OAS Book, Some Thoughts on What Constitutes Over-Crating of Dogs


When the truth surfaced about the Olympic Animal Shelter in 2014, I was sickened at the thought of all of those dogs living in crates all day, every day, for years on end – and the admission by the Shelter’s … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to Love a Dog?


This is Jeb. He is a senior hound who belongs to a friend’s adult granddaughter. I’ve been told that she loves him. These are Jeb’s feet. Jeb’s been struggling for awhile now. The family has considered putting him down because … Continue reading

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Learning Lessons from Loss


But in addition to our grief were a series of repercussions that left me shaken and more than a little freaked out. Continue reading

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