Category Archives: Animal rights

Burro Buddies – Just looking for love…and maybe a snack


There are certain animals that capture our imagination and hearts. For some folks it may be whales or penguins. For others it may be bison or birds. But for me, it is burros (or donkeys in English). I’m not quite … Continue reading

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Let’s stop dissing deserts!


In response to a recent post about “transit deserts” on The Market Urbanism Report’s Facebook page, I made the following comment: “I think we need to rethink using the term ‘desert’ to describe an area lacking something. Deserts can be … Continue reading

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Carnivores around every corner…a place where polar bears and people coexist


While reading a book that is especially enjoyable, I literally revel in it, not wanting the book to ever end. Never Look a Polar Bear in the Eye by author Zac Unger is just such a book. It is a … Continue reading

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If Gus and Ellie ruled the Earth


Breakfast would always be served prior to 6:00 am. Eating from each other’s bowls would be mandatory. Flipping water bowls would be a new Olympic sport. They’re paws, not hands! All humans would be able to speak and read cat. … Continue reading

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If ducks ruled the Earth (I thought they already did!)


Given the popularity of Duck Dynasty, the AFLAC duck, Donald Duck, Daffy Duck, the duckduckgo.com search engine, and a myriad of other duck-related items, one would think these winged fowl already ruled the planet. But, just in case, here’s my … Continue reading

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States with highest pet ownership rates


Some fascinating data gathered by the American Veterinary Medical Association in 2011 and published in the May 2013 edition of AARP Bulletin. Listed are those 15 states that exceed 60 percent. At the end of 2011, the national average was … Continue reading

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De Niro dog whispering


Back in January, I was fortunate enough to adopt a wonderful American Eskimo dog who I named Relay. His name came from the fact that it took a relay of four vehicles to bring him from Oshkosh, Wisconsin to Greater … Continue reading

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A heartfelt relay of love


Yesterday (Jan. 14th), one of my sons and I drove several hours in and our of snow showers to Benton Harbor, Michigan to meet another car that was coming there from Munster, Indiana. The purpose of our trip to Benton … Continue reading

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A repulsive photograph and news story


The following photograph was printed front and center on page three of the Lansing State Journal, yesterday (1/12/12) in full color. How repulsive! Why can’t some people be satisfied with taking photographs instead of rifle shots? And why should the … Continue reading

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