The Grumpy Humanist

mix equal parts news, diary, gossip, and grump

Fun with Fundies: Harry Potter edition 6 July, 2007

It’s that time once again. I’m sure you know that we’re just a few weeks away from the seventh and final installment of the Harry Potter series. Whether you are a fan or not, it’s hard to miss the big cardboard displays at your local bookstore.

Soon, there’ll be throngs of impressionable children getting all hot and bothered over witchcraft.

Harry Potter fans tell it like it is

Yes, indeed. I happen to know a couple of nine-year-olds who converted from Catholicism just because of the Potter books.



Mitt Romney: Dog Lover 29 June, 2007

Filed under: Animal Cruelty,Animals,Dogs,Mitt Romney,Small Dogs — feliza @ 1:34 pm

Today, I was reading Smalldogarific and found an excellent article about an awful incident involving Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, an Irish Setter, and diarrhea.

According to Smalldogarific, it seems that “back in 1983 he placed his Irish Setter, Seamus, in a carrier on the roof of the family car for a 12-hour trip from Boston to Ontario.” Naturally, Seamus reacted to this situation with a so-called “diarrhea attack.”

Mitt Romney describes the experience

Mitt Romney: what a classy guy.

Perhaps some of you might be a little puzzled by my being a fan of a blog about small dogs given my recent open letter to small-breed dog owners.



An Open Letter to Small-Breed Dog Owners 28 June, 2007

Filed under: Dogs,Open Letter,Pets,Small Dogs — feliza @ 7:59 am

Dear Small-Breed Dog Owners,

Open letters are all the rage these days. Paris Hilton, Candy Spelling… Trend-setters, both of them.

I’m writing you today not to criticize, but to begin a dialogue. First let me say that I love all dogs regardless of size and price tag, so your little Maltiwhassit is just as majestic as any Great Dane, German Shepherd, or other real large dog.

Little dog in a cute sweater
You know you want me

Yesterday I stopped by the WellPets Economy Clinic to get some low-cost shots for my little border collie/beagle mix puppy, Alex. There were several other small-breed dog owners there and I have a few observations I’d like to share with you. Certainly, my perspective is that of an outsider, but sometimes a little distance can allow one to see clearly.