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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Puppy Mills – 30 December 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

In the November/December issue of Animal People, there is an article titled “Doggie in the window singer hopes to sing the swan song for puppy mills.” The singer is Patti Page, now 81 years of age; and she regrets that her recording helped to build the puppy mill industry that is responsible for an enormous amount of suffering.

Unfortunately, in some countries, where there are abundant street dogs and desperately under funded rescue groups, there is a booming demand for puppies from breeders. Patti Page, working with HSUS, is trying to reverse this trend with her recording of a new version of “Doggie in the Window” called “Do you see that doggie in the shelter?” It begins, “Do you see that doggie in the shelter, the one with the take me home eyes? If you give him your love and attention, he will be your best friend for life.”

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