• The 2006 Weblog Awards



      Design by





























Ellen and the Great Dog Debacle

Anyone that knows me knows that I am not really a fan of Ellen Degenerate, er, DeGeneres. Do I think she should read her paperwork more closely when adopting a dog? Sure I do. Do I think the animal wackos she dealt with are a bunch of idiots? ABSOLUTELY. But I never would have adopted a dog from them because I DO read the fine print…one of the many reasons why I choose not to adopt from our not-so-humane society locally.

LOS ANGELES — Ellen DeGeneres is in the doghouse with a pet rescue agency after giving a pooch away to her hairdresser because it didn’t get along with her cats.

The talk show hostess and her partner Portia de Rossi adopted Iggy, a Brussels Griffon mix, on Sept. 20. But when things did not work out, DeGeneres gave the dog to her hairdresser.

In doing so, DeGeneres violated an agreement with the Mutts and Moms agency by not informing them of the handoff.

When the agency called DeGeneres to ask about Iggy, she said she found another home for the dog. The agency sent a representative to the hairdresser’s home Sunday and took the dog away.

Mind you, they took the dog out of a home that DeGeneres knew would be a good home for the dog and away from two young children who bonded with the dog. …and you say you are in the “animal rescue” business?!?!? Yeah, right.

DeGeneres went public with the doggy ordeal Monday while taping an episode of her show to air Tuesday. She admitted she didn’t read all the paperwork involving the adoption.

C’mon Ellen…you’ve been in business for how long and you didn’t look at the paperwork, or have one of “your people” look at it? Not a wise decision, Ellen, which is why this mess is now a mess.

DeGeneres said she spent $3,000 having the dog neutered and trained to be with her cats. But the dog had too much energy and was too rambunctious, she told her television audience.

“I guess I signed a piece of paper that says if I can’t keep Iggy, it goes back to the rescue organization, which is not someone’s home, which is not a family,” she said in a show transcript provided to The Associated Press.

“I thought I did a good thing. I tried to find a loving home for the dog because I couldn’t keep it.”

See, Ellen, the animal wackos you dealt with don’t think you are capable of making a good decision about your pet. So even though you had the best of intentions, you aren’t in the business of “animal rescue” like they are so of course you are wrong [and you *did* violate that little agreement thingy, too…I’m not forgetting about that little tidbit]. They would prefer to put this animal back into their shelter so they can keep their little statistics up, keep your money and get an adoption fee from someone else. Their little piece of paper just proves that they believe that you can’t even own a pet on your own - that they have to have you sign a piece of paper so they can have a piece of you for the rest of the dog’s life.

They should do the right thing and take that dog back to those two broken-hearted kids who will likely give the dog more love and attention than a shelter that probably needs to confine the animal a good portion of the day. That’s animal rescue alright. How about making a rational choice that’s good for the dog versus your stupid rules? Not capable of independent thought or rationalization? Hmmmmm…

Don’t get me wrong, ultimately Ellen’s lack of attention to the paperwork caused all of this, but it just proves to me that people in the animal rescue business aren’t always in it for the best interest and welfare of an animal if they can’t evaluate a situation like this any better. It costs nothing for Ellen to bring the dog to a good home. It will cost money and hardship for the dog dragging him back to the shelter. But it sure supports the cause on paper, doesn’t it?!? One more in that column for “rescued animal” is what it looks like from here.

/my 2 cents


Busted!!!!!



Chester Arthur Stiles, Videotaped, alleged child rapist, but still a convicted douche. Coming soon to a Pound Me In The Ass Prison Near You

Chester Arthur Stiles, the man identified in a videotape “allegedly” raping a three year old girl, has been arrested by police.

LAS VEGAS - Police said late Monday they had arrested Chester “Chet” Arthur Stiles, the man accused of videotaping himself while raping a 3-year-old girl.

So much for his ex-girlfriend’s claim that he’d “never be taken alive by the police.”

And what a pity it is that he was taken alive by the police. On the other hand, if convicted and sent to prison, we have the gratification of knowing that he’ll be on the receiving end of the horrors he visited (allegedly, conveniently videotaped) on a three year old girl.


    October 2007
    M T W T F S S
    « Sep   Nov »
    1234567
    891011121314
    15161718192021
    22232425262728
    293031