Category Archives: Veganism/Animal Issues

Barry Buddha, Bigger Than Life

Christmas Eve – 2016 We buried one of my best buds today. We returned his body to the earth… old school, but with a more biodegradable casket, just as he would’ve preferred. I know it’s much more common these days … Continue reading

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30 Days in April: A Drummer’s Perspective on the Halestorm/Lita Ford/Dorothy Tour

Gillioz Theater – Springfield, MO (pic by Gary Brown for Shovelhead Studios) In April of 2016, we were back in the bus and on arena and theater stages around the country with the Halestorm/Lita Ford/Dorothy tour. By all accounts, it … Continue reading

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Let’s Find These Boys a Home!

Crash and Junior Meet Crash and Junior, two really special male cats who are in desperate need of a new forever home.  Friends, this case is a heart-breaker. After roughly a decade in a stable home, these two beautiful and … Continue reading

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Michael Vick Madness: Seven Years Later

I’ve been following the NFL draft and pre-season activity fairly close this year, and I see that our boy Michael Vick has signed with the NY Jets. Believe it or not, it’s been around seven years since the whole Michael … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Companion Animals Safe For Halloween

“Momma” – one of my parking lot ferals at home – knows how to stay safe on Halloween.  Do your babies? Hey Everybody – As part of an annual tradition here on the BR blog, we have a few quick … Continue reading

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Lost Dogs Update – Great Home Found!

Yes, gang… it all worked out in a big way. Holmes and Sherlock have found an incredible forever home and will be living their “happily ever after” lives with a family of 5, which includes two regular children and one … Continue reading

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Two Special Little Dogs in Need of a Great Home!

Meet Holmes and Sherlock; two incredible pups who are ready for their forever home! As mentioned a couple posts ago, we found these two little characters zipping around a rehearsal studio parking lot here in North Hollywood.  We’ve tried to … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Companion Animals Safe For Halloween

Hey Everybody – Covered this one last Halloween, but thought it would serve as a timely reminder.  Also, I’ve included an update to my last post at the bottom of this one.  Just scroll on down…. Here are a few … Continue reading

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A Public Service Announcement For All Dog People

Yesterday morning around 8:30, I was just about to go to sleep (yes, still keeping those whacked hours), when I got a call from one of the studio guys around here. “Bobby!  Hurry downstairs.  There are a couple stray dogs … Continue reading

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A Huge Week For Animal Lovers (and Animals) Everywhere!

In March of 2008, I did a post here about a very special Science Magazine article.  In this piece, it was announced that the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Toxicology Program (NTP), … Continue reading

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