Adopt, don’t shop: A critical look at the popular slogan
Domestic animal overpopulation is a global problem. In the United States alone, over 6.5 million animals enter shelters annually. Many of them find forever homes, but some never make it out. But why is that? What is causing pet overpopulation, and how can we stop it? Many people believe that the answer lies in the phrase “Adopt, don’t shop” after all, aren’t breeders to blame for this? Unfortunately, we can’t solve this problem by boycotting breeders or exclusively supporting shelters. There is hope for ending pet overpopulation, but it involves all of us. We need to change how we think about this issue.
The wonderful world of rabbits
It is a common misconception that rabbits are part of the rodent family. Because of this, pet stores like to market them as short-lived animals that will be happy in a small cage. That is incorrect care for rabbits as they are lagomorphs. They have different needs than rodents, but they do have some similarities. Rodents and lagomorphs have teeth that never stop growing. It’s recommended that rabbits have access to hay to help wear their teeth down.
The Trapper's Tale
Grandma entered the living room, where the children were chatting happily with their grandfather. “Kids, it’s time for bed.” She was met immediately with groans of protest.
Roses are red. Violets are blue. I hope these songs are helpful for you.
We survived another dreaded day of Saint Valentine, we missed out on roses and fancy dinners, but we did score 50% off on Valentine’s chocolates. V-Day is unique because while some people are having the time of their lives, many feel isolated and hurt. Some ask what is wrong with themselves, while others are confident their ex was the problem. Love is complicated, beautiful and awful. It can bring happiness and heartache. Yet, we all take the risk of falling in love even if we know the pain that often follows. But regardless of why you are alone on Valentine’s Day, I have a playlist for your particular situation.
A Song of the Stars
A single brown leaf was swept up as a soft breeze weaved through the branches. The sun had set much earlier than usual; it would soon be time to leave.