The best ideas so often come from the most random of places. In 2005 I was a succesful engineer, in charge of a team developing systems for a new helicopter. It was challenging work, but I faced a number of frustrations which frequently stopped it from being fun, and eventually decided it was time for my 20 year career to come to an end.
As They Say, Who Rescued Whom?
You really only get one reaction when you tell someone that you work for a dog rescue: their eyes light up and they smile. And it’s usually followed up with something like “That must be so rewarding.” That’s been my experience, anyway.
My girlfriend and I came together ten years ago not knowing where our lives would take us. Never did either of us imagine the amount of fur we'd later surround ourselves with. Both of us had pets growing up and have a love for animals that runs deep. They are not just our pets, but our babies. The deal we make with them is very important to us. If you join our pack and share with us your unconditional love then we will provide for you all that we can and put your needs above our own. Our four dogs and two cats deliver on their promise with each passing moment and so do we. Let me tell you about them.
Lolita the Orca
Lolita is a killer whale that has lived at the Miami Seaquarium for more than 50 years. She is over 20 feet (6 meters) in length but lives in the smallest Orca tank in the world - which goes against guidelines. The tank is 20 feet deep and 35 feet wide, barely compensating for a mammal as large as Lolita. Over the years, her captivity has angered many and attempts to get her moved and reunited with her original family through lawsuits and protests have failed. She was captured from Salish Sea Southern Resident Orca Community on August 8 of 1970, where boats, planes and explosives were used to gather and separate calves from their mothers. A total of 80 Orcas were captured that day.
A Veterinarian's Three Favorite Puppy Personalities
Puppies are amazing. They are designed to melt your heart at first sight. From their tiny button noses to the way their eyes light up when they play. Everything about them is made to make you want to take them home immediately. There's a reason that so many people adopt puppies every year, and why puppies never last in a shelter long before somebody snatches them up.
Dogs Are The Best People
Death is weird. That may be a heinous oversimplification, but it's the best I can come up with when I try to describe what comes to mind when I consider the intricacies of death.
Life Lessons I’ve Learned From the Dogs in My Neighbourhood
I've always wanted a pet dog, but my parents already had two (me and my sister), so they never allowed us to have any. But, dogs always have intrigued me. They're more than just dogs.
- Supported by: Ollie
Are Dog Food Subscriptions Worth The Hype? My Take On Ollie!
Hello everyone in the woof world! My name is Winston and I am a supermutt rescue hailed from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. My parents adopted me from Bideawee’s Manhattan location in 2018 and I became a New York City dog. They introduced me to many new things that come with living in the city, many of them are scary (the cars, the honking, the buses and generally all noises from traffic) and took me a while to get accustomed to. However, one thing they did that I am in agreement with right away was to put me on the Ollie diet! And let me tell you why you need to get your parents on the program for you too!
The Pet Whisperers
Being a pet parent is hard. We make it easy. Become a pet whisperer with these tips and tricks.
Beasts of the Wild
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Animals of the Internet
The viral pets that make us squeal, aww, and cry. Making your newsfeed cuter each and every day.
“You have to take in that cat, it’s homeless,” John says, propped like usual on my cement steps, one hand curled around a cigarette, the other pointing to a gray puff of fat smoke that darts around my housemate’s parked car.
our family will be grateful to you forever
In my country, the attitude towards pets is totally different. I would call her wild. More precisely in the Republic of Moldova (a small country between Romania and Ukraine). Dogs and cats do not stay in the house, they are not allowed to play on the bed and no one buys them nice clothes.
7 Ways to Help Your Dog Live A Longer, Healthier life
Dogs are awesome. They give us everything they have — love, time, help, kisses and hugs, and if really needed, their life too. But, what’s the best gift we give them in return? Is it only a half-an-hour a day, some food and walk? It shouldn’t be so, should it?
Vet Tech Initiation
Lately at work, I've been training someone new. It reminds me of my days as a baby tech. Recently I found out there are other vet techs on this platform. The A Day in the Life challenge brought them to my attention and I was pleasantly surprised to find other fellow techs that are also fellow writers.
What Defines a Top Employee?
An employee must possess the following traits: look presentable, exhibit loyalty, exude passion, and demonstrate empathy. It is with great honor that I nominate Leo as my “EmPAWyee of the Month,” as he excels in all these categories.
Should You Expose or Even Give Your Cat Essential Oils
There is a lot of discrepancies in whether cats should be exposed to essential oils. Over the years I have pretty much done my own thing with my cats, researching everything first. But as you and I know, things change, ideas change and what was once good is bad and what was once bad is good.
Felix and I
Is there even a way to truly describe love with only words? Is there a quote, or a paragraph or a verse that’s ever truly captured what love rightly is? Is it possible? The depth, the passion, the infinite grasp and the intensity of love is something I have never been able to explain with writing.
She has been sitting in that same corner for a few years, but not as long as I have been in my corner of the room. She was a carnival goldfish and the only survivor of the six that my younger brother and I brought home. She was my younger brother’s fish and she soon became his pride and joy. My brother named his fish Jason after the hero from Greek mythology. We found out later that the fish was female when she laid eggs, but never changed her name.
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