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  • Patrick Roberts
    Published a day ago
    The Eagle and the Gauntlet

    The Eagle and the Gauntlet

    A razor winged aerialist effortlessly soars deep across the bleak horizon, talons pointing fierce as the winged death stalks his prey. A glimmer of light caught the mighty birds’ attention as a mature male Salmon crests the water top anticipating to mate with a willing partner in hopes of a successful propagation of this ichthyic species. But it is not to be on this day, as the ever present Eagle soars overhead confidently surveying his territory. An equal not found, a true majesty unsurpassed, the Eagle makes another sweeping pass, planning his assault on the unsuspecting Salmon below. For this is what this species was designed for, mighty talons of steel and a scalpel sharp beak designed for tearing and ripping flesh from bone and cartilage, the Eagle is in his true splendor today and every day that the sun sets splendidly in the East. For the Eagle can sense its prey, unsurpassed vision, acute hearing and a deathly touch, no prey stands a chance once the Eagle makes up his mind and focuses all his efforts on the task at hand. Far off in the distance, the rider appears. Gauntlet firmly affixed, the Eagle suddenly has new purpose, new focus and renewed energy. The juicy Salmon waits just below but the Eagle will have none of it on this day as the Gauntlet’s pull is far too much, too alluring to waste, too tempting to pass up. Shinning off the setting sun with a glimmering repose, the Gauntlet calls to the Eagle, bending his will and changing his determined focus, the Eagle changes course and makes a dead line straight for his new target. For the Gauntlet’s calling cannot be resisted or ignored, it must be made center of attention, paramount of focus, intrinsic decider of fate and nobility, the Gauntlet has power unsurpassed over the Eagle and today is the day of reckoning for the mighty one. A final tempt of flight, willing fate to bend his will, the Eagle forgets the juicy mating Salmon splashing surreptitiously below in the silky stream and follows his natural lead and mastery of the talon to recoup his final mission, his final journey. The Eagle, pierces the twilight with a primordial scream heard from the heavens, nails his target front and center. Landing with a penetrating thump, the Eagle realizes now he is home, safe and secure content with his mission, the Eagle accepts his fate and settles in for winters slumber. The Gauntlet, full with purpose and responsibility, allows the Eagle to roost—confident in the future and reassuring in the essence, the Eagle realizes he has arrived, he has chosen correctly, the Salmon be damned, the Eagle now realizes the truth of the situation, he is right where is meant to be, doing exactly what needs be done, the Eagle and the Gauntlet can now be one.
  • Jo-anne
    Published 2 days ago
    Things Our Rescue Pitbull Does

    Things Our Rescue Pitbull Does

    He's the sweetest boy ever. Although he has scars and he's been shot at with bird shot (metal bb's), he's still the sweetest boy ever.
  • Shelbie Fae
    Published 2 days ago
    When a Pet Becomes a Problem

    When a Pet Becomes a Problem

    Welcome. I am here to talk about something that most people are afraid to talk about for multiple reasons, one of the biggest ones being that people will think you are a horrible person, and also that you will think so as well. This thing being: When you have pets, but you hate them.
  • Ian Peter Loftus
    Published 2 days ago
    Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

    Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

    When my eldest son, Dominic, was killed by a drunk driver on October 4, 2013, our family unit imploded, and we lost perspective in everything; time, value, and in each other. We gladly inherited Lucy, Dom’s young Border Collie, and she became my wife’s focus, walking her 10k every day. It meant Susan could be on her own, thinking about her dead son, and away from me.
  • Jo An Fox-Wright
    Published 3 days ago
    I Married a Herpetophile (Pt. 2)

    I Married a Herpetophile (Pt. 2)

    Chapter 4—Snakes as Pets
  • Jo An Fox-Wright
    Published 3 days ago
    I Married a Herpetophile
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  • Sammi Curran
    Published about a month ago
    Learning to Race in the Rain

    Learning to Race in the Rain

    I didn’t know if I was ready to review The Art of Racing in the Rain. I read the book a few years back, and it became one of my favorites. Truly, Garth Stein’s novel of the same name is one of the best books ever written. When I saw they were making a movie adaptation, I was thrilled, and ready to see it.
  • Teresa Marangon
    Published 2 months ago
    What to Expect When Adopting a Senior Dog

    What to Expect When Adopting a Senior Dog

    When adopting a dog, many people tend to contact the local breeder and/or the local pet store to check on the available puppies. Others might go to the local animal shelter and wander around the kennels, looking for the cutest and smallest puppy they can find. Puppies are amazing, I give you that. But let’s face it: puppies are like toddlers, and you need the time to run after them and fix everything they break.
  • Emily Notting-Hill
    Published 4 months ago
    Endurance Riding–Allaskar’s Scout

    Endurance Riding–Allaskar’s Scout

    My name is Emily, and I am an endurance rider.
  • TerraGold Plus
    Published 5 months ago
    Ways to Keep Your Pet Happy and Healthy

    Ways to Keep Your Pet Happy and Healthy

    Anyone who has ever owned a pet will say the same, but a pet is more than those three letters; they’re another living being, they’re a furry friend, and they are unquestionably a part of the family. Like any other friend or family member, you wish them a long, healthy life full of happiness and love. More than that though, taking care of them is a huge part of helping them live the life you know they deserve. To keep them happy and healthy starts with the little things like feeding them and making sure they get enough exercise, but it is also grooming, cuddling, hemp-based CBD products, spoiling them, and the number of other ways that set you apart as a premium pet owner.
  • Celestin Turbide
    Published 5 months ago
    Ivakkak 2019: Northern Sled-Dog Race Across Nunavik

    Ivakkak 2019: Northern Sled-Dog Race Across Nunavik

    The event happened on March 10, 2019.
  • Morgan E. Westling
    Published 8 months ago
    Keep Your Pet Fit and Fed with the Wagz Smart Dog Feeder

    Keep Your Pet Fit and Fed with the Wagz Smart Dog Feeder

    The reason most pet owners are anxious to leave their house for any reason is because they are worried about their furry friend at home. Sure, a couple hours over the weekend and there's no doubt they'll be fine (so long as you've trained them well), but when you think about a day trip to the beach or an urgent meeting running over your normal work hours? Now you might be running into some trouble.
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Adoption
  • Shelbie Fae
    Published 2 days ago
    When a Pet Becomes a Problem

    When a Pet Becomes a Problem

    Welcome. I am here to talk about something that most people are afraid to talk about for multiple reasons, one of the biggest ones being that people will think you are a horrible person, and also that you will think so as well. This thing being: When you have pets, but you hate them.
  • Melina King-Visser
    Published 20 days ago
    The Rottweiler with Strength

    The Rottweiler with Strength

    It's so cold. So lonely. The hunger is eating me away. I am just wasting away. I miss my old pack they were there for me they cared for me I meant something there. My mummy was the leader she was beautiful a picture of pure intelligence and love she was warm and cosy caring too. I miss her. My brothers were boisterous and almost seemed as though they were brainless, but even though they showed thick skulls and thick skin to passers-by they were always soft and warm caring and ready to listen. My sisters were strong and powerful but beautiful to they loved to be the centre of attention, they would always sit in regal positions with heads held high to show their proudness of who they were. They were fun we played all the time together we all wanted to grow up and be strong and proud like our mum. I always thought I would see her again or them but one by one we all went to new homes and had new packs to take care of. I hope they are where they are loved. That was once me, I was once loved.
  • Britney Clayton
    Published about a month ago
    The Hidden Responsibilities of Owning a Pet

    The Hidden Responsibilities of Owning a Pet

    Owning a pet comes with a lot of responsibility. There’s a lot of things you don’t think about when you’re considering becoming a dog or cat parent. Committing to owning a pet is committing to a whole new lifestyle.
Bird
  • Jessie White
    Published 10 days ago
    Backyard Chickens (Pt. 4)

    Backyard Chickens (Pt. 4)

    The chicks have been with us for almost four weeks now. They've transformed and are quadrupedal their once fluffy little ball selves. So, I'm going to do an update. Today we'll cover their growing needs and challenges that have been faced and overcome.
  • Jessie White
    Published 29 days ago
    Backyard Chickens (Pt. 3)

    Backyard Chickens (Pt. 3)

    The chicks arrival and the time since they got here has been a bit hectic. My daughter went from excited protector to a distracted child. It happens. Then she shifted again to mother hen and now back to distracted caretaker. Seems like progress to me.
  • Jessie White
    Published about a month ago
    Backyard Chickens (Pt. 2)

    Backyard Chickens (Pt. 2)

    So, we've got chickens coming. (Well, now they're here, but I'm writing this a bit late.) The biggest job when you're waiting on your chicks is to prepare for them. There are a number of things to be aware of before you start trying to piece together everything, so let's go over what I've learned.
Breeds
  • Jade Pulman
    Published 4 months ago
    The Best Dog Breeds for Your Family

    The Best Dog Breeds for Your Family

    Finding the right dog for your family can be a fun and exciting thing to do. It is important to research the different types of dog breeds that will be best for your family. There are many resources online that will help you research the differences between different dog breeds. You need to make sure that you aren’t just choosing a dog breed simply because they are cute. Bringing a new dog into your home is like adding a new member into your family. Do what you can to learn about the different dog breeds before you make your final decision.
  • Betty Glauder
    Published 6 months ago
    Understanding Genetics for Dog Breeders

    Understanding Genetics for Dog Breeders

    Here I shall give only a brief outline of the history of research in genetics. To begin with, the dog goes far back into antiquity. Just where or when he first originated it would be impossible to say, but we do know that he is frequently mentioned in the Scriptures.
  • Cato Conroy
    Published 8 months ago
    17 Extinct Dog Breeds You Never Knew Existed

    17 Extinct Dog Breeds You Never Knew Existed

    I'll admit it. I'm a history buff, and part of my love of history includes a desire to learn about all the little differences that people took for granted back in the day. Small things, like learning what foods people went without or what now-forgotten books people read, make up a huge part of my reading time.
Cat
  • Penny White
    Published 22 days ago
    Cats: The Perfect Writer's Companion
  • Tiffani Metzger
    Published about a month ago
    Mimo

    Mimo

    Have you ever had trouble trying to find your cat? If so, you're not alone. I have trouble finding my cat all the time.
  • Autumn Brown
    Published 2 months ago
    Kittening Gone Awry

    Kittening Gone Awry

    If you love animals, and more specifically cats, then the prospect of kittens is an exciting thing. Well that was how it was with my little orange and white fur ball, Mary. She was always a playful little monster and got into trouble more often than once. We adopted her and her sister while they were kittens. Mary and Martha became their names. Bloodlines? If I had to guess I would say they are obviously mixed, but I believe Turkish Van is prominent in their breeding.
Dog
  • Jo-anne
    Published 2 days ago
    Things Our Rescue Pitbull Does

    Things Our Rescue Pitbull Does

    He's the sweetest boy ever. Although he has scars and he's been shot at with bird shot (metal bb's), he's still the sweetest boy ever.
  • Ian Peter Loftus
    Published 2 days ago
    Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

    Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

    When my eldest son, Dominic, was killed by a drunk driver on October 4, 2013, our family unit imploded, and we lost perspective in everything; time, value, and in each other. We gladly inherited Lucy, Dom’s young Border Collie, and she became my wife’s focus, walking her 10k every day. It meant Susan could be on her own, thinking about her dead son, and away from me.
  • Damien Justus
    Published 6 days ago
    Knowing the Right Time to Sell Newborn Puppies

    Knowing the Right Time to Sell Newborn Puppies

    In earlier times, people have weaned newborn puppies from the mother as early as six weeks or when they first begin to eat soft puppy food. This is not recommended especially in toy breeds. In these times, breeders tend to release puppies to the new owner at age 8-12 weeks. The toy size puppies are very fragile and need all the nutrients and vitamins that they can garner from their mothers. Much like newborn babies, it is essential that newborn puppies spend as much time with their mother as possible. Often the mother does not leave the puppies for the first twenty-four hours.
Exotic Pets
How To
  • Mia Morales
    Published 9 days ago
    Dangerous Animals and Insects: Keep Your Pets Safe

    Dangerous Animals and Insects: Keep Your Pets Safe

    Our pets love the outdoors. It is no surprise! It is the primal nature of all animals.
  • Paisley Hansen
    Published 15 days ago
    What Pet Owners Should Know About Essential Oils

    What Pet Owners Should Know About Essential Oils

    A lot of controversy surrounds the use of essential oils for pets. A lot of pet owners use essential oils for a cat's digestive support or their dog who's afraid of fireworks or thunderstorms.
  • Mia Morales
    Published about a month ago
    Keeping Your Pet Healthy and Secure

    Keeping Your Pet Healthy and Secure

    Anyone who has a fur baby knows how important it is to keep our little pets healthy and secure. When we are gone for the day, it may weigh on us the risk our pets are exposed to us. At any time, they could be threatened by a house fire, by damage done to the home by a falling tree or out-of-control vehicle, or through a break-in by neighborhood hooligans. There are a variety of ways, fortunately, for homeowners and renters in this day and age to protect our furry friends at home.
Humanity
  • Charlotte Williams
    Published about a month ago
    Losing a Pet for the First Time

    Losing a Pet for the First Time

    We got our first dog, Daisy, in December 2007. I was eight years old at the time.
  • Ann King
    Published about a month ago
    Elderly Pets: Making the Tough Decisions

    Elderly Pets: Making the Tough Decisions

    Animal lovers and pet owners for the most part go into these relationships knowing full well that one day you may be required to make a very tough decision when it comes to your pets.
  • Todd Worrell
    Published about a month ago
    Family Goodbyes

    Family Goodbyes

    There are many things that make being a veterinarian a unique experience. One of the more profound for me is this: that on occasion I have the opportunity to care for a pet from its earliest weeks of puppy- or kitten-hood through it’s geriatric years. You won’t find this in the human medical professions, for better or worse. In my practice, being in both a tourist location and close to two large military complexes, there are clients that come, go, and move away. There are pets that I see one or two times, maybe already in their twilight years, or for a second opinion, soon to return to their regular veterinarian. So, it’s a special occurrence when I have the benefit of following a pet from its first weeks of life into its last days
List
  • Margaret Minnicks
    Published 3 months ago
    7 Annoying Summer Insects

    7 Annoying Summer Insects

    Summer is a fun time of the year, but there are some things that are annoying. Some common insects are more worrisome during the summer months than during the winter months.
  • Paisley Hansen
    Published 3 months ago
    Benefits of Animals
  • Jus L'amore
    Published 3 months ago
    11 Most Hilarious Animal Fails

    11 Most Hilarious Animal Fails

    When it comes to life, things can get serious and stressful. That is why I find it imperative to laugh as much as possible on a daily basis! Despite finding myself hilarious, as well as my two children and husband never disappointing in the humor department, there is nothing quite as funny as a coordination mishap or non-injuring life fail! My kids couldn't agree more, which is why we play, "Try not to laugh" ALL. THE. TIME. Included in this game is watching tons and tons of videos of both people and animal fails; and honestly, we would agree in saying that hilarious animal moments and funny pet fails are by and far the most entertaining!
Product Review
  • Nancy D
    Published 3 months ago
    BarkBox: Is It Worth the Money?

    BarkBox: Is It Worth the Money?

    This article is based off of my personal experience with my BarkBox subscription, and at the end if the day, it's still up to you to decide if you think BarkBox is worth it. However, I am more than happy to share with you what I know about BarkBox.
  • Britney Clayton
    Published 4 months ago
    New Pet Trends You Need ASAP

    New Pet Trends You Need ASAP

    Our pets bring us so much joy and happiness, it’s only natural that we return the favor by buying them a few of their favorite things. But what exactly are their favorite things? It can be hard to decide exactly what your pet will love when they’re not beside you wagging their tail at whatever toy catches their eye.
  • April Demarco
    Published 5 months ago
    10 Subscription Boxes for Pets

    10 Subscription Boxes for Pets

    Without a question of a doubt, our culture is one that loves pet. For those of us who have pets, treating them like one of the family is only natural. What we inevitably want to do is spoil them rotten. Fortunately, giving our pets the treats and pampering they deserve is becoming both easier and more varied with the number of subscription boxes for pets available online. So regardless of whether you have a parakeet, a mouse, a doberman, or a tabby, there is a way to show your pet that you think they are the best.
Training
  • Michelle Martiya
    Published 6 days ago
    Meeting Stripes the Zebra

    Meeting Stripes the Zebra

    I certainly didn't plan on becoming a zebra trainer. I actually hadn't really planned on becoming a trainer at all. Feeling burnt out from my dog grooming career, I decided to take a dog training course in an attempt to improve my grooming skills and breathe some life back in to my business.
  • Emmeline Reader
    Published 18 days ago
    Reactivity & Prong Collar Training
  • Jade Pulman
    Published 4 months ago
    Can You Train Your Cat?

    Can You Train Your Cat?

    Maybe your neighbor’s dog has wowed you with incredible tricks, and you’ve found yourself wondering whether Whiskers could do something similar. Maybe your cat has a few bad habits that you’d love to train them out of, but you aren’t sure how. In either case, you’ve asked yourself the question: can cats be trained?
Wild Animals
  • Eli Sooker
    Published 21 days ago
    Bear Conservation and Eco-Tourism in Japan

    Bear Conservation and Eco-Tourism in Japan

    I started my new job at a Wildlife Research Centre in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. This organisation is unique in that it works in both conservation and eco-tourism, the tours providing funding for the conservation side (along with few local grants). Nowhere else in the world is this being done, at least not to the same extent as here.
  • Jenna Deedy
    Published about a month ago
    Toddler Company Targets Parents with Anti-Zoo Propaganda

    Toddler Company Targets Parents with Anti-Zoo Propaganda

    Munchkin is a company that is known for making products made for everyday use for toddlers that was first established in 1991 after it’s founder Steven B. Dunn was surprised by the lack of “creative” designs in products that were made for infants and toddlers. While the company started out with making eco-friendly sippy cups, the company has since gone on to make organic snacks and formulas along with travel accessories. However, in recent years, as of 2015, the company has been under fire by both zoo and aquarium professionals alike over its ties with a radical anti-zoo group.
  • Eli Sooker
    Published 2 months ago
    Review of 5 Common Types of Traps: Predator-Free New Zealand