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  • Benny Njuguna
    Published a day ago
    Encounters with Wild Animals

    Encounters with Wild Animals

    Many of us are lucky not to have encountered a wild animal. It is not a pleasing sight encountering a wild animal that wants to have you as its meal. In such an occasion, you would do all you can not to fall under its jaws. You would fight to live another day. It would be a matter of death and life. The struggle to live.
  • J.E. Wyatt
    Published 5 days ago
    A Bird Does Birds Things

    A Bird Does Birds Things

    What is a bird, what could its existence be within our special planet? This existential question might pop some ideas. That birds are special because they contribute by beauty. They help the environment when a bird comes to help plant reproduction. A bird is a bird, a bird is a bird doing bird things upon a tree or a snowy tundra. Birds are a peculiar set of animals with males being elegant for the female counterpart. With flashy colors and dances, they gladly whirl and twirl to reproduce for the species. Pretty pink hues march together on the flat land when born. A flamingo steps in an odd way, leading the way for the newborns. With their brownish coloring, their tiny feet walk ready to mimic the color of their elders. Greenish with blue vibrantly spread upon the eyes of humankind once they notice a peacock. Another male bird with a job of slaying the heart of a woman with beauty. Humans are different from birds when it comes to gender roles. As peculiar nature is, another existential question appears. A bird is a bird isn't that enough for humans. Well, as fantastic as this world is answers to the inner mechanisms are curious. A bird upon flight doesn't fear for its own life. A bird doesn't understand the human influence on habitats they prosper in. For the flight, a bird has learned about it from parents. Trial by fire, guarding the baby birds, but also handing them a future. Soaring the blue compliments each feather to the ones that are gifted with flight. Those unlucky make life upon the earth catching fish or whatever delicious something that is nearby. A penguin doesn't think of flight but survives within its environment leaking information on the young penguins. The ostrich proceeds to appear hilarious while they search for food. Land or air a bird can still be a bird laying fruitful eggs or placing them on dirt. An egg is a form of life growing ready to be pinkish, brownish, or blackish. Birds are beauty within a world of toxic gases and poisons. Negatives could be they shat on your car before work or attack you when agitated. Birds choose to be themselves without guessing otherwise. They fly above us singing bird songs of joyous freedom. That might be the reason for people wanting to take flight. Flying appears to be freedom without bounds holding someone down. A bird is a bird, birds do bird things and maybe humans could appreciate them often.
  • Azaris Morales
    Published 7 days ago
    Diary of a Working Housewife (Part 8)

    Diary of a Working Housewife (Part 8)

    Sunday October 13, 2019 8:05 AM:
  • Rowan Villa-Howells
    Published 9 days ago
    So You Got a Puppy?

    So You Got a Puppy?

    Puppies are not cute…they are freaking adorable. Who doesn’t like puppies? Crazy people that’s who. But even though puppies are cute bundles of joy, they are also loud… and messy… and, honestly, kinda gross.
  • Alan Russell
    Published 11 days ago
    Omar's Diary to 12th October, 2019

    Omar's Diary to 12th October, 2019

    A varied week that started at Longchamp in Paris on Sunday and ended with correspondence from Paddington Bear on Saturday.
  • Hannah Johnson
    Published 12 days ago
    The Reality of Owning a Dog

    The Reality of Owning a Dog

    Last night was the first night in months that I slept through the night; but I would have given anything to hear that shrill little bark at 3 AM. Last night was the first night in months that I didn’t have to re-puppyproof my room before bed. But I would have gladly spent those extra 10 minutes to make sure you had everything you needed for the night.
Staff Picks
  • Sammi Curran
    Published 2 months 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 3 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 10 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
  • Harlie Bouwman
    Published 21 days ago
    Adopting Glitch

    Adopting Glitch

    The first time I heard my mom was finally going to agree to get a dog was from my sister over text eight months after I moved from Arizona to California for school and two weeks before I was supposed to come home for the summer. After confronting my mother about it, she sent me the sweetest picture. It’s of her holding the most adorable three week old Great Pyrenees puppy. That dog looked like it belonged with my mom. My two sisters and I all agreed that it would be a crime against the universe if she didn’t take her home. They belonged together.
  • Shelbie Fae
    Published about a month 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 2 months 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.
Bird
  • J.E. Wyatt
    Published 5 days ago
    A Bird Does Birds Things

    A Bird Does Birds Things

    What is a bird, what could its existence be within our special planet? This existential question might pop some ideas. That birds are special because they contribute by beauty. They help the environment when a bird comes to help plant reproduction. A bird is a bird, a bird is a bird doing bird things upon a tree or a snowy tundra. Birds are a peculiar set of animals with males being elegant for the female counterpart. With flashy colors and dances, they gladly whirl and twirl to reproduce for the species. Pretty pink hues march together on the flat land when born. A flamingo steps in an odd way, leading the way for the newborns. With their brownish coloring, their tiny feet walk ready to mimic the color of their elders. Greenish with blue vibrantly spread upon the eyes of humankind once they notice a peacock. Another male bird with a job of slaying the heart of a woman with beauty. Humans are different from birds when it comes to gender roles. As peculiar nature is, another existential question appears. A bird is a bird isn't that enough for humans. Well, as fantastic as this world is answers to the inner mechanisms are curious. A bird upon flight doesn't fear for its own life. A bird doesn't understand the human influence on habitats they prosper in. For the flight, a bird has learned about it from parents. Trial by fire, guarding the baby birds, but also handing them a future. Soaring the blue compliments each feather to the ones that are gifted with flight. Those unlucky make life upon the earth catching fish or whatever delicious something that is nearby. A penguin doesn't think of flight but survives within its environment leaking information on the young penguins. The ostrich proceeds to appear hilarious while they search for food. Land or air a bird can still be a bird laying fruitful eggs or placing them on dirt. An egg is a form of life growing ready to be pinkish, brownish, or blackish. Birds are beauty within a world of toxic gases and poisons. Negatives could be they shat on your car before work or attack you when agitated. Birds choose to be themselves without guessing otherwise. They fly above us singing bird songs of joyous freedom. That might be the reason for people wanting to take flight. Flying appears to be freedom without bounds holding someone down. A bird is a bird, birds do bird things and maybe humans could appreciate them often.
  • Jessica Jane
    Published 27 days ago
    Things You Should Know Before Owning a Parrot

    Things You Should Know Before Owning a Parrot

    You walk into a pet store, and you're suddenly bombarded with a variety of musky smells and noises from animals. Dogs barking, cats meowing. As you walk around, you hear chirping; a variety of parrots. A thought crosses your mind and you decide you want a budgie (parakeet). So you buy a cage, a couple of toys, a bag of seeds, and a bird.
  • Jessie White
    Published about a month 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.
Breeds
  • Jade Pulman
    Published 6 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 7 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 9 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
  • Valerie Hartman
    Published 22 days ago
    The Story of My Marcel

    The Story of My Marcel

    Marcel was truly a unique cat with a unique story: The one of a traveling cat.
  • Chuck Hinson
    Published 24 days ago
    The Day I Gave My Cat a Hand

    The Day I Gave My Cat a Hand

    Of all the feline fleaflickers that I had, my huge Bombay, Kabuki, was undoubtedly the most independent. Trying to train him was nearly impossible. But God bless him; if the rest of my cats were the Real McCoys, he was "Grandpappy Amos." Sadly, he's no longer with me—but one fateful day could've made his demise a lot earlier in his illustrious life.
  • Carmen Scott
    Published 28 days ago
    10 Tips to Ensure Your Cat's Happiness

    10 Tips to Ensure Your Cat's Happiness

    Here is our list of the top 10 things you can do to make sure your cat is grinning like the proverbial Cheshire day in and day out, all year round.
Dog
  • Rowan Villa-Howells
    Published 9 days ago
    So You Got a Puppy?

    So You Got a Puppy?

    Puppies are not cute…they are freaking adorable. Who doesn’t like puppies? Crazy people that’s who. But even though puppies are cute bundles of joy, they are also loud… and messy… and, honestly, kinda gross.
  • Hannah Johnson
    Published 12 days ago
    The Reality of Owning a Dog

    The Reality of Owning a Dog

    Last night was the first night in months that I slept through the night; but I would have given anything to hear that shrill little bark at 3 AM. Last night was the first night in months that I didn’t have to re-puppyproof my room before bed. But I would have gladly spent those extra 10 minutes to make sure you had everything you needed for the night.
  • Matthew hasemeier
    Published 15 days ago
    Mastiff Life...

    Mastiff Life...

    These gentle giants make amazing pups, people! Be prepared for big love, big slobber, big eats, big poops, & melting hearts! Mastiffs make great companions as they always want to be wherever their owners are. Hollywood literally follows me from room to room all over the apartment. Although they are huge indoors, they are super lazy and basically form a rug wherever they can carve out a spot underfoot. At the park, he has seemingly boundless energy! Running all over the place and sniffing all the butts! Mine is three and a half, and yet people still think he's a puppy when they see him galloping about.
Exotic Pets
How To
  • Mia Morales
    Published about a month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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
  • Craig Braquet
    Published about a month ago
    They're Waving Their Testicles Around?

    They're Waving Their Testicles Around?

    Many years ago in 1987 I shared my home with a roommate who worked as a collection manager for the Smithsonian Museum’s National Zoo. Don’t jump to conclusions about what this story is about until you read the rest of the story.
  • Charlotte Williams
    Published 2 months 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 2 months 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.
List
  • Jenn Melon
    Published 15 days ago
    6 Benefits of Obedience Training for Dogs

    6 Benefits of Obedience Training for Dogs

    Dogs are a very social animal, so it’s not surprising to see that the relationship with man grew stronger over the years. The closeness with a higher being like man means they look up to us for guidance, and learn what is expected of them in any situation. The onus is on us, to properly educate them on the right way to behave in society. Dog training courses and socialization training experts advise that the earlier you train your dog, the better and more willing they are to respond.
  • Margaret Minnicks
    Published 4 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 4 months ago
    Benefits of Animals
Product Review
  • Nancy D
    Published 4 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 5 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 6 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 about a month 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 2 months ago
    Reactivity & Prong Collar Training
  • Jade Pulman
    Published 6 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
  • Benny Njuguna
    Published a day ago
    Encounters with Wild Animals

    Encounters with Wild Animals

    Many of us are lucky not to have encountered a wild animal. It is not a pleasing sight encountering a wild animal that wants to have you as its meal. In such an occasion, you would do all you can not to fall under its jaws. You would fight to live another day. It would be a matter of death and life. The struggle to live.
  • Jenna Deedy
    Published 17 days ago
    Ingrid Visser: Wait, There’s More and A Letter to Ingrid’s Fans

    Ingrid Visser: Wait, There’s More and A Letter to Ingrid’s Fans

    On October 3, 2019, I posted an article that criticized the ethical practices of Dr. Ingrid Visser, a New Zealand-born whale researcher who is known for her work on wild orca populations in the Southern Hemisphere. The article primarily focused on certain PR moves, and ethical practices that have raised eyebrows within the marine mammal community, and why she at least, needed to be held accountable. Once it got published online, I received a lot of feedback on it, which most of it was pretty good. However, some people, many of whom, were all supporters of Visser and her work, were not so happy about the article’s criticism of Visser, and decided to go onto my Instagram to defend her. So, in response to remarks like “she’s talented,” “at least she works with wild orcas,” along with some brand new information I have since uncovered about her questionable ethics, I took it upon myself to write this follow up along with a little letter to Visser’s supporters.
  • Jenna Deedy
    Published 20 days ago
    The Questionable Ethics of Ingrid Visser

    The Questionable Ethics of Ingrid Visser

    Ingrid Visser is a New Zealand born whale researcher who is known for her work on wild killer whale populations, in both her native New Zealand, and in other parts of the southern hemisphere. She has an anti-zoo agenda as well—It is of one that involves her traveling to zoological facilities that house orcas, by taking photos of them in order to pass them off as “evidence” of “abuse.”