Most recently published stories in Petlife.
What to Purchase Before You Start Riding
Horses are very intelligent creatures. Before getting one or considering hopping on one and cantering off, you need to make sure you know what you're doing. Of course, you can do lessons and learn everything you need from your teacher. There are a great deal of things and techniques that can really help you, and impress your new teacher. Here are some essentials you may consider purchasing,
My Unlikely Saviour
I have always had a connection with horses. Since I can remember, I was that one weird girl in school who was obsessed with horses. I had mastered how to whinny, neigh, and run like a horse (Yes, I was that peculiar). I would much rather be around horses than people (Until I discovered alcohol of course...).
Why a Dog Is Not a Christmas Gift
You know the saying "A dog is for life, not just for Christmas"? I feel like it has lost its meaning over the past few years. I’ve heard it less and less. In the absence of this message, I have seen an influx of posts and articles and charities and petitions trying to save dogs in shelters. Dogs that are simply unwanted.
Some people might think my pet is unusual or scary; many people don't like her. People think they don't have any feelings except hate which is totally not true! If you're wondering, I have a snake, a Ball Python to be exact.
A Pet Owner's Journey (Pt. 11)
Dogs have a limited perception of time. When you leave the house they don't know if you've been gone for five minutes or five days. This may be a slight exaggeration, but dogs are always happy when you come home regardless of the amount of time you've been gone.
I had always wanted a speckled weiner dog. I didn't actually think they existed as I had never seen one before and I never thought to google one. In 2014 I moved into my own apartment and wanted a dog. I did not want to live completely alone. I began the search for my dream dog. I had low expectations on finding a speckled weiner dog so I looked into all types of the breed. I checked into my local shelters and even met several dogs but I had a gut feeling that I needed to keep looking. One day I happened on a Craigslist ad. All it said was that they were looking to rehome their wiener dog to a good family. There was no picture but I took a leap of faith and called the number.
My Very First Siberian Husky
It all started out with my boyfriend and I wanting to get a puppy together. I wanted to get a Pitbull puppy but he wanted a Siberian Husky. So it turns out that we got a Siberian Husky; after all I still did a get puppy, right? Well anyways, we were looking to get one since the winter of 2016 and we THOUGHT that we had found one and we paid the people for the puppy but it was all a scam! Both of us were so disappointed and hurt that we didn't get the puppy so we waited a little while to start looking again. Finally we decided to start looking again in April of 2017. We had been looking for most of April, then I finally found an ad on a facebook page.
Running an Animal Shelter
"It must be so hard for you," that's the phrase I hear the most. It is paired with "to see them get adopted and move on" Or "to review all these animals and see them when they are sick" most often, but once I hear the first part I am already detached from the conversation. I have already removed myself from the back and forth pleasantries and am arguing whether I want to open up about what is genuinely hard for me to do or whether I will flash you a smile and brush of the comment entirely with my usual "No, not really." What I want to truly say, is so much more. Buy, I never find the right way to say it.
They say the best things happen in the blink of an eye, and that we don't know what we own until we have lost it. Life is like this. We don't realize every day is a miracle and every day is extraordinary. And we forget we are not here forever.
Traveling with Pets
As we move towards the holidays it is important to keep our pets ever present in our minds. I know this can be difficult considering you have a billion other things to think about. Presents, dinner, scheduling, decorating - the list really goes on and on. But don't forget about your pets when you think about your holiday plans.
My Very First Pup
It all started on a nice day in September 2011, when I got a puppy. My very own puppy, no one else's. I was about 12 or 13 years old, and my friends cousin had puppies that they couldn't keep so I offered to take one. I was so excited, I was determined to be the best owner I could ever be! I decided to name her Hershie, as she looked like the color of a Hershey's bar when she was smaller.
Siberian Husky Myths
Siberian huskies are probably one of the most recognizable and widely known breeds of dog of the planet. Sadly, however, this popularity of the breed has paved the way for many myths and lies about their temperament and overall behavior. So here are some of the biggest myths known about Siberian huskies, and the explanations of why these thought-to-be-facts are actually just works of fiction.