Staff Picks

  • Jenna Deedy
    Published 2 years ago
    Six Facts About Dugongs

    Six Facts About Dugongs

    Dugongs, while similar to manatees, are shorter and slender comparing to their western hemisphere well-known marine mammals to have ever been studied in the Southern Hemisphere, research that has been done on the animals would eventually give way to the rise of manatee research in the United States and Brazil. These animals are known to grow up to 11 feet long and weight up to 2,200 pounds.
  • NomNomNow
    Published 2 years ago
    Human Superfoods: Are They Good for Your Dog, Too?

    Human Superfoods: Are They Good for Your Dog, Too?

    For years, nutritionists and dieticians have been raving about the health-boosting qualities of superfoods. Superfoods earn the monicker by holding a high amount of nutrition without being high in caloric value. This uniquely beneficial group of foods includes dozens of dietary powerhouses like kale, spinach, goji berries, and acai berry.
  • Chuck Hinson
    Published 2 years ago
    The Day My Cats Hijacked the Computer

    The Day My Cats Hijacked the Computer

    My four whiskerlicking cats like to hang out in my upstairs office. One afternoon, having finished my paperwork, I took my Westie, Brandi, out for a walk. Leaving the computer on and shutting the door behind me, I went downstairs and, with scruffy canine on her leash, started out of the house.
  • Samantha Bentley
    Published 2 years ago
    Why Does My Dog.....?

    Why Does My Dog.....?

    Dogs are so great. I often wonder what I did with my life before I had dogs, I definitely had more free time, a cleaner house, and a lot more money, but who needs time and money and cleanliness when you have a snoring, furry pillow?
  • Sandra Pollard
    Published 2 years ago
    A Puget Sound Orca in Captivity

    A Puget Sound Orca in Captivity

    I refer to the recently published article by Jenna Deedy in PetLife titled Freeing Lolita the Killer Whale is Not an Option, and take issue with a number of matters.
  • Liz McCormack
    Published 2 years ago
    Fran the Hedgehog

    Fran the Hedgehog

    I get frustrated very easily. I lose my patience, temper, and cool. Putting the pieces together after a breakdown has always been difficult, but I get there.
  • Becca Volk
    Published 2 years ago
    Mr. Darcy and Me

    Mr. Darcy and Me

    For perhaps the first time in my life, this piece is not an ode to Mr. Darcy of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. While my Mr. Darcy was given the namesake because of my favorite novel, he is a hero in his own right. Nearly three years ago when I suddenly became very sick I thought that I would suddenly get better. However, that was far from the case. Fast forward through at least ten doctors, six hospitals, fifty-plus medications, six CT scans, two universities, more tests than I can count, and I am still sick. My journey is an ongoing one, it is wrought with fear, sadness, and a very deep loneliness.
  • Grace Mitchell
    Published 2 years ago
    The Box Jellyfish
  • NomNomNow
    Published 2 years ago
    How To Improve Your Dog's Health (When You Barely Have Time for Your Own)

    How To Improve Your Dog's Health (When You Barely Have Time for Your Own)

    Your dog is the one friend you know who will stick by you, no matter what you are facing. They are loyal, loving pets that never stop being happy to see you. However, it’s becoming more difficult to keep your buddy healthy and happy in our fast-paced, high-pressure modern world.