humanity

Isn't it ironic that the very best of humanity is seen through the love and empathy we show to our pets?

  • John Burt
    Published 11 days ago
    Seymour the Carpet Snake.

    Seymour the Carpet Snake.

    Once there was a slippery snake known by the name of Seymour the carpet python. He was a lovely shade of green as green, in color. Seymour's usual habitat was the overgrown backyard of a family known as the Townsend's. They lived on a quarter acre block of land, which was joined to a native reserve at the end of their street. Therefore, it was very easy for Seymour the green as green , carpet snake to move around the backyard of the Townsend's. Seymour the snake slithered and slithered around the backyard, the family were used to meeting him on their lawn and their lunch and dinner guests were used to seeing him as well. At times, he was like a streak of green as green hightailing it across the backyard, as if he were being by some rather large predator who was going to eat him for dinner.
  • John Burt
    Published 11 days ago
    Kevin the Koala.

    Kevin the Koala.

    There once was a Koala by the name of Kevin, he spent most of his days eating leaves and sitting in a tree. Kevin had a friend by the name of Samuel, the rock wallaby. In many ways, it was an unlikely friendship, it crossed the boundary of different species and yet they were firm friends. Samuel too liked spending his days, eating and eating and then doing some thinking and thinking.
  • Antonia Lyons
    Published 21 days ago
    The One Thing My Puppy Taught Me

    The One Thing My Puppy Taught Me

    Earlier this year, my husband and I started to toy with the idea of owning a puppy.
  • Desiree Abell
    Published 27 days ago
    Christmas Passed

    Christmas Passed

    The holidays bore down with incredible intensity this year.
  • Wendy Barton
    Published about a month ago
    Invisible

    Invisible

    I had a home once, long ago.
  • Brian Anonymous
    Published 2 months ago
    Should Some Vegans Not Own Pets?

    Should Some Vegans Not Own Pets?

    First off, I would like to start off by saying this isn't a knock on the veganism lifestyle. I actually admire the fact that people are sticking to what they believe in and acting on their beliefs by changing their lifestyle. When I first heard of the term vegan, all I knew about it was the dietary restrictions. Of course not all vegans are the same. Everyone has a different reason for being vegan but for the most part its about eating food with no animal products.
  • Morgan Alber
    Published 2 months ago
    Scaly, Creepy, Crawly and Wonderful Visitors

    Scaly, Creepy, Crawly and Wonderful Visitors

    When I was teaching preschool, I frequently brought in wild visitors for the children to observe. The secretary at the school got in the habit of checking out whatever I was carrying when I walked in the door. If it was a large jar or aquarium or other critter container her reaction was quite startling
  • Mimo le Singe
    Published 2 months ago
    There Can Be Sparkle, There Can Be Shine

    There Can Be Sparkle, There Can Be Shine

    It has been almost twenty years since I lost my pet cockatiels, and this is the first time I'm writing about it after so long. This was always a difficult subject for me to put in words because, like any animal companion, they were part of the family and I never truly stopped feeling guilty about what happened to them.
  • Jessica Riffle
    Published 2 months ago
    Why Are Animals Gay? Why Not?

    Why Are Animals Gay? Why Not?

    The importance of not being caught up in our own bias when it comes to the examination of scientific material has long been a source of hot debate. How can someone who is completely invested in an ideal really separate themselves from that ideal long enough to objectively study it properly? While in the past, this has been used to point out holes in research, it is just as important to point out areas where information has been over-analyzed as well.
  • Katherine M.
    Published 3 months ago
    The Worst Part of Losing a Pet Is Losing Them

    The Worst Part of Losing a Pet Is Losing Them

    One the hardest parts about having a pet is having to say ‘goodbye.' You have been with them throughout a good amount of time and you have created such a bond with them that you don’t want to have an ending with them having to leave you. It is one of the saddest moments that anyone has to go through, and it is crazy when you have to go through it because you know that it is going to happen. But you just be in denial because of loving your pet, and you just want them to live forever, even though we all know that it isn’t the case.
  • Bridgett Leslie
    Published 3 months ago
    Young Environmentalists Pulling Their Socks Up for a Threatened Bird Species
  • Melody Porter
    Published 3 months ago
    Are Dog and Cat People Really That Different?

    Are Dog and Cat People Really That Different?

    These two pets are very different from each other and people think that those who have them also different from each other. There are so many particulars when it comes to picking a pet that it makes sense the people who pick cats and dogs have different types of personalities. This survey helps to look at household habits and how they’re affected by the answer to the age old question of cats or dogs.