PetsBlogs is, at its heart, a blog for pet lovers, written by pet lovers, that includes helpful information, entertaining anecdotes, pet-related news and product reviews, along with whatever fun stuff happens to trip our pet-loving triggers.
Some of the authors writing on this site own cats, some own dogs, some own horses or fish, and most of us have several pets.
We’re the kind of people who have:
- fed that stray cat
- taken care of your dog while you’re on vacation
- adopted a shelter pet (or two, or three)
- rescued a horse because it needed rescuing
- filed our own dog’s nails
- dressed our cat in a hat to honor Dr. Seuss
- given the gift of a pet – at least once
- taken our pets on vacation with us
- raised baby bunnies after they lost their mother
- read Black Beauty, Charlotte’s Web, Travels With Charley, The Yearling, Old Yeller …
- been comforted by the love of a pet
- suffered the loss of a furry friend only to adopt again
A word from the owner of PetsBlogs.com . . .
I love animals, always have. I’ve had pets around me for as long as I can remember. So did most of the relatives we’d visit when I was growing up. I was always drawn to them . . . grandpa’s dogs and ponies, grandma’s cats, an uncle’s rabbits, a neighbor’s horse, another neighbor’s bird, a family friend’s poodle . . . The remarkable thing is that now, as an adult, I can still recall the names of lots of those pets, though I have a hard time recalling the names of some of their owners. So what does that say about me? I’m an animal person, I was born that way.
As a little girl I dreamed of becoming a vet when I grew up. I think everyone who knew me just assumed I’d end up working with animals in some way. Then one day, during a 6th grade field trip to a local vet tech school, I discovered that I didn’t have the cookies for it. In fact, I tossed them up while watching a German Shepherd getting his teeth cleaned. I realized, standing next to the Coke machine sipping on the soda the teacher bought me to sooth my riled belly, that becoming a vet probably wasn’t in the cards for me. I remember it was a German Shepherd on the table. I don’t remember my teacher’s name.
While I didn’t become a vet (or a zoo curator, or any of the other animal-related professionals that seemed really, really cool as a kid and mostly still seem really, really cool) – I have had a lifetime surrounded by pets and they continue to be a huge part of my life.
We hope you enjoy PetsBlogs as much as we do! It really is a labor of love for everyone involved and we appreciate everyone who visits, whether they’re a cat person, a dog person, a horse person, or an all-of-the-above animal lover.