Tag: #animals

Goodnight, Kitten

I didn’t have a lot of pets growing up. What pets I had were a combination of dogs we inherited or just randomly adopted (or they adopted us), and a cat or two that liked to be around us. Mom had some parakeets once, but then she lost it when they died. There is also the story of me adopting…

Colombia, Addendum #2: Morning at the zoo

I have mixed feelings when I go to zoos. On the one hand, I’m in awe at the different kinds of animals there that I would never get to see in the wild if zoos didn’t exist. On the other hand, those animals are meant to be free in their own habitats. The fact that we need zoos to protect some of those species is what makes me the saddest. Still, I took some pictures and got to enjoy a respite from the heat while walking around the Barranquilla Zoo this morning.

What is it about our pets?

[row][span size=’8′][slab_h3][slabtext]”I would like to see anyone, [/slabtext][slabtext] prophet, king or God,[/slabtext][slabtext]convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time.” [/slabtext][slabtext]– Neil Gaiman[/slabtext][/slab_h3][/span][/row] I have always loved dogs. I don’t remember a time when I didn’t like them. Even when a neighbor’s dog took a bite out of my hand, I still liked all other dogs.…

For the love of dog (and pets)

I was listening to a podcast about our relationship with dogs the other day, and I got to thinking about my own relationships with dogs as the years have gone by. This is the first dog I remember having: