Beavers have been in my life ever since I was a child. Perhaps I should stipulate that, for the sake of this post, when I say beaver, I’m making reference to the animal. Not the other version of a beaver. Moving on. Our irrigation ponds on the farm are home to beavers, some more than … More Let’s hear it for beavers
As I sat down to write this post, I asked Blaine for some inspiration. First, he suggested writing a post about cats, but because I’ve dedicated a handful of posts to these majestic creatures already, I asked him for another suggestion. Here we are. Penguins, ladies and gentlemen. I fucking love penguins. I can’t say … More Read this to learn more about penguins
So far, this year has not been one for the books in terms of farming. It’s been shit, to put it plainly, and looking at the long-term forecast, things aren’t improving anytime soon. Depending on crops, growing seasons and periods differ for farmers here in Ontario, as well as everywhere else in the world. Some … More Enjoy eating? Read this
Podcasts aren’t new. They’ve been around for a hot minute, and most of us are fully aware of how great they are. Everyone but me, apparently, but I am pleased to report that I recently have begun to delve into the black hole of available podcasts, and so far, I’m really enjoying their existence. In … More The beauty of podcasts
Cats get so much hate and I simply do not understand why. I think the dislike for cats stems from their unpredictable mood swings and random bouts of violence, but that’s what makes them so incredibly unique and absolutely hilarious. Cats are like dogs in the sense they have very different personalities from one another, … More Let’s talk about cats
As mentioned in yesterday’s post, our dog, Blue, went missing on Monday morning. He has not yet returned home, and we are hopeful he soon will. The emotions that present themselves when a pet goes missing are intricate, complex, and tiring. You feel at a loss, angry, scared, frustrated, hopeless and helpless, and if I … More Read this if your pet is missing
A few days ago now, one of our dogs went missing. Blue is a male Australian cattle dog (although he more so resembles a dalmatian due to his markings) and is about a year-and-a-half old. We have three dogs, and they sleep in cages in our garage at night. In the morning, when we let … More Finding unity in community
A little while back, I wrote a post regarding cats and some quirky things about them that aren’t exactly common knowledge. They’re mysterious and majestic creatures, and I happen to friggen love cats, hence the awareness post. I also happen to friggen love dogs, and because I don’t want to discriminate, I figured it is … More How well do you know your pup?
I’m not a big fan of the notion that we as humans identify as either dog people or cat people. Why must we strictly be one or the other as opposed to a delightful combination of both, equal parts cat and dog people? I happen to love cats and dogs, therefore I refuse to identify … More Read this to learn more about your cat
This past Monday was Blue Monday. In case you’re unfamiliar with what exactly Blue Monday is, it is referred to as, essentially, the most depressing day of the year. I didn’t notice myself feeling more depressed than I normally would on this year’s Blue Monday date, but I thought I would dedicate a post to … More Need a pick-me-up? Read this
There is a stereotype in existence that suggests ‘horse girls’ are weird. I’m not entirely sure how or why this stereotype came to be, but I would like to refute it, and strongly; I do not think horse girls are weird, and if anything, I think they’re, usually, the complete opposite. Any kid that becomes … More A moment of appreciation for ‘Seabiscuit’
My sister celebrated her 29th birthday earlier this week, and her one request to commemorate her special day was to make a trip down to Bass Pro with myself and my parents. Thanks to COVID we haven’t really been out a whole lot, and while venturing out to Bass Pro may not seem like the … More A moment of appreciation for Bass Pro
I’m pretty sure I have mentioned my odd and slightly bizarre liking for absolutely random facts here on my blog before, but in case I haven’t, now you know. I’ve always enjoyed reading up on and hearing spontaneous truths pertaining to all sorts of subject matter, and I like to consider it both an educational … More Are you familiar with these random facts?
Living on a farm, it’s safe to say my family and I have ample room for a few critters here and there. In total, in the context of pets, we have two goats, five cats (two indoor, three outdoor), and three dogs. I realize we aren’t exactly your average household with one or two pets, … More The benefits of owning pets
I’m willing to bet that a majority of us have heard of prosthetics at some point or another. They serve an incredible purpose and can truly change someone’s life, and they’re an invention whose worth will never recede. They’re necessary, important, and are something that should be available to whoever may need them. While most … More Have you heard of this company making prosthetics for animals?
Ticks are, in my opinion, some of the worst critters in existence. They really don’t serve much of a purpose other than being a carrier of Lymes disease (depending on the type of tick), and considering they very much have the ability to totally and completely turn someone’s life upside down assuming they are carrying … More Here’s how to avoid ticks this summer
If you, like me, are a resident of Ontario, it is probable that you, also like me, have been seriously contemplating moving to Antartica as a result of this recent heat wave that has been shin-kicking us for about a week now. It’s a tad excessive. Unfortunately, here in Ontario, in addition to sweltering heat, … More Read this to learn how to keep your pup cool this summer
Did you think I would leave you hanging after yesterday’s post? As promised, here are the remaining commonly believed myths that scientists have debunked for us, cited from an article via The Good News Network. “The myths around contact lenses getting lost behind your eye, as well as freezing to your eye in cold weather made … More And here are some more already debunked myths you might believe
Leonardo DiCaprio is a highly respected figure in Hollywood. He is a phenomenal actor, and I have yet to see a performance by him in which he is anything but spectacular. In addition to blessing our screens over the years, this guy is also a huge advocate for environmental and animal conservation. He always has … More Praise to Leonardo DiCaprio for helping the environment yet again
I’m still here going strong, serving up some super cool and super random facts courtesy of bestlifeonline.com. In case you haven’t yet, I highly encourage you to take a look at the website page these facts come from, because while I’m listing the basic facts, each fact has a tidbit of information affiliated with it … More And here are yet some more random facts to liven up your day
As promised in my post a few days ago about random facts, here are some more, still from bestlifeonline.com. “The English word with the most definitions is ‘set.’ Creedence Clearwater Revival has the most No. 2 Billboard hits—without ever hitting No. 1 (this one personally pains me seeing as CCR is one of my favourite bands and … More Here’s some more random facts to improve your day
I’ve said it before via my blog in a couple of different posts, but I thoroughly enjoy reading very random yet simultaneously interesting facts. I’m not exactly sure why I enjoy doing this, but I have my entire life, and I’m hoping there are some folks out there who, like me, find pleasure in reading … More Here’s some random facts to help you get through your day
Ticks, within the past few years, have become a real nuisance across the province of Ontario, and, I am relatively certain, in many other regions of the world as well. They’re vile creatures and ultimately don’t serve much purpose, so I really don’t feel badly bashing them; they suck. As most of us are aware, … More Here’s why you need to check yourself for ticks this summer
I know, I know. Dogs and socks aren’t exactly the most common pairing in an equation, but hear me out. I came across an article from The Good News Network explaining how these two very different things can come together to achieve a beneficial common good, and I’m guessing you’ll want to hear about it. … More Read this to learn how your old socks can help dogs
When it comes to discovering buried treasure, I think it is relatively safe to say that rabbits aren’t exactly the first thing that come to mind. Pirates, perhaps, or even a niffler (Harry Potter reference, if you know, you know), but normally speaking, not rabbits. That is, until I came across an article from The … More Have you heard about these treasure-finding rabbits?
Here in Ontario, it’s about that time of year again where winter occurs in the early hours of the morning, spring and then summer arrives around noon or so, autumn make its presence known mid-afternoon, and we are back to winter in the evening in the context of temperature. The weather around this time of … More Feeling down? Try one of these pick-me-ups
Granted, the topic of this post is a wee bit odd, but hear me out. I’ve always loved slugs, don’t ask me why, and I think they’re rather interesting creatures. I can remember picking up slugs on the farm when I was younger and placing them on surfaces solely to observe them moving, and while … More Have you heard of this regenerating slug?
Kangaroos have always fascinated me. They probably fascinate a lot of people. They’re such unique, interesting creatures, and while I am unsure if I will ever have the privilege to come face-to-face with one (not including through a zoo exhibit), I sincerely hope I do after reading an article from The Good News Network. Through … More Ever befriended a kangaroo? Apparently you can
Dolphins truly are whimsical creatures. I’ve always respected ocean life tremendously, and dolphins are no exception; I’ve read a lot about their intelligence and the incredible tactics they use to communicate with one another, and as it turns out, apparently they aren’t so different from us humans in terms of personality, explains an article from … More Dolphins are more similar to us than we think
Wombats, if you’re unfamiliar with them, are a rather adorable critter that are native to Australia. They somewhat resemble a koala bear, although they can be very aggressive when necessary. I find wombats to be quite cute, despite their ability to be ferocious, and although I didn’t think I needed any more incentive to appreciate … More All hail the wombat