I think it is safe to say that I’ve been on a bit of an animal roll as of late, but I’m quite content covering this material. Animals are truly wonderful beings, and I think more of us could benefit from learning about specific creatures from time to time to broaden our minds and knowledge … More Get your pig on
I love cows, and, to be fair, I don’t think I’ve met anyone who isn’t a fan of these gentle beasts. I’ve always liked cows, but my appreciation for them definitely increased once I met Blaine as he happens to be a beef farmer. I’ve learned a shit load about cattle through Blaine, and I’ve … More Let’s talk about cows
Chickens have been in my life for quite some time now. When my sister and I were younger, one of our responsibilities on our family farm was to collect eggs from our laying hens, provide them with feed and water, and muck out their coop when needed. We had laying hens for a few years, … More How well do you know chickens?
I really hope when the title of this post is read that people realize I’m referring to the animal version of a cat. Not the other perverted idea of a cat. Perhaps I’m a sicko for even thinking this, but these days, ya just never know where people’s imaginations are going to take them. Hence … More Should you be brushing your cat?
Yesterday’s post truly reminded me of just how much I miss having horses in my life. That isn’t to say I’m going to go out and buy myself a horse, because your girl isn’t exactly swimming in money, but perhaps way down the line one day Blaine and I could have a few of these … More … and some more horse knowledge
Horses are animals I have always had a deep level of respect and admiration for. My appreciation for these beasts arguably stems from my familiarity with them; both my sister and I rode horses competitively when we were younger. My sister rode for about 15 years and showed Western, whereas I rode for I think … More How well do you know horses?
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
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?
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
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?
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?
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
With far too many species of animals on our planet facing endangerment and extinction, it is always welcome news to learn of recently discovered creatures that haven’t been found before. I find it amazing that new species are still being found across the globe, and it is exciting to consider how many other critters are … More Check out these new species discovered in 2020
Puppies are, put simply, a shit load of work. They’re essentially like a baby in regards to their need to receive attention and love, and they’re also similar to babies in the sense that they require constant supervision and designated feeding times. My family and I got a puppy just over a week ago. He … More The reality of raising a puppy
A little while ago I wrote a post dedicated to my family’s sweet pup named Jake. He passed away about a month-and-a-half ago, and it is still difficult for me to discuss and even contemplate his passing for an extended period of time as he was such an integral component of our daily lives here … More Tips for naming your pet
If you’re unfamiliar with a wild Persian leopard, don’t stress. I certainly wasn’t prior to writing this post, but as it turns out, they are truly beautiful creatures. And, while you may not have heard of these guys before, they’re actually making a comeback in terms of their population in the Russian mountains, says an … More Praise for a rise in wild Persian leopard populations
I would wager that most of us, at some point in our lives, have tuned into a video of some sort of cute animal doing some sort of cute activity. It’s a guilty pleasure for some of us, and perhaps for others it is something we are reluctant to admit. If you can relate to … More PSA: Watching cute animal videos is a healthy practice
Elephants really are some of the most interesting and unique mammals on our planet, in my opinion. Between their vast size and their gentle, almost timid nature (depending on the situation), it isn’t difficult to determine why so many of us are fond of these lovely creatures. On the topic of having an appreciation for … More Celebrating elephant births in Kenya
I would imagine most of us are familiar with in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the context of reproduction. In case you’re not, though, IVF involves “a complex series of procedures used to help with fertility or prevent genetic problems and assist with the conception of a child. During IVF, mature eggs are collected (retrieved) from ovaries … More Saving cheetah populations with IVF
I’ve been pretty sick these past few days, meaning I’ve had ample time to explore Netflix and discover some nature/animal documentaries. Side note: if you haven’t browsed through Netflix’s nature/animal documentaries, I highly recommend doing so. There’s quite a few to choose from, all of which are educational and extremely interesting. I started watching a … More Fer-de-Lance: the king of serpents
Pets are, in my opinion, one of the greatest familial additions you can have. If we’re being honest, sometimes pets are better than our actual human family members. Animals have the ability to love their owners unconditionally, and trust me when I saw there really is nothing that compares to experiencing this love. I question, … More Thinking about getting a pet? Consider adopting
Dogs are pretty great. They’re easily one of my favourite species of animals, and considering my family has always had a dog on the farm, I honestly struggle to imagine my life without one. My current dog, Jake, is my best friend. He and I have a bond that I’ve never shared with another animal … More How well do you really know your dog?
The largest prehistoric snake on record was discovered in Colombia, a Phys.org article said. The article was published in 2009, but considering I do not recall hearing about this insane discovery, I thought it would be neat to resurrect the topic here. Scientists recovered fossils of a 60-million-year-old South American snake in 2009. Named Titanoboa … More A 2,500-pound snake? Nope.
For one of my college courses, a group of fellow classmates and I have been asked to help out the Lincoln County Humane Society (LCHS) in regard to social media promotion for a class assignment. I wanted to dedicate a post to the society in hopes of providing some insight for any individual interested in … More The Lincoln County Humane Society