Cynthia Taura
3 min readMay 23, 2021

Announcing My Absolutely Adorable Furry Family and Why I’ve Decided To Write About Them

From top left: Buddy, Daisy, Oreo, Nala, Milo, and Fluffy. Center: Lady

Some of you may have read my review of a local Italian restaurant. However, restaurant reviews are not near and dear to my heart. I write them sometimes, but it’s not my passion. Two of my main passions have always been writing and animals. So I figured I might as well combine both.

Off we go!

Picture It! You’ve been dreaming about getting a new dog or cat for a while now. Maybe you’re feeling the void of a dearly departed pet. Maybe you’re in the market for a certain breed of dog or cat.

One thing is for sure…you’re bringing home a new family member.

I grew up with a dog, a yellow Lab mix named Candy. My family and I had her from a puppy until her death at 12 from Hemangiosarcoma. I always knew that I would have pets when I grew up. Some people want a house full of kids. I always wanted a house full of pets.

Fast forward a couple of decades, and that’s what I have. And I couldn’t be happier!

I am currently a pet parent to two dogs and 3 cats. My dogs are Daisy, a German Shorthaired Pointer mix that I rescued from a kill shelter, and Milo, a Lab/Beagle mix found on www.petfinder.com from a rescue in Georgia. My 3 cats are:

  • Buddy — an Orange Tabby
  • Fluffy — a Diluted Tortishell
  • Nala — a female Orange Tabby

Oreo — a black and white tuxedo cat. Unfortunately, he passed away recently.

Until last year, I also had Lady, a Puggle. If there were such a thing as a “soul dog,” then she was mine. We had an unsinkable bond. I was her “mommy” from the time she was three months old until her death from Mast Cell Cancer.

Why am I writing about them?

Like so many of us, we want the best for our pets.

Lady’s death taught me a lot about pet care. She lived until the age of 14. I want to think I did plenty of things right. My three cats range from ages 1–7. Even though none of them have life-threatening illnesses, I am always looking for products and ideas to help them live happier and healthier lives. Some topics that I am constantly curious about are:

  • I Have A New Puppy, Now What?
Cynthia Taura

My name is Cynthia. I am a copywriter focusing on pet health and wellness. Stay tuned for some tail-wagging great stories!