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