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My Hamster Horror Story And What You Can Learn From It?

Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted a hamster. I thought they were really cute and from a small child’s perspective, they are. They are tiny and for some reason, we humans are attracted to small creatures. However, my mother hated hamsters. She hates anything that resembles a mouse and with good reason. We lived in an apartment once that was infested with mice so to get my mother to agree to buy me a hamster simply wasn’t an option. Fast forward to my 20-something self when I moved out for the first time and one of my[…]Read More…

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Are Cat’s Claws Poisonous?

So over the holiday break, I had some visitors. Two of them I love dearly and I miss them now that they went back home but two others had come with my two loved ones so I didn’t know them. My youngest son, who just turned nine years old, has a big grey and white cat. We also have a beautiful black cat who doesn’t like to be held very often, except by my oldest son. Anyway, my youngest was holding my black cat and he was very nervous being around people he didn’t know. Cats are like that. While[…]Read More…

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Why Rabbits Aren’t My Ideal Pets?

We all know how cute rabbits are. The way they twitch their noses; their long ears; their big hoppy feet; yes, they are adorable. They are also pretty quiet animals. They don’t bark like dogs, waking the neighbors in the middle of the night because of some loud noise. They don’t meow at all hours of the night like a cat because the cat decides he/she is hungry at 2am. No, as pets go, rabbits are quiet and pretty easy-going. Like every pet, rabbits need to be fed and their feces need to be cleaned up so to compare their[…]Read More…

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The Different Personalities Of Cats

I have had a love of cats since I was about 7 years old. I lived with my dad and step mom, who weren’t nice people. I often felt very alone and always hungry. We had no pets. Before this I was with my mom and I was always around animals. My great-grandmother had all sorts of pets. Birds, rabbits, cats, dogs, and fish. She had a monkey once too but that was before I was born. Anyway, I had always liked cats but I was more about dogs until I lived with my dad. It was cold outside and[…]Read More…

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Can Pets Really Decrease Stress In Children?

We all know how beneficial pets are to adults and we know that dogs, in particular, are used as therapy animals for so many disabled people, of many different disabilities, from blindness to Autism but what about children without disabilities? The ones who are just your normal, everyday, average child? According to Medical News today, the answer is YES. Today’s kids are way too stressed out. Between bullying that has gotten way out of control, lack of adequate nutrition due to parents not being able to provide for their families, worrying about their unemployed parents, and the ever decreasing amount[…]Read More…