Love Your Pets

April was Prevention of Cruelty to Animals month so I thought this blog would be perfect timing to talk about my experiences with animals and why I love them so much.

When I was little, I had sometimes 15 dogs in my house at a time. I actually helped one of my dogs birth puppies on my bed. She wouldn’t let anybody but me come near her puppies. It was such a special experience for me and made me realize my desire to help animals.

I saw animals living in poor conditions and facing abuse. I hated this so much, so now I try to make sure my animals have as much as love and care as possible. I really understand how these animals feel, they just want to love and be loved. I used to get really upset about all of the animals in the world that I won’t be able to save, but now I realize that even though I can’t save every animal, I can try the best I can. I want to make sure that people know that there are places you can take your animals instead of leaving them out in the cold and without food. There are no-kill shelters, and there are so many great volunteers and people looking to help them. I just want to remind people of the importance of being kind to these animals.

When I was little, I had a German shepherd named Rusty. He was my favorite dog. We did everything together, and I mean everything. He would even follow me into the bathroom when I had to take a bath! He was the only friend I had and I loved him more than anything. I eventually got a buddy for him, a chow named Bear. Bear was definitely my second favorite dog. She and Rusty got along great, I used to use her as a pillow and she was so sweet.

I now have four beautiful fur babies. Cupid, Peanut, Madison and Rascal. All of them get along really well. Cupid’s name was actually Bandit when I first got him, but I had to change his name because he really was a bandit! Now his name is Cupid and he is a big ol’ flirt. Peanut is a lazy girl, and even though she knows tricks and commands she only does them when she wants to. She’s a little sassy when it comes to that. Madison is the sweetest little girl. She just loves everyone and everything, but she’s a little clumsy. Rascal is 8 years old and though I love him, my stairs are a little difficult for him to walk up, so I am looking to put him up for adoption to a loving and patient home.

Lastly, my biggest piece of advice when it comes to animals: Take care of them like you take care of yourself and the ones you love. If you can’t take care of them or if you feel like they’re too much for you, please help to find them a forever home or take them to shelter where they can be loved.