If you are reading this, you must have a fur baby. That’s something we (and nearly 50 percent of U.S. citizens) have in common.
I decided to create this blog to help fellow pet lovers navigate the sometimes confusing (and messy!) realm of pet ownership. Whether you are a seasoned pet owner or are a brand new fur-parent, we want to provide quick, fun, and intriguing information to better yours and your pets’ lives.
My name is Kristen, and while I am not quite a pet expert (unfortunately, that isn’t an offered major in American colleges), I do know a lot about owning a pet. I actually own a small zoo, myself. Three dogs, four cats, and a beta fish, to be exact.
My husband, James, and I live in Springfield, MO.
(I’m the girl in the above picture).
As well as having personal experience with pet ownership, I worked at Petsmart for a year and currently foster and volunteer for the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri. Not only have these experiences been beneficial to myself, but I have been able to help many animals along the way.
About My Pets
Since this is a blog about pets, I want you to meet my babies. They are my world and provide most of the inspiration for these blog posts.
A young and dashing husky, Steele is full of boundless energy and a little bit of insanity. He is five years old, and we have had him since he was a baby. He loves playing fetch, running, and making weird noises at us when we won’t get out of bed on time.
Luna is my soul dog. She is a four year old Great Pyrenees/Border Collie mix. I rescued her from a litter of farm puppies. She was the runt. Luna loves cuddling with me, guarding the house, and literally eating whatever she can fit in her mouth.
Our newest doggie addition, Winston is a year old French Bulldog. We got him from his owner after the man had a stressful open heart surgery. Since Winston has so much personality, it was hard for the 80 year old man to keep up with him. Honestly, it’s hard for me to keep up with him, too! He has the stinkiest farts and loves to annoy the bigger dogs.
Our first purr baby, we rescued three year old Apollo from C.A.R.E. in Springfield, MO. At first, my husband and I weren’t convinced about getting a cat, but when I saw his sweet golden eyes, I couldn’t resist. He loves cuddling with the dogs and is the most personable cat I’ve ever known. He greets people at the door like a dog (and I think he thinks he is one).
Our squishy-faced one-year-old prince, Waffles is an exotic short hair. He is extremely sweet and timid and is a great daddy cat to any foster kittens we bring into the house. He also loves chirping at me and getting his belly rubbed.
After learning of Finnley on the internet, it was love at first sight! Though this one-year-old darling is a purebred Persian, he was born with a paralyzed back leg. He’s made himself at home quite well, sitting on the very top of the cat tree and demanding most of my attention. He and Waffles are inseparable, with Waffles taking care of his little brother by cleaning him every day. Though his bad leg causes some problems, he doesn’t seem to think anything is wrong with him, so we don’t treat him as such.
At only six months old, we recently adopted Mylo from the C.A.R.E. shelter where we got Apollo. He and my husband have a love/hate relationship, but Mylo loves me and demands daily cuddles. He is a bundle of energy and can oftentimes be found doing parkour off of our couches and attacking the nearest toy.
Karl the Beta Fish
A stunning red and blue red beta fish, Karl lives the life in a ten-gallon setup fit for a fishy prince. He’s a pretty chill guy.
Now that you have gotten to know me and my animals a little better, I hope you stick around for some great info, personal stories from my crew, and inspiration for you and your own pets.
Have a pawsome day!