Whether we like it or not, all of us at some point in life will be forced to walk through the fire. For me, the last year has been a raging inferno, bringing with it the end of my 20-plus year marriage, two painful surgeries only 5 months apart, and the loss of my mother. […]
How A Tiny Little Kitten Saved My Life
So let’s just get it all out on the table up front…to say that 2016 was not the best year for me would be a massive understatement. Kind of like saying Adolf Hitler had a few character flaws, or a venom-spitting cobra might not make the best pet for your 6-year old. I mean, we’ve […]
Are ‘Animal People’ Born Or Made?
Ever wonder what makes some folks “animal people”? You know the ones I’m talking about – those who, after a long week, would rather stay home on Friday night spending quality time with their dog than go out dancing with friends; individuals who use their vacation days to volunteer at their local animal shelter or […]
Can Pets Suffer from PTSD?
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, and if you click on them and purchase a product, we will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Goodpetparent.com only shares products that we strongly believe in and feel would be beneficial for our readers. Recently I saw an emotionally moving video of firefighters rescuing cats […]
The Great “Pet Parent” Debate
Humans and animals share a bond that can’t be described with mere words. It transcends the limits of our vocabulary, so it comes as no surprise when we struggle to define our relationship with our pets. Are we an “Owner”? “Caretaker”? “Guardian”? “Pet Parent”? Surprisingly, this innocent question has stirred up quite a little tempest […]