Probably the hardest part about being at school is not being able to see my dog every day. Every morning when I was at home, I would wake up, brush my teeth, and then immediately descend the stairs and rush into the kitchen or my father's home office, wherever my dog happened to be sleeping that day. "Nugget!" I would yell (because that's my nickname for him even though it sounds nothing like "Marley") as I kneeled down and he rolled over, pleading for a belly rub. Even though he basically just sleeps and eats all day, he always deserves a belly rub.
(even though I live in New York)
I recently arrived home for winter break and I forgot how much I love Massachusetts. New York is definitely the better of the two, and I love going to school there, but Massachusetts is my home. For a while I wanted to pretend like it wasn't and pretend that my small town and small state didn't compare to the glory of the Big Apple. However, the truth is that Massachusetts sticks with you wherever you go. It's everything that New York can't be--and never will be--for me.
Santa called, the pups are DEFINITELY on the nice list.
If you're anything like me, chances are you're beginning to make your lists (and check them a million times) to make sure you're getting everyone in your life the perfect gifts to show how much you love them. While you're doing so, though, don't forget those four-legged friends you have in your life, too.
Whether it's your own pup or your significant other's, Santa called and he's been the goodest this year, so finding him or her the most pawfect gift this howliday season is just as important as locking one down for your boyfriend or girlfriend. Trust me on this!
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Recently there has been a huge push for the removal of plastic straws to "save the turtles." Plastic has become a major conversation when it comes to the impact it has on the environment but is plastic the only thing harming the environment?
The answer to that question is heck to the no.
Who ever said old dogs can't learn new tricks?
One of the hardest parts of owning a pet or pets is watching them grow old. You picked them out when they were small, and as the years passed by, so much changed in your life, but they stayed the same. For those with a family pet that they brought home when they were a child, while you are growing up, you expect that dog or cat to always be there. You rarely think about its age until their fur begins to grey or they begin to walk slowly up the stairs. You wonder how you never noticed all of these things before they became impossible to overlook, and all of a sudden it hits you: your pet will pass away soon. While their lives are just a small fraction of yours, you are their whole life and are there for every part of it. It isn't easy to accept, but it is a part of life if your family bought a puppy one day when you were little and that dog grew up alongside you. The love shared between a pet and its family is proof of just how special it was, but that's not all it gives its family over the years. Over the course of a family pet's life, the way it lives can teach you what it means to love others well and live life to the fullest.
animals are so wholesome, please be a good person
When I got my new puppy Chief, I really was not sure I would be up for the new, hyper puppy running around the house. Crate training, potty training, etc, was exhausting but he is the sweetest thing ever and I love him.