As you’ve figured out I’m Maddie, and this is my blog! I thought I might as well post something sooner or later, so here it is! My very first blog post! I thought I’d share a little bit about what I want this blog to be about and what kind of content you’ll be reading. But first, a little back story on mwah.
If you’ve read my “About me” and my “Mister Milo” pages then you’ve already got a pretty good insight on what’s going on in my life. If you haven’t then here’s a recap: I’m currently 20 years old, I have a wonderful cat named Milo, I go to school full time where I’m studying communications, I work at a pet store where I play with dogs all day, and I love helping others. If you were to condense me into a tiny box that would be it. But that’s not what I want this post to be about. Since in the future I might not delve in too much about my life before I want to share what it’s been like to be Maddie up until now.
I’ve always been an animal lover. Since the time I could stand I was playing make-believe or I was riding a horse. I was the little girl who read books just to look at the pictures of the animals, and then make up my own stories about them. But I digress- I grew up on a ranch, needless to say, where I was raised to ride horses and care for animals. But only being five at the time, I needed some help from my folks. Rob and Angela were the kind people that raised me. They taught me that if I fell off the horse, then I needed to get right back on even if I broke a bone (which is a story about my sister she loves to tell again and again). They also taught me how to care for other critters and make them a priority in my life
So fast forward 20 years later and I have successfully been converted into a crazy animal lady (not just exclusively cats even though I may or may not have my cats foot print tattoo’d on me). I have had countless dogs, cats, rabbits, goats, horses, and cows since then and each one I could tell you a cool story about. I have learned that animals take up an equally special place in our hearts just as our human friends do, and that losing a furry friend is just as painful as losing a person friend. I might later write a post about dealing with pet loss as it is a subject that is often not talked about but still is an extremely painful experience. The key is to make their time with us the most enjoyable it can be! Which, hopefully, my blog will bring to you!
I am an animal rights activist. I am not affiliated with any radical organization like P.E.T.A., but I do take the time to read and educate myself on what’s going on in our world regarding environmental issues. I have many opinions on certain subjects which I will probably post about from time to time since I believe wild animals’ well-being is just as important as our domestic friends well-being. And seeing as Orcas are my FAVORITE kind of animal I will most likely be posting about the issues facing SeaWorld and captive animal care.
So, Maddie, you’ve done a lot of rambling about yourself, how is this going to translate into a functional blog? Well my friend, that is the not so easy question to answer! In order for me to do that, we first have to explain what this experience will be! My hopes for this blog are that this will be a space for me to explain my relationship with animals and in turn give some advice and wisdom to those who want it. From pet health, to nutrition, to fun activities to do, to the latest funny cat video; it’ll all be here. Each week, hopefully, I will write about topics related to pets and animals, and with humans being animals too I’ll occasionally write about my experiences as well.
I am by no means an expert, just an avid pet lover who doesn’t know much else than to talk and care. So why not combine the two and give my readers a place to share and learn about the wonderful gifts on this Earth which are pets. It is my belief that as the dominant species on this planet, altering it as much as we have, that it is our job to see that our other Earth-inhabiters are taken care of and that we don’t selfishly kick them out. So here is a space to come together and learn about not only caring for our furry friends, but also for each other and our planet.
I hope that this blog is going to be helpful to people and that it is a fun place to write and share. I will most likely be posting on Mondays and Tuesdays but I doubt you guys will care. But as for now I think this will be a super fun experience and I can’t wait to get started. So with that I shall say au due for now, and I hope you enjoyed reading this! See ya’ll soon!