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Emotional type: that’s me

If there is one thing that can bring a tear to my eye, it’s a dog or a cat that has been hurt or is hungry. Same for people. As long as I can remember, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for every hurt creature. I was born during the great drepression when everything was in short supply. However, I never remember a time when there were no animals around, inside or outside.

My dad grew up in rural Ohio and he had relatives on farms where there were cows, horses, chickens, dogs and cats around. The animals were not freeloaders; they all had their jobs to do.Cows gave milk for the family, horses pulled plows, chickens gave eggs, dogs warned of trouble, cats rid the outhouses of mice.

My mother lived in town, but she always had a dog or cat around as a pet.When mom and dad married and I came along, There were always a few animals around. We lived on the outskirts of town in Florida.We had a cat indoors, a dog outdoors, chickens in the pens and rabbits in their wooden hutches.

My family has always treated animals with care: they were fell fed, housed adequately, had vet care when necessary.

Pet industry blossoms

With the exception of farm animals, the care of dogs and cats as very special creatures has blossomed into a several million dollar industry. Our dogs and cats have become substitutes for therapists.They go everywhere with us, they sleep with us, and on and on. 

I confess that my own two cats are pampered beyond belief, and I don’t care who knows it. They are about 14 years old now and still going strong. But I find that while people have pets, they still don’tknow how to care for them. They don’t know how   to read their pet’s actions; and they don’t always know when their pet is sick.

My purpose

Pet owners have graduated into Pet Parents and ultimately need more information. This is where I come into the picture. I want to give pet owners the very best information on products and toys that I can find, so that they can give their pets the best care possible.

For many older people, their pets are their only companions and they need good information on how to keep their fur babies healthy and happy.

The purpose of my website is to promote the general welfare of pets in a loving home environment; and to help Pet Parents understand their furry buddies– what makes them tick and how they communicate with us.

Please stop by—often.

Barbara Leist

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