humanity

Isn't it ironic that the very best of humanity is seen through the love and empathy we show to our pets?

Samantha Bentleya month ago
Things All Dog Owners Do...
I love my dogs more than I love most humans. I love most dogs more than I even like most humans. I choose my dogs' happiness, a lot of the time, over my own pleasure, contentment, comfort, money, or s...
Samantha Bentley2 months ago
Lesser Known Animal Saviours and Charities Worth Donating To
Whilst my passion and love for all animals means that choosing the charities for this piece was incredibly hard, I decided to go a little bit off the beaten path and not opt for obvious choices that a...
alexis clark2 months ago
Save the Animals
There is so much beauty on such a small planet within the universe. There is also so much that we are not educated on. This earth is the only known planet that is capable of inhabiting life. We, as a ...
Jenae Perry3 months ago
10 Reasons Why Pets Are Amazing
Bruce Cameron wrote, "When we adopt a dog or any pet, we know it is going to end with us having to say goodbye, but we still do it. And we do it for a very good reason: They bring so much joy and opti...
spooky j3 months ago
Blacklisted: The Tale of Animal Cruelty
When the topic of animal cruelty presents itself in conversation, what first comes to mind? Animal testing? Abuse? Endangerment? Though these things are considered valid forms of animal cruelty, the q...
Sick Nick3 months ago
Lost In A Fire
Preface: Our house burned down on February 20, 2016. Since that time, I have been almost completely unable to write anything of substance. Yes, it was stressful. Yes, it was emotional and had a huge i...
Jessa Mae3 months ago
Toronto Pig Save
Every day we are alive, we encounter many sets of rules. Normally, we do not even have to think about what we are supposed to do or not do because the answers come naturally to us. Doing the opposite ...
N Vash3 months ago
Finding Home
The car screeched to a stop. In the pale moonlight the cemetery cast an array of eerie shadows across the graves. As she got out of the car, she heard whispers of unspoken words and felt the presence ...
Samantha Reid3 months ago
Pets and Babies
Pets are strange sometimes. To many people, pets are their children. Some people dress them up. Some people carry them around with them wherever they go. Some people have endless photoshoots with thei...
Lemuel Edwards4 months ago
Adjusting to Life Without a Pet
I had never lived a day without a pet. Before I was born, my parents had already adopted a dog they named Jackson. Jackson was a beagle-basset hound mix. He was black with white splotches. From what I...
Mark Ludas5 months ago
Why, On an Abstract Level, I’m Against Pets
People like to criticize PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, because of how many animals they euthanize. These armchair critics would have us believe that PETA euthanizes them because t...
Tanisha Dagger5 months ago
A Pet's Life
Being a cat owner since I was born, I was brought up living with a variety of different breeds of cats. Although learning to love dogs, there is something special about having a companion. Even for yo...
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Jule Ferrazzani5 months ago
Pets Are Great
Pets are overall great creatures. Whether you have a dog, a cat, or a hamster. Only thing is that you can’t cuddle with a hamster. Pets have their own way of being amazing. Some even have the same rea...
Rachel Newcombe6 months ago
The Friend Who Saw Me
The room was well lit but dark at the same time. Perhaps that is my memory creating tunnel vision. Because all I remember is seeing you. You shone whiter than all the others. You snuffled around on th...
Rachel Dresden6 months ago
The Cat and His Man
Once upon a time, not too long ago, I used to take my daughter to weekend matinees. Always the weekend, and on the busiest days of the shopping week, when downtown was mental busy with human traffic a...
My First Cat
I remember getting my first cat when I was about four or five years old. I don't remember where my mom got it, or if someone gave it to her, but I was happy to have a pet I could play with; we already...
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Kendyl Brooks7 months ago
Misadventures in Pet Ownership
Above, you'll find a beautiful picture, taken by yours truly, of the bane of my existence...some days. Let's start from the beginning. I grew up with a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Joey. He was a red an...
margaret c7 months ago
When You Say Goodbye
Why can’t you keep him forever? Why do you only have him for just an inkling of your own lifetime? It’s not fair. You have found that perfect little four-legged, furry creature that has stolen your he...