humanity

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

Jennifer Cyperta year ago
Perspective of the Imaginary
Neil would come home from school and I would be waiting for him. As soon as he saw me, his face lit up. A smile so big and bright it filled the room and also my heart. He said, "There you are! Right w...
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...
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 clarka year 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 Perrya year 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 ja year 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 Nicka year 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 Maea year 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 vasha year 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 Reida year 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 Edwardsa year 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 Ludasa year 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 Dagger2 years 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...
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 Newcombe2 years 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...
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...
margaret c2 years 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...
Rich Monetti2 years ago
Cats In the Cradle Means a Man In the House
As a young child, the cats in the cradle in my house were a couple of pet rabbits. That was simply the best I was going to do. A dog was clearly out and my mother was allergic to cats (which all moms ...