When I was a young girl, I used to sneak out of my bed to find my first husky puppy, Natasha, curl up next to her and go back to sleep. I believe my parents grew weary of moving me back to my bed (or as I grew into a young lady they couldn't move me back to my bed) because eventually Natasha had a crate in my bedroom. She loved her crate so I would still sleep with her, half in her crate and half on the floor. My second husky, Katrina, was
When I started reading pet blogs, I found a great deal of comfort because I learned that I was not alone in the bizarre things I had compromised in a life of loving my pets. Maybe what I have done for the love of my pets wasn't quite as crazy as I have been led to believe by the people who give me quizzical looks when I proclaim an inability to stay for dinner because I have to get home to the pets or those whose jaws drop the floor when I explain how much it costs for pet care if I go on vacation without the dogs. To me, sacrifice for my animals is just a normal part of loving them and I have found through pet blogging that way more people feel the same way than I had ever imagined.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting a neighbor, Katie, whose devotion to her dog Ginger, has helped relieve a little of the "you drove how far to take your dog to a special vet?" sting that has been my life of loving my pets. Katie has made a full time business around her devotion to her dog, Ginger. Allergies plagued Ginger so Katie started to bake healthy treats that Ginger could enjoy without fear of an allergic reaction. Ginger liked the treats so much that Katie thought other dogs might too. Now, Katie has made a career of baking and selling healthy dog treats, Ginger's Treats. Commitment to the health of her dog has even led Katie to almost completing the very long and difficult process of having Ginger's Treats certified USDA organic. I am proud to have such a devoted pet business as the new sponsor of our blog. Welcome to Katie and Ginger of Ginger's Treats!
"...the things we do for love.
And what kind of crazy looks/comments/gestures have you gotten from anyone who doesn't "get it?"