Little Ozzy

by Raquel

My name is Raquel and this is our dog, Ozzy. He is a Yorkshire Terrier. We got him when he was 10 weeks old and now he is five months. Both his dad and brother live on our block. Before we got Ozzy we had a fish, hamster and a few frogs. When we heard that Ozzy’s mom had puppies, we asked if we could go see them. We weren’t expecting to buy one. Continue reading

Pet Talk

by Amanda, Age 12

My cat is a brown spotted tabby that loves to snuggle, eat, sleep and be petted. Her name is Princess Jasmine, but we call her ‘Jazzy’ for short. She is 14 years old. She is older then me, but I still love her!

Have you ever wanted a pet? Cat, dog or even a horse? I’ll tell you a bit about animal lifestyles and needs. Continue reading

My Close Friend

210916Hi, my name is Brenna and this is a photo of me and my dog Sadie. She is part Lab and part Australian Shepherd. She is about 9 years old. I help take care of Sadie by filling her food and water bowls, playing with her outside and sometimes walking her around the block. I like to play tug-of-war with her, take photos of her, run around, and just cuddle with her. I like how she can sense when I need friend or someone to talk to or just have a nice silent companion. Plus, I like having a friend to play with outside when no one else can. Continue reading

Riding Blue

genevieveMy name is Genevieve and I’m 10 years old. My dream animal is a horse. I have a friend that I go riding out on trails with. I ride an Appaloosa Draft Horse named Blue, because he has blue eyes. When he’s having a lot of fun he will buck a little. I am not a professional rider, but I can ride western and bareback. My friend rides a Quarter Horse Paint named Brandi.

When we are going for a ride, we first brush the horses and then saddle them up. We make sure the girth is tight enough and that we have the chin strap on. Then we clean their feet, being very careful not to cut out their frog. Then we stretch them by grabbing their hooves and pulling them forward. We get our friend to give us a foot-up on our horses. We get them ready for their big ride by trotting around in the corral to warm them up. Then we go trail-riding. Continue reading

Dusk, Shadow & Shade

degus“My name is Corina. I’m 10 years old and these are my degus! Their names are Dusk, Shadow and Shade. I got them a couple of months ago. I have been looking for a long time for the pet that is right for me. When I first saw the degus, I fell in love with them! I put them in a big cage that my dad made for them.

Degus are very social animals. That is why if you are thinking of getting one, you should get a few of them because they like to be with other degus. They are very playful and curious.

My degus all have different personalities. Dusk is calm. Shadow is calm at times and hyper at other times. Shade is hyper ALL the time. Continue reading