My Top Twenty: Animals

I love animals! I believe they are precious gifts from God, and they deserve to be treated better than how some people treat them. Animals are a blessing, and without them our world would never be the same. Here are my top 20 favorite animals.

  1. Dog
  2. Wolf
  3. Fox
  4. Coyote
  5. Ok, anything in the wild dog family!
  6. Horse
  7. Chimps
  8. Dolphin
  9. Whale
  10. Fish
  11. Zebra 
  12. Elk
  13. Deer
  14. Mountain goat
  15. Big horn sheep
  16. Sheep
  17. Cows
  18. Giraffe
  19. Penguin
  20. pigs

This list could probably go on forever!!!

New Site!

If you are interested in dogs, please check out my new blog One For The Dogs. I will be posting a bunch of useful information regarding all things dog! Enjoy!

Star (now adopted and renamed Roxie), one of the puppies, playing with her tennis ball.

Star playing with her tennis ball.

Day 7: Something Funny

 Laughter is considered to be a “good medicine”, and there are even claims that laughter makes you live longer. Here are some funny pictures of Jasper, a very crazy pit bull.

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 Also, here is an interesting article about laughter from Counseling College’s blog:

Some facts on laughter

1. Laughter is universal. It occurs in every culture across the world.2. Laughter is an unconscious behavior. When we try to make ourselves laugh it sounds unnatural and fake. We just can’t force ourselves to laugh on command.3. We may smile or giggle briefly on our own but, as a general principle, laughing is something we do with others. In fact, research indicates that we laugh 30 times more with others than alone.4. Laughter is contagious. As soon as babies can smile and laugh, they copy the smiling and laughter of others. That trait continues throughout our lives.

5. Laughter is not actually about humor. It has more to do with social bonding. It is estimated that only 20% of laughter is due to hearing something funny.

6. We typically laugh at the end of a sentence rather than part way through.

7. Humans are not the only animals to laugh. There are even videos of rats laughing in response to being tickled.

8. In groups, the person who is speaking typically laughs twice as often those who are listening.

9. Women laugh twice as often as men.

10. Laughter is related to social status. The higher your position in a group, the less often you laugh.

My Perfect Job

My idea of a perfect job would be a job that required working with animals. A job such as an animal trainer, a Veterinary/Veterinary Technician, Animal Control Officer, and even owning and running a no-kill shelter would fall under the category of my dream job. I love working with animals, dogs and horses in particular, and I hope to have a career where I can help them in as many ways as I can.

I am planning on going to college to earn a degree in one or several of the careers listed above. My dream job is becoming a Veterinary and owning my own clinic and dog rescue with an ice cream parlor on the side. I hope I am able to fulfill my dream of becoming a Vet, but I am also debating with myself about becoming an animal control officer.

A Dog’s Life: The Autobiography of a Stray

One book that I especially enjoyed reading was A Dog’s Life: The Autobiography of a Stray by Ann M. Martin. Although it is classified as children’s chapter book, I thought this was a heartwarming story of what probably would happen to many stray dogs. This book was an interesting tale of a stray dog named Squirrel; it told Squirrel’s life story, where she was born, what happened to her brother and mother, and what types of animals she encountered as a stray. I loved reading this book not only because I adore animals (especially dogs!), but because it had several sad chapters, but in the end, everything turned around for Squirrel and she lived the remainder of her life at a loving home. If you ever get the chance to read this book, I highly recommend it.