Animals have been a precious source of companionship all my life. Aside from my paternal grandparents, no one has displayed such unconditional love such as they have.
In turn, I have learned about responsibility and respect for the web of life.
It all began with two small dachshunds and went on to encompass gerbils, mice, reptiles, birds, and kittens.
I once raised two turkeys, named X-mas and New Year’s, that followed me around like their momma hen before I plucked and served them forth! (But that’s another blog about love and our relationship with food.)
As a pigeon fancier, I bred tumblers that fell and racers who flew hundreds of miles to come home.
I “kept” hundreds of chickens, some exotic breeds that came away with blue ribbons.
My friend Mary, no spring chicken herself, recently retrieved a Labrador puppy, and I had to ask her, “what is the best way to incorporate a beloved pet into our quest to help the planet?”
She offered up a few things to consider when choosing an eco-friendly pet.Continue reading “My Little Pet and The Race to Save the planet￼”