This round of travel pics features cats, dogs, and a couple of guinea pigs. Some are strays and some are pets. I was taking a little ferry across Lake Titicaca from the Peru side to the Bolivia side, and a local lady had this adorable little kitten. Lake Titicaca is supposedly the highest navigable lake… Continue reading Critters of My Travels: Cats & Dogs
I'll be doing a few year in review posts this week, and I'm starting off with what's happened in my own little bubble (not in the social distancing sense). While COVID was massive, it didn't have all that big an impact on my day to day life. I hadn't been well enough to work since… Continue reading 2020 Year in Review: Health & Life
Photo by author Guinea pigs have very good hearing. They're also very good at recognizing sounds that are associated with getting food. Most guinea pigs do a high-pitched wheek wheek noise to call for food. Mine don't wheek much because Peanut chews the cage bars, and everyone seems to consider that the most authoritative way… Continue reading Sounds My Guinea Pigs Associate with Food
My guinea pigs are all kinds of cute, and they pack a lot of personality into those little pea brains! Casper I adopted Casper from a shelter, where she ended up after being found in a parking lot. She was quite the scaredy pig initially; the first time I had a cuddle with her on… Continue reading Get to Know My Guinea Pigs Better
I find it fascinating the range of comfort levels people have with being alone. It's pretty much guaranteed that we will all need to spend at least some time in our own company, yet there are many, many ways in which people experience this. And while I know that for some people alone time is… Continue reading How Do You Feel About Your Own Company?
It's week 11 of the Working on Us mental health prompt series from Beckie of Beckie's Mental Mess. Please see Beckie's post for details on how to participate. This week's focus is on emotional support/therapy animals. Prompt #1 Questions: Do you own a pet for emotional support and/or service/therapy? I don't think I'd say I own… Continue reading Working On Us: Emotional Support Animals
I adore my guinea pigs, and seems like other people like them to, so here are some more guinea pig photos. Cookie the intellectual Oreo in her harness at the park. Guinea pigs can't be taken for a walk (trust me, I've tried), so the harness is more to make sure she doesn't get… Continue reading Gratuitous guinea pig post
My guinea pigs are my source of pet therapy, and they're so important to my mental health. Watching them play is an easy way to be mindful in the present moment. They're very interactive, so even though I live alone I never feel alone. When my depression is so bad I can barely get out… Continue reading Pet Therapy