Author: Tom - Chief Animal Nut

My family and I have been guardians for many pets over the years. We currently have two Boston terriers, and a tortoise named Octavia. Our dapple dachshund recently went over the rainbow bridge at age 17. Many years ago we owned an American Eskimo who lived to 18 years old. I grew up with animals. As a kid, I spent my summers camping, fishing, and helping with the Holstein cows on a dairy farm. Childhood included multiple aquarium tanks that held anything that moved or hopped around our neighborhood and even helped hatch and raise praying mantids. As an adult, I have enjoyed a prolific and healthy array of freshwater fish in some cool aquarium setups, a ferret, an American Eskimo dog, and even two rabbits that our daughter showed at the stock show. We are not veterinarians or experts when it comes to animals, but we are eager learners. This site is a collection of information, experience, and recommendations from more qualified folks as we continue to learn and share more about the pets we encounter.