Pet Corner

Encouraging children to become responsible pet owners by making them smile

Encouraging children to become responsible pet owners by making them smile

Guest post by Susan Day Looking after a family pet teaches children to be responsible and caring. Studies have shown that children who are taught to care for animals grow to be more active and conscientious members of their local community. I created the Astro’s Adventures series partly to highlight the plight of many pets(…)

Choosing A Child’s First Pet – Some Words Of Wisdom

Choosing A Child’s First Pet – Some Words Of Wisdom

A first pet can be an extremely exciting milestone for your child, and can be the source of fantastic, lifelong memories that your child will hold onto and cherish. Of course, left to the kids, the decision would be easy – a komodo dragon, tiger or polar bear would all be prime contenders. Of course,(…)

Oh, Marlin!

Oh, Marlin!

In July, we adopted a dog from the Humane Society.  He’s a wonderful dog, for the most part.  He has his days, and we have coined these, “Oh, Marlin!” days. This week we had another Oh, Marlin! day, and I shared it on Facebook.  It makes for a fun conversation, so I decided to publish(…)