Pet Shaming

Pet Shaming

Sorry for vanishing for a while.

Anyways, today I found this picture of a puppy called Rocky, in a bizarre internet trend called Pet Shaming – which has existed for a couple of years now.

When I think about it, it really is a funny trend, I don’t think my dogs would sit still long enough for me to take the photo, although we did one with the guinea pigs once!

I like to think our pets are these little personalities, mine especially (my dog chewed through my front door – a PVC front door, and the other ran into a brick wall chasing a ball) but I don’t think I’d have it in my heart to shame my pets on the net!

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Friday’s Sea Eagle

Beautiful proud birds 🙂

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Stellar’s Sea Eagle (by Harry Eggens)

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Animated Animal Haiku – Funny moments, Edition!

What a cutie, and what a nice Haiku – I love Haikus, only poetry I really like!

Anguished Repose

Sleeping is for babies
Don’t want to miss a moment
Playing with my nose

Fun!!!

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Fashion

PUUUUUUUUUGGGG! My day just got a little bit brighter 😀

Puggy Hugs

Lucy’s new kicks!

New Kicks

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The Fabulous Piggie Pair – Vinnie Pig

The Fabulous Piggie Pair - Vinnie Pig

I bought my boyfriend a pair of guinea pigs to help him through a rough time he was having after he dropped out of university. I myself have a mental condition where I cycle in and out of depression, and unfortunately, mine is going to be around for a long while. I wanted to stop him feeling the same.

So we got two boar guinea pigs who were raised together from birth, so don’t fight and sent enough money aside to have them neutered should they become a bit more aggressive in adult hood. They were three months old when we got them, now they are six months.

Now for my piggie, the beautiful little Vinnie, as he sat out in the sun on my lap one day. I love my piggie, he’s so proud and pretty, and definitely smarter than Ninja – letting him test new food to check it’s safe to eat.

These two have changed our lives, and we’ll do everything to ensure they have a happy life, and live long.

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The Fabulous Piggie Pair – Ninja

The Fabulous Piggie Pair - Ninja

In his brain, right now: It’s MIIIIINE

I bought my boyfriend a pair of guinea pigs to help him through a rough time he was having after he dropped out of university. I myself have a mental condition where I cycle in and out of depression, and unfortunately, mine is going to be around for a long while. I wanted to stop him feeling the same.

So we got two boar guinea pigs who were raised together from birth, so don’t fight and sent enough money aside to have them neutered should they become a bit more aggressive in adult hood. They were three months old when we got them, now they are six months.

Ninja here is simply naughty. He loves to be tickled, loves to steal food from our plates and adores tomatoes – which is what he’s nibbling in the picture. He later got all the seeds slathered under his chin and ran around the bed like a maniac to avoid getting his chin cleaned.

He’s curious too, he attacks my camera and is always first to the food dish when something new is sticking out of them. And trust me, this little guy is at his happiest when he’s scoffing the hay, nuggets, veggies and oats he gets everyday.

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My Experience with Pets at Home – The Interview

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Ok, so I neglected putting my experience on here in case it was seen by the employees at the store I went for the interview at, but since I was rejected this afternoon and I’ve been furious about the interview since I walked in on Sunday, now is time to vent.

Ok, so I got to the interview about half an hour early, a friendly staff member was chatting with me, and showing me around the store, when a manager turned up. Now, a point to make: I have previously worked for the RSPCA, I work in an animal genetics laboratory and I study BSc (Hons) Zoo Biology at Nottingham Trent University – so I know a bit about animal care.

These were the first words the female assistant manager said to me: “We feel experience in animal care is a disadvantage, we are a business first, so don’t care about the animals or their care.”

I WAS FUMING – so much for pets come first.

The Interview

Ok the interview was split into three tasks:

  • Task 1: A discussion with another interviewee and presentation of information about the other person to the group.
  • Task 2: Designing a fish tank in a group of 4/5 and presenting it to the group
  • Task 3: A 1-on-1 interview with a member of staff

Task 1

I was paired up with a 17 year old lad (I’m 2 years his senior) from Hucknall, about 5 miles from where I hail from and we sat chatting in front of the fish tanks. It was a casual conversation – I learned he had a pair of horses, he wanted to do blacksmith training to fit horeshoes and he thought I was a weird crazy reptile lady because I used to own seven corn snakes, a Burmese python and regularly took care of a chameleon. Suddenly a staff member was stood over us, and we both felt very small and incredibly nervous.

Task 2

I was paired up with a boy called Joey, who I had an interview with 2 weeks ago (and am still surprised he didn’t get that job) and 2 girls both called Amy. We decided on a central theme, or at least, I thought I had, then all of a sudden the theme was changing every few seconds and I was more than confused. Hence why my part of the presentation (I got handed the boring bits) was the only bit that made any sense.

Task 3

It would be just my luck I would get the assistant manager for the interviewer, she harped on about her role and stuff for about 5 of the allotted 10 minutes before asking me questions. I’m sat there thinking “Maybe they’ll want to know what I can bring to the store, or where I see myself in a few years” Hahahahaha Nope. “Can you detail your availability?” – that was it, before she moved on to questions I could ask her.

Question 1: Can you do overtime and do you accommodate hours for students? – simple answer – yes

Question 2: You have the right to refuse sales, on what ground are we allowed to refuse sales? (I’ve always wanted to know the reasons) here’s quote what she said:

“Only one reason, inadequate housing”

Ok so the animal could be sold with no food or enrichment or even any company, and that’s cool? What shit. And without being disrespectful there is no cage in that store suitable for keeping an indoor rabbit.

I am so glad I didn’t get the job here. I know all pet shops are businesses, but this one is especially tacky and especially wrong. Good luck to whoever got the job, I think my research work would do me far better in the future anyways.

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