Tag Archives: young adult

Why Kids Relate To Animal Stories? (EXPERT)

Animal stories appear in a variety of forms, styles and genres. However, most include one or more animals as the focus of the story. Some may involve pets of human children. The child may be the hero (like Old Yeller) but the pet is the crucial player in the drama.   Why do animal storiesRead more …

Scientific Info on Animal/Human Communication

Jun 3, 2015 | Posted by in Benefits of pet ownership, Stories | 0

This is an essay written by a scientific friend  to explain animal communication. What do you think?  Please leave a comment. We, humans have vocalizations or speech as well as writing.   We can think and remember things in the past, present, and future. To elaborate on this, two types of memory that we haveRead more …

Is It Time To Euthanize Our Pet? How Do I Tell The Family?

This answer was provided by Karen Tiede to a question of a young adult on Quara.  I found the answer so fullfilling that I asked permission to quote it here. This particular question and others are often asked of me on my radio show on the Human/Animal Connection. Please join us at www.blogtalkradio.com/auntieartichoke   First,Read more …

German Shepherd & Student–How They Communicate

May 10, 2015 | Posted by in Benefits of pet ownership, Stories | 0

I’m a dog person, not just because of the protection that they have to offer but because of their loyalty, love and affection. I have a German shepherd and I call him Willy. He’s my best friend that I have ever had. Not only he listens to my problems and grievances but also offers counsellingRead more …

Can Pets Detect Cancer and Other Illness?

This blog post was submitted by Becca Poliquim, a student at Carroll College in Helena, Montana Becca will be working as an publishing intern at Artichoke Press LLC this summer. “There is a story in the lore of my family about my aunt, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer when she was nineteen. As aRead more …

Young Adults Remember Past Pets

Growing up; we were always surrounded by feline pets, cats of all shapes, sizes, colors, and personalities. There was one particular “Kitty,” who I adored as much as she adored me. They say a “rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Well this “Kitty,” was like no other, she would patiently wait forRead more …

Anthrozoology Majors Use Dogs For Stress Relief (EXPERT)

Apr 26, 2015 | Posted by in Benefits of pet ownership, Stories | 0

For the average college student, final exams entail a week of complete stress overload and possibly an emotional breakdown to some degree. This is certainly true of my campus, but crafty students discovered a way to brighten everyone’s spirits as we give our best efforts in the classroom. This relief comes in the form ofRead more …

Calico Cat & Connection To Cancer Survivor

This story about the animal/human connection was submitted by  Rebecca Poliquin and a Communications major at Carroll College. There is a story in the lore of my family about my aunt, who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer when she was nineteen. As a normally witty and charming girl, the absolute loneliness of her treatments sent herRead more …

Golden Retriever Dogs and Children

Mar 25, 2015 | Posted by in For Children, New Pets, Stories | 0

Should You Buy a Golden? Beautiful Golden Retrievers have quickly become one of the most popular dogs in America. Although the breed was originally bred for hunting, they show such versatility that they are often used in search and rescue and as Seeing-Eye dogs.   But, in recent years, they have come to be theRead more …

Death of a Child’s Pet

Jan 2, 2011 | Posted by in For Children | 0

Is the Ability To Teach A Child About Death In A Way That Will Give Them Life-Long Resilience And Understanding Worth $19.99 To You? Children who have been exposed to the concept of death as part of the life cycle are not as afraid as those whose families never spoke of it. Death and dyingRead more …