Anonymous asked: im trying to find a life with animals. I feel like i am going to HAVE to go to college to get a good career with them. Do you think thats true or have any suggestions on how I can get myself on an employment track with animals?
Volunteer. Apply to animal shelters, kennels, doggy day cares, boarding facilities, groomers…The only thing stopping you from a career with animals is yourself if you aren’t taking any steps towards it. I volunteer weekly at the Oregon Humane Society and work in a doggy day care. I started my experience at home with a few German Shepherd mixes of my own and was hired off that at first. It is, however, a lot easier to find a high paying job with a 2-4 year degree…but, with time I think you can find one without it. I also know people with bachelors degrees in biology that make less than 12 dollars an hour. So, even those dedicated to school with enough time and money to go can get the short end of the stick at times. I think you just have to do lots of work for free volunteering and be happy with a low paying job for a while if you choose not to go to school…I guess it would also depend on what kind of career you want with them and wage.
Anonymous asked: Are you vegan? If not how do you feel about the whole "can't love animals and eat them too"
I eat meat and care more about my dog, snakes and tarantula more than most things in life and revolve everything I do around them. I also understand that the meat I buy is not just another product placed on a shelf but was once a living, breathing thing. I think it’s more important to focus on where the meat is coming from and what the animal was eating than pretentious bullshit a lot of people put out there.