MY FIRST CAT MORGANA

A few things were enough for me, it's true I always had my head full of thoughts and unless I wanted it personally it was impossible to take them off, but immersed in that immense stillness not even I could do anything about it, the night was dark and you could not even see the stars, then maybe i could say it was cloudy. There were two rusty lampposts that in front of me opaquely illuminated the road, they were the only source of light not to mention the few cars that sometimes passed. 
It was all so calm, no noise outside of me. In my ears I listened to music with earphones and it calmed my soul. But more important was my cat looking around as if everything she looked at was a wonderful new discovery. Every now and then he would come up to me and give me two licks, while others tried to sleep. But always close to me.
In short, the fact is that in that small balcony, in the most absolute quiet, it was me and my cat, who was called Morgana; and I can say with certainty that no one else had ever been able to speak to me with such magnificence. I finally felt at peace with myself.

IF WE WERE ANIMALS

Here, for this very reason I cry. Because animals don’t make false promises, false expectations, they don’t pretend like us humans. They don’t promise to always be there, they just are. You don’t have to explain to them why you cry, you don’t have to pretend to look great if you feel small, they love you as you are. They become more, they become protective brothers or loyal friends. They ask for nothing in return but your loyalty. Their eyes say: “I am there, but you stay.” And when the time comes to say goodbye it is impossible not to cry, not to suffer, not to think that they too have the same feelings you are experiencing. I do not cry an animal, I cry the loyalty that I have lost.
Create an app inspired by Pokemon in which, however, through your mobile that acts as a pokedex, you scan the animals using the phone’s camera and add them to your memory So like pokemon but based on animals and possibly also plants This could lead people to appreciate nature and animals more often. To go to the kennels and see the reality of how certain unfortunate dogs live. It would be a very nice thing in my opinion. Why does no one do it? Make a Tinder-like app with kennel dogs and fall in love with them that will surely give you more love than many empty and unaffective people.
Hedgehogs often come to eat in front of my house, they steal my cats’ kibble. They’re so cute. Sometimes they go to my garden and drive my dogs crazy because they don’t understand what animal it is. Hedgehogs are poisoned by various insecticides, one more reason to avoid toxic products in the garden; metaldehyde snails, for example, are particularly dangerous for these animals.
When did we humans begin to dig the furrow that separates us from the world that should be our own, namely the animal one? Because this we are, animals. When did we begin to cultivate the utter disharmony that is the new normal today?
I cried this morning. Thinking about how much this nature is now alien to us, thinking about all the evil we are capable of towards other living beings, thinking about the bottomless pit of our hypocrisy. Yes, this morning I too cried out of guilt because I am part of that infesting race that is destroying the planet and sowing death among its inhabitants, who in some animals see only food, amusement, objects to use. I cried because, even if I have been trying to do my part for some time now, it is still not enough. Man is also an animal, an evolved ape who has forgotten what it means to live in symbiosis with the surrounding environment. We have not eaten other animals for over a year now and this is a choice that makes us happy but also more aware. Unfortunately, it is not enough to alleviate the burden of a fault that is too great for us, which overwhelms us as a species and not as individuals. We act as if everything is due to us and we can’t even understand how absurd it is.
Hong Kong Zoo’s two giant pandas, Ying and Lee, arrived at their large enclosure in 2007. The vets had tried in every way to get them to mate but they never succeeded. Then came the coronavirus. The zoo was closed to the public. And it finally happened. Pandas in the silence of the world made love for the first time. When man stops and stops rebuilding the world at will, nature returns to design his life.
They tell you don't cry.

They tell you it's just a dog, not a person.

They tell you it will pass.

They tell you that animals don't know they have to die.

They tell you that the important thing is not to make them suffer.

They tell you you can have another one.

They tell you it's going to happen.

They tell you that there are more unbearable pains.

But they don't know how many times you've looked your dog in the eye.

They don't know how many times it was you and your dog that looked into the dark.

They don't know how many times your dog has been the only one who has been by your side.

They don't know that the only one who hasn't judged you is your dog.

They don't know how scared you were the night her moans woke you up.

They don't know how many times your dog has slept next to you.

They don't know how much you've changed since the dog became a part of your life.

They don't know how many times you hugged him when he was sick.

They don't know how many times you pretended not to see when her hair got whiter and whiter.

They don't know how many times you've talked to your dog, the only one who really listens to you.

They don't know how good you have been for your dog.

They don't know it was only your dog who knew you were in pain.

They don't know what feelings your dog made you feel.

They don't know what it's like to see your senior dog making an effort to come and say hello.

They don't know that when things went wrong, the only one who hasn't gone is your dog.

They don't know that your dog trusts you, in every moment of his life, even at the last moment.

They do not know how much your dog loved you, and what little he needed to be happy, because you were enough for him.

They don't know that crying for a dog is one of the noblest, most meaningful, true and cleanest things you can do.

They don't know about the last time you moved him with difficulty ... being careful not to hurt him.

They don't know what you felt when you caressed his face in the last moments of his life.

 

HAPPY PUPPIES

The most important thing for a puppy is socialization, that is, learning to relate to people, other animals and their environment. This includes car noises, crowds of people, children, parks, etc. The idea is to naturally expose him to everything that will be part of his adult life.
Dogs are very good at reading facial expressions and are more likely to react quickly to simple hand movements than to long complicated sentences, the meaning of which they can only guess through the tone of our voice. First think carefully about how you want to give your puppy basic commands such as "Sit!", "Let go!", "Let's go!" and what gesture can you combine to emphasize them. After that, keep these simple commands always using the same keywords and hand movements.
Your dog understands who the contact person in his "pack" is above all through clear commands and a perception of reliability. Excessive rigor or repressive education are not only unnecessary but on the contrary they would end up frightening your sensitive four-legged friend. After all, no one wants the dog to obey his commands out of fear, but rather to respect the rules of the game with joy. How can we encourage the pleasure of learning in the puppy?
Praise and rewards play an important role in motivating young dogs. In this sense, dogs are not very different from most people - they choose the path that promises them the greatest benefit. Reproaches and punishments demotivate: they have the effect of distracting the puppy from the desired path, ending up hindering the success of the educational process.
NEVER GIVE CHICKEN BONES BECAUSE SMALL PIECES CAN SOCK YOUR THROAT.

DO NOT GIVE CHOCOLATES, SWEETS, CHEESES.

DO NOT GIVE RAW FISH, CANDIES, CHEWING GUM, GARLIC, ONIONS.

NEVER DRINK ALCOHOL OR BEER OR CARBONATED DRINKS.

NEVER GIVE GRAPES OR SEEDED FRUITS.

DON'T GIVE NUTS, AVOCADO, EGGS.
NEVER GIVE YOUR DOG FOOD OR CAT FOOD.
If your puppy is not yet well trained does his "needs" on the sofa and you notice him only in the evening, when you want to go to sleep, scolding him at that point is useless. Instead, praise him if he can "hold on" until you let him out. Reward your young paw friend with a puppy snack (don't overdo it, please!), Or with affectionate words, caresses of tenderness, gestures that express praise or even with his favorite toy. Even small freedoms, such as letting him go for a few meters off the leash, allowing him to romp with other dogs or play ball together, are experienced by the dog as desirable goals and can therefore serve as a reward.
I recommend that you spend the first few days in close contact with your puppy and surround him with lots of love, instilling him with a sense of security and giving him your time. Talk to your dog often by his name so he can learn it quickly, pet him, play with him and give him some snacks he can eat from your hand: this way you create the necessary trust between you and make sure that the puppy feels at ease with you. This is the fundamental basis from which to start, to then reach together the other objectives that are part of the puppy's education path.

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