Ark Lady’s Must Read Animal Blog List (1)

Unlike most bloggers, I don’t have a blogroll.

However that doesn’t mean I don’t read a ton of blogs–because I do.

Most of them I read via RSS. I comment on a few, lurk on most.

Because time is at a premium, I actually subscribe to blogs that I am interested in and view them without having to go out on the net.

Honestly, I am afraid to try and count how many I subscribe to…but only a few make the cut for every day reading.

But recently I was asked what my favorite must read blogs were and so I thought I would begin a resource list and also post a few of my new finds that you might find interesting and useful.

The problem with the Internet is that people looking for quality content don’t always know how to identify it. So this list should help.

Regular Reads

One of my favorites is Pet Connection. A team of bloggers share their voices and opinions on pet related topics and many are professional writers.

If you want to locate strong viewpoints on pet related issues–and get a glimpse into the lives of these talented professionals–make sure you stop by if you haven’t already.

I guess it is no accident that another favorite is the BFF of Pet Connection–Dolittler.

Dr Patty’s voice is unique and although she blogs a lot about veterinary medicine, she also ventures into issues that arise in the pet industry.

Now by default I am a mammal gal–even though I have worked with all types of animals.

So, I recently decided I needed to take up a new hobby that would interest me but not be too similar to work–my choice?


So my favorite blogs to get me going on this new hobby are Bird Chick (who also is into bee keeping with a disapproving bunny watching over her) and 10,000 Birds.

Nature’s Best Photography is a feast for the eyes along with contest news and student postings.

Bug Girl is educational and entertaining for those interested in entomology…be sure to read how to make Bug Girl crazy. *snicker*

Women in Science is full of short summaries of interesting scientists who also happen to be women.

I bet you have a few favorites–let me know in the comments!

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  1. Wow! Thanks for including me! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for being out there sharing the beauty of bugs…and for stopping by!

  3. Help!! I have been tapped to speak at a memorial service (yes, in a church) for a Yellow Lab Seeing Eye Dog, who passed away recently. His “dad” is completely devasted – the death was premature and unexpected.

    I think there will be many other Guide Dog users there, including my husband and our Leader Dog, Belle, as well as colleagues from our work and members of the church.

    Does any one have any suggestions? Any poems, prayers, Bible verses, stories about guide dogs, words of wisdom?

    All suggestions gratefully received.


  4. Hi Jean, please feel free to pull excerpts from my book, Blessing of the Animals Blessing of the Animals: A Guide to Prayers & Ceremonies Celebrating Pets & Other Creatureswhere you will find entire memorial services as well as prayers and blessings.

    If you check into the blog at the website you’ll find links to different resources as well.

    Hope to see you again and thanks for dropping by.

  5. In response to Jean’s request:

    I really like David Harkins poem “She’s gone” – you can just change the “She” to “He” – Personally I think it is lovely and find it very comforting.

    Kind regards
    Gina McCulloch

    (Click on Gina’s name to see the poem online.)