Why do dogs and cats get all the love? Well… they deserve it, but so do the #SmallInShow contenders, as Rainn Wilson says. “Small pets are truly overlooked. Everyone goes straight to dogs and cats. But Kaytee is out to show that these little creatures have big personalities and are just as worthy to be part of your family. That’s something that was easy to get behind,” said Rainn Wilson.
No, I’m not compensated to share this. It just tickled me, and we all need some giggles these days. Back in the day, I loved my hamsters Whiskers, Snowball, and Cinnamon, and the first pet article I ever sold (for real live dollar$$$) detailed the story of my rescue parrot, Venus, a spectacle Amazon. Pocket pets deserve the love, too.
Besides, I miss attending Westminster, and certainly understand where Rainn comes from in his disappointment. Enjoy this fun MOCK-umentary from Kaytee. The company is launching its inaugural #SmallinShow Award Show, inviting pet parents of hamsters, bunnies, mice, birds and other small companions to share images and stories of their mini heroes across social media. The #SmallinShow Award Show will culminate with the crowning of three winners who will each receive a one-year supply of Kaytee products…. Learn more here.
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Aw, Amy, I’d sure love to hear about your rescue parrot Venus! A while back I obtained a young guinea pig from a friend. I knew nothing about them but I figured I could learn. He was great with my cats. In fact, he pretty much. Put them in their places. My young, retired feral cat, Tempest, was overly curious about this little critter and tried to follow him everywhere. But when he did Jet would turn around and chase Tempest. They were quite a pair. I loved getting veggies out of the frig for Jet because he’d start his cute little squeaking until I gave some to him. He was just adorable and I miss him so much.
Hi Andrea, I should write up a blog about Venus, and see if I can find that long-ago article I wrote for Bird Talk magazine. She came into our vet clinic, with the owners wanting to sell her, but she was so, so sick. Eventually, we took her and rehabilitated her. When we moved from Tennessee to Texas, fearing the move might be too much for her, I left her with a “bird lady” who had several dozen small parrots and an aviary where Venus could fly and enjoy life. I learned a lot about parrots over those several years. I’m glad you had a great experience with your guinea pig. They’re special critters.