Welcome, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to “paws”…and connect. I am so glad you’re here for some animal therapy. Let me tell you about this site and about me, Jennifer Worrell, the Head Paws-and-Connector.
Let’s start with the site itself. While you’re visiting, you’ll find stories and inspiration about the connections we have with our animals. You will also get ideas for pet-related crafts and DIYs. Additionally, I’ll share tips to make life with our beloved critters easier and more comfortable for all. Don’t forget the freebies and products this Head Paws-and-Connector will be sending your way as well. I can’t wait to get started!
But first, why this blog? Why do this? Let me give you a bit of back story.
From babyhood, my mom and dad both told me that I loved anything with four legs and a tail. We had two neurotic cats and a border collie that resented my presence to the point that they had to be medicated when I burst onto the family scene. Due to the new baby human, the animals, not the people, needed the pet therapy.
These animals growled, hissed, and ran from me when I started walking. I refused to give up my incessant chasing and attempts to hug our reluctant pets. Finally, our critters got used to me. Our dog became my biggest protector, and the cats finally warmed up. I loved them from the bottom of my heart.
When close family friends brought their St. Bernard dogs for us to pet sit, I fell even more in love with animals. These patient dogs would sit for hours while I pretended they were patients in my vet office. One of them did eat my toy thermometer, but other than that, they behaved like superb, unconditionally loving, patients.
As I got older and had dogs, cats, and horses of my own, I learned about responsibility, unconditional love, dog training, slobber, and sanity. My animals also taught me to deal with heartbreak and to know when to let go.
When I grew up and became an educator, I quickly realized the powerful impact of class pets and therapy animals on kids who struggled academically and emotionally. Critters have infinite power to heal.
Those life lessons proved invaluable to me, and my own animals still provide me with daily pet therapy. Together, we’ve survived health crises, miscarriage, and general everyday challenges.
Through this blog, I will share those stories, hear yours, and spread some general inspiration and puppy love.Check out the Paws and Connect blog for inspirational stories about the unconditional love we share with our pets. Click To Tweet
I also want to share a special freebie with you! My 8 ½ by 11 inch pet planner and record-keeping pages will help you keep track of medication, vaccinations, and vet visits. You’ll also get a page for your pet sitters to streamline directions you need to leave for them. Click this link to join the blog and grab this awesome freebie! I’ll share more new content, freebies, and offers with you through email a few times per month.
So join the blog, like the Facebook page for additional posts and content, follow on Instagram for daily pet-spiration, and check me out on Pinterest for some more fun ideas. As your head Paws-and-Connector, I can’t wait to share our mutual love of fur and scale babies with you! Let’s get started!