Barbara - Brooklyn Pet Mom

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Location Brooklyn, New York, United States
Introduction Originally a proud pet parent of one cat and one dog, hence the blog title, 8 Paws and 2 Tails. Buddy my stray Main Coon/Tabby was close to 16 years old when I began blogging, Annie my beagle mix rescue was 8. Buddy is gone (renal failure) and Annie, a three-time cancer survivor, is now 15 years old with 2 new brothers and a sister. Our furry family has grown to include Orphée, our FIV+ long-haired Tabby, Mr. Handsome, a short-haired Tiger with an enlarged heart and a murmur, and Belle, a long-haired diluted calico we rescued from the streets. This blog’s purpose is twofold: to document the care of animals with medical issues in the hope that our experiences will help other pet parents in caring for their four-legged, tail-wagging family members and to make people aware of the plight of feral and abandoned cats and how we can make life easier for them.
Interests Designing jewelry, baking, cooking, reading a good book, listening to music, seeing a good play, gardening, spending time with family and friends, taking care of my furry family members.
Favorite Movies Classic horror movies, classic Sci Fi.
Favorite Music Bowie, Stewart, Zappa and then some. I love Doo Wop, sixties, seventies and eighties music. I like Katy Perry and Gaga. Hip Hop, Classical, baroque, Chant and all types of jazz. My musical tastes are all over the page.
Favorite Books The Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook from the Bubba Rose Dog Biscuit Company, Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats, Food Pets Die For and Protect Your Pets: More Shocking Facts both by Ann N. Martin, The Whole Pet Diet: Eight Weeks to Great Health for Dogs and Cats by Andi Brown, For The Love of a Dog by Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D., It's Me or the Dog by Victoria Stilwell, A Dog's Life: The Autobiography of a Stray by Ann M. Martin (not to be confused with Ann N. Martin), all the Catwings books by ursula K. Le Guin, Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew