Lesson 4 Assignment 3: Introduction

Do you own a pet?  If so, tell us about your pet.  If not, why not?
I have two pets, a cat and a dog. I’ve had my cat Max for 12 years and my dog Rocco for 5 years. Max is an orange tabby cat and Rocco is an australian shepherd. When I was younger, I asked for a kitten for Christmas. My parents gave my a stuffed animal cat and told me that was the best they could do. When I was done opening my presents, my Mom told me to go into the basement to get something for her. When I opened the door, a little orange kitten (Max) was sitting there in a box. I was so happy. He is an awesome cat and loves attention. My parents got Rocco when I was in 8th grade. We had no idea that they were getting a puppy. When they came home with Rocco, they rang the doorbell and put him on the front step. My siblings and I were so excited. I absolutely love animals.

What restrictions do you have on your diet?  What kinds of animals do you eat, and what kinds of animals would you NEVER consider eating? Why not?
I don’t have many restrictions on my diet when it comes to meat. The only thing I don’t eat very often is beef. I only eat steak and hamburgers once in a while. I eat chicken and turkey the most. I also like some seafood like light fish, shrimp, lobster, and crab. Meats that I would never consider eating are deer, veal, or any other uncommon meats. It’s crazy to think about the kinds of meats and foods people in other countries eat. I would never eat anything besides the usual chicken, turkey, pork and beef.

What are some other relationships you have to animals around you?
I don’t really have any relationships to animals besides the pets I have. At some point in my life I want to volunteer at an animal shelter. My favorite animal besides cats and dogs are dolphins. I’ve loved them ever since I was little. One year as a Christmas present, my grandpa brought me to Discovery Cove to go swimming with dolphins. If I could be a dolphin trainer, I would in a heartbeat. Now that I am older, I don’t really agree with places like Discovery Cove because the dolphins there have to swim with people all day. I don’t believe that is a good way for them to live. If I was to get a job working with dolphins, I would go to an aquarium. Last year I went to Florida to visit my grandparents and we went to the Clearwater Aquarium where the dolphin Winter lives from the movie DolphinTale. The story of Winter is amazing. I could have sat at the aquarium all day and watched the dolphins.

Considering your answers to above three questions, what  do they say about you as a person? How would you formulate your moral viewpoint towards other creatures in a sentence or two?
I believe I’m a very caring person and I love animals. I don’t know how anyone could ever abuse or hurt an animal. I’ve always cared about animals and I always will.

MULTI-MEDIA:  Include a picture that shows or represents your pet or your views on animal rights.  Discuss briefly why you selected it.




I chose these picture because they are picture of my two pets Max and Rocco. They are two really amazing animals.


6 thoughts on “Lesson 4 Assignment 3: Introduction

  1. I loved your post! You can tell that you are animal lover by the way that you speak about them! When I went swimming with the dolphins for the first time it was in Grand Cayman. I have to say that it was the most amazing experience I have ever had! They are so gentle and beautiful. The trainer told us that a dolphin can tell whether a person or not is pregnant by the sound waves in the water! Isn’t that amazing!!

  2. I love your photos of your animals and your story of your mom giving you the kitten as a little girl; that’s a memory you’ll never forget! That’s amazing that you got to meet Winter; when I saw that movie, it was a definite tear-jerker and really spoke to you of the workers’ compassion and hard work dedicated to that dolphin…we need to hear more stories like THAT on the news. =)

  3. Your puppy is so cute, I love his eyes! I agree with you about places like Discovery Cove but disagree with aquariums. They are much like zoos in my opinion and are forcing animals to live in confined spaces when they are meant to live in the wild and be free. But on the same token, if an animal is injured and the zoo/aquarium helps nurse them back to health, they can’t be that bad!

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