A good dog lets nothing keep him down and Marta from A Husky’s Life shares just what her Siberian Husky can do living with epilepsy. Marta shares the happenings of Rocco and his 2 feline cohorts – Vasco and Ilyich along with product reviews, health information, travel adventures and more!
Meet Marta from Bites and Tales
Marta and Rocco
Please share a little bit about yourself and your pets.
My name is Marta and I am a professional cat sitter/nurse and soon to be registered small animal massage therapist. I share my life with 3 furry boys (and one, less furry, man) – two cats and a dog. They are three very unique personalities and come with quirks and peculiarities of their own. Vasco, my youngest cat, runs the show and bosses us around. The oldest, Ilyich, is a shy and bit neurotic Siamese cross. Rocco is a special-needs Siberian Husky, truly a girl’s best friend!
How did your love of animals start?
As a child, growing up on the outskirts of a large city, I was surrounded by dogs and cats (and cows and goats and sheep J). However, I do have to credit my grandfather for instilling in me the curiosity and love for animals. I was definitely one of those kids who preferred to spend time playing with and “training” her cats and dogs.
What made you decide to start a pet blog?
While working with animals, I come across a lot of very helpful information and some great stories, too. I felt like I needed an outlet. Also, after adopting Rocco, I realized that talking about my dog 24/7 might drive some people up the wall. So, I decided to start a blog and use it as an avenue to connect with people who love to read about animals and who want to look at an endless stream of cute pet pictures J After Rocco’s brush with death, the blog also serves me as a photo-diary where I can document the wonderful moments I spend with my gang.
How long have you been blogging?
For about 3 years. However, in the past year, I’ve been putting more effort into keeping my blog updated on a regular basis.
How would you describe your blog to a first time visitor?
Bites and Tales is a mixed bag of photos, videos, personal stories, tips, tricks and pet related information gathered through my work, research and/or experience.
If a reader could only read 1 post on your blog which post would you recommend?
That’s a though one! Considering I cover so many different topics…
My spouse and I love to go on road trips and Rocco has been an amazing companion. I think I would recommend the South Cariboo road trip post, if just for the amazing scenery! http://www.bitesandtales.ca/2011/12/14/south-cariboo/
What has been the best part and what has been the hardest part about blogging?
Best: meeting new people, making connections and being able to talk about my pets to my heart’s content!
Worst: writer’s block!
What have you learned from blogging?
That there are many kind and generous people out there, who are more than willing to open up to a complete stranger and provide them with encouragement and support.
The pet community is a very friendly and caring place.
What is 1 piece of advice you would give to a new pet blogger?
Keep at it and be active within the pet blogging community.
Where can readers find you online?
Bites and Tales: http://www.bitesandtales.ca/
Blog Paws: http://community.blogpaws.com/profile/bitesandtales
Thank you Marta for being interviewed!