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Meet the Pet Blogger- Marta from Bites and Tales

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.

Ilyich

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/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ahuskylife?ref=tn_tnmn

Blog Paws: http://community.blogpaws.com/profile/bitesandtales

Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/AHuskyLife/

Vasco

 

Thank you Marta for being interviewed!

 

 

5 comments to Meet the Pet Blogger- Marta from Bites and Tales

  • I love this feature Dawn, I like ‘meeting’ other bloggers and enjoy adding new blogs to my reading.

    Marta, do you find it difficult traveling with an animal with special needs?

  • Thank you for inviting me to be part of this fabulous feature, Dawn!

  • Hi Jodi, Good question…at first I was scared to drive with Rocco across town and end up too far from our vet ;-) But as time went on and I learned more about his condition, I realized that the key is planning. We have a small travel bag with all his medication and first aid necessities. We bring his food and stick to the feeding routine and we always have his bed with us. The fact that he loves to travel, makes it easier, because it’s not stressful for him. We do have to watch that he doesn’t get overtired or overstimulated. We also make sure to map out the vets (including their operating hours) along our way. I was actually planning on writing on this subject and I think it would be helpful to others with special needs pets.

  • What gorgeous pets!

    urban hounds

  • Nice to meet Marta – great interview~and thanks to Marta for adopting a special needs animal!

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