I have to confess…..I spend a lot of time on Facebook. I may even be a little bit addicted. I justify this by the fact that this is where I connect with pets and pet issues. Facebook is a great place for animal lovers and animal advocates to interact. I get a lot of inspiration and information on there. Let’s face it, social media is the wave of the future, and the future is here. There are still people who resist it, but I think anyone running a business, for profit or non-profit, can’t deny the benefits. I participate on a personal level, and I also have a page for my blog. My blog page is still a work in progress….I don’t have a lot of “likes” on it yet, still less than 45. But it grows slowly. It’s a place where I can share information without having to post on my blog every day.
I’d like to do a series on some of my favorite Facebook pages. Truly, if you saw my personal news feed, you would see some personal connections on there, but mostly you see a wide variety of pet pages on all different levels. Some are just for fun, others are adoption/rescue pages, lost dog pages, various animal advocate groups, and other pet blogs; as well as general pet information and product pages.
Today I am going to share two of the pet pages I follow just for fun. I can’t even imagine how many people out there have started a page for their pet. Most of the ones I follow also do some advocating for animals on their pages, as well as just sharing cute photos and stories about the pet(s) that are the star of the page.
Snarf is an adorable little Yorkie who writes about his life and love of animals. He hates BSL! Snarf has a brother Smokey, a parrot, and a large group of stuffed toys who are his “lambies”. Snarf shares funny stories about his mother and father, as well as Smokey (they don’t get along) and his lambies. He has a “morning show” where he does interviews with different characters in his life. Snarf makes me laugh every day. He has over 8,000 followers! Last week his page went inexplicably missing. The Facebook world was devastated (myself included). An old friend of mine from high school even sent me a message to see if I knew where he went! Snarf reappeared the next day, and we were all happy and relieved. Here is a sample of one of his posts:
“Good morning, I have a question from a fan. Snarf why won’t you come when your called? Oh I do if when I walk in a room mommy and my sister start clapping and say OMG it is Snarf we have missed you Snarf! Where have you been? I run and jump on mommy. It is just that mommy doesn’t always want to give me the adoration I deserve. I am star in this house and either do it right or I will ignore you.”
Each post has an adorable photo of Snarf. Sometimes I have to remind myself it is not really the dog talking! Snarf’s Mommy gives him a great voice, and she has a wonderful sense of humor.
Max & Lara are from the Netherlands. Max is a long haired Chihuahua and Lara is a Papillon. They have a big brother, Rocky, a rescue dog; two cats, and other animals. They also fight BSL and animal cruelty. They like to make new friends and share their lives and adventures. Max and Lara have over 1,500 followers. Lara recently declared herself queen of the Netherlands, as their current queen had stepped down. Here is a typical post from Lara:
“Hello my sweet page citizens, I am relaxing right now; being queen is a busy job; I had breakfast played in the garden with my servants went for walkies and ate the doormat! How was your day? ♥”
Max & Lara are beyond adorable, and they love to interact with other pet pages out there. A lot of these types of pages interact with each other. Recently one of their friends passed on to the Rainbow Bridge, and there were many, many posts expressing sadness at his passing. I didn’t follow Emmitt’s page, but I can understand the emotions. I have grown rather attached to Snarf, Max, & Lara. I hope they will be around entertaining us for a long time to come.
It may seem silly to some, following dogs on Facebook. I spend a lot of time too reading about serious issues like puppy mills, lost dogs, and BSL. My own pets certainly bring me smiles and laughs every day. But we can’t smile or laugh too much, can we? So if you’re on Facebook, and want an extra smile today, head on over and check out one of those pages. I will be sharing more in the future also!