For The Love Of Animals!

I saw an animal tag over at Cari’s blog, All Creatures Great and Small. She didn’t tag me but I found it interesting and she very kindly told me I could do it!

Make sure you check out her wonderful blog here to learn more about a huge variety of animals and support her efforts to “save the world through education and conservation”.

Since I was doing an animal tag, I figured I might add a few drawings as well. I recently finished two animal pages and it didn’t turn out very neat, since I was using water colour for a few of their backgrounds.

The Rules:

➼Link back to original creator – Cari
➼Link back to the person who tagged you or the blog where you first saw this tag (Cari).
➼Answer all the questions.
➼Add one more question of your own.
➼Tag at least 5 people.
➼Don’t lie.
➼Have fun!

Now onto the questions!

1.What is your favorite animal?

Apart from dogs, I think I’d go with panthers! And I love owls and eagles among birds!

2.What got you interested in animals?

Everyone in my family loves animals. I sort of just grew up and into that mindset. Besides, I have never found a reason to not like them.

3.Do you have a pet?

Yes! I have a pet dog named Willy! He’s four years old and I might as well add, he’s my best friend! I also got a Betta fish recently whom I named Pete. He’s shimmery blue and looks gorgeous with a tinge of red towards the end of his tail. I’ve been dying to draw him, but I don’t want to do an inking and I don’t know how to do it in colour pencil.

4.What is you’re favorite nonfiction book about animals?

Definitely All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot! I loved his manner of narration in this book.

5.What is your favorite fiction book about animals?

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell! It’s an exceptional book.

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell is considered to be one of the first fictional animal autobiographies. I loved the way the whole story was narrated from the horse’s perspective. All those detailed descriptions and tales, some of which were heartbreaking all came together at the end. I would definitely recommend this book to all ages; it’s an incredibly beautiful story.

-A tiny review I wrote on both Amy’s blog, Amy’s Musica. She’s a wonderful singer and an incredibly supportive friend!
It’s also been included on my book blog, Paper Hearts.

6.Have you been a part of any animal conservation efforts?

No. But I hope to be part of one, soon.

7.What is your top bucket list dream that you would do with animals?

Good question! I haven’t thought of it before but I would love to see animals in their natural habitats. As to what I would want to do with them, I think I’d enjoy scuba diving in a place with a rich aquatic eco-system.

(I drew this little pup for a competition over at The Bandit Post)

8.Have you ever dressed up like an animal?

I always dress like a human (yes, humans are animals).

Humans are terrestrial animals, characterized by their erect posture and bipedal locomotion; high manual dexterity….

But no, I don’t think I have.

My added question, (to which my answer is yes) is:

9. In the poem, Animals by Walt Whitman, the poet states that,
“They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins..”

where the ‘They’ refers to animals. Do you agree?

I tag:

And anyone who loves animals!!

Thoughtfully yours,
-Introverted Thoughts aka D

91 thoughts on “For The Love Of Animals!

  1. Omg D, you are an AMAZING artist!!! I am blown away, these drawings are incredible!!! I think the horse is my favorite!! Spectacular answers, I really enjoyed reading this post!!! Well done as always, much love friend 🖤🤗

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  2. Amazing sketches and drawings! 👏👏

    2021 has begun well for me – just published my first book – 4 Pillars of Abundant Life

    I wish and pray that 2021 is great for you too. Do check out the book 😊

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  3. Awesome post D! I feel like picking up my pencil and doing some of my own but that’s for some other time, and you draw amazing. It was an absolute pleasure reading your answers and your question at the end reminds me of my grade 10 (:

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  4. Good day.

    Thank you for your quotes and pictures.

    My answer:

    Animals, I thought
    it to me as a child
    do not have to endure sins
    but I have to
    until my end

    yes, I think so
    they must like everything
    from the source
    the one soul
    have their lives

    I saw her wail
    and complain
    through our
    inhuman behavior
    their dignity as a living being
    made into a thing

    they dream and can
    awaken in their fear
    like children
    like adults
    from traumatic events

    Animals are our brothers
    and our sisters
    whom we have in our ancestors
    together the same origin
    have in all of us

    Best regards
    Hans Gamma

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  5. Thank you so much! I’ve missed you over here! How have you been?
    Haha, every time I bring that poem up, someone has had it for school! I wish they’d teach the whole poem though, rather than just a part of it.
    Thank you so much for your kind comment!❤️

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  6. I have missed reading your post too, sorry I couldn’t keep up with them, I think I missed one or two. I hope to read them soon, maybe after I am done responding to this lovely comment you have left me (: ❤
    I have been doing good except for like the enormous amount of work that needs to be done. How have you been?
    I know right, its a lovely poem, I think one of the best poems I have had in my school text book.

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  7. You are such a talented artist! Loved all your masterpieces, especially the horse one! And I enjoyed reading your answers too. Animals are so adorable! 🤍

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  8. My sibling says: ‘oo shes a good artist’
    and i very much agree.
    my sibling: *sees horse* they can kill you.
    no they cant-
    anyhoo, willbillz’ (its very long ik ik) drawing looks exactly like the cute pug he is.
    my sibling: “oh hi willy”

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  9. I love that you crossed out the statement about humans being animals lol! Your drawings are amazing, I especially love that you drew a different pattern (plaid like) for Winnie the Pooh’s shirt because I think it suits him. The puppy and Donald drawings are my other favorites, but they’re all great!

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  10. Your drawings are simple spectacular! You should do more sketching posts on this blog, you know, to showcase your other masterpieces. I know I’m looking forward to it!

    Also, loved reading your answers. Especially that human and animal question 😂

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  11. Ahh, please don’t apologize 😂
    Glad to hear you’re doing good! I so understand that. I’m good but like you said, there’s so much to do, especially with finals approaching.
    Me too! Have a lovely week ahead!❤️

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  12. Thanks so much, Zainab! Oh, he’s a fawn Pug! The sketch next to the answer mentioning him was a poor attempt on my part to draw him😂 I appreciate your kind comment!❤️
    (also Willy says Hi and Thank you!!)

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  13. Tell your sibling they made my day! Wow, that’s a dark thought.
    Willzbillz is fine! Willz got billz was long 😂
    Aw.. thank you so much! He looks a lot better in real life💕
    *Willy jumps around excitedly, wags his tail and barks a big ‘hello!’ to his new friend*

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  14. Haha, I wanted it to be there but I didn’t want to offend anyone either. Thank you so much, Lana! I actually drew him off a reference image and the image showed him wearing that in beige. I’m so glad you liked them!

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  15. Aw.. thank you so much! I really hope to be more involved in drawing but school is so focused on using up all my 24 hrs😂
    I’m glad to hear that! We need to be reminded every now and then😉 Thank you for reading!

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  16. You’re speaking the truth though because we can be animals at times haha! Oh a reference photo. I like it, if he had a matching hat then he’d be a detective. No problem! Keep drawing because you’ve got great skills.

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  17. Ooo that’s a great idea because it slightly easier to draw things that I can see, and are not alive haha. I guess we all have our talents and other things we are not so good at. Cakes are pretty hard to make so that’s totally understandable. You should try making cookies or brownies though~

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  18. These drawings are AMAZING! So you can write AND draw – how unfair is that. 😉😁 No just kidding, I love your blog! It’s a great tag as well and I might do it at some point, since I also love animals. I will of course link back to your post, if I do it.

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  19. Glad you think so! Aw..haha! My utter lack of social skills is compensated in art (very poorly but it’s still there because I need reference images to draw 😂)
    Thank you so much! I appreciate your kind comment!
    That’s amazing! It’s funny how many people actually don’t like them.

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  20. Love this. My favourite pet was a dog who thought she was a person. Now that I can no longer have a dog, I love hummingbirds, my daughter’s horse, Cisco and her dog Jake. Both follow me around when I visit. I look forward to seeing them both again soon.


  21. Wow, animals seem cool. Never seen one before though. On my planet we only have robots. If you wanna know where my name comes from then you can ask. Yeah. So I think that pickled robot parts make my planet warmer so I use them in the winter.

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  22. They sure are! Oh, you poor thing.
    I’m pretty sure we have a game on Earth called Candy Crush, your name does seem like a play on the same.
    Hmm…that sounds slightly gross but interesting all the same. What parts do you usually use and in what do you pickle them in?
    Thank you for reading! If it wasn’t obvious, the sketches are those of a few animals we have on Earth.

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  23. Uh huh.
    Yes, but it was copyrighted.
    We pickle the gears and manipulators. We pickle them in pickle juice.
    Your welcome. That’s nice.

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