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.
➼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.
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?
-Introverted Thoughts aka D