Heather and Brittany reveal whether or not they are Animal People, and talk about the impact family pets have on their families. They talk about having to say good bye to their family dogs, and their plans to add pets to their respective families in the future.
WHAT TO LISTEN FOR: family pets
- The role pets played in Brittany and Heather’s childhoods
- Their first pets as adults
- Losing your first family pet
- Plans for adding pets in the future
THINGS WE MENTIONED: Family pets
- Heather recently discovered Anne Helen Petersen after reading Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation. I recently found her Substack, kind of like a newsletter, and recently she shared an article about youth sports called Against Kids’ Sports. It felt like an extension of Episode 75, but with a much deeper dive on the cultural impact of the competitive youth sports culture.
- Fairy Dog Heaven is a great book to help kids with the loss of the family pet dog
- Homeward Bound– a golden retriever rescue in the Sacramento area
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