Susan Nicol

Susan Nicol

Sue owns three rescues: Sherman, an Olde English Bulldogge cross Boerboel, Maddison, an Africanis, and Boris, an American Staffordshire Terrier. Having owned horses, dogs, cats, and even an African grey parrot over the years, Sue is a passionate advocate for animal rights and welfare, having experienced firsthand the trauma some of her rescues had been exposed to.
As a freelance journalist and content writer for over 20 years, her goal has been to craft informative articles on responsible pet ownership and care, both in print and online. When not behind her computer, Sue can be found taking long walks on the beach with her dogs or hanging out in the garden
with them.

February 2, 2023 Dogs Dog Breeds 

Kerry Blue Terrier: A Dog with a Big Presence

Agile, active, and scrappy, with the quintessential terrier spirit and energy, the Kerry Blue terrier is undoubtedly a true terrier! As one of the larger terrier breeds, this magnificent dog is much beloved in their native Ireland, where they are known as the Irish Blue terriers. Distinguishable by its soft, dense slate blue-grey coat, this […]

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January 30, 2023 Dogs Dog Breeds 

American Foxhound – One of the Rarest & Oldest Dog Breeds!

With their large soft eyes, pleading expression, and goofy personalities, the American Foxhound has to be one of the most easy-going dog breeds in the US today. With their rich new world history, these hounds, originally bred for hunting, love to be active and on the move all the time. But that doesn’t mean they […]

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January 27, 2023 Dogs Dog Breeds 

Silky Terrier – Your Energetic, High-spirited Friend

Feisty, fun-loving, affectionate, and intelligent. This is the Australian Silky terrier. With their almond-shaped eyes and teddy bear face, these small but high-energy dogs certainly pack a big personality. Now, to be honest, I’ve always been drawn to larger bull terrier types of dogs, that is, until my daughter bought home Jack, a Yorkshire terrier, the […]

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January 22, 2023 Advocate Animal Abuse 

Is Animal Agriculture Causing Climate Change?

Animal factory farms!  It’s certainly not something you want to think about as you reach out and grab that well-known brand of chicken fillet or beef steaks out of the chiller at your local grocery store. In fact, meat suppliers are banking on you not questioning too closely as to how that product came about. […]

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January 19, 2023 Wild Earth 

Coal Impact on Environment – Health Hazards and Solutions!

With all the media coverage today on climate change and global warming, have you ever stopped to think about what could be the key driver behind it? Sure, you have the effects of deforestation and cars emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, but the biggest contributor of all is our continued reliance on coal as […]

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January 19, 2023 Advocate Animal Testing 

How Do They Test Makeup on Animals? And How to Stop Cosmetic Testing?

The old saying beauty comes at a price holds true in more ways than one. Every year, millions of animals locked away in cages in research laboratories scattered throughout the world are the victims of cosmetic companies. These animals are forced to undergo weeks, if not months, of having chemicals applied to their eyes or […]

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January 19, 2023 Dogs Dog Food 

Best German Shepherd Dog Food – Nutritional, Healthy & Wholesome Options!

Finding the right dry food that is best suited for your canine companion can at best be described as challenging at the best of times.  And it becomes more of a minefield when you look at the ingredient list. Items such as chelated minerals, whole grains, essential nutrients, meat-based protein, and guaranteed live probiotics all […]

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January 19, 2023 Dogs Dog Collars 

8 Best Dog Collars for German Shepherds In 2023

Jennifer Aniston, Miley Cyrus, Ben Affleck, Nick Jonas, Rachel Hunter, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, and many other celebrities own this second most popular dog breed; the German Shepherd. The main reason they are loved by so many famous and not-so-famous people is their unique traits. For example, when it comes to courage, intelligence, confidence, and […]

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January 18, 2023 Wild Animals 

In the Crosshairs: Why Trophy Hunting Is Bad

I wonder what it is about trophy hunting that gets so many people up in arms?  Is it the trophy hunter killing for sport and pure pleasure using a telescopic lens on their weapon of choice, giving the wild animal in their sights no fighting chance?  Or the practice of canned hunting or baiting, where […]

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January 10, 2023 Dogs Dog Breeds 

American Bully Dog Breed Characteristics, History, Diet, Care, and More!

With its vast grin, compact, muscular body, and loveable nature, the American bully is hard not to fall in love with. Okay, full disclosure at this point. I have been surrounded by bully breeds all my life, from numerous Staffordshire bull terriers, a Boston terrier, and more recently, my American Staffordshire terrier, an Olde English […]

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