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July 18, 2013

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Wh…what’s this? A TL;DR on a non-serious topic? We’ve been talking about Korea’s stereotypes against foreigners, Korean sexuality, and Prostitution in Korea, three difficult topics, and now we can talk about puppies and kitties! Yay!

So, this topic was pretty straightforward. We’re talking about some of the things we noticed about pet culture in Korea, and how things have changed over the past five years. All in all, things are getting better for animals. Spudgy’s much more welcomed by people and shops now than he was when we first got him. That’s great! There are a few things we didn’t talk about that we can talk about here:

Non Cats and Dogs in Korea

We haven’t really seen anything for rodents, fish, and lizards in the pet shops here. The only place we actually see stuff for them is in the big supermarkets, like Emart and Home Plus. We’ve seen bunnies and hamsters for sale there as well, and cages for these animals, and wood chips, and such. We couldn’t really check out that much more on it, because Martina had a bunny and two dwarf hamsters growing up, and I know if we spend a few minutes in that section we’ll buy all the animals there and Meemers will torte them since he is a kitty. BAD KITTY! So, from a distance, that’s what we’ve seen, they’re around $5.00 – $30.00. Our friend also once bought a hedgehog from HomePlus! It wasn’t the ideal pet. They’re a lot noisier than you might imagine, what with them running around and collecting all your coins and stuff. Also, Korea has a strange obsession with fish and aquariums so if you’re into that, Korea has got you covered.

Pet Food in Korea

It’s difficult for us to compare the prices of pet food in Korea to pet food in Canada, because we rarely buy food in Canada (except when visiting with Spudgy). So all we can really do is tell you the price and then you can compare it to your own prices. Basically, an average bag of food (not those huge jumbo sacks) costs between 16,000 won to 29,000 won, depending on the make. We try to get Spudgy food whose first ingredient isn’t rice, because that’s just not all too healthy. Something starting with meat is best, it usually starts at 27,000 won or so. Is that expensive comparatively? I’m not sure. We also get Science Diet (Mobility Support) from the local vet, but we can’t get it from most pet stores. We get cans of beef and chicken for Spudgy that costs between 1,500 – 3,500 won depending on the size. For Meemers, the dry cat food is the same price, and we get him wet food that costs between 1,000 won (for a single pouch) to 3,800 won for a big can of fish. The pet stores stock Korean brands, Japanese brands, and American of both cat and dog food and treats.

Info On Dog Care

If you’re looking to adopt an animal in Korea or you want some advice on bringing a dog/cat to and from Korea, we recommend checking out Animal Rescue Korea which have great resources in English/Korean for advice on animal hotels, vets, oversea pet travel, house training, and so on. They have a forum that can help you out as well, and if you’re looking to spend your weekend doing some good, they ALWAYS need extra hands to help walk and play with the animals!

Travel to and From Korea with a Pet, New Quarantine Rules in Korea

As of December 2012 Korea changed their quarantine rules in an attempt to be a rabies free country so the rules are a lot stricter now. At the airport I got a pamphlet from the quarantine office with info on what they need, so feel free to save the picture in this blog post and print it out if you need it! I can’t give you the forum to fill out because, as per Korean tradition, they only have it downloadable as a HWP file, which stands for Hangul Word Press. It really makes me angry because HWP is totally fine for people living in Korea, but when you make an entire website for the government run quarantine office that’s supposed to be for WORLD TRAVEL, why would anyone OUTSIDE of Korea use HWP? They could have put it in a PDF or TXT format, which most people around the world could open no matter what type of computer! Why? WHY?!

Second mini-rant, Korea, STOP USING INTERNET EXPLORER 6 AND ACTIVE X! You have the fastest internet in the world with some of the crappiest, picture-bogged down, un-loadable sites. AND you need to accept that PEOPLE USE MACS! Stop making websites built for Windows only! And on top of that, after we got a brand new PC, we find out we STILL can’t do online banking because our version of Windows is TOO MODERN FOR YOUR SHITTY WEBSITES TO HANDLE!!! *arrrghhhhhhh* AND I can’t register to do anything because my name is too long for your log in spaces which are made for Korean length names only! Yet, it’s the special “foreigner English page” and I must type my exact name into that space as found on my alien card to register. My full name is longer than 6 letters! WHO INVENTED THIS PLATFORM!!?? *ARGHHHHGHHHHHHHH*

Haha mini-rant over, sorry. Foreigners living in Korea, you know what I’m talking about. *Martina breathes calmly*

Also, it is really important to note that if you’re traveling from Korea back home to your country that the quarantine office at the airport is NOT OPEN 24/7!! If you arrive after they close, you can’t get the papers you need to travel with your pet and you will be totally screwed.

ADVICE:
1. Call the airport and ask the hours of the office that day
2. Call the airline you’re travelling with two weeks in advance and let them know you’re bringing a pet (some places have limited pet allowances)
3. The quarantine office accepts Korean cash only for the paperwork to be completed (last time I checked, let me know if it’s changed)

Here’s the quarantine picture. Click on it for ULTRA MEGA SIZE!

Pet Quarantine Info

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  1. Arranged marriages still do occur. But it’s almost always “arranged to introduce formally” than “arranged to force marriage”.

    3 years ago
  2. I have a small dog (westie/jack russell cross) and I know EXACTLY what you mean about having problems with aggressive bigger dogs with lax owners. 99% of the time I have to run in and pull the big dog off while the owner stands by laughing / doing nothing. Meanwhile I have just literally pulled the jaws of the bigger dog off my dog’s neck. And when I confront the owners their responses range from silent embarrassment to “If your dog can’t handle PLAYING then you shouldn’t bring him to the dog park.” To me that’s the equivalent of saying “I’m just going to close my eyes and fire this gun randomly into the air, and if you get hit it’s your fault.”

    My solution has been to wear my boots down to the park, and when it happens I smile and say jokingly, “It’s okay mate, don’t worry about it, I’m wearing steel-caps. Ha ha ha!” At which point they usually leave before their dog does attacks mine again.This is ultra passive-agressive, but the only other option is to literally kick their dog – and why punish the dog for having a bad owner?

    I think this happens because people see a breed of dog, think it’s cool and then never do a single thing to train it. When you do that with a small dog, they get yappy and annoying; no big deal. But when you do that with a big dog, they get aggressive and dangerous. I’m in Australia btw. I think this just proves there are jerks everywhere.

    3 years ago
    • I completely understand how you feel!! > : (
      I have (had) a friend who bought her dog as an impulse buy during Christmas (which already upset me, considering we go to a private art school where, after getting out of class, we usually have to lock ourselves in the labs and work ’til crazy hours because the workload is super intense). However, after I saw her making a good effort and taking it to puppy classes I gave her a lot of support and went with her to dog training, and helped her take care of it a bit when I had the time. However, I kept noticing she wouldn’t re-inforce any of the training outside of the classes.

      Basically, the biggest fights I had with her came when her lack of continued training really came out as the dog got bigger and we would go to the dog park and she’d let her dog just chomp on other dog’s necks and wrestle them to the ground to be dominant- and I and the other dog owner would literally be alarmed and she’d just laugh and say “They’re just playing” “Oh, she’s a puppy”, I told her, her dog was being too aggressive and that even bigger dogs would yelp very loudly, and told her she could let her dog play but also teach it not to be so rough. Despite being her FRIEND, every time she blew me off, saying “It’s natural dog behavior. She’s just trying to be alpha.”

      UH, excuse me, last time I checked it’s natural dog behavior to nip and herd, pee wherever the hell they want, and hunt small animals!! Last time I checked you don’t let her hunt people’s pet ferrets, or pee everywhere in the house, so just own up to being an OWNER and discipline your dog!!

      No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get her to see how WRONG that view was. Suffice to say, we are no longer on speaking terms.

      3 years ago
    • I don’t have a dog (yet!) but lax dog owners piss me off. There was an article in The Daily Mail about a week ago about a Bull Terrier who savagely attacked a Pomeranian. The Pom was off-leash (because he was in his owner’s mother-in-law’s front garden) and the big dog (still on his leash!) somehow got into the garden and attacked it. The big dog’s owner pulled the big dog off the little dog and fled. She allegedly said: “It’s not his fault – he’s only a baby.” Really? ‘He’s only a baby’? What if another dog attacked and beheaded your dog and then said “It’s not their fault – they’re only a baby”? Would it be different because it’s your dog? So why was it okay for you to say that about your dog attacking the Pomeranian? To not discipline your dog correctly is one thing, but then to not properly deal with the fact that your dog did this horrible ting to someone else’s pet? I . . . can’t.

      It could have been a child.

      My heart breaks for that poor Pomeranian and for his family. I also feel bad for the undisciplined dogs, too. At some point, they’re going to do something bad enough that’ll end up with them seized and destroyed. And all that would have been avoided if they just, you know, disciplined their dogs correctly. Dogs aren’t bad. People make them bad.

      (The woman did not get away scott-free. Someone got a picture of her leaving the scene and the Pom’s owner posted it on social media. There’s been an investigation and the Bull Terrier has been seized.)

      Article here. Don’t click if you’re sensitive to this kind of thing: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2358224/Bull-terrier-dog-walker-covered-blood-animal-ripped-head-family-pet-horrific-attack.html

      3 years ago
    • This is him, by the way. His name’s Baxter :)

      3 years ago
  3. Torte? I know that torte is a type of cake. I think you mean “torture”. Hahahahaha just wanted to point that out. By the way awesome TL;DR as always! :)

    3 years ago
  4. Guys, the video of you picking out Spudgy at the adoption center always makes me cry. The music does not help one bit!

    3 years ago
  5. I’m thinking of bringing my rabbit with me to Korea. I know there are different specifications of actually getting him there but what about rabbits in korea in general? :D

    3 years ago
  6. i remember the video of you guys walking Spugdy in the snow and the girl freaked out. I think she had a panic attack or something.

    3 years ago
  7. pffft why would you be scared of cats?? they should go to australia or africa and see that house cats are the last thing you should be scared of… We get some nasty strays here and the worse they do is scratch you which doesn’t even hurt that much. Cant believe they asked to put your dog i the boot : regardless of their nationality, people everywhere need to respect animals.
    Also I own three cats who were rejected by our neighbours and they’re the best cats in the world <3 (though it was also because they already decided that we were their new owners… we've had so many random cats and dogs show up at our house..)

    3 years ago
  8. Oh man, it’s the Day We Got Spudgy video.

    3 years ago
  9. What about religion in Korea? Any Muslims? Christians? Jews?

    3 years ago
    • “There is a small percentage of Koreans (..) who are non-religious.”
      This is not true.

      First of all, the number of christians is higher than the number of buddhsit but the difference isn’t that big. Second, most koreans are non-religious/atheists and it’s not frowned upon and there’s no pressure of becoming christian unless you make friends with priests or something like that lol

      3 years ago
    • There’s a lot of Christians in Korea, I don’t know about the rest but I’m sure there are some.

      3 years ago
  10. Meemers is a he. Haha. Simon and Martina were told that Meemers was a girl when they got him, but they later discovered that he is, in fact, a boy. Surprise!

    3 years ago
    • This happened to me when I had my first kitten and it became apparent she was actually a boy. Even as an adult, neighbors did mistaken him as a girl (the white coat and pink nose might have confused them).

      3 years ago
  11. I am also curious about this! I Wonder how muvh of the Family Things i see in the k-dramas that is still like that, and what has changed…

    3 years ago
  12. On the topic of vet costs:
    I’m in the USA and recently my cat had bladder issues. It wasn’t possible to tell if it was a blockage or something else, we just knew that he was having a really hard time using the litter box! So we took him to the vet and luckily the first visit was free. They removed his urine for about $50 (and $5 extra to test the urine) but if we wanted to test for a blockage there was 2 more tests that were over $100 each. And if it was a blockage, it would cost a couple thousand dollars to have it removed. So we decided, if it came down to that, we would have to put him to sleep because there is no way we can afford such a surgery, especially since I had just been in the hospital literally 1 week before and had a couple thousand dollars worth of medical bills myself. So she put him on a couple different medicines (which we could not get him to take them without spitting it out! eventually we switched him to an injection for the antibiotic, and mixed the other 2 medicines with his food). Luckily the urine test came back positive for crystals, and all he needed was the antibiotics to fix it. He’s all better now :) I wonder what the costs would be like in Korea.

    On the topic of adopting pets:
    All of our pets are either adopted from a shelter/rescue or for free from someone who found kitties outside (my cat in particular was one of those). But the closest situation I had to Spudgy was when I “adopted” my dad’s little dog (under 10 pounds) named Shelby. She was old (13 or so) and almost completely blind. I loved that she was already trained, knew how to potty outside and everything. We skipped right over obnoxious puppy stage, and yet because she’s a small dog, she still looks like a puppy. I think that’s something people forget when they want to adopt a puppy. Of course she had to be put to sleep about 6 months later, but since taking care of her I only want to adopt an “older” tiny dog. It is so much easier than adopting a new puppy and you are helping out an older dog rather than promoting puppy mills.

    On the topic of going to Korea with a pet:
    I am planning to apply for graduate school in Korea and one of the saddest things will be leaving my cat behind for 3 years if I get accepted :( I think we are required to stay in a dorm so even if I could afford a pet friendly apartment, I don’t think I can take him. But if I ended up staying in Korea after getting my degree, I’d for sure want to take him. It’s just that he hates everyone but me and I don’t want to leave him alone for 3 years. It’s pretty much the only thing making me kind of afraid to see if I get accepted or not, as much as I really really want to go, I’ll feel bad for leaving him. ;A;

    3 years ago
  13. I have hermit crabs. I just CANNOT see that jiving in Korea! XD

    3 years ago
  14. I feel like bird care is soooo… sketchy. ;_; My sister had some finches (well, she still has finches, but not those ones…) and one day one of them had a seizure. O_O We hoped he would be okay, but the next day he had another. ;_; So we took him to a vet (in Canada), and she was reeeeally nice. Unfortunately though, while she was handling him, which I’m sure was even more traumatic than anything else for him (our birds are not hand fed AT ALL, we neeever handle them; finches just don’t jive with that), and… He got loose and flew all around the exam room. Which was bad. And he crashed into the walls and fell to the ground. ;__; She was really apologetic and kind and she quickly retrieved him and rushed him out of the room to get him some oxygen, but iunfortunately it was all too much.

    In the end, they sent us the “bill” which actually rescinded any cost because our animal died, technically, in their care, which was really amazing of them. I kind of regret bringing him though; it would have been a lot less traumatic for him to have died quietly at home, but we really didn’t realize how little help can be offered to small birds at the time.

    Personally for birds I find looking online for answers and adjusting diet and such to make things the best for them possible and making sure they have adequate vitamins is the best, since, as you said, ambiguous answers are probably the best you will get unless your vet actually specializes in your kind of bird.

    3 years ago
    • Wow that’s a really sad story. Hmm my budgie only had seizures the night before I took him to the vet. But he and my cockatiels have flown into walls before and nothing major happened. Well, they haven’t flown violently into a wall…

      But the hospital I had taken him to was for exotic animals and birds, so I feel like they should’ve known what they were doing. Or maybe was it just the doctor that took us in charge that was especially bitchy…

      3 years ago
  15. in Korea we go by the lunar calendar, and it says that if ur born around dec 31-jan 3 or so u are basically 2 years of age when u are born. So thats why Kevin is 21 instead of the usual +1 age difference.

    3 years ago
    • Thanks for that! Wow, I just narrowly avoided adding 1 year to my age! Dec 29th! XD

      3 years ago
      • Actually you’d probably still add two lol. It depends on the lunar new year, which is around February. When you are born in Korea, you are one years old. When it’s the Lunar New Year, you become 2. Since December is so close to the New Years, people would add 2 to their age instead of 1.

        This is a really great article that explains the Korean/American age system really well, if anyone’s interested i suggest they read this!

        http://askakorean.blogspot.com/2010/11/korean-age-is-coming.html

        3 years ago
  16. when r u guise gonna tldr on pets as food? aka eating dogs?

    3 years ago
    • The dogs that are eaten are a specific breed and are treated like cattle, they aren’t anyone’s pets.
      Also, eating dogs in korea is not even legal. You can find it if you search for them but regular restaurants won’t randomly put some of it in your meal

      3 years ago
    • I just wanted to say that “pets as food” isn’t an accurate description. Koreans who eat dog meat usually eat dogs that aren’t bred to be pets but instead are bred to be food. It’s not like they are taking your average chihuahua and eating it, or raising their own dogs as pets and then killing them and eating them.

      3 years ago
  17. Marriage, from my Korean foster mother, was kind of a step back from the career. There is generally a reason why single ladies are known as successful business women in Asia than a married woman. My foster mother used to teach until she married, but after her marriage my oster father took over the economical side so she could be at home to raise the family and take care of their home.

    3 years ago
  18. Having seen your video today, is really different from what my mom told me about the Lotte store in Seoul selling dogs and cats for food in 1988, when I was born. Sure, it’s been 25 years since my parents picked me up from Korea, but that picture followed my brains until 2005 when I revisited Korea and went to Lotte to find it was just a regular clothing store now.

    And yes, big dogs are not popular. Didn’t see a single animal in 2005 pretty much. I am happy there are more pets now in Korea that aren’t on the menu.

    3 years ago
  19. Kicked out? D: What a shame! Rats are wonderful, if only granny could see that :c

    Since Simon and Martina haven’t seen anything for rodents aside from hamsters, there probably isn’t a big rat culture in Korea, but you could certainly start your own if you move there with a rat! :3

    3 years ago
  20. I think that in most countries women over 30 get asked about marriage all the time. And it is usually from other older women who are married. My coworkers are always asking me if I have found anyone yet. Luckily my family just doesn’t seem too concerned. Only one of my female cousins is married.

    3 years ago
    • I would agree. It’s everywhere and in almost every culture. I’m almost up to the 30 age range and I’ve gotten the pressure and the question asked of me more times than I can count about when I’m getting married. I respond with “to whom would you like me to? Prince Harry is currently busy in England and Prince Charming is in a book..” And it’s always from extended family members or nosy people who have no business knowing.
      I think part of the stress comes from the assumption that women have but so much time on their biological clocks and it’s of the essence to marry early and young so as to make sure you are able to have a family. There’s a lack in the realization that everyone has a different “clock”, if you will, and a different purpose in life. While I am hoping and praying for the day that I’ll be a wife and mother, I’m okay working on bettering myself and moving along in my career so that I will always be able to support my family.
      Those who truly love you will support whatever you decide.

      3 years ago
  21. You can also get horse meat at your local IGA in Quebec.

    3 years ago
  22. You are too funny. :-p

    3 years ago
  23. I just signed up to the website! :D hoping to help them out whenever I get over there!

    3 years ago
    • Welcome to EYK. Hope you have a great time interacting here. Are you planning to move to Korea sometime soon?

      3 years ago
      • Ah, I meant I signed up to the Animal Rescue Korea website just now hehe, but thanks so much for the warm welcome :D I plan to move to Korea just as soon as I get my TEFL certificate and finish all my other schooling, which may take some time, but I plan on studying abroad before then :3

        3 years ago
        • Ahhh, that makes so much more sense. I was trying to figure out why you were so excited. :-p. Good job anyway! Heh, I considered doing that TEFL thing but seeing as I am already a teacher with over 5 years of experience of teaching language to students I sort of put it aside in favour of working on my Japanese.

          3 years ago
        • Hehe thanks! :3

          Ah I see, so what’s your game plan after your studies are complete? Do you plan on teaching English in Japan?

          3 years ago
        • It isn’t exactly ‘studies’. I am a full time qualified teacher who happens to have a Japanese minor. I just don’t have real cause to use my Japanese on a daily basis so I need to keep continually studying in order to keep up my comprehension. I have already been accepted to JET. I am just awaiting an assignment now actually.

          3 years ago
        • Oh wow! Congratulations :D you’re all set! ^^

          3 years ago
  24. mac ftw!! ^^

    3 years ago
  25. In Costa Rica people don’t pick up dog’s poop aether. I was surprise when I visited Colorado, USA, and people did pick up the poop.

    3 years ago
  26. Ha Ace Venture of stray cats, good one Simon! My friends call me the Kitty Cat Whisperer. I can get any cat to come to me, even the most mean stubborn ones that have a disdain for human beings. It was really nice that you guys had a much more lighthearted subject this week. Tough topics are great but I’m sure it’s nice to take a break from the once in a while and talk about fluffy puppies and kitties.

    3 years ago
  27. Omg Martina your hair was so short back then, It’s been so long since your 200th video

    3 years ago
  28. I have a parrot and I’m wondering if it’s more popular to have small birds than a dog/cat in Korea (even though it sounds like fishes are most popular?)? Small pets might be easier to have I guess?
    I have a Korean friend who lives at my brother’s friend’s place, and I remember that she was terrified when we let our bird fly around a little. Another friend I have, from Japan, was also scared at first. Do you think it’s common to be scared of birds in Asia or is it just considered ‘girly’? :3

    One time when one of my brothers followed me home from school, five cats were following us almost all the way to our house! I think we smelled parrot..! ^^’

    3 years ago
  29. I can’t speak for every one, but three of my Korean friends who have been married in the last four years got pregnant immediately. Even an American friend of mine who married a Korean man just had their first baby after less than a year of marriage. It’s mind boggling for me.

    3 years ago
  30. I was really curious about pets in Korea, especially dogs. And now I decided I want to go to Korea… because of the vet fees! Man, my own pekingese had to have 3 separate surgery (for his back) and the grand total is over 5k. And that was after the fact that 14K of the total was already discounted… If i had to pay for it all out of pocket, he would have cost me over 20k in vet/surgery fees in the span of 6 months! For one night stay at the vet hospital, it was already one grand. T^T

    3 years ago
  31. yes this

    3 years ago
  32. The price for food doesn’t seem that bad. I have 3 furkids, of the feline variety, so I exclusively purchase 5.2 oz cans of wet cat food that is split between the three of them 3x a day. I go to my local Pet Supplies Plus where I can get the namebrand cans on sale for .45 cents a piece. I usually stock up a months worth of food at once. The litter I buy is a 50lb bag of clay scoopable litter and I can get that for around 10.00. Hard cat food I spend a bit more on since I will only buy gluten free/organic brands like Wellness or Innova. A 3lb bag of that can run me between 12-15.00.

    I rarely shop in a PetSmart as they are WAY overpriced.

    3 years ago
  33. Norwegians eat moose O.o
    I love Spudgy, he is the best!

    3 years ago
    • In Sweden, we eat moose too. And reindeers. We also have dishes in which we put blood. I don’t know, is this normal?xD It’s quite common in the north of Sweden, though far less in the southern parts. But, if you slip by the supermarket in the north, you’ll find these small, plain boxes signed with stuff like “reindeer blood”, “moose heart”, “lungs of a reindeer”. Kinda creepy? Yes, I would believe so.

      3 years ago
      • Eating animal blood in one form or another seem pretty wide spread, even though it’s not necessarily popular. English have their haggies and blood sausages, Koreans soondae, and Mexicans have theirs(I cannot remember the name though).

        3 years ago
        • Mexico’s “blood sausage” is called Morcilla and I really like it :P though I lived most of my life in the US and everybody here just assumes that my bland american diet would make it unpalatable to me, but NO I enjoy every little piece. Also another thing that I happen to enjoy is “sesos” which is brain. My friends tease me that I’m a cross between a zombie and a vampire.

          3 years ago
      • Chinese restaurants have a number of intestines in some of the more traditional cuisine, I think Scots have some sort of filled lamb stomach (I may have mixed this one up), liver and hearts aren’t too uncommon abroad and some cultures loves bugs. French eats frogs (froglegs) and snails (escargot). Some Eastern Asian countries love shark fin soup (I hate that very idea, poor sharks) So no, as Swedes, we are not that strange. One of the craziest traditions of Swedes and Nordics is our love for crayfish, because crayfish lives in and eats a lot of dirt, and to some asian people my parents once spoke to, this was revolting.

        Besides, you have to consider, southern Europe was in general a lot more richer than northern Europe, because of the better climate. While south europeans could frolic with science and church, a lot of everyday Nordics had to stock up for winter, so it’s no wonder we tried to eat an entire pig instead of the best parts of it. Though I have to say, blodpudding is still disgusting.

        3 years ago
    • Yeah, we in Sweden as well! :D

      3 years ago
  34. Thank you! This helps me for next year. I am hoping to bring my dog with me when i come out to SK…though I don’t know if i will be able to (she’s 13, blind, diabetic and now has blood platelet issues..sigh…but is still running around the house and running into stuff…yea i laugh I’m a mean mommy) but if i am able to bring her i will. :)

    Does SK have a parrot population? I have an Amazon, and i am not sure what i will do with him when i move. I would like to bring him with me, as i don’t know if my parents will be thrilled with watching him while Im gone. Has anyone seen anything for them? :)

    3 years ago
  35. I adopted my dogs from a shelter. They were already 6 & 7 years old when I first got them and they came as pair because they had been together for so long already, but that was ok with me! They are really old now and losing their sight and hearing because I have had them for almost 10 years, but I am still soooooo happy I adopted them even though I missed out on the first half of their lives. <3 They love me and my family so much and I love them back just as much. I cherish every day I spend with them.

    And actually, I sent you two a photo of them when I sent you my fanmail package and you said their names on camera. ^-^ Belle and Little Man are the BEST!

    3 years ago
    • AHHH, time to share adopted pets :D I adopted Mia, the blonde kitty, from my friend’s rescue group. Sebastian aka BooBoo, the black and fluffy kitty, I adopted from the same group when he was a kitten to keep Mia company after she lost her whole litter :( So he’s had two moms his whole life, lucky guy :p

      Yes, that is World of Warcraft in the background in the last picture – that was entirely my boyfriend’s doing lol.

      3 years ago
      • That is also my cats’ favorite spot when I’m trying to play WoW. -_- And they would rather I was petting them.

        3 years ago
  36. hehe this goes well with the video Key put up on Instagram today!!
    http://instagram.com/p/b24_qQJg4y/

    3 years ago
  37. My aunt has a dog named Chicken!

    3 years ago
    • I just met a man the other day and he had a dog named “Little Chicken” but in Spanish, so, apparently this is a thing?

      3 years ago
  38. Watching this video was a little bit painful! My Grama won’t let me get a pet, and it is because the vet bills are so expensive. Since I really want to teach English in Korea (Woot! Sharing my culture! Making an impact! Living in a country that fascinates me!), I hope that I’ll get a doggy or kitty too. Then I can finally stop petting my stuffed animals dogs!

    3 years ago
  39. COME TO ME MY ANIMALS!!! I almost snorted coffee out of my nose. I am the same way, no fear of stray creatures or barking dogs or strange cats. They all want to be petted and loved…right?

    3 years ago
  40. I had no idea Canadians said “meese” for the plural of moose until a friend told me about a year ago. It’s all just “moose” to most Americans. ;)

    3 years ago