I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Monday, October 9, 2017

Let's Talk About Books and TV Shows About animals

Little Kid Animal Shows include:     Little Kid Animal Books include:
Pound Puppies                                  Clifford Books
My Little Pony                                   Marley Books
Littlest Pet Shop                               Henry and Mudge books

Me - I have always loved books and TV shows about animals. When I was little, I watched a lot of them. I loved Pound Puppies. It was about puppies who live in the pound and went on an adventure every episode to find an owner for a pup that is at the pound. Of course, they were always finding a home for a pup that was not a main character in the show.  I also liked a show about ponies called My Little Ponies. It was about a lot of ponies who live in Ponyville. My favorite character was a pony named Fluttershy. I could relate to her. She loved animals too. I used to love books about animals too. I loved the Clifford books. I loved the Marley books. I also liked animal books that were not in a series. I got lots of animal books from the library. I even sometimes got animal books from my school library. I once got a cat book that was based on a true story. I like animal stories that are true stories, and I also like ones that are made up.  I still love reading books about animals. Some of my current favorite are Because of Winn Dixie and Dewey the library cat. I read Because of Winn Dixie in a day because I loved it so much. Dewey the Library cat was sad especially because our cat was older and  in poor health when we read it. I don't really watch that much TV at all anymore, but I still love show about animals. I love Too Cute on Animal Planet. It is a show where they follow a few groups of baby animals as they grow. Unfortunately, it is hardly ever on. I miss it.I just love books and TV shows about animals. I just loved animals period.

Big Kids Animal TV Shows include:    Big Kid Animal Booksinclude:
Too Cute                                              Because of Winn Dixie
America's Cutest                                 Dewey the Library Cat                 
                                                            Marley a Dog Like No Other 

Mom- When I was younger, they had TV shows about made up animal characters many of which were already shown only in reruns even when I was a child.  They included Lassie, Flipper, and Gentle Ben, which was about a bear. There was even a show about a talking horse, Mr. Ed. Nowadays, there is animal planet where you can watch shows about real animal characters. I liked shows about animals, but I was never a regular viewer of any them. I was more likely to read a book about an animal than watch a TV show about one. In fact, when I was young I read a lot of books about animals. I  had a whole set of books that were about animals. The set included  Black Beauty and Misty of Chincoteague which were about horses, Rascal which was about a raccoon, Lad: A Dog,and Bambi. I am not sure if I actually read all of the books, but I know I read some of them. Other animal books I have read and enjoyed are Benji and That Darn Cat, both of which were movies as well as Socks, a book by Beverly Cleary (not a book about the Clinton's cat). When I was much younger I loved Clifford, and I enjoyed reading later Clifford books with each of my daughters when they were young. I also enjoyed reading Marley books with my younger daughter. Both of my daughters really love animals especially Aurella. She used to want to be a vet when she grows up. She has given that idea up but now she sometimes says she would like to be an animal trainer.

Classic Animal TV Shows include:    Classic Animal Books include

Lassie                                                 Black Beauty
Flipper                                                Bambi
Gentle Ben                                         Lad: A Dog

And that's our view. What is your favorite animal book or movie?

Tune in tomorrow for Tips for Tuesday.