For kids who love animals by a kid who loves animals
Hello to all curious kids and animal fanatics! This blog is made for you, and made possible by a kid just like you!
My name is Zoe. I am currently a 17 year old senior in high school from Denver, Colorado. I founded the Kids’Animal Station blog when I was 8 years old, because I was then, as I am now, a lover, researcher, and hopeful-to-be-protector of animals, the environment, and the pursuit of discovery! I have always liked to write, and read; I’ve had the privilege of being able to make these loves part of my everyday routine as a Creative Writing major at an arts magnet school. When you look at some of my older posts compared to my newer ones, I hope that you’ll see and take interest in how my thinking about animals and the art of writing have evolved and continued to change over time. Like every kid, I have pondered openly on this blog about subjects shallow and deep, from the poo-flinging habits of the rhinoceros to the potential of tiny houses as sustainable living in the future, cried and laughed here.
As I wrote on the mark of my 50th KidsAnimalStation.com blog post in 2015, when I was about 10 years old:
“In the three years I have been writing for KidsAnimalStation, I learned something very interesting: Animals seem to be the bond between humans. I noticed this when I look at how many people from different places read my blog. No matter where you are from, how you look, and what you believe in, animals help form bonds between all humans. It can be starting small talk with a stranger because you have a dog or letting a kid pet your dog; humans’ collective love for animals brings people closer together, which is why I think we should treat animals the same way we treat other humans, because humans are animals too.”
That summarizes pretty well why I blog here at KidsAnimalStation.com ! I know it’s a bit cliche but I really believe that you never know where your passions will lead you. And I mean YOUR passions, not your sister’s, or your parent’s, or your friend’s or even your puppy’s (which, if your dog is anything like mine, would be a lot of sniffing everything and needing to pee at the latest pssible hour)…So follow them!
Thank you for visiting; I hope you’ll come back. And, if you want to reach out, please do!
Picture, Left: Zoe and her pet rat, Jones in 2012. Picture, Right: Zoe and her puppy, Soji, 2021!