I’ve never written a blog…I think they’re weird. Really, who’s going to wanna know what I have to say? What makes you think I know anything about anything? I poof up some words on the internet and the idea is that suddenly, it's gotta be true. What if it's not?
Too often do we take things on the internet for 100% concrete fact without ever asking any questions. Some things sound fine, but a little research can indicate that they're started on a false premise, so even if the conclusion sounds reasonable, it really may not be since it's not founded on fact to begin with. I always want to heed caution to our customers - Please be very careful what you read on the internet about pets and if you find something of interest (good or bad). Do research! I will always offer my own knowledge and experience as honestly as possible, but I'm also human and there's always room to grow. Knowledge is power, so keep learning!
What makes me crazy is people that find things on the internet or hear it from a friend or family member or even the vet or breeder and take them to be the truth without bothering to cross-reference that information. Of course, I’m not saying don’t listen to anyone ever again, at all, in the entire course of your life - that would be silly. What I am suggesting is that in the world of ever-changing-ever-increasing info, what we might think is right today may very well be out-dated tomorrow.
People have opinions, ideas and knowledge that are based on entirely different sets of rules and values and information then someone else…who’s to say they’re right? Take science, nutrition & health for example - it’s still all a pretty big guessing game. So much is simply theoretical. We know from the past what has worked for similar situations, but things are always changing and new discoveries are coming up all the time. What worked today may work & be true tomorrow but what if there’s something better tomorrow? We have to always be open to new possibilities.
Ranting? Perhaps – but there is a purpose to it. Check back next month to see what topic is first on my hit-list.