Thank you very much for coming to visit my website and to find out who's behind this website and blog.
Why did I set the websites up?
I wanted the websites to do the following:
To help strengthen the bond between people and the natural world so as to encourage people to take care of it, to protect it and to create more spaces for nature.
This is me, Sally Longson, Writer and Editor
I've always been an animal lover, having been lucky enough to enjoy the company of rabbits, ponies, dogs & cats growing up as a child, then volunteering for various animal charities thereafter. I'm a big believer in the animal human bond, that we need nature, wildlife and the animal world and natural world to help with our own wellbeing, as well as that of the planet's. I live in Sussex, surrounded by wildlife such as deer and foxes, rabbits & birds and I care passionately about wildlife conservation in particular.
My websites started life back in October 2007 as a way to help people find ways get active with animals, whether it be through volunteering, animal experience days, learning a new skill such as horse riding, enjoying their pets, helping wildlife at home, holidays with an animal theme, walkies with llamas, wolves or dogs, mucking out cats - well, that's all well and good, because animals are involved, and it's fun. I've owned cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits and horses in my life - or they've owned me.
This is Trouble
Trouble died on a December evening between Christmas and New Year at the grand age of 22. He deserves a mention because he was the inspiration behind this site. He gave us so much pure, unconditional love and so very many moments of laughter. He knew when we were going through difficult times - or someone else was - and he gave comfort in his own special way. Rest in peace, my loyal loving, beautiful feline friend. Thank you for being the special cat you were and are. We'll meet again one day.
A word on links from our site
You'll also see lots of links to other sites where you can buy produts, experiences, memberships, holidays & more. All purchases are subject to the terms, conditions, refunds, returns, delivery, privacy policies, and legals of those companies you are buying from. For many of them, I receive a commission when you purchase, which means that I can continue to develop both this site and my help improve the animal human bond. Please let me know if you have any unhappy experiences with any of these companies, though hopefully you won't; I know and trust them all and trust that you will receive a good product and service from them. You should also contact them directly with any questions you may have. Please note that we aren't responsible for content on outside websites nor changes in price, locations etc.
|We've put this site together using Sussex based Create, and although we're not technically minded at all, it's proven to be very easy - no worries about jargon, very helpful help points, and lots of invaluable tools such as Tell a Friend, Events and Contact Us plus there's an online shop if you need one. And the online community is amazing - if you do get stuck, there's always someone to lend a hand. Have a look for yourself and see what you think!|