HI, EVERYONE! My name is Pancakes.
This is my blog. I like to write about things related to cats and pets with a focus on special needs animals. I also like to talk about my fabulous life, things I like, things I don’t like, and things I think you’ll like. I like to keep peeps entertained.
I took over this blog after the previous blogger, Crepes, took her leave and moved on in the world. I mean, in this world. She’s still alive and isn’t in the next one over, or anything. She just doesn’t live with mom anymore. You know who does live with mom? Five other cats and a medium-sized red dog who are all too lazy to write regularly. Unlike moi.
Here’s what else you should know about me: I know how to spell, I don’t overuse the word “HAZ,” I can’t eat cheeseburgers (lactose), and I’m missing a foot. I am still incredibly fast, though. Faster than the speed of light! Anyway, we special needs cats can do anything, so don’t overlook us! Oh, and I have herpes. Whoops!
Alana Grelyak has been a pet lover since the day she was born and has been mother to rats, hamsters, mice, birds, and fish (both marine and freshwater) and is currently mom to five cats and one dog, She has worked as a volunteer at the Dane County Humane Society, Tree House Humane Society, and the Shedd Aquarium. Alana is very passionate about nutrition, both for herself and her pets.
Although her Master’s Degree is actually in music, Alana has been a writer for many years, and her work has been published in Time Out Chicago, CMA Today, Lumino Magazine, Laughspin, and various other publications. She is now the Editor in Chief of CatInTheFridge.com, where she advocates for animals that some might see as less adoptable but that she sees as very, very special. She is also the primary script writer for the CATastrophes web series, where funny things happen when cats appear. She lives in Chicago, IL and is currently the Manager of Marketing and Community Relations for Tree House Humane Society.
Why Special Needs?
Many animal lovers have never considered the possibility of adopting a special needs pet. In fact, many special needs pets, such as blind pets, three-legged pets, or the like don’t require very much extra care at all and are, in fact, one of a kind. In a world where animal groups are fighting hard to end euthanasia, it is imperative to make people understand that animals who aren’t perfect on the outside are still perfect on the inside. If people understand the value of these pets, it will help in the overall push to create a humane, euthanasia-free future.