Today we make a real departure from our cat blog focus to welcome a most unusual therapy animal, but one we feel needs to be honoured.
Therapy rats are unusual but, like therapy cats, their star is firmly on the rise. Therapy animals can make a huge difference to many lives round the world, and seeing these great rats in the spotlight is very positive. Read on to find out more about Team HW.
Meet Worldwide Bloggers Healing Whiskers – Finalist in the BlogPaws® 2017 Nose to Nose Awards.
Healing Whiskers, Therapy Rats
Where in the world are Healing Whiskers based?
Oliver and I are in Rome, Georgia but sometimes travel outside of Rome for therapy events.
What is your favourite part of creating your blog?
I love informing people about what we do, and what exactly therapy rats are! Our blog is becoming an informational hub for people who want to do this themselves, and I am happy to share information about what goes into therapy rats.
What kind of readership have you discovered enjoys your blog, and learning about Therapy Rats?
Across our social media pages, we have seen the most interaction on Tumblr which is mostly the younger crowd in the teens, 20’s, and 30’s. The unique and cute aspect of a therapy rat is very appealing to them and we love our readers!
What are the joys and challenges of being a Rat in the blogosphere?
We are one of just a few and we are all resources for future rat owners. I dread that someone doesn’t do enough research and impulse buys a rat because they saw a cute photo online. But, then again, you have the very few who do their research and become amazing rat parents. That makes me happy!
I love the uniqueness of our blog and how people find joy in our content.
Will you suggest some of your favourite posts for our readers to discover more about you.
We are still working on some basic therapy rat training posts, but here are some good outlines:
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Our thanks to Healing Whiskers for being part of our spotlight on worldwide blogs. Discovering many new and influential stars of the blogosphere makes our worldwide series exciting reading. Check out our up-to-date feature page.
Thank you to the HW family
Miranda Kitten, Editor