HubMob Weekly Topic: All About Pets

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  1. Ryan Hupfer profile image64
    Ryan Hupferposted 10 years ago

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    For this week's HubMob, I have decided to cover a topic that is truly close to many people's hearts - their pets. I have never really been a pet owner, but as I meet more and more people I realize the huge role that they play in the lives of others around me. So, this HubMob is basically a way for all of you pet lovers out there to let the world know a little bit about what you have figured out about pets.

    Also, if you're not a fan of pets, you can play along, too - just publish a Hub on something like 'Why I am happy about never owning a smelly pet'. You're free to write about whatever you want for this HubMob(we get some reeeally interesting stuff), just so long as it's somewhat about the topic of pets. 

    As usual, I left it pretty wide open as far as specific Hub topic ideas go, but it seems like none of you ever have trouble putting your spin on whatever I throw out each week. So, whether you want to write about 'Tips On Managing Multiple Dogs In One House' or 'The Best Way To Clean An Iguana Cage', there is always something about pets that you know about the most, so write away!

    To join this week's HubMob, please follow the steps below:

    1. Come up with an amazing idea to write your Hub on that has something to do with the topic of Halloween and what about it you always look forward to. Make the topic your own and feel free to have fun with it, research it or wing it. It's up to you on how you write your HubMob Hub.

    2. After you come up with your topic idea, click this link and answer the Request that I entered in for all of you HubMobsters. Feel free to use the tags that I suggested or add a few of your own.

    3. Write a an awesomely comprehensive Hub that completely covers your topic idea. Be sure to add an RSS Capsule that includes the RSS feed to the rest of this week's HubMob entries (Link: http://hubpages.com/request/7545/best?rss) and also add one of the HubMob images below to your Hub so that everyone who reads it will know that it is part of the official HubMob topic of the week.

    http://hubpages.com/u/513477_f520.jpg

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    4. After you publish your HubMob Hub, reply in this Forum thread with a brief description of what topic idea you wrote about, why you chose it and a link to your newly published contribution to the HubMob. I mean, we all want to see, too!

    5. Keep track of your Hub and keep us updated on any traffic that you're getting and post some screenshots if you end up HubMobbing a few search keyword over on Google.

    6. Promote the HubMob by sending out this link to your friends, family and complete strangers http://HubPages.com/info/hubmob

  2. Shadesbreath profile image79
    Shadesbreathposted 10 years ago

    LOL figures I posted a pet hub like an hour ago.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image64
      Ryan Hupferposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I thought that we'd get a good response from this one...looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with.

      I might have to do a Hub on 'The Luxuries Of Not Owning A Pet' or something.

      Or, I could do 'How To Deal With A Girlfriend Who Really Really Really Wants A Pug'.  smile

      http://api.ning.com/files/tlB4pKQX5mhQg842e--k1X9Lg5L8WZ5rCzWkQSXXy4w_/pug0507.jpg

      1. Whitney05 profile image84
        Whitney05posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I like the first one. Personally, as much as I love my pets, it's a huge strain on one's life. It definitely poses a number of extra baggages. I'd say as many pros as there are having pets, there are just as many cons.

        As for pugs.. *scrunches nose* cute but way to many health problems, definitely touch on that one if you opt the second..

        Man I've been playing more on the forums or at least reading them than I have been writing. Sad.  I'm being a procrastinator today.

      2. Bonnie Ramsey profile image79
        Bonnie Ramseyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I have a Pug and they are wonderful! I just love this picture, Hup!
        As for the health problems, we are dealing with a treatable illness right now but then he is 8 years old (rather 56 in dog years) so I think we are pretty fortunate in that area.

        I will definitely be doing a hub on the pets topic but I am embarrassed to say that I have no clue as to the RSS thing. Never used it and don't know where to start. Guess I'll have to research that part before I get started!

  3. Zsuzsy Bee profile image88
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 10 years ago

    Wow! Ryan, that will get quite a few hubbers motivated. Good one. zs

  4. Lazur profile image76
    Lazurposted 10 years ago
  5. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 10 years ago

    Ah man thanks Ryan, I could have done my spaying female dogs hub for the hubmob. Guess I'll have to think of a new hub or two. :-/ Shouldn't be too hard though.


    Yea I did 2. one that answered another request and one that sort of related to the request, but could have been a hubmob answer instead. Oh well, it'll just get my mind working for another idea.

  6. Anna Marie Bowman profile image87
    Anna Marie Bowmanposted 10 years ago

    http://hubpages.com/hub/My-New-Pets

    I got kind of an early start for today!!!

  7. Stacie Naczelnik profile image74
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    Now that I'm post-GRE, I have time for some hubbing again, and this is a topic I can sink my teeth into (not literally, vegematarian here).

  8. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 10 years ago

    Glad to see you back Stacie. It's been a while. :-)

  9. desert blondie profile image56
    desert blondieposted 10 years ago

    Pets, hummm...will have to think on that one...guess I'll want it to be as 'adorable' as the image you posted here ... I've got two adorable dogs...but what to say about them? Guess my brain's not too awake yet this Monday morning.

  10. gwendymom profile image74
    gwendymomposted 10 years ago

    Like shades I have posted 2 hubs about pets but I can try to come up with something.

  11. gwendymom profile image74
    gwendymomposted 10 years ago

    pugs are cute. I love how they looked like they ran into something with their face. That just adds to their character.

  12. profiler profile image75
    profilerposted 10 years ago

    Here's my hub of the week. It's about pet diseases especially the ones that can cross to humans, and how to avoid them.

    I hope you find the info useful big_smile

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Health-and-illn … e-you-sick

  13. kerryg profile image82
    kerrygposted 10 years ago

    Oops, I did this one a couple weeks ago with the praying mantis thing, and I'm not sure I'd have anything interesting to say about dogs and cats. Someday I hope to be able to write a hub on working out a compromise between one spouse who thinks dogs are too unsanitary to live inside and another who thinks non-working dogs should be with their people most of the time so they don't bark incessantly, etc. but no such compromise has been worked out yet and we remain dogless. sad 

    Hmm. ~pulls out thinking cap~

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image64
      Ryan Hupferposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hey kerryg,

      It doesn't have to be about cats and dogs - just about anything that has to do with pets. I'm sure that you can find something to write about?

      I can come up with some off-the-wall and random stuff it you'd like. smile

  14. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
    mistyhorizon2003posted 10 years ago

    Well, here goes. My hub is all about caring for your ferrets and what fun they are as pets. I hope all enjoy it.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Keep-a-Pet-Ferret

  15. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 10 years ago

    I hope this proves to be entertaining:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Pets-That-Write-Poetry

  16. jimmythejock profile image85
    jimmythejockposted 10 years ago

    No hubs for me until the weekend , gotta study, doing a first aid course for work.....jimmy
    ps maybe I will hub about that at the weekend though lol

  17. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 10 years ago

    A hub on first aid for pets would be good.

  18. spryte profile image79
    spryteposted 10 years ago

    *evil grin*

    Good!  I can finally use a story I've been saving...

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image64
      Ryan Hupferposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Uh oh. smile

  19. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 10 years ago

    Oh No! This should be good.

  20. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
    mistyhorizon2003posted 10 years ago

    My latest hub on this topic is all about the incredibly easy and cheap pets to own called 'Sea-Monkeys'. No vets bills and an inexpensive, great child's first pet.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Sea-Monkeys-the … ets-of-all

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image64
      Ryan Hupferposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Great Hub, Misty! Sea Monkeys have always seemed pretty weird to me, but you're definitely right - they're about as easy as it gets. smile

      http://www.choiceshirts.com/images/A1/17/A1179F-md.jpg <-- Sea Monkey?

  21. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 10 years ago

    That's a good one. smile

  22. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
    mistyhorizon2003posted 10 years ago

    This link is for the Hub I have written about the pet goat I owned many years ago called Trixie, and what a funny character she truly had. A bit like having a big dog with hooves.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/My-Pet-Goat-Trixie

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image64
      Ryan Hupferposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      OK, goats might be cooler than sea monkeys.

      You milked your pet....wow. smile

      http://z.hubpages.com/u/562896_f520.jpg

  23. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
    mistyhorizon2003posted 10 years ago

    Thanks for your comment on my Sea-Monkeys Hub Ryan. I can't seem to reply though as it keeps telling me some bits required for the quote are missing, not sure why though. Anyway, you are right, Sea-Monkeys make a fascinating first pet for children and are about as easy as it gets. smile

  24. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 10 years ago

    My first hubmob for pets, and it's pretty much a take on spaying female dogs. I figured I needed to do the male version. Anyway, here it is.


    Neutering your male dog:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Neutering-Your-Male-Dog

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image64
      Ryan Hupferposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      OK, after reading this Hub I have now decided that being milked maybe isn't so bad.

      Whoa.

  25. spryte profile image79
    spryteposted 10 years ago

    Okay...here it is.  My confession of guilt...

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-NOT-to-euthanize-a-hamster?

    I'm apologizing now to all animal lovers.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image64
      Ryan Hupferposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Oh. My. Goodness.

      You all need to read this...it's so funny and sad all at the same time.

      Stop playing with my emotions, Spryte!

      http://z.hubpages.com/u/563235_f520.jpg

      1. spryte profile image79
        spryteposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        LOL!  Sorry Ryan...I completely forgot how sensitive you are smile

  26. KT pdx profile image77
    KT pdxposted 10 years ago

    A HAH!!!  The cat lady can go crazy with writing!!!  Mwaahaahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Watch out world!  wink  I don't know if you guys are ready for my stories or not.

  27. KT pdx profile image77
    KT pdxposted 10 years ago
  28. Just_Rodney profile image79
    Just_Rodneyposted 10 years ago

    Well fellow hubbers here is my contribution for the week.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Making-Space-For-a-Ring-Neck

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image64
      Ryan Hupferposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Rodney, I think that he's waiting on you...congrats!

      http://www.featheredkids.com/images/ringneck.gif

  29. gwendymom profile image74
    gwendymomposted 10 years ago

    here is mine,
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Chosing-a-pet-b … ersonality
    I had a little help on this one.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image64
      Ryan Hupferposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      HAHA!

      Looks like you had some issues getting started on this one, eh?



      smile

  30. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 10 years ago

    Pet rocks, caring for them, and who should have a pet rock.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Pet-Rocks

    And, I updated my male neutering hub to include a few myths about neutering your male dog.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image64
      Ryan Hupferposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Finally, a pet that even I can take care of...haha.

      Not sure if my girlfriend would accept this in place of a Pug, though. smile

  31. pcjunkychick profile image73
    pcjunkychickposted 10 years ago
  32. Dottie1 profile image63
    Dottie1posted 10 years ago

    Here's another one:  Your Cat Could Be Famous Like These Other Famous Cats

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Your-Cat-Could- … amous-Cats

  33. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 10 years ago

    Number three and last for the week: large snakes as pets
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Large-Snakes-as-Pets

  34. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
    mistyhorizon2003posted 10 years ago

    This is a hub about how I made the mistake of trying to bath my chicks as a child, and nearly killed them in the process. The guilt I felt still lives with me to this day.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Day-I-Bathed-My-Chicks

  35. Rochelle Frank profile image93
    Rochelle Frankposted 10 years ago

    I caught a baby ground squirrel when I was ten. Though is was a very sweet little pet-- I would not  do it again.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/My-Wild-Pet-Pocket-Mouse

  36. Lady Guinevere profile image59
    Lady Guinevereposted 10 years ago

    Here is mine that I did today and didn't see this was posted 2 days ago:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/My-Little-Black-Cat

  37. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
    mistyhorizon2003posted 10 years ago

    This is the true story of how I got our local faith healing chapel to pray for my poorly rabbit. I hope you enjoy it.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-I-Got-the-L … -my-Rabbit

  38. spryte profile image79
    spryteposted 10 years ago

    I was in the mood to write tonight and I really like this week's hubmob topic...so I bring you the story of Pretty Boy, one of many budgies that shared my family home...

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Pretty-Boy---Life-With-A-Budgie

  39. KT pdx profile image77
    KT pdxposted 10 years ago
  40. sixtyorso profile image74
    sixtyorsoposted 10 years ago

    Hello All I am back from my travels. Here is my take on this one!
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Pet-Cemetary-A- … and-deaths

    1. spryte profile image79
      spryteposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Sixty!!! *hugs*  Welcome back!

  41. Rochelle Frank profile image93
    Rochelle Frankposted 10 years ago

    One on why you don't want a wild animal pet--
    as a followup to my hub on having a wild "Pocket Mouse".

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-You-Dont-Wa … Animal-Pet

  42. Lela Davidson profile image85
    Lela Davidsonposted 10 years ago

    I wrote about the pros and cons of my OTHER baby, an Italian Greyhound.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/What-You-Need-t … our-Family

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image64
      Ryan Hupferposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I was a greyhound in college. smile

      University of Indianapolis, baby!

      http://www.glvcsports.com/images/indy/2006/10/6/ui_logo_web.jpg

  43. Ryan Hupfer profile image64
    Ryan Hupferposted 10 years ago

    p.s. Tons of HubMobsters! These are great smile

  44. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
    mistyhorizon2003posted 10 years ago

    This Hub is all about the pets I have owned and how the various ones have amused me. I hope it amuses you all too.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Funny-Stories-A … I-have-Had

  45. wannabwestern profile image90
    wannabwesternposted 10 years ago

    I published a Halloween Hub last week only to finally realize there was more to the HubMob gravy train than staying on topic. I'm linked and ready, baby! My Hub describes how to protect small pets from predators in the desert Southwest. Lots of people move out here, leave their pets outside overnight, then find their pets' leashes chewed through and their pets gone. It is a gruesome problem that can easily be prevented. Check it out:

    How to Protect Your Small Pets from Desert Predators big_smile

  46. Marian Swift profile image59
    Marian Swiftposted 10 years ago

    Ho-kay ...

    I've got nothin' again for this week's Mob, and just logged in to cheer you all on.

    But ... first thing I see?  My account got hijacked!!!  Here's the proof:

    How to Supervise Your Humahnz

    My husband denies all knowledge, even under severe bribery.  So I believe him.

    But if I ever catch the culprits, they're in for the bathtime of their lives -- complete with lavender bubbles!

    1. KT pdx profile image77
      KT pdxposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      A HAH!!!  I think they were in cahoots with mine.  Mine wrote a hub a few days ago when I wasn't looking, about adopting us.  >^..^<

  47. anne.moss profile image61
    anne.mossposted 10 years ago

    I think I did it? Followed all the instructions, got the hub by following the request, added the RSS and the banner and this is the result -
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Five-Simple-Ide … ntertained

    Whew, a bit unnerving for this newb! Thanks KT for introducing me to the option to create a HubMob!

    1. KT pdx profile image77
      KT pdxposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You're welcome, Anne.  Great hub!  And yes, you did it right.  smile

  48. JohnNettleton profile image60
    JohnNettletonposted 10 years ago

    All about pets -well I wrote this short article a few days ago, its about the pleasure in owning dogs and the pleasure in not owning dogs. I hope you like it John

    http://hubpages.com/hub/The-trouble-with-Dogs

  49. Just_Rodney profile image79
    Just_Rodneyposted 10 years ago

    Another hub for the pets http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Thousand-Rand-Cat
    This one is for all those who work for animal shelters and SPCA's world wide cool

  50. wannabwestern profile image90
    wannabwesternposted 10 years ago

    OK, Here is another HubMob pet topic I wrote for all those wannab pet owners. As I have time I'm hoping to link to some of the other hubbers' animal shelter hubs.

    22 Ways to Experience Having Pets When You Can't Keep One at Home

    How fun to be involved in the HubMob explosion! It is stretching my writing skills and giving me some new ideas to write on.

 
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