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In the digital world, it’s easy to share, collaborate, learn and even grow with people you have never met before. I love that idea…that I can connect with someone around the corner or across the globe. I’ve always been fascinated by people, their culture, what makes a person unique and with something as simple as an internet connection, you have the whole world to explore.

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Why I Love Animals: The Funny Ferret

Posted by on Aug 28, 2019 in Editorial Works | 0 comments

Why I Love Animals: The Funny Ferret

By Michelle Mantor as published in Houston PetTalk, March 2019, Photography By Prudence Is this little fuzzy girl not the cutest thing? You may agree or you might say “ick, how could you hold that critter?” Which, oddly enough, is what my mom would say! Depending on your “animal gene” as I like to call it, you may fall anywhere on the spectrum from seeing the value in ALL animals and their relevance in the ecosystem to having no respect for animals at all.  If you are like me, you’re fascinated by all creatures and the brilliance of...

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Why I LOVE Animals: Beautiful Parrots

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019 in Editorial Works | 0 comments

Why I LOVE Animals: Beautiful Parrots

Why I Love Animals is a monthly column published by Michelle Mantor in Houston PetTalk Magazine. Each column focuses on a different species, their value to our environment and what makes them unique in hopes that their future’s are preserved. Photo by Photography By Prudence What I love about animals is how they instill WONDER in me. I can’t really explain the reason why and I’m satisfied not to – I’m ok with just embracing the fact that God gave me a passion and I’m fortunate to have found it after years of searching.  Some of my...

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Freedom’s Colic Story: Multiple Modalities Proved Successful

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Blog | 0 comments

Freedom’s Colic Story: Multiple Modalities Proved Successful

By Renee Adiar; Intro by Michelle Mantor; As published in Houston PetTalk Magazine Jan/Feb 2019. Many of you are familiar with the paint stallion, (now gelding), I rescued in 2016, who I named Freedom. Our story was chronicled in the January/February 2018 issue along with a video that introduced the people who helped me save him. One of those angels was Renee Adair, a natural horsemanship and EEL trainer. In September of this year, Freedom returned to Renee’s home for a couple of months because he was sunburning and her place is lush with...

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Respect

Posted by on Dec 29, 2018 in Editorial Works | 0 comments

Respect

Respect – as published in December 2018 Issue of Houston PetTalk: Photo by Evin Thayer; LB provided by Mini Pig Rescue of Houston Being a part of humanity is filled with questions – Why are we here? What are we trying to accomplish? What is God’s plan? Why is there evil and pain? The list could go on and on with the BIG questions that drive us crazy because the answers are arbitrary and typically not provable, thus reducing the answers to a matter of faith.  We are barraged with information, hatred, love, cruelty, injustice,...

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My Rescue Horse Freedom: Our Journey of the Heart

Posted by on Jan 24, 2018 in Editorial Works | 0 comments

My Rescue Horse Freedom: Our Journey of the Heart

After a year and a half, I finally saw my dream of a Horse issue for PetTalk come true featuring my rescue horse Freedom and our journey together. Many people were instrumental in helping me save him and I hope our story inspires others to rescue any species their hear desires! Read our story in the digital issue of Houston PetTalk Jan. 2018. http://editiondigital.net/publication/?i=464970&ver=html5&p=24

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Stian’s High School Graduation

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Blog, Event Photos | 0 comments

Stian’s High School Graduation

It’s a tough, bitter-sweet day for a mom when your first born graduates from High School. After 18 years of loving, guiding, protecting, influencing, strengthening, teaching…it’s time to let go a little and just pray that your love and dedication to this soul will serve them well and they will find happiness in life. Pictured here with his loyal gang in life (Mom, Nana, Aunt Kim, sister Kaia and Dad). I love this boy dearly and I’m so proud of him…he’s heading off on a new journey – saying goodbye to...

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Fun Animals Encounters When Traveling

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Travel Photos | 0 comments

Fun Animals Encounters When Traveling

Going to new places in the world is so energizing – I guess because it’s exciting and a little scary at the same time. We get used to our own little world and when we leave it, we leave behind a feeling of security. But we also leave behind a sense that our life is a bit stale and we just might be missing a lot by not exploring. For me, the tug to explore typically wins out and I’ve been fortunate enough to visit some beautiful places like St. Croix, Grand Cayman, Bahamas, Maine, Newport RI, Belize, Costa Rica, etc…and...

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Sunsets in Destin, Fla.

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Projects Photos | 0 comments

Sunsets in Destin, Fla.

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My Rescue Horse: Freedom

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Favorite Things | 0 comments

My Rescue Horse: Freedom

Most of my friends and family would say I was trying to do the right thing but made a wrong decision when my heart decided “we” should save an abused and neglected horse seized by Houston Humane Society in mid 2016. I named him Freedom because that’s what he deserves after years of neglect. Time will tell if my friends and family are right. Some days I think they are but most other days I believe in this blind journey that Freedom and I are traveling together. Given my background of zero horse knowledge and a bit of a fear...

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Michelle Featured in Absolutely Memorial Magazine July 2017

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Media Mentions | 0 comments

Michelle Featured in Absolutely Memorial Magazine July 2017

A little mention about me in Absolutely Memorial Magazine, just before their name change to SWOON – Photo by Prudence Allwein

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