Maggie Marton

My Favorite Animal Movie Character

My favorite animal movie character is definitely Sid the sloth from the Ice Age movies. I loved his silly sense of humor and clumsiness and that he was a very kind-hearted sloth.

My Pets

I have two dogs, Emmett, a 6-year-old Staffie mix, and Lucas, a 4-year-old Shepherd mix. They inspire me every single day because they both overcame rough puppyhoods to be healthy, happy, smart, and sweet dogs. Emmett is a therapy dog, and we volunteer for literacy programs and participate in outreach events.

About Maggie Marton

I am a freelance writer based in Bloomington, IN, where I live with my husband John and, of course, Lucas and Emmett. I adore writing about animal-related topics, especially welfare and advocacy issues. When I’m not writing, I love to read, hike with the dogs, blog about my dogs  at, and volunteer for animal welfare groups.