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Scenes From Last Weekend

    This past weekend, we had some good times and some not so good. The dogs enjoyed a walk in the woods Saturday morning.       Zelda had a good time scooping up mulch and dirt with her Frisbee:     Monster and McCoy, however, were not being good! Monster caught this poor bird twice before I was able to rescue it. McCoy caught a wren. They were both angry with me for taking away their prizes.       On a good bird note, the chicks are doing well. We still have seven and they are happy, eating and drinking, and growing.     Rain threatened most of the weekend, finally unleashing Sunday, making for a lazy, rainy end to all our adventures.     Share...

Black Cats – They’re Not Scary!

  Throughout history, black cats were believed to bring bad luck. An old superstition says if a black cat crosses your path, you’ll have bad luck. In many animal shelters, black cats are often overlooked or adopted as a last resort. Many shelters won’t allow black cats to be adopted around Halloween here in America. They’re afraid someone might harm or kill a black cat. These cats were also considered to be connected to witches and demons. In my personal experience, black cats are just like any other cat! Having owned 5 until the recent loss of our Bugsy, my cats all behave like normal cats. I’ve never had bad luck from them walking around across my path, ever. I hope you like these photos of my black cats. Maybe next time you visit...

For The Love Of Boxes!

  Zelda loves playing with boxes and tearing them up. If a package comes in the house, she immediately starts whining and crying like crazy. The only thing that will calm her down is to put it out of her sight, or give in and give it to her.     Sometimes I try to take it away from her, but she’s pretty determined to tear it up.     But she really has a great time when the box is outside! Don’t you agree?   Share...

Young Animals Can Conquer The Stairs

A scary part of growing up for young animals is going up or down the stairs. They’re just learning to move around their world on a flat surface, when suddenly the ground goes up or down! It can be tempting for people to “help” them learn, but pushing, pulling, or even setting them down in the middle of the staircase can be frightening for them. Given time, most animals figure out how to go up or down on their own. Zelda has managed the stairs for a while now, but she sometimes stops to rest here and there. Enjoy her slow motion video!   Share...

Cats And Dogs Can Be Friends!

Many people believe cats and dogs can never be friends. It takes patience and staying close by when introducing them, but my cats and dogs are friends. Once cats learns that dogs won’t chase them, they can relax and slowly become friends. I hope you enjoy these clips of my cats playing and my dogs just watching them.   Share...

Animal Photography: Just Lucky, I Guess

Taking pictures of animals takes a great deal of patience. Trying to catch that perfect shot is often very frustrating! While I have an SLR camera and really want to learn how to use it properly, I find it so convenient to keep my phone close by and ready to catch a quick photo. While all the above photos show the animals with their tongues out, I only planned to get that shot with Noel and Zelda. All the others happened just as I pressed the button to take the picture and found out when I looked at it that I caught them with their tongues sticking out. Sometimes, my good shots are just pure luck! Share...