Birds and flying have been a big point of interest in my family for many years. It started with my father’s father. My grandfather came from Greece as an teenage immigrant and started out delivering food on his bike. He worked hard to make money and saved up and bought a horse and cart to … More Why I Love Birds
As I sat on my screened in porch one morning I heard the varied songs of my feathered friends. When I heard one near me, I attempted to imitate his message in an effort to be friendly. He replied and then I mimicked his sounds again. Back and forth we went. Suddenly I begin to … More My Warbled Mind
Several years ago I had the unique experience of rescuing a hawk. I often saw them flying close to my home and even 15 minutes away at work. I admired their beauty and strength as they flew. This hawk was not flying. He was in the driveway beneath my garage door windows on his back … More I Rescued a Hawk Once
Ever since I can remember I have loved horses. I grew up in the era of cowboy shows and westerns. My Saturdays were filled with Trigger and Roy Rogers, Silver and the Lone Ranger; Fury and Joey; and the multitude of horses on all the other TV shows of that period. These horses were smarter than dogs, … More The Joy and Love of Horses
And now for something a little different. Having had two cats and a love of beauty in most of what I see, l thought I would share these fine, feline photos. Can you tell that I love cats? I have shared pictures of my two already but will share one of each at the end … More Cats of Beauty
I had to have Sister, my cat, euthanized before New Years Day. Sister was a very sweet tempered, actually polite, timid gray and brown tabby with white legs and a white collar. She developed diabetes from a pituitary brain tumor sometime in the last two years. The slowly worsening diabetes made her so hungry that … More How Do You Know When?
Part 1 My life has never been the same since I adopted “my two cats.” I think they plotted to come into my life and make me their servant! They each have their own personalities. But Sister was the one I totally underestimated. (Sister was euthanized December 30, 2018.) Sister was always the timid, sweet, … More My Cats Are Revolting!
Sister, a Queen Cat? There were signs that someone thought she was the queen cat, at least some of the time. Sometimes when I walked down the hall past the guest bathroom, Sister would be standing expectantly by the bathroom sink, looking at me out the door and uttered a sharp, commanding, “MRROW!” I knew … More Memories of Sister, Part 2
Have you seen the video of a woman exercising with her cats? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBAdYAUYtnk So clever. The cats sit quietly and unobtrusively, just keeping her company. Well, let me show you some pictures of how my exercises got with my cat, Norie. One problem is that Norie loves to scratch the rubber mats. The problems begin … More Exercising With Norie
The other day I was driving to a friend’s house to feed her cats while she was away. I was driving about 45 miles an hour. As I drove on the shady two lane road, I looked to my right and took another quick look. There under the trees was a small red fox, just … More Did I Kill It?