As I sit here on my screened in porch this morning I hear the varied songs of my feathered friends. When I hear one near me in an effort to be friendly I attempt to imitate his message. He replies and then I mimic his sounds. Back and forth we go. Suddenly I begin to … More My Warbled Mind
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?
I pride myself on my love of nature and self-taught knowledge of nature and animals. My parents sought to give my siblings and I many richly educational, wonderful adventures as we traveled to Mexico, the World’s Fair, Expo 67, in Montreal, the mountains, beaches, zoos, and camping in our travel trailer, and later a mobile … More I Tried!!