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
I love to go to our Asheboro Zoo, in Asheboro, North Carolina. Until two years ago I went at least once a year with my friends to see what was new or what we may had missed on the last trip. But I always enjoy the familiar, favorite animals. The zoo covers 2,600 acres (500 … More I Love the Asheboro Zoo!
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 a 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
My second son, D, called me on the Friday before the ice/snow came last winter. He was sick with the flu and had my nine month old grandson to care for. C, his wife, had to work because of limited sick time from her time out with bronchitis and strept throat. C’s job is away … More Five Goats on an Icy Day
My two cats bring so much joy to my life, that I wrote this poem about them. (Sister passed away December 31, 2018.) I have two cats who are great company, Grey tabby, Sister; and Norie, who’s ebony. Their relationship has a fragile concordance, Which tries my feline behavior patience. As much as they help … More My Two Cats
I have been pondering something. We have all seen cats grooming themselves. They lick their fur from head to tail. While they are grooming themselves the barbs on their tongues catch every bit of lint, loose hair, dust or dirt particles, every minuscule piece of dead or alive matter, litter dust that was caught on … More Bizarre Feline Eating Habits!
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!
If you’ve been reading my blog posts, you will get the idea of how much I love cats, specifically my, Norie. So 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 … More Cats of Beauty
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
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?