Author Archives: Merry

Pet Chickens

I’ve heard a lot about pet chickens lately. I know quite a few veterinarians, some of whom treat poultry exclusively. Of course most of them are involved in farm animal care, but there is a growing culture of people raising … Continue reading

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Picking the White House Dog

I think the new president and his administration will have their hands full, don’t you agree? Soaring inflation, a falling job market and everything else that goes along with being a leader of the free world. During rough times our … Continue reading

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The Rattlesnake on the Porch

My nephew lives in Arizona with his wife and 2 kids. They recently built a beautiful new house, but like so many rural areas of the country, there were animals who lived there first. One evening they returned home and … Continue reading

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Armadillo in the Bushes

My husband and I went for a walk in the Lake Kissimmee Park this weekend. I heard a rustling in the palmetto bushes and made the correct assumption that an armadillo was responsible. Of course I gloated when the little … Continue reading

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Holiday Pet News

The holidays can be a tricky time for your pets. Mistletoe, poinsettia and other plants can be harmful to both cats and dogs. It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement and forget to keep an eye on your … Continue reading

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Butterfly Jewelry to Love

Butterfly jewelry comes in such a variety of styles and colors that adding my own version to the mix was a little daunting! But I love color, and decided to see what I could do to create some interestingly creative … Continue reading

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How Puppies Grow

Is there anything as adorable as a new puppy? The amazing thing is by their first week of life they’re already able to find each other and their mama using scent and heat receptors they have on their noses, as … Continue reading

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An Otter Comes to Town

Otters in the middle of a small city? Yesterday Ed and I were passing over a creek that runs under one of the local streets in town. “Hey, look at this!” a woman with her pet shih tzu motioned us … Continue reading

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Golden Retriever, Tiger Stepmom

In Golden Retriever Adopts 3 Tiger Cubs at Zoo, I learned something fascinating. One, that a domestic dog would willingly nurse the young of another species (we’re talking about TIGERS here), and two, that it isn’t unheard of. I know … Continue reading

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Wild Donkey Gets Friendly!

In This Donkey is a Ham, I learned not only that wild donkeys live in South Dakota, but one particular individual likes to stick his head in car windows! The photo I saw was a little surreal; the woman in … Continue reading

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