Category Archives: Animal Lovers

Animal lovers are pet lovers, the very best kind of people there are! If you love animals, this is the place to be.

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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Lady Bug Invasion!

A ladybug invasion? It can happen. At certain times of the year, these little red and black bugs will gather in gigantic groups. I don’t think they’re trying to keep warm, but there must be something comforting about it for … Continue reading

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Highland Cow Cutie

A miniature Highland cow made an appearance recently on a TV show about a woman who raised all kinds of farm animals and took them around to schools for children to pet and feed. I loved the footage of 6 … Continue reading

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Silver Sheep Pendant Covered in Curls

My sheep pendant design in silver must have been inspired by my four year stint as a country girl in the Sierra Foothills of California (this was in the late 90s). I’ve always loved the way sheep look, and I … Continue reading

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House Rabbits-What a Pet!

I just found a site that is all about the bunny world– lots of cute photographs and comments. A couple of years ago I discovered the popularity of house rabbits at a veterinary conference where I was exhibiting my jewelry. … Continue reading

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Alligators in the Neighborhood?

Alligators have apparently been spotted on the neighborhood streets of rain soaked Melbourne, Florida. This is not so surprising. I’ve lived on the west coast of the state for many years, and the sight of alligators posed like living logs … Continue reading

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Displaced Pandas Wow Zoo Visitors

In Pandas, Sharks and More, I discovered a report on 8 panda youngsters that were evacuated from the recent earthquake in China’s Sichuan province. They seem to be doing well; gnawing on stalks of bamboo, incuriously staring back at admiring … Continue reading

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Cityfied Anchorman’s Funny Blunder

NBC Eyewitness News offers this hysterical video blooper of one of their anchormen describing a getaway on the freeway by cattle named “Black” and “Gus”. Poor guy! I hope he outlives the constant teasing he must be getting not only … Continue reading

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It’s Raining Iguanas!

Iguanas are not a native Florida species, and when we had a cold snap here last winter they started falling out of the trees! Now that would be something to see, and none too pleasant if you happened to get … Continue reading

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Monkeys- Animals that Benefit from Human Testing

I loved this roll reversal; monkeys benefiting from human medical studies. Apparently some primates, especially marmosets and tamarins are very efficient at processing iron and can end up with a condition called hemosiderosis if not carefully monitored. (They’re generally fed … Continue reading

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