Monthly Archives: August 2008

Oldest Horse – 51 Years of Age!

Old horses are rare, so when I found out about Copper, who was born in 1953 I was amazed- why, he and I are practically contemporaries! This old fellow has practically worn down his teeth, and doesn’t move too fast … Continue reading

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Raw Food for Pets

I’ve heard a lot about feeding dogs and cats raw meat, since that’s what they’d be feasting on naturally. But there seem to be a lot of pros and cons on both sides of the raw vs. cooked food for … Continue reading

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Chickens as Pets (Really!)

Have you heard about the recent interest in raising chickens for their pet qualities? The people I’ve met who actually have chicken pets assure me they have distinct personalities and are a lot of fun to have around. When I … Continue reading

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Bearded Dragon, Pet and Charm

This bearded dragon charm is based upon a bearded dragon which was once upon a time the favorite pet of my young niece. When adolescence struck, she recognized that her interest in him had waned and off he went to … Continue reading

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Turkeys on my Lawn

I miss the turkeys. When I had my place in the country, every afternoon in the late spring and early summer flocks of wild turkeys strolled across our property. There was a primary mama, an auntie, and about a dozen … Continue reading

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Przewalski’s Horse Reverse Vasectomy

This rare Przewalski’s horse got a reverse vasectomy recently at the National Zoo In Washington D.C. Since 1970 this species has been extinct in the wild; the only current populations are in various zoos internationally. The Przewalski’s horse is one … 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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Pugs-What a Face!

On the recent entry Telling Me Something, Cappy? an intent little pug seems to be willing the pantry door open, perhaps for a special treat. It reminded me of how the relationship we have with our dogs is so unique. … Continue reading

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Cat Baths

Cats taking baths. Why is this cute? From tiny kittens clumsily learning how, to lions grooming themselves after a delicious wildebeest supper- the image of a cat bathing is always adorable and a little humorous as well. Unlike most people, … 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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