Category Archives: Wildlife

Self-Aware

In some circles, there is the belief that young children and animals do not have self-awareness. This clashes with most people’s experiences of having been young children at earlier stages of our lives. Personally, I had a strong sense of … Continue reading

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Transitoriness

I sat on the front porch step taking in the fresh air, the screeching of some blue jays, and the beauty of natural things. Then it happened. A shimmering dragonfly landed on my left knee. I held my breath so … Continue reading

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Hearing Noises

Just a few moments ago the furnace cycled off then a second later there was a “boom” noise. It was the sound of the sheet metal ductwork returning to its resting shape. Over the past few years, the combination of … Continue reading

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Laughing My Head Off

Today will probably be a very happy day. This is generally true if I awaken with a laugh. Once again, the auspicious feeling of mirth was how today began. I wish I could remember the dream that triggered it. I … Continue reading

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Opposable Thumbs On Cats And Dogs?

I had gotten tired of listening to the news about the on-going implosion of the United States due to a certain man in Washington, so I tapped the tuning button on the radio to find a different radio station. That’s … Continue reading

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Animals …Floral Friday

Once again it’s time to raid the supply shelf to supply the urge for animal themed containers. There’s something about novelties that replicate creatures that brings a smile to the face. A subtle sense of deep seated nostalgia is awakened … Continue reading

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The Secret Life Of Cats (Review)

I have one lingering criticism of Thomas McNamee’s latest book The Inner Life of Cats: The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions. That is there are no photographs of the cat who is the featured character. The only cats … Continue reading

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