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Myrtle the Turtle Up Close and Personal

Upper image: Carolyn and DeForest Kelley with Sue Keenan feeding the ducks at Tippi Hedren’s Shambala Preserve, Acton California Lower image: De and Sue with Myrtle the Turtle in the Kelley’s back yard later the same day   (Excerpt from DeForest Kelley Up Close and Personal, A Harvest of Memories from the Fan Who Knew…

Skippy the Mouse and Fink the Rat

Ranched-raised in Cle Elum, I wasn’t your typical “mouse/rat-averse” young’un. Creatures great and small thrilled me to my toes.   So I’m sure Mom and Dad weren’t surprised when I walked in from the barn to show them my newest prize: a very young mouse I dubbed Skippy because I kept him in a Skippy…

Never Go Critter Watching with a Bird Watcher

  On the way to a bankrupt beaver ranch to build portable cages so we could transport and release captive families of beavers into the streams of amenable ranchers, my boss/supervisor and I grabbed food at McDonald’s and headed toward the ranch.   She was driving. At one point after she had finished her meal…

ANIMAL ADVOCATES I HAVE KNOWN AND LOVED

By KrisSmith | May 3, 2017 | 0   One of the special perks of being an animal lover and—later in life—a paid professional animal advocate for more than a decade is that I ended up rubbing shoulders with so many of the people who made (and make) animal welfare the work of their lives.…

“Saving Simon” is Terrific

I read Saving Simon: How a Rescue Donkey Taught Me the Meaning of Compassion in one day. I wasn’t able to put it down for very long.   The first few pages are intense and very hard to get through; the rescue scene is so raw and horrific that you want to turn away.  …

Pet Food Recall April 25th 2017

https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm554771.htm

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Bobcat Kitten and Kris

There has been one constant in my life:

Critters.

Critters galore.

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