Kris & Kritters


Duck Darlings

Personally, I haven’t seen such extended joy in my immediate surroundings since the goats were babies. I’ve been a duck dad for less than a week and already at least 50 people have been blessed by them. When I ‘m not taking them places for older ladies and their families and friends to delight in,…

Delightful Ducklings

Three days ago I bought three ducklings. Yeah, I know: I’m a pushover for baby animals. I haven’t had a duckling since I was a teenager (a long, long time ago!), and when I had that one, I wasn’t able to observe it the way I’ve been able to watch these three because it was…

Maligning Cats Chaps My Hide

Nothing chaps my hide quite the way maligning cats does–or any animal, actually.   The above article went viral on social media with lots of people agreeing with the claptrap reported within it.   When I posted online saying, “Nonsense! I have been around cats large and small, domesticated and captive wild, and…

As the Weather Turns Cold, I Feel Guilty

As the weather goes from autumnal to arctic, I can spend less and less time with my outdoor friends–my goats and chickens. So I start to feel guilty.   Every time I step out the back door, the goats call out to me and the chickens flock to the fence, expecting me to do what…

Cat Claw Clipping

I have a friend with a hefty-size tabby cat. His name is Buddy. I’m guessing he weighs eighteen pounds. (So he has 5 x 18 pounds of potential¬†¬†wrestler in him, as compared to human muscles.)   For several years now, ever since he was a little guy, I’ve been clipping Buddy’s claws every few weeks…

These Cat’s Pajamas are the Cat’s Meow

Look what my “beast” friend Lisa Twining Taylor got for me as an early Christmas gift, so I could wear them between now and Christmas… She got me the ChrisMoose slippers last year for Christmas   “We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.”   I absolutely love…

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Bobcat Kitten and Kris

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