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Patchin’ Up a Pigeon

I’ve been patching up a pigeon whose tail feathers were yanked out and whose wing was injured by a cat.   It (I won’t say “he” or “she” because I don’t know its gender)  is just about ready to get airborne and fly free again. It is flapping both wings, going from branch to branch…

Animal Lovers and Losers

For seventeen years, I shared my life with an African serval cat named Deaken (‘Dea’ in honor of his mother Rhodesia’s nickname, and ‘ken’ in honor of his father’s full name, Kenya). One of the  most frequently-asked questions, when people discovered I had him, was, “What do people think when you walk him around on…

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.   http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/gone-viral/os-cats-kill-you-bigger-study-post.html   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…

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Bobcat Kitten and Kris

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