Posts by KrisSmith

Leapin’ Leopards and Flying Tigers–The Adventure Continues!

I love my brain–especially when I’m asleep!   My dreams about big cats (last night it was leopards and tigers) are continuing, even as my daytime brain is observing and abhors the current crises facing our nation and the world thanks to our C.I.C. (Charlatan In Chief) and his racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, (and the…

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Cougars in the Car-Pet! And One Other Dream

Cougars invading cars and dogs in plays visited me in my dreams last night.   I’ve had  critters on the brain, day and night, recently. With the air quality here in the Pacific Northwest for the past two weeks at “hazardous” levels because of fires in BC Canada and elsewhere, we’ve been advised to stay…

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Much Appreciated!

Thank you to my awesome webmaster, Lisa Twining Taylor of Dancing Goat Web Design, for appending a “$3 hot chocolate” button.   Every click of the button at the side of each blog post will help bolster my anemic post-retirement income and offer further encouragement to me to keep writing these blogs for fellow animal…

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In Memory of Animal Advocate and My Writing Mentor Ted Crail

Reprinted from YellowBalloonPublications.com   I just learned today that my friend and professional writing mentor Ted Crail passed away in April, 2014.   I tried to find him several times the past few years–including writing to his last-known email address and snail mail address in Kalispell MT. No response from him or his wife. That…

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Book Review: The Girl with No Name … Raised By Monkeys

Once in a while I spot a title that raises a big red flag. It leaves me saying, right out loud, even when nobody else is around to hear it, “Seriously?!?”   That’s what happened when I saw “The Girl with No Name: The Incredible Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys”.   I was…

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Book Review: Alex and Me is a Fascinating Study

Amazon link to Alex and Me  http://amzn.to/2vC3tc7 For anyone fascinated with human-animal communication, chimps and gorillas named Washoe, Koko, and Michael and an African Grey Parrot named Alex need no introduction. Nor do their human compatriots Roger Fouts, Francine “Penny” Patterson, and Irene Pepperberg.   I still own a Time magazine from the early 90’s…

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Soup-er Duper Mistake–Face Palm–Oopsie!

All is forgiven NOW, the day after I managed to sling at least a quart of cold vegetable soup  into the face and across the neck and withers of my magnificent Maggie.   I really should have taken pictures of the aftermath of my wayward pitch, but I was in such a hurry to make…

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Want to Read Some Books I’ve Written?

If you’re enjoying these blog posts, thought you might be interested in checking out some of my books. Below are direct links to each of them. Find out more about them (read excerpts and reviews and enjoy a few TV and radio interviews) at YellowBalloonPublications.com DeForest Kelley Up Close and Personal (Kindle Edition) http://www.amazon.com/DeForest-Kelley-Up-Close-Personal-ebook/dp/B019PIKSAY/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 DeForest…

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