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Tuesday January 15th, 2013 at 12:58 PM
The picture above was my first encounter with a real snake not the harmless garter snakes in my Western New York lawn. We were on a family Florida trip. Unlike pictures posed with parrots, I felt uneasy for this picture but smiled anyway. In this moment, I learned that I could feel uneasy and safe, as long as I treated this animal with respect.It was 1977.I was 6 years old. I still remember at 42.
That a snake moves like a fish on land is utterly foreign to our human experience.Our inability...
Wednesday January 9th, 2013 at 09:01 PM
Welcome to the3rd Annual Pet Blogger Challenge. Today, Amy Burkert our lovely hostfromGoPetFriendly.com- invitesall pet bloggers to explore their purpose for blogging and to share techniques that best achieve their goals.
Ill be participating in my own way this year, so please forgive me tossing out every question about post scheduling, audience retention, and monitoring success. My2011and 2012posts address these things and my opinions have not changed.Bottom line: Meaningful titles drive...
Saturday November 17th, 2012 at 10:53 AM
More fun than staring down dead birds in your freezer, and worth 1 minute and 17 seconds of your time, watch these live turkeys comically slip and slide downhill in my side yard. Who needs TV in these parts when you have a window? Be sure to stick around for the surprisingly ambitious stray cat at the end!Happy Thanksgiving Week!
Side note: We dont have snow yet.This was shot last year. I just finally pulled the footage for edit.
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Wednesday November 14th, 2012 at 01:36 PM
A fleet of Army Jeeps rolled slowly down a still sleepy 21st Street in Coney Island. They parked in perfect rows at a sandy asphalt tennis court across the street from where I stood. Next came 10 ambulances. Suddenly, the enormity of the situation rang crystal clear. This iswhy we, Hoags Corners Volunteer Fire Company, drove 3 1/2 hours through the dark to deliver hurricane relief supplies by morning.
Imagine being elderly, disabled or simply without another place to go when Hurricane Sandy...
Monday October 22nd, 2012 at 12:33 PM
For every tweet and blog post featuring the #BTC4A hashtag (short for Be the Change for Animals) from October 22-27, Petco will donate $1 for rescue pets up to $5000 at BarkWorld!
This is one of those topics that gets me right here. Pictured above is Trex. Hes one of our adoptable dogs at Dog House Adoptions, one of roughly 30 who weve offered shelter from the streets in Rensselaer County, NY since our founding 6 months ago.
I know, first hand, how much small, local rescue does...
Tuesday October 16th, 2012 at 05:07 PMPeople Politics
Tonight, Americans will watch another Presidential Debate. Spin doctors will judge through the long, dark night which candidate is top dog or underdog. Citizen punditry will dog Facebook and Twitter feeds with renewed fury.All will be asking, Can this dog hunt?
As a nation, our political appetites are insatiable. And now the dogs have joined the mix in a funny new book called Red Dog/Blue Dog: When Pooches Get Political(affiliate link)by Chuck Sambuchinol.Dog Politics
Monday October 15th, 2012 at 03:59 AMGetting Catty
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service placed the jaguar on the US endangered species listin 1997, after urging from the Center for Biological Diversitylawsuits and grassroots organizers.Moving forward,U.S. Fish and Wildlife hasnow proposed to protect a few key mountain ranges along the Mexican border as critical habitat.While the Center for Biological Diversity calls the proposed areas vital, they also say these areas are not nearly enough to ensure the big cats recovery.
Saturday October 6th, 2012 at 05:08 PM
Today, I woke to a message on a silly YouTubevideo of my cat,Jed, posted back in 2010 called Cat Turns Treat Monster. The note simply said, So many people were brought here by ThisIsHorosho. It was the only recent comment of many in English, other than onethatsays Russian Invasion!
Having seen traffic from known sources like The Huffington Post,CesarsWay, and I Can Has Cheeseburger, I wondered who this Horosho person was.A quick Google/Wiki search (and a poor English to Russian translation)...
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