Charlie's photos from South Africa

Since the comment box was not showing up on the post about Charlie’s photos from Saturday I thought I would try again.I gave Charlie one of my extra cameras so he could take his own pictures while on our trip. Some of them turned out pretty darn good! These are just some of the pictures Charlie took, all are unedited....more
What fantastic photos, Charlie! I'm jealous of your trip, but so glad you go to go!more

Which Wild Animals Have You Spotted in Your Own Backyard?

Spring has almost sprung and that means it's time to start spotting the "critters" that might be visiting your backyard. Whether you live in the city, the suburbs or out in the country, there's always a chance to get in touch with your inner Ellie May and witness the wonder of our furred and feathered friends. Spotting wildlife helps us recognize that the environment is healthy and functioning....more
@reverberations  I have two wild bluebirds (official name is Western Scrub Jay) that visit my ...more

Animal Magnetism

Anne KimballLife on the Funny Farm...more

Wednesday, Half Way There

This week has been interesting. What has not been helping are the frigid temperatures that Mother Nature has been spewing out of her butt. Seriously MN, who did what to you? The toe-numbing, pain-in-the-brow, induced by your strong winds is not appreciated. Okay, I'm finished whinging, for now. :)Not much to tell because I've been so busy. Between the workshops, submissions, the book and life, I'm stretched to my limit. No complaining here, though....more

Pet Care: Injuries and Health Insurance

Who says animals can't be creative? If you've got pets, then you already know the many ways that beasties can hurt themselves unknowingly. In a recent conversation with Rob Jackson, CEO of Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, we discussed some common - and not so common - injury claims that he sees on his desk (including one that happened in his own office) and how they can be easily avoided....more
No, to insurance, and this pup is lucky you were there.more

Love is a many splendid thing...

As I walked into my friend’s house, I spotted her cat across the room. “Wow, he got big,” I commented as I sat down on the floor and extended my hand. “I know!  But he’s not going to come over,” she explained.  “He is so unfriendly.” ...more

Unique Gift Idea for Kids

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Animal Ambassadors

If anyone asks, I always say I'm not an animal person. Animals have teeth and can't talk. How scary is that! I'd much rather spend my time with someone who I'm not afraid will bite my hand off.Even though I've been attacked by dogs, cats, geese and palmetto bugs in the past there are some animals that still hold a special place in my heart. This is dedicated to all the animal ambassadors in my life. Life is all sunshine and sausages with The Mooch....more

Exciting Times For Favorite Political Animals

Everybody seems to agree that politics is going to the dogs. All we have left to decide is how the dogs would vote....more