I couldn't let it go

http://www.htrnews.com/article/20100306/MAN0101/3060461/1357/MAN01/Bear-... This article talks about a woman who had several fingers bitten off by a bear at a zoo in Wisconsin because she was drunk and went past all the signs that said stay away and do not feed the animals. It later goes on to talk about a 2 year old who went to pet the wolves and got his arm torn off and the animals were euthanized....more

Working for yourself

Lift that bail tote that barge  I have given myself a homework assignment for this evening: I must watch Four Christmas's. Its been sitting there gathering dust in its little envelope since, oh, I don't know, a long time ago. ...more

Cooking

Cooking  I just had a very ADD moment. I had settled in front of the machine and flipped through a couple or five sites I wanted to check on and then got to the business of getting an entry done. And then I decided that I really, really needed to make dog cookies! Right Now! Green shamrock cookies to be precises and I needed to get these done right here right now because if I didn't do it right here right now Dogger might run out of cookies tomorrow or the next day! ...more

Enough. We have to stop owning wild animals.

I’ve worried for a long time about animals in captivity being forced to perform. It feels morally wrong. This time, the whale killing the trainer decided it for me. I’ve also been increasingly uncomfortable at zoos. Now I believe we shouldn’t have them....more

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.  Yours is quite an unusual exposure ...more

For The Love Of A Cat

Misconceptions I once held:  Cats are independent & mysterious & selfish & nasty. Cats don't bond to people, & they really like to be left alone. Cats aren't really my kind of animal. Cats just are too, well, "cat-ish" for my taste....more

Let's Get Started With A Bit About Me

 Hey, all! I joined BlogHer a while back, but I have yet to do much with my account. Today's as good as any, & so I decided to have a good look around to try & figure out what I want to do with my account here. I already have 3 blogs, & so another one here seems a bit redundant. However, this could be a good opportunity to try something different....more

Monday Dose of Market: Two Words. Baby Chicks!!!

Wildfire Farms brought 100 baby chicks to the Denver Urban Homesteading Indoor Market this past weekend.  These future egg-producers are Rhode Island Reds, Buff Orpingtons, Plymouth Barred Rocks, and Araucanas.  Cute is an understatement. ...more

Can I Get a What-What? It's Crafting Time!

Okay, so here we go, first post on a new blog site! Boy am I excited! A few of you followed me on my old Myspace page, but now it's time to bring in the upbeat. It's a new year, a new life, and a new love for me. My little son Toby has taught me much in the six months he has been around. I've learned how to love life finally, and give back to the karma of the universe. ...more

Bathing with your pets

Fun and The Games  Well, I did get my list done. The dog bathing, the laundry doing, etc. and I did it all on Friday Night while the rest of you were out "doing stuff" and "having fun" and "living life to the fullest" - I was taking a bath with my dog. ...more

Me, My Yorkie, and God

Seven years ago, my daughter, Kara Beth, who was sixteen at the time asked for a Labrador retriever for Christmas.  Her dad quickly reminded her that we lived in the church parsonage which was right by the church parking lot and that we just couldn’t have a Labrador retriever....more