Category Archives: Animals

What’s Eating Your Petunias?

 Originally posted July 2012  Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel at Seven Falls in Manitou Springs, Colorado   Photo by Cindy Pierce June 2012 The above photo is by far one of my favorites of all time. I took it a few weeks ago … Continue reading

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Persistent Pansies

If you are looking for an outdoor blooming plant that can take the cold weather and come back for more, pansies are your best bet. Pansies are quite resilient and will persist even after being buried for a couple of … Continue reading

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Where Have All the Geckos Gone?

  Originally Posted 1/25/2013   I love geckos.  I love them for many reasons: I think they are are cute. They have super-hero suction feet. They are kindof transparent, especially on their underside. They have big, beautiful eyes. They are … Continue reading

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Snow Blindness in Dogs . . . in Dallas?

Hello everyone!  I have been debating which topic to write about the past few days in light of the very odd ice and snow storm we experienced this week in the Dallas area. Having lived here my entire life, I … Continue reading

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Don’t Send Your Hamster to Heaven Too Soon!

Originally published 2/21/2011 WARNING . . . WARNING . . . If you are about to eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you may wish to forego this post! Also, if you aren’t particularly fond of little furry creatures (essentially, mice … Continue reading

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Hello Kitty, Goodbye Bugs

I thought this week I’d focus on my feline companions since I have not given them their due credit on my site. However I plan to tie in a few tidbits about another easy-to-grow plant as well, so if you … Continue reading

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Like Predator – Like Prey

Original post date 4/3/2011  This weekend I was trimming some shrubs in my yard when I came across a rather frightening sight. Actually, I didn’t see the thing when I was trimming, but noticed it when I was sprinting through the “danger … Continue reading

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Close Encounter of the Odorus Kind

Originally posted 9/20/2013 Monday nights for me are generally reserved for easy dinners and an hour of one of the only two TV series I watch fairly regularly – Longmire. Sometimes I watch Rizzoli & Isles on Tuesdays. At any … Continue reading

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