Category Archives: Animals

Biscuit – Pyscho Cat

Originally posted Nov 2012 I wasn’t planning to write a post this morning. I have one in the works regarding pansies and ornamental cabbages, but it isn’t quite finished yet. This is the week of Thanksgiving and I am so … Continue reading

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Gardening with Dogs

Originally published September 2011. I begin this article with a chuckle as I think of the photo I snapped above of my elderly blind and deaf dog, Buzz, who happened to be dragging several rather dry plugs of St. Augustine … Continue reading

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Animal Idioms

Before I left on vacation,  I witnessed a dove at my bird feeder “ruffle up his feathers” toward a very aggressive blue jay. This brought to mind an idea I’ve had on the back-burner – to talk about some of … Continue reading

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The Sky is Falling

Originally published July 2011. Earlier this week, I ran out of bird seed. I just didn’t make it to the grocery store after work like I had planned. This has happened before, of course, so I knew how to improvise … Continue reading

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S T R E T C H like an Animal

As I was sitting in my office this afternoon waiting for the thunderstorm (that popped up right at 5 p.m.) to pass, I decided to do a little stretching. I’ve not always been good about stretching over the years but … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Originally posted and written in 2011 It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about some of my trials and errors when it comes to gardening (and nature in general) so in light of the fact it is not a good day … Continue reading

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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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