Saturday, May 30, 2009
When looking for your next companion animal, consider adopting, don't just go shopping!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
To know a shelter animal is to love one, but we can’t save them all.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
For those of you who have never had the pleasure of a long trail ride from the back of a mule let me enlighten you. Here are a few photos, taken over a period of many years, from the back of my mule Polly. As you can see, the ears provide a good direction finder (the ears watch everything). We never got lost in all the miles we traveled together. You simply point those mule ears and go!
The first two photos were taken in Northern Arizona in 2004.
This last photo was taken in 1996 on the coast in Oregon. It was our first encounter with the Pacific Ocean. It would have been nice to have had a seat belt that day, but we eventually got our feet wet....mission accomplished.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
It's now one day later. The foal is now two days old. I tried to go take a photo and introduce myself, but the mare wouldn't allow me to get close. These photos don't do justice to how spunky and suspicious everybody was with me and my camera trying to sneak up on them. I did run into a very curious cow (a very photogenic cow I might add).
Anyway, long story short, mother took her new baby out of harms way, and kept a good distance from the predator neighbor. So, even though I didn't get to meet the new baby, I did manage make friends with a few very neighborly cows.
Monday, May 4, 2009
A few years back I was able to volunteer for a local wildlife rescue here in Mancos. During that time I became totally fascinated with the Red Foxes in this area. We are fortunate to have a pair of these animals that use part of our property for their daily hunting. My dog Maggie and I have been taking scraps to them during the harsh Colorado winter months. Now it's just plain fun to watch them out there prowling for their own game (they are also feeding 3 little kits). As a result of our past contributions, we are somewhat trusted by these clever little animals. A few days ago we walked within 1o feet of the mother fox as she lay waiting for a gopher to emerge from its hole. They are beautiful creatures, and are very entertaining to watch.