Category Archives: Personal Thoughts And Questions

German Shepherd Day 9 After Spleen Removal: Miracles Happen

I first got the call from the vet surgeon on Thursday. I think she said something like, “well, we got the pathology results back for Sascha.” I had prepared myself mentally for just about anything the vet would tell me, except for what she actually told me. Sascha did NOT have cancer and Sascha does […]

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German Shepherd Day 4 After Spleen Removal

Well today is day 4 since Sascha had her spleen removed. I’m still awaiting her pathology results from the surgery. In the interim, let me share the latest. Sascha is back to her crazy self.  I didn’t do a post on day 3, but this photo below explains it all. See the cute German Shepherd […]

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German Shepherd Day 2 After Spleen Removal

Before I forget to mention it, thank you to all the folks who wrote to me personally on my first post regarding Sascha’s cancer. I appreciate all the thoughts. So today is day 2 since Sascha had her spleen removed because of three tumors.  We don’t know if it was benign or malignant, and as […]

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My German Shepherd Has Cancer

Well this is certainly not a post I want to do, but perhaps through my blogging about it, perhaps it may help someone else, perhaps I will learn something to pass along, or perhaps a miracle will happen. Let me first offer some background. About three weeks ago Sascha, my 10 year old German Shepherd […]

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Butterfly Movie Review: Metamorphosis: The Beauty And Design Of Butterflies

I just bought (and watched) a new movie called Metamorphosis: The Beauty And Design Of Butterflies and thought I’d provide a little review. This is one of the best Butterfly movies I have seen.  The incredible detail in the video is fantastic!  It is also very educational.  One of the main reasons I purchased this […]

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Revisiting Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

I’m posting this for my own benefit as much as anyone else.  By posting this, it will force me to wake up early and do what I intend to do. I’m planning on revisiting Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge tomorrow (Saturday).  I think it’s been almost a year since I was last out there.  Even then, […]

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Let’s Talk About Monarch Butterflies And Hummingbirds

Despite our continual, record breaking heat a drought, I really love this time of year when the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds are migrating through, and sometime soon, the Monarchs will pass by on their to their breeding grounds in Mexico. I’ll start with the Hummingbirds.  I love seen this birds jousting for nectar each morning and […]

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Lessons Learned From Being A Purple Martin Landlord

I wanted to get down my thoughts on being a Purple Martin landlord for 3 years now.  As usual, it’s been a great experience, and each year has been more successful than the previous year. The first year the Purple Martin house was located a little closer to the pool and it seemed like we […]

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I Apparently Became Interested In Butterflies Starting In 1969

I’ve got some really interesting, but personal, information to share.  I generally don’t share a whole lot about my personal life, but this just seemed so interesting I’ve decided to do it. A little background.  I remember my mother had a Butterfly business when I was a very young child.  I don’t recall many of […]

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Cataloging My Butterfly, Birds, Wildlife, And Gardening Books

I’m a little challenged right now with photography.  It’s so dang hot and humid that I just haven’t been in the mood to go outside to take pictures.  Even when I do go outside to take a quick picture, my lenses get so fogged up from the humidity that I completely miss the shot. Fortunately, […]

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