Category Archives: Pets

The Golden Retriever And German Shepherd At 12 and 10 Years Old

I thought I would provide a little update on my dogs as they have been featured throughout my blog for a number of years. Maggie, the Golden Retriever, turned 12 years old on January 10, 2014.  From what I have read, the average age of a Golden Retriever is around 10-11 years old, so I’m […]

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Purple Martins Have Begun Nest Building For 2013

The Purple Martin nest building has begun in earnest now.  If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that last year I added new Gourd housing, and this year I added a new Trendsetter house. The Purple Martins really seem to enjoy the new Trendsetter house and I would venture to say […]

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Maggie, Golden Retriever Age 11

This post isn’t about butterflies nor wildlife, but I couldn’t resist posting a few new photos of Maggie, my 11 year old Golden Retriever. The thing about Golden Retrievers is that they seem to prematurely age in their facial hair.  Maggie has been no different.  When she was younger she was a much darker color, […]

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My Poor Old Golden Retriever Maggie

Poor Maggie.  She’s my 10 year old Golden Retriever.  The other day she was chewing on a bone and cracked one of her canines in half.  I could tell just from looking at it that she would probably need to have it removed. Sure enough, I took her into the vet and he said the […]

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Old Golden Retriever Doing What She Does Best

Maggie is my 10 year old (as of January 10) Golden Retriever.  She’s had a rough December and January.  I take that back.  I’ve had a rough December and January worrying about her, she’s just been a little stressed because of her recent visit to the vet. Back in December we took Maggie to the […]

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Golden Retriever And German Shepherd Swimming With Underwater Camera

I bought Leecy a new camera for her trip to the Galapagos next year.  It’s a Canon PowerShot D10.  It’s “supposed” to be able to take pictures and videos underwater, so we decided to see if it really works. First a few distance shots.  Here’s Sascha the German Shepherd trying out her new Ruffwear Doggie […]

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Books On Birds, Butterflies, Insects, Wildlife, Gardening, And Photography

Okay, I’ve done it.  I’ve cataloged most all my books.  I still have some computer books at work I need to catalog, but for this blog I think I’m complete.  I’ve organized the books into sections and I’ll also make the list available for download should you choose to keep it as a reference for […]

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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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Only Black German Shepherd I Know Who Enjoys The Heat

We’re really cooking in Houston today.  It’s supposed to be around 100 degrees.  I got up before 7 am and it was already very hot.  Whereas I just wanted to take a few pictures then go back inside where it is cool, my crazy German Shepherd, Sascha, LOVES to be outside in the heat.  She’s […]

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The Cat Who Loves To Play Fetch

Delilah is our rescued mixed breed Cat who thinks she’s a dog, or as Leecy calls her, a Cog. She can play fetch for an hour at a time, and actually retrieves better than Maggie (our Golden Retriever) ever did. She loves this little squeaky mouse.  Leecy or I will throw it, Delilah will dash […]

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Mixing A Large German Shepherd With Small Kitten

You wouldn’t think a large German Shepherd like Sascha would be safe around a small kitten like Delilah.  However, Sascha is very gentle around Delilah.  In fact, Delilah is much more aggressive than Sascha.  I’ve actually seen her hang on Sascha’s mouth with one of her claws.  Despite the typical reputation of Cats and Dogs, […]

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