Category Archives: Pets

Butterflies, Dogs, Lizards, and Hummers

I’m back after a long hiatus. I finally decided to pick up the camera again, after using my iPhone to take just random shots. The afternoon light was horrendous, but I still had fun.

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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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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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Golden Retriever And German Shepherd Laying Together

These two looked so cute together I had Leecy take a picture with her iPhone.  Maggie (Golden Retriever) is looking really old in the face, especially now that she had one of her canine teeth removed.  Her face is also very grey.  Although she is now 10 years old, her energy level is still very […]

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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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