Category Archives: Dogs

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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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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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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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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Dog Got Skunked, The REAL Story..

This morning, Leecy sent me a protest email about my Skunk story.  In the interests of “fair and balanced reporting” I’m including her version. Ok, let ME tell you the CORRECT story on the “dog meets skunk”. Sascha started barking at 4:15am, I tried to see if she could wait till my alarm went off […]

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Dog Got Skunked!

I was sleeping all nice and sound when Leecy decides to wake me up at 4:45 am and asks me to come smell Sascha as she thinks she was sprayed by that baby Skunk. I waddle over to Sascha’s cage, sniff her, and tell Leecy I don’t smell anything and crawl back into bed. This […]

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Dog Ate 60 Bucks!

It never ends when you have lots of animals.  Here’s the latest saga. I ask Leecy if she could go by Wabash Antique and Feed to pick up some wild bird food.  I gave her 60 bucks the night before and I said I would give her more money when I got home. Somehow, Leecy […]

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