Category Archives: Animal/Vegetable/Mineral

Owl be reading.

Anomalous as it may seem, winter is upon us in Southern California (hey, we’ve got lows in the 40’s this week!). Because the owls are back, and that means, definitively, winter. We’ve heard a pair hooting softly back and forth … Continue reading

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I’ll love you fur-ever.

I know how you’re supposed to fill in the blank. But I’m no Dorothy. My go-to rejoinder for “There’s no place like ________________” is “the next place on the map, please.”. My favorite trip is the one I’m planning during … Continue reading

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There’s a beautiful orange glow on the Rainbow Bridge.

Look carefully, you’ll see it. Because Dodger was very, very orange and on Thursday he left us and stepped onto the bridge, leaving his earthly suffering behind. He came to us in 2007 as a very sick little kitten. Taylor … Continue reading

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Two hens are better than one.

Oh what a difference a month makes: the baby chicks are almost teenagers! While we were away, Edith and Willa grew from this: to this: Last week, Bella signaled the beginning of the end of motherhood by departing from her … Continue reading

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Just add chicks!

Ran into neighbors the other day who were lamenting their dwindling flock of chickens. When you have just a handful of hens and no rooster and you live in an area where hawks patrol daily and coyotes prowl by night, … Continue reading

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Jail bird?

Q: Why did the chicken cross the courtroom? A: Because Maurice, the rooster, is on trial – for being a rooster! Until recently, Maurice lived peacefully in the French island village of Saint-Pierre-d’Oléron with his three French hens and devoted … Continue reading

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The Golden Standard.

There’s a saying for when you take something perfect and try to improve upon it. This, of course, was perfection: Chloe left us almost a year ago, followed by her sister, Soho, and nothing has been quite the same since. … Continue reading

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