Tag Archives: animals

Goodbye, sweet prince.

He would have had you believe he was a lion king. But he was really just a pussycat. Where, oh where, did the time go? Cody cat, aka Shoo Bear, was just a few days short of his sixteenth birthday … Continue reading

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My coop runneth over.

There are no April showers in Southern California, so back in the years B.C.  (Before Chickens) I gave hardly a notice to the passage from “winter” (a euphemism where I live) to spring. But then life went to the birds, … Continue reading

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Reading Recap: Creature Comforts

When all seems lost, pet a dog. Or a cat. Or maybe an octopus. I promise it will make you feel better. And if you don’t happen to have an octopus nearby, you can read about one and that will … Continue reading

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Chicken fever outbreak!

No, I’m not talking about avian flu, but it is an illness and most definitely contagious. It can strike at any time. Symptoms: repeated murmurings along the lines of “I’d really like to get chickens someday”. Someday has arrived for … Continue reading

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June in October.

You may not want to think about this as you peer into a bucket of extra crispy KFC, but every chicken has a personality. I’m not saying I’ve met a hen who’s up there with Mahatma Gandhi, but there have been … Continue reading

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A Chicken in Every Plot.

Okay, so I didn’t get the cover story. That honor went to “Raising Meat Birds”, with an arresting photo of a turkey whose neck wattle gives mine a run for its money. Fair enough. But if you go to page … Continue reading

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In which I howl about coyotes.

I heard them again the other night. Yip-yip-yipping somewhere behind our property. It’s an almost nightly serenade, a pack of coyotes, celebrating their latest kill; maybe a gopher or a squirrel, but more likely a bunny rabbit or some careless … Continue reading

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