Category: Animals

Mountain Lion?

I’ve written before about the strange animals I’ve seen in our Texas yard – bobcats, snakes, coyotes, etc.  Well, I think I’ve topped them all! In mid December, our ranch hand told me to be careful when walking the dogs…

A Long, Dry Year

You’ve probably heard about the severe drought in Texas and the wildfires that have been ravaging the area.  We did have a small fire that started on our neighbor’s ranch and moved to ours earlier this year, but luckily it…

Who’s There?

Earlier this year I wrote about the pair of Great Horned Owls that hang out in the branches of the live oaks in our Texas backyard. Well, they’re still here! I snapped a picture of this one getting a drink…

Quail On Vacation

The severe drought has not let up here in Texas.  The lake, ponds and pool are important sources of water for all the animals on our ranch. Every morning I peek through the windows to see if there’s a visitor…

Careful What You Manifest!

I’m spending this last week of summer at our Texas ranch.  With highs over 100 degrees every day it sure feels like summer isn’t over by a long-shot here! I got up early to walk the trails before the heat…

Dasher’s Revenge

As a dog owner, I know that there’s a danger of reading too much into the motivations and actions of pets.  All too often a dog is doing something to react to the current situation and people project all kinds…

Cats & Dogs

Yesterday I went to the Minnesota Zoo with my sister-in-law Tina and two nieces, Ellen and Heidi. The weather was perfect not only for us two-legged visitors, but for the residents as well. Even in the afternoon heat most of…

Fireworks

July and August are fireworks months here at our Minnesota house.  We live on a lake and every year people across the lake set off fireworks as it gets dark.  It starts right before the 4th of July and, depending…

GoldiDasherLocks

Tim & I brought our three dogs to our Montana ranch about a week ago.  They settled into the daily routine and all was well until bedtime.  The three of them wandered around the bedroom confused as we realized that…

Wood Ducks!

This morning after Tim let the dogs outside to play he realized there was a brood of wood ducks in the yard!  The mama wood duck flew off to distract the dogs from the chicks and we quickly rounded up…