I always knew that Motor Scooter, the cat, from Lakeville MN was special. Here he is playing the guitar. He never ceases to get tired of it.
I had the pleasure of taking care of Jack this past year, a wonderful Cocker Spaniel, who had an indomitable spirit. Jack was 16 years old (that's 80 years old in human years) but so young at heart. He had to have surgery to remove a "bad" eye, but the thing about Jack is –… Continue reading Jack – A Cocker Spaniel with a great spirit
I got word that there were some newborn horses over at Cross Creek Farm. I met my friend Holly over there, as she volunteered to help with the mothers and babies. It was quite a treat to see the mommas and babies bonding together. Each horse had their own unique personality and the babies were… Continue reading The new arrivals in the barn – a horse story
These events are true. My customer's cat, Teddy, ran out the door last week when she let the dog out in the evening, and they did not notice he was gone until the next morning. These tips on finding your pet are for Dakota County residents but could be applied in many places. Teddy was… Continue reading What to do if your cat is lost.
A couple of weekends ago, I saw a fox out my front office window. I had seen this fox many times go by my window and consider him part of the neighborhood. This time was different though. The fox was convulsing and writhing in pain. When I went outside to investigate; the fox appeared unconscious… Continue reading Fox Story
Here's a little reprieve from the winter's snow and ice. The photos were taken when Buzz and I were checking the nature preserve for invasive plants. We were near a horse pasture and they seemed to gravitate towards us - beckoning the others to come over and visit. Hey Ed - Check this out. Ed… Continue reading Horse Story
Last year, a family of bluebirds nested right outside my office window. It was so much fun to watch them build their nest. The eggs hatched and mom and dad both helped feed the babies. The first clutch was successful and they all flew the coop. Typically, bluebirds will have 2 clutches a season. The… Continue reading The Frog in the Bluebird House
About 3 years ago, I started taking photos of the critters we have running around in the yard. It is fun to see how wild animals respond to people. Some are not phased at all and don't flinch a feather or paw when humans are close by. It is as if we are all living… Continue reading Pinky and Winky
As dusk was approaching, I walked by the window and looked out and took a double take. Right outside my living room, was a magnificent Barred Owl in our small black cherry tree. Evidently, the Barred Owl does not mind the cold because Minnesota winters can be extreme. Today was rather nice out though, a… Continue reading Oliver – the owl
The snow keeps coming down and turning the world into a winter wonderland. I really like snow hugging the trees. We decided to go snowshoeing 2 days ago and as we made our way through the backyard, we walked towards the wren house that Buzz put up last summer. All of a sudden we stopped… Continue reading Trixie – the mouse