The Secrets and Splendor of Squamata

People fear what they don't understand and hate what they can't conquer. ― Andrew Smith July 16, 2015 My heart is so happy right now.  -Our social media news feed has been overtaken with posts about snakes!  But the posts are not snake-hating posts; they’re posts from snake savvy people who absolutely adore these magnificent, valuable, …

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Oh My Word! Baby Birds!

Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures. - His Holiness The Dalai Lama We recently moved into a new home. As with most moves, there are circumstances that you cannot …

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That Guilty Look

 “Calvin : There's no problem so awful, that you can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse.”  ― Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes   Common Myth: When our pup puts on that doleful, guilty look, they must be guilty of something, right? He/she clearly feels bad for doing something wrong. TRUTH: Your …

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Snakelessness in Ireland

2014 Hello, Friends!  Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day AND it's also the feast day of the original Cat Lady, Saint Gertrude, so many are celebrating all over the world. We are not. Although our family has a deep Irish heritage and we absolutely adore Ireland, I Am not one to celebrate nonsensical traditions.  One side …

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