Category Archives: Animal antics

Making schizophrenic squirrels

I have schizophrenic squirrels. The poor things don’t know who they are, welcome visitors or hated moochers, and it’s probably our fault. I never started out to feed squirrels. Those things hanging from our shepherd’s hooks and the tree are … Continue reading

Posted in Animal antics, feeding birds, Humor, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

It’s a killer

I never thought I’d miss the squirrels, but I do. They may be back eventually, but for now, I think there’s a big red X on our yard and they’re all staying away. I feel sorry for them, despite all … Continue reading

Posted in Animal antics, beagles, feeding birds, nature, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Window peeking

“Oh look, a chickadee just landed at the platform feeder–nope, it’s gone, but a nuthatch is there now…was there, he grabbed a peanut and got chased out by a fat squirrel…” It sounds like the running commentary at an avian … Continue reading

Posted in Animal antics, feeding birds, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 4 Comments

And then came Tillie

It was such a long two months. We said goodbye to the sweetest little dog we’d ever had, a beagle who went on our honeymoon with us, traveled on vacations, went on picnics, took us for walks, made us laugh. … Continue reading

Posted in Animal antics, beagles, Living with a dog | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Remembering Lady

Today we walked the ski-hill trail at the state park. We’ve walked this trail dozens of times with Lady, and today was no exception. However, today she was with us in spirit only, and this was a memorial trek. Lady … Continue reading

Posted in Animal antics, beagles, Living with a dog, Memories | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

Days’ delights

One at a time they flicker down through the trees, so tiny I think they can never hold their own against winter’s fresh snow and cold. But they do. I stand at my kitchen window, breakfast preparations on hold, as … Continue reading

Posted in Animal antics, Dealing with winter, feeding birds | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Chip ‘n’ Dales Tails

It has become almost impossible for me to spend a quiet half hour or so with a book and a cup of coffee on my deck. As soon as I settle myself, the little heads begin to appear: some bold, … Continue reading

Posted in Animal antics, Photography | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

A laundry love affair

I heard the washer give the sigh and click that signals the end of the cycle, and felt a little jolt of anticipation: time to hang the first load on the line. Some people would read that and think, get … Continue reading

Posted in Animal antics, Lifestyle, Reflection | 2 Comments

Saying goodbye to a little brown dog

“Love you forever, my little brown dog.” I read that line on Facebook and lost it. Today is the day my daughter Maria had to put her dog Nader to sleep. Two humans could hardly have been better friends than … Continue reading

Posted in Animal antics, Living with a dog, Memories | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Spring is for feeling and tasting

Spring is a season for the senses. Until now, you wouldn’t have known that here in Door County. Spring has been LONG time coming. But today, finally, the temps neared 70, my early-blooming tulips opened for the first time, the … Continue reading

Posted in Animal antics, Reflection | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments