Saturday, February 27, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
February 24, 2010 YREKA, Ca. - California legislators are considering creating a registry for animal abusers similar to that for sex offenders. Senate Bill 12-77 would create a statewide registry and tracking system for convicted animal abusers. It would be the first of it's kind in the country, in a state known for its bipartisan support for animal rights. "I think someone needs to stand up for the animals, Just because you own an animal you don't have a right to do what you wanna to... a dog has rights as far as I'm concerned," said Donald Fisher with Siskiyou County Animal Control. The bill would likely be funded by a tax on pet food. Those against the bill say it infringes on privacy rights and may make it difficult for offenders to get a job and housing.
Only speaking for myself, but an abuser is an abuser is an abuser, period! If someone abuses and animal, chances are they will or have abused a child. Abuse in any form needs to be stopped! Why should an abuser have privacy rights? If they were 'macho' enough to do the abusing in the first place, then why should it be a hidden secret? The abuser is the one who did it, then why wouldn't they want it to be known. Don't ya' think they wouldn't care who knows that they abused an animal? Or how about a spouse who beats their wife/husband! Or an adult who beats on a kid! What are they ashamed of!
Yes, today's post I am on my soapbox. Animal abuse/cruelty/neglect is a subject that will get me fired up everytime.
Please, if you see any kind of animal abuse/neglect, please step up and do something. You might be the one who saves a life!
Until next time..................................
Sorry, but the segment on the news this morning really wound me up.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Please forgive my talking on the video. I'm not very good at it at all!! The whole tongue tied, not sure what to say, brain fart thing. :)
Yes, the wild bird is now out of the chicken coop which makes Little Inger, Bonnie and the babies at ease.
Update on the ducks. Thanks to a friend ( Kim), she has identified the ducks as Egyptian Geese! So they weren't ducks at all. Oooops! Looks like instead of a Duck Crossing sign, it'll have to be a Goose Crossing sign.
Until next time................................
Monday, February 22, 2010
These are hard to see. If you look really close you can see little white dots on top of the green. Yup, white buds.
And this is Stew Pot who has done the damage to poor Eva. And yes, I have already informed him that if he continues this behaviour ( even though it is natural) he isn't just going to be called Stew Pot, he will be in it!!!! Shhhhh, not really. I just told him that to scare him a bit. Doubt it will work, but it is worth a try.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
I came back into the house and watched him go up and down. Pace. Pace. Pace.
Then it was running.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Arnold snoozing with the warmth of the sun upon him. Cookie not wanting to do much of anything but stand around.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Meet Doug. He belonged to my middle daughter who could no longer keep him. So, as you can see, he came here. His name was Danger, but honestly, didn't like the name, so changed it to Doug.
As soon as Doug arrived he fit right in. None of that scared, freak out attitude. In fact, he fit in so quickly that before I knew it he had fallen asleep. Awww, how cute.
Monday, February 15, 2010
There is no picture with this video. It is all sound. Turn up your speakers and you will hear frogs. Hundred and hundreds of frogs from the ponds across the road from here. You will also hear a Honker ( Canadian goose) every now and then. They are also at the ponds. I had to wait until it was dark because that is when the frogs really start croaking. And yes, in case you are wondering, there are quite a few frogs here. In fact, in about a month or so there will be hundreds of frogs in the driveway and on the house. No kidding! It really is amazing. The frogs are so loud that we can hear them from inside the house!
Until next time...............
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Do you have one of those cats that you swear try to trip you while you are walking? Well, we have Laura Bubooshka who does just that. I am not kidding when I say that I swear she tries to trip me when I am walking. To the left, to the right, back to the left and on and on. Laura is a cat on a mission and I know it! I have tried scooting her out of the way and it only makes her more determined to come right back and do it again. I've tried picking her up while walking to avoid the tripping, but that doesn't work. She wants down. I have actually jogged away from her when I see her coming to avoid the 'dance'. But to no avail, cats run fast! Having her around keeps us on our toes!
Until next time...........................
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Yup, another video! When it is time for the horses and donkeys to come out for the day, this is how they let me know. Please excuse the mess in front of the fence. I have let the mess get out of hand these past few months. Normally it looks nice and neat.
And for those of you who remember from my earlier posts about the hatching of the eggs, well, we are now up to 5 black chickies and still just the three little yellow chickies. There are still five more eggs to hatch! While Bonnie sits on the remaining eggs, Little Inger is teaching the youngsters. What a team those two make!
Until next time..........................
Friday, February 12, 2010
Until next time..................................
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Thought you might like to hear one of the donkeys. It isn't his best bray, but you'll get the idea. In case you are wondering, he has to stay in the pen during the day because him and one of the other donkeys don't get along so they need to be separated. He gets to come out when the other one goes up. And yes, that is mud you see! This is the only area where it is that muddy.
Until next time...................
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Thanks to Danni at Critter Farm and John at Going Gently, I was inspired to post a video of the chickies. First time uploading and posting one! Hopefully I did it right and you can watch it!
There are now three White Silky babies. Bonnie is still sitting on eggs while Little Inger teaches the youngsters.
The next thing I need to learn is how to add other bloggers addresses into my posts. In the meantime the blogs mentioned can be found in my favs and followings.
Stay tuned for more possible hatchings.
Until next time.............................
Friday, February 5, 2010
One of the chickies trying a piece of grass for the first time. I am pretty sure he'che liked it.