Category Archives: Animals and Pets

Anything to do with any and all animals, wild or domesticated. This includes pets, breeds of a specific species, and how to care for your pets once you have them.

The Monarch Butterfly and the Thistle Flower

For years, I have been seeking in vain for a clear view of the elusive Monarch butterfly.  Only this year, with the milkweed on the the decline and the thistle on the ascendancy, did I get a good, close look … Continue reading

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The Hummingbird Moth

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The Hummingbird Moth, (Hemaris Diffinis) is one of the most unusual insects that I have ever seen.  Although it is not a bird, it flies like one, by flapping its wings in a characteristic bird-like motion. The first time I … Continue reading

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Draw A Picture of Your Dog

There is no reason to spend hundreds of dollars commissioning an artist to draw your dog when you can attempt to draw one yourself.  Most people have reams of unwanted paper just lying around their homes.  The blank side of … Continue reading

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Make A Cat Birthday Card

Designing a cat card is a great birthday card for any ailurophile. Buying cards at the store can get expensive, especially if you have to buy a card for each person you know.  Why not paint a picture of a … Continue reading

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Not Fit For a Dog to Eat

Dogs have been eating our leftovers since before they stopped being wolves. They deserve to eat a diet fit for a carnivore. Not all commercial dog foods are fit for a dog to eat. Look for a high fat content, not just high protein. Continue reading

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How the Peony Blooms with Help from Black Garden Ants

You would think that for a peony to bloom would be the simplest, most natural process. But in fact, the peony needs help from its friends, the black garden ants. The flower head of the peony is so tightly bound … Continue reading

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Bees on the Blossoms

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I have many kinds of flowering plants on my ten acre hobby farm, and the bees seem to enjoy all of them. Early in the spring, the daffodils bloom, attracting small slender bees. The redbud tree is one of the … Continue reading

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Sometimes allowing strays to lead independent lives is the most humane choice. In Tamsui, when I was there, this was the policy practiced toward stray dogs. Continue reading

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Wii Game Review: Animal Crossing City Folk

Animal Crossing City Folk is a fun life stimulation game. This game is for all ages and can be played with other people around the world. It has holidays and birthdays. In the beginning, you start out in a bus … Continue reading

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Trapping and Shooting Strategies for Eliminating European Starlings and…

I’ve been meaning to write this article for a long time.  As a member of a few birding forums, I see a lot of requests for advice with sparrow trapping and shooting and I always post a lot of information, but … Continue reading

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