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The Red Fox Family

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Meet the little Red Fox Family …..

I’ve been feeding these foxes for over 2 months.  The first time that Mom & Pop brought the little ones out for me to see it was around 9pm so I didn’t get a photo of them all together.  That night there were 3 little ones and they were very small.  Several nights later they came out and there were only 2 little ones.  A few days ago someone came by and told me that one of the little ones had been killed on the highway!  (ruined my whole day).  I still put a big plate of food out when it gets dark but for the last 3 nights Mom is the only one that comes over to eat.  Maybe something has happened to the last remaining little one.

I feel sad for Mom since she was such a good mother and so protective of the little guys …… but …… they get a certain size and she is no longer able to control them.


Mom only brought them out right before dark so the images are not that great

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This is a shot of Mom.  She certainly is a gorgeous lady!  Her coat is so pretty and shiny when the sun hits her … she seems healthy and has no signs of mange.



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And, this is Dad …. he’s making off with a couple of hotdogs!

Happy Easter

Saturday, April 11th, 2009




White-tailed Deer

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

While driving through the country, I spotted these four deer running across an open field.  IMG_7787



They finally saw me watching them and decided to retreat into the woods.









Whitetail Deer

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008


Isn’t she a little beauty

This image is from March 2008.

Quantum Wellness by Kathy Freston

Friday, June 13th, 2008


The book is about creating a shift on both a personal and "big picture" level.  I chose the word "quantum" because I think it is the perfect word to describe making small changes and seeing huge positive results that are even more far-reaching than you may ever have expected. 

In my experience and from what I’ve observed, the path to wellness is made up of small, easy to take steps that anyone can take. These steps have not only a positive impact on our personal and spiritual health, but on the environment around us — this is the quantum leap that is implied!  It’s an approach that is personal AND big picture and I think that is the key:  that we look beyond just "me" as we try to make improvements.  Every choice we make effects others.  The sooner we start looking at ourselves as part of a bigger whole and making – for example – purchasing choices that positively effect others, the sooner we can start to feel our spirits lift. 

I wrote the book because I realized that wellness is not just a matter of being physically healthy.  You can be physically fit as a fiddle, but if you have emotional issues, you simply don’t feel "well".  If we want to feel happy, whole and free, we have to address our wellness in a multi-dimensional way, tending to body, mind and spirit.  The way we treat animals who are raised for food, the way we have exploited the environment, and the way we are at war with each other is not sustainable. If there is going to be a change – a healing – it has to start at home, with us as individuals.  I do believe that healing ripples out and creates a shift in a cultural way. 

What role do you see pets and animals playing in a person’s overall wellness?

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Oh that silly "wabbit"

Saturday, June 7th, 2008

This little guy thinks he lives in my yard. He usually comes over late in the evening, eats all of the birdseed that is on the ground and then stretches out for a rest. I looked out the kitchen window about an hour ago and there he was …. all stretched out in the middle of the afternoon! I don’t know where his buddy is today .. they are usually together all the time. The other rabbit is pretty shy and timid but not this guy. I can walk within 4 feet of him and he just looks at me :o)

MeerKat Manor

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

I’ve watched all three seasons of this wonderful show. I’m hoping there will be a season four. I cried my eyes out when Flower died. I’m not sure that the show could ever be the same without her.

Happy Squirrel

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

He was over in the old corn field trying to find himself something to eat. He got the corn and came racing across the field, climbed the pole and sat there and ate it :o)

I’m gonna have to buy this little guy a pair of pants … he is always running around the neighborhood showing off his “manhood”. Yeah, he’s a proud little dude!

Deer at the Lake

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

We saw these deer at Dolan’s Lake last Sunday.