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DAVID, GOLIATH AND LEXI THE CAT

Everyone knows the story, right? Shepherd David, the underdog, takes on the well-armored Goliath to settle an endless war, and fells the Philistine giant with a stone from the sling he uses to protect his flock. A story to hearten any young … Continue reading

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ANOTHER BIRD-BRAINED THOUGHT, just in time for Thanksgiving

Ever since I sat in a movie theater years ago and watched Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, I’ve had a strange fascination with our winged co-habitants here on Earth. Not some “birder” fascination, where I might spend hours out in the … Continue reading

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WHAT I’VE LEARNED FROM BIRDBRAINS…a lesson in avian behavior

Summer is coasting to an end and the fledglings are leaving their nests.  Go figure.  I always thought this happened only in spring.  Shows how little I know about avian procreation.  And yesterday we witnessed a scene which has been … Continue reading

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MAKING THE WORLD A SAFER PLACE: Why Lions Never Sleep

It was generally accepted among the common folk in that often  bleak, thousand year stretch between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance (when lions were but a distant memory in Western Europe and very rarely seen) that … Continue reading

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FINDING A HOME IN YOUR HEART…a plea on behalf of abandoned animals

The microcosm:  A neighbor at the head of our cul-de-sac, whose two-acre property fronted a busy country road, obviously thought that letting his cats roam free and breed freely was nature’s way. When he lost the place to foreclosure, I … Continue reading

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ONE MORE REASON TO LOVE ANIMALS: ROXIE AND FRIENDS

Those who know me know I’m nuts about animals.  Any kind of animal.  That’s why you sometimes duck into the nearest alcove if you see me coming with flyer in hand showing some adorable dog, cat, rat, bird, fish—and yes, … Continue reading

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