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Spring chicks?

Over the past several years my cockatiels, Tiki and Mai Tai, have laid several clutches. They never sit consistently on the eggs and often scuffle with each other resulting in busted eggs. But, after several attempts to lay/sit/hatch, it looks like we might have a chance this time! On March 23 I watched Mai Tai…

Sunday Snippets–A Catholic Carnival

I’ve been fairly busy lately and haven’t been participating in the last few the Sunday Snippets. But this week I am back with a couple of items to share. Top of the list is a prayer request for Baby Jack. For All Saints Day, consider planning a paper saint parade! Also in time for All…

Hammy’s big adventure

This morning, at around 6:15 am, Isabel woke us saying, “There is something moving in the school room trash can.” Sounded ominous. We headed into the schoolroom and peeked into the tall black trash can. It was Hammy. Hammy is our very old hamster and his cage is on a shelf just above the trash…

All hail Sir Dodgy!

Today we went to the Canine Carnival and watched Dodgy honored on stage as a member of the royal court. It was quite a site. He was even decorated with a golden scarf. Dodgy was one of six finalists from which the Canine King and Queen were chosen. The Canine Carnival is the Animal Protective…

Party animals wanted

Animal Protective Association of Missouri Canine Carnival ’09 Where the dogs play the games and win the prizes! Sunday, October 4, 10 am – 2 pm Tilles Park in Ladue 9551 Litzsinger Road FREE Admission for all Thanks to all who voted for Dodgy. Although he did not make King, he will be honored on…

Dodgy needs your vote!

Dodgy, Ida’s rescued Austrian Shepherd/Lab mix, has just been selected as one of three finalists for the title of King of the 19th annual Canine Carnival, sponsored by the Animal Protective Association of Missouri. When Ida submitted Dodgy into the contest she included this: I rescued Dodgy off of craigslist. He was underweight, had worms,…

This is for the pet lovers

Whenever she can , my daughter Ida volunteers at the Animal Protective Association of Missouri. Today she helped with the APA mobile adoption unit in the parking lot of a local grocery. If you are in the market for a new pet, consider adopting.

April Poetry: Hello

April, is National Poetry Month. This poem was written by my daughter Ida. It was written shortly after she rescued Dodgy. This poor dog was a mess and a few months after we got him he lost most of his hair. If he hadn’t come to us I am sure he would be dead by…

Vote for Ida!

My daughter Ida, herpetologist/photographer, has entered a photo contest. Her photo is number 4. It’s a pic of Sticky Fingers, one of her crested geckos. Take a peak, and vote!

Pets of the Week: Tiki & Mai Tai

Meet my cockatiels, Tiki & Mai Tai. They were given to us about a year ago by another homeschool family. They get free flight in our schoolroom every morning and are fairly computer literate. Tiki, the male, enjoys flying circles just above our heads. Mai Tai, the female, is content to preen the hair of…

Pet of the Week: Bugsy

No, they’re not up for adoption! Just thought I would introduce you to the multitude of pets that we share our home with. This is Bugsy, the family dog. Bugs is a mix of something – and we’re still not sure what. Previous owners said he was beagle and lab, but I just don’t see…

Congratulations to Max & Fany!

Max has once again taken third place in a FerretDepot.com photo contest! The theme was “Holiday Antics” and this is her photo of Fany. Fany is our 1 year old ferret and she seems to really like her Nutcracker Prince. Last summer, Max & Fany won third place in the “Outdoor Fun” contest with this…