Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The thrill of the chase...

Frankie seemed really bored, just swimming around all by himself. I decided to get him a few "tank mates".  I bought five little goldfish and, within an hour, he had chased down and devoured three of them.  Then I realized, he's probably never even experienced the "thrill of the chase" in all of his 20 years of life.  So that made me happy...even though I felt a little bad for the fish :(
Yesterday was my 2nd day in a 4 week "Reptile and Amphibian" class being taught at the "North Carolina Arboretum".  Last week we learned about frogs and toads [that's an "American Toad" in the photo] and yesterday was all about salamanders.  Did you know that the Appalachian Mountain regions has the highest concentration of salamander species of anywhere else in the world?  I had no idea!  It's been so interesting...I've learned so much.  In fact, I learned that this little guy is really not a "salamander" but a "newt"
So cute!  And next week it's all about snakes!  I can't wait!

And congratulations, Lynn!!!  You won those gorgeous leaf earrings from my last post.  Hope you enjoy them!

Happy Tuesday!  Love and peace always ~ Kathy

"Every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle." ~ Walt Whitman

Friday, October 18, 2013

Diabetic Dogs, Autumn Leaves & A "Freebie"...

Ozzy was just diagnosed with diabetes, so we had to start giving him insulin shots twice a day and we also switched him to a partial raw diet...so far, so good.  The saddest thing about getting a puppy...they get old, way before you are ready for them to.  Fingers crossed he still has several "good" years left in him.
Autumn colors are really popping around here!  I love the smell of the decaying leaves...
...I always ride with my windows down this time of year, so refreshing!
So to celebrate Autumn and Ozzy's positive outcome, I'm giving a pair of these gorgeous leaf earrings away!  All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post, or the link on my facebook page.  Ozzy will be picking a winner Monday ~ Good Luck!!!  And I just had so share my front porch decorations...and Ozzy...again :) 
Have a great weekend!  Love and peace always ~ Kathy

"sometimes, said Pooh, the tiniest of things can take up the most room in your heart"