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“Hungry Like the Wolf…”

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“That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you.” – Unknown

 

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“There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. …” – Unknown

 

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“If you live among wolves you have to act like a wolf. …” – Unknown

 

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“Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey. …” – Unknown

*These photos represent the work of several different photographers united in an effort to save the habitat and lives of wolves.

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A Mom’s Love

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“It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.” – Erma Bombeck

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“Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials.” Meryl Streep

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“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” ~ Sophia Loren

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“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” ~ Milton Berle

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“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” — Chinese Proverb

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“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” ~Rajneesh

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“[A] mother is one to whom you hurry when you are troubled.” ~Emily Dickinson

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“An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.” — Spanish proverb

*These photos are taken by several talented photographers. We all gather them in an effort to save habitat and animals.

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Clean – Redecorated Digs

My fish aren’t saying much, but I’m hoping they are happy with the cleaning and redecorating I did of their digs today. Their water had become cloudy and changing the filter didn’t help, so today I relocated the four fish while I vacuumed the tank and gravel, put in new decorations, replaced the water with fresh, put in a new filter, etc.

 

Trying to take pictures of the fish in the tank is something for a much better photographer than I.  There are four fish, although I rarely get them all in the same shot. There are three goldfish and one that is basically an off-white with one gold spot. I got them about a year ago and they have at least tripled in size.

They don’t ever say much, but they bunch up in the corner when it’s time for me to feed them, all wriggling their sweet little bodies and opening and closing their mouths. I say, “Hi, Little fishies!” and that’s it until the next feeding at the end of the day. No tricks. No real affection from them. But I love to watch them as they swim around the small tank.

“I” enjoy the fact that they have a different group of things to swim around and look at, so I’m hoping THEY like it, too.

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Moms

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Pretty Penguins

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A Girl and Her Horse

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“Red Wellies” – Acrylic – Graham Colthorpe – LinkedIn

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Who?

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*These photos may have been taken by many talented photographers. They are posted by Jeff Jett at LinkedIn.com. All are united in an effort to save habitat and animals from harm.

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Cats

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Bored Panda

 

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Beautiful Birds

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Moms and Their Cubs

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Poor Molly

This is Molly after playing out in the rain and mud this morning.  She was SO awful I had to bathe and try to dry her (three baths towels and the hair dryer) enough so she could be with the family again.

She was not happy about it, and was angry and pouting for about an hour afterwards, but just came and rubbed herself against me and snuggled. I put her on the leash and took both Molly and Amber out. There was much barking and running around, but then both dogs took care of things and we returned.

Here is Molly pouting awhile ago.

And here she is after snuggling. All is forgiven, and hopefully the rains will stop before she finds that wonderful hole again…

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For the Love of a Dog

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“It is not an easy thing to inflate a dog.” ~ Edward Abbey

 

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“Every boy should have two things: a dog, and a mother willing to let him have one.” ~ Unknown

 

 

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“Some dogs live for praise. They look at you as if to say “Don’t throw balls… just throw bouquets.”” ~ Jhordis Anderson

 

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“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” ~ Ben Williams

 

Therapy Dogs at Children’s Hospital – M Kemail – LinkedIn

“One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why.”  ~ unknown

 

“Fountain of Youth” – M. Kemail – LinkedIn

“I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.” ~ Rita Rudner

 

“Branch Manager and Asst Branch Mgr – Physics – Astronomy.com via Cindy Basnett Thurman

 

“The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.” ~ Samuel Butler

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Raccoons

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I love how raccoons LOOK. I DON’T like how they behave – at least not on our property.

We live on top of a ridge line on about 8 acres outside the town of Greenwood, Arkansas. We love the little world we’ve created, pretending we own all the land we can see. :0)

Almost every summer we have raccoons visiting. I would LIKE to say we enjoy this, but it’s a big pain. They won’t just be content sharing the sunflower seeds we put out for the birds on the deck. They eat ALL the seeds, making a mess, and then destroy the feeders!

Every year we go through the same thing – hoping that this year it will be different and we can all co-exist happily. We end up putting out our humane animal trap, baited with a cup of apple and peanut butter at the back of the trap. The raccoon eats all the seeds, destroys at least one – if not all – of the feeders, and then goes into the trap for the bait.

If our neighbors understood that WE are the ones relocating the raccoons out about 5 miles from us, onto their land for another chance at life, they would probably be quite hostile. We find a nice creek by the side of the road and then my husband opens the trap and lets the raccoon out.

Usually, if we have ONE, we have a whole family. We relocate them one by one, hoping that we’ve driven out far enough they won’t find their way back.

This past summer was quiet – quite a surprise. I was reminded of this when I saw these wonderful photos posted by Jeff Jett.

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Gorgeous Birds

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I Ain’t Lion…

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Lion Made from Wood by Ruth Marsden Butts – LinkedIn

 

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Training Amber – Or Trying

Our yellow lab, Amber, will be 2 years old in March. She weighs 94 pounds, and we’re still deciding who is training whom.

Lately, I’ve been trying to stop her from incessant barking when she goes outside.

  • I’ve tried to have a serious discussion with her – explaining carefully that it’s rude to stand out there and bark. I’ve told her that it might bother neighbors, and that it drives ME crazy. I’ve explained to her that I won’t let her stay outside if she’s going to bark all the time. This is falling on deaf ears. She looks at me, looking as if she’s earnestly listening and absorbing my words. Then she goes out and the barking starts again.
  • I’ve tried bringing her right back in – cutting her time out down to the bone. (She comes and asks to go out. I let her out. She starts barking. I make her come back in.)  We do this over and over, but she doesn’t seem to ‘get’ the cause and effect and it’s wearing me out!
  • Today we put the shock collar on her and THEN let her out. My husband is in the living room, reading, and he says he’ll shock her when he hears her barking. So far – it’s working! She seems to understand that we’re not just flapping our lips when the collar goes on.

I haven’t heard any barking yet, and she’s been out over 10 minutes now….

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Zebras

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Yvonne Wilder Photography

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Yvonne said, “Got up early and caught all the birds frolicking together!”

 

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“Gorgeous sunset out my back window in CO.” ~ Yvonne Wilder

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Baby Love

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Kanga and Baby Roo

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Beautiful Birds

“Peacock” – Paul Militaru Photography

 

“Many Ducks” – Paul Militaru Photography

 

“Mother and Children” – Paul Militaru Photography

 

“Philosophical Discussions on Ice” – Paul Militaru Photography

 

“Thirst” – Paul Militaru Photography

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Foxy!

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*These photos have been taken by many great photographers all united in an effort to save the habitats and animals shown here. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Giraffes!

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Jayanand Govindaraj via RJ Bennett – LinkedIn

 

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Horsing Around

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Barrett via Jeff Jett – LinkedIn

 

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*These were posted on LinkedIn by Jeff Jett, a true lover of animals. They represent wonderful photographers from all over the world. I give credit to the photographers if possible.

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Eagles Soar

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Eugene Hernandez P. via Jeff Jett – LinkedIn

*These photos are the work of several talented photographers and are presented by people on LinkedIn in an effort to bring awareness to the importance of saving habitat and endangered animals and birds.

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Lion Families

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How are You Bearing Up?

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Friends

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“Here’s Lookin’ at YOU, Kid.”

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I Love Bunnies

“Bella – Critical Eye” – Paul Militaru Photography

 

“Mona – Feminine Curiosity” – Paul Militaru Photography

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A New Favorite Bird

“Tawny Frogmouth” – Wikipedia.com

“The tawny frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is a species of frogmouth native to and found throughout the Australian mainland and Tasmania. Tawny frogmouths are big-headed, stocky birds often mistaken for owls due to their nocturnal habits and similar colouring.” ~ Wikipedia.com

This is a new favorite bird for me because I put it into the category “So-Ugly-It’s-CUTE.” How could you not love something that looks like this?

 

 

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