Category Archives: animals

the bee whisperer.

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f visits the garden

by the lake

kneels down

to talk to the bumblebees

 to see them up close

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then befriends them

as they

learn more about each other

full of calm and peace

without fear

and after they make

a short visit to his place

gently

puts them back

where he found them

and says

goodbye for now.

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the garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.

Michael Pollan

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the dog is the god of frolic. – henry ward beecher

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saw the listing below

in our city’s

rec and ed catalog

and

thought about 

 dogs

and how

they don’t really need

a class in this

it seems to come 

quite naturally 

to most of them

but

how great

it would be

for some

of the humans

to take this class.

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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

credits: youtube, ann arbor rec and ed department

when holidays collide.

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happy chinese lunar new year 2015

apparently

there is some controversy.

is this

the year of

the sheep,

the ram,

or

the goat?

opinions differ

but

everyone agrees

on one thing

it’s  a horned animal

of some sort

and

it

looks like

these two

either

started early

or

wandered in

from an

extended

mardi gras

celebration.

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-31511109

– credits: google images, bbc.com

classroom pet. part deux.

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we did not give up

after

our sea monkeys

never hatched

and

did not live

to rule the kingdom

of kindergarten

and now

we’ve welcomed

‘lobo’ the fish

yes, it means wolf

named by

our spanish teacher

whose only pet was a dog

and ‘lobo’

feels like

what a pet means

to her

and to us

and we tried

to make

his new home

look like the ocean

and sparkle like the sea

and say hi to him each day

and feed him when he’s ready

and invite him to nap when we do

and let him hear us singing and playing

and give him clean water when he needs it

and we hope

‘lobo’

is as tough

as a wolf dog

and lives

a happy life

with us

for a long time.

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do not tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly,

don’t tell them where they know the fish.

– mark twain

‘life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.’ – anais nin

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then.

broiga and an abandoned joey who he named roger.

at the kangaroo rescue sanctuary in alice springs

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now.

‘here’s my little boy roger today at sunset. he is standing on his tail, muscles flexed, looking me in the eye and ready to box! big male kangaroos are expert kick boxers. enjoy your boxing day.’

– broiga

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credits: https://www.kangaroosanctuary.com