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Waru, the rescue kangaroo joey does his best Tyrannosaurus Rex impersonation 

Waru is still very young so spends most of his time in the pouch.

He spends just a few minutes a day learning how to stand up.




“NOTE: In the rare situation a megatsunami washes a T. rex into your path, you won’t be carrying a weapon large enough to hurt it. If it’s intent on eating you, it will eat you. However, you will be killed by the coolest dinosaur ever. Most people go their whole lives without ever seeing a T. rex in person. Do you know how lucky you are?” 

Andrew Shaffer, How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters: Fight Back When Monsters and Mother Nature Attack



The Kangaroo Sanctuary Alice Springs, Australia

glen enters, stage left.



i decided it was time to find a cat

who needed to be part of a family.

i searched all over

to find

 a cat who decided it was time to find a family

who needed a cat to be part of it.

we found each other

in a small cat rescue home

with a few cats and a few dedicated women

who worked tirelessly

to find the cats and the families

their perfect matches.

that is how i met glen.

his story was sad.

he was found abandoned at an elementary school.

a child took him home

his family took him to a shelter

where he was put in a room

with feral cats


ganged up on

had part of his ear bitten off.

then put in a small cage for his safety.

 a kindly vet noticed and asked the rescuers

to come and get him


he’s a big boy

who’s actually

 a domesticated cat

who didn’t know what to do

and had no home.

they named him ‘glen’

after glen frye of the eagles

who died on the day

he was found

and given a second chance on life.

he’s now glen frye the cat not the rocker


he moved in yesterday.

glen’s a bit shy and scared

but he’s coming around

and loves to be petted

and purrs and tips over

if you let him come to you


and he feels safest up high.

but he came down the steps today

all the way to the bottom

and he’s slowly

learning to trust again.

the grandies came over to meet glen

 my daughter made him a special basket and cushion

we’re all so happy to have him.

and he seems to really enjoy music.


finding a home for the holidays.



two aussie grandies

heads topped with bouncing blonde hair

all settled into their new home in america

go out and rescue

rwo smooth black velvet-covered cats

who were waiting and hoping

 to settle into their own new home

and soon 

they all share a space


it is

very comfortable and warm

for all of them

just in time

for christmas.

people who love cats have some of the biggest hearts around. ~susan easterly

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




broiga and an abandoned joey who he named roger.

at the kangaroo rescue sanctuary in alice springs



‘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

credits: https://www.kangaroosanctuary.com

black hawk down.


if you see mt. fuji, a hawk, and an eggplant on new year’s day,

you will be forever blessed.

-japanese proverb

coyote hills


if you go

to your middle daughter’s house

(one of the infamous h’s)

 for coffee

and see a

beautiful and wounded

black hawk

walking around the back yard

and it turns into


rescue adventure


and the

emergency animal  squad

shows up

within minutes

to help save him


restore him to good health


then your new proverb would be

‘if you see a pond, a hawk with a broken wing and a cappucino

on a random sunday, 

you will be forever blessed.’

and then

you will have your coffee

and wonder

if that just really happened

image credit: coyotehills.com