First things first: If you check out the link below, it will take you to a heartwarming story. It's about a lady who couldn't say "no" and now she could use a "yes" from some bighearted blog readers. It wouldn't take much. Just a little from each of us would make the difference. The story begins with a pig named Penny. A makeshift home has been set up in the carport, and although she looks quite snug under the blanket in the picture, she needs a better home. To learn more about her story, go to the link below:
The cormorant ballet happened on Friday. It was a dull day, but I had a little extra time, which always feels like a gift. As I biked along Beach Avenue, I noticed this cormorant, frozen in motion. It looked for all the world like a dancer, holding a pose. I stopped, begging it to remain still for just a few more moments. Well, the pose changed, but each position expressed "all is well with my world" sentiments, and my day was made.
Before I continued on my way, I was fortunate to be visited by two crows. They accepted my offer of Kali Wags healthy dog treats, and while they snacked, I checked them out at close range.
My memory begins somewhere around the age of two and a half, when I had a surgery on my eyes. Unlike most kids, I loved my time in the hospital, so it was a positive first memory. At that time, I was curious and appreciative of all animals, birds, insects, humans. I guess you could say life. Then, I found that the larger or more intelligent or more rare the species, the greater the attraction. Lately, that has changed. I am grateful for the privilege of each insight permitted me into the goings on in the lives of pets, wildlife and humans. Every story takes up a warm spot somewhere in my heart/mind, where it lingers and is cherished. At this moment, I thank Janice Gillet, her pigs, a cormorant and two crows.