Category Archives: pets

The Screech Owl

I heard a high-pitched whinnying sound tonight at dusk. Coming from a woodsy area across the street. There are no horses around – at least not up in trees. So I googled “bird that sounds like a horse.” It’s a … Continue reading

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Summer Storm

The rain’s slacking off and the black is thinning to gray. Half an hour ago it was like midnight– at 4:30 in the afternoon. The water was coming down so hard into my carport, there were wavelets! Almost to the … Continue reading

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Little Beggar

I see you sitting by the kitchen, as I work– your face turned up, patient, hopeful. Maybe I’ll throw you a scrap, you think, or let you lick a juicy plate. At the very least you know you’ll get a … Continue reading

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Presence on a Monday Morning

As I sat cross-legged on my sofa this morning, facing the south window– open to catch a breeze, I tried to be in my skin, tune out the static in my head. Presence it’s called. And as I sat– eyes … Continue reading

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The Owl

As I drove down the dark, wooded street I saw something in the middle of the road. Just sitting there. An owl! In the split second of surprise before I swerved around it, the beams from my headlights lit up … Continue reading

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Angry Birds!

It started all of a sudden. A blue jay brouhaha right outside the living room window. Five or six angry birds in full combat, screeching and dive-bombing for all they were worth. A cat skulking too near a nest? My … Continue reading

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Chillin’

It’s 5:30 on a warm and breezy March day in my Florida backyard. The air is clear and mellow with that slightly golden look it gets between afternoon and dusk, when the sun begins to lower. Lying back in my … Continue reading

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A Chorus of Crows

A cacaphony, a convention, a chorus of crows! Crow cries everywhere. All the day long. Spring migration I guess. Do they crow for the sheer joy of this flawless day? Not too hot, not too cold, just enough wind to … Continue reading

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Lucky for Awhile

Lucky was not our cat. He belonged to a neighbor a couple doors down. But the owner was out of town a lot and he had two other cats, so Lucky hung around our place a lot.  My sons and … Continue reading

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From My Porch

I have a new special spot. Like an old friend rediscovered unexpectedly. This new spot is in a cozy corner of my screened-in porch. I haven’t used the porch in years. Covered with a layer of grime most of the … Continue reading

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