One of our feral “working cats” accidentally got out of our workshop when we weren’t aware the shop door latch wasn’t working properly. Given the number of predators around here (coyotes, bobcats, and mountain lions) this was a rather disconcerting
Living in the middle of the wilderness, you really get an understanding of it’s an eat or be eaten world. Although I could never watch a carnivore kill another animal, once an animal has died, it is not so upsetting
While I was gathering eggs from the chicken coop, my shadow dog, Firetruck, was doing some desert gathering as well. Obviously all the dogs were interested in what she was carrying in her mouth. I asked her to give it
For those of you who don’t live in the Southwest, this is what we all wait for every summer. Until you’ve smelled the creosote (the smell of rain) or had lightning strike right out your window, you don’t know what
Rattlesnakes and dogs are a dangerous combination. Here our son documents some of Allie’s experiences with snakes. Also, please note. Allie was fairly new to us and still skittish about new things when she went through snake avoidance training. The
We went to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum tonight. It’s basically a zoo, but a not so bad one. I think their large animals were usually wild orphans that would have died if they hadn’t provided them with a home.
Once again Allie went on a 12 mile ride. Well, the people road 12 miles. She went much further. When the people would stop to rest, she’d chase after bunnies or lizards. She was interested in the deer, but left