Forwarding a link to a post on New York Wildlife Rescue Center’s website. They can use your help right now. via COVID-19 and Difficult Times
Senior pets bring certain challenges into our lives, but the joys they provide far outweigh the worries. They are true, and they are faithful. They know us through and through. Their old eyes look right into our souls, and can see the love we have for them in our hearts. They listen to our troubles, and understand our very natures. They have grown not only to be eternally beside us, but to be a part of us. They have helped, in their twelve or fifteen or eighteen years of companionship, to make us who we are.
This is just a quick reminder that the holiday 3-pack special for existing customers is ending in a couple of days. If you’d like to take advantage of the special, you have all of January 1st, and then the special ends at midnight Eastern US time.
May the magic of the season bring you peace and light.
Happy Holidays, from all living things at Starlings’ Nest.
Wishing everyone who is celebrating this week a very happy US Thanksgiving! I will be celebrating with my family on Thursday, so will be unavailable for consultations. This week, my … Continue reading
In the United States, and other parts of the globe, what we refer to as Daylight Savings Time has ended. This means that we who live in the northern hemisphere face darkness before evening even arrives. By 5:30 PM, when many people haven’t even had their supper yet, it’s already night in my little section of the Universe. The horses are in the barn, the wild birds have tucked themselves into the trees, and the beings who hunt at dawn and dusk are beginning to prowl.
Everyone knows I love birds. I’ve been a bird-watcher since early childhood. Some of my favorite early memories involve lying in my Aunt Sis’s hammock as she taught me all about the birds that visited her feeders. I am now so fortunate to live in a place where I am surrounded by miles of natural habitat. From my vantage point, with all of the wonderful species I see every day, I would never have guessed that nearly 3 billion birds have disappeared from North America since the 1970s.