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Gayle Nastasi, animal consultant and author

Farewell, Kirby, Old Friend

I hope the rivers of heaven are cool and clear, and filled with all of the delightful aquatic vegetation treats that Plecos love best, old friend. It’s just not going to be the same around here without you.

July 28, 2020

Creature Thoughts July 2020: Ryder

July’s creature thoughts is going to be a bit different. We have once again had our family life derailed. Many of you already know what is going on, but I’m sending out July’s newsletter to catch my friends up to speed, and to ask for your good thoughts for Ryder, and for our family.

July 17, 2020

Every Day a Gift

Ryder has been found to have masses on his spleen and liver, and the likely diagnosis is hemangiosarcoma. Please think good thoughts for my boy.

July 14, 2020 · 1 Comment

Creature Thoughts, Aug 2018: Forever, Stars

I know that Stars would want to thank everyone, all her friends and fans, for all of the love that has been sent her way. Some might say a Starling wouldn’t understand enough to feel grateful for such love. But I know, and you know, that Stars would. She would call you all her hamsters, her very favorite word to use about things that made her happy. And you are all my hamsters, too.

August 1, 2018 · 1 Comment

Fly Free, my darling Stars

Stars, the Amazing Starling, has gone beyond. Farewell, my special friend, my little teacher, my communicator, my Mommy’s Bird. June 26th, 2008 – July 15th, 2018

July 15, 2018

Some Temporary Changes

Thank you for your patience as I turn down the volume a bit for a little while. I hope to be able to gradually return to more normal levels very soon.

December 11, 2016 · 6 Comments

April Update

I have had a few people email recently to ask if I’m still living on planet Earth. My apologies for not having sent out a Creature Thoughts in a while, and for the website/blog having been so quiet. Life in general has been keeping me on the sidelines — or perhaps it has pushed what used to be life in general to the sidelines. Either way works.

April 25, 2016

Creature Thoughts, February 2016

One thing that is relevant, however, is the arrival of our newest family members. Meet Pierce and Bronny, two lovely guinea pig boys who came home to stay at the end of January.

February 8, 2016

Creature Thoughts, January 2016

I know that many of you have been through similar situations. You have adopted animals who, for one reason or other, had their worlds turned upside down. Some had families who had to move and couldn’t take the pets. Others got lost themselves, and never found again. Others, like Ryder, were grieving for the loss of their owners to age or illness. Ryder’s presence in our home, and in my heart, have given me a greater appreciation of what I’ve attempted to help so many of you through.

How courageous these dear beings are. It is truly an honor to be chosen to provide the comfort and love the animals need to once again trust that their world, this new world, is a safe one.

January 2, 2016

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