Creature Thoughts May/June 2022: “AL-VIN!”

Chipmunks, it appears, have amazing spatial perception. One little fellow was helping himself to my birdseed (most likely a descendant of the critter in the photo), and completely ignoring the dog…until the dog spotted him.

The games began. Kira ran to the full length of the leash, which brought her to about eight feet from the trees. That striped varmint eyed the exact distance, knew right away that the dog’s reach was limited, and ran.

Right toward Kira.

Creature Thoughts: October 2021

I’m one of those annoying people who would be happy if the holiday season lasted all year long. For me, Halloween starts off a two month long stretch of crocheting, knitting, shopping, and (at least in my heart) celebrating.

Creature Thoughts, April 2021

Have you had pets who could sense where you were hurting? I’m sure I’m not the only one whose pets have been such a comfort. Please feel free to let me know in the comments on the website, or on Facebook, all about your special animal healers.

Yunnan Baiyao for bleeding cancers

As I’ve mentioned several times, one of the herb we’re using to help Ryder (who is now 5 months post diagnosis with hemangiosarcoma) is a Chinese herbal preparation called Yunnan Baiyao. Today, I listened to an excellent presentation on YouTube, with Dr Demian Dressler and Dog Cancer Answers, that goes in depth into the herb, and how it helps with these bleeding cancers.

Creature Thoughts: December 2020

My holiday wish for all of you is that you find, every single day, something special that fills your heart with gratitude. May it be something wonderful that, no matter how dire things seem around you, or how worrisome the world looks at this given moment, the joy of your thanksgiving overflows and fills your life with light and hope.

A Ryder Update

I’d like to thank the many people who write to check on Ryder. Considering the fact that when he was diagnosed in July, he was given a dire prognosis, he continues to do well four months later.