Creature Thoughts, March-April 2022: Dear Dear Deer

I don’t mean to feed the deer. I know it’s not legal to do so. In fact, it’s illegal in my state (and many others) to feed any wildlife other than the birds. However, the deer (and the squirrels and the chipmunks and the occasional raccoon, saints preserve us) have minds of their own.

I had no sooner put the seed out for the birdies this morning, when I turned to see three large does helping themselves to my feeders.

Creature Thoughts Feb ’22: Cuddle Time

It has long been known (with numerous studies backing up the fact) that pet ownership improves our health and our mental well-being. Oh, it’s not that pet ownership isn’t without its own share of stress. Our pets experience anxiety, have behavioral issues, and suffer illness just like we do. However, just the blessing of sharing our lives with these wonderful beings can bring us a sense of security even when the world around us is going to he…ck in a handbasket.

Wishes for a Blessed New Year

Happy New Year! Wishing you all a New Yearfilled with Peace,Joy, and Good Health.May we Each strive to GiveSo that All may Receive. –Gayle–And the Starling’s Nest Tribe

Creature Thoughts: Dec. 2021, Happy Holidays

All of my Salukis past have photo ornaments on our Christmas tree. This year, we have added a new one. I miss Ryder terribly, and even though Kira is here, it’s the first Christmas since 1980 that I haven’t had a Saluki in the house. All of my hounds have loved Christmas and seemed to…

Nov ’21 Creature Thoughts: Happy Thanksgiving

My family and I (non-human members included) would like to wish all of our friends who will be celebrating a very Happy Thanksgiving. For those not in the US, we hope you have a joyful and safe entrance into the Holiday Season.

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.