Category Archives: Creatures

Animals, pets, critters, great and small

Beetle Mania

“We are infested with ladybugs, thousands, all over the house outside, coming in through every crack!” It was a text message from my daughter. Naturally, it was at a time when I was so busy at the office I could … Continue reading

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Hamster Dance

Ever since he was been old enough to walk, my grandson has wanted a hamster. He was drawn to the hamster cages in pet stores like a moth to the light. We had to pry him loose with promises. “When … Continue reading

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The Walking Horses

Several years ago we decided to go to Shelbyville to see the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. Just like country music stars, these horses have their own award shows, and a following of enthusiasts, most of who drive campers and … Continue reading

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Invisible Cat

Whoever said, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” was incorrect. Hell hath no fury like a cat that has to visit the veterinarian. This cliché was clearly demonstrated to me last week. I was sitting at my computer … Continue reading

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Plight of the Firefly

The Analytical Luminescent Lab in Baltimore put out a bounty on fireflies. Yes, it’s true. They are buying bug scalps. Well, okay, it isn’t the scalp they are interested in. It’s the opposite part – the flasher. While entomologists (big … Continue reading

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Mule Day

You won’t believe what I did for a story. In fact, I don’t believe what I did for a story. I went to Mule Day. It was like dying and waking up in good ol’ boy heaven. There were mules, … Continue reading

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Gone to the Dogs

Dogs riding in the back of a pick-up truck is a time-honored, southern tradition, and one that humans intend to keep. Never mind that a dog could be thrown out and injured, or a human could have an accident trying … Continue reading

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Something’s Fishy Here

Have you heard about the hottest new pet to hit the market? It’s called the ElvisFish. Who would think people would get so excited over a tropical fish? But, this is not just any old fish. It’s a fish that … Continue reading

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Cat Tale

Some people have to go to the wilds of the woods, explore nature trails, or go on camping trips to encounter wild animals. Around my place, we need go no further than the back door. Last week, two neighborhood cats … Continue reading

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Dog for Sale

I had one dog too many at my house. I love dogs, but when my daughter and her two pets came to live with me, we discovered that three dogs and a cat were too many animals. We had dogs … Continue reading

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