Kaci here with Kali at my side. In Christmas season, there’s a lot of getting and receiving gifts. December 2002, we received a gift from heaven. Today, we had to give her back. In September, we learned that Kyla’s melanoma spread and she had 1 to 6 months left with 3 being most likely. It was three months. For those 3 months, Kyla was pampered-anything for Kyla. Earlier last week, she started going poo in the house even though she had access to the dog run 24/7. We could have lived with that. She also started to not eat her apple that was on top of her food. She was on a pain med that had a side effect of hunger and normally Kyla was very food driven and perpetually hungry so a refusal to eat something was serious. Last Wednesday, the wheezing started when she inhaled. The peeps made…
An innocent creature in need presented himself in our driveway this evening and I’m ashamed to say Crabby strongly refused to offer refuge to this latest wayward soul.
The unseasonably warm weather is confusing the snakes. The temperatures are keeping them awake, but it isn’t warm enough for them to move around at peak snake speed, making them easy pickings for predators and heartless humans. Additionally, if the weather does decide to turn cold, the snakes above ground will die. This little guy was very slow, probably on the gravel trying to get warm.
My original intent, given 1 very cold night could kill him, was to see if we had a ‘habitat’ to put him in, inside the house, where he could be safe from the elements, at least until it was safe to release him – sometime in the spring.
But Crabby is mean, and locked the gates of Run A Muck Ranch against the critter (and me, lest I try to smuggle the little guy in the house).
In the end, I moved the little snake to a shrub that I hoped would provide at least some comfort in his time of need.
After a thorough frisking to insure I wasn’t smuggling in anything slithery, Crabby allowed me back in the house.
Bummer is, the little snake looked like a Larry to me. As you know, I really want a Larry.
I just received an e-mail from Samara, the amazing artist at SamDoum Art with an exclusive offer for Run A Muck Ranch friends!
“I’m currently offering 25% off on all pet portraits for all Run A Muck fans who find me through your website. All they will need to do is click on the pet portrait badge on your blog and that page will direct them to my pet portrait Etsy shop. Then, while completing their order, all they’ll need to do is enter the Promocode “RUNAMUCK25″. The offer lasts until January 1st, 2015. But it’s a good idea to order as soon as possible in order to ship before the Christmas deadline, for those purchasing as a gift for someone else.”
The SamDoumArt badge is the first widget below the header on this blog, titled Pet Portraits, with the Macaw on it – also painted by Samara.
This is the PERFECT gift for any dog mom, and most dog dads, on your Christmas list!
For the life of me I don’t understand why anyone would pass up on a scratch and dent critter. Seems it’s only a matter of time before a beast missing or needing to be missing a body part or 3 will turn up on Run A Muck Ranch’s door step. If and when that happens, you can be rest assured a fun life will be guaranteed!
Never underestimate the value of scratch and dent critters!
I happened to have an early work day today, and decided to come home and veg out on the couch while watching TV. We have Netflix, and highlighted on the menu was a Netflix original movie, Virunga. The description was of a documentary depicting the life of rangers in the Virunga Park, Congo, with an emphasis on the protection of mountain gorillas. Who doesn’t love gorillas, right?
You have to watch it. You have to sit through every second of it. If you don’t have Netflix, sign up for the free month, watch the movie, then cancel your subscription. It’s worth it. Trust me.
Virunga isn’t a story of a group of rangers trying to protect a park and it’s mountain gorillas. It’s a story of what we, the citizens of the world, have allowed to happen, over and over, due to our apathy.
SOCO is a UK problem – and I implore any UK followers to join any call to action against this greedy corporation.
For the US followers: Walmart, the Koch brothers, pretty much any politician, and the list goes on – your well being isn’t even on their radar. It’s all about money and power. As long as you are good sheep and do what you’re told, getting all excited about the possibility of saving pennies, they’re very happy making billions.
Stop being sheep. Be aware of how the top earners make their money and what sacrifices others have to make in order for that to happen.
Geminis are a mix of the yin and the yang, they are represented perfectly by the Twins. The Gemini-born can easily see both sides of an issue, a wonderfully practical quality. Less practical is the fact that you're not sure which Twin will show up half the time. Geminis may not know who's showing up either, which can prompt others to consider them fickle and restless.