Canine In LA we get coyotes in our garbage cans. Coyotes are just like my relatives. They go out in pairs, they whine at night, and they go anywhere there’s food. - Billy Crystal - Suburban foxes are not simply tame towards men. They are also damn supercilious. One pads amongst the azaleas in our... Continue Reading →

Marine Life

Fish It is much better to eat little fish like sardines directly from the ocean, rather than after they have been filtered through a larger predator. - Deep Sea News - If you can think of a better fish pun, let minnow - Author Unknown - The codfish lays ten thousand eggs, The homely hen... Continue Reading →


Cows If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow. - William Lyon Phelps - Never kick a cow chip on a hot day. - Will Rogers - The cow is of... Continue Reading →

Flower, Plant and Gardening

A garden is never so good as it will be next year. - Thomas Cooper - A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule. - Michael Pollan - A riot of variety within the rather formal plan; by August, the perennial beds look like blondes at the bar, spilling over their dresses. - Nicole Eaton; Charles... Continue Reading →

Insects and Other Invertebrates

Ant Ants can carry twenty times their own body weight. Which is useful information if you're moving out and you need help getting a potato chip across town. - Ron Darian - Here are a few things to keep in mind the next time ants show up in the potato salad. The 8,800 known species... Continue Reading →


A wonderful bird is the pelican His bill will hold more than his belican. He can take in his beak Food enough for a week, But I'm damned if I see how the helican. - Dixon Lanier Merritt - Bluebirds have taught me a few things. First, the more you think you know, the more... Continue Reading →


A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. - Robert Benchley - A well-trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch. He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it. - Helen Thomson - By and large, people who enjoy teaching... Continue Reading →


A cat, our new Maine friends claimed, is always on the wrong side of the door. - Allen & Ivy Dodd - After scolding one’s cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word. And has filed it for reference. – Charlotte Gray – A kitten... Continue Reading →

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