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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Woody

One of our neighbors who is an animal lover has so many critters in their home.  They always show the kids different types of  critters, big or small.  One day, they brought the kids two  walking sticks.  They were wee little.  They said that  they grow so fast that they would be amazed to witness it.  We took  them and unfortunately, one of them died but the other one grow big.  We named him Woody.
We set woody free when  he got bigger and can no longer  move around the  container he was in.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Tiger

These photos were taken  some five years ago when we visited Pittsburgh Zoo.  This tiger was chill-laxing in the water.


I wonder  what  the animals think when they are being contained in the zoo?  Sometimes, I feel like they feel like a prisoner although the zoo is  big, it is still not great compared to their  wild life.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Squirrel on a Tree at Sea World, San Antonio Texas

I mentioned in my other blog that my son had so much fun taking photos of the squirrel over at Sea World, in San Antonio Texas. Here are more of the photos he took of the squirrel on a tree.  He used our point and shoot camera with these photos.
I like these blurry ones too.
I thought that he did fantastic  in capturing the squirrel in action.
What do you think?  Do I have a budding photographer?  That's his new thing now, he wants to take photos but he does not want to be in the photo.  

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Worms and other Crawlers

Hubby never could understand  how most Filipinos are scared of worms, myself in particular.  I don't know  the reason either.  I have always been scared of any kind of crawlies lol.  No matter how small it is, even the itty bitty itch worm, I don't like them.  There is something in the  worms that freaks me out.  Now my husband and   son are not scared of  any worms at all BUT, they are scared of spiders, which I am not (except of course those  big and poisonous ones like the tarantula).




Anyway, my son found these crawlies when we went to the   lake in Tomlinson Run State Park.  I was having goosebumps while I took pictures of  him..  How about you, what kind of  critters are you afraid of?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Dogs at the Kennel

 As I have mentioned in my previous post, we put our  dogs to a kennel in our area when we had our summer getaway.  The kennel was located way out in the woods which is kind of  nice as they can walk the dogs at their property.  Anyway, I took some photos of the dogs that were in there.  They have so many, my goodness!  Here are some of them.
It cost $12 a day for every dog and you have to bring  your own dog's food or you will get charge an additional fee.  Before we  brought the kids there, we  let them have  the kennel cough vaccine as it was a requirement.  
It was our dogs first time to be boarded on a kennel's house, they freaked out upon seeing so many dogs.    I could understand why other people don't want to have pets because  you can't really go for a vacation without incurring a cost when you have  pets.  Gladly, the kennel here in our area is very affordable.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Chicken

The owner of the kennel where we board our dogs  during our  vacation  has a chicken coop.  There were 6 hens inside and a  rooster.  My kids had so much fun exploring the coop.  The owner gave them a tour inside the coop and show them where the hens lay eggs.


It is very interesting to note that one of the chicken was staying inside.  The owner said that  that specific hen was being picked on by the other hen so she stayed inside moist of the times.    



My kids don't see chicken very often so you can just imagine how their face lit up when the owner of the kennel offered them to see the chicken.  When we were leaving, the owner gave each of them a brown egg.  

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Canadian Geese

The last time we went to Tomlinson Park, there were no  geese at all and we were happy because there were no poopies laying around the park.  Few weeks later, there  were so many of them, they're back!  Don't get me wrong, I like them because they are beautiful but  man, they drop bombs everywhere.


My kids tried to  be near them but they all  flew.



They are beautiful critters but they can also trash your yard.  No wonder , the park  discouraged visitors to  feed them.
I wonder if these geese ever lay eggs in the park.  Are their eggs even edible?  

I found this article from eHow that says:

"Canadian geese, properly known as Canada geese, are the second largest waterfowl in North America, with only the swan being bigger. Famous for their "V" formation as they fly about the countryside during forages for food and yearly migrations, the Canada goose family is made up of at least 11 subspecies. Native to North America, it has been successfully introduced to England and Scandinavia. It can be somewhat of a pest in urban areas since it has learned to adapt to living close to humans."

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