She Kept A Parrot

Little Hugo arrived last week from Kammerflage Kreations in California. He made his FedEx overnight flight connection and arrived at my door right on schedule. I opened the box, and there...

Charlie, I’m including a few photos from Thanksgiving 2014. Linda and Hazel came down for a few days. We had such a really good, laid-back holiday. We were all sitting on...

The last picture of Sam in his old house. I could claim that this was his reaction to the move, but I think he is practicing to be a big boy....

Japanese Maple by Clive James Your death, near now, is of an easy sort. So slow a fading out brings no real pain. Breath growing short Is just uncomfortable. You feel...

Little Lucy loves sitting on my shoulder. When I returned from the ranch last weekend, she had the classic stress pattern on her underside. She wasn’t eating much and she was...

(Sam is fired up as this display of pattern is called in the Chameleon world.) Sam hunts insects from among the vines and foliage in his cage. Often, I am unable...

Miss Little Britches is Jeremy’s kitten. When I woke up at the ranch at two o’clock on Sunday morning, I opened the refrigerator door to fetch a bottle of mocha frappuccino....

Okay, so the title is a classic Bait-and-Switch! I didn’t see one snake or scorpion or tarantula… This weekend I went with the kids to their ranch in Duval County, Texas....

I just might be the only old woman who would buy a bison jawbone! (Bison Occidentalis) It is from the Pleistocene period 1,000 to 15,000 years old. Found in the Kansas...

 I bought a “premium car wash” when I filled up with gas. Only to discover that the car wash was closed for repairs. The old number did not work. finally I...