Hitler feeding some roe deer, 1936.
Good thing these deer met the animal-loving Hitler and not Goering, who probably would have shot them!
I am aware that Western roe deer are found throughout Europe, but I most strongly associate them with Germany for some reason.
I volunteer for a small non-profit animal shelter (no-kill) and while we are making it financially and taking care of the animals, we don't have adequate volunteers to do all the extras for the dogs and cats, such as regular walking and cuddling.
Animal lovers….PLEASE consider volunteering at your local shelters. There are many, many jobs that need doing, and posting a comment on a blog or on facebook is just not enough. A few hours a week can really help!
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So a pet photography chat group I’m a member of is doing a photo a day project. It started late so it’s “just’ a 350 project. But I don’t want to say I’m doing it. Because then I might fail and not finish it. Let’s just say I’m using the prompts as inspiration for now. Nothing more. Nothing less. :)
The problem with photo a day projects is you often end up with photos that you aren’t all that proud of and that you wouldn’t normally share publicly. The great thing with a photo a day project is that you are forced to try things outside your comfort zone and some times magic happens and you are thrilled with the results.
I’m not sure this last one is technically dappled but close enough. ;)
Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey
I grew up not far from Cincinnati, watching Nick Clooney first host the afternoon movie, then the local news. Although I didn’t know the family growing up (they are from Northern Kentucky, as I recall), I have always felt an affinity for George because (well, okay, because he’s gorgeous!) but also because he and I […]
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Inspired by her late grandparents’ love of animals, one teenager in Illinois is finding innovative ways to help her local cat rescue.
Sabrina Hoagland’s grandparents, Diann and Butch Hoagland, were passionate about giving back to the community and, like Sabrina, loved animals.
Although Diann passed away in 2010 and Butch in 2014, they made a lasting impression on their granddaughter.
The 17-year-old began volunteering for The Forever Home Feline Ranch (FHFR) in Springfield, IL because she was interested in helping to make the world safe and more humane for all living creatures.
As Sabrina became more involved in volunteering, she quickly realized the amount of work the organization puts in to helping the animals in their care and she wanted to do more.
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‘Ours’ on the sofa – a ray of sunlight on his face.
WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports- WCAX in Burlington, VT is reporting that Murphy, the Golden Retriever who ran away after a car accident 18 months ago, is finally home with his family. When Ed Hamel’s granddaughter was in a car accident in 2014, Murphy escaped and ran away. His brain immediately shifted to […]
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Divers have to decompress before resurfacing and the greater the depth of the dive the longer the decompression. I’ve pretty much been unplugged and down and out right disconnected since the completion of the West Coast Walk because I needed to.
But I haven’t just been making angels in the tons of snow that’s blanketed CT – tho Hudsy and Nanners (nice snow stache BTW) have – I’ve been deep in reflection on the enormity my accomplishments but more importantly how to tell it. The right way.
The story’s the thing.
Beginning March 16th, the 7th anniversary of the start of the first walk, I’ll be posting a seven part interview with Yer Big Dog wherein which I will talk not only about the great and the glory of this grand adventure but the trials and tribulations, too. From the fantastic people we’ve met on our path to the fantastical things we’ve experienced.
And we’re making it interactive. I’ve gotten thousands of questions over the expanse of our journey and haven’t always been able to answer all of them so also we’re opening this up to you. If you have something you’d like to personally ask YBD, send me an email
by Feb 15th. Not via FB or TW or in a comment here. Hopefully we can get it and we’ll try our best because I have a lot to say. Over 4,000 miles and 1,044 days, I’ve walked the walk now it’s time to talk the talk. #4000miles
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES
The Ohio legislature is now considering a bill that would make it illegal to leave a dog tethered outside in extreme temperatures. The Capital Area Humane Society says it received 30 – 40 calls every day about animals left outside when it’s too cold for most of us to even take the garbage out. See […]
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