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Hairy Heirs ~ Pet Bequests March 17, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Life Balance, People.
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Want to set up a kitty for kitty?

This article on the ins and outs of setting up a pet trust may be of interest to the animal lover in you:

What’s In The Kitty?  Pet Bequests Aren’t Only For The Rich And Famous

Special considerations apply if your pet has a l-o-n-g life expectancy, like a tortoise or a parrot.

Knowing your beloved pet(s) will be cared for however long they live may provide you with the peace of mind you need to breathe easy right here and now!

Aah . . . that’s better!

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What’s In Your Skillet? January 15, 2019

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Humor.
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Growing up, our Great Danes ate just like Marmaduke . . . chowing down on their food while spitting out the pills.

Other dogs, like Daisy, are opportunistic . . . and prefer people food.  I wonder if she’s ever had a Dagwood?

Pets . . . gotta love ’em!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Rapping With A Raptor December 29, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Travel & Leisure.
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On our second visit to Islands of Adventure, we made a stop in Jurassic Park to meet Blue.

Blue is a raptor . . . a clever carnivore with sharp teeth.

We posed for photos with Blue.

Who nudged us and sniffed us and did NOT manage to eat us.

Although she did get a bit snippy (and snappy) with us.

Before we made a run for it!

Aah . . . that’s better!

A Christmas Riddle December 27, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Humor, Joke.
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Why did Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer cross the road?

Nobody nose!

Aah . . . that’s punny!

On Mulberry Street December 17, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Humor, Travel & Leisure.
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Seuss Landing is a whimsical place.

Every animal we saw had a funny face.

As they traveled around while staying in place.

Even the fish got into the act.

Smiling and grinning with grace and with tact.

But my favorite was this guy . . . whose hair hadn’t been hacked!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Hello L. Marie! December 15, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Blogging, Humor, Joke.
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Just a quick shout out to L. Marie . . .

I’ve made it!  I’ve made it!  It’s all about ME!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Peacocks November 24, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Humor, Joke.
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Why did the peacocks cross the road?

I don’t know.  You tell me!

Aah . . . that’s better!

Selective Thoughts & Hearing November 17, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Humor, Joke.
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Regaining control of the remote is a powerful habit which requires practice to master:

In contrast, getting the cat to “COME!” is a practice seldom mastered:


Aah . . . that’s better!

Mote Aquarium October 11, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Nature, Travel & Leisure.
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We finally had a chance to visit the “new” river otter exhibit at Mote Aquarium on City Island in Sarasota.  We adored watching the antics of Pippi, Huck, and Jane from the 2nd floor mezzanine:

Here they are enjoying some non-stop action:

As we walked through the shark exhibit, this brave lad in the Hurricane Simulator blew us away:

We loved the decor in the 50’s diner ~ everything back then was so black & white, no shades of gray:

And check out these giant “Egyptian” Seahorses standing guard:

Perhaps they’re there to protect the flowers in the adjoining lily pad pond:

Our enjoyable, educational, and entertaining afternoon featured a surprising highlight:  a small aquarium of mesmerizing jellyfish:

Gorgeous and graceful, they were gliding up and down with gentle and perpetual undulations ~ it was rather like watching a live-action lava lamp!

Aah . . . that’s better!

The Return of the Panther? September 13, 2018

Posted by nrhatch in Animals, Nature, Sustainable Living.
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This video captures some amazing footage of the Florida Panther, including an unexpected encounter with a volunteer on the boardwalk in Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary:

It also highlights the benefits of preserving the panther and its habitat for future generations.

To learn more:  The Florida Panther

Aah . . . that’s better!