Monday, October 26, 2009

Catering to Cats

I just read astory about Alex the Cat.

Alex was not healthy and living in a tough environment (or so he claimed) with a couple of dogs.

Then he was taken, temporarily of course, by relatives while the family was away and lo and behold, he started getting healthy and having fun!

So the new family (parents) decided to keep Alex and he has become an important and loved part of their family.

I guess I'm a sucker for a happy ending, even when it has to do with cats.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Health Care Reform - the dog way

Uh oh. The cat's out of the bag (sorry cats). A human has figured out the best health care reform option - and it's based on what we've been doing for years with our veterinarians!

She writes about it in a funny column called Sit - Stay - Pay.

It's a doggone good idea! (Sorry. I couldn't resist. Woof!)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Therapeutic Horse Riding

I guess it's not just the noble canine that helps humans when they are sick.

I heard about some horses who do the same.

Horse riding is a partnership; both the horse and the rider have to work together. Horses are immense and powerful creatures yet they allow a person to get on its back and ride. Good for them.

I have a lot of little kids try to ride me but even at 100+ pounds. that doesn't work too well.

Pictures and more information on therapeutic horse riding.

Special Needs, Special Horses: A Guide to the Benefits of Therapeutic Riding (Practical Guide)

Horse the Handicapped, the Riding Team in a Therapeutic Riding Program: A Volunteer Training Manual

Fall Migration

There sure are a lot of busy squirrels out lately. As soon as I chase one away, more show up with their cheeks stuffed.

The squirrels stick around all winter but there are a lot of animals that migrate for the winter. Some pass through my area and it's fun to watch them.

My boy posted some of the animals that we can watch this fall. Take a look.

I'll probably be too busy chasing those pesky squirrels to look for other animals.