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Christmas Tree Carving

This is Geba Geba.  A memorial to a snail that lived in our fish tank in 1986. One day he just disappeared.  I think Diver Dan must have masterminded the plan and Miss Minerva went right along with it.  These two goldfish grew in size significantly, especially after we realized that Geba Geba was no longer residing in his little shell at the bottom of the tank.

Leaves!

We’ve got ’em.  Just this afternoon, the sun came out and the maple leaves are doing their best to shine.

Won’t be long now till Harvey tries his best to make his dreams come true.  Not to worry though, because he is almost always thwarted by nature’s balance and the boundaries of our kitty enclosure.

Sunday News Article:For The Love of Ducks

While perusing the NJ Star Ledger on Sunday, I was drawn to an engaging photo by Andrew Mills, of a girl lovingly embracing a duck.

I read the excellent article by Mark Di Ionno, and immediately sided with Nikki Vuille, a twelve-year-old who desperately wishes to keep her pet ducks in their roomy pen, in her generous backyard.  Nikki’s neighbors are unhappy with the ducks and complain mostly of their quacking.

While I believe that wild creatures should whenever possible remain wild, I commend Nikki for wanting to do the responsible thing in caring for her ducks. These ducks have never known anything other than a domestic life.  They need Nikki and Nikki needs them.  Unless there is a compelling reason that the ducks should not live with Nikki in her yard, for me, all arguments that defend the removal of the ducks are just NOISE.

Credit to Mark Mills. My illustration is based on his photo-used exclusively for this post.  See the link below for more.

Siblings In Peril Spot Illustration

Happy New Year!  I’m beginning 2011 with a family pulling together.  The family pet is the center of concern in this spot illustration.  Often, affection for the non- human being in the family can bring siblings together like nothing else.  I’m not sure what type of creature this is, but these kids are willing to face certain peril to protect her.

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