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I could never hunt..

June 18, 2022 04:38AM
Before I say anything else, let me assure you I'm absolutely carnivorous - I just don't want to hurt animals, myself.. Yes, I understand the total hypocrisy.. I'm SO much of an animal lover that I took one of the dog's extra water bowls and filled it with water (at least 6 times a day) because its 102-108 here every day, and set it in the courtyard on top of the brick wall, underneath our Oak tree.. From inside the house I see HUNDREDS of birds coming down to get drinks from the bowl.. sometimes they jump IN the bowl and frolic around..

So, the point of the story is, quite often I hafta take the trash out, or refill the bowl, or whatever I need to do out front.. I'll open the door, but if I see a bird getting a drink, I'll just stand there and let the bird get the drink - I don't wanna scare them off and have them go thirsty.. I've stood and waited up to 5 minutes before..

Another thing I'm doing, now, fairly consistently is when I hand water the front yard.. I'll see a bird (mostly Robins) eyeballing the water bowl, so I turn my back to it.. I'll turn around every few seconds to see the bird get closer and closer.. when the bird is on the water bowl, I'll turn completely around so he can tell I'm not looking at him and let him get his drink..

The sad thing is that minutes later I'll probably eat some sort of meat-based food...

Friendship is like peeing your pants.. Everybody can see it, but only you can feel the warmth..


  SST... How's Mauie?? nm

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  She's doing ok...

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  Up for a visit in Wichita Falls?

JamesJM74June 19, 2022 08:14AM

  That's awesome...

sstrams105June 19, 2022 09:28AM

  Got a preliminary estimate..

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  That's totally true..

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waterfield162June 14, 2022 10:32AM

  Tomorrow's a big day for Pepper-and me !

waterfield81June 14, 2022 03:56PM

  Best wishes to Pepper..

sstrams87June 14, 2022 04:39PM

  Prayers that all goes well.

Ramgator164June 14, 2022 05:07PM

  Re: Prayers that all goes well.

waterfield123June 15, 2022 11:13AM

  How's Pepper doing?

sstrams95June 17, 2022 08:19AM

  Re: How's Pepper doing?

waterfield98June 17, 2022 09:50AM

  Understood.. Gypsie had..

sstrams75June 17, 2022 10:15AM

  Refresh my memory...

JamesJM110June 17, 2022 12:03PM

  Don't get a Beagle...

sstrams82June 17, 2022 12:58PM

  Yes Attachments

waterfield84June 17, 2022 04:42PM

  I don't do a lot of hunting these days....

JamesJM92June 17, 2022 05:18PM

  Re: I don't do a lot of hunting these days....

waterfield123June 17, 2022 09:41PM

  I could never hunt..

sstrams106June 18, 2022 04:38AM

  Yes you could....

JamesJM668June 18, 2022 06:32AM

  If it were just to look, then yeah..

sstrams126June 18, 2022 07:16AM

  Oh, forgot to mention...

JamesJM99June 17, 2022 05:27PM

  BTW, thanks for the contact info...

JamesJM184June 18, 2022 10:03AM

  Re: BTW, thanks for the contact info...

waterfield83June 18, 2022 11:20AM

  YEs, but it's not a Cocker Spaniel... Attachments

JamesJM95June 18, 2022 02:00PM

  Re: YEs, but it's not a Cocker Spaniel...

waterfield54June 18, 2022 05:22PM

  BTW James

waterfield62June 18, 2022 05:25PM

  Another source

waterfield48June 20, 2022 03:20PM

  Probably been a while since I've shown a picture of Lily Attachments

IowaRam148June 19, 2022 04:59AM

  That is a good looking dog..

sstrams112June 19, 2022 05:08AM

  Out chasing rabbits this morning

IowaRam147June 19, 2022 06:11AM

  Can't go wrong with that breed....

JamesJM137June 19, 2022 08:04AM

  Hard to explain to people just how smart they are Attachments

IowaRam107June 19, 2022 08:47AM

  Today is Mauie's surgery...

sstrams74June 23, 2022 04:41AM

  Mauie in the car ride to the vet.. Attachments

sstrams137June 23, 2022 04:44AM

  Re: Mauie in the car ride to the vet..

IowaRam70June 23, 2022 05:08AM

  Thanks Iowa... Attachments

sstrams104June 23, 2022 05:19AM

  She looks like

waterfield74June 23, 2022 07:16AM

  She wasn't happy..

sstrams75June 23, 2022 07:34AM

  Re: She wasn't happy..

MamaRAMa78June 23, 2022 08:25AM

  Yes, she really does.. Attachments

sstrams72June 23, 2022 08:40AM

  Mauie's back home..

sstrams63June 23, 2022 02:03PM

  Re: Mauie's back home..

MamaRAMa74June 23, 2022 02:05PM

  I think today will be the easiest day...

sstrams73June 23, 2022 02:35PM

  Gonna be a tough road but remember....

Ramgator67June 23, 2022 03:45PM

  Yeah, it could have been so much worse..

sstrams77June 23, 2022 03:51PM

  I heard a rumor there was LOTS of drama shooting "The Perfect Storm".

Ramgator79June 24, 2022 02:47AM

  Don't know about that, but how they filmed it was brilliant..

sstrams139June 24, 2022 04:54AM

  How is the day after going?? nm

Ramgator45June 24, 2022 07:10AM

  She won't move...

sstrams129June 24, 2022 09:53AM

  Re: She won't move...

MamaRAMa73June 24, 2022 10:17AM

  My wife said she did..

sstrams75June 24, 2022 10:54AM

  That would seem a normal reaction?

JamesJM76June 24, 2022 10:18AM

  Yeah, that does seem to be..

sstrams132June 24, 2022 10:55AM

  Is the non movement ok? To be expected (By the Vet?)

Ramgator129June 24, 2022 11:03AM

  Well, vet said..

sstrams71June 24, 2022 02:03PM

  With the Fire Dept, I have responded to PEOPLE who had recent knee operations.

Ramgator73June 25, 2022 05:08AM

  She walked the length of the hallway today..

sstrams136June 25, 2022 06:28AM

  ZERO rambling! nm

Ramgator37June 25, 2022 07:59AM

  As opposed to WWII: Zeros scrambling! nm

sstrams38June 25, 2022 08:22AM

  Uh............YES! nm LOL

Ramgator37June 25, 2022 08:42AM

  First day working from home..

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