The Animals To Whom I belong

Thursday, September 18, 2008

My first animal friend cont.

When we were not playing with squirrels or dodging moose our attention would turn to the sky. Daily, dad took me out to watch the eagles hunt on the river near our house. Imagine living before Bald eagles become so dangerously close to extinction. Eagles by he dozens could be seen perched on top of... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My first animal friends cont.

The moose around our place provided hours of entertainment and danger for a small girl as well. One in particular was always there. Junior. For some reason our garden seemed to be his habitat of choice. Dad spent one entire day chasing him far back into the mountains behind our house only to... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My first animal friends cont

Fish were plentiful in Alaska and when the freezer became too full Dad and I would select some special ones and head for the Alligator Swamp. There were, of course, no alligators in Alaska but the backwash from the river formed something similar to a swamp and the kids felt that the logs floating in... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 15, 2008

My first animal friends cont.

The second that squirrel grabbed that peanut my life changed or maybe began. My life path was set and I started down it with an enthusiasm that has never wavered. Having acres of Alaskan wilderness as my back yard I soon had several squirrels as my constant companions. Billy brought home Suzie and... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

My first animal friends

"Stay still, stay quiet, now don't move. Here he comes." I could feel the sharp edge of the wood chopping block cut into my legs, but I didn't move, not even to breath. I must not. My fathers voice spoke softly from behind me at the edge of the house. "Here he comes, easy now." My hand seemed heavy... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Heroic Horses

Until I was about nine years old, I was a daddy's girl. When that started to change thankfully I had horses. When the atmosphere started to cool at home I would ask to go to the horse pasture. Permission was never refused and out the door I'd go. I would then spend hours with my five horse's,... Sign in to see full entry.

Heroic Horses

Until I was about nine years old, I was a daddy's girl. When that started to change thankfully I had horses. When the atmosphere started to cool at home I would ask to go to the horse pasture. Permission was never refused and out the door I'd go. I would then spend hours with my five horse's,... Sign in to see full entry.

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