My Featured Blogger this week is Kit Troyer, a former news reporter and defense attorney, now a blogger and stay-at-home dad. There’s something very compelling about Kit’s writing. Maybe it’s the skills honed as a reporter and defense attorney. Or maybe it’s simply the fact that he’s a gifted communicator who cares deeply about the issues and people (or, in this case animals) he writes about.
I woke up around 4:30am today to the sight of an owl swooping into the branches above me and taking away a rat, which protested loudly as it departed from the branches and from this life.
It was a shocking development, especially after my recent reappraisal of the rats in my backyard. But it was also fascinating. The owl, huge and gray, vanished as quickly as it arrived. It cleared the lemon tree and the oleander hedges, and flew into the darkness with the squeaking rodent.
I have spent the last 10 weeks sleeping outdoors with my dog Boomer.
People would ask, ‘You’re not in a tent? You’re just out in the open?’
No tent, just a mattress, pillow, and blanket. And Boomer beside me.
How was it?
In a word, glorious. Once Boomer realized that I was in it for the long haul, that I wasn’t sneaking away after…
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