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Just Like Us…

Animals seek companionship, once their needs for food, shelter and safety are met. Just like us. Yes, we’re unique—St. Thomas Aquinas called us animal-angel hybrids (although clearly fallen)–but not in our need for companionship. During times of isolation (like, say, … Continue reading

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Adorable Junk

“One person’s junk is another person’s treasure.” Especially if the other person is a sculptor. It’s astonishing how many junk-scrap-found object-spare parts sculptors there are in the world. But they all have one thing in common: they see robots, flying … Continue reading

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Addicted to Animals

“Hello, my name is Mitch Teemley and I’m addicted to animals.” It’s true, if I had a spare life I’d spend it working with and caring for critters. There’s so much more to them than we realize. The “did-you-knows?” are … Continue reading

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O 2 B a Child

There’s a sentimental notion that children are better storytellers than adults. They aren’t. They’re better believers. Adults tell stories, but children live them. Because they understand what we’ve forgotten: that the things we imagine are just as real as the … Continue reading

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Insectopia!

When I was a kid, I found the world’s biggest, hairiest spider in the gutter in front of my house! I should have left her alone, but I didn’t. I poked her with a stick, and then watched in horror … Continue reading

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Knock, Knock…

…Who’s There? A little owl lived in an oak The more he saw the less he spoke The less he spoke the more he heard Why can’t we be like that wise little bird? ~Mid-19th Century (Author Unknown) “Therefore, beloved, … Continue reading

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Quirky Critters

This is my atonement for last-week’s shiver-inducing montage of Monsters in Our Midst, real creatures that are particularly scary-looking, although many are, in fact, quite harmless (tadpole, anyone?). I now offer this companion gallery of real creatures that–while unabashedly quirky–are … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

I ♥ Vermin (but They Don’t ♥ Me) Dictionary.com defines vermin as “small animals that are troublesome to man.” Bunnies, raccoons, foxes, chipmunks…they’re all vermin. But, aww, I mean, just look at ‘em! Heck, I even think rats are cute. … Continue reading

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Animals: What are They Thinking?

Have you ever wondered what animals are thinking? More than we realize, actually (see facts after pics below). What’s up with these guys? (Click on any image to enlarge, or to start slide show) Did you know that… Cats imitate … Continue reading

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Bears!

When I think of summer, I think of bears. Nearly every summer when I was a kid we’d visit Sequoia National Park, and every visit had its bear absurdities: Like the bear that broke into a nearby camper’s Volkswagen and … Continue reading

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