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Cocoa Update

She didn’t last long. Cocoa got her forever home quickly. Our best to her.

Good luck, Cocoa!

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Kaci’s doppelganger

The peeps had 2 places to go. The first appointment finished very early and they already built in extra time in between the two in case the first one went longer than expected. So they had time to kill.They did what any of us pet bloggers would do, they went to PetSmart. It wasn’t just any PetSmart, but the one that is a 2 minute walk from PetSmart’s corporate headquarters. This is where they adopted Kali in 2014. Of course, they had to inspect the adoptables. They got a shock.

Here is Kaci who replaced Kenzie in 2012 and was a rescue.

Now look at Cocoa, one of the adoptables

The peeps are going to keep an eye on Cocoa to make certain that she finds a home and if she doesn’t the peeps will make certain that she does.

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A better mousetrap

Every morning the peeps and pups take a stroll around the back yard. As the rag-tag crew went by the pepper tree

they noticed something curious.

It was a harmless (to peeps and pups) king snake. Seeing that the pups would get breakfast after returning to the house, it was breakfast time all over.

The snake was polishing off a mouse. You can see the mouse’s hind claws not in the snake already. It didn’t take long to finish the job.

and the mouse was toast (without butter) and was nothing but a memory and a bulge in the snake. After the meal, the snake went up the tree.

Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.

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Earth to Bunny

It was 118F 48C here yesterday. As usual, the wildlife has to cope, including this bunny who was after the flowers as the next meal

I hate to clue you in, little fella, but those are plastic flowers.

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Harness races

Welcome, sports fans. It’s time for harness racing. The field today has as its favorite, Kali

and second favorite, Kaci

It is now post time—–and they’re off!

Uh oh. Kali spots a lizard and the lizard ran into the rosemary bush

Kaci spots a rabbit

The race is over and we have a  winner. It’s

OK, I cheated because I flew. It was lucky (unlucky for me) that there were no male birds on the course. One of these days, I’ll get really lucky.

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How much is that Doggy in the Window?

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Rub it in, why dontcha?

Well, I did lay my second egg of the season but it won’t hatch either because there’s no male. All the other birds are busy with kids and I don’t have any. Look at this:

Can you see the young roadrunner to the left of the tree? SQUAAAAWK!

I’ve been told that the young roadrunners are the fastest, even faster than their parents because the young ones can’t read yet and that includes the speed limit signs.