No Doggy Door at Night for a while

UPDATE Number 1: Our mixed up friend, Heather Carter, won yesterday. She got about 38% and her 2 opponents got 31% each. She runs in the final in early November. There may be more updates to come.



The latest I’ve heard is that Carter will win and Carter won’t win. For those interested, Ducey beat Bennett.


UPDATE number 2:

We found out that our little buddy, Karma is a Sonoran Desert Toad. That means that she’s poisonous but only if ingested. Now Kaci and I wouldn’t do that to Karma, but Kali…..



Last night while He was at work, Kali was in the dog run which is just on the other side of the doggy door just under the window:


She was trying to get to a tarantula (we have our own species, the New River rust rump) who made the mistake of wandering into the run.



We’re closing off the run at night so she won’t encounter the spider. No, it’s not to protect Kali-the spider is harmless and we love our tarantulas-it’s to protect the spider from that relentless hunter, Kali. Tarantula season ends in October when the weather turns colder although some hang around to participate in the Halloween festivities, they feel that they belong in them. Then they go into a hole and hibernate.

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I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

43 comments on “No Doggy Door at Night for a while

  1. We love your Toad and the TRANTULA TOO.. It is so NICE of you to pawtect the spider.

  2. I’m so happy your are protecting the spider. They do way more good than most people or pooches realize.

    Have a woof woof day. My best to your nice mom. 🙂

  3. Your better than i am, I’m not a fan of Bugs or spiders of any kind.that. Im sure they appreciated your protecting them


  4. We need to close our dog door because of a little terrierizer who likes to run out at 3am and bark at anything that moves BUT we can not because Shaggy the cat will pound on it so he can go out and hunt trash. Interesting times at our house. Isn’t it nice to live with all that ‘wildlife’?!
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  5. Those signs crack me up. Politics are always quite the circus act.

  6. It’s not Kali’s fault if you have a suicidal tarantula…just sayin’.

  7. We don’t like any bugs and would you know several Carolina wolf spiders have been spotted in my state. Why those are the size of your hand and venomous! I think they should move out to your state.
    Sweet William The Scot

  8. Yeah, yeah, yeah, they might be good for the peeps, butts that doesn’t stop Ma from FREAKIN’ out when she sees them!!! She HATES spiders!!! She would rather have a 10 ft. snake on her than a spider!! Yuk!!! Ewwwwwwwwe!!!
    I, on the other hand, likes eatin’ them. Though, I thinks that one would be just a little too hairy on the tongue..just sayin’
    Ruby ♥

  9. Dangerous frogs and big ass spiders, no thanks you can keep them.

    Aroo to you,

  10. Ya’s got some interestin stuff. All we’s got is da normal skwerrils and bunnies. And lizards too – me and Finn ain’t too interested in dem, but da cats luv messin wif em.

  11. I thought it was the toads with the white behind their ears???

    Thanks for looking out for the little tarantula guy.

  12. Over here we have the Hawaiian Barking Spider which has a whole other method of attack.

  13. Oh dear Kali…perhaps you should consider sending her to a Young Ladies Finishing School maybe then she’ll develop a more discerning palate?
    Wally & Sammy

  14. OMD you have some weird little critters over there. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  15. Kali, please stay away from that toad… you will spit foam like a fire extinguisher and the vet gives you a pill and your dad gets a bill (both taste sour, specially when you lick on that toad the next day again). btw: thanks for the information about the tarantulas, seems my mom will not enter AZ not until november. Otherwise I feel sorry for your Tarantulas, because she would scream that the poor spider-guy gets a hearing loss :o)

  16. We have poisonous toads here too but thankfully no tarantulas! Eeek!

  17. That, Karma, is a real gem. So is Kali. So is Kaci. SO ARE YOU ROOOOOOO! I’m not fond of spiders.

  18. I found out where that amphibian lived!

    Yeah, there was a sign in his driveway…”Frog Parking Only – All Others Will Be Toad.”

    Snorf, snorf.

  19. I don’t understand how you can raise and cut taxes at the same time… send the tarantula after her! 😛

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