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KDKH

I love and live with lots of animals. I'm a believer in equality, spirituality, metaphysics, and a new perspective. See my blogs: peacewithmylife.com and DefiningOurReality.com or my business site, EmbersOfLife.com.

It’s Getting Lush Around Here!

We seem to be always living on the cusp of – or in the midst of – drought, until this year. We had far-above average snows this winter and the spring rain has been unexpectedly plentiful. Rather than the usual harsh temperatures, the weather has been quite moderate. […]

immature blackberry

Hope Abounds Everywhere I Look

Nothing says hope like a garden! We plant, not knowing if we will be here to harvest. We plant, not knowing if they will make it through the many hazards for plant life here, including untimely snow, drought, scalding heat, insects, and dogs. There are so many ways […]

Cockatoo

Alpha Take-Down

Our Goffin’s Cockatoo, Sugar, is everything you’d expect in a pack’s alpha male. He is forceful, bossy, and expects everyone to obey him. A visiting dog has challenged our Alpha and totally took him down. Sugar loves to tease the dogs. He also enjoys feeding them with the […]

books on a shelf

Books for Defining Our Reality

Books have always been a driving force in my life. I got my first library card at age 3 and have been going to the library ever since. While I was in law school, I had no time for pleasure reading, but I discovered audiobooks to listen to […]

Goffin's Cockatoo

Alpha Male

Sugar is now the alpha male of our blended flock/pack. Most of our pets are female, but two of the parrots are male. Of course, Sugar thinks he has ruled the roost for years, and he is relieved that we finally recognize his dominance. He is quite the […]

great horned owl

Fledgling!

We took our first dog walk of the spring this week. We looked for the owls in February and didn’t see them. By the time we returned to the nest, the owlets were fledging and ready to fly! We only spotted one at the nest; Mom was in […]

gray cat jade plant

Mystic

I’ve struggled now for over a week, and I just don’t know how to break the news. Four days after Jazz died last week, Mystic died, too. It was quite unexpected, and the veterinarian could not explain how she got the illness that was too much for her. […]

dog on a walk

Best Performance Review Ever

All my pets have a job to do. Having a purpose helps everyone, and pets are no exception. Some pets need an assigned purpose, while others know their job from the moment they enter the household. Jazz was like that. He reported his job to me, not the […]