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Pit Bull Mom I recently read a great post "What's it like to own a Pit Bull?"  by, Good Karma Canine. And I felt the need ...

Friday, August 19, 2016

Heat Exhaustion In Dogs

Heat Exhaustion In Dogs.

Dante and Ziva love living in Southern Oregon, the issue we've been having though is temperature. We aren't outside enough to have really adapted yet, so we run fast between air conditioned destinations and from the car to the river.


Recently a friend of mine experienced heat exhaustion with one of her dogs so I thought it would be a good time to address the issue.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Pucker Up Buttercup! Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

"Pucker up buttercup!"  ~ Dante


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Wings.

Gone to the birds.

We recently visited the High Desert Museum located in Bend, OR. What great place! My favorite of course was the raptor center and we had to see their show while we were their. If you ever have a chance to visit this great place you should go! Raptors that are injured in the wild and can no longer survive on their own are taken here for rehabilitation and to help educate the public.

This gorgeous Golden Eagle for example was accidentally hit by a car, he has been rehabilitated with loving care and since he can no longer fly more than short stretches, has joined the High Desert Museum's Raptor program to help educate the public about habitat protection and to introduce people to a gorgeous native species that many people otherwise don't think much about.

Most people recognize the Bald Eagle because of it's national status, but the Golden Eagle is North America's largest bird of prey and can dive up to 150 mph! 

Other fun facts?
- These birds mate for life and love to nest in cliff sides.

- Females laying anywhere from 1 - 4 eggs that the male helps to sit on an incubate. 

- They like to eat fish, birds, small mammals such as ground squirrels and rabbits, but they've also been known to take down small deer!


Another favorite bird of mine that we saw was a Barn Owl, people need to be educated that when they use poisonous baits on rats and mice they affect their local raptor population. Barn Owls and other raptors eat the poisoned mouse/rat and then also die.

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