Tag Archives: creatures great and small

I’ve Come Home to Roost

Budgerigar We’ve never had birds in our house before (at least, in my memory). Now we have three. This one is the quieter one, the other two, of a different breed, make a lot of noise. (I may not be … Continue reading

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We are One with All Creation

My Octopus Teacher (2020) As a documentary, this little film is perfect. From our usual limited perspective (meaning, on dry land), we presume to be the Masters of the Universe. But, underwater, we are just observers, normally. Welcome to a … Continue reading

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Is the Social Experiment of Planet Earth Coming to an End?

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (1971) This post has been prompted by an article about the real life experiment that inspired this story. The parallels between rats and human society is uncanny. But it also hints at what … Continue reading

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We Set a Trap for a Rat and Caught…

A Field Mouse But he wasn’t dead when I went to inspect the rat trap, this morning. His back half was under the snap bar, and he was struggling to get loose. I felt awful for him. To put him … Continue reading

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Latest Creature to Join Our Garden

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Red Squirrel: Take Off, Eh

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You Dirty Rat!

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Close Encounter of a Smelly Kind!

BeBe came face-to-face with an intruder in our garden at 11:30 last night. I don’t think she’d ever seen a skunk before in her twelve years of urban life. She barked at the little guy, and fortunately when she lunged … Continue reading

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Chinese Dragon (in Miniature)

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