Sunday, May 19, 2013

Wildlife In Town...

Quote for the Day:
"Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals 'love' them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more."
~Edwin Way Teale 

You just never know what you will see in our backyard.  We live "in town", but our property backs up to undeveloped land.   (Well...there are 2 sets of railroad tracks back there, but other than that, it's undeveloped.)   Just past the railroad tracks is the Tygart River...not very wide and not very deep...but a river, nonetheless.  

In our backyard, it's not uncommon to see deer, skunks, ground hogs, squirrels, snakes, moles, and today...a turtle.

Andy was out mowing the lawn, when he found this little guy who was obviously "lost".  We took him to the back of the property line and put him in the brush, hoping he'll find his way back to the river.  

The markings on his shell look like hieroglyphics to me.  Or Native American symbols.  

Back inside the house, we have this "wild" animal...

Ginger got a new stuffed animal today, so she immediately had to show it who's the boss!  LOL She takes her stuffed animals or ropes and shakes them back and forth in her mouth.  Then she brings them to you and plays "keep away".  As soon as you go to grab it she pulls it just out of your reach.  :)  She will also take her bed and shake it back and forth like she does the toys.  I guess she's "fluffing" it!  LOL

She has shaken this animal so hard that her collar has turned around and the tag has flipped around to the to top of her neck instead of underneath where it normally hangs!  LOL

I can tell you that this Boston Terrier is one SPOILED dog!  But I love her and she brings so much happiness to my day.  After Andy gets out of bed in the morning, she jumps on the bed and snuggles up beside me and sleeps with me till I get up.  I've come to look forward to snuggling with her in the mornings.  It's a great way to start the day!



  1. Sounds like my Sophia and Gracie Lu! Too darn cute!

    1. Because of you, now when Ginger isn't obeying, I call her "Ginger Lu"!!! LOL

      Tell Sophia and Gracie that Ginger barks "hi" to them.