When I drove into the yard a few days ago, Chippy was sitting on a rock. I hadn't seen her since last September when she went into hibernation. She came running up to me as soon as she saw me. I was fully prepared with peanuts in my pockets. I sat down on the ground and she jumped into my lap and took a nut from me. It's wonderful to know she's alive and thriving for another summer. This makes summer number 6!
By the next morning, all my wild critters came to me. I saw Albert & Alberta, Half-Tail, Little One (all chipmunks), my birds, and Jasper, Chippy's offspring, a golden mantled ground squirrel.
Below: Albert & Alberta
My birds go on hikes with me sometimes. I always carry some treats for them in case they show up. On my first hike, two of them (mates) followed me. They usually go half way and then catch me on my return to the cabin and fly back from tree to tree alongside me as I walk.
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I visited the Tiger Temple in Thailand & later found out it is under investigation for tiger trafficking and animal abuse. Read full story. In 2015 it was raided. More than 100 tigers and protected bird species in Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, popularly known as the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi province were impounded by authorities following complaints that the temple was alleged to engage in illegal wildlife trading.
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Read about life in the woods with Chippy & the crew...
What greater atrocity is there on this planet than to sell a human life and brutally force him or her into a life in the sex trade or endless labor?
And how dare we abuse, kill and traffic animals in the name of profit... in the name of anything for any reason!