Battle of the Bugs and Pests

When I was growing up, insects allowed me to be entertained for many hours. I would watch them, look at their lives as they busily went about their tasks, ants at first, then many others ending I think with spiders, especially the Tarantulas. I had several as pets much to the displeasure of my mother…

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Animals and Pets

My wife and I live in Northern Mindanao since I retired back in 2013. A big change for me, not so for Katleen, Pets and animals have been a part of most of my life. Living in California as a child and adult I had dogs, cats, fish for pets and even tried a hamster…

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A Good Dog

Snoopy, finding the shade

“A good dog is so much a nobler beast than an indifferent man, that one sometimes gladly exchanges the society of one for that of the other.” (William Francis Butler) We’ve known all along that the planned menagerie at our ranch would include a dog.  Once we were here to stay, folks took note of…

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Cold summer so far in Alaska

Yummy berries are everywhere

Alaska is Cold this Year Different from when I was here last year Since arriving here in King Cove, I’ve been trying to walk as much as I can with my boys, Aaron and Jared. I try to do my routine walk here even it’s cold. It’s supposed to be summer weather here but the…

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It’s Difficult to be a Dog in the Philippines!

Dogs Life

I’ve always been a dog lover my entire life. When we moved to the Philippines, I noticed all the dogs on the loose.  It’s Difficult to be a Dog in the Philippines! Wherever you go in the Philippines, province or city, market or subdivision, you will find dogs on the loose. Most of these dogs…

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Aswang, Sharks and Cobras… oh my!

the Aswang  King of Superstition in the Philippines

Aswangs Philippine Superstition is Legendary Leaving sunny, arid California for the Philippines smacked of adventure and excitement, mixed in with a dash of anxiety and on rare occasions, white-knuckled terror. Please keep in mind; I’m 54 with a teenager’s thirst for seeing what’s around the next corner, but an old guy’s reservations keenly aware that…

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