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We’re a bit sad at our house these days, we just learned that our dog Willow has cardiomyopathy.  This is the same “fatal” disease that I made a spontaneous recovery from almost 8 years ago, so I am holding out some hope.  Of course I’m cooking for her, and we’ve added some supplements to her diet.  The cardiomyopathy combined with her pre-existing chronic lung disease is a tough combination, so please send her some love.


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We have a yard full of baby birds right now, and I spent the last few days trying to find a cardinal’s nest. Finally, Lily and I spied enough on the parents to locate this little baby who had jumped out of the nest, and spent the afternoon having flying lessons. Each time we got a little too close to the baby, both Mama and Papa charged us.

***Edited to add:  if you came across this post because you’ve found a baby cardinal on the ground…it’s probably fine, and the parents are nearby feeding it and teaching it to fly.  Many birds spend several days on the ground before they begin to fly.   If you really think it is in danger, you can gently move it.  (the mother won’t abandon it).  If you think it is injured, call the local Audubon Society to put you in touch with someone who can help.

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