The Cimarron 2016

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Dogs of the Taos Pueblo

On October 1, 2016, we visited the Taos Pueblo reservation.  These dogs were different than house dogs, somewhat dull they seem, tired and bedraggled.  They were not fluent in human language or communication and seemed to just exist on the fringes, eking out whatever comforts they could find for themselves. At night, we could hear them…

White Tiger: The Color of Controversy

Originally posted on Doc Antle's Tiger Tales:
Royal White Bengal Tiger ©Rare Species Fund White Tigers are NOT Genetically Defective There is no evidence of a genetic defect inherent in the white color variant of the Royal White Bengal Tiger, notwithstanding the erroneous claims to the contrary by the Humane Society of the United States…

Palm Oil: Heart of Darkness

Originally posted on Doc Antle's Tiger Tales:
©Rare Species Fund The Horror of Palm Oil Production Fires raging across much of Borneo and Sumatra devour vast amounts of Indonesian rainforest. These fires which are now out of control, are believed to have been set intentionally by companies seeking to clear land for the lucrative…

Great Expectations

I accidentally bought a stallion in December.  Not just any horse, he’s the kind of horse that little girls ride in their dreams at night.  I wake up in the morning counting down the minutes before I can ride him again. I am a student of dressage, and I train with close friends of more than a dozen years now, Kim…

Snakes Have Value

“Oh! I understand you very well,” said the little prince. “But why do you always speak in riddles?” “I solve them all,” said the snake. And they were both silent. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le Petit Prince Snakes have value. Whether you fear them, love them or simply respect them, they never fail to inspire, or…

He’s Back

“Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.”   ~ T. S. Eliot He’s back.  The entire month of July was spent in Addison’s purgatory with Djingo.  I was sure he would die this time.  On Wednesday he seemed to turn a corner and began to eat some cooked barley and chicken.  I was…

My Letter to Djingo . . .

“And I believe that angels breathe; And that love will live on and never leave.”  ~ Josh Groban Thursday.  Right now, you are sleeping at the foot of my bed, so weak tonight that I had to carry you up the stairs.  So weak that you could not take your tablets and I had to dribble…

Say NO to the Overuse of Antibiotics in Animal Feed!

Did you know that 80% of the antibiotics made are used in livestock feed? Conventional feedlot animals are given antibiotics every day of their lives, primarily to enhance growth. This encourages the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This misguided practice has created a global threat to human health. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is seeking…

Shelter Dogs, Purebreds, Westminster Kennel Club and Pedigree Dog Food

Westminster Kennel Club held its 136th annual dog show in Madison Square Gardens on February 13-14, 2012.  Amid the extensive press coverage of the event and the Best in Show winning Pekingese, much hullabaloo was covered by the press and in editorials regarding Westminster Kennel Club’s repudiation of its 24-year sponsor, Pedigree dog foods, because Pedigree’s…