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Amazing chickadees adapt as temperature drops

2020 03 15 chickadees

            By David Hawke -- So, how's your code? Ma ed id still pugged up, bud at lead ma node had topped running, foe adwhile endyway. Seems everbody I knowd god a sore troat, hed code, or duh flu. Yuck.

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Sociable Spike could add magic to your life

2020 03 12 Spike

Spike is a wonderful bearded dragon who is needs a new family to care for him.

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Mourning doves already nesting

2020 03 07 doves

By David Hawke -- As I shovelled the snow off the deck once again, moaning and groaning sounds seemed to echo throughout our valley. But this time they weren’t coming from me (I’ve learned to moan and groan silently elsewise someone near and dear to me will suggest I go see the family doctor). No, this time the sounds were coming from the nearby grove of pine trees, and hearing this call actually made me happy.

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Mouse-savvy home needed for two little sweeties

2020 03 05 mice

Two cute little mice are looking for a new home.

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UPDATE: ADOPTED Jose still looking for her perfect person

2020 03 02 josie

Jose has been with us here at Furry Friends for 163 days. That’s a pretty significant portion of her 1.5 year old life that she has spent waiting for her own special person!

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Voracious, venomous, creepy critter

2020 03 01 scutigera

What has 30 rather long legs, runs like greased lightning, is only a couple inches long at best, eats living prey, has venom in its mouth, is able to climb walls, shuns the light, and lives in your house? A character from a Stephen King horror novel? Nope, guess again.

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UPDATE: ADOPTED! Energetic Tyson wants play and treats

2020 02 27 Tyson

Hi, I’m Tyson.

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Love is in the air for great horned owls

2020 02 23 owlnestBy David Hawke -- The wind rattles bare branches and damp coldness fills the night air.

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Purr-fect pair of sweet, loving siblings

2020 02 20 kahlua and cali

If you are looking for a sweet, loving and very affectionate pair of sibling felines, this is the purr-fect pair!

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UPDATE: ADOPTED Survivor with a heart of gold

2020 02 18 DonnieDonnie is a wonderful, one-of-a-kind kitty.

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What lurks beyond the patio's glow?

2020 02 16 nightsky

By David Hawke -- A few evenings ago there appeared in the night sky a wonderfully lit half moon, surrounded by the sparkle and glint of thousands of stars. While standing outside in the new fallen snow I immediately went back (in my memories) to a similar night years ago when I had been asked by a local resort to take their weekend guests on a wintertime evening hike.

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Groundhog Day is a silly excuse for a winter celebration

2020 02 08 groundhog By David Hawke -- As you may recall, dear and faithful reader, about a decade ago I proposed a halt to this silly thing called Groundhog Day.

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Mystery winter visitor

2020 02 01 butterfly

By David J. Hawke -- Those of us who seek out nature either for pleasure or for business are often hard-pressed to discover something new during the winter months. Migration and hibernation took most species away from view, and the few critters that remain visible become, after a time, "same old-same old". Maybe a new bird will show up at the feeder, but this season is nothing like the late spring-early summer overwhelming rush of blooming flowers and singing birds.

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Sweet Lasagna is a social butterfly

2020 01 30 Lasagna

How sweet is Lasagna?

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Local history, naturally

2020 01 27 nathistoryBy David Hawke -- When one stops to think about the history of an area, the usual first impression is of the people who populated the landscape and the results of their efforts.

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Snowy owls often photographed to death

2020 01 20 owl.brush

By David Hawke -- The provincial bird emblem for Quebec is the snowy owl, and there are a number of them hanging around southern Ontario this winter. That's okay for them to be here, as 'our' provincial icon, the common loon, frequents La Belle Province quite a bit in the summer months. Bit of a trade off.

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UPDATE: ADOPTED Some bunny to love for Valentine's!

2020 0 16 Gomez

Happy Valentine's Day! 

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Scottie has become quite the cuddly fellow

2020 01 14 scottie

How much do our volunteers love our cats? Here's one of several cartoons that was drawn by Furry Friends Animal Shelter volunteer Serena of some of the long-time residents at the animal rescue centre in Barrie.

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Many ways of adapting to winter

2020 01 11 hibernate

By David Hawke -- The shortest day of the year is in December and the coldest days are in February, but the month with the most short, cold days is certainly January.

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UPDATE: ADOPTED! This female pair needs rat-savvy home together

2020 011 freddy queen

Queen and Freddy are hoping to find a home together.

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