Friday Blaque List 29

What I’m…

DOING

Perching high up in a tree in the woods, dry leaves swirling around me like confetti. The branches form an uncomfortable V around my butt, but this particular perch gives an incredible panoramic view of the forest.

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Photo: Sylver Blaque

I love writing & watching wildlife from up here – for as long as my butt can take it!

No wildlife-watching today, however. Have the goobies with me. 🙂

Mally‘s  jumping around & up in the air, trying to catch swirling leaves. But MegaDeath is yowling back at the wind, as if to say, “Yes, Mother Nature, I hear you. Now hear THIS!”

Nope, no wildlife-watching with the goobies around! 🙄

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Photo: Sylver Blaque / Mally & MegaDeath

Have 2 other foster-goobies this week: Apache & Soldier. They’re twins (well, 2 of sextups, actually), the only survivors of a murderous ex-owner who killed their siblings, one by one.

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Friday Blaque List 28

What I’m…

WEARING

Bat piss & guano.

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It’s in my hair, on my shoulders, splattered across the back of my neck, and God knows where else.

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WHY

We’re rescuing a colony of bats that got trapped in someone’s attic, and pooping is an animal’s fight or flight response to being captured.

But guess what?

It’s part of our fight or flight response, as well.

It’s why sometimes people get so scared they pee on themselves. Like my coworker just did because he’s never seen so many bats in person. I won’t talk about how hilarious it was to see his reaction when they all started flying around, grazing his head.

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He’s in the van now, cowering.

Men. 🙄

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Wet Mosquitoes Are Gremlins, Too

gathering-on-backyard-deckAh, summer!

Hot, lazy days. Warm, cozy nights on the deck.

Except when it rains.

Because after a rain, your evening/weekend deck paradise morphs into Mozzy-ville.

Starring you as the town pariah…your flesh the target of every self-respecting mozzy in the community.

Are you scratching yet?

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Illuminating Blogger Award

I’ve won the Illuminating Blogger Award!

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How deliciously appropriate to be nominated by C.J. at Food Stories for this wonderful food-for-thought award.

Thank you, C.J.! 🙂

If you haven’t checked out her blog, you really should. It’s a scrumdillyicious foodie ride through all things yummy!

For this award, I must share 1 random thing about myself.

Okay, um…

Well, I wish I lived in a jungle.

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And I do mean’ jungle‘ in every sense of the word.

A deep, dense, green rainforest bursting at the seams with wildlife. No walls, no floors, no roof. Just a banana leaf lean-to with a mound of soft moss to sleep on…

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Animals Are People, Too

When we teach our children to love animals, we are teaching them to appreciate, respect  and have empathy for other God-given forms of life.

Empathy is key.

It’s harder to hurt, maim, or kill when you have learned to develop feelings for all forms of Life.

And just see how adorable this lesson can be!

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Stay Away From the Human Monkey, Honey!

Just saw this & had to share it!

Playtime Stopped By Gorilla Mom

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Hilarious!

This comment captioned the video on Quora, where I originally found it:

“Animals: What does this clip tell us about great apes?

I’m not sure if I am reading too much into this but it appears that the mother gorilla doesn’t want her child socializing with the rowdy little monkey.”
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Adorable! (both kids!)
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Booty-Licious

You know how when a kid’s nose gets congested…

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a parent will use her own mouth to suck out the snot?

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[I don’t have kids, so excuse me while I projectile vomit]

Animal mothers lick snot too, right after giving birth, in order to make sure mucus isn’t clogging their newborn’s nostrils.

But they also perform a similar vomit-inducing act – to the other end.

Mouth…poop.

I know.

Two words that should remain as far away from each other as possible.

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