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Country Mouse Monday: meditation for animal-nerds

Yesterday was one of those days that made me feel like I was finally home. I've been physically home from Paris since Friday night, but yesterday made me feel like I had finally landed home in my own skin after an absence longer than my trip to France.

I love, love, love summer when it begins but by August a weariness sets in, a kind of heat-fatigue that makes a crepuscular being of me. 

But yesterday? Yesterday scooped me up and took me straight home.

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listening to my own heart sing: owls

credit: Hungry Owl ProjectMaybe you have these, too -- things that just make your heart sing.  

They can be little things or big things, but I bet you know what they are. It's that stuff that lights you up, that you wish you had more time for, that maybe should have been your life's work.

That's me with animals.

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Country Mouse Monday: other joys of this life

photo: Hungry Owl ProjectBesides farming, living in this paradise offers such a bounty of opportunities to get into the wild, to be around other animals. It's something I'm grateful for every single day.

A day that includes animals is always a good day.

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defrosted brown mice and ladders

credit: Lorri GongIt's the little things, I guess.

This afternoon after work, just a few steps out the door of my office, a former Mammalogy and Herpetology classmate will be showing me how to feed owls.

YES, this makes my heart sing.

And yes, it also involves defrosted brown mice and ladders. Only the ladders part of that sentence gives me a little pause. 

Defrosted brown mice? No probs.

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