SNN (ScrollingNetworkNews) ✿ ✿ Our Mel and Sydney returned to their nesting box with plenty of bonding occurring..but after 2.5 months of Sydney in the box from Dec 2013 to mid Feb 2014, the lack of prey gifts from Mel ( perhaps due to the severe and historic drought underway in California)and they have forgone the nesting process this year as many other raptors ✿ Compared to other owls of similar size, the Barn Owl has a much higher metabolic rate, requiring relatively more food. Pound for pound, Barn Owls consume more rodents – often regarded as pests by humans – than possibly any other creature. ✿ We remind viewers that sometimes owlets may not survive - the parents will dispose of things in "The Owl Way" -viewer discretion is advised, this is nature and the "Owl way". ✿ ~ ✿ “Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.” ― Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals ✿ Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." ~ E.O. Wilson

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Recess Fun ! I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy!

The result: A hilarious compilation of post-sugar high kids instantly mourning the loss of their Oct. 31 efforts.
US late-night talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel, on Halloween, issued a bold challenge to parents in the US: “Tell your kids you ate all their candy and post the reactions on YouTube”.
Whilst he, and the parents who took him up on the challenge, certainly must have known the reaction would be strong, that it would prove to be so funny was probably unexpected.
For the average American kid, Halloween is possibly the most important nights of the year.
It’s not the chance to dress in cute outfits that will have parents and adults “oohing and aahing” and snapping away “capturing memories” with their smartphones that gets them all worked up, but the expected loot of candy, as Americans call to it.
After an evening’s “hard work” of traipsing up and down a neighbourhood Trick-Or-Treating, the morning clearly dawned for these kids with the delicious prospect of gorging out on candy. They, however, were not prepared to be told “I ate all your candy”.
While there is a lot of crying, there’s also a fair amount of exposition from the kids.
One, when asked if he hadn’t had enough candy the night before, emphatically replies, “NO! I only had like one bite of candy! Are you serious?”
The most memorable line of the entire clip, however, goes to his brother, who exclaims, “You sneaky mom!” Were he a bit older, he may have put it differently.