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

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sanctuary One at Double Oak Farm -- a care farm

Happy and Hope, two Gray Back geese who were rescued from a home where they were forced to live in a rusty metal cage, were adopted yesterday. They went to a nice place with a pond that was already home to a gander named Toulouse, age 23, who was alone and mourning for his deceased mate of 17 years. Toulouse was depressed and sitting next to his mate's grave, calling loudly to the sky. His prayers have been answered. When Happy and Hope arrived at their new home, Toulouse started honking softly and walked right over to greet them.
All three have been inseparable ever since.