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

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Tender Moment Between Man And His Sick Dog

After learning water was therapeutic for Schoep's condition and helped him to sleep, John Unger began taking his beloved pet to the lake to make him comfortable.
Easing the pain of his dying arthritic dog 19-years after saving him as a puppy. Schoep is a 19-year-old shepherd mix with painful arthritis. He was 8 months old when Unger rescued him and named him after a popular ice cream brand in southern Wisconsin, The dog has trouble sleeping at night, because of the arthritic pain, so Unger, who lives outside of Bayfield, Wis., started bringing Schoep into the water in Lake Superior to soothe his bones ..
Every night Schoep falls asleep in Unger's arms.
"I just want to do whatever I can for this dog because he basically saved me after a break up with a girlfriend, I owe him that.."